YMCA of the USA National Swimming and Diving Advisory Committee
4/25/03 - Some of the files have been corrected and re-uploaded to fix problems with the final M.E. Lyons Men's Relay Team names, missing time trial results from the team manager file, and an incorrect country name in one team's record.
4/17/03 - Well, the meet is over. But not without one more broken record. Ashley Carusone from North Central Florida swam a time of 1:57.91 in the Women's 200 Butterfly breaking the old record of 2:00.01. Plymouth, Michigan won the Women's Team Award while M.E. Lyons, Cincinnati, Ohio won both the Men's Team Award and the Combined Team Award.
4/16/03 - MORE RECORDS!!! Tonight Ashley Carusone from North Central Floria YMCA broke the Women's 400 IM record with a time of 4:13.35. The Men weren't about to be upstaged so Michael Alexandrov, Champaign, Illinois, swam a record time of 3:48.79 in his 400 IM Final. To end the evening, the M.E. Lyons Women's 800 Freestyle Relay team of Ellie Miller, Katie Ball, Margy Keefe, and Megan Tomes swam a record breaking time of 7:24.42.
4/15/03 - It was a very interesting evening. It started with Katie Nelson of San Pedro Penninsula YMCA, California, breaking her own record in the 1000 freestyle with a 9:46.23. Kevin Nead from M.E. Lyons YMCA, Ohio, also exceeded his previous record in the 1000 Freestyle by swimming 9:08.73. Champaign Illinois YMCA's Michael Alexandrov broek the record in the Men's 200 Breaststroke with a time of 1:58.28.
Then the lights went out. Really. Just before the relays there was a blackout in the pool and surrounding buildings. Everyone stayed calm and in a few minutes the lights went back on and everything continued. What an evening!
4/14/03 - WOW!!!! What an amazing first day! There were four, yes you read that right, FOUR RECORDS BROKEN.
In the morning, 14 year old Tricia Weaner from West Shore Y in Pennsylvania broke the 100 Backstroke record with a time of 55.12. And she's only been 14 for 3 days now!
In the evening, Kevin Nead of M.E. Lyons in Ohio broke the Mens' 500 Freestyle record with a time of 4:22.95.
Winston-Salem YMCA's Brittany Johnson continued the trend with a record time of 2:00.23 in the Women's 200 IM.
And finally, Gary Grant, from Lakeland Hills, New Jersey, swam a 20.34 in the Men's 50 Freestyle to break the old record of 20.41.