The 2023 Open Water East Region Championships saw eight of the Club’s swimmers competing. Spanning a fifty year age range, they enjoyed success at both county and regional level, over distances from 1K to 5K.
Lyla Howard and Talia Staines both qualified for the National Open Water Championships to be held at the end of July, as mentioned in the full report.
Congratulations to our young members who won the inaugural Bedfordshire Junior League. Read here for a full report.
A 47 year difference in age but only 37 seconds apart; both Dave & Matt were crowned 200m Fly champions at the 2023 GB Masters.
Read here for a report behind the full statistics of 6 Gold, 5 Silver, 2 Bronze medals with 6 East Region, 10 Beds and 19 Club Masters records
Hats off to Graham Powell with no fewer than TEN Top 10 65 – 69 years’ Masters Ranking swims (6 SC and 4 LC) in 2022, according to LEN. That included two 3rd LC places and two 4th SC places.
Congratulations also to Dave Wright for his 7th place in the European 60 – 64 years’ 200m Butterfly LC rankings.
The 240+ years combo of Graham & Dave, together with Malcolm Barton and Colin Mayes were ranked 5th in Europe for their 4 x 100 Medley relay at the 2022 GB Masters.
All six of our competitors won Individual Medley Medals at the 9th Newmarket Masters & Seniors Meet with four new Club Masters record times being set. Full report here.
More East Region, Beds County and Club Masters records fell to Jo Mitchinson & Karen MacKenzie competing in Swansea and Bracknell.
Two new East Region, four County and eight Club records with three Gold, six Silver and three Bronze medals. That’s the way to kick start the new Masters season!
Our Masters were in fine form at the South East Long Course Masters Championships.
Congratulations to Graham Powell, Dave Wright, Alastair Gibb and John O’Rourke who collectively achieved 23rd position in the 2022 Decathlon Male Masters’ Team competition to finish as the top placed team in the East Region
Our Ladies team came 71st out of 374 clubs despite only participating in just 23 out of a potential maximum 40 qualifying place.
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