Mike Ross Smashes Masters 50 SCM Backstroke World Record-- November 7, 2004


PORTSMOUTH, NH, November 7.†† Mike Ross lowered the menís 35-39 year 50 back world record by over half a second at a meet hosted by Great Bay Masters Swimming this Sunday.Mikeís time of 26.31 lowered Clay Brittís 26.84 standard by over half a second.†† Set in March 1996, Brittís swim had stood the test of time.


Eight days earlier at the George Erswell Memorial Swim Meet at Bowdoin College in Brunswick Maine, Mike set a new USMS mark in the 100 yard backstroke at 50.58.†† Mikeís swim there took about a third of a second off Eric Ericsonís 50.93, set in 2000.


The Portsmouth meet was an NELMSC tune-up for the upcoming Colonies Zone SCM Championship at Wheaton College in Norton MA.See http://www.greatbaymasters.org/04scmchamp.php for meet information and entry form.


Mike Ross at Portsmouth Meet