Rowdy Gaines Classic Features Plenty of FINA Masters World Records, Even By Rowdy Himself

ORLANDO, Florida, October 22. OVER the past weekend, the Rowdy Gaines Classic featured several FINA Masters World Records over short course meters, including a few by the man himself.

Gaines, 50, beat the men's 50-54 100 free standard with a sterling time of 51.61. The effort crushed the previous record of 54.29 set by Brent Barnes earlier this year. Bob Bugg, 52, also cleared the previous mark with a 53.87. Gaines claimed another record, this time with a 23.38 in the 50 free. That time eclipsed the 23.97 set by Barnes in April of this year.

Bugg downed the men's 50-54 200 free global mark with a time of 1:56.75. The swim cleared Jim McConica's 2000 record of 1:58.37.

Meanwhile, David Quiggin, 65, lowered the men's 65-69 200 free record with a time of 2:15.39. He wiped out the 2:16.27 set by Keefe Lodwig in 2008. Quiggin also took down another Lodwig record with a 59.56 in the 100 free. That readout cleared Lodwig's 2008 mark of 59.60. Edilson Silva, 39, clipped the record in the men's 35-39 50 back with a 25.72. That performance nipped the 25.86 set by Michael Ross in 2004.

In relays, the Gold Coast Masters beat the men's 240-279 200 free relay with a time of 1:49.69. That swim beat the 1:49.78 also set by the Gold Coast Masters back in 2007.

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