Jim Clemmons Breaks Masters World Record at Pacific Masters Championships

WALNUT CREEK, California, October 13. JIM Clemmons set a Masters short course world record last weekend at the Pacific Masters championships.

Clemmons, 60 years old and representing Manatee Aquatic, swam a 5:22.86 in the 400 IM, breaking the world record of 5:25.65 in the 60-64 age group formerly held by Nick Leclercq.

Event 2 Men 60-64 400 SC Meter IM
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WORLD: W 5:25.65 2/19/2006 NICK LECLERCQ, USA
NATL: N 5:25.65 2/19/2006 NICK LECLERCQ
PMS: P 5:34.43 12/31/2003Ed Cazalet
Name Age Team Seed Finals
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1 Clemmons, Jim 60 Manatee Aquatic- 5:29.50 5:22.86W
33.78 1:12.79 (39.01)
1:55.38 (42.59) 2:37.76 (42.38)
3:24.19 (46.43) 4:11.05 (46.86)
4:47.15 (36.10) 5:22.86 (35.71)

Clemmons made a run at two other world records, starting with the mark of 9:43.83 in the 800 freestyle, but came up short with a 9:46.66 that was good enough to smash the national record of 9:58.99 by James McCleery. His second attempt was the 400 free world record of 4:40.45, but Clemmons settled for a national record time of 4:42.39, beating John Calvert's mark of 4:43.69.

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