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Swimmers break world records at SCAC long meet

Posted: June 12, 2008 2:13 a.m.
Updated: August 13, 2008 5:03 a.m.
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On May 18, world records were broken when the Santa Clarita Masters Club and the Santa Clarita Aquatic Center hosted a Long Course Meet.

The meet consists of competitors swimming 50-meter lengths versus the usual configuration of 25-yards.

Rita Simonton, 90, broke the world record for the womens' 1500-meter freestyle setting a mark of 36 minutes, 28.48 seconds. The previous world record in this event was 42:30.27.

Jurgen B. Schmidt, 85, broke the world record for the mens' 1500 with a mark of 29:12.85. the previous record was set at 29:35.88.

Erick Hochstein, 40, broke the record for the 100 freestyle with a time of 53.229, previous record was 53.45.

Dawn Heckman, 31, broke the record for the 1500 freestyle coming in at 17:32.48, previous record held was 17:38.70

The meet was officially sanctioned by the United States Masters Swimming Association.

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