British Masters synchro swimmers take on the world

Great Britain’s top Masters synchro swimmers have been competing in Kazan at the 2015 FINA World Masters Championships.

Brighton Dolphins were well-represented in Russia as they fielded swimmers in the Team, Duet and Solo events.

The quartet of Gaye Greely, Margaret Hamerton, Vikki Gimson, and Liz Fitzsimmons were the only entrants in the 50-64 Yrs Team event, scoring 53.6250 for their Technical routine and 53.8000 for their Free.

All four Brighton swimmers returned to the podium in the 50-59 Yrs Duet event with Greely and Hamerton claiming silver with scores of 59.6250 and 56.3500 for their Tech and Free respectively.

Fitzsimons and Gimson combined for 58.6250 in the Tech and 54.3750 in the Free respectively to finish third.

Hamerton was also in the Solo event in Kazan, claiming bronze in the 60-69 Yrs age group with 61.2500 for her Tech routine and 60.0125 for her Free.

Former European champion Andrea Holland in action

Reading Royals’ Andrea Holland, who won duet gold at the 1977 European Championships in Sweden, was also in action in Russia, competing in the 50-59 Yrs Solo events.

After a fifth place finish with 73.0000 for her Solo Tech routine, Holland improved to fourth with 70.6750 for her Solo Free, less than three points shy of the podium.

Photo credit: http://masters.kazan2015.com

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