2017 US MASTERS SWIMMING SPRING NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHPIPS
- April 27-30, 2017
- 25y course
- Riverside Aquatics Complex, Riverside, California
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Team USA veteran Ryan Lochte returned to competition this weekend at the 2017 U.S. Masters Swimming National Championships. Lochte, who is still serving suspension from USA Swimming that bans him from competing in this summer’s World Championships, was competing in his first meet since the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Lochte, who competes in the 30-34 age group, has been racking up the medals, winning 4 medals through the first 3 days of competition. His most impressive swim was arguably the 100 IM, where he took down the Masters National Record with a 47.71. The former record belonged to fellow U.S. Olympic champion Matt Grevers, who set the bar at a 47.77 when he won the race 2 years ago.
Watch Lochte’s race below, courtesy of D Bell’s YouTube Channel:
In addition to his 100 IM win, Lochte collected golds in the 50 back and 200 IM. He was just 2 tenths shy of Grevers’ Masters National Record in the 50 back, turning in a 21.73. In the 200 IM, he dominated in 1:44.21 ahead of Mike Alexandrov (1:50.62). In the 100 breast, however, Alexandrov flipped the script, just missing the National Record by a tenth with a winning time of 53.55 while Lochte (53.92) finished in 2nd place.