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    Oldest world swimming champions

    Stumbled upon this article from Aug. 2012: Life turns 360 for our oldest world champions.

    "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.

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    Re: Oldest world swimming champions

    Quote Originally Posted by ddl View Post
    Stumbled upon this article from Aug. 2012: Life turns 360 for our oldest world champions.

    "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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    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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    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???

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