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    Good news dept: 99yo Aussie breaks 100-104 50m record

    As they say, not all news is bad. Here's a good one:

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-43251125

    George Corones clocked 56.12 seconds at an official event in Queensland - a new benchmark for the 100-104 age category.

    He eclipsed the previous mark, set in 2014, by 35 seconds. It will now be verified by the sport's governing body.
    I find it impressive that while he swam as a youth, Mr. Corones dropped it at the start of WWII, then didn't pick it up again until he was 80. That means I have at least another 16 years to go before I really need to get back in the water.
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    Re: Good news dept: 99yo Aussie breaks 100-104 50m record

    Good for him. Now all I have to do is live to 99 !!

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    Re: Good news dept: 99yo Aussie breaks 100-104 50m record

    56 seconds for 50 free? I'm doing about! Next meet (March 11), that's going to be my time to beat in the 50 free!

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    Re: Good news dept: 99yo Aussie breaks 100-104 50m record

    He dove off the blocks! His stoke rate was phenomenal, 65-70ish/minute. (I counted 40 to the point someone said he was more than 1/2 way. The camera angle changed near the end, so I couldn't count the whole lap.) Thanks for posting this smontanaro!
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    Re: Good news dept: 99yo Aussie breaks 100-104 50m record

    Quote Originally Posted by JanSwim View Post
    He dove off the blocks! His stoke rate was phenomenal, 65-70ish/minute. (I counted 40 to the point someone said he was more than 1/2 way. The camera angle changed near the end, so I couldn't count the whole lap.) Thanks for posting this smontanaro!
    He was actually close to 80 SPM!

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    Re: Good news dept: 99yo Aussie breaks 100-104 50m record

    What beautiful stroke technique, too!

    He and my 100 year-old teammate, Anne Dunivin, would make a lovely couple!

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