Stephanie Gibson was one of nearly 1,300 U.S. Masters Swimming members who participated in the SmartyPants Vitamins USMS Winter Fitness Challenge between Feb. 15-28. The event was the first of USMS’s inaugural Fitness Series, which includes the Summer Fitness Challenge, a 2K swim between July 15-31, and the Fall Fitness Challenge, a 1-mile swim between Nov. 15-30.
Mackenzie Leake’s dedication led to a win in the U.S. Masters Swimming Sprint Distance Open Water National Championship, a 1-mile-long event held in Seattle on Saturday, with a time of 21 minutes, 55.0 seconds.
The female USMS swimmers broke six world records, including one apiece by Rose Bowl Masters’ Maurine Kornfeld (95-99 800 freestyle) and Phoenix Swim Club’s Noriko Inada (35-39 100 backstroke).
The 1,000-plus swimmers at Summer Nationals broke 39 world records and 55 USMS records in a meet in which no relay records were broken. Eight swimmers had multiple world record swims and 10 had multiple USMS record swims.
The 2017 U.S. Masters Swimming Summer National Championship lasts Wednesday through Sunday at the Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center at the University of Minnesota. We’re expecting plenty of fast swimming from the more than 1,000 swimmers from cross the country who’ll be in Minneapolis.
Hardy Lussier’s dedication helped him come in second place on the men’s side with a time of 1:05:51 on Sunday in the U.S. Masters Swimming Long Distance Open Water National Championship. The 5-kilometer race was in Elk Lake in Oregon about 200 miles southeast of Portland.
Please join us on July 1 to celebrate FINA World Aquatics Day, an annual event dedicated to promoting swimming as a basic life skill and all aquatic sports as fun and healthy ways to stay active.
Laura Val just keeps breaking records.
The Tamalpais Aquatic Masters swimmer broke six more U.S. Masters Swimming records at the 2017 Nationwide USMS Spring National Championship in Riverside, Calif., last weekend. Her marks came in the 100 butterfly; the 50, 100, and 200 backstroke events; and the 50 and 100 freestyle events in the 65-69 age group.
Are you thinking about swimming in a Master meet, but always seem to hesitate before you sign up? Here are the top five reasons you should follow through for that next event and start competing!