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Wycombe Team Spirit at Masters National Championships

Wycombe Team Spirit at Masters National Championships

The WDSC Masters' team, ever-youthful, always-happy, and recently-crowned County Champions, was in action once again; this time at the Swim England short-course Masters National Championships taking place at the iconic Sheffield Ponds Forge International Sports Centre on 27-29 October.

Before even mentioning the medal winners the headline statistic is that over 75% of the 41 individual swims were PBs. And that's a great testament to the consistent hard work of all the swimmers and the dedication of their coaches in what is a vibrant and growing Masters section at WDSC. All those early mornings and tough sessions are clearly paying dividends.

The team of Greg Whyte, Matt Conrad-Jones, Greg du Tetre, Patrick Ahern, Sarah Collin, Ami Pantridge, Jo Beardsworth and Pip Williams swam mixed relays for the first time, performing well in the 200+ age group where the combined age of the 4 swimmers has to be over 200..!

Across the team there were some fantastic top 10 and top 20 placings; with a special mention to Jo Beardsworth who placed 4th in the 50m, 100m and 200m backstroke races, which must be some kind of record in itself. Also, Greg du Tetre was 5th in 100m breast and 6th in 200m breast and Matt Conrad-Jones was 6th in 200IM.

The medal winners were:

Greg Whyte

  • GOLD 1500m free 18.33.11
  • GOLD 100m back 1.07.43
  • GOLD 200m back 2.28.87
  • SILVER 200m free 2.08.31
  • SILVER 50m back 31.27

Pip Williams

  • GOLD 50m breast 38.69
  • SILVER 100IM 1.20.07
  • SILVER 100m breast 1.29.31
  • BRONZE 50m back 36.79
  • BRONZE 50m free 30.27
  • BRONZE 50m fly 33.76

Relays

BRONZE 4x100m mixed medley 200+

  • Back – Jo Beardsworth
  • Breast – Pip Williams
  • Fly – Greg Whyte
  • Free - Matt Conrad-Jones

SILVER 4x50m mixed free 200+

  • Matt Conrad-Jones
  • Jo Beardsworth
  • Pip Williams
  • Greg Whyte

Well done to all of the WDSC Masters' team! And a big thank you to David Gee and all of the WDSC Coaching Team for supporting them.