More medals & record on Day 3 of the European Masters Swimming Championships in London.
Dave Warren saved his best for last. Picking up his 3rd medal & 3rd British record of the meet winning the mens 45-49 years 200m Fly in 2:16.44. Congratulations Dave on 3 brilliant swims. Derek Parr picked up his 2nd medal with bronze in the 70-74 years in a time of 3:30.50. Hayley broke her 2nd Otter club record finishing 6th in the 30-34 years age group in 2:31.24. Maddie Parra also broke an Otter club record, in the 25-29 years age group finishing 11th in 1:37.83.
Bob Thomas broke the Otter 70-74 years record swimming a 41.31 to finish 9th, while Henry Fincher was 54th in the 30-34 years age group with a 33.55.
Craig Gillepsie broke his second 25-29 Otter breastroke record of the meet swimming a 1:09.72 to finish 17th. Liz Shaw was 23rd in the 50-54 with a 1:33.97, Enrico Hahn was 30th in the 35-39 with a 1:14.91 & Sanja Pavloska was 41st in the ladies 35-39 with a 1:31.33.
400 Free (Mens)
4 Otters competed in the mens 400 freestyle. John Paulson set a new Otter record of 4:50.74 for the 50-54 age group. Peter Kirk finished 10th in the 60-64 age group with a 5:19.12, Nico Barber was 24th in the 30-34 with a 4:44.53, while Yuri Schwartz was 28th in the 25-29s with a 4:50.05.
4x50 Mixed Medley Relay
The Otter 120+ team of Wade Rimbach (30.43), Craig Gillespie (30.46), Emma Shkurka (30.91) & Catherine Demont (27.63) smashed their heat with a 1:59.43 and some impressive splits. A nervous 4 heats later they were still in the lead, only to be pipped in the final heat of the age group to finish 8th.
Well done to all swimmers. Awesome day of records & personal bests!