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Records go crashing in masters meeting

The City of Milton Keynes masters swim team held their own meet at Stantonbury Leisure Centre, the event attracting over 250 swimmers from 59 different clubs with swimmers from as far afield as Hungary and Luxembourg competing.

The home team finished as top club with 401 points, with Barnet Copthall winning the Comerford Trophy as the top visiting club. Swimmers were invited to donate the cost of their medals to charity, with 200 being raised for Willen Hospice.

In the 60 to 64 age group, Iris Bellis won the 200m freestyle, and Janet Masters won the 50m freestyle and backstroke events, winning a silver in the 50m butterfly. In the 50 to 54, group, Annette Thatcher won the 50m butterfly as well as the 50m and 100m breaststroke events. Peter Iles broke his own county record when winning the 50m butterfly, Peter also winning the 200m freestyle and finishing second in the 50m freestyle, while Chris Ayers picked up two silvers and a bronze.

In the 45 to 49 age group, Tom Morrow won both the 50m and 100m breaststroke events, and also won the 200m IM while Jonathan Scopes won the 200m freestyle. GB record holder Maggie Smith turned to the sprints to win the 50m freestyle and broke new Midland and county records when winning the 50m butterfly.

In the 40 to 45 group, Belinda Comerford picked up a silver in the 50m freestyle while in the 35 to 39 age group, Joanne Minion won the 50m breaststroke and picked up minor medals in the 50m freestyle, backstroke and butterfly events.

There was a bronze for Jonathan Mooney who set a personal best time in the 100m breaststroke, and two bronze medals for James Dawson in the 50m breaststroke and butterfly events with a bronze in the 50m freestyle for Mark Weedon.

In the 30 to 34 age group, Sheelah Turner won all three of her events, setting a new county records in the 50m breaststroke with a time of 35.64s. She also set a meet record in the 200m medley and won the 100m breaststroke. New member Lindsay Weedon just got pipped by Sheelah in both breaststroke events but picked up a bronze in the 50m freestyle.

Julie Graham won medals in four of her five events, winning the 50m freestyle in 29.42. Rob Wilford won the 100m backstroke and picked up bronze medals in the 50m backstroke and butterfly events, and there was also a bronze in the 200m freestyle for Rachael James.

The 25 to 29 age group saw Alan Merry win a bronze in the 100m backstroke and James Privett picked up a bronze in the 50m backstroke while in the 19 to 24 group, sprinter Sam Hammond won all three of her events, setting new meet records in the 50m backstroke and freestyle events.

Chloe Read won the 50m breaststroke, and picked up a silver in the 50m backstroke, and there was also a silver in the 50m backstroke for Graham Allison with two medals for Gareth Llewellyn, a silver in the 50m breaststroke and a bronze in the 50m freestyle.

 
 
 

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