The need for speed

I walk by this plaque most mornings on the way to and from the pool but I’d never stopped to read it until now.

Pip Gould’s record in the 200 only held for a few months, and the time has dropped steadily since then. The current record is 2:04.06, set by Missy Franklin in the 2012 Olympics.

Pip is 78 now and still lives in Auckland according to Wikipedia. Maybe she’s one of the ladies I see knocking out laps in the next lane over.

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