An 18 strong Kenilworth Masters team of 12 women and (only!) 6 men headed north to Etwall’s fun & friendly end of season gala. Fuelled by performance enhancing birthday cake, 8 slightly crazy swimmers chose to enter all 13 individual events! They were duly rewarded with as many relay swims as possible, and in Joys case, a skins event too. The team was roared on to success by the club penguin mascots Kenny & Melissa (do penguins roar?), and despite the fun and multiple events the club’s 8 relay teams won 6 golds, a bronze and a 4th place, including a new Meet Best Time (MBT) in the Mixed 200+ Medley Relay (Joy, Rob, Will & Karen).
Kenilworth Masters always enjoy the end of season atmosphere of Etwall’s gala. This year the club took a team of 16 plus one multifunctional official. It was a smaller team than normal, reduced further by some (suspiciously convenient) inflamed chairman’s tonsils.
The most unexpected performance was from Andrew, who as the starter wasn’t expecting to get wet, but instead stepped into the chairman’s vacant shoes to anchor 2 relay teams. There were plenty of intra club head to head swims, but none more anticipated than the Nunn v Nunn husband & wife swim off in the 100m Freestyle.
30th Anniversary party hangovers were cast aside, as KM’s new club kit and special anniversary swimming caps debuted at Leicestershire Masters inaugural open meet. Most swimmers were using the meet as a pre-Nationals sharpener, or to try an unfamiliar event. Of course, whilst we were there be bumped into some former KM swimmers too…
In 1987 a crack unit of masters swimmers was sent to pool in Kenilworth for a crime they didn’t commit. These swimmers promptly escaped from a maximum-security butterfly set to the Warwickshire underground. Today, still wanted by the ASA, they survive as swimmers of increasing age. If you have a problem… if no one else can help… and if you can find them… maybe you can swim with… The KM-Team.