British Masters Championships 2019
14 - 16 June 2019 at Wales National Pool, Swansea. Hosted by Swim Wales. Wincanton swimmers (and your Somerset ASA Masters reps) Philippa O'Grady and Adele Parham are pictured below at the event.
Almost 90 records were shattered during an exciting three days of action as more than 680 swimmers from across the country took part in the competitionin which a total of 66 British, 16 European and five new world bests were set.
Download a full list of all the record holders.
There were 24 British records, 7 European records and 2 World records on Day 1. Wincanton swimmers enjoyed two golds and 1 silver. In Session 3’s 200m Breaststroke, Philippa O'Grady (50-54 Yrs) entered on 3:06.60 won with 3:08.71 and John Anderson (65-69 Yrs) seeded 3:16.17 won in 3:17.78. Session 2 saw Adele Parham obliterate her seeded 6:37.42, clocking 6:22.35 to finish second in the 50-54 Yrs age group. Frome’s Cherie Crozier also improved on her 1:37.30 entry time to record 1:36.85 in the 55-59 Yrs 100m Freestyle.
One gold, four silver and four bronze medals for Wincanton swimmers on day two! Report to follow.
Wincanton Masters swimmers bagged another gold and 3 silver medals on Day 2 to add to their collection. Report to follow.
More of the same in 2020
Meanwhile, the 2020 British Masters Championships (Long Course) will be hosted by Swim England at Sheffield’s Ponds Forge International Pool from 24-26 April. The event is being held early than usual as the LEN European Championships, taking place in Budapest, are scheduled for 1-6 June 2020.
Sharon Lock, Swim England National Masters Development Officer, said: “It was great to see so many of the Masters community taking part in the British Masters Championships. The event was a huge success and it was pleasing to see so many records broken. We’ll look forward to more of the same in Sheffield next year.”
Further details about the 2020 British Masters Championships will be revealed at a later date.
View 2019 event programme and 2019 results
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