Athletes compete at the United States National Masters Swimming Championships in Geneva

GENEVA, Ohio – Hundreds of athletes gathered in Geneva this weekend to compete in the US National Masters Long Course Swimming Championships.

The event, held at the SPIRE Institute, featured some of the fastest swimmers in the world.

It also had a huge economic impact on Geneva and Ashtabula County.

“All these athletes are going to go out and explore Ashtabula County. They are going to visit the caves. They are going, you know, going to Geneva on the lake,” said Josh Ptak, director of aquatic facilities. at the SPIRE Institute. “I know we’ve been working with promotional tickets for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, getting people to explore and visit the area and really show off the city of Cleveland, Geneva, Ashtabula County and surrounding areas.”

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There were 706 entries for the four-day event. During the competition, 28 FINA Masters world records and 33 USMS records were broken. They are as follows:

Day 1

  • Charlotte Davis, Tamalpais Aquatic Club: women 70-74,800 freestyle (12: 01.89 – FINA Masters world record and USMS record)
  • Charlotte Davis, Tamalpais Aquatic Club: women 70-74 1500 freestyle (22: 18.76 – FINA Masters world record and USMS record)
  • Laura Val, Tamalpais Aquatic Club: women 70-74,200 freestyle (2: 38.04 – FINA Masters World Record)
  • Laura Val, Tamalpais Aquatic Club: women 70-74,400 freestyle (5: 27.70 – FINA Masters world record)
  • Laura Val, Tamalpais Aquatic Club: women 70-74,800 freestyle (11: 11.89 – FINA Masters world record and USMS record)
  • Carolyn Boak, Woodlands Masters Swim Team: 75-79,800 women’s freestyle (13: 22.23 – USMS record)

Day 2

  • Shirley Loftus-Charley, Virginia Masters: 70-74,400 Women IM (7: 13.95, USMS record)
  • Lawrence Day, Michigan Masters: men 70-74 100 butterfly (1: 07.40, FINA Masters world record and USMS record)
  • Laura Val, Tamalpais Aquatic Masters: 100 butterfly women (1: 16.07, FINA Masters world record and USMS record)
  • Diann Uustal, Sarasota Sharks Masters: Women 75-79 50 Freestyle (34.11, FINA Masters World Record and USMS Record)
  • Laura Val, Tamalpais Aquatic Masters: women 70-74,200 backstroke (2: 49.43, FINA Masters world record and USMS record)
  • David Guthrie, Rice Aquatic Masters: men 60-64 100 breaststroke (1: 11.72, FINA Masters World Record and USMS Record)

Day 3

  • Adam Ritter, Columbus Sharks Masters: 100 freestyle men 35-39 (51.45, USMS record)
  • Laura Val, Tamalpais Aquatic Masters: 100 freestyle women 70-74 (1: 06.90, FINA Masters world record and USMS record)
  • Diann Uustal, Sarasota Sharks: Women’s 100 Freestyle 75-79 (1: 17.38, FINA Masters World Record and USMS Record)
  • Mike Freshley, Sarasota Sharks: men 80-84 200 breaststroke (3: 34.04, USMS record)
  • Charlotte Davis, Tamalpais Aquatic Masters: 70-74,200 breaststroke women (USMS record)
  • Laura Val, Tamalpais Aquatic Masters: women 70-74 50m backstroke (FINA Masters world record and USMS record)
  • Diann Uustal, Sarasota Sharks: Women 75-79 50m Backstroke (FINA Masters World Record and USMS Record)
  • Lawrence Day, Michigan Masters: men 70-74,200 butterfly (FINA Masters world record and USMS record)
  • Laura Val, Tamalpais Aquatic Masters: women 70-74 50 freestyle (30.73, FINA Masters world record and USMS record)
  • Tamalpais Aquatic Masters: mixed relay 280-319,200 freestyle (2: 03.33, FINA Masters world record and USMS record)

Day 4

  • Laura Val, Tamalpais Aquatic Masters: women 70-74 50m backstroke (35.16, FINA Masters world record and USMS record)
  • Diann Uustal, Sarasota Sharks: Women 75-79 50m Backstroke (40.08, FINA Masters World Record and USMS Record)
  • Lawrence Day, Michigan Masters: 200 men’s butterfly (2: 47.17, FINA Masters world record and USMS record)
  • Robert Wright, MOVY Masters: men 70-74 50 breaststroke (36.21, FINA Masters world record and USMS record)
  • Beth Estel, New England Masters Swim Club: women 65-69 50 breaststroke (41.87, USMS record)
  • Laura Val, Tamalpais Aquatic Masters: 100m backstroke women 70-74 (1: 17.98, FINA Masters world record and USMS record)
  • Diann Uustal, Sarasota Sharks: 100m backstroke women 75-79 (1: 28.67, FINA Masters world record and USMS record)
  • Diann Uustal, Sarasota Sharks: 200 freestyle women 75-79 (2: 56.75, USMS record)
  • Chuck Barnes, New England Masters Swim Club: 50 male butterfly (25.24, FINA Masters World Record and USMS Record)
  • Steve Hiltabiddle, Colonials 1776: men 55-59 50 butterfly (26.56, FINA Masters world record and USMS record)
  • Lawrence Day, Michigan Masters: men 70-74 50 butterfly (29.98, FINA Masters world record and USMS record)
  • Lawrence Day, Michigan Masters: men 70-74,200 IM (2: 42.94, FINA Masters World Record and USMS Record)
  • Tamalpais Aquatic Masters: mixed relay 280-319,200 freestyle (2: 03.33, FINA Masters world record and USMS record)

Qualifying times are available here.

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