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Rich Burns Sets Two Masters World Records -- July 3, 2003

By Nancy Ridout

TAMALPAIS, Calif., July 3. RICH Burns of the Tamalpais Aquatic Masters (TAM), swimming in the men's 60 to 64 age group, broke the Masters world record for the 50-meter backstroke in a time of 32.11 at the Burlingame Splash and Dash competition.

The record comes on the heels of Burns' world record-breaking performance just last week in the 100-meter backstroke (1:12.46).

The Splash and Dash requires swimming 50-meters of each stroke - back, fly, breast and free. Burns finished first in all 4 events in his age group. TAM
swimmers Ken Frost, swimming in the 55 to 59 age group, finished first in the 50-meter breast and fly, and Robert MacKenzie in the 25-29 age group, was a winner in the 50m fly, breast and free events.