Dara Torres sets a new 50m Fly Record Twice

Dara Torres
Dara Torres

Dara Torres has broken the 50 meter fly record at the Texas Senior Circut swim meet at Texas A&M. She broke her own American record in the 50-meter butterfly on Friday night during finals after she set the previous record during prelims on Friday.

The 42-year-old Torres, who won three silver medals in Beijing last summer, touched the wall in 25.72 seconds in the final, improving on her record time of 25.84 seconds from the morning preliminaries.

Both times beat Jenny Thompson’s American record of 26.00 seconds, set in Barcelona, Spain, in 2003. Marleen Veldhuis, of the Netherlands, set the world record of 25.33 seconds in April.

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