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GB Masters Golds For Dave & Matt

A 47 year difference in age but only 37 seconds apart; both Dave & Matt were crowned 200m Fly champions at the 2023 GB Masters.

Both 2023 GB Masters 200m Fly Champions

Read here for a report behind the full statistics of 6 Gold, 5 Silver, 2 Bronze medals with 6 East Region, 10 Beds and 19 Club Masters records

European Masters Top 10 Rankings for 2022

Hats off to Graham Powell with no fewer than TEN Top 10 65 – 69 years’ Masters Ranking swims (6 SC and 4 LC) in 2022, according to LEN. That included two 3rd LC places and two 4th SC places.

Congratulations also to Dave Wright for his 7th place in the European 60 – 64 years’ 200m Butterfly LC rankings.

The 240+ years combo of Graham & Dave, together with Malcolm Barton and Colin Mayes were ranked 5th in Europe for their 4 x 100 Medley relay at the 2022 GB Masters.

Top East Region Male Team In GB Masters 2022 Decathlon

Congratulations to Graham Powell, Dave Wright, Alastair Gibb and John O’Rourke who collectively achieved 23rd position in the 2022 Decathlon Male Masters’ Team competition to finish as the top placed team in the East Region

L-R: Dave, Alastair, Malcolm, John & Graham

Our Ladies team came 71st out of 374 clubs despite only participating in just 23 out of a potential maximum 40 qualifying place.

Read here for further details.

Three National Masters Titles For Graham Powell

Graham Powell claimed six medals, three Eastern Region and five Beds Masters record from his six swims at the English National Masters.

Graham Powell: Triple Gold Medalist @ 2022 English National Masters

However the ten – strong squad all produced notable performances. Dave Wright was our other medal winner as a total of seven Beds County and twelve Club Masters records were broken. Advancing years proved no obstacle as some of our Ladies swam their fastest ever times in Masters events. Read here for a detailed report.

Two East Region Masters’ Champions

Karen MacKenzie and John O’Rourke were both crowned Backstroke champions as the small squad of the Club’s Masters who chose to compete in advance of the National Short Course Championships later this month returned from Newmarket with thirteen medals.

L-R: Karen, John, Lorraine, Sam & Alastair

A detailed report (together with successes from other Masters’ meets earlier in the year) may be accessed here.

FOUR Individual British Masters Champions

The 2022 British Swimming Masters Championships held in Aberdeen saw four Team Luton members crowned individual champions.

L-R: Colin Mayes, Sharon Thompson, Kelly Cooke, Dave Wright, Karen MacKenzie, Graham Powell, Sam Bradley & Malcolm Barton

Kelly Cooke, Karen MacKenzie, Dave Wright and Graham Powell spearheaded a weekend that saw the squad of eight competitors win 6 Gold, 5 Silver and 3 Bronze medals whilst setting 4 East Region, 15 Beds County and a total of 20 Club Masters records. Read here for a full report