SwimLabs’ Mike Mann Breaks World Records!

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September 24th, 2018 Learn to Swim

August’s Missy Medal for Achievement went to SwimLabs co-founder Michael Mann for setting not one, not two, but three world records at the Masters’ Summer National Meet in Mission Viejo, California. Along with Colorado teammates Craig Petersen, Kirk Andersen, and Greg C. Scott, Michael set a new world record in the (combined ages) 240-279 400-meter Medley Relay. They beat the previous record by 4.53 seconds in a time of 4:32.15.

Congratulations Mike!

The team of friends from the Denver area also set the world record in the 800-meter Free Relay, winning the race and breaking the previous record by over thirteen seconds in a time of 8:56.62. Finally, the group won the 400-meter Free Relay with a time of 3:59.86, which destroyed the previous world record in their age group by almost eight seconds.

Mann gives Craig Petersen the credit for masterminding the world record swims. Early in 2018, Petersen analyzed the combined times of the four friends and realized they had potential world record swims in the three relays. He then noticed that Mann would turn 64 on August 1, allowing the four friends to swim with a combined age of 240 for a short window of time. Petersen and company had to find a long course championship meet that offered the 400 Medley, 400 Free and 800 Free relays after August 1. The Mission Viejo meet was chosen – and training begun – six months ago.

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Susan Van Orden
2 years ago

Mike, I met you a few times; I’m BFF with Heather Hagadorn. I live in HI now and am interested in a swim tank at our home. I’d like to pay for a session with you to try it out. I’ll be in Denver Friday 9/27 and Saturday morning 9/28. Does that work for you? Thanks Susan Van Orden