PALO ALTO, Ca. – Several Maine swimmers performed well at the recent World Masters Aquatic Championships held at Stanford University. More than 7,000 athletes from 75 countries participated. There were assorted 5-year age groups starting with 25-29 and going all the way to 90-over.

Bill Rupert, 63 of Turner, finished 10th in the 200-meter backstroke. Andrew Pulsifer, 40, of Kents Hill, wound up 4th in the 200 and 400 individual medleys; 9th in the 50 backstroke; 4th in the 100 backstroke; and 5th in the 200 backstroke.

Pulsifer and Mike Schmidt, 44, of Vassalboro, teamed up with Doug Pride, 43 of Falmouth, and Hodding Carter, 44, of Camden, to place 6th in the 200-free relay for the Maine Masters Swim Club.

Another Mainer, David Bright, 53, of Brunswick, took 7th in the 400 individual medley; 10th in the 200 backstroke; and 6th in the 200 medley relay. Schmidt finished 7th in the 400 freestyle, and 6th in the 800 freestyle.


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