Steel, Bootsma set U.S. records
INDIANAPOLIS -- Rachel Bootsma won the 50-meter backstroke in 27.68 seconds Thursday night in the USA Swimming National Championships to break the American and U.S. Open records, and Kevin Steel and David Plummer also set U.S. Open records.
Steel broke the 50 breaststroke mark that he set in the preliminaries, finishing in 27.26 seconds. Plummer won the 50 backstroke in a record 24.52.
With the victories, they qualified for the world championships in Barcelona, Spain, in late July.
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