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Masters World Records: The 10 Records That Remain From the 20th Century
SWIMMING WORLD NEWS
Jan. 21, 2021— In the sport of swimming, records fall. They are, as the saying goes, “meant to be broken.” But some records linger for years, even decades, making them even more impressive as their legacy grows with time. There are several FINA Masters World Records that have stood the test of time — 10 records that are still held from the 20 th Century. That is no small feat considering how the sport has evolved in the 21 st Century. Karlyn Pipes-Neilsen Karlyn Pipes-Neilsen holds several FINA Masters World Records, including five that are more than 20 years old. She holds the long-course meters w ...
@SwimXps Here are the oldest Masters #swimming World Records
@GoodbyeChlorine Here are the oldest Masters #swimming World Records
  
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An Honest Sport: 15 Truths About Swimming
SWIMMING WORLD NEWS
Jan. 19, 2021— 15 Truths About Swimming Swimming is a sport like no other. You learn a lot about yourself throughout your years as a swimmer and the sport inherently instills valuable life lessons in you. Even when your time as a competitive swimmer is done, you still continue to learn more about the sport and have time to reflect. Here are 15 very real and very honest truths about swimming: 1. Swimming isn’t like any other sport, so don’t expect it to be. Swimming is unique for many reasons and is truly unlike any other sport. You don’t get a timeout in the middle of your 400 IM, no matter how bad ...
@SwimXps True that #swimming #truths ...
  
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Longtime USMS Volunteer Ted Haartz Dies at 92
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Jan. 6, 2021— When he learned about the 1st Annual National Masters Swimming Championship, Ted Haartz figured he and a few of his friends could be competitive at the 1971 version of the meet.
@SwimXps Ted Haartz passes at age 92, longtime masters #swimming volunteer
@GoodbyeChlorine RIP Ted Haartz, longtime master #swimming volunteer and Hall of Famer
  
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Karen Zemlin crosses English Channel, makes Minnesota Swimming Hall of Fame
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May 3, 2020 MINNESOTA— Karen (Bosveld) Zemlin, 52, made history last month when she became the first open-water swimmer inducted into the Minnesota Swimming Hall of Fame.
@SwimXps Karen Zemlin Honored: Minnesota Swimming Hall of Fame
@GoodbyeChlorine Karen Zemlin first open-water swimmer honored in Minnesota Swimming Hall of Fame
  
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Cecilia McCloskey Has Broken 11 Masters National Records in 2020 so Far
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April 8, 2020— With nearly all swimmers reaching their prime between their late teens to early 30s, masters swimming gives an opportunity for swimmers all over to continue competing at any age. Swim Fort Lauderdale’s Cecilia McCloskey has been racing masters for over 30 years and has amassed numerous American Masters and World Masters records. With decades of experience in the pool, McCloskey is a clear example of the longevity the sport of swimming can provide. After making waves in the US masters swimming world for quite some time, the now 70 year-old is showing no signs of slowing down. Most rec ...
@SwimXps Congrats: Cecilia McCloskey swimming longevity, excellence
  
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101 Year Old Masters WR Holder George Corones Dies of Natural Causes at 101
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March 28, 2020— George Corones, an Australian masters swimmer, who made waves in 2018 for becoming the first 100+ year old to break 1:00 in the SCM 50 freestyle, died this morning of natural causes. Corones, a resident of Albany Creek, In Queensland, would’ve turned 102 years old on April 6th. Due to crowd restrictions put in place by the Australian government because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the family live streamed the funeral service, which was held today. The video of the service will be made available in the near future. Corones became a masters swimming icon in Australia for tearing up record ...
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Swimming Canada Cancels Summer Swim Season Through August In Coronavirus Crunch
SWIMMING WORLD NEWS
March 27, 2020— Swimming Canada has announced the cancellation of all summer 2020 national events due to the global coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic . The cancellations include the suspension of the Olympic and Paralympic trials that had been slated for rescheduling, and the wipe out of the Canadian Masters Swimming Championships (May 22-24, Etobicoke, Ont.), Canadian Junior Championships (July 22-27, Montreal), and Canadian Swimming Championships (Aug. 6-9, Edmonton). On the Olympic Trials Swimming Canada noted: “In light of the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, those plans ...
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Swim Ireland Shuts Up Swim Shop, Racing & Events, Until September
SWIMMING WORLD NEWS
March 25, 2020 IRELAND— Swim Ireland closed down its national competitions and events program until September 1 today as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic . The news comes with a call for all to observe lockdown measures and avoid training, that directive aimed at the National Team as much as club swimmers. In a statement, Swim Ireland noted: Swim Ireland closed down its national competitions and events program until September 1 today as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
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International Swimming Hall of Fame Induction Weekend Postponed Until Fall of 2020
SWIMMING WORLD NEWS
March 20, 2020— The International Swimming Hall of Fame (ISHOF) Induction Weekend has been postponed to the fall of this year (2020) due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. A tentative date of October 2nd and 3rd has been selected pending the availability of honorees, award winners, and successful negotiations with Marriott and sponsors. At this point, our Masters of Ceremonies – Rowdy Gaines and Debbie Meyer – have reaffirmed their intent to remain co-emcees for the event. Brenden Hansen has won a total of 25 medals in major international competition; 18 gold, four silver, and three bronze – spanning the ...
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Champion's Mojo: Coronavirus Crisis Counseling Message, Episode #55
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March 17, 2020— Tune in for tips on how to stay in a positive mental place amid the disappointments and cancellations connected to coronavirus, COVID-19. Kelly Palace and Maria Parker share their advice for not feeling overwhelmed or helpless as the world takes on coronavirus and its spread. Episode Topics and Mentions Coronavirus COVID-19 Master’s degree in counseling Women’s NCAA swimming championships USA Swimming Anger Sadness Disappointment Resiliency Mononucleosis University of Virginia North Carolina State Masters Swimming Mental Training/Mindset Visualization Ending the Season on your terms ...
@SwimXps Podcast: How to stay positive amid #coronavirus disappointments
  
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US Masters Swimming Cancels Spring National Championship
SWIMMING WORLD NEWS
March 14, 2020— US Masters Swimming has cancelled the 2020 USMS Spring National Championship and suspended all education courses through at least April 30. US Masters Swimming also strongly recommended all Local Masters Swimming Committees (LMSCs) suspend all of their sanctioned competitions until at least April 30 because of COVID-19 concerns, the organization announced Friday. US Masters Swimming stated: Extraordinary Events In Swimming History:
@SwimXps US Masters swimming cancels spring nationals, recommends suspension until at least April 30
  
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European Aquatics Championships Swim Into Choppy Waters As Hungary Declares State Of Emergency & Locks Borders
SWIMMING WORLD NEWS
March 13, 2020— Friday the 13th. Perhaps it was inevitable. The European Aquatics Championships and swimming showcase for the continent , scheduled for Budapest in May, hangs on a thread today after Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban declared a state of emergency over the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and locked the nation’s borders. The decision immediately caused the postponement of the Giro d’Italia , the cycling event having been scheduled to start in Hungary this month, the tour having already had to take account of the emergency lockdown in force at home in Italy.
@SwimXps Hungary closes their borders in state of emergency #coronavirus
  
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U.S. Masters Swimming Cancels Spring Nationals, Recommends No Meets Until May
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March 13, 2020— U.S. Masters Swimming has officially cancelled its Spring National Championship meet in late April, and is recommending a suspension of all competition through April 30. USMS Spring Nationals were set to take place from April 23-26 in San Antonio, Texas. But U.S. Masters Swimming has already called off that event, and says it is strongly recommending that all local Masters swimming committees suspend any competitions through the end of April. That’s just the latest in a long line of cancellations due to the worldwide novel 2019 coronavirus pandemic.
@SwimXps US Masters #swimming cancels spring nationals #coronavirus
  
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83-year-old beats cancer twice, sets 50 swimming world records
INDIANA DAILY STUDENT
March 2, 2020— At age 83, Hiroshi Matsumoto has smashed masters swimming world records 50 times and even beaten cancer twice to boot.

But the glory from such achievements isn't enough to satisfy the Saga Prefecture native, who swims 2,000 meters on a daily basis, and is determined to set another world record.
@SwimXps A great story of #determination and #perseverance ...
@GoodbyeChlorine Hiroshi Matsumoto, keep on #swimmin'
  
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97-year-old Master Swimmer set to break record this weekend in Bozeman
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Feb. 26, 2020— Over 70 master swimmers from across the state will jump into the pool this weekend. That including Charlotte Sandal from Helena, she’s 97-years-old. If she competes, she’ll be the first U.S. Masters record holder in the age bracket 95 to 99.
@SwimXps Charlotte Sandal will be the first U.S. Masters 95-99 record holder if she competes this weekend
  
Bozeman masters swim meet to host competitors of all ages
BOZEMAN DAILY CHRONICLE
Feb. 19, 2020— The oldest age group listed is for 100- to 104-year-olds, but the rules say anyone older wanting to compete will be accommodated.
@SwimXps Bozeman to host #masters #swim meet.
  
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Check out the Winter Swimming World Championships 2020 – Lake Bled | Swimmer's Daily
SWIMMER'S DAILY
Feb. 5, 2020— See the video.
@SwimXps Very very cool #swimming
  
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YMCA to offer ‘Masters Swim’ class perfect for Knoxville Marathon training | Swimmer's Daily
SWIMMER'S DAILY
Feb. 5, 2020— Make a splash on race day with a little cross-training.
@SwimXps Training for Knoxville (running) Marathon? Check out this #swim class for #crosstraining
  
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Burke named 2019 Arkansas All-American Swimmer
Jan. 28, 2020— Dotty Burke has been named the Arkansas Master Swimmer of the Year for 2019.
@SwimXps Congrats: Dotty Burke has been named the Arkansas #Master #Swimmer of the Year
  
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Record-Breaking Masters Swimmer John Harrison Dies at 105
SWIMSWAM
Jan. 23, 2020— One of the world's most accomplished centenarian masters swimmers John Harrison died last week at 105-years old.
  

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