Ten EAST swimmers made it over to Swansea for this year’s British Masters Championships. Some very strong performances across the board with five golds, eight silvers and four bronzes. Pat Jackson again led the way with four golds, a silver and a bronze, with Debbie Matless picking up the other gold in the 100m Butterfly as well as a silver in the 50m fly. Catherine Markwell, Chris Trueman, Katie Maloney and Sally Lelean also picked up medals for some great swims across the weekend.
Full results can be seen in the link below:
26 East swimmers took part in this year’s Norfolk Masters at the UEA Sportspark, by far the biggest club represented. Amongst other bling, the club took home a staggering 39 Golds. Full results can be seen in the link below.
Four intrepid EASTie explorers ventured out to Kranj in Slovenia to compete in the European Masters Championships.
Debbie Matless swam in the 50 Fly, 100 Fly and 100 Free, medalling in all of her events. Her 100 Fly was an epic encounter, missing out on gold by 0.09 seconds.
Natalie Allen swam in the 200 Free, 400 Free and 200 Back. Posting good times throughout and a notable blistering 1st 50 in her 200 Back and several encounters with the lane ropes (I mean come on, who would organise a back stroke event out doors!)
David Borthwick had 2 seasons bests in his 200 Free and 200 IM and an epic disaster in his 400 Free a full 9 seconds off his best.
Finally Dave Webster after the birth of Iris and a 12 week taper competed well and we were all entertained by his natural charm.
A glorious summer of regional outdoor swimming came to an end with this year’s Fritton Big Swim at Fritton Lake. Harry Crisp from EAST set the pace winning the Triple swim competition with overall wins in the 3k (43.58) and 1.5k (21.14) and third place in the 5k (1.10.47) for an overall time of 2.15.59. David Boyce won the ‘veteran’ age group category in the 5k coming in at 1.20.31 and seventh overall. Check out the bling below:
8 EAST swimmers took part in the Eastern regional open water champs on a hot Sunday at Whitlingham Broad.
Four swimmers took part in the 3k event with David Boyce and Ray Kirby coming 2nd and 3rd in the 40-49 male age group while Phill won bronze in a very competitive 50-59 age group. Josie put in another solid swim in the women’s race winning the age group gold although the field was a little sparse! Three swimmers swam the later 2k event with Jon G having a great swim to win silver in the men’s 50-59 event while Emmeline and Jane Pye both claimed gold in the women’s race for the 30-34 and 50-59 age groups respectively. Harry C was the only EAST competitor in the final race of the day, the 5k although he was swimming under the Great Yarmouth flag for the day. He rounded off a successful day with bronze in the very competitive 20-24 age group. Full results in the link below:
2018 Open Water Results