Thursday saw a new swimming world record break, this time by a 99-year-old Australian man of Greek descent.

George Corones, who turns 100 in less than two months completed the 50 metre freestyle swim in 56.12 seconds at the Commonwealth Games trials on the Gold Coast.

“We have just witnessed history in the making!” The Australian Dolphins Swim Team posted on Facebook while watching Corones touch the finish line.

The champion swam alone in the 100-104 category.

Corones always loved the sport and was an avid swimmer in his childhood and adolescence years but only started competing at the age of 80.

Since then he has broken several records and he plans to keep swimming even after he turns 100.