SARASOTA, Florida, June 11. JEAN Troy's world record highlighted the penultimate day of pool competition at the Pan American Masters long course swimming championships, resetting her world record in the 200 individual medley.
Troy, 86, was the only competitor in the 85-89 age group in the 200 IM in the meet, and she made the most of it with a world record time of 5:05.64. She already owned the world mark in the 200 IM for the 85-89 age group with a 5:09.82 from last summer. Troy also owns world records in the 400 IM as well as the 100, 200 and 400 freestyles in the 85-89 age group.
Another notable swim of the day came from Lisa Blackburn in the women's 50 breaststroke. The 42-year-old chased records held by two Olympians in the event, posting a 33.86. The time was just short of two-time Olympian Susan von der Lippe's U.S. national record of 33.25 and Australian Olympian Linley Frame's world record of 33.09.
U.S. Masters Swimming Executive Director Rob Butcher claimed a victory today as well, winning the 50 breast in the 40-44 age group with a 30.23, his second-fastest performance in Masters swimming. He swam a 29.66 in 2009.