15 Records Fall On Day 2 Of Masters Spring Nationals


95-year old Willard Lamb was at it again on day 2 of the 2018 US Masters Swimming Spring National Championships on Friday. After breaking his first national record of the meet on Thursday in the mile, Lamb crushed the record in the 100 back on Friday, swimming 1:54.81. That took out the old 95-99 age group record of 2:45.86 by more than 50 seconds.

In total there were 15 records on day 2, with Laura Val of the Tamalpais Aquatic Masters leading the charge with two. Val broke her own records in the women’s 65-69 age category in the 200 free (2:07.23) and 100 back (1:03.96). Her previous marks, both from 2017, were 2:09.22 and 1:06.48 respectively.

Check out all of the other records broken on day 2 below:

  • Rick Colella took down his own mark in the men’s 65-69 400 IM, as the Puget Sound Masters swimmer went 4:30.64 to take down his record of 4:32.37.
  • Christie Hayes of New England broke the women’s 70-74 record in the 200 free, clocking 2:27.55 to get under the old mark of 2:29.53 held by Diann Uustal.
  • Both of the 70-74 records also fell in the 100 back, with Hugh Wilder and Margaret Toppel taking down the men’s and women’s marks. Wilder of Arizona went 1:05.25, getting under Richard Burns‘ mark of 1:05.42 from 2015. Toppel of Oregon was 1:14.57 to shatter the record, previously held by Uustal at 1:17.27.
  • The men’s 85-89 mark also fell, as Clarke Mitchell of UC45 went 1:28.25 to take down Frank Piemme‘s 2010 time of 1:36.02.
  • Three records fell in the 50 breast, all by women, as Katie Glenn (40-44) of Off Piste, Melinda Wolff (65-69) of Colonials 76, and Dana Brown (70-74) of Palmetto broke their respective age group marks in times of 28.71, 36.58 and 39.85.
  • Four fell in the 100 fly, this time all by men, led by Matthew Marshall of the Olympic Club who went 48.86 for the 35-39 year-olds. David Sims (55-59) of Illinois, Paul Carter (60-64) of the Olympic Club and Robert Doud (95-99) of Michigan followed suit with swims of 53.68, 54.70 and 4:30.19.

The meet will continue through Sunday.

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Bon Jovi

Don’t go dying on us Willard

Bon Jovi

this was meant to be friendly btw


Is this long course or short course? Really fast times if it is long course ? and the picture says it’s longcourse


it’s short course yards.


Yes, and in Laurie Val’s day as a teenager or young woman. A 1:03;9 was probably consideration for nationals in 1968 to 1972, This is how good her backstroke time is.


The picture was taken last summer at the University of Minnesota. The pool is not the Nat in Indy.


Im tellin ya this dude is like 60 yo!!! Look at the pic..no way he is 90!!! But good swim even for a 40 year old!!! Congratulations.

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James Sutherland

James formerly competed for the Laurentian Voyageurs in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in February of 2018, placing 11th at the OUA Championships in the 200 IM, and graduated with a bachelor's degree in economics in May. He …

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