Meet the ripped 76-year-old who's still smashing swimming records.

Ex-British team swimmer Gordon Black returned to the pool at 55 for rehab following a collarbone injury. And he quickly rediscovered his love for the sport.

He took the Canadian 100m freestyle record for his age category. Then he moved to France with his wife Barbara, 70, to keep beating records.

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In April this year, Gordon beat the French National Masters swim record for 50m freestyle and is the World Aquatics top 10 for his age.

Gordon Black
He's still smashing swimming records

The author, originally from Aberdeen, Scotland, said: "I broke my collarbone and went back in the pool. It doesn't take a lot of exercise to make a lot of difference. I feel good every day. I feel the same as I always have."

Gordon started swimming for Britain team aged 20 and competed for five years. He became a finalist in the 1966 British Empire and Commonwealth Games.

He then turned his back on swimming due to low pay and moved to Canada. He worked various office jobs before becoming an equestrian coach.

"I left swimming because I had to make a living," he admitted.

Gordon Black
The 76-year-old has always loved swimming

Gordon thought he had left his swimming days behind him before he found himself back in the pool to help with a collarbone injury aged 55.

"I then thought I might as well go to a competition," he explained. "I got the 100m freestyle record aged 55 – it was one minute and two seconds."

He moved to France in 2004 and continued to swim and heads to the pool two to three times a week, preferring the front crawl.

When it comes to a strict regime, Gordon doesn't follow anything too demanding, instead just swims to keep himself in shape. He also spends his days writing romance and comedy novels.

Gordon Black
He feels as good as he did in his 20s

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He revealed: "The lifeguards are very respectful. They say this is the kind of shape they hope to be in when they are my age."

Gordon ranked fifth on the Fina World Top 10 Masters 75-79 50m Freestyle and 8th for 50m Breaststroke in 2022. He hopes to smash another record later this month and rank higher for the 50m freestyle.

"I like competing, I like to win," he concluded. "I still feel 20. Dangerously so. I hope to keep going."

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