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Teddington breaks second World relay record in Session 7

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Teddington’s James Adams, Georgina Heyn, Zoe Liokalos and Paul Griffin started Session 7 of the Swim England Masters National Championships on a high, breaking the team’s second world record of the meet.

Swimming in the 100+ Mixed 4×200 Freestyle Relay, the team led from the outset. They touched the wall in a time of 8:23.10, five and a half seconds faster than the old record of 8.28.54.

Teddington didn’t stop there though. They proved the strength of their relay teams with a new British record in the 120+ Women’s 4x50m Freestyle Relay. The team swam a time of 1.49.44, taking over a second off the previous time of 1:50.72.

Heyn and Liokalos teamed up with Laure Kearns and Rebecca Newson for their second relay record of the session.

There was also a new European record set by Basingstoke Bluefins in the 160+ age group of the Mixed 4x200m Freestyle Relay.

The quartet was made up of Oliver Espinasse, Spencer Turner, Fleur Parker and Elizabeth Godfrey who also broke the 4x50m Medley Relay British record yesterday. The team swam a time of 8:29.13, a whopping 21.5 seconds faster than the previous European record.

Mills sets new European record in 200m Fly

Mid Sussex swimmer Sally Mills claimed a European record in the 60-64 Yrs 200m Butterfly. She removed just under three seconds off the previous European record of 3:07.04.

She swam a time of 3:04.69 for gold and was 52.35 seconds faster than any other swimmer in her age group.

Trio of British records set in 200m IM

Guildford City swimmer Mike Hodgson carried on his record-breaking streak in the 200 Individual Medley.

Hodgson swam a time of 2:17.65, just under a second faster than the previous British record in the 50-54 Yrs age group.

In the 60-64 age group Totnes swimmer Simon Veale swam a time of 2:33.38 to duck under the previous national record of 2:34.31. He touched the wall almost ten seconds faster than Teddington’s Ronny Oltner, who swam 2:42.30 for a silver medal.

In the Women’s 200 Individual Medley, Amanda Heath from Spencer swam a new British record in the 60-64 age group. She clocked 2:56.37, slashing more than three seconds off the previous record of 2:59.82.

  • Click here to view full results from Session 7 of the Swim England Masters National Championships 2017