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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

NameAge GroupGenderCourseEventTimeWR, 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


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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