Earlier today, vision impaired New Zealand swimmer Mary Fisher set an unofficial world record in the women’s S11 400m freestyle during the New Zealand Short Course Championships being held at Wellington Regional Aquatic Centre, Kilbirnie. Her time of 5:16.98 was .32 seconds faster than the previous record of 5:17.30.
Her record still needs to be ratified before becoming official. Fisher is doing well at this competition, having won the women’s 200m freestyle and women’s 50m butterfly.
Fisher is one of the top New Zealand disability swimmers. At the recently completed Pan Pacific Para-Swimming Championships in Pasadena, California, she won a gold in the women’s 100m butterfly and a gold in the women’s 50m freestyle.