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Swimmers Meyers, Silverman set world records at Paralympic CanAms
Swimmers Meyers, Silverman set world records at Paralympic CanAms

Baltimore's Becca Meyers and Ian Silverman set world records on the opening day of the 2014 U.S. Paralympics Swimming Spring National Championships/Spring CanAms on Thursday at Miami's Ransom Everglades School. The event, which runs through Saturday, serves as the U.S. team qualifier for the Pan Pacific Para-Swimming Championships in August. Meyers, a Loyola Maryland student from Timonium, who competes in the S13 classification, won the women's 1500-meter freestyle in 17 minutes, 53.90 seconds in the morning session to smash the world record. The previous world record of 19:41.95 was set by American Elizabeth Scott in September 2000. "It was incredible," Meyers...

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