Top Ten Times — 2008 Montana Masters Swimming Championships

Below is a preliminary and unofficial listing of twenty possible 2008 USMS National Top Ten times, established at the 2008 Montana Masters Swimming Championships.   That’s twenty very fast times, for five very fast swimmers!  They are — Brian Christiansen (1 event), Lee Cook (3), Molly Hayes (2), Barbara Jackson (4), and Charlotte Sanddal (10).   

Each year, United States Masters Swimming publishes a list of the Top Ten times that have been swum in every event for each age group.  This list includes relays and long distance national championships.  These times can be found by clicking here — http://www.usms.org/comp/tt/.

Swimmers or relay teams that post the fastest time for an event in their age group achieve USMS All American status for that year.  Jim Dugan of BOZE is a current 2007 USMS Long Distance All American, having won the USMS 10K National Championship in Huntington Bay, NY last summer.

At the 2008 Montana Masters Swimming Championships, Charlotte Sanddal of Helena, eighty-six years young, not only set ten new state records for each one of her swims, it’s likely that all ten of her times will qualify as a 2008 USMS National Top Ten times, too.   Congratulations Charlotte!

Barbara Jackson of Hamilton, our resident 1948 Olympian, established four possible Top Ten times in the nation at the Championships.  Barbara was a 2006 USMS All American for her 50 LCM Backstroke time of 51.51 in the 75-79 Women’s age group.  If you don’t know about Barbara, you can learn more about her here —  http://www.usms.org/hist/sto/?ID=259.

Again, at this time, these unofficial times are only viable candidates for top ten times in the nation for 2008.  For short course yard times, the submission deadline is June 30, 2008.  Natasha Westphal, Montana Masters Record Keeper and Top Ten Chair, will review the Championships results and make the official submission to USMS.  USMS will review the time submissions and publish the official Top Ten times in August.

Congrats to Brian, Lee, Molly, Barbara, and Charlotte!  You’re in the hunt.

Last Name

First Name

Age

Club

Event

Time

Christiansen

Brian

18-24

Bozeman

400 IM

4:54.00

Cook

Lee

25-29

Bozeman

100 Brst

1:11.82

Cook

Lee

25-29

Bozeman

200 Brst

2:36.73

Cook

Lee

25-29

Bozeman

50 Breast

32.94

Hayes

Molly

75-79

Bozeman

50 Free

44.18

Hayes

Molly

75-79

Bozeman

50 Back

54.89

Jackson

Barbara

75-79

Hamilton

100 IM

1:58.97

Jackson

Barbara

75-79

Hamilton

200 Back

3:56.67

Jackson

Barbara

75-79

Hamilton

50 Back

47.33

Jackson

Barbara

75-79

Hamilton

100 Back

1:43.71

Sanddal

Charlotte

85-89

Helena

200 Free

5:52.13

Sanddal

Charlotte

85-89

Helena

100 Brst

3:34.74

Sanddal

Charlotte

85-89

Helena

200 Back

6:25.64

Sanddal

Charlotte

85-89

Helena

50 Free

1:15.88

Sanddal

Charlotte

85-89

Helena

100 IM

3:12.52

Sanddal

Charlotte

85-89

Helena

200 Brst

7:15.62

Sanddal

Charlotte

85-89

Helena

100 Free

2:41.31

Sanddal

Charlotte

85-89

Helena

50 Back

1:18.37

Sanddal

Charlotte

85-89

Helena

100 Back

3:06.57

Sanddal

Charlotte

85-89

Helena

50 Breast

1:35.93

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