Stowmarket Masters at Newmarket

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Impressive Performances By Stowmarket Swimmers
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Nine swimmers representing Stowmarket Swimming Club competed at the Newmarket Masters Open Meet on Sunday winning a total of 22 medals. The meet doubled up as the Suffolk County Masters Championships too. Stowmarket swimmers are County Champions in 17 events. 
 
Both David and Shaun Harrison stormed to victory in their two events. David winning both the 35-39 years 50 metres front crawl and 50m breaststroke and Shaun the 40-44 years 50m and 100m front crawl. Tom Harrison won gold in the 40-44 years 50m butterfly and was 2 nd in both the 50m front crawl and 50m breaststroke. Clive Mitson put in three superb swims claiming gold in the 50-54 years 100m backstroke, and bronze in both the 50m back and 50m front crawl.
 
For three of Stowmarket's team this was their very first taste of a masters meet and what an impressive start they all had. Michael Fisher clinched gold in the 25-29 years 50m back and bronze in the 50m fly. He also had a 4th and 5th place in the front crawl sprints. Kris Lamble took gold in the 35-39 years 100m breast, silver in the 50m front crawl and was third in the 50m breast. Karl Blagg came 2nd, 3rd , 6th and 11th in his 40-44 years 400m, 200m 100m and 50m front crawl events. A fantastic effort for someone new to the sport. Glen Harrison making his first return to Masters swimming since 2009 also put in some great times finishing 4th in the  40-44 years 50m breast, 5th in the 100m front crawl and 9th in the 50m front crawl.
 
At the other end of the scale was seasoned swimmer Andrew Wright who won silver in the 65-69 years 50m back, 200m individual medley and 200m front crawl, bronze in both the 50m front crawl and 100m back and 4th in the 50m fly. 
 
This was the highest number of swimmers Stowmarket have had for a Masters event for many years. Maybe next year double figures and some ladies. 
 
Suffolk County Masters Champions 2022
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Michael Fisher 25-29 years age
50m backstroke
50m front crawl
50m butterfly
100m front crawl
 
Kris Lamble 35-39 years age
100m breaststroke
 
David Harrison 35-39 years age
50m front crawl
50m breaststroke
 
Tom Harrison 40-44 years age
50m breaststroke
50m butterfly
 
Karl Blagg 40-44 years age
400m front crawl
 
Shaun Harrison 40-44 years age
50m front crawl
100m front crawl
 
Clive Mitson 50-54 years age
50m backstroke
50m front crawl
100m backstroke
 
Andrew Wright 65-69 years age
50m backstroke
200m Individual Medley
100m backstroke
 
Photo from left to right
Andrew Wright, David Harrison, Tom Harrison, Karl Blagg, Michael Fisher, Kris Lamble, Clive Mitson and Glen Harrison