20 Mar 2013

Paralympians break records at national swim champs

6:44 pm on 20 March 2013

Paralympics stars Sophie Pascoe and Mary Fisher stole the limelight with two world records each on the third day of the New Zealand Swimming Championships in Auckland.

Pascoe and Fisher, who won 10 medals between them at the London Paralympics, both set world records in the morning heats of the 50 metre butterfly and both went under those times again in their respective classes in the finals.

Olympians Glenn Snyders and Lauren Boyle both qualified in a further event for July's World Championships in the 50 breaststroke and 200 freestyle respectively.

This brings the number of qualifiers to five swimmers in nine events.