Our squad of six Masters & Seniors who competed at the Barnet Distance Meet all contributed to the medal haul of 7 Gold, 2 Silver and 11 Bronze.
Sam Bradley broke the Beds County 25 – 29 years’ 800m F/s record by ten seconds. Finishing in a time of 11:16.90 to claim third place, Sam also set new figures to finish second in his 200m Backstroke. Four further bronze medals cam from his swims in the 100m Backstroke, Breaststroke and Butterfly together with his 400m IM.
Competing in her very first Masters competition, Laura Smith won both the 25 – 29 years’ 200m Breaststroke and 200m IM inside the qualifying times for the National Masters in October.
Alice Pinney collected three bronze medals in the 18-24 years’ age group. Competing for the first time over 200m Freestyle and 200m IM, Alice’s times were also all within the National qualifying standard.
In the same age group Alex Mason won both his 100m Backstroke in a time of 1:03.85 and the 200m Breaststroke in 2:37.45. Boosting his 2019 decathlon score by 897 points to a total of 3,839, these swim took Alex up in to the Top 100 in the GB Individual Decathlon competition after only 9 out of a possible maximum 10 qualifying events.
In the 50- 54 years’ age group John O’Rourke swam in 5 events, winning both his 400m IM and 100m Backstroke. John collected a silver for his 100m Breaststroke and bronze for both his 400m F/s and 100m Butterfly.
Ian Norman finished 4th behind John in the 400m F/s but won the 200m Freestyle and picked up a bronze for his 100m Freestyle.