WYCOMBE DISTRICT SWIMMING CLUB

British Masters Championships, Swansea 14-16th June 2019

Jason Ellis

British Masters Championships, Swansea 14-16th June 2019

 

The British Masters Championships was held at the SwimWales pool in Swansea between the 14th and 16th June 2019. As well as the usual suspects, there were two new members of the team, stepping up to compete in a national level meet for the first time. As qualifying times were set as a two tier system this year, we were really pleased that out team of 6 we all made the first selection with 25 swims between us.

 

As ever team spirit was high and we all supported each other loudly (!!) when a team member was swimming. The results speak for themselves and are testament to all the hard work done by us as a team and individuals, as well as our coaches - Dave, Patrick, Joe and Jordan.

These are the basic statistics: 

25 swims

14 PBs 

12 new Club records

3 gold

4 silver

4 bronze.

 

The stand-out swims came from Greg du Tertre who, in his first year in the 30-34 age group, smashed the opposition to win all three breaststroke titles - 50m, 100m and 200m. For good measure he also won a bronze in the 200m IM.

The 160+ 4x50 medley relay team (combined age between 160 and 199 years)  comprising Charlie Wilson, Caroline Jubb, Pip Williams and Greg du Tertre swam a fantastic race to win silver behind the world record holders from Teddington, and smashing the previous club record by an incredible 26 seconds!

Holly Moore (30-34) swam the 400 freestyle, gaining a PB, club record and a silver medal for her efforts.

Pip Williams (55-59) won silver in the 50 breaststroke and bronze in 50 and 100 back, 50 fly and 100 breaststroke. Out of her 7 swims, 5 were PBs and  club records.

 

As well as winning silver in the medley relay in their first ever national event, Charlie Wilson (50-54) and Caroline Jubb (40-44)  both swam 3 events, both got 3 PBs, 2 of Caroline’s and all 3 of Charlie’s being club records.

Matt Conrad-Jones did it the hard way, qualifying in a variety of events including the 200 IM and the 200 free. In all his events he was close to his PBs, including his last, the 100 back, in which he was feeling a little off colour.

 

The evenings were also a success with a huge amount of laughing, friendly banter and, of course, eating!

 

A huge thanks to everyone who helped us achieve so much, and especially Dave Gee for pushing us hard over long course training, and being there to support us throughout the event.
 

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