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Casson slips under European record time at Ponds Forge

Carnforth’s Sophie Casson secured a European record time in the Women’s 200m Freestyle in session six of the ASA Masters Championships 2016 in Sheffield.

She touched in 2:03.31 to shave six tenths of a second from the previous record in the 30-34yrs age group.

Nicola Latty secured her third 45-49yrs record of the meet. The Sub 160 swimmer, who also claimed a European record in the 400 IM, finished in a new British record time of 2:16.02.

East Leeds’ Karen Graham also set a new record in the event. She touched in 2:14.72 to claim the title in the 50-54yrs age group.

Kidlington add second record of day two

Kidlington, who celebrated their first record in session five, broke the European record in the Men’s 100yrs+ 4x100m Medley Relay. Joseph Canlan-Shaw, Ian Surrage, Ryan Anscombe and Christopher Aust collectively swam 3:49.33 for the title.

There was another European record set in this event as Camphill Edwardians won the 200yrs+ age group, touching in 4:39.03.

Heyn adds another record to tally

Session six kicked off with the 50m Breaststroke sprints and saw four British records broken.

The first two came in the women’s events. Teddington’s Georgina Heyn was the first to take a record, touching in 31.73 for a new record in the 30-34yrs age group.

Borough of Kirklees swimmer Sally Shields set her record in the 60-64yrs age group. She finished in a time of 39.69 to claim her gold medal.

Ben Harkin claimed his third 35-39yrs British record of the competition in the men’s event. The Chesterfield swimmer was first to the turn, and he brought the race home in 28.76 for gold.

Silver City’s Edward Rafipay had a tough swim in the 30-34yrs age group. He was pushed all the way by Romford’s David Ebanks, but he claimed the record in a time of 28.76.