Feeling the thrill of breaking a world record is something some swimmers have to wait until they’re in their 30s for. Jared Timmerman waited until he was past 100.
Timmerman is the world record-holder in the 100-104 age group for four swimming events, and this week he added two more world records in the amazing 105-109 age bracket – a feat no other Canadian in history has achieved.
Timmerman, who turns 105 next month, is now eligible to compete in the 105-109 age group. His son said that he just achieved his lifetime best time of 3:09.55 in the 50-meter back at the Katherine Kerr Pentathlon over the weekend, following that up with a 2:52.48 in the 50 meter free. Both are now officially world records for that age group.
Since he started swimming at age 79, it’s safe to say that Timmerman’s swimming career has lasted longer than most collegiate swimmers. After these two latest records, there’s no doubt that he’s made the most of his hobby.
Watch a CTV report on Timmerman’s story below: