In August, Gina Hobson, Michelle Senecal, Liz Shaw, Matt Davis and Pip Bennett travelled to Montreal to compete in the 15th World Masters Swimming Championships. The event has seen increasing numbers of competitors and there were around 10,000 entered in swimming, diving, water polo and synchro events in Canada. These numbers were felt in the warm-up sessions where onlookers commented that each pool looked like a vat of swimmer-soup.
The weather was generally fantastic and athletes were able to enjoy using the two outdoor racing pools. Each weekend of the competition music festivals took place in the neighbouring venue (by the Villeneuve Formula One racing track) and although the music was not necessarily to everyone’s taste it provided a pleasant accompaniment to the racing.