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Record breaking hopes at British Gas ASA National Masters Champs

27 October 2011

Jane Asher will be hoping to add to her list of Masters Records when she competes in the British Gas ASA National Masters and Senior Age Group Championships (25m) this weekend.

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The meet, which takes place at Sheffield’s Ponds Forge from Friday 28 October to Sunday 30 October, will see the 80-year old try to recreate her success at the long course championships earlier in the year.

Kings Cormorants swimmer, Asher, set a world record in the 50m Butterfly, a world best time in the 50m Freestyle and a European record in the 50m Backstroke for the 80-84 years age group.

Just a year ago at the 2010 championships, Asher said, “I had a hip operation earlier this year and I haven’t really done much since, I move up next year and I have been looking at the records and I think I could be in there.”

The short course event will be split into two age groups, with swimmers aged 25 and upwards competing in the Masters events and swimmers aged 18-24 competing in the Senior Age Group Championships.

Swimmers will compete in a number of events including the 50m, 100m and 200m breaststroke, backstroke and freestyle, 100m, 200m and 400m IM, 400m, 800m and 1500m freestyle, and 4x50m, 4x100m and 4x200m men’s, women’s and mixed relays.

It is hoped that a number of World, European and British Records will be broken at the Championships.

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