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Nineteen new records round off day two at the Masters Nationals

Two world, 10 European and seven British records were added to the ever growing tally of broken records at the 2022 Swim England Masters National Championships in Sheffield.

In the third and final session of day two Spencer Swim Team rounded off the day’s events with a new world record in the Women’s 280+ Years 4x100m Medley Team following on from an earlier world’s best time from Helen Gorman.

Spencer’s quartet of Helen Trippe, Amanda Heath, Esther Iseppi and Diane Ford narrowly broke the record time after a splendid display from the four women.

Their time of 6:12.17 took just 0.27 off the previous best time as the team wrote their name into the record books.

Elsewhere in the Women’s 4x100m Medley Team event Trafford Metro set a new European best in the 240+ Years.

Rachel Barton, Geraldine Bolton, Judy Brown and Helen Sadler put in a sensational performance as they knocked more than 15 seconds off the previous best.

They set a time of 5:18.65 compared to the former European record of 5:36.12.

Gorman breaks world record

City of Cardiff’s Helen Gorman broke the world record in the Women’s 50-54 Years 200m Breaststroke, setting a scintillating time of a 2:41.45.

Gorman has already broken two British records in Sheffield throughout the opening two days went on to beat that effort by bettering the world’s best time by just more than a second.

There were two other records in the Women’s 200m Breaststroke with the first going to Spencer Swim Team’s Amanda Heath.

She set the new European benchmark with a 3:10.83 in the 65-69 Years event as she added yet another record to her arsenal.

The final record in the Women’s 200m Breaststroke came from Team England’s Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games star Imogen Clark.

She set the new top Masters time in 18-24 Years with a 2:28.43.

On the men’s side of the 200m Breaststroke there was yet another British record set.

Barry O’Brien’s swim of 2:55.49 gave him the new record time in the Men’s 65-69 Years event.

Two European records kick off the session

The final session on day two got off to enthralling start as two European records were broken in the opening event, the Mixed 4x50m Freestyle Team.

The 280+ Years quartet from Trafford Metro took the first of these record after setting an impressive time of a 2:12.77.

Making up the team was Neil Mackinnon, Rachel Barton, Judy Brown and Neville Brown to beat the previous best European time by 1.55.

In the 320+ Years it was Birmingham Masters who broke the continental best time.

Arthur Lowe, Pauline Cooke, John Tennant and Judy Wilson made up the team that finished in 2:43.90 to knock almost ten seconds off the record.

Men’s Medley produces five new records

Five records were set in the Men’s 4x100m Medley Team event with three of them being European’s.

Warrington Masters set the new European best in the 200+ Years with their team of Christopher Rix, Russell Mason, Ben Harkin and Spencer Glover setting a 4:13.39 to take more than two seconds off the record.

Birmingham Masters’ (320+ Years) quartet of Arthur Lowe, Keith Ingram, Trevor Clark and John Tennant set a 6:57.10 as they became the first team in the category to go under seven minutes in Europe.

The third European record in the event went to East Leeds’ 120+ Years team who finished in 3:47.57 as their squad made up of Samuel Lawman, Richard Ayre, Alistair Crawford, Jeffrey Lo knocked two seconds off the European best time with a 3:47.57.

Two British records were also in the event with Trafford Metro’s Alec Johnson, Frederick Bolton, Richard Symons and Neville Barton touching the wall in 4:53.55 to set the British best 240+ Years’ time.

Loughborough University’s young 72+ Years team then impressed to set a British Masters record with a time of 3:41.61 which was 1.37 quicker than the record time.

Tom Barden, David Bloomfield, Alex Bregazzi and Michael Ripper teamed up to the set the time.

Records tumble in 50m Freestyle

Six records fell in the 50m Freestyle events as a number of swimmers sprinted their way to personal best times.

Three of those records were European ones with David Emerson, Michael Hodgson and Alyson Fordham all setting record breaking times.

Woking swimmer Michael Hodgson continued his fine meet with the European record in the 55-59 Years Men’s event.

Hodgson set a time of 24.90 that gave him his third European Masters best for the meet as he became the first European to go under the 25 second mark.

He beat the previous record of 25.17 by 0.27.

Emerson is another swimmer who’s on top form after he added to his two British records as part of East Leeds’ relay teams to set a European record time in the Men’s 60-64 Years category.

His time of a 25.75 saw him go under the record time in the sprint by 0.26.

On the Women’s side of the 50m Freestyle it was Bishop Stortford swimmer Fordham who became a European record holder.

In the Women’s 65-69 Years race she dashed to the wall in 30.33 in a sensational display.

Adding to the European success was three British records in the 50m Freestyle.

Harriet Rodgers of Loughborough University set a 25.27 as she set the fastest time in the Women’s 18-24 Years event.

The 18-year old narrowly beat the previous British best time by just 0.02 as she led an all Loughborough University podium.

Another East Leeds swimmer in Paul Clemence also edged himself into the record books.

Clemence set a 23.95 which became the new British best time in the Men’s 50-54 Years as he added to his world record he set as part of East Leeds’ 160+ Years Men’s 4x50m Freestyle Team on the opening day.

Ian McKay also joined the growing list of new record holders. The Warrender Ba swimmer is set the fastest British time in the Men’s 65-69 Years in 27.65.

Day Two, Session Three Roll of Honour

Mixed 4x50m Freestyle Team

72+ Years

1 – Cardiff Masters, 1:46.90

2 – Trafford Metro, 1:48.20

3 – Nottingham Leander, 1:49.61

100+ Years

1 – Cardiff Masters, 1:40.61

2 – Trafford Metro, 1:45.84

3 – Birmingham Masters, 1:46.99

120+ Years

1 – Trafford Metro, 1:40.50

2 – Teddington, 1:44.14

3 – Cardiff Masters, 1:45.30

160+ Years

1 – Basingstoke B, 1:44.29

2 – Kenilworth Masters, 1:47.31

3 – Trafford Metro, 1:47.91

200+ Years

1 – Tigersharks, 1:56.84

2 – Crawley, 1:57.78

3 – Exe Masters, 1:57.92

240+ Years

1 – Team Anglia, 2:07.21

2 – Bracknell, 2:08.21

3 – Otter, 2:15.92

280+ Years

1 – Trafford Metro, 2:12.77

2 – Camphill Ed, 2:42.56

3 – City of Sunderland, 2:57.52

320+ Years

1 – Birmingham Masters, 2:43.90

Men’s 50m Freestyle

18-24 Years

1 – Adam Metcalf, Loughborough University, 23.03

2 – Clive Marquis, Portsmouth Northsea, 23.18

3 – Kieran Beckett, City of Southampton, 23.32

25-29 Years

1 – Robert Bryce, Aberdeen Dol, 23.36

2 – James Simpson, Trafford Metro, 23.54

3 – Michael Procter, Bicester, 23.81

30-34 Years

1 – Bradley Price, GB Police, 23.22

2 – Patryk Poniatowski, Cardiff Masters, 23.38

3 – Oliver Harris, Cardiff Masters, 24.06

35-39 Years

1 – Craig Ward, Trafford Metro, 23.73

2 – Ryan Steward, Bicester, 24.39

3 – Neal Taylor, Totnes, 24.81

40-44 Years

1 – Daniel Clements, Cardiff Masters, 23.73

2 – Chris Knee, East Leeds, 24.17

3 – Christopher Aust, Kidlington, 24.34

45-49 Years

1 – Neal Smith, Kenilworth Masters, 24.11

2 – Trevor Eland, Warrington M, 24.89

3 – Craig Bransby, Enfield Sq, 25.02

50-54 Years

1 – Paul Clemence, East Leeds, 23.95

2 – Spencer Turner, Basingstoke, 25.24

3 – Paul Allen, Brighton Dol, 25.67

55-59 Years

1 – Michael Hodgson, Woking, 24.90

2 – Marcel Scholten, Modernian, 26.18

3 – Gary Taylor, Haslemere, 26.23

60-64 Years

1 – David Emerson, East Leeds, 25.75

2 – Mark Robertson, Crawley, 27.07

3 – Kevin Timmons, St Albans Ma, 27.71

65-69 Years

1 – Ian McKay, Warrender Ba, 27.65

2 – Stephen Braine, Otter, 29.08

3 – Stephen Stickland, Littlehampton, 29.87

70-74 Years

1 – Steve Grossman, Wellingboro, 30.19

2 – David Hills, City of Sunderland, 31.45

3 – Paul Millington, Camphill Ed, 35.38

75-79 Years

1 – Derek Parr, Otter, 36.78

2 – Roger Billing, Guildford Ct, 36.95

3 – Peter Vider, Otter, 37.85

80-84 Years

1 – Tony Cherrington, Gloucester M, 34.84

2 – Roger Lloyd-Mostyn, Otter, 37.71

3 – Derek Gore, Chelmsford, 43.10

Multi-Classification by British Para-Swimming Points

1 – Bret Bassett, City of Derby, 558 points

2 – Joseph Seage, City of Sheffield, 539 points

3 – Peter Winter, Newmarket, 421 points

Women’s 50m Freestyle

1 – Harriet Rogers, Loughborough University, 25.27

2 – Clementine Lovel, Loughborough University, 25.84

3 – Sophie De Groot, Loughborough University, 25.92

25-29 Years

1 – Victoria Cunningham, Trafford Metro, 26.29

2 – Ruth Miller, Heart of Mid, 27.11

3 – Danielle Stirrat, Cardiff Masters, 27.14

30-34 Years

1 – Chelsea Hendry, Portsmouth Northsea, 27.09

2 – Holly Booth, Trafford Metro, 27.50

3 – Kellyn Caldwell, Wycombe Dist, 28.01

35-39 Years

1 – Alice Lane, Birmingham Masters, 27.45

2 – Carla King, South Beds, 27.64

3 – Fliss Hawkins, MwayMaritime, 27.91

40-44 Years

1 – Nicola Charlesworth, Basingstoke, 27.46

2 – Aimee Ramm, GB Police, 27.97

3 – Anna McCall, Birmingham Masters, 28.20

45-49 Years

1 – Fleur Turner, Basingstoke, 27.58

2 – Michelle Ware, Woking, 27.85

3 – Gina Hobson, Otter, 28.78

50-54 Years

1 – Helen Sadler, Trafford Metro, 27.81

2 – Heidi Bell-West, Exe Masters, 28.88

3 – Nicola Harris, Tigersharks, 29.12

55-59 Years

1 – Dawn Kissack, Carnoustie, 28.90

2 – Elizabeth Woolner, Team Anglia, 29.20

3 – Helen Reader, City of Derby, 31.17

60-64 Years

1 – Suzanne Linton, Kenilworth Masters, 30.74

2 – Philippa Williams, Wycombe Dist, 31.19

3 – Karen McBeath, Forres, 31.71

65-69 Years

1 – Alyson Fordham, Bishop Stort, 30.33

2 – Lindsey Gowland, B C & P Mast, 31.38

3 – Barbara Boxall, B C & P Mast, 35.05

70-74 Years

1 – Alison Gwynn, Mid Sussex, 38.49

2 – Diana Groat, Aylesbury, 42.40

3 – Liz Neale, South Beds, 48.55

75-79 Years

1 – Judith Alden, Barnet Copt, 40.59

2 – Elizabeth Savidge, Kings Corm, 41.74

80-84 Years

1 – Jose Adam, Brighton Dol, 49.90

2 – Jenny Ball, Camphill Ed, 56.75

3 – Elizabeth Redpath, Otter, 1:07.57

90-94 Years

1 – Jane Asher, Kings Corm, 46.48

Multi-Classification by British Para-Swimming Points

1 – Callie-Ann Warrington, GB Police, 900 points

2 – Lara Ferguson, Carnegie, 703 points

3 – Natalia Chociaj, Aberdeen Dol, 606 points

Men’s 200m Breaststroke

18-24 Years

1 – Alex Casey, Loughborough University, 2:15.20

2 – Adam Jones, Trafford Metro, 2:27.85

3 – Keir Graham, SouthCroydon, 2:41.35

25-29 Years

1 – Neil Redman, Portsmouth Northsea, 2:18.15

2 – Henry Goodlud, Woking, 2:24.46

3 – Thomas Sarah, City of Cambridge, 2:26.00

30-34 Years

1 – Sean Leahy, Brighton Dol, 2:27.40

2 – Daniel Smith, Boldmere, 2:30.73

3 – James Gibson, Trafford Metro, 2:32.20

35-39 Years

1 – Ian Surrage, Kidlington, 2:29.25

2 – Wade Rimbach, Otter, 2:30.80

3 – Craig Gillespie, Otter, 2:33.90

40-44 Years

1 – Christopher Jones, Portsmouth Northsea, 2:17.47

2 – Philip Burchell, Holywell, 2:33.91

3 – Yury Bocharnikov, City of Derby, 2:39.46

45-49 Years

1 – Robert Robson, Kenilworth Masters, 2:29.87

2 – Geoff Boddie, GB Police, 2:36.51

3 – Leonardo Lari, York City, 2:43.84

50-54 Years

1 – Michael Nelhams, Teddington, 2:40.45

2 – Nigel Masters, Tigersharks, 2:41.32

3 – Mark Deakin, Teddington, 2:47.31

55-59 Years

1 – Darren Beer, Exe Masters, 2:53.28

2 – Gerard O’Rourke, Matlock WP, 2:53.60

3 – Nigel Vickers, Rushmoor Ryl, 2:54.45

60-64 Years

1 – David Milburn, Basingstoke, 2:46.76

2 – Martyn Fresher, Team Anglia, 3:09.72

3 – Stevan Eggleton, Camphill Ed, 3:27.16

65-69 Years

1 – Barry O’Brien, Nene Valley, 2:55.49

2 – Nicholas Hunt, Mold, 3:14.63

3 – David Burchell, Team Luton, 3:22.37

70-74 Years

1 – Brian Taylor, Adwick, 3:25.54

2 – J Macpherson-Stewart, Free Style, 3:45.83

75-79 Years

1 – Robert Apel, Kettering, 3:44.95

2 – Chris Jessup, Salisbury, 4:35.38

80-84 Years

1 – Malcolm Adkins, Shrewsbury, 5:14.70

Women’s 200m Breaststroke

18-24 Years

1 – Imogen Clark, Derventio, 2:28.43

2 – Paige Fenton, Loughborough University, 2:32.55

3 – Cerian Harries, Loughborough University, 2:34.11

25-29 Years

1 – Molly James, Winsford, 2:50.13

2 – Megan McDonagh, Otter, 2:53.77

3 – Nia Westlake, Gloucester M, 2:54.40

30-34 Years

1 – Sarah Roberts, Manch Tri, 2:53.69

2 – Ana Iglesias Romero, City of Cambridge, 3:04.99

3 – Alice Dinsdale-Young, Otter, 3:07.88

35-39 Years

1 – Kathryn Gill, City of Cambridge, 2:49.12

2 – Victoria Poole, Bo Newham, 2:54.76

3 – Jennie Clarke, Woking, 2:56.37

40-44 Years

1 – Emma Wills, York City, 2:52.83

2 – Helen Brittain, Rugby, 2:53.97

3 – Katie Pateman, Exe Masters, 2:59.56

45-49 Years

1 – Lucy Ryan, Team Anglia, 2:57.37

2 – Katherine Hislop, Tigersharks, 2:59.01

3 – Laura Chidgey, York City, 2:59.56

50-54 Years

1 – Helen Gorman, City of Cardiff, 2:41.45

2 – Nicola Latty, Holywell, 3:02.33

3 – Justine Doody, B C & P Mast, 3:07.50

55-59 Years

1 – Joanna Collins, Wrexham, 3:15.57

2 – Diane Riding, Spencer, 3:20.63

3 – Kathleen Raymond, MwayMaritime, 3:38.86

60-64 Years

1 – Linda Sprigge, Crawley, 3:15.73

2 – Sian Macdonald, Hemel Hemp, 3:34.71

3 – Sharon Allen, Salisbury, 3:37.59

65-69 Years

1 – Amanda Heath, Spencer, 3:10.83

2 – Anne Coombes, Reading, 3:30.35

3 – Sara Perry, Cally Mast, 3:39.19

70-74 Years

1 – Sally Lelean, East Anglian, 4:19.77

75-79 Years

1 – Diane Ford, Spencer, 3:48.96

2 – Frances Helen Jenkins, Southport, 4:02.89

3 – Rose Dudeney, Mid Sussex, 4:26.43

Men’s 4x100m Medley Team

72+ Years

1 – Loughborough University, 3:41.61

2 – Trafford Metro, 4:08.89

3 – Erith & Dist 4:09.68, xxx

100+ Years

1 – Birmingham Masters, 4:06.25

120+ Years

1 – East Leeds, 3:47.57

2 – Trafford Metro, 4:04.00

3 – Crawley, 4:10.30

160+ Years

1 – Kenilworth Masters, 3:58.32

2 – Trafford Metro, 4:14.97

3 – Teddington, 4:16.79

200+ Years

1 – Warrington M, 4:13.39

2 – City of Sheffield, 4:21.98

3 – Bo Newham, 4:36.13

240+ Years

1 – Trafford Metro, 4:53.55

2 – Teddington, 5:03.79

3 – Hemel Hemp, 5:24.55

320+ Years

1 – Birmingham Masters, 6:57.10

Women’s 4x100m Medley Team

72+ Years

1 – Loughborough University, 4:12.45

2 – Trafford Metro, 4:30.07

3 – Kenilworth Masters, 4:34.87

100+ Years

1 – Birmingham Masters, 4:43.22

2 – East Leeds, 4:48.24

3 – City of Southampton, 4:58.67

120+ Years

1 – Teddington, 4:34.38

2 – GB Police, 4:41.35

3 – Trafford Metro, 4:43.61

160+ Years

1 – Tigersharks, 5:01.75

2 – Gloucester M, 5:19.73

3 – Deepings, 6:43.95

240+ Years

1 – Trafford Metro, 5:18.65

2 – Gates & Whick, 5:30.93

280+ Years

1 – Spencer, 6:12.17

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