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Australia`s oldest relay swimmers national record broken

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With a combined age of 360 years, an Australian men's swim team have broken the national age record for the 4x50 meter relay at the New South Wales State Masters Swimming Championships on Sunday.
The four men aged 87, 90, 91 and 92 decided to challenge for the record a second time, after a former member John-William Steen, died a day before their first attempt in 2016.
"I persuaded at a funeral of one of my swimmers, when they saw me they asked how I was swimming and said why don't we start a relay team?" former British navy swimmer, John Sheridan told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

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