Masters world record breaking spectacle

4 Apr 2016

The British Masters and Senior Age Group Championships served up a World record breaking swimming spectacle in Sheffield.

The three-day masters event was hosted at the Ponds Forge International Sports Centre in Sheffield from the 1-3 April and during the weekend more than 60 records were broken including six world, 11 European and more than 50 British records lowered by masters swimmers.

Jane Asher (Kings Cormorant’s Masters Swimming Club) set the record breaking trend for the weekend setting a new world marker in the Women’s 800m Freestyle 85/89 year’s age group.

Asher is a multi-world record holder and continued her winning ways at the 2016 British Masters Championships taking a second world record on the evening of day one in the 50m Butterfly.

Fareham Nomads swimmers Jo Corben completed her hat-trick in the Backstroke events by the end of day two of the championships, claiming the victory in the 50m, 100m, and 200m events.

Victory wasn’t enough as she also set a new World and British record in the 200m and 50m events respectively. Asher returned to the top of the podium in here age group and another world leading time in the 50m Backstroke.

Day two also saw a further 27 British records fall across the three sessions in the South Yorkshire pool.

Day three came to a close with yet more records falling. Chris Dunn of Hatfield SC recorded a new world record in the Men’s 400m Freestyle 70/74 years with a time of 5:11.68.

The final world record of the weekend was clinched by the 4x200m Mixed Freestyle relay team from Newcastle in the 100+ year’s age group.

European records were claimed by the East Leeds relay team also in the Mixed 4x200m Freestyle team, this time in the 200+ year’s category.

Carnegie’s Judith Hattle closed weekend’s action with a European record of 2:48.61 in the 200m Butterfly 55/59 year’s age group.

Click here to see all the results from across the weekend.