2018 US Masters Nationals Sees 11 More Records Go Down

Photo Courtesy: Ide Takahisa

The 2018 U.S. Masters Swimming (USMS) National Championships meet continued today in Indianapolis, Indiana with a total of 11 USMS records coming down to add to the total of 29 records broken so far throughout the meet.

2018 U.S. Masters National Championships – Day 3 – Results

The second day of the meet saw many of the biggest record breakers from the meet continue to add their name to the record books. Willard Lamb of Oregon continued to shatter records in the 95-99 age group, adding two more records to the incredible seven he has already set over the course of the meet. Lamb reset the 100 free mark he took down going out in the mile on friday, dropping it to 1:37.61, and also added the 50 back to his list with a 53.43.

Christie Hayes of New England Masters also added to her distance records in the 1000 and 1650 free from friday, setting a new 70-74 mark in the 500 free (6:42.57) to open the session. And Laura Val continued on her path of resetting the records in the 65-69 age group, taking down the 100 free (57.88) and 50 back (29.65). That gives Val four records so far over the course of the meet.

You can see a full list of all USMS records set on the third day of the meet below:

Day Three Records

500 Free
Christie Hayes (70-74) – 6:42.57

200 Breaststroke
Carlo Travaini (55-59) – 2:07.80

100 Freestyle

Katarzyna Wilk (25-29) – 48.58
Laura Val (65-69) – 57.88
Willard Lamb (95-99) – 1:37.61

50 Backstroke

Julia Mikota (18-24) – 26.14
Laura Val (65-69) – 29.65
Margaret Toppel (70-74) – 34.60
Clarke Mitchell (85-89) – 38.04
Willard Lamb (95-99) – 53.43

200 Butterfly

David Sims (55-59) – 2:01.59

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Author: James Sica

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James Sica is the Men and Women's Assistant Coach at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has been an assistant coach at CMU in Pittsburgh, PA (2015-2017), a volunteer assistant coach with the Harvard women’s program (2014-2015) and an assistant with the Ithaca College men's program (2012-2014).

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