Record times for teams on day one of ASA Masters

26th October 2012

World, European and British records marked day one of the British Gas ASA National Masters and Senior Age Group Championships, at Sheffield’s Ponds Forge.

The first World Record of the competition was broken by Trafford swimmers, Lucy Lloyd-Roach, Rebecca Lennon, Emma Ross and Laura Bowden with a time of 8:58.62 in the 4x200m Freestyle for the 100-119 age category.

William Jolly (City of Newcastle) claimed the first British record of the day in the Men’s 1500m Freestyle in the 19-24 years age group (15:47.21).

Loughborough University swam their first British Record of the weekend in the mixed 200m medley, 72+ age group. Swimmers Katrina Alder, James Broady, Andrew Bushell and Christina Roch put in a performance touching in at 1:48.95.

Trafford Metro swimmers, Helen Sadler, Neville Barton, Sarah Healey and Neil Mackinnon sealed a European and British Record in a time of 2:04.76 for the 200+ age category.

There were five British Records broken in the men and womens 200m IM. Long Eaton swimmer Helen Gorman took the first for the women in the 40-44 age group category (2:29.92). Amanda Heath (Spencer) took the second in the 55-59 age group with a time of 2:50.55.

City of Guildford swimmer Michael Hodgson claimed his in 2:18.55 (45-49 age group), Maidenhead's Duncan McCreddie set his in a time of 2:48.08 in the 65-69 age group and Exmouth swimmer William Letch in 3:02.25 for the 70-74 age category.

There were three British Records declared in the men and womens 50m Breastroke. One for Jennifer Merritt (Spondon) who touched in 41:28 for the 60-64 age category. GB Police swimmer, Brian Steatham took the second as well as clinching podium position for the 25-29 age category with a time of 28.74. Michael Hodgson (City of Guildford) took the third and his second of the day in a time of 30.66 for the 45-49 age category.

Loughborough University continued to shine, claiming two more team British Records of the day in the men and womens 4x200m Freestyle, 72+ age group category. Male swimmers Benjamin Watson, Gregory Bird, Craig Freeman and Zichen Liu touched in with a time of 7:24.82. Female swimmers, Aisha Thornton, Rachel Lefley, Sophie Wilson and Emma Wilkins broke their record in a time of 8:13.27.

Meanwhile, a new European and British Record was broken by Camphill Edwardian swimmers, Craig Norrey, Steve Nash, Roland Lee and Stevan Eggleton in the 200-239 age group category with a time of 9:01.63.

The evening session continued with more record-breaking swimming. GB Police swimmer Christopher Jones swam a new British Record in a time of 2:10.99 in the 40-44 age group category for the 200m Backstroke.

Stanley Vela (Ruislip Northwood) also broke a British Record for the 50-54 age group touching in 2:19.30.

There was a European and British Record for female swimmer Joanna Corben (Portsmouth) in the 40-44 age group with a time of 2:21.95.

The highlight of the evening saw Trafford Metro swimmers, Trace Gorst, Geraldine Bolton, Lucy Lloyd-Roach and Helen Sadler set a new World, European and British Record in the Womens 4x100m with a time of 4:42.41, 160-199 category.

Spencer swimmers, Janet Brown, Muriel Hitchcock, Amanda Heath and Grace Isaac set a new European Record in the 4x100m for the 280-319 category finishing in a time of 7:12.25

There were two British Records set in the mens 100m Butterfly, Adam Barrett (Loughborough Uni) put in a performance in the 18-24 age group category (52.84). Otter swimmer, David Warren claimed his in the 40-44 age group category with a time of 57.65.

Meanwhile, Loughborough University clinched another British Record in their mens and womens races for the 72+ age category. Rachel Byrne, Sophie Wilson, Tilly Gray and Emma Wilkins touching home in 4:11.46. The mens squad, Zichen Liu, Richard Spoor, Adam Barrett and Andrew Weatheritt clocked a finish time of 3:44.20.

Three European and British Records were broken in the Mens 4x100m. GB Police swimmers, Christopher Jones, Nicholoas Polkinghorne, Edward Clayton and Brian Steatham took the first in the 120-159 category with a time of 3:57.60.

March Marlins swimmers, Daniel Wardely-Smith, Martyn Fresher, Stephen Mavin and Garry Mavin claimed the second in the 160-199 category (4:11.92).

Camphill Edwardians took the third. Swimmers Craig Norrey, Steven Eggleton, Steve Nash and Roland Lee clocked a time of 4:31.11 in the 200-239 category.

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