Are you ready for the National Masters Champs 2016?October 26, 2016
The country’s best Masters swimmers will descend on Ponds Forge in Sheffield this weekend (28-30 October) for the ASA National Masters Championships 2016.
This short course showstopper is one of the highlights of the domestic Masters swimming calendar. It has a fantastic atmosphere for the whole family to enjoy.
Each year the event grows bigger and more swimmers come from all corners of the country to pit themselves against their peers and make new friends in the process. We will expect to see British, European and World records tumble over the course of the weekend.
- If you have entered the National Masters Championships 2016, please download the Information for Competitors pack.
The highlights of 2015
East Leeds’ Men’s 120+ 4x50m Freestyle Relay team claimed a world record on day one of the event, touching almost six seconds ahead of their nearest rival. They claimed gold with 1:32.39.
The team also claimed a second world relay record on the final day of competition. They swam swam 3:29.94 in the 100+yrs 2x100m Freestyle relay.
Judith Hattle of Carlisle Aquatics blew the competition out of the water in the Women’s 55/59yrs 200m Butterfly. She finished over 40 seconds ahead of the rest of the field and claimed a new European record of 2:42.04.
Bishop Stortford’s Sally Winter lowered her own European record in the Women’s 55/59yrs 200m Freestyle. She shaved a full second off her own PB to take gold with 2:22.25.
Carnforth swimmer Sophie Casson broke the 30/34yrs world record on the second day of competition, setting a new marker of 4:14.04. Gloucester Masters went one better than their target, claiming a European record of 5:06.65 in the 200+ yrs 2x100m Medley Relay.
Emma Gage of Trafford Metro lowered the 100m Butterfly record on the same day. She swam just over a minute (1:00.24) in the 25/29yrs age group.
- Click here to view all of the reports from the National Masters Champs 2015.