John Harrison (Godalming Swim Club) has just moved up to the 100-104 age group and took part in the SE region long course meet swimming.
In the 50m freestyle his time of 1m 31.19s broke the previous world record of 1m 40.46s which had stood since 1994.
In the same meet he broke the 100m freestyle world record with a swim of 3m 23.1s. This was originally last set in 1994 again with a time of 4m 05.28s.
He had a busy weekend in which he also took the 50m backstroke world record with a time of 1m 32.2s. His margin was bigger as the previous record was 1m 50.73.
All thee records which he broke had been held by Tom Lane of the USA.
It clearly does you good to keep the training going !
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Attached are the relevant documents for this years Spring Open Meet, which is being held at Five Rivers Leisure Centre in Salisbury on Sunday 21st April 2013.
The club committee are getting on with the task of recruiting a new head coach and this is an update of our progress so far. An advert has been placed with Swimming Times – respected journal – both on line and in the printed publication for a new head coach with a closing date of 30th November. We will then choose a number of candidates for interview during December with a decision hopefully being made before Christmas. Depending on notice period we anticipate a new coach being in place by end of January 2013, but this is very much dependant on the existing commitments of the chosen individual. Until a new head coach is in place we will be using experienced level 3 coaches to cover ALL sessions currently taken by Eric and assure all affected swimmers and parents, of the club’s commitment to provide the highest level of coaching and support. Any temporary coaches will continue with Eric’s programme to ensure the swimmers continue to progress towards upcoming competitions.
We would like to assure all C, B and B1 squad swimmers, as well as those in learn to swim, that, during this interim period, Dave Currie will continue to offer the same level of coaching and teaching and will only take on additional coaching duties if they do not interfere with his current commitments.