Dr George Corones (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery '44) who will turn 100 in April, has just smashed not one, but two swimming world records.
In world-record-breaking style, Dr Corones touched the wall at the end of the 50m pool at the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre in 56-seconds, and took just two-and-a-half minutes to swim the 100m — breaking both records for his 100 to 104 age group. The events were part of the Commonwealth Games trials held at the beginning of this month.
During his swim competitors, spectators and members of Dr Corones’s family were there to support him. For each race, son Harry stood alongside his father as he took his mark on the starting block.
Dr Corones took 35 seconds off the existing men's 50m freestyle record, he swam alone in race, and the crowd erupted in cheers as he broke the previous record for his age group.
Dr Corones has said his motto is "move around, move and don't slow down as you get older. If you sit you die. Do what you did yesterday, today and every day after."
Watch the video of George’s record-breaking swim here.