Masters National Short Corse Championships

Jason Ellis

Masters National Short Corse Championships

Sheffield 28-30th November 2021

This event is one of the premier masters events of the year and 11 WDSC masters went to compete -

Fran Kidd, Ami Pantridge, Becky O’Brien, Sam Usher, Pip Williams, Ben Allsop, Dave Gee, Keith Goggin, Matt Conrad-Jones, Charlie Messenger, Adam Barrett.

It was absolutely fantastic to see so many old friends, make new ones, swim some great races and watch some incredible records being broken. 

I think we all enjoyed the 200+ 4x100 freestyle relay most - a very close battle for third and all of us in the team working hard for each other. That is what Masters swimming is all about - teamwork, fun, friendship with a dose of craziness thrown in for good measure.

WDSC masters came away with a World record, a European record, 6 Golds, 3 Silver and 2 Bronze, as well as 9 club records.

As ever our thanks go to Dave Gee and all our coaches - all their hard work through lockdown and since have ensured great results all round.

Adam Barrett (25-29)

100 butterfly Gold, World, European, British and Club records

50 butterfly Gold, European, British and Club records

Becky O’Brien (30-34)

100 free Gold, Club record

200 free Gold, Club record

300 free Gold, Club record

400 free Gold, Club record

Pip Williams (55-59)

50 breaststroke Silver

50 backstroke Silver

100 breaststroke Bronze

50 butterfly Bronze

Sam Usher (45-49)

1500 free Silver, Club record

200 free Club record

100 breaststroke Club record

Keith Goggin (40-44)

50 free Club record