2023 USMS Spring Nats Day 3: US and BRA Olympian Gabrielle Rose Breaks Two More Records


  • April 27 – May 1, 2023
  • William Woollett Jr. Aquatic Center, Irvine, CA
  • SCY (25 yards)
  • Meet Website
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    • Live results also available 0n MeetMobile – “2023 USMS Spring Nationals”

The third day of the 2023 US Masters Swimming Spring Nationals in Irvine saw another 17 Masters National Records go down, 14 of which came in individual events.

45-year-old Gabrielle Rose, a dual citizen of the United States and Brazil, broke another pair of women’s 45-49 records on day three to go along with the four record-breaking performances she posted on day two. Rose, who competed at the 1996 Olympics for Brazil and the 2000 Olympics for the USA, won the women’s 45-49 200 breast in 2:15.71 yesterday, cracking the record in her age group. She now holds the records for women 45-49 in all three breast events, as she broke both the 50 breast and 100 breast records on day two of the meet.

Rose wasn’t done there, however, the Santa Barbara Masters swimmer then went on to win the women’s 45-49 100 IM in 56.20, marking yet another record for the age group. That performance came after Rose broke the record in the 200 IM on day two.

North Carolina Masters Swimming’s Erika Braun, 51, had a terrific day three as well, taking down two women’s 50-54 records. Braun was exceptional in the women’s 50-54 100 fly, coming in well under 1:00 with a final time of 58.83, which broke the Masters National Record for women 50-54. Her performance was so quick that Braun was faster than the winning time for the women’s 35-39, 40-44, and 45-49 age groups.

Braun then went on to nearly break 1:00 in the 100 IM, winning the women’s 50-54 event in a final time of 1:00.03. That performance also marked a new record for the age group.

Austrian Olympian Markus Rogan (UCLA Bruin Masters), 40, cracked another men’s 40-44 record on day three. Rogan, who competed at the 2000, 2004, 2008, and 2012 Olympics, won the men’s 40-44 100 IM in 50.30, setting a new Masters National Record in the age group.

Mission Viejo Masters’ Carlo Travaini continues to break records as well. Travaini, 60, cracked a pair of men’s 60-64 records on Saturday. He first won the men’s 60-64 200 breast in 2:10.08, setting his first record of the day. Travaini would then go on to win the men’s 60-64 100 IM in 56.69, marking yet another record for the age group.

New York Athletic Club’s Caroline Gmelich, 23, who was an NCAA All-American at the University of Virginia, won the women’s 18-24 50 backstroke on Saturday, swimming a 24.83 to break the record for the 18-24 age group. Gmelich has a lifetime best of 23.70 in the 50 back, which she swam at the 2021 ACC Championships.

80-year-old Joy Ward had a big day as well, establishing two new women’s 80-84 national records. Ward won the women’s 80-84 100 IM in 1:39.70, setting her first record of the day. The Oregon Masters swimmer then went on to win the women’s 80-84 50 back in 42.56, picking up another record in that event as well.


  • Jenna Campbell, Colorado Masters Swimming: Women’s 25-29 500 freestyle (4:48.88)
  • Alison Zamanian, Walnut Creek Masters: Women’s 50-54 500 freestyle (5:12.67)
  • Rick Colella, Puget Sound Masters: Men’s 70-74 200 breaststroke (2:21.03)
  • Mike Irvin, unattached: Men’s 55-59 100 IM (55.07)
  • New York Athletic Club: Women’s 25+ 200 medley relay (1:44.32)
  • Oregon Masters: Women’s 75+ 200 medley relay (2:50.06)
  • Oregon Masters: Women’s 75+ 200 freestyle relay (2:27.70)

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4 months ago

Man, there were scores of Olympians and swim champions at USMS nationals.
Maybe a meet in California attracts them.

Reply to  Seth
4 months ago

Yes, I think most of the ones that showed up here that don’t usually show up live in Cali (Morozov, Rogan, Adrian, Ervin…). I don’t think Jenny Thompson lives in Cali, so I just think she was ready to burn some masters records.

cynthia curran
Reply to  theloniuspunk
4 months ago

They asked Ewin and Adrian to do some events to promote the meet. Last year in Texas they tried to get Josh Davis to do some events but he was injured. Thompson that lives in South Carolina went on her own accord..; Also, folks like Grant Shouts that lives back in Orange County swam for Mission Viejo in the meet because he swim on Mission Viejo as a kid. There were also elite folks like Shouts at the meet that didn’t go to the Olympics as well. In fact another NCAA swimmer Louis Vayo swim for Cmac and won the 200 yard backstroke in the 35 to 39 age group.

Reply to  cynthia curran
4 months ago

That makes sense, thanks!