James Zenyuh Breaks USMS National Record in 50 Yard Fly

Dave Bell contributoed to this report.

James Zenyuh, 41, has broken the USMS 40-44 American Record in the 50-yard butterfly.

Swimming on April 14, 2018 at the Colonies Zone Championship Meet at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA, he swam a 22.60 that eclipsed the 2009 record set by Mike Ross by 0.01.  Zenyuh also posted several other highly-ranked USMS 40-44 all-time swims at the meet:  23.25 50 back (#2),  51.25 100 back (#3), and 50.75 100 fly (#5).

Zenyuh represents Riptide Masters out of Chantilly, VA and did his collegiate swimming for Harvard.  (The winner of the race in the video was Lucas Bureau, 23, who swam a 21.95.)

Race Video, courtesy Dave Bell:

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Siphiwe Baleka

Great to see SwimSwam covering notable Masters performances! Congrats from a Yale Bulldog alumni!

Becky D

The word “alumni” used as a singular noun in Swimswam comments again. It burns! It burns!


ehem, pronoun.


alumni is a noun homie, dont have to go to yale to know that

Siphiwe Baleka

LOL. Alumnus??? I stand corrected. I studied philosophy and physics, not English. My apologies…. LMAO


Fun meet


I think he was faster than Lucas on top of the water ?

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