SAVANNAH, Georgia, August 19. ON August 14, this team of four North Carolina Masters swimmers averaging over 70 years of age, smashed their own national record of 2:26.17 and established a new world record in the 200 meter medley relay in the men's 280+ division.
The team of (from left to right) Clarke Mitchell, 72, of Asheville, NC; John Kortheuer, 73, of Charlotte; Dick Kitchell, 64, f lowing Rock; and Dick Webber, 75, of Hendersonville clocked 2:22.68 at the US Masters Long Course National Championships in Savannah, Ga.
From left to right;
Clarke Mitchell from Asheville NC (72) back 39.25.
John Kortheuer from Charlotte NC (73) breast 38.56
Dick Kitchell from Blowing Rock NC(64) fly 32.63
Dick Webber from Hendersonville NC(75) free 32.24