The final day of the European Masters was another busy day with lots of Otters in action.
Five Otters competed in the 200 Breastroke. Enrico Hahn & Christophe Amardeilh were in the 35-39 age group. Enrico finished 14th with a time of 2:40.57, while Christophe Amardeilh finished in 2:53.96 for 29th. Liz Shaw put down a solid swim (3.28.00) in the 50-54 to finish 20th. Camille Vrain overcame sickness to swim a 3:03.28 & finish 30th in the 25-29th age group, while Lesley Davis finished 37th in the ladies 55-59.
Gina Hobson was the fastest of the Otter ladies in the 50m free clocking 28.99 for 11th in the 35-59. Emma Shkurka & Olivia Reynolds finished 1st & 3rd in their heat swimming 29.15 & 29.43 to finish 13th & 19th in the 30-34 age group. Astrid Wharton came in at 38.37 to finish 141st in the 45-49. Josh Sambrook-Smith was again the fastest Otter male sprinter with a 26.08 (49th) in the 30-34s. Ben Pardoe (25-29) finished in 26.41 for 71st, Olivier Gelgoc (40-44) swam 26.99 for 31st, Simon Williams did a 28.72 in the 50-54s while Bob Thomas came 21st in the 707-74s with a 36.35.
Laure Kearns & Katie Kerr finished 11th & 12th respectively in the ladies 30-34 age group. Laure finishing in a time of 1:12.73, Katie in 1:13.51. Liz Redpath also finished 12th in the 70-74 with a time of 2:02.49 while Ben Thomas swam a speedy 1:06.37 to finish 21st in the mens 30-34 years age group.
Mens & Ladies 4x50 Medley relays
The Otter 160+ Ladies team who won silver & broke the British Record in the 4x50 free relay on Day 2 of the championships almost did it again tonight. The dream team of Gina Hobson (34.77), Fiona Marshall Staines (36.22), Emma Shkurka (30.57) & Jane McMenemy (29.56) broke their second British record swimming 2:11.12 however unfortunately the team who finished 3rd was also British, so the record went to them. The Otter mens 120+ Medley Relay team: Ben Thomas (30.70), Wade Rimbach (32.71), Ollie Caldwell (27.36) & Josh Sambrook-Smith (25.21) finished 16th in a division with some very quick teams. Well done to everyone who competed in the championships.