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World Records Broken at Masters Competition

World, European and British Records have been set at the British Gas Masters and Senior Age Group Championships 2011.

Loughborough University’s Sophie Casson was on World Record breaking form on the first day of the British Swimming Masters Championships in Leeds.

Competing in the 25-29 age group, Casson broke the World, European and British records for the 400m, 800m and 1500m Freestyle events.

Jane Asher, of Kings Cormorants, also set a new World record in the 50m Butterfly competition for the 80-84 age group. She set the new time of 46.21 to take the title.

The Birmingham Masters and Gloucester Masters clubs claimed a World Record apiece during the 4 x 100m Freestyle relay finals.

The team from Birmingham took the title and World Record in a time of 4.09.97 for the 200-239 age group and the Gloucester squad, in the 280-319 age group, touched in 5.03.72 to take the win and record.

Trafford Metro, Spence and Sussex Martlets all topped the European all time list, breaking both the European and British records during the relays.

Seven World Records were broken on the second day of swimming, with Jane Asher adding another to her list of honours.

Asher clocked the World’s best time in the 50m Freestyle finishing in 37.45 seconds for the 80-84 age group. She also added the 50m Backstroke European Record touching in 49.03.

More relay World records were broken too. Trafford Metro (240-279) won the 4 x 100m Freestyle in 4.40.45. GB police (100-110 age) won the same event in 3.57.96 and Otter (120-139) won their age group in 3.56.35.

World Records were also set by the Spencer (240-279 age group) won the 4 x 50m Medley in 2.29.91, the GB Police (120-159) in the Men’s4 x  200m Freestyle in 8.23.64 and the Birmingham Masters (280 – 319) in the 4 x 200m in 11.41.34.

Sophie Casson (25-29) of Loughborough University, collected a European Record in the 200m Backstroke to add to the three World Records she clocked on the first day of competition.

Ann Hegvold of Spencer (65-69) set a new 400m Individual Medley European record in 5.45.46 and the Spencer Women’s team (200-239) set a new European 4 x 200m record in 10.38.37.

The following British records were also set over the weekend:

Day one:
1500m Freestyle (75-79) Arthur Lowe, Birmingham Masters 26.53.59
1500 Freestyle    (55-59) Anne Bourne, Camphill Edwardians    21.18.31
Men’s 4 x 100m Freestyle (100-119)     Otter, 3.55.79
Women’s 4 x 100m Freestyle (120-159) Combined Services 4.37.29
Women’s 200m Breaststroke (60-64)    Jennifer Merritt, Spondon Masters 3.20.92
Men’s 100m Backstroke (40-44) Peter Jones, Clitheroe. 1.03.11                    
Men’s 50m Butterfly (70-74) Neil Mackinnon, Trafford Metro 33.93
Men’s 50m Butterfly (40-44) David Warren, Otter. 26.48    
Mixed 4 x 200m Freestyle (200-239) Camphill Edwardians    10.10.36
Mixed 4 x 200m Freestyle (120-159) Otter 9.00.04

Day Two
200 Backstroke (40-44) Michael Nolan, Combined Services 2.19.49
100 Breaststroke (60-64) Jennifer Merritt, Spondon Masters 1.31.59
Women’s 50 Backstroke (65-69) Carol Fellows,Spencer 41.32
Men’s 50 Freestyle (19-24) Tsubasa Nakagawa, Leicester. 23.46
Men’s 50 Freestyle (70-74) Neil Mackinnon,    Trafford Metro 30. 17
Men’s 100 Butterfly (40-44) David Warren,Otter 1.    00.12
Men’s 100 Butterfly (35-39) Edward    Clayton, GB Police. 58.77
Men’s 4 x 200 Freestyle Team (72+)     Brighton Dolphins. 8.39.41
Women’s 4 x 200 Freestyle (120-159) Long Eaton. 9.45.16
Women’s 4 x 200 Freestyle (160-199) Spencer. 10.44.82
Women’s 200m Freestyle (30-34) Rebecca Fox, Long Eaton. 2.12.06
Men’s 200 Freestyle (65-69) Chris Dunn, Hatfield. 2.24.83
Men’s 50 Backstroke (35-39)    Lee Peterson, Braintree.28.53
Men’s 50 Backstroke (80-84)    Cliff Ward, Stockton.     46.52
Men 200 Ind Medley (40-44)    David Warren, Otter. 2.18.32
Men 200 Ind Medley (65-69)    Chris Dunn, Hatfield.    2.55.02
Women’s 4 x 50m Freestyle (280-319) Spencer. 2.53.35
Women’s 4 x 50 Freestyle (200-239) Trafford Metro. 2.06.26

With one day of swimming still to go, more records are expected to go.

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