Meet Results

USMS 2019 Spring National Championships

Twenty-five swimmers from our LMSC made the trip to Mesa, Arizona, to compete in the 2019 USMS Spring National Championship! They represented four clubs: Club Tribe (1693), Virginia Masters Swim Team (VMST), E-Team (ETM), and Freedom Aquatic Club (FAC). Complete results can be viewed here and here.

Although a small group, these swimmers represented our LMSC well! Nine new LMSC records were set, and we had five swimmers who were crowned national champions in one or more events. Katie Grier of Club Tribe continued her assault on the 40-44 age group records, breaking two Beth Baker records (50 and 200 free) from 2001 and improving two of her own records (50 back, 100 IM) set earlier this year. Katie also won four of her events at nationals. Doug Bergen, also of Club Tribe, swept the butterfly records in the 55-59 age group with a trio of nice swims. And Ann Lyttle of VMST bettered her own records in the 200 free and 100 IM in the 70-74 age group; Ann also won the national championship in the 500 free. Other national champions include Amanda Sovit-Johnston (ETM) in the 200 fly, Shirley Loftus-Charley (VMST) in the 200 breast, 200 fly, and 200-400 IMs, and Beth Schreiner (VMST) in 50-100-200 freestyles.

The photo shows 200 fly national champions Shirley and Amanda. Are they celebrating their win, or the fact that they don’t have to swim another 200 fly? Other photos from nationals are on our Photos page; we only have a few so far, so if you have more you would like to share with the LMSC, send them to me.

Congratulations to all of you who participated!

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