Mark Reynolds on his European and British Masters Records for great swims at GB Long Course Masters in Plymouth last weekend.
Mark’s return to Plymouth saw him crash through the record books on all four of his events. Most impressive was his 400 Freestyle breaking the European Record. He followed this with British Records on 200m, 100m and 50m. Well done Mark.
We’re not just a One Man Band………. the women’s relay teams also brought home a second European Record along with another British Record in the 200+ Freestyle relays. The swimmers, Christine Porter, Cate Jackson, Lisa Dawson and Melissa Cannonturned their European record into a massive win over all the younger age group relays too. Even the 72+ relays (swimmers under the age of 25) couldn’t get near them in the 4x200 relay. The same quartet broke the British record in the 4x100 relay.
There was further gold medal relay success in the women’s 4x50 medley and freestyle relays with Natalie Bateson producing some great times substituting for Cate.
No record for our gold medal winning Mixed 4x100m Freestyle relay (Mark, Cate, Melissa and Sean)but another massive victory over many younger teams.
Overall our team of thirteen swimmers collected : 14 Golds, 10 Silver and 6 Bronze medals and the team finished 5thoverall in the Top Team of the Meet.
Congratulations to our other swimmers competing in Plymouth
Jim Hobsley (2 gold, 1 bronze), Elaine Blower (1 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze), Judy Alden (1 gold, 1 silver), Sean McQuaid (1 gold, 1 bronze),
Lisa Dawson (4 silver), Christine Porter (2 silver),
Cate Jackson (1 silver, 1 bronze), Melissa Cannon (1 silver, 1 bronze) Roger Randall (1 bronze), Natalie Bateson (4thplace and 3 top ten finishes), Neil Procter (2 x 4thplace and 3 top ten finishes)
Good work. Well done everyone!