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Stage set for Swim England Masters National Championships 2017

The Swim England Masters National Championships starts tomorrow, running from the 27 – 29 October 2017

The event takes place at Ponds Forge International Sports Centre in Sheffield. It is the highlight of the domestic Masters short course calendar.

Swimmers aged 18 plus who had swam qualifying times in the two years prior to the event were invited to attend.

Over the three days of competition, you can expect to see world, European and British records to tumble. Masters swimmers will have their eyes on gold medals and national accolades but for many, records are the grand prize.

The championships are a short course event and will take place across two pools, one for men’s races and one for women’s races.

  • Click here to see the event schedule for the Masters National Championships.

There have been some changes to the conditions for claiming Masters records which came into place at the start of October. Click here to find out more.

Round up of Masters National Champs 2016

More than 80 Masters records were broken at the Masters National Championships 2016.

This included five World records, 23 European records and 56 British records. These were a mixture of individual and relay events.

Teddington Masters were the standout club in the relay events, claiming three relay world records. All of these came in the 120+ age group (combined ages add up to 120+).

Teddington swimmers lowered the women’s 4x200m Freestyle relay record to 8:52.27, the mixed Medley Team relay record to 3:42.83 and the women’s 4x100m Freestyle relay record to 4:00.78.

Chesterfield’s Ben Harkin was an unstoppable force in the 35-39yrs individual races. He claimed five British records over the course of the event; the 50m Butterfly (25.05), 100m Freestyle (51.57), 50m Backstroke (26.37), 100m Backstroke (57.20) and the 50m Breaststroke (28.76).

There was plenty more exciting action over the course of the 2016 event.