Trip Hedrick Breaks Master’s WR in 65-69 50m Butterfly

Trip Hedrick set a world record in the 65-69 age group for the 50 meter butterfly at the Minnesota Masters LCM Championship.

Hedrick, 67, swam a time of 28.38 to break the former record of 28.54 that was set by Joseph Claret of Spain back in 2009. With his performance, he also took down his own national record of 28.66 in the event.

Hedrick’s swim came after years of heart issues according to the Mayo Clinic. At the age of 46, Hedrick suffered his first heart attack, which included a 99% blockage of his left anterior descending artery. In the resulting surgery, Hedrick had multiple stents placed in his heart to alleviate the blockage. Although that initially worked, he also had to undergo coronary bypass surgery, which helped his condition. 

The former coach of the Iowa State University collegiate swim program, Hedrick has had a successful master’s career, setting 18 national records. He is also has 166 individual and 31 relay All-American honors. A butterfly specialist, he still holds the 50-54 world record in the 50 yard butterfly at 23.17 that he set in 2004. Hedrick is also the former world record holder in the event for the 60-64 age group, which was taken down by Hugo Bergman in 2018. 


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5 months ago

Awesome, congrats Trip!

Last edited 5 months ago by Wethorn
Old sprinter
5 months ago

Super fast. Way to go Trip!

5 months ago

I witnessed this in person! What a great guy.

Trip has given me butterfly tips in the past that has helped my butterfly.

I love seeing Trip at competitions!

Don Wagner
5 months ago

Impressive Trip, You’re a role model for the rest of us!

Bill Spahn
5 months ago

Fantastic Trip. Way to go

Seth Huston
5 months ago

Way to go Trip! Will you double down and swim the 100 fly?

Reply to  Seth Huston
5 months ago

He might be a pure sprinter.

5 months ago

How did he do this???? AMAZING!

Sam Kendricks
5 months ago

Attaway to go Trip!

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