Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Record Breaking Laura Val

Laura Val already holds all of the short course meter freestyle World Records in the 55-59 age group. Since aging up to the women's 60-64 age group this year she's wasted no time continuing her record breaking ways. At this past weekend's Pacific Swimming Championship in Santa Cruz, CA Val set no less then ten masters world long course records.

Val, representing Tamalpais Masters, put on a show during the 1500 meter freestyle in what could be considered the finest Masters swim performance ever - she broke almost all the freestyle records for the 60-64 age group! She set a new 100m, 200m, 400m and 800m on her way to setting a new 1500m record of 19:52.85, smashing the previous best of 21:16.05.

Val, racing in the blueseventy NeroTX, completed the freestyle sweep by just missing breaking the thirty second mark in the 50m freestyle (she touched the wall in 30.00). She capped off the meet with a world record sweep of all the butterfly events and the 400 IM.

Congratulations Val on a truly epic meet! She now owns the short course and long course world records in all the freestyle events for the 55-59 and 60-64 age groups.

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