A small contingent of six VMST swimmers traveled to Mission Viejo, CA, to participate in the USMS Summer National Championship on Aug 7-11. These individuals — Kitten Braaten, Betsy Durrant, Sandy Galletly, Ida Hlavacek, Ken Novell, and Bud Swiger — represented our LMSC well, amassing 154 points to place 31st in the combined team scoring. Ida and Betsy both won national championship crowns in the 70-74 age group: Ida taking the title in the 200 fly and 400 IM and Betsy in the 800 free. Obviously it pays to swim the tougher events! Ken and Sandy also did well, setting four new LMSC records between them. Great job, everyone!
Bud sent in a few photos from the meet; if anyone else wants to share their photos, let me know. Also, Betsy Durrant was interviewed by Misty Hyman in the Day 1 Video Recap of the meet; I’ve embedded it below (Betsy appears around the 5-min mark). Check out the other videos too!
New LMSC Records at Nationals
|70-74||Men||LCM||800 Free||13:50.96||Sandy Galletly|
|70-74||Men||LCM||100 Free||1:22.32||Ken Novell|
|70-74||Men||LCM||50 Fly||38.73||Ken Novell|
|70-74||Men||LCM||200 IM||3:33.68||Ken Novell|