Ed Moses Wins 100-Breaststroke at Pan American Games
Aug. 3, 1999
WINNIPEG, Manitoba – University of Virginia swimmer Ed Moses (Burke, Va.) broke his own Pan American Games record by winning the men’s 100-meter breaststroke Monday night (August 2) in a time of 1:00.99. The time breaks the Pan American Games record of 1:01.06 he established earlier in the day in winning his preliminary heat. Moses’ time of 1:00.99 is the second-fastest by an American in the event behind Jeremy Linn’s 1:00.77 at the 1996 Olympics.
United States’ swimmers finished first and second in the 100-meter breaststroke at the Pan American Games with Moses winning the gold medal and Jarrod Marrs taking the silver in a time of 1:02.11.
Moses was the 1999 Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Swimming Rookie of the Year. He won the 200-yard breaststroke at the ACC Championships in a meet, conference and school-record time of 1:57.37. He also established a school record with a time of 53.55 seconds while finishing second in the 100-yard breaststroke at the ACC Championships.
At the 1999 NCAA Championships, Moses earned All-America honors by finishing second in both the 100-yard (53.50 seconds) and 200-yard breaststroke (1:57.06). His time of 1:57.06 in the 200-yard breaststroke established school and conference records, and his time of 53.50 seconds in the 100-yard breaststroke is a school record. He also earned All-America honors as a member of the Cavaliers’ 400-yard medley relay team that finished eighth and broke the school record with a time of 3:14.42.
Former UVa swimmer Shamek Pietucha (Edmonton, Alberta) is scheduled to compete for Canada in the 100-meter butterfly at the Pan American Games on Tuesday (August 3).