104-Year-Old Swimmer Sets World Records
Becomes oldest masters swimmer in history
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Canadian Jaring Timmerman began his swimming career at 79 and has kept it up for 25 years. This week he claimed two world records in the 105–109 age group.
Timmerman swam a lifetime best 3:09.55 in the 50-meter backstroke and a 2:52.48 in the 50-meter freestyle.
Though Timmerman is currently 104, he’ll turn 105 in February, which qualifies him to compete for records in the 105–109 age group, a category previously uncontested by any Canadian swimmer. Our guess is that he might not have too much competition in future events.