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More records during day two heats of New Zealand Short Course Championships

Para Swimmer Mary Fisher has broken a world record in the 400m freestyle at the New Zealand Short Course Championships in Wellington this morning.

Glenn Snyders also broke his second New Zealand short course record in this morning’s heats of the 50m breaststroke.

Fisher (Capital) went under the old time of 5:17.30 recording 5:16.98 at the meet being held at the Wellington Regional Aquatic Centre, Kilbirnie.

Her record will be subject to ratification.

Snyders was happy with his result this morning breaking the old record of 26.61, clocking in at 26.58.

“It was good; I mean that was a New Zealand Record, so a best time, anytime you do a best time is a good time,” Snyders said.

“It was good to just back it up from last night; I was a little bit disappointed with the final but that was a different day and a different swim.”

The North Shore swimmer won’t be swimming tonight’s final though as he heads back up to Auckland this afternoon to travel to Singapore for an invitational meet.

Snyder’s absence in the final will leave the next fastest qualifiers Jeffrey Arona-Tuifana’e from the National High Performance Centre (Howick Pakuranga, 28.12) and Shaquile Vaotu’ua (Howick Pakuranga, 28.77) a chance to battle for the gold.

North Shore’s Mitchell Donaldson was fastest in the men’s 200 individual medley heats in 2:01.47.

Helena Gasson (Fairfield) was fastest in the women’s 200m individual medley with a time of 2:16.46.

In the men’s 100 backstroke Matthew Stanley (Matamata) was fastest in 53.91.

Fellow Commonwealth teammate Laura Quilter (North Shore) was quickest in the women’s 100 backstroke in 1:01.12.

Kendall Reidy (Central Hawkes Bay) was top qualifier in the women’s 50m breaststroke with a time of 32.28.

Capital’s Emma Robinson, who trains with the Wellington Regional High Performance Centre (WHRPC), topped the women’s 400m freestyle in 4:14.74 followed by Charlotte Webby (AquaBladz, New Plymouth, 4:19.54) and Carina Doyle (Neptune, WRHPC, 4:23.42).