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Smith smashes World Masters record on Day One in Sheffield

25 Oct 2013

Day one of the British Gas ASA Masters and Senior Age Group Championships 2013 saw records tumble left right and centre in impressive style at Ponds Forge in Sheffield.

With three World Records broken in less than 12 hours, the bar has certainly been set for the remainder of the meet. Loughborough University’s Amy Smith took the hat-trick in the Women’s 25-29years 50m Freestyle, posting 24.66 to smash the World, European and British Masters record.

The 280-319yrs team from Spencer of Alison Gwynn, Murial Hitchcock, Diane Ford, Jean Howard-Jones also took the World, European and British Masters record in the 400m Medley team event in a time of 6:30.14 and the team from Birmingham Masters of Mick Marshall, Judy Wilson, Pauline Cooke and John Tennant followed suit in the 280-319yrs Mixed 800m Freestyle relay to steal the golden trio of titles.

A host of European and British Masters records were also broken on day one, including Camphill Edwardians swimmer Hayley Bettinson who clocked 28.00 to take the European record in the 50-54yrs 50m Freestyle.

The Men’s 160-199yrs 400m Medley Team of Ashley Buck, Martyn Fresher, Stephen Mavin and Gary Mavin (March Marlins) also broke the European record, touching in 4:07.77 to take the title.

Sprint specialist Andrew Weatheritt (Loughborough University) stormed to the win in the Men’s 18-24yrs 50m Freestyle, making his mark in a new British Masters record time of 21.99, ahead of Olympian and fellow Loughborough teammate Grant Turner (22.75).

A full list of records broken can be seen below:

Roll of Honour

World Masters Records

·         Amy Smith (25-29yrs 50m Freestyle) – Loughborough University

·         Alison Gwynn, Murial Hitchcock, Diane Ford, Jean Howard-Jones (280-319yrs 400m Medley Team) - Spencer

·         Mick Marshall, Judy Wilson, Pauline Cooke, John Tennant (280-319yrs Mixed 800m Freestyle Team) – Birmingham Masters

European Masters Records

·         Susan Haigh (60-64yrs 1500m Freestyle) - Tiverton

·         Amy Smith (25-29yrs 50m Freestyle) – Loughborough University

·         Hayley Bettinson (50-54yrs 50m Freestyle) – Camphill Edwardians

·         Helen Gorman (40-44yrs 200m Breaststroke) – Long Eaton

·         Diane Ford (70-74yrs 200m Breaststroke) - Spencer

·         Alison Gwynn, Murial Hitchcock, Diane Ford, Jean Howard-Jones (280-319yrs 400m Medley Team) - Spencer

·         Ashley Buck, Martyn Fresher, Stephen Mavin, Gary Mavin (160-199yrs 400m Medley Team) – March Marlins

·         Trevor Clark, Keith Ingram, Spyros Georgallides, Robert Cramb (240-279yrs 400m Medley Team) - Birmingham Masters

·         Mick Marshall, Judy Wilson, Pauline Cooke, John Tennant (280-319yrs Mixed 800m Freestyle Team) – Birmingham Masters

·         Susan Hodge, Tony Cherrington, Jayne Ball, Colin Stephenson (240-279yrs Mixed 800m Freestyle Team) – Gloucester Masters

British Masters Records

·         Edward Hoy (85-89yrs 1500m Freestyle) - Shrewsbury

·         Andrew Chamberlain (40-44yrs 1500m Freestyle) – Spencer

·         Susan Haigh (60-64yrs 1500m Freestyle) - Tiverton

·         Emma Wilkins (18-24yrs 50m Freestyle) – Loughborough University

·         Amy Smith (25-29yrs 50m Freestyle) – Loughborough University

·         Hayley Bettinson (50-54yrs 50m Freestyle) – Camphill Edwardians

·         Alyson Fordham (55-59yrs 50m Freestyle) – Romford Town

·         Rachel Barton (65-69yrs 50m Freestyle) – Trafford Metro

·         Andrew Weatheritt (18-24yrs 50m Freestyle) – Loughborough University

·         Paul Clemence (40-44yrs 50m Freestyle) – East Leeds

·         Sophie Wilson (18-24yrs 200m Breaststroke) – Loughborough University

·         Helen Gorman (40-44yrs 200m Breaststroke) – Long Eaton

·         Amanda Heath (55-59yrs 200m Breaststroke) – Spencer

·         Diane Ford (70-74yrs 200m Breaststroke) - Spencer

·         Alison Gwynn, Murial Hitchcock, Diane Ford, Jean Howard-Jones (280-319yrs 400m Medley Team) - Spencer

·         Richard Spoor (18-24yrs 200m Breaststroke) – Loughborough University

·         Robert Robson (40-44yrs 200m Breaststroke) – Kenilworth

·         Michael Hodgson (45-49 200m Breaststroke) – Guildford

·         Geoffrey Thwaites (65-69yrs 200m Breaststroke) – City of Cambridge

·         Kevin Pickard, Sean Stimson, Jonathon Pook, Matthew Lambert (100-119yrs 400m Medley Team) – Brighton Dolphins

·         Ashley Buck, Martyn Fresher, Stephen Mavin, Gary Mavin (160-199yrs 400m Medley Team) – March Marlins

·         Trevor Clark, Keith Ingram, Spyros Georgallides, Robert Cramb (240-279yrs 400m Medley Team) - Birmingham Masters

·         Myles Crouch-Anderson, Kathryn Woolston-Thomas, Christopher Brook, Victoria Cunningham (72+yrs Mixed 800m Freestyle Team) – Loughborough University

·         Susan Hodge, Tony Cherrington, Jayne Ball, Colin Stephenson (240-279yrs Mixed 800m Freestyle Team) – Gloucester Masters

·         Mick Marshall, Judy Wilson, Pauline Cooke, John Tennant (280-319yrs Mixed 800m Freestyle Team) – Birmingham Masters

·         Joe Elwood (18-24yrs 100m Backstroke) – Loughborough University

·         Rachael Keir (25-29yrs 100m Backstroke) – Silver City

·         Rachel Barton (65-69yrs 100m Backstroke) – Trafford Metro

·         Mark Reynolds (50-54yrs 200m Freestyle) – Barnet Copthall

·         Ben Harkin (35-39yrs 100m Individual Medley) – Chesterfield

·         David Warren (40-44yrs 100m Individual Medley) - Otter

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