Sarasota YMCA Masters Reclaim 800 Free Relay World Record

Photo Courtesy: Mike Carbonaro

The battle between Ventura County Masters and Sarasota YMCA Masters for ownership of the Masters world record in the men’s 800 free relay for the 240-279 age group went to a new level last weekend. Swimming at the Shark Tank Short Course Meters Meet, Sarasota took the record to a new level by breaking a big barrier.

The foursome of Jack Groselle, Rick Walker, Kevin McCormack and Steven Newman posted an 8:52.73 to obliterate the mark of 9:00.30 that Ventura had set last December.

Sarasota relay splits:
Groselle: 2:06.81
Walker: 2:18.50
McCormack: 2:17.08
Newman: 2:10.34

Before Ventura Masters nearly cracked the 9:00 barrier last year, Sarasota had owned the world record with a 9:02.15 from earlier in the year. This is the second world record of 2015 for Groselle and Walker, as they teamed up with Laura Groselle and Nancy Kryka for a world mark in the mixed 800 free relay in the 240-279 age group.

2015 Shark Tank Short Course Meters Masters Meet – Results

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    Glenn Gruber

    The Ventura County Masters 240+ freestyle relay team would like to congratulate the Sarasota team on a very fine swim. Nice job breaking 9:00 guys!

    If we all have a good day, we might get lucky next month.

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