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Teddington take double relay record in session two of 2016 Masters Champs

Teddington Masters took two records in the relays in session two of the ASA Masters Championships 2016, including a world record in the Women’s 4x200m Freestyle Relay.

Zoe Liokalos, Laure Kearns, Hannah Loughlin and Georgina Heyn swam 8:52.27 in the 120+ age group, lowering the world record by 12 seconds.

Teddington Masters also set a record in the mixed relay event. Paul Griffin, Heyn, Liokalos and Leon Smith lowered the British marker in the 120+ age group. They swam 1:40.27 to knock over two seconds from the previous best British time.

Heyn said: “It feels really good. It has been tiring doing three events, but I had a really good team for the British and world records who swam out of their skins. I train with these guys twice a week and one session elsewhere on my own.”

Esther Iseppi, Frances Baker, Alison Gwynn and Amanda Heath of Spencer Swim Team lowered the European record in the 240+ yrs 4x200m Freestyle Relay, swimming to a time of 10:50.12.

View full results from session two of the ASA National Masters Championships.

East Leeds equal world record in session two

There was also a world record in the Mixed 200+yrs 4x50m Freestyle Relay as East Leeds equalled the existing marker.

Paul Clemence, Nina Williams, David Emerson and Julie Hoyle set new British and European records with their swim, making it to the wall in 1:46.08.

Clemence, who was part of the Men’s 120+ 4x50m Freestyle Relay team who claimed a world record on the first day of the 2015 championships, gave the quartet a significant advantage after touching in a British record 23.70 in the first leg.

Clemence commented: “It’s an amazing feeling. It’s a great way to start the meet and hopefully there will be much more to come from East Leeds.

“The team train together, we socialise together, we practice our skills together, and I think that shows when we come to competition. We have a strong bond.”

Corben dominates 200m Back to claim European record

Joanna Corben was 24 seconds ahead of her nearest rival in the 45-59yrs age group as she won gold in the 200m Backstroke in a European record time. The Fareham Nomads swimmer touched in 2:20.17 to claim gold.

There were also three British records set in the 200m Backstroke.

Rachel Keir of Silver City was over nine seconds faster than her peers in the 30-34yrs age group, finishing in 2:17.93.

Trafford Metro’s Judy Brown also put in superb performance for her national record in the 50-54yrs age group, coming home in 2:36 38.

The final female British record came at the hands of Diana Nash of Camphill, who took over three seconds off the previous 60-64yrs age group time in 2:54.58.

Meanwhile, Birmingham Masters’ Arthur Lowe shaved four seconds off his own British record time in the men’s 200m Backstroke. He swam 3:40.71 for gold in the 80-84yrs age group.

Georgina Heyn takes third record of session two

Teddington Masters swimmer Heyn came away with three records across the session, also claiming the European record in the 30-34yrs 100m Breaststroke.

Heyn touched in 1:09.48 to claim an individual record to go with her efforts in the Mixed 4x50m and Women’s 4x200m Freestyle Relays.

Judith Hattle of Carlisle Aquatics took a British record in the 55-59yrs age group of the 100m Breaststroke. Hattle is a multiple record holder, with 19 British records to her name across three age groups. She lowered her own personal best time, touching in 1:23.24.

In the men’s 100m Breaststroke, five swimmers claimed new British record times. Portsmouth swimmer Neil Redman took the 18-24yrs title as he lowered the British marker to 1:00.50.

David Warren of Otter took gold in the 45-49 years age group, swimming to a national record of 1:06.81. David Bryant shaved a second off the previous record to touch in 1:12.59 for gold in the 55-59yrs age group.

In the 80-84yrs age group, Spencer’s Colin Sage took the fourth British record in this event. He swam 1:53.98.

Grenville Cole was the final male swimmer to take a British breaststroke record. The AST Burnham swimmer knocked more than nine seconds from the previous record time, reaching the wall in 2:10.22.

Clements, Harkin and Norrey lower 50m Fly British records

Chesterfield’s Ben Harkin was one of three male swimmers to take British records in the 50m Butterfly events. He dominated his heat to take gold in the 35-39yrs age group in a time of 25.05.

Paul Clemence, who helped East Leeds in the relay record earlier in the session, touched in 26.26 in the 45-49yrs age group.

In the 55-59yrs age group, Craig Norrey of Camphill took his club’s second British record of the session. He finished in a time of 27.75.

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