swimming

The start of my leg of the 4x100 free relay. (1991, at age 16)

I've been swimming competitively for most of my life. In high school, I swam for a club team (Glendale Arizona Swimming Gauchos) with 9-11 workouts per week. I took a break from swimming in college since I wasn't fast enough to swim for the University of Arizona. In grad school, I took up the sport again and swam for Berkeley Aquatic Masters, and later for Strawberry Canyon Aquatic Masters. As a postdoc at NYU from 2002-2005, I swam on my own at Coles Gym and the Palladium, though swimming took a back seat to basketball during those years. When I returned to NYU for a sabbatical in 2013-14, I swam for Red Tide, and competed in several meets and open water events. My best result was a 5th place overall finish in the Point Lookout Masters Ocean Mile Swim. I currently swim with Team Fuego at Cal. I try to compete in at least one swim meet each year, and do one open water swim each year. In 2015 I swam 365.2 miles (642750 yards!)

open water swim results
1997 Golden Gate Bridge swim 2.2 miles ??
2000 Lake Berryessa 2 mile wetsuit 43:19
2000 Santa Cruz Roughwater 1 mile wetsuit 18:23
2000 Shadow Cliffs 1/2 mile 9:55
2001 Lake Berryessa 1 mile 25:08
2008 Lake Berryessa 2 miles 1:01:59
2009 Lake Berryessa 2 miles 52:43
2010 Lake Berryessa 2 miles 55:10
2014 Point Lookout Masters Ocean Mile Swim (Long Beach, NY) 1 mile 20:29


some links

FINA home page , world records, etc.
Pacific Masters Swimming
United States Masters Swimming
United States Swimming , american records, etc.


pool times

short course yards
2010 2000 1992 american record (in 2000)
50 free -- 24.29 22.78 19.05
100 free 54.23 53.22 48.86 41.80
200 free 2:07.94 1:59.58 1:49.11 1:33.03
500 free -- -- 5:05.?? 4:08.75
50 fly 26.65 26.62 -- --
100 fly 1:02.53 1:03.73 58.?? 45.89

short course meters
2000 1992 world record (in 2000)
100 free 59.40 -- 46.74
200 free 2:13.65 -- 1:41.10
400 free 4:52.75 -- 3:35.01
50 fly 29.72 -- 23.19

long course meters
2000 1992 world record (in 2000)
50 free 27.78 26.1? 21.64
100 free 1:01.82 56.8? 47.84
200 free 2:21.12 2:06.?? 1:45.35
400 free -- 4:38.?? 3:40.59
50 fly 30.41 -- 23.60

Last updated: July, 2016