NewsImpressive medal haul at the 2018 British Masters

November 14, 20180

Kenilworth Masters Swimming Club achieved an impressive medal haul at the annual British Masters Swimming Championships of Ponds Forge in Sheffield last weekend. 

The most notable performance came from Rob Robson who broke his own GB record for the 200 metres Breaststroke in the 45-49 year old age category after clocking 2.26.11. Robson also achieved gold in the 100m Breaststroke and silver in the 50m Breaststroke.  

Neal Smith, retained his 50m Freestyle title in the 40-44yrs category in an impressive time of 24.22. He also gained medals in all his other individual events, 3rd in the 100m free, 3rd 100m IM, 2nd 50m back, 3rd 50m fly.

Clare Wilkinson dominated the Breaststroke events in the 40-44 years women’s category, winning gold in all 3 distances.  

Jill Groves, also in the 40-44 years category, achieved gold in the 50m Backstroke and a bronze in the 100m. 

In a tough 30-34 age group, James Wardle was decorated with a silver in 50fly and 100 free and bronze in 100 fly.  

Elinor Bird won a full set of medals in the women’s 18-24 age group, with gold in the 200m Backstroke, Silver in the 200m Freestyle and Bronze in the 100m Breaststroke.  

Personal goals were also achieved by team members Sophie Hodgson, Jen Tawn, Dave Underhill, Ben Walker and Chloe Bird.  

In the team relays, Kenilworth remained a force to be reckoned with nationally, achieving 1 bronze, 3 silvers and finishing the weekend storming to victory in the 160+ mixed medley relay.  Groves, Wilkinson, Wardle and Smith were the successful quartet, missing out on the British record by only three-tenths of a second.  


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