Gaywired Covers IGLA
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Gaywired.com has a quick little article on this weekends IGLA. The article covers the various winners of teams in both swimming and water polo. The main highlights are below:
Swims by Glenn Mills, a 1980 Olympian, and Karlyn Pipes-Neilsen from San Diego Swim masters, highlighted that discipline’s events, which were held at the Eppley Recreation Natatorium at the University of Maryland, College Park. Mills and Pipes-Neilsen combined to break six FINA (Federation Internationale de Natation) Masters world records. Additionally, more United States Masters Swimming (USMS) and FINA world records dropped at this meet than any other previous IGLA championship.
Mills, who raced for the Arizona Masters team, competed in the 45-49 age bracket and broke the short course worlds records for the 200 IM, the 100 breaststroke and the 200 breaststroke.
In the 200 IM he raced to a 2:13.42 finish, while he finished his breaststrokes in 1:05.74 and 2:22.68, respectively.
Pipes-Neilsen also swam in the 45-49 age division and also swam her way to three records. She broke the world masters records in the 800 freestyle (9:20.08), the 100 IM (1:06.80) and the 100 backstroke (1:05.55).
In addition to the six FINA records, 16 short course USMS records were shattered and an impressive 130 IGLA records fell. According to WonKee Moon, the meet’s Tournament Director, one of the most impressive and emotional races of the meet came when Margaret Camp set the IGLA record in the 50 mete freestyle. Camp touched the wall with a time of 1:48.20, and at 88 years of age, she was the oldest competitor in this year’s meet and set the record in her age group.
You can read the full article HERE. Note the picture in the article is from QUAC's Swim & Ski Weekend, I think. Just thought that was sorta funny that the article didn't use an actual picture from the weekend. The picture in my post is of Karlyn Pipes-Nelson. She is wearing a pink cap in the middle of the picture. I bought one of her DVD's a few years ago at Regionals after we chatted a bit in the warm down pool. We briefly said hi to each this weekend. I love watching her swim as she is just a machine in the water. She just keeps going and going with no signs of tiring.
Gaysports also has the same post as it's party of Gaywired. You can read it HERE