Teddington take fourth relay record in session fourOctober 29, 2016
Teddington continued their form from day one as they started session four of the ASA National Masters Championships 2016 with another European relay record, this time in the Mixed 120+ 400m Medley Team event.
Georgina Heyn, who has been involved in all of the Teddington relay records, Hannah Loughlin, Paul Griffin and Leon Smith left the field in their wake. They touched in 4:11.77, some 30 seconds ahead of their nearest rivals. They shaved two seconds from the previous record.
Romford Town took a British record in the 160+ age group. Martin Fenner, David Ebanks, Dawn Palmer and Kira Neal touched 4:23.73, four seconds under the previous record.
Martin Fenner, Coach at Romford, commented: “Everybody’s worked exceptionally hard we’ve got a great team spirit within the club. It’s a result of everyone’s dedication, a whole team thing. Not just us, but all of the swimmers around supporting us. That’s Romford Town Swimming Club.”
Warren destroys British 400m Freestyle record
Otter’s swimmer David Warren was unstoppable in the Men’s 400m Freestyle. He left the field behind to touch in for gold over 16 seconds faster than any other in his 45-49yrs age group. Warren’s time of 4:11.96 lowered the previous British record by just under five seconds.
Barnet Copthall’s Mark Reynolds was the only other male to take a record in the event, swimming 4:27.33 to set a new British marker in the 50-54yrs age group.
Karen Graham of East Leeds lowered her own British record in the 50-54yrs age group. She touched in 4:49.91, shaving almost three seconds off her personal best time. She also holds the British record in the 200m Freestyle, set at the London 2016 European Masters Championships.
Harkin takes third individual record
Ben Harkin took his third British record of the meet, having already broken one in both the 50m Fly and the 100m Free. He swam 57.20 in the 100m Backstroke in the 35-39yrs age group. Harkin holds seven British records in this age group.
Camphill’s Diana Nash swam to a British record in the women’s 100m Back. She swam 1:19.38 to take her second record of the meet in the 60-64yrs age group.
East Leeds make it a relay record hat-trick
Swimmers from East Leeds dominated the 160+ yrs 4x50m Freestyle Relay, beating second place by well over five seconds. Paul Clemence, David Emerson, Chris Knee and Alastair Crawford made it to the wall in 1:34.15 for a new British record in their age group.