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Laura Val, Karlyn Pipes-Neilsen Among World Record Breakers at Pacific Masters Championships -- August 13, 2012

SAN MATEO, California, August 13. LAURA Val, Karlyn Pipes-Neilsen, Ruth Shaps and Paul Carter set five world records among them at the Pacific Masters Long Course Championships, with Val breaking two of her own marks.

Val, who has been breaking world records nearly every time she dives into the pool in 2012, started off with a world mark in the 400 free with a 4:59.82 in the 60-64 age group. Her previous record was 5:03.88, which means Val is the oldest female swimmer to crack the five-minute barrier in the event. She also took down her world record of 2:50.13 in the 200 IM with a 2:50.00.


Women 60-64 400 LC Meter Freestyle
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WORLD: W 5:03.88 7/8/2011 LAURA VAL, USA
NATL: N 5:03.88 7/8/2011 LAURA VAL
PMS: P 3.88 8/1/2001 Laura Val
Name Age Club Seed Finals
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1 Val, Laura B 61 Tamalpais Aquati-38 5:15.00 4:59.82W
32.85 1:10.83 (37.98) 1:49.20 (38.37) 2:28.05 (38.85)
3:06.38 (38.33) 3:45.10 (38.72) 4:23.42 (38.32) 4:59.82 (36.40)

Women 60-64 200 LC Meter IM
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WORLD: W 2:50.13 6/26/2011 LAURA VAL, USA
NATL: N 2:50.13 6/26/2011 LAURA VAL
PMS: P 50.13 8/1/2001 Laura Val
Name Age Club Seed Finals
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1 Val, Laura B 61 Tamalpais Aquati-38 3:00.00 2:50.00W
34.52 1:19.11 (44.59) 2:13.38 (54.27) 2:50.00 (36.62)



Karlyn Pipes-Neilsen has also been setting multiple world records this year, and continued her streak with a 1:11.78 in the 100 backstroke, eclipsing Karen Andrus-Hughes' record of 1:13.55 in the 50-54 age group.


Women 50-54 100 LC Meter Backstroke
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WORLD: W 1:13.55 8/17/2008 K.ANDRUS-HUGHES, USA
NATL: N 1:13.55 8/17/2008 K ANDRUS-HUGHES
PMS: P 1:13.76 12/31/2009 Bonnie Bilich
Name Age Club Seed Finals
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1 Pipes-Neilsen, Karlyn 50 Unattached 1:13.55 1:11.78W
35.19 1:11.78 (36.59)


Ruth Shaps shattered the world mark in the 100 freestyle for the 65-69 age group with a 1:08.65, taking down Germany's Christel Schulz's record of 1:12.00.



Paul Carter added to his list of world records through his long Masters swimming career with a 1:00.56 in the 100 butterfly for the 55-59 age group, taking down Greg Shaw's six-year-old record of 1:01.05.


Men 55-59 100 LC Meter Butterfly
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WORLD: W 1:01.05 8/7/2006 GREG SHAW, USA
NATL: N 1:01.05 8/10/2006 GREG SHAW
PMS: P 1:06.75 12/31/2001 Jim DeLacy
Name Age Club Seed Finals
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1 Carter, Paul V 55 The Olympic Club-38 59.99 1:00.56W
28.15 1:00.56 (32.41)



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