A record-setting 44-year-old swimmer gives and gains inspiration at youth competitions
By Katherine Nichols, Star Bulletin
For most people, getting older means slowing down. But 44-year-old Karlyn Pipes-Neilsen is an exception. She has set 147 masters swimming world records in every distance from 100 yards to 5 kilometers. Forty-six of those records -- in multiple strokes and age categories -- are still current. In 2004 she was named World Masters swimmer of the Year, and in 1988 she was the oldest swimmer to hold a Division II NCAA record.
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