The records continue to tumble at the National Amateur Athletic Union Swimming Championships in Kansas City, Kansas, U.
GV Men's 800 metres freestyle relay in progress
GV Race continues and crowd watch (2 shots)
SV Steve Furniss finishing third leg and handing over to Bruce Furniss
SV Steve Furniss laying exhausted on side of pool
SV Bruce Furniss swimming and finishing as crowd applaud (2 shots)
SV Winners embrace each other
Initials CL/1747 CL/1800
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Background: The records continue to tumble at the National Amateur Athletic Union Swimming Championships in Kansas City, Kansas, U.S.A. The latest came on Saturday (23 August) when a team from Long Beach Swimming Club broke the world record for the men's 800 metres freestyle relay.
The team: 20-year-old Rex Fraquerro, 17-year-old Tim Shaw and the Furniss brothers, 22-year-old Steve and 18-year-old Bruce shaved three seconds off the previous standard.
The U.S. national team set the old record of 7 minutes 33 seconds two years ago in Yugoslavia.
Of the Long Beach team, Tim Shaw and Bruce Furniss are individual world record holders in freestyle events.