WOODLAND HILLS, California, November 23. OVER the weekend, Robert Strand, 63, lowered his own FINA Masters world record in the men's 60-64 100 breaststroke.
At the SPMA Turkey Shoot, a short course meter meet held at the Steven Schofield Aquatic Center, Strand clocked a time of 1:12.97 in the event. He beat his previous record of 1:13.33 set last year.
Strand has owned the event in this age group since first breaking Peter Andersen's record in 2006. Here is the recent progression of the world record courtesy of FINA:
Name Country Time Date As Of
KELSO Jack CAN 01:17.85 17-05-1999 Nov 1999
ANDERSEN Peter USA 01:16.56 14-12-2003 May 2004
STRAND Robert USA 01:15.39 21-05-2006 Nov 2006
STRAND Robert USA 01:14.47 03-12-2006 May 2007
STRAND Robert USA 01:14.02 02-12-2007 May 2008
STRAND Robert USA 01:13.33 06-12-2008 May 2009