Wiltshire Masters 2018


On Sunday 14th April a team of 12 swimmers represented Chippenham at the Wiltshire County Masters Championships. The team entered 29 individual events and 4 relays and they placed in 24 events (8 gold, 5 silver and 11 bronze) giving them 45 points and leaving them 4th overall just 10 points behind Salisbury. This was a great result and the most points the team had scored on the first round of the championships. The team set 11 new masters club records and broke a further 5, as well as setting countless personal bests and qualifying for numerous national and European times.

Highlights include:

* Malcolm Cruse set a 5s pb in his 50m backstroke which he set last year
* Catherine, Natalie, Dan and Richard knocked off 5secs from the previous club record for the 120 year 200m mixed medley relay on their way to securing 2nd place.
* Malcolm, Matt C, Richard and Jack took bronze in the 160 year old 100m freestyle relay
* Catherine and Emma are currently 2nd in the under 39 points competition
* Jack Cook won 100m freestyle for the fourth consecutive year

Catherine Elmes - gold 50m backstroke, 25m breaststroke and 100m freestyle
Emma Holloway - gold 50m backstroke, 25m breaststroke and 100m freestyle
Heather Rogers - gold 100m butterfly, silver 50m backstroke, bronze 25m breaststroke and 100m freestyle
Jack Cook - gold 100m freestyle
Malcolm Cruse - silver 25m breaststroke, 100m freestyle and bronze 50m backstroke
Dan Pickup - silver 100m butterfly, bronze 50m backstroke, 25m breaststroke and 6th 100m freestyle
Richard Brown - bronze 50m backstroke, 100m butterfly and 100m freestyle
Charity Moore - bronze 100m freestyle and 5th 25m breaststroke
Abbie Cross - bronze 50m backstroke and 5th 100m freestyle
Natalie Pidgeon - 4th 25m breaststroke
Shaun Cairns - 4th 50m backstroke, 100m freestyle and 5th 25m breaststroke


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