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World Records fall at British Masters

11 Jun 2018

Two world, seven European and 47 British Records were broken at this year's British Masters Championships

The three day event at Plymouth Life Centre saw London-based Otter score a total of 314 FINA points to win the Cupar Trophy Top Club Award. Local rivals,  Spencer Swim Team was second with 274, and Out to Swim was third with 160 points.

Fareham Nomad’s mixed relay team broke the first World Record of the meet in the 4x200m Medley. The 160+ age group team posted 4:22.40, with Mid-Sussex women’s 4x200m Freestyle relay team going a World Record breaking 13:11.60 in the 280+ age group. In the same event, Barnet Copthall added a 200+ Years European Record (4:27.62).

Mark Reynolds, from Barnet Copthall, left the meet with three British and one European record in the 400m Freestyle, in the 55-59 Years group. 

Guildford’s Michelle Ware, set 45-49 Years posted a European record 29.70 in the 50m Butterfly.

John Liron of Jersey set the bar in the men’s 50m Freestyle with a European record time of 30.41 in the 70-74 Years. There were also three British Records in the same event. Colin Stephenson (Gloucester Masters) posted 27.23 for the 60-64 Years record, while Mark Reynolds (Barnet Copthall) set a 26.71 record in the 55-59 Years. 24-year-old Luke Pool (Preston) also lowered the 18-24 Years British record with a 23.38 swim.

Gloucester Masters set a 280+ European record in the mixed 4x100m Freestyle with a time of 5:23.00.

During the three days of competition at the Plymouth Life Centre, 715 athletes from 202 clubs competed. As well as the UK, athletes represented Ireland, Spain, the Netherlands, Turkey and Australia.

The youngest competitor was Jack from Truro City Swimming Club who turned 18-years-old in May. The oldest competitor was 92-years-old Sam Almond from Eastbourne.

 To view all the results visit the Swimming Results website.