Record streak for Loughborough and Trafford Metro on day two
27th October 2012
World, European and British Records continued to flow on day two of the British Gas ASA National and Senior Age Group Championships (25m), at Ponds Forge, Sheffield.
Trafford Metro shone once again, swimmers Paul Barnard, Lucy Lloyd-Roach, Laura Bowden and Benjamin Silver set another World Record for their squad in the mixed 4x200m Freestyle for the 100-119 age category (8:34.10). Roach said,
It was a race the team could be proud of, a good team effort and we all swam out of our skins to get it. We knew it was a British Record when we finished and were very pleased when we found out we had set a new World Record too.
David Warren (Otter) claimed another British Record in the mens 200m Breastroke, 40-44 age category with a time of 2:26.58.
Loughborough University continued their streak of records in the pool. Adam Barnett endured multiple race success setting his second British Record of the weekend in the Mens 50m Butterfly with a time of 24.02. Barnett said,
I am pretty happy with my races this weekend, it was good to be swimming this well so early on in the season and competing this weekend has given me a lot of confidence for the rest of the season.
Meanwhile, Sophie Wilson set a new British Record in the Womens 200m Breastroke in a time of 2:37.22, both records taken for the 18-24 age category.
East Leeds swimmer Paul Clemence set a new British Record in the 50m Freestyle for the 40-44 age category (24.3).
British Records continued to fall. Long Eaton swimmer, Helen Gorman (2:44.29) and Oundle swimmer Barry O’Brien (2:45.60) claimed theirs in the men/womens 200m Breastroke for their respective age groups, 40-44 and 55-59.
Other British Records were set in the mens 50m Butterfly by Craig Norrey (Camphill Edwardians) in 27.37 and Stephen Mavin (March Marlins) in 25.35 for the 50-54 and 35-39 age categories.
Elaine Bromwich of Birmingham Masters took home a British Record in the womens 200m Breastroke for the 70-74 age category (3:45.54).
Hastings swimmer Hannah Keen set a new European and British Record in the womens 50m Freestyle for the 25-29 age category with a time of 25.61. Whilst, Alyson Fordham (Romford Town) clinched pole position and set a new British Record for the 55-59 age category (29.89).
Derventio swimmer, Kane Haggett put in a performance and set a new British Record for the 18-24 age category, finishing in 22.42 in the mens 50m Freestyle.
There were more British Records broken by Loughborough University. In the Men and Womens 100m Backstroke, Rachel Lefley touched in 59.95 and Samuel Straughen finished in 55.78, both for the 18-24 age category.
The men and womens 4x50m Freestyle totalled two more British Records. Female swimmers, Lefley, Laura Vertigans, Christina Roach and Victoria Cunningham posted a time of 1:45.28 and male swimmers, Alex Garnett, Adam Barrett, Andrew Bushell and Ramsey Haroun touched home in 1:31.40, both for the 72+ age category.
Oundle swimmer and 2012 FINA World Masters gold medallist Nicola Latty (Oundle) set multiple records in her races. Latty set a European and British Record in the Womens 200m Butterfly for the 40-44 age group category finishing in a time of 2:26.99 and a British Record in the 400m IM (5:23.05).
Meanwhile, Portsmouth swimmer Joanna Corben set her second British Record of the weekend in the Women’s 100m Backstroke touching in at 1:08.53 for the 40-44 age category.
Weyport Masters swimmerLinda Ashmore added another British Record on day two in the Womens 400m Freestyle in the 65-69 age category, sealing a time of 5:59.84.
Stephen Mavin (March Marlins) and Craig Norrey (Camphill Edwardians) broke British Records in the 100m Freestyle for their respective age groups, 35-39 and 50-54.
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