U.S. MASTERS SWIMMING SUMMER NATIONALS
- Aug. 7-11, 2019
- Mission Viejo, Calif.
- Live Event Coverage
Three-time Olympic champion Anthony Ervin, 38, swam his third 100 free since 2016 Olympic Trials Friday at the 2019 U.S. Masters Nationals in Mission Viejo.
At 51.73, the swim was his fastest attempt of the three. In June 2017 he went 52.16, and in May 2018 went 54.44. At Trials in 2016, he went 48.54; Ervin’s best time is 48.33, from the 2001 FINA World Championships.
Rowdy Gaines still owns the men’s 100 free USMS 35-39 age group record at 51.49, from 1995.
Thursday, Ervin logged just his fourth race of the 2018-2019 season, going 23.09 in the 50 free.
Records broken on Day 3:
- Jack Groselle, representing Sarasota Sharks Masters, broke the men’s 65-69 100 freestyle USMS record and FINA masters world record in 59.49.
- Representing Tamalpais Aquatic Masters, Richard Burns set a USMS men’s 75-79 100 freestyle record in 1:06.55.
- Steve West (Novaquatics Masters), the multi-time masters world record holders in the 100 breast, set USMS men’s 45-49 50 breaststroke record in 29.42.
- Laurel Hill, representing Arizona Masters, set the USMS record in the women’s 50-54 50 breaststroke at 36.94.
- Swim Fort Lauderdale’s team of Enzo Pazos, Elizabeth Zubero, Josefina Lorda Taylor and Blake Woodrow set a USMS record in the mixed 72-99 200 freestyle relay, going 1:45.12.
- Ventura County Masters’ team of Steven Heck, Hubie Kems, Glenn Gruber and Bruce Rollins set a USMS record and FINA masters world record in the men’s 280-319 200 medley relay, combining for a 2:15.90.
- Oregon Masters’ team of Valerie Jenkins, Colette Crabbe, Arlene Delmage and Janet Gettling went a USMS record in the women’s 240-279 200 medley relay, going 2:22.45.