104-year-old Sets 2 New World Swimming Records

104-year-old Sets 2 New World Swimming Records

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104yo swimmer Jaring Timmerman-FlickrA 104-year-old Winnipeg man swam his way into the record books, finishing two races and becoming the world’s oldest masters swimmer.

Pan Am Pool was packed with family members, friends and swimming fans who cheered on Jaring Timmerman as he completed the 50-metre backstroke and 50-metre freestyle races at a masters swimming meet Friday night.

Simply by finishing, Timmerman — who turns 105 in February — has established two world records and created a new competition category for swimmers aged 105 to 109.

(READ the story from the CBC)

Thanks to Cynde Fetherston for sending the link!

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