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Teddington Masters set second relay world record in Sheffield

Teddington Masters set yet another record to add to their already impressive tally in session five of the ASA Masters Championships 2016 in Sheffield.

Paul Griffin, Georgina Heyn, Zoe Liokalos and Leon Smith had a 10 second lead by the touch. They broke the world record in their age group, finishing with 3:42.83 in the Mixed 120+yrs 4x100m Medley Relay.

The club’s swimmers were not content with leaving it there though. Georgina Heyn, Zoe Liokalos, Laure Kearns and Hannah Loughlin took a British record in the women’s 120+ yrs 4x50m Medley Relay. They touched home in 2:02.75.

View full results from session five of the ASA National Masters Championships.

Hattle beats own European record in 200m Fly

Carlisle Aquatics’ Judith Hattle set a new European record time in the women’s 55-59yrs 200m Butterfly. She just slipped under her own lifetime personal best to touch in 2:41.97.

Hattle commented: “That last 50m was quite hard, but it was a good race with all the other girls who were in there. It’s always good to break a record.

“I don’t think many people do a 200 fly, that’s for sure. If you can swim fly well technically, then you can roll with that. Especially in the 200. You just have to hold the technique and work hard at it.

“In Masters, once you get to a certain age, your recovery from what you’ve done before is harder. You just never know, it can be a bit of a lottery.” – Judith Hattle

Nicola Latty, who claimed the European record in the 400m IM yesterday, claimed a new British record in the 45-49yrs 200m Fly. The Sub 160 swimmer made it to the wall in 2:32.49.

In the men’s event, Steven Nash of Camphill Edwardians swam a new British record in the 60-64yrs age group. Nash touched in 2:35.62 for his gold medal.

Palmer lays down new European marker in the 200m IM

Dawn Palmer secured a European record for gold in the 40-44yrs age group 200m IM. This was the Romford Town swimmer’s second record of the meet, having set a fastest British time in her age group in the 400m IM on the opening day. Palmer touched in 2:26.46 in the 200m IM to add another gold medal to her total.

Simon Veale of Totnes was the only person to break a record in the men’s 200m IM. He swam 2:34.37 in the 60-64yrs age group to claim a British record with his gold medal performance.

East Leeds take 200yrs+ 4x50m Medley record

An East Leeds team of Kyran Parker, Jeremy Greaves, David Emerson and Paul Clemence broke the 200yrs+ British record in the Men’s 4x50m Medley relay. It was a close swim between them and Trafford Metro, but the East Leeds team prevailed and touched 1:56.48 to take the record and the gold medal.

Kidlington claimed their first relay record of the competition, swimming 1:43.79 in the 100yrs+ event for a new British best time. Joseph Canlan-Shaw, Ian Surrage, Ryan Anscombe and Christopher Aust had almost a five second lead by the touch.

East Leeds’ Clemence also showed his prowess in the sprint races as he won the 45-49yrs 50m Freestyle. He was the only swimmer to break a record in this event, touching in 23.71 for the win.

This was Clemence’s second British record of the competition, having beaten the 50m Fly marker on day one.