By: Karlyn Pipes-Neilsen
San Diego, CA: THREE San Diego swimmers set Masters age group world and national records this past weekend, November 4-5, during a mid-season short course meters meet held in El Cajon, CA.
Barbara Dunbar, 51, continued her assault on the women’s 50-54 age-group record book by establishing a world best in the 800 meter free with a time of 10:20.40. Dunbar sliced nearly three seconds of the former mark of 10:23.48 set by Canada’s Dianne Foster in 1999, and shaved over 27 seconds off the national record time of 10:47.96.
Speedy Caroline Krattli, 38, lowered her own women's 35-39 world record in the 50-meter breaststroke with a time of 33.98, bettering her previous best of 34.38.
On the men’s side, forever young 85-year-old Jim Eubank shattered Japan’s Tokushi Komeda’s 800-meter free world record for men 85-89 by over a minute with a blistering time of 15:15.68. Komeda’s previous world best was 16:19.95 set in 1999.