Les Cutler of West Tisbury, a member of the Mansion House Masters Swim Team of Vineyard Haven, competed at the U.S. Masters Swimming National Championship meet held at the University of Texas Swim Center in Austin, Tex., in early May.

Mr. Cutler swam in the 1,650-yard (1 mile) freestyle event in the men’s 65-to-69-year-old age group and placed 7th. He also placed 16th in the country in the 50-yard freestyle in his age group, and was a member of the New England Masters men’s 200-yard freestyle relay team in the 55 years of age and over division, which placed 10th.

More than 1,850 competitors from across the United States and from several foreign countries participated in the meet.