QUEBEC, Canada, May 22. FOUR Masters world records fell during the Canadian Masters National Championships held in Quebec over the weekend during the short course competition.
Len Gushe clocked a time of 4:48.17 in the men's 45-49 400 IM, which cleared the former record of 4:48.97 set by Lincoln Djang in 2004.
Joan Parnell followed with a global standard in the women's 80-84 division. She hit the wall in the 100 IM with a time of 1:56.27 to eclipse Jean Troy's 1:56.65 set in 2007.
Two relay records fell as well. Masters Swimming of British Columbia turned in a 2:14.82 in the women's 240-279 200 free relay to beat the former record of 2:18.76 set by Takatsuki of Japan in 2006. Meanwhile, Piscine Du Parc Olympique posted a time of 2:22.32 in the mixed 72-99 200 medley relay. FINA, however, does not have a recognized world record in that division for the event.
Additionally, for a complete list of Canadian national records, click here.