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Arthur lowers the British record in Masters National Champs opening session

Birmingham Masters swimmer Arthur Lowe set a new British record in the opening session of the Swim England National Masters Championships 2021.

The 86-year-old swam a time of 31:56.02 in the Men’s 85+ 1500m Freestyle event, making it the first record-breaking swim of the competition.

The previous record, which was set back in 2017, was a time of 32:49.92.

After beating the record by 53.9 seconds, Lowe will compete in the Men’s 85+ 50m Backstroke in session two.

All live results can be found here and all images can be purchased from Will Johnston Photography.

Men’s full results:

18-24 Years

1 – Thomas Sansome, Loughborough, 16:00.43

2 – Dan Donovan, Loughborough, 16:22.00

25-29 Years

1 – Thomas Allen, Flitwick, 19:25.79

2 – Jonathan Pennell, Co St Albans, 22:48.09

30-34 Years

1 – Daniel Mills, Trafford Met, 16:39.74

2 – Dan John, Totnes, 17:18.61

3 – Stewart Moore, Manch Tri, 17:44.78

35-39 Years

1 – Gianluca Guicciardi, Enfield Sq, 18:54.06

2 – Chris Grey, Teddington, 19:53.73

3 – Guy Armstrong, Kent Weald, 20:01.79

40-44 Years

1 – Nick Valentine, N’umbria Masters, 17:19.38

2 – Christopher Malpass, Trafford Met, 17:38.80

3 – Tim Cartwright, Newbury, 17:40.73

45-49 Years

1 – A Almaraz Serrano, Reading, 19:10.02

2 – Stuart Gibbs, Tigersharks W, 19:38.69

3 – Gregory Banham, Co Chester, 20:06.02

50-54 Years

1 – Peter Dixon, Bo Newham, 17:42.40

2 – Justin Palfrey, Loughborough, 19:08.29

3 – Richard Evans, GB Police, 19:10.22

55-59 Years

1 – Andrew Carr, East Leeds, 18:15.38

2 – Dale Barker, Team Anglia, 20:22.21

3 – Andrew Gristwood, Cleethorpes, 20:23.80

60-64 Years

1 – Nicholas Parkes, East Leeds, 19:45.85

2 – Mark Jones, Warrington M, 19:53.34

3 – Mark Strakosch, Hemel Hemp, 21:00.84

65-69 Years

1 – David Granger, Evesham, 23:40.02

2 – Nick Minns, Team Waveney, 24:26.28

3 – Bernard Stone, RTW Masters, 24:31.75

70-74 Years

1 – Peter Stephens, Spencer, 26:48.23

80-84 Years

1 – Michael Read, Brighton, 29:07.13

2 – Bill Moore, East Leeds, 33:06.48

85+

1 – Arthur Lowe, Birmingham M, 31:56.02

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