Dara Torres, 40, US record

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, Aug 4, 2007 - Dara Torres, 40, eclipsed her own American record in winning the women’s 50m freestyle here Saturday on the last night of the US Swimming Championships.
Torres clocked 24.53sec to break her own seven-year old American record. It was the second-fastest time of 2007 and the only sub-25second performance in the final.
I had a goal after this morning felt so easy to go for the American record,'' Torres said. I went back to take a nap, and afterward, I was having a hard time with my shoulder. I don’t know if I slept on it wrong or what, but I could barely move my arm.
To stand up and race against all these young girls is a lot of fun. I'm having as much fun at 40 as I was when I was 14.'' Michael Phelps added some star power to the men's 4x100m medley relay, leading off for Club Wolverine in the backstroke. Phelps fell short in his goal of breaking the 100m back world record but Wolverine won in a US Open record time of 3:38.32. Ryan Lochte won his second individual medley title of the meet with a victory in the 200m version. He surged ahead on the opening butterfly leg and won in 1:56.95. We wanted to try something different at this meet,’’ Lochte said. I didn't rest a lot and didn't shave. This afternoon my coach told me to just go after it. So, that's what I did.'' Eric Shanteau made the move into second in the breaststroke portion of the race to finish in 1:59.56. Stanford's Nate Cass was third with a time of 2:02.09. World champion Ben Wildman-Tobriner re-claimed his national 50m free title with time of 21.80. Just two-hundredths of a second separated Wildman-Tobriner and Cullen Jones, who finished second in 21.82. Nick Brunelli, who competed at the 2005 World Championships, was third in 22.05. Obviously, it feels great,’’ Wildman-Tobriner said. ``The field was extremely fast. With Cullen, Roland (Schoeman) and Nick out there, I knew someone was going to go fast, and I was hoping to be one of those people.’’
Katie Hoff, who owns the world record in the 400m medley won the 200m medley in 2:10.62 to take home her third gold medal this week. Her time was the second-fastest recorded this year.
Pan American Games champion Caitlin Leverenz earned her second silver medal this week when she finished behind Hoff in 2:12.32. Stanford’s Julia Smit rounded out the top three in 2:12.99.
Emily Brunemann comfortably won the women’s 1500m freestyle in 16:23.77.
In the men’s 800m freestyle, two-time Olympian Erik Vendt concluded his schedule of events the same way he began them - with a gold medal.
Vendt defeated Olympians Peter Vanderkaay and the American-record holder in this event, Larsen Jensen, in a time of 7:49.25.

Isn’t this attitude of hers one little secret of Dara’s never ending success story?

I noticed that 50 and 100m freestyler, Stefan Nystrand recently clocked a 47.91 for the century, 2nd only to VDH’s 47.84

He noted that his training sets are some of the shortest in world swimming. “I average 3000(m) per session.”

“I only swim easy and swim max, nothing in between.” said Nystrand.

I wonder whether he’s got CFTS.

amy van dyke is oh so hot… i will never know her, but i will miss her… ciao…

dara torres is a smart cookie, oh well