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ddl
August 23rd, 2013, 12:52 AM
Stumbled upon this article from Aug. 2012: Life turns 360 for our oldest world champions (http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/life-turns-360-for-our-oldest-world-champions-20120818-24fvr.html).

"AUSTRALIA'S newest world-record holders have an average age of 90.
In a swim that brought a crowd of about 200 screaming spectators to tears, the four Melbourne ''golden girls'' set a world masters record in the 4 x 50-metre relay, swimming the race in about five minutes, 45 seconds."

The women's ages: 84, 89, 90, 97.

ElaineK
August 23rd, 2013, 08:37 AM
Stumbled upon this article from Aug. 2012: Life turns 360 for our oldest world champions (http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/life-turns-360-for-our-oldest-world-champions-20120818-24fvr.html).

"AUSTRALIA'S newest world-record holders have an average age of 90.
In a swim that brought a crowd of about 200 screaming spectators to tears, the four Melbourne ''golden girls'' set a world masters record in the 4 x 50-metre relay, swimming the race in about five minutes, 45 seconds."

The women's ages: 84, 89, 90, 97.

That's awesome! Check out one of our own American oldies with a beautiful dive start off the blocks and a terrific freestyle (She is closest to the camera with the yellow cap. I'm sorry I lost her in the sun for a short time after the turn):
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debaru
August 23rd, 2013, 08:48 PM
Watching the World Record be broken by the oldest US Masters relay at Mission Viejo was something I will not soon forget. I hope to be like these folks when I'm 90. Of course, the youngster in the group was only 88. :)
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orca1946
August 30th, 2013, 04:36 PM
Cool! I like the average age, BUT it can lead to some funky numbers. 90 + 90+ 60+ 30= not fair to the oldsters!!
Or - did I misunderstand the word average???