GOLD Relay Breaks Masters World Record At June Krauser Summer Splash
Lee Childs, Keefe Lodwig, Cav Cavanaugh and George Schmidt

GOLD Relay Breaks Masters World Record At June Krauser Summer Splash

 

By Sharon Robb

July 20, 2015—-Lee Childs, Keefe Lodwig, Cav Cavanaugh and George Schmidt broke a world masters long course record this past weekend at the 10th annual June Krauser

Summer Splash Masters meet at North County Aquatic Complex in Jupiter.

The GOLD foursome of Schmidt, 65, Lodwig, 72, Cavanaugh, 80, and Childs, 67, broke the 400-meter freestyle relay record for combined age of 280 in 4 minutes, 35.76 seconds, breaking the existing record by ten seconds.

Lars Ferron, 60, of GOLD competing in five events, was high point scorer in his age group. He swam a career-best to win the 100-meter butterfly in 1:15.15 and also won the 200-meter butterfly in 3:16.57, 200-meter individual medley in 3:15.72 and 400-meter individual medley in 7:06.92 and was second in the 400-meter freestyle in 5:54.84.

Ferron teamed with George Schmidt, 65, Peggy McDonnell, 60, and Celia Devanney to win the 240-279 age group 400-meter medley relay in 5:23.32, expected to be ranked among the Top 5 in the world.

The next masters event is the July 24-26 Dixie Zone Long Course Championships in Greenville, S.C. The next Florida masters meet is the Aug. 15 Last Chance Long Course Meter Meet at Coral Spring Aquatic Complex.

Full results are posted at www.dixiezone.org.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

 

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