Sudbury Masters Meet 2018
Sudbury Masters Meet
On Sunday, 18 February, 11 club members travelled to Sudbury to take part in the Valentine's Meet which is a masters competition for swimmers aged 16+. It was an extremely enjoyable and successful day with every club member coming home with a medal in their respective age group. In all Ware swimmers came away with 25 medals which is the masters team best result to date.
Leading the way from the first event of the day was Dan Wateridge who finished in 3rd place with a new PB of 35.60 in the mens 50m Backstroke (16-24 years). Also competing in this event, which was the first of 6 swims of the day, was Andrew Greenway-Page. Andrew had to wait until the final session of the day to bring home a silver medal in the 100m backstroke which is his first medal in an open competition.
Kimberley and Katie Gibb made their masters debut both winning bronze medals (16-24 years). Olivia Rix also came away with a bronze medal after recording a PB of 42.57 in the 50m breaststroke (16-24 years). Returning to competitive swimming after a short break, Sara Matthews came away with a gold, silver and bronze and produced a PB in her 100m IM. Anne Vanner in the 45-49 years age group was extremely successful winning 5 medals, 1 gold, 3 silvers and a bronze.
Karen Keen won 4 gold medals during the day whilst David Vanner produced 4 PBs and came away with two bronze medals. Tom Suckling equalled his 50m Fly PB of 30.77 which secured him a bronze medal to go with the bronze medal he had won earlier in the 50m free.
Sean Brindley was very successful in the 50m and 100m Breaststroke achieving silver in both which was followed up by a bronze in the 50m freestyle.
Well done to all the swimmers who took part in the Sudbury Masters Meet and results of which can be accessed from the members login area.
In December 2017 ten club members entered Swim England's T-30 Challenge to find out which Masters swimmer (18+) can swim the furthest in 30 minutes.
This was the first time Ware SC had entered this national competition and our team entries were extremely successful, notably Sean Brindley, Tom Suckling, Nick Egerton and David Vanner entering the Men's relay (120-159 years) won the national title with a combined distance of 7,460m.
There were two mixed team relay entries which were awarded silver and bronze in their respective age groups:
3rd place went to the Mixed 100-119 years relay team (Sean Brindley, Tom Suckling, Claire Matthews and Josie Pinfold) with a combined distance of 7,425m.
2nd place went to the Mixed 160-199 years relay team (Nick Egerton, David Vanner, Karen Keen and Anne Vanner) with a combined distance of 7,585m.
Our ladies relay team entry in the 120-159 years finished in 3rd place with a combined distance of 7,550m. The team members were Josie Pinfold, Claire Matthews, Karen Keen and Anne Vanner.
The distances recorded for individual swimmers are below:
[Senior] Sean Brindley 2,020m
[25+] Tom Suckling 1,950m
[30+] David Wingrove 1,870m
[40+] Nick Egerton 1,790m
[40+] David Vanner 1,700m
[Senior] Dan Wateridge 1,695m
[45+] Anne Vanner 2,090m
[30+] Karen Keen 2,005m
[30+] Claire Matthews 1,780m
[Senior] Josie Pinfold 1,675m