Rochester woman inducted into Senior Sports Hall of Fame

Swimmer Barbara Larsen of Rochester holds the plaque commemorating her induction into the Minnesota Senior Sports Association Hall of Fame. At left is Hall of Fame Chair Lowell Thompson.

Barbara Larsen, a swimmer from Rochester who currently holds 36 of a possible 53 state age-class records, has been inducted into the Minnesota Senior Sports Hall of Fame.

The induction ceremony took place May 13 in Vadnais Heights.

Larsen won four gold medals, one silver and one bronze in the 2015 National Senior Games, which were held in the Twin Cities. In those games, she broke five Minnesota masters state records — and in each case, it was her own record she was breaking.

Ten people were inducted into the Hall of Fame, including senior athletes, people whose actions have created opportunities for seniors to participate in active sports activities and persons whose participation has been an inspiration for others.

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