Guildford City Swimming Club’s Mike Hodgson has set new European and world records at the Fina World Masters Championships in Budapest.
Competing in the 50/54-year category, he set a new European record of 1:07.85 in the 100m breaststroke.
Later with Michelle Ware, David Bryant and Lynda Coggins, in the 4x50m mixed medley relay (200/239), the quartet won the title in a world-record time of 1:59.99.
County masters organiser Jim Boucher said there was plenty to appreciate and feel good about in masters swimming.
He said: “This world record is a truly amazing breakthrough, not just for Surrey, but for Great Britain.
“The world scene has only really seen, in earlier years, our elders winning medals.
“But Mike as well as other clubs up and down the country are making the breakthrough in very, very competitive age groups and events.”
Hodgson also set a new European record in the 50m butterfly – clocking in at 26.56sec – and took silver in the 100m butterfly and 200m breaststroke.
On the final day of events at the Duna Arena, he topped it off with a win in the 50m breaststroke – in a world-record time of 30.26sec – while team-mate Michelle Ware (40/44) claimed silver in the 50m backstroke.
Elsewhere at the championships, Surrey/London masters club Spencer Swim Team had podium success too.
Grace Isaac (85/89) took silver in the 50m, 100m and 200m backstroke; Diane Ford (70/74) came third in the 50m breaststroke and won the 100m and 200m breaststroke; and Amanda Heath (60/64) claimed bronze in the 200m and 400m individual medleys and bronze and gold respectively in the 100m and 200m breaststroke.
Greg Kahn (45/49) came third in the 100m butterfly, took silver in the 50m and 100m backstroke and won the 200m backstroke; while Jack Marriott (25/29) set a new European record of 24.27sec in the 50m butterfly.
Its men’s team claimed silver in the 4x50m medley relay (120/159).
The full results are available here.