West Seattle couple’s pride: Grandson breaks world record

Another update on the swimming-star grandson of a local couple, who medaled in the nationals in Federal Way two weeks ago:

Nick Thoman (our grandson) broke the world record for the 100 back stroke, short course, in the first leg of the Medley relay, 48.9 seconds (WR 49.2) This is at the ‘Duel in the Pool’ being held in Manchester, England with USA Swim vs. Europe. The USA Swim Medley Relay (4 x 100) also broke the WR with 320.71 (former record 323.33). Next Nick came in 2nd in the 200 backstroke, Grevers 148.74, Nick 150.05 and Peirsol 151.08. Tomorrow, Nick will swim the 100 back stroke. Stay tuned.

Proud Alki Grandparents, Ginger & Glenn Brewer

Here’s British coverage of the competition.

2 Replies to "West Seattle couple's pride: Grandson breaks world record"

  • SpeakLoud December 19, 2009 (10:56 am)

    Thanks for posting the British coverage-I have to say I love the way newspapers report-the Independant is a particular favorite-the writing is just so rich and colorful and funny.
    Congratulations to an almost local boy!

  • Lauren December 19, 2009 (5:10 pm)

    Congrats!! We’re so happy for him and you both!!! Beating Piersol – WOW!!!!

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