Sun City Carolina Lakes swimmer Fred Ruppenthal is just getting better with age.
The 78-year-old won six gold medals in the Beaufort County Senior Games in Bluffton on Nov. 1, 2011, two of them in events he doesn’t usually swim in.
“They are beautiful medals, with a torch on the front,” he said.
Ruppenthal, who has dominated the state’s senior swimming scene since he moved here in 2007, won four freestyle events and two backstroke events.
Here are his results: