DAVIS, California, October 14. THE Tamalpais Aquatic Masters (TAM) put together some short course meter relay FINA Masters world record swims at the Sacramento Masters Annual Pentathlon held recently.
The 240-plus mixed medley relay of Richard Burns, Ken Frost, Laura Val and Barbara Wheeler broke the relay world record with a time of 2:10.89. The old record of 2:14.24 was also held by TAM. The prior weekend the same team shattered the 240-plus mixed 800 free relay record in 9:34.91. The old record was 9:54.18.
New FINA rules will now recognize 400m and 800m relays as world records. Val, swimming in her fourth year in the 55-59 age group, also set individual FINA Masters world records in the 400 freestyle (4:42.97) and the 100 IM (1:12.90).
Special thanks to Richard Burns for contributing this report.