Tech Team gold for Britain on day threeMay 28, 2016
Brighton Dolphins took home a Tech Team gold for Britain in the 50-64yrs age group at the LEN European Masters Championships on day three.
After some terrific performances in the Solo and Duet routines on days one and two, the Technical Team event was highly anticipated. Three British teams were competing for a shot at continental titles.
The Technical Team event is the same as all other Technical events and requires swimmers to perform a specific set of moves in the required order. Teams are made up of anything from four to ten swimmers.
Tech Team routine results
Brighton Dolphins executed a great routine to finish joint first with their Italian counterparts, scoring 47.5000 to top the age group. The Brighton Dolphins team was made up of Elizabeth Fitzsimons, Margaret Hamerton, Gaye Greely and Alexandra Allison.
In the 35-49yrs age group, it was the team from the Netherlands who came away with the first place finish, a performance which outmatched the rest of the competition. They scored 65.8333 to take victory.
Brighton Dolphins also entered a team of ladies into the category and came away with eighth place. Penny Dodds, Alice Edmondson, Jessica Fox, Martina Glew-Wenner, Sara Mateos Gonzalez, Tessa Robinson and Bryony Seal scored 45.000 to finish ahead of the team from Finland.
The 25-34yrs age group was a close contest, with the Swiss, the Italian and the Czech teams all being within a point of one another. Switzerland managed to clinch the top spot with a score of 70.6777, while the Italians and the Czechs took joint silver with their scores of 70.1667.
Kingston Ladies team comprised of Louise Chambers, Laura Gee, Harriet Mutlow and Rachael Stevens. They put in a great performance for the Brits, and finished in 10th place with 56.1667.