Sophie Casson of Carnforth took a world record in session four on the second morning of the ASA National Masters and Senior Age Group Championships 2015 at Ponds Forge, Sheffield.
She claimed the record in the 30/34yrs age group in a time of 4:15.04, almost 30 seconds ahead of second place.
Gloucester Masters were also in record-breaking form as they set a new European marker, swimming 5:06.65 in the 200+ yrs age group 4x100m Medley Relay. Helen Kula-Przezwanski, Kate Nimmo, Sandra-Jane Jones and Jayne Ball all received a gold medal.
Sandra-Jane Jones, Gloucester Team Captain, commented on their win: “We’re just absolutely delighted, we’ve trained very, very hard and we were hoping for a British record, so the European was the icing on the cake.
“Masters events are great because they involve anybody regardless of age and ability, we have a large team here with people of all ages, so it’s just really nice to swim together.”
Judith Hattle of Carlisle Aquatics took both a European and British record, the European record came in the 200m Butterfly, swimming 2:42.04 in the 55-59yrs age group. The British record was taken in the 100m IM, where she swam 1:13.93 for gold.
There were also three other British records taken, the first from the Mixed 400m Freestyle Team Relay. East Leeds, two of whom made up the team which broke a World record last night, swam 3:48.29 for a British record in the 120+ yrs age group.
The next record came in the Men’s 100m IM, with Guildford City’s Michael Hodgson swimming 1:01.49 for the 45/49yrs record.
Stephanie Blakeburn of Billingham took her third British 18-24yrs age group record in the Women’s 100m IM, touching 1:04.02.
City of Cambridge SC took the final British record in the Men’s 400m Medley Relay, they touched in 3:56.67 for gold in the 100+ yrs age group. The team was made up of Simon Morley, Luke Westwood, Liam Barnet and Mark Leamon.
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