2024 USMS Spring Nationals: Five More Records Fall on Day 2


After four national records fell on the first night of the 2024 USMS Spring Nationals, five more standards were erased on Friday in Indianapolis.

Phoenix Swim Club 60-year-old Fred Schuster got the record-breaking spree started in the 500-yard freestyle. He triumphed in 5:02.69, crushing both his seed time (5:20.00) and Arnaldo Perez‘s old 60-64 record of 5:09.95 from 2022.

North Carolina Masters Swimming (NCMS) 45-year-old Jennifer Mihalik toppled a 14-year-old standard in the 100 backstroke. She touched in 57.60, taking a couple tenths off Ellen Reynold‘s 45-49 record of 57.83 from 2010. Mihalik also won the 50 free in 24.04, narrowly missing her own 45-49 record of 23.71 from March.

Tamalpais Aquatic Masters 80-year-old Richard Burns dominated the men’s 100 back in 1:11.64, dropping almost a second off his own 80-84 standard of 1:12.29 from last month.

After breaking two records in the 200 fly (3:43.59) and 50 breast (47.10) on Thursday, Menlo Masters 80-year-old Daniela Barnea kept her hot streak going with a new standard in the 100 IM (1:34.31). She lowered her own 80-84 record of 1:35.45 from last month.

Mission Viejo Masters 61-year-old Carlo Travaini snuck under his own 60-64 record in the 100 IM (56.69 from April) with a winning time of 56.65.

Other Highlights

  • NYAC’s Ally Howe scared her own 25-29 100 back record of 52.69 with a winning time of 52.99,
  • Laura Val missed her own 70-74 record in the 100 back (1:05.60 from 2022) with a winning time of 1:06.59. She was also close to her own 70-74 record in the 200 free (2:12.26 from 2022) with a winning time of 2:12.64.
  • David Bishop barely missed his own 65-69 record in the 100 back (59.61 from last month) with a winning time of 59.77.

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Buffalo Joe
27 days ago

Schuster better at distance than KL

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