U.S. Masters Spring Nationals: 23 Records Fall on Day 3 in San Antonio

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Laura Val. Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

Day 3 of the 2022 U.S. Masters Spring National Championships saw a stunning 23 record-setting swims from San Antonio.

Olympian Rick Colella broke two more records, while Erika Braun, Diann Uustal and Laura Val each also added two Masters National Age Group Records. Olympian Josh Prenot was part of the Olympic Club’s relay record as well.

Day 2 recap

  • Erika Braun, North Carolina Masters Swimming: women’s 50-54 100 IM (1:00.21)
  • Karlyn Pipes, Palm Beach Masters: women’s 60-64 100 IM (1:05.01)
  • Susan Meyers, Sarasota Sharks: women’s 80-84 100 IM (1:41.47)
  • James Fike, Lone Star Masters: men’s 40-44 100 IM (50.65)
  • Rick Colella, Puget Sound: men’s 70-74 100 IM (59.97)
  • Andrew McPherson, Davis Aquatic: men’s 75-79 100 IM (1:08.23)
  • Laura Val, Tamalpais Aquatic Club: women’s 70-74 200 backstroke (2:26.53)
  • Diann Uustal, Sarasota Sharks: women’s 75-79 200 backstroke (2:53.97)
  • Kevin Nead, Rice Aquatic: men’s 35-39 200 backstroke (1:47.68)
  • Chuck Barnes, New England Masters Swim Club: men’s 45-49 200 backstroke (1:51.82)
  • Dan Stephenson, Rose Bowl: men’s 65-69 200 backstroke (2:11.06)
  • Marty Mennen, Indy Aquatic: men’s 85-89 200 backstroke (3:16.44)
  • Katie Glenn, Off Piste Aquatics: women’s 45-49 100 breaststroke (1:04.45)
  • Steve West, Novaquatics: men’s 50-54 100 breaststroke (56.25)
  • David Guthrie, Lone Star: men’s 60-64 100 breaststroke (1:00.64)
  • Rick Colella, Puget Sound: men’s 70-74 100 breaststroke (1:04.95)
  • Douglas Springer, Arizona Masters Swim Club Inc: men’s 75-79 100 breaststroke (1:15.25)
  • Erika Braun, North Carolina: women’s 50-54 50 freestyle (24.19)
  • Laura Val, Tamalpais Aquatic: women’s 70-74 50 freestyle (27.10)
  • Diann Uustal, Sarasota Sharks: women’s 75-79 50 freestyle (30.53)
  • Zachary Fong, New York Athletic Club: men’s 18-24 200 butterfly (1:44.08)
  • Lone Star Masters: 65+ 200 mixed medley relay (1:58.70)
  • The Olympic Club: 25+ 200 mixed medley relay (1:34.12)

Check out results of the meet here.

The meet runs from Thursday through Sunday at the Northside ISD Swim Center. In addition to the hundreds of swimmers of all ages competing, seven Olympians who swim U.S. Masters Swimming (USMS) are schedule to compete in the meet.

San Antonio native Josh Davis was a U.S. Olympian in 1996 and 2000. He won three gold medals and two silver medals during his Olympic career. Melissa Belote Ripley was a U.S. Olympian in 1972 and 1976, winning three gold medals during her career.

Rick Colella won a bronze medal and made Olympic teams in 1972 and 1976 while Dave Wharton was a two-time Olympian in 1988 and 1992, winning a silver medal. Ashley Whitney won a gold in 1996.

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