USMS Short Course Nationals in Greensboro!

Congratulations to all eleven Asheville Masters swimmers who competed in Greensboro, NC at the USMS Spring Short Course Nationals!  Over 1,800 swimmers prepared for the four day meet, enjoying this wonderful new venue with friends old and new.

If you’ve not clicked on any of the daily videos, PLEASE DO! They highlight what an awesome Lifetime Activity U.S. Masters Swimming is

Click on any name to see how your teammates did, and please scroll down to the pictures!

Ben Caldwell (3 top-10 individual swims, 2 top 10 relays!)

Craik Davis

Jim Green (4 top-10 individual swims!)

Larry Hartley (2 top-10 individual swims!)

Jeff Owen

Bill Pillmore (2 top-10 individual swims!)

Andrew Pulsifer (6 top-10 individual swims!)

Jennie Rogers (one top-10 individual swim!)

Jeff Weller (one top-10 relay swim!)

Debbie Wilson (one top-10 individual swim!)

Bill Wolfe


Above: Ben Caldwell, Bill Pillmore, Craik Davis and Jeff Weller enjoy some rest!


Above: Ben strikes a Spitzian pose!


Above: Larry Hartley swam 5 lifetime bests, including this 5:37 effort in the 500 Free!


Above: Jeff Weller enjoys breathing, deeply, at the end of a great 500 Free! Shoulder feeling good, too! Note the similar look of pain b/w Larry and Jeff!


Above: Bill Pillmore contemplates a solid 200 IM and also swam with no shoulder pain!


Above: Jeff Weller, Ben Caldwell and Craik Davis prepare to warm up. Surprisingly, Ben has on no pants…


Above: The brand new Greensboro Aquatic Center; it’s staff and USMS outdid themselves with a fantastic production!


Above: Of course, Larry and Jim Green swam BOTH the 1000 Free AND 1650 Free on the SAME day.  That’s crazy, baby!