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THE BALTIMORE SUN

Severna Park YMCA's masters team of 82 swimmers piled up 3,046 points to crush the runner-up team from Broward County (Fla.) in the YMCA National Masters Championships last weekend at the International Swimming Hall of Fame in Fort Lauderdale.

Broward, the host team, finished with 1,472 1/2 points.

In a meet that drew 80 teams, Severna Park broke 35 YMCA national records, including five by Marjorie Pollock, 85, of Annapolis.

Her three breaststroke marks in the 85-89 age group -- 50 yards (1 minute, 17.90 seconds), 100 (2:55.42) and 200 (6:28.95) --were also U.S. Masters Swimming records. She set other YMCA national records in the 50 (1:12.57) and 100 (2:49.47) freestyles.

Severna Park's other YMCA national record-breakers were: Sue Brennan, 25-29 age group, 50 freestyle (24.31) and 100 backstroke (1:01.25); Denise Frech, 30-34, 50 breaststroke (31.91), 100 breast (1:09.60) and 200 breast (2:34.01); Coach Nancy Brown, 55-59, 1,000 freestyle (14:03.09); John Flanagan, 45-49, 200 butterfly (2:09.54) and 1,000 freestyle (10:51.87); Norris Fluke, 75-79, 200 individual medley (3:12.97) and 400 IM (7:00.71).

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