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October 25th, 2008, 06:26 PM
Day One of the TYR Grand Prix - Indianapolis has concluded and the meet was fast as expected. Yoshi Oyakawa has moved into the 75-79 age group and already started to rewrite the record book. Today, he broke the FINA 50 Back World Record with a 35.76 slashing 1.12 seconds off the record of Clarke Mitchell.

Kevin Doak is also lighting up the scoreboard. In the same heat as Yoshi, he turned in a 25.83. This is under the USMS record for the age group 25-29 (it should be noted Kevin has been faster already in this age group, but is waiting for record approval).

Backstrokers weren't the only ones making some waves. The 280+ Indy SwimFit relay of David Costill, George Quigley, Mel Goldstein and Marty Mennon absolutely crushed the USMS record in the 800 free relay. The record had stood at 12:31.62 since 1999. That all changed as the Indy SwimFit quartet hit the water. Finishing in a time of 10:35.98, they left no doubt the bar that had been raised.

All total, 47 TYR Grand Prix records were broken. Complete results as well as the pysch sheet and meet program can be found at www.tyrgrandprix.com

Online entry for the Louisville and Chicago legs of the Grand Prix are expected to go live this week.

October 26th, 2008, 06:22 PM
Day Two picked up where we left off the day before with another World Record. 75 year old Yoshi Oyakawa broke the existing record in the 100 back in a time of 1:20.25. His time took almost 4 seconds off the national record and 2 seconds off the World Record (1:25.13 and 1:21.78 respectively).

All total, there were 2 World, 4 USMS and 95 TYR Grand Prix records broken this weekend.

Complete results have been posted from the TYR Grand Prix - Indianapolis. The next stop on the Grand Prix is Louisville on November 16. Go to www.tyrgrandprix.com for more information.

November 5th, 2008, 10:18 PM
Online registration for the TYR Grand Prix - Louisville and TYR Grand Prix - Chicago is now available. Go to www.tyrgrandprix.com

November 16th, 2008, 07:39 PM
Results from today's TYR Grand Prix - Louisville are now posted at www.tyrgrandprix.com.

Another stop on the Grand Prix, another FINA Masters World Record for Yoshi Oyakawa. Today, he lowered his 50 backstroke standard that was set in Indianapolis only three weeks ago posting a 35.51. Congratulations to Yoshi and everyone else on their great swims. Results and individuals summaries of each race with splits are now posted.

Next stop, Chicago.