PHOENIX, Arizona, November 25. ON top of all the exciting action from this past weekend in Arizona and Texas, which featured 30 FINA Masters world records taking a tumble, more records have been reported to Swimming World.
At the Bridge the Bay short course meter meet held in St. Petersburg, Fla., Burwell "Bumpy" Jones broke the men's 75-79 200 backstroke record with a time of 2:49.20. That swim smashed the 2:58.21 set by Roger Franks back in 2002. Jones also joined his Sarasota YMCA team of Bill Brenner, Rick Walker, Kevin McCormack and himself to set the men's 240-279 400 free relay record with a 4:09.88. The beat the 5:10.55 set by the Walnut Creek Masters in October.
In Lima, Peru at the Campo de Marte Complex, the team of Aida Davis, Ana Lia Maugere, Rosario de Vivanco and Rosi Mulanovich clocked a time of 2:08.83 in the women's 240-279 200 free relay. That short course meter time obliterated the previous record of 2:13.74 set by Great Britain's Spencer Swim Team of Amanda Heath, Roma Kiely, Carol Fellows and Jean Howard-Jones in October.