David Sims, Tim Shead, Karlyn Pipes Break Masters World Records in Boston

BOSTON, Massachusetts, December 10. THREE swimmers broke six Masters short course meters world records last weekend in Boston at the New England Masters championships.

Tim Shead, swimming for Gold Coast Masters, notched three new records in the 60-64 age group. Known primarily as a breaststroker, Shead set two records in the backstroke events, taking down Hugh Wilder's 100 backstroke record of 1:07.31 with a 1:06.27. In the 200 back, Shead swam a 2:27.99, erasing Jim McConica's mark of 2:29.60. Shead did manage to set one breaststroke record, swimming a 1:11.77 in the 100 breast to break Rick Colella's record of 1:11.77.

David Sims, of Illinois Masters, set two world records in the 50-54 age group, breaking Jamie Fowler's 100 IM record of 1:01.29 with a 1:00.96. He followed it up with a 2:11.70 in the 200 butterfly, erasing Marcus Mattioli's record of 2:12.34.

Karlyn Pipes left the meet with a new world mark in the 200 IM for the 50-54 age group with a time of 2:30.63. The previous record was 2:30.98, swum by Jenny Whiteley.