Villages Athlete is a Winner at the 2019 National Senior Games

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Patrice Hirr

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Patrice Hirr, a swimmer from The Villages, was among the athletes from Lake, Marion and Sumter Counties winning medals at the 2019 National Senior Games, held June 15-24 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Hirr, the 2009 Florida Senior Games Female Athlete of the Year, won six gold medals in six
events. Included among Hirr’s medal-winning performances in the 70-74 age group was a
37.60 record time in the 50-yard Butterfly.

The distance between Florida and New Mexico did not deter Florida athletes, as 687
made the trip out west for competition in 20 sports, winning a total of 450 medals—the third highest of all 50 U.S. states. Nearly 14,000 athletes, age 50 and over, competed at the 2019 National Senior Games.

For more information on these games, as well as the upcoming 2019 Florida
Senior Games presented by Humana, Dec. 7-15 in Fort Lauderdale, please visit

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