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Brighton Dolphins light up opening day of British Masters

5th May 2012

Andrew Farrell, Danielle Evans, Katie Foster and Shaun Challis clocked a new 4x200m Freestyle record in the 100+ age group on the opening day of the British Gas Masters Swimming Championships at Ponds Forge, Sheffield.

The Brighton Dolphins quartet touched home in 9:05.51 to set the new world marker on a day which also saw two individual European records go.

Kings Cormorants' Jane Asher took the first, clocking 46.51 to take victory in the 80-84 age group of the 50m Backstroke.

Carlisle's Judith Hattle set the second for gold in the 50-54 age group of the 200m Butterfly, touching in 2:40.57 for her new European marker.

There was a third European record as Long Eaton stormed to gold in the 160-199 age group of the 4x200m Freestyle.

Helen Akers, Peter Irving, Elizabeth Simpson and Colin Prescott made up the record-breaking quartet as they took victory in 9:16.29.

There were another 13 British records set in Ponds Forge, including two for March swimmer Stephen Marvin in the 35-39 age group 50m Backstroke (28.52) and 100m Freestyle (53.92).

  • For full results from the opening day in Sheffield, CLICK HERE.
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