A Time Of Change For World Records

May 1953 and again in 1957 will forever represent watershed moments in the sport of swimming. Sixty years ago today, butterfly celebrated its first official world record and 56 years ago the sport witnessed a wave of world records established under new rules that only recognised global efforts if swam in pools 50 metres (or 55 yards) long

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May 1953 and again in 1957 will forever represent watershed moments in the sport of swimming. Sixty years ago today, butterfly celebrated its first official world record and 56 years ago the sport witnessed a wave of world records established under new rules that only recognised global efforts if swam in pools 50 metres (or 55 yards) long

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