April 7, 2008
Three Team Records Fell last weekend at the Grand Prix meet at
Stanford University. The Grand Prix meets are put on by USA
swimming as a series of top draw senior meets to bring together the
nations best competitors their are about 8 grand prix meets between
January and June leading to the Olympic trials. Two were held last
weekend, one at Stanford and the other in Ohio. 80 to 90% of the
nations best swimmers could be found at one of the two meets last
Two team records were broken Justin Difederico : the 200M back ---2:13.60, breaking Evan Simoni’s record of 2:13.64; and the 100M Fly ---- 57.73, breaking his own record of 58.02. The third record belongs to Melissa Berkay in the 200 Fly 2:21.17, Breaking Rachel Heims record 2:23.80.
The facility at Stanford is awesome --- two 50Meter pools, a diving well 25 yds x 25 mtrs with 10M diving tower, and a
"main attraction" pool for competitions other than 50M competitions. It was great to get a few swimmers at this high level meet and be competitive.