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17 Sep 2009

Margaret Wilding (Sussex Martlets) set a new European record for the 70-74yrs age group in the Women’s 50m Backstroke at the European Masters Championships.

Wilding finished nearly 3.5 seconds ahead of silver medallist Eva Jarosova (CZE), touching in 41.98. In the same event Lindsey Gowland  (Brierley Hill) took gold in the 50-54yrs category.

Britain’s male swimmers also had the golden touch in the pool with Trevor Clark (Heart of England) taking first place in the Men’s 50m Backstroke 55-59yrs. While Derek Parr (Otter SC) secured his first gold medal, adding to the two silvers he has won already, by swimming to victory in the 65-69yrs age group of the Men’s 200m Butterfly.

In the Women’s 200m Butterfly 55-59yrs category, Frances Penwarden (Kings Cormorant) clinched gold with her 3:06.75 and then later a silver in the Women’s 100m Breaststroke.

Diane Ford (Spencer Swim Team) also added to her medal haul with gold in the Women’s 100m Breaststroke 65-69yrs, as did Amanda Heath (Spencer Swim Team) in the 50-54yrs age group.

There was gold as well in the Synchronised Swimming as Maureen Neivens  (Seymours) took the honours in the Women’s Technical Solo 70-79yrs.

There were silver medals for:
Julie Crayford (Nofio Cymru) Women’s 200m Butterfly 60-64yrs
Janet McLean (Carnegie SC) Women’s 200m Butterfly 35-39yrs
Susan Halter (Camden Swiss) Women’s 50m Backstroke 80-84yrs
Katie Louise Henderson (Reading Masters) Women’s 100m Breaststroke 25-29yrs
Geoff Stokes (Spencer Swim Team) Men’s 400m Freestyle 70-74yrs
Samuel Jefferys-Allen (Co Sheffield) Men’s 1m Springboard 25-29yrs group
Elizabeth Simpson (Havering Commorants) Women’s 1m Springboard 25-29rs
Beth Ackroyd (Havering Commorants) Women’s 1m Springboard 30-34rs
Amanda Prentice (Army Swimming Union) Women’s 3m Springboard 35-39yrs
Katherine Bell (Amershan SC) Women’s 1m Springboard 40-44yrs
Emma Harvey (Barnett Copthall) Women’s Synchro Technical Solo 30-39yrs
Jeanne Ansley (Pudsey Pearls) Women’s Synchro Technical Solo 60-69yrs

And bronze medals for:
Kirsty Hodd (Spencer Swim Team) Women’s 200m Butterfly 25-29yrs
David Warren (Sussex Martlets) Men’s 200m Butterfly 35-39yrs
Barbara Morton (Southport SC) Women’s 50m Backstroke 75-79yrs
Brenda Walker (Co Chester) Women’s 50m Backstroke 70-74yrs
Kathleen Tunnicliffe (Wolverhampton) Women’s 50m Backstroke 55-59yrs
Janos Leigh (Romford Town) Men’s 50m Backstroke 75-79yrs
Kathleen Grimmer (Co Liverpool) Women’s 50m Backstroke and 100m Breaststroke 80-84yrs
Muriel Hitchcock (Spencer Swim Team) Women’s 100m Breaststroke 70-74yrs
Jennifer Merritt (Spondon Master) Women’s 100m Breaststroke 55-59yrs
Spencer Swim Team 4x50m Medley Mixed 240-279yrs
John Tennant (Birmingham Master) Men’s 400m Freestyle 70-74yrs
Ben Toner (Southampton DA) Men’s 1m Springboard 30-34yrs
Gemma Pearson (Havering Commorants) Women’s 1m Springboard 25-29rs
Susan Brierley (Barnett Copthall) Women’s 1m Springboard 30-34rs
Antony Hunter (Southampton DA) Men’s 1m Springboard 45-49yrs
Emma Harvey (Barnett Copthall) Women’s Synchro Technical Solo 30-39yrs
Susan Innes (Seymour Synchro) Women’s Synchro Technical Solo 50-59yrs

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