David Guthrie Lowers 100 Breast Masters World Record In College Station (Video)

Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

David Guthrie stopped by the Texas Senior Circuit meet on the campus of Texas A&M University last weekend, and the 55-year-old impressed the crowd with another Masters world record in the long course 100 breaststroke.

Guthrie got under his week-old record of 1:09.37 in the 55-59 age group with a 1:08.44 in prelims. In finals, he nearly cracked 1:08 with a 1:08.10 for 10th place overall. Clay Cooke, just 18 years old, barely beat Guthrie for the B final win with a 1:08.07.

David Guthrie world record splits
32.46, 35.64

Guthrie is working his way down to the 1:06.98 he posted at last summer’s U.S. Masters Swimming nationals to break the world record in the 50-54 age group. Showing that it is possible for some to stay fast as they age, last year’s swim is one of his fastest ever in Masters.

David Guthrie’s 1:08.10 100 breast



  1. Erika Braun

    Way to go, David Morrow Guthrie!

  2. Dan Patterson

    Pound for year for stroke, that’s HERCULEAN!

  3. Robbin White

    great job following great commitment….

  4. Robbin White

    great job following great commitment….

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    Not a masters competition, so according to FINA rules not a Masters Record, not US and not a World record either. Very fast time though, but it is much easier to swim thiese times with younger and faster ones than with Your age swimmers.

  6. Lori Griffith Gomez

    <3 this. I always tell my 10 year old swimming is a sport for life, this is a great example of that! Great job, inspiring!

  7. avatar

    Hey!! What would it take to get you to share your workouts?! And I am not talking backstroke.

  8. avatar

    Big and great champion and man

Author: Jeff Commings

Jeff Commings is the Senior Writer for SwimmingWorld.com and Swimming World Magazine. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in journalism and was a nine-time NCAA All-American.

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