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2011 USMS Summer Nationals Highlights

The USMS Summer (long-course) Nationals were just held in Auburn, AL on Aug 3-6. The results have been added to our website; there were 15 members of our LMSC present, representing VMST (13), QMST (1), and FYSM (1). Results for our LMSC members are available as a text file and in a nicer PDF format.  There was a lot of fast swimming!

  • Nine of the swimmers won one or more individual national championships: Pam DameronBilly GainesChanning HardinKate Hibbard, Dave HollandDanielle Myers, Kelly Parker Palace, Beth Schreiner, and Chris Stevenson. These swimmers amassed 26 championship titles; Billy and Chris won 5 each, while Beth is still batting 1.000 in 2011: she won all 4 events that she entered, repeating her feat from the Spring (short-course) National Championship.
  • Two VMST relays also won national championship titles; both winning relays consisted of Kelly, Beth, Betsy Durrant, and Nancy Betts.
  • A whopping 29 new LMSC records were set; see the table below for more details. Kelly led the way with 5 records, while Billy and Kate had 4 records apiece. Eight of the new records are also potential new Colonies Zone records, while Beth and Chris each set one new national/world record.
  • Virginia Masters Swim Team (VMST) was very impressive in winning third place in the Local Clubs category, scoring a mere 2 points more than 4th-place Woodlands Masters. For a change, scoring between genders was pretty balanced — usually the women carry the team — with VMST placing third in both men and women scores. But guys, don’t get too full of yourself: it took 7 men to score about as many points as 5 women…!
  • This was new masters swimmer Nancy Betts’ first-ever national championship. She was very impressive in her debut, setting a new LMSC record in the 50 backstroke and being a member of two national championship relays. Way to go, Nancy!
  • The Auburn facility and campus were very impressive. Bill Winters, normally a member of VMST, proudly represented his alma mater as a member of the Auburn Masters team, and helped two relays win national titles. War Eagle!
  • As usual, USMS posted daily videos with interviews and highlights of the meet. Watch them all: it’s the next best thing to being there! My favorite was the Day 2 video, which is embedded below. But don’t miss the Day 1 video, with its interview of VMST member Mark Palace. We also uploaded plenty of photos of the meet.

New LMSC Records at Summer Nationals

Name
Age Group
Gender
Course
Event
Time
WR, NR, ZR?
Nancy Betts55-59WomenLCM50 Back40.67
Betsy Durrant70-74WomenLCM50 Breast50.83ZR
Betsy Durrant70-74WomenLCM100 Breast2:01.35ZR
Billy Gaines30-34MenLCM50 Free25.07
Billy Gaines30-34MenLCM200 Free1:59.52
Billy Gaines30-34MenLCM400 Free4:21.51
Billy Gaines30-34MenLCM800 Free9:10.94
Kate Hibbard25-29WomenLCM200 Free2:17.74
Kate Hibbard25-29WomenLCM100 Back1:11.39
Kate Hibbard25-29WomenLCM200 Back2:34.35
Kate Hibbard25-29WomenLCM200 IM2:34.68
Dave Holland40-44MenLCM800 Free9:48.57
Dave Holland40-44MenLCM400 IM5:09.89
David Malsbury50-54MenLCM50 Free27.71
David Malsbury50-54MenLCM50 Back31.29
David Malsbury50-54MenLCM50 Breast34.48
Danielle Myers25-29WomenLCM100 Fly1:10.12
Kelly Parker Palace50-54WomenLCM400 Free4:58.07ZR
Kelly Parker Palace50-54WomenLCM800 Free10:10.10ZR
Kelly Parker Palace50-54WomenLCM50 Back37.36
Kelly Parker Palace50-54WomenLCM100 Back1:21.77
Kelly Parker Palace50-54WomenLCM200 Back2:55.74
Beth Schreiner70-74WomenLCM50 Free35.22NR, ZR
Beth Schreiner70-74WomenLCM200 Free3:12.95
Chris Stevenson45-49MenLCM200 Back2:15.83WR, NR, ZR
Chris Stevenson45-49MenLCM50 Fly26.66ZR
Chris Stevenson45-49MenLCM200 Fly2:18.08ZR
Gaines, Holland, Malsbury, Stevenson160-199MenLCM200 Free Relay1:43.79
Parker Palace, Malsbury, Stevenson, Betts200-239MixedLCM200 Medley Relay2:12.93

Discussion

2 Responses to “2011 USMS Summer Nationals Highlights”

  1. great job everyone!!

    Posted by mark palace | 08/08/2011, 11:54 am
  2. Congratulations !!!!!! good summer!

    Posted by ana grilo | 08/11/2011, 12:49 pm

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