Olympian’s 36-year-old record falls to young Sam Lowe

WITH the Rothschild Island Championships looming fast at the end of this month the Guernsey Swimming Club’s Rothschild 100m series at St Sampson’s High proved highly useful.

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WITH the Rothschild Island Championships looming fast at the end of this month the Guernsey Swimming Club’s Rothschild 100m series at St Sampson’s High proved highly useful, especially for those swimmers training hard in the hope of being selected for the 2017 NatWest Island Games.

In total, five records fell over the three nights of competition, arguably the most outstanding swim coming from Samuel Lowe, who improved his 100m backstroke time by five seconds to smash Brent Lang’s 36-year-old record set in 1981 by 1.02sec.

Lang, it should be remembered, went on to win an Olympic Games gold medal as part of the USA’s 4x100m freestyle relay team in Seoul in 1988.

  • Full report in Friday's Guernsey Press.