HIRAM, OHIO — Hiram College Head Swimming and Diving Coach Jack Groselle continued his success in United States Masters Swimming this past spring that saw him win a combined 17 individual and relay events over the course of two months.
Groselle began his run at the 2010 YMCA Masters Nationals in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. on Apr. 15-18. During the four-day event, he won every event he competed in that included eight individual races and five relays. He also claimed two U.S. Masters records. Groselle won individual titles in the 50-yard freestyle (23.03 seconds), 100-yard free (49.24 seconds), 200-yard free (1:49.76), 50-yard breaststroke (29.00 seconds), 100-yard breast (1:04.02), 200-yard breast (2:20.33), 100-yard individual medley (57.98 seconds) and the 200-yard IM (2:08.83). His mark in the 200-yard free was a U.S. Masters record. Groselle then teamed up to capture a combined five relays (three men’s and two mixed gender). He was part of a winning team that posted a time of 1:35.94 in the 200-yard free relay, 3:29.84 in the 400-yard free relay and 1:48.75 in the 200-yard medley relay. The combined time in the 400-yard free relay was also a U.S. Masters record. Groselle then went on to capture titles in the mixed 200-yard free relay (1:46.98) and the mixed 200-yard medley relay (2:03.29).
Groselle then moved on to the 2010 U.S. Masters Swim Short Course Championships held at the Olympic Pool in Atlanta, Ga. from May 20-23. During the the four-day event, he racked up four individual event wins, including posting one national record, and placed second in two additional events. Groselle took home titles in the 100-yard free (49.00 seconds), 200-yard free (1:50.29), 100-yard breast (1:02.04) and 100-yard IM (57.29 seconds). His time in the 200-yard free was a USMS national record. In addition, Groselle went on to place second in the 50-yard breast (28.70 seconds) and 50-yard free (22.46 seconds) events.
In the month of June, Groselle competed for the first time in waterpolo at the Waterpolo Nationals in San Diego where his team finished third overall.
“This has been a very exciting couple months and a lot of fun swimming and playing waterpolo,” said Groselle. “Each time I compete, it becomes a very memorable experience which always keeps me wanting to be successful.”