Relay Swim Team Comprised Of Athletes In Their 80’s And 90’s Set New World Record

Photo: Growing Bolder

There’s aging like a fine wine, and then there’s aging like John Corse, 93, Ed Graves, 92, Betty Lorenzi, 89, and Joan Campbell, 84.

The four of them are Masters swimmers who recently broke the world record in the 200-meter freestyle relay in the 360+ division.

The record was formerly held by Japan, but this fierce foursome smashed it by 15 seconds at the Rowdy Gaines Masters Classic, where former high school, college, and Olympic swimmers hit the water.

Betty Lorenzi, who swam the third leg of the race, even came back after breaking her neck in a fall a few years ago.

“I’m still learning about life. That’s what’s helped me along.” – she told Growing Bolder .

Have a look at their story in this video:

Talk about role models for positive aging.

Kim Constantinesco

Kim Constantinesco

As the founder and editor-in-chief of Purpose2Play.com, Kim Constantinesco dives under the surface hype to illuminate heroes in the sports world. Whether talking with the first man with cerebral palsy to summit Mt. Kilimanjaro, or the first woman to mountain bike across Afghanistan, Kim has a keen interest in shining the spotlight on ordinary people doing extraordinary things. She believes it's time media starts placing a higher value on the people and communities who are actively doing something to make the world a little better. Previously, she covered the Denver Broncos and the NFL for seven seasons. Her work has been featured on NFL.com, CBS Sports, Fox Sports, The New York Times, and USA Today. She resides in Denver, CO. When not working, she can be found deep in the Rocky Mountains throwing backflips on her snowboard. Follow Kim on Twitter: @KimCon14
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