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Incline Village swimmer sets national records

Staff report

Longtime Incline Village resident Celeste Miller made the most of her most recent opportunity to compete on a national stage.

Miller returned from the U.S. Masters Swimming Short Course National Championships in San Antonio, Texas, with four gold medals, one silver and one bronze.

In the process, she broke two national records in the women's 65-69 age group.

Miller set the records with her top finishes in the 1,000-yard freestyle, finishing with a time of 12:55.01, and the 200-yard freestyle, posting a time of 2:23.44.

She also won gold in the 500 free and the 200 individual medley. She placed second in the 100 free and was third in the 50 free.

Held at the Northside ISD Swim Center, which has four pools, the championship event featured about 1,900 swimmers between the ages of 18 and 98. There are two U.S. Masters National Championships a year — a short-course event in a 25-yard pool in the spring, and a long-course event in a 50-meter pool in the summer.

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Miller plans to compete this summer in the Trans Tahoe Relays, the Donner Lake Open Water Swim and the U.S. Masters Swimming Long Course National Championships.