Nationals and masters news


Summer may seem a long way away this week, but just a few short weeks ago two Newbury swimmers took part in the National Swimming Championships.

Kaleb Fox-Jones competed in the 50m backstroke, finishing fifth overall after recording personal bests in the heats and the final, where he dipped under 30 seconds with a time of 29.88.

Freya Barlow qualified for both the 100m and 200m backstroke events. In the 100m she qualified for the finals with a heat time of 1:09.36 and finished in ninth place overall – just a year after recording her first ever county time.

Well done to both of them.

A number of the club's masters have been enjoying international competitions recently too.

Well done to Samantha Dredge, Kelli Jannaway and Liz Pudney, who competed in the long course and open water European Masters Championships in Slovenia.

All the details are on the Newbury Weekly News website and will be in the paper this Thursday.

Well done to all of them.

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