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Ryan Harty Breaks New England 200 Backstroke Record

New England 200 Backstroke Record Broken!

Ryan Harty broke the 200 Backstroke record in the 11-12 year old age group on Sunday, December 4, 2008 at the Cape Cod swim meet at the Maritime Academy in Buzzard’s Bay.  Harty swam several events on Saturday and was 2-100ths of a seconds off of breaking the 400 IM New England record and one second off of the New England 200 Fly record.    On Sunday, Harty swam the 200 Backstroke and went out a 1:02 at the 100 and came back a 1:05 for a final time of 2:07.70.  The previous New England record was held by Patrick Myers with a time of 2:07.86 set in 2005.