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Euro records tumble on day two in Swansea

14 June 2014

After a successful first day in Swansea, the teams from Spencer continued their record-breaking form on day two of the British Gas Masters and Senior Age Group Championships 2014 at the Wales National Pool.

Spencer’s mixed 240yrs+ 800m Freestyle team set the pace early on, with teammates Alan Parkins, Linda Brown, Amanda Heath and Geoff Stoke clocking 10:46.65 to sneak inside the previous European record.

The 240yrs+ team from Spencer of Esther Iseppi, Amanda Heath, Linda Brown and Jean Howard-Jones also took the European Masters record in the 400m Medley team event in a time of 5:46.60.

A host of British Masters records also fell on day two, including West Wilts swimmer Nicola Harris who clocked 28.10 to take the title in the 40-44yrs 50m Freestyle.

Whilst in the Men’s 70-74yrs 100m Butterfly, Otter swimmer Derek Parr dominated the field, smashing through the previous British benchmark to touch home in a time of 1:19.32.

Sprint specialist Lawrence Palmer (Putterbridge) stormed to the win in the Men’s 17-24yrs 50m Breaststroke, making his mark in a new British Masters record time of 29.22, ahead of fellow Putteridge teammate Jordan Batson (31.27).

A full list of records broken on day two can be seen below:


Roll of Honour

European Records

  • Alan Parkins, Linda Brown, Amanda Heath and Geoff Stoke (240+ Mixed 800m Freestyle team) – Spencer
  • Esther Iseppi, Amanda Heath, Linda Brown and Jean Howard-Thomas (240+ Women’s Medley team) - Spencer

British Records

  • Alan Jackson (75-79yrs 100m Backstroke) – Birmingham Masters
  • Matthew Breckon (17-24yrs 400m Freestyle) – Epson Dist
  • Andrew Chamberlain (40-44yrs 400m Freestyle) - Spencer
  • Helen Gorman (40-44yrs 50m Breaststroke) – Long Eaton
  • Lawrence Palmer (17-24yrs 50m Breaststroke) - Putterbridge
  • Aaron Tomasz, Lucy Spencer, Robyn Le Friec and Andrew Reay (72+ Mixed 800m Freestyle team) - Warwick University
  • Gregory Capper, Michele Crowley, Esther Iseppi and Andrew Chamberlain (200+ Mixed 800m Freestyle team) - Spencer
  • Alan Parkins, Linda Brown, Amanda Heath and Geoff Stoke (240+ Mixed 800m Freestyle team) – Spencer
  • Yolanda Speare (17-24yrs 200m Backstroke) – Witney
  • Nicola Harris (45-49yrs 50m Freestyle) – West Wilts
  • Helen Gorman (40-44yrs 200m Breaststroke) – Long Eaton
  • Elizabeth Bellinger (35-39yrs 100m Butterfly) – Out to Swim
  • Graeme Milne (60-64yrs 100m Butterfly) – St Austell
  • Derek Parr (70-74yrs 100m Butterfly) – Otter
  • Grace Isaac, Barney Miller, Muriel Hitchcock and Richard Harding (320+ Mixed 200m Medley team) – Spencer
  • Andrew Reay (17-24yrs 400m Individual Medley) – Warwick University
  • Yolanda Speare (17-24yrs 100m Backstroke) - Witney
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