The two day CT Masters Long Course Championships held at the Wesleyan Natatorium at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut featured some outstanding swims and great camaraderie.
Mike Laux and Andy Reul scorched their 1500 swims, each launching themselves into potential number #2 national rankings in their age groups. Laux did a 27.33.48 in the Men’s 75-79, while Reul came in at 18.53.43 in the Men’s 50-54 group.
Diann Uustal set a WORLD RECORD in the women’s 70-74 age group with a 200 free swim of 2.46.63. For those who don’t know Dian, she is an amazing swimmer who overcame a near fatal car wreck to reach the heights she has. She is living proof of the power of swimming for building health and fitness and a winning smile!
Ryan Searle, Mike Laux, Bob Cahill and Billy Geoghgean swam a 6.20.36 in the Men’s 280-319 400 Freestyle relay, a time that should guarantee them a National Top Ten in 2016.
There were many other amazing swims this weekend.
Check out the full results here:
The meet could not have been the success it was except for the hard work of meet director Peter Solomon, Assistant Meet Director Ethan Cooke, Meet Coordinator Galen Rinaldi, Meet Management and Results Kathy Gaudio, Head Referee Dick Allison, and strokes and turns oficials Mike Barry and Spencer Miller. Tremendous job! And thanks from all who swam for making it possible. (Pictured: Cooke, Solomon, Gaudio, Allison)
Meet Coordinator Galen Rinaldi tearing it up in the Freestyle.
Galen Rinaldi’s Mom Regina and her sister (and former star swimmer) “Boomer” also provided a hand with timing and cheering!
Also thanks to Katie Scrimgeour for providing awesome massages to swimmers!
Day one events included:
50 Meter Breaststroke
50 Meter Freestyle
200 Meter Individual Medley
100 Meter Backstroke
100 Meter Butterfly
200 Meter Breaststroke
200 Meter Freestyle
400 Meter Medley Relay
1500 Meter Freestyle
Day two events:
50 Meter Backstroke
50 Meter Butterfly
400 Meter Individual Medley
100 Meter Freestyle
100 Meter Breaststroke
200 Meter Backstroke
200 Meter Butterfly
400 Meter Freestyle Relay
400 Meter Freestyle