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Masters community mourns John Davis

John Davis World Masters Champs 2004Birmingham Masters swimmer John Davis passed away peacefully on Friday 30 January 2015 with his family by his side.

The 90-year old joined Birmingham Masters Swimming Club in 1991 and was a regular part of their team at Midland, National, European and World Masters Swimming Championships with his biggest fan and partner Betty Sansome.

While John did not have a strong swimming background, it did not stop him from being extremely successful.

The peak of his success was winning the 80-84 age group 400m Individual Medley at the World Masters Swimming Championships in Riccione in 2004.

He still holds British records for long and short course 200m Breaststroke in the 80-84 age group, set in 2004.