Records Continue To Fall on Day 3 of U.S. Masters Nationals


  • August 3 – August 7, 2022
  • Collegiate School Aquatic Center, Richmond, VA
  • LCM (50m)
  • Meet Website
  • Results on Meet Mobile: “2022 USMS Sumer Nationals”

Three more world records were broken on day 3 of U.S. Masters Nationals in Richmond, Virginia.

Oregon Masters’ Willard Lamb was at it again, this time breaking the world record for men 100-104 in the 200 backstroke. On the first day of the meet, he set a world record for men 100-104 in the 1500 freestyle. He’s the first man of his age to attempt the event and on the way, he set world records in the 200, 400, and 800 freestyle. On day 2, he followed that up with a world record in the 100 backstroke. He broke his own record by 18 seconds, and once again set a world record on the way. His 1:12.33 was a world record for his age group in the 50 back.

Today in the 200 back, he swam 5:12.53, lowering the world record he set in May 2022 by almost 15 seconds. He almost reset the 50 backstroke record he swam on day 2, touching at the 50 in 1:13.13. He’ll get another chance at that record as he’s racing the 50 back individually, as well as the 50 and 100 freestyle.

Danielle Herrmann set a world record in the women’s 35-39 100 breaststroke. The 35-year-old hit 1:10.47, cutting almost two seconds off the previous record which stood at 1:12.34 and was set by Katie Glenn in 2013. Herrmann was out in 32.24 and came home in 38.23. In April, she set the world record for her age group in the 50 breaststroke at 31.88. That was her first world record and she’ll have a chance to break it later in the meet. Herrmann swam at the University of Kansas and competed at the 2012 and 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials. She’s shown that she’s capable of bringing the record down even futher; in 2019, when she was in the 30-34 age group, she broke 1:10 in the 100 breast for the first time at U.S. Nationals.

David Guthrie set the third world record of the day. The Lone Star Masters swimmer went 1:11.64 in the men’s 100 breaststroke, setting a world record in the 60-64 age group.  He clipped .08 seconds off the previous record, which he owned. Guthrie was inducted into the Masters International Swimming Hall of Fame in 2014.

USMS Records Set on Day 3

  • Club Tribe set two USMS records in the mixed 200 freestyle relay. In the 72-99 age group, Sam Kettlewell-Stiles, Sidney Glass, Anna Sheng, and Julia Anderson combined for a 1:44.64, undercutting Swim Fort Lauderdale’s 2019 record of 1:45.12. Then, in the 100-119 age group Lucas Bureau, Matthew Healey, Anna Kenna, and Gabrielle Mizerak swam 1:41.71, getting under the 12-year-old record by about a second and a half.
  • After setting a world record in the men’s 65-69 800 freestyle on day 2, Daniel Stephenson clocked 2:32.79 in the 200 backstroke, a USMS record for his age group. In the men’s 45-49 age group, New England Masters’ Chuck Barnes posted 2:13.21, also a new USMS record.
  • In the women’s 200 backstroke, Diann Uustal lowered her own USMS record for the 75-79 age group. She swam 3:17.63, getting under her previous record of 3:18.25, which she set in 2021.
  • Sara Dunn of North Carolina Masters Swimming broke the women’s 50-54 record in the 100 breaststroke, swimming 1:22.09. She lowered the old record by .14 seconds, which had stood since 2014.

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4 months ago

The good thing about masters is that there’s many age groups meaning lots of opportunities to break records.

Breaking records arent easy but you sure have many chances!

4 months ago

Not to be rude but you’d think a swim writer would include what format this is swum in. These times are impressive nonetheless but I’m sure we’d all love to know if this is meters or yards.

Reply to  Justanotherfreestyler
4 months ago

It does say LCM at the top of the article in the details section

Reply to  Justanotherfreestyler
4 months ago

One of the bullets at the very top of the article says “LCM (50m)”.

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Reply to  NoFastTwitch
4 months ago

The article also references the 800 and 1500 so even without that bullet context clues would give it away.

Reply to  Justanotherfreestyler
4 months ago

Not to be ruder but you think you would read the article before making a critique like that. It’s listed at the start of the article even, you don’t even need to read the entire article.

Last edited 4 months ago by John

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