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!
Despite a couple days of oppressive heat at the outdoor Mt. Hood Community College pool in Gresham, Ore., this year’s U.S. Masters Swimming Summer National Championship was one of the best in many years. Thirteen athletes broke 35 individual world records, with several others leaving the meet with new national marks. And, befitting an Olympic year, the roster was filled with Olympians who were either continuing their successes in the pool or re-entering the sport after a few years away.
The year 2008 was the best of times for Speedo, and the worst of times for just about every other competition swimwear manufacturer on the planet. In February of that year, Speedo debuted a revolutionary new bathing suit, its now-iconic LZR Racer, a 50-50 blend of nylon and polyurethane that completely changed the swimming game. Swimmers wearing the revolutionary suit churned through records, and other companies rushed to copy or improve upon the technology.