90 Year Old Thomas Maine Among 10 Record Setters at Final Day of Masters Nationals

Photo Courtesy: Diann Bauer via Facebook

There were ten more short course yards national record setting times in the final day of action at the 2016 US Masters Championships. The men dominated the record board today, setting eight of the new marks.

Thomas Maine touched in 8:37.61, taking nearly 30 seconds off his own 90-94 year old 400 IM national record this morning.

Charlotte Davis continued her national record setting streak, stopping the clock at 5:35.85 in the women’s 65-69 age group, well under the two month old record of 5:48.15 in the 400 IM. Kathy Slifer obliterated the 10 year old 70-74 year old age division’s national record. Her time of 6:15.30 was 25 seconds under the old mark of 6:40.92.

Lawrence Day also set another national mark this weekend, finishing in 4:56.46, just under his own 65-69 year old national mark in the 400 IM.

The Olympic Club’s Andrew SaetaJonathan LeopoldJason Dunford, and Kevin Ferguson beat the men’s 25 and up 200 medley relay record with a 1:38.48.

All of the 200 freestyle records stayed on the books.

Bruce Kone set a 55-59 year old’s national record in the 50 butterfly with his 24.00. In the 200 backstroke, Nicolas Granger tied the national mark with his 1:53.97 for the 45-49 year olds. Tom Barton beat the standard by 5 seconds for the 60-64 year olds, stopping the clock in 2:07.91.

Robert Strand touched in 1:09.47 to set the national standard in the men’s 70-74 year old 100 breaststroke, two seconds under the old record, and 14 seconds ahead of second place. Mike Freshley finished the 75-79 year olds with a 1:16.79, three seconds under the old national mark.

5 Comments

5 comments

  1. Jim Bowser

    I hope I am that healthy@90

  2. Sandra O

    Peter Williams. theres hope for ye yet peter

  3. Peter Williams

    Great to be still at a sport at 90. It’s the Olympics I’m aiming for when I’m his age………

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    Bill V.

    Good swims everyone, but wasn’t it awkward to attend an event in North Carolina after HB2?

Author: Cathleen Pruden

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Cathleen Pruden is a 2016 graduate of Mount Holyoke College and was a four time All-American and a three time Academic All-American for the Lyons. She grew up swimming in and has also coached in Raleigh, North Carolina. Currently she is the Assistant Coach at Bowdoin College.

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