Staffordshire County Masters Swimming Championships – 2018


Just a few short weeks after the kids came home with plenty of PB times, final places and medals etc the same venue was used for the Masters Competition. Since the club commenced a Masters section a few years ago a few have considered entry, but this year 4 willing swimmers had a go.

A long day lay ahead for Ian and Simon who swam and Craig who officiated as they planned to get to the Winter Final at Nuneaton later in the day, but all put in some great swims. The meet doubles up as an open for all who wish to participate and the staffs county masters for just the staffs clubs swimmers.

Swimmers are put in age bands – they can tell you which ones they swam in – but fair to say Paige and Callan are not wrinklies!!!!

Simon Ward

50m fly – 39.15 -2nd in county
50m Breast – 40.69 – 1st in county
50m free – 32.57 – 1st in county

Ian Gates

50m fly – 37.57 – 1st in county
50m breast – 41.11 – 2nd in county
50m free – 34.40 – 3rd in county

Simon and Ian left early to coach the winter league team and missed races which would have won them both further medals

Callan Dawson

50m Fly – 42.83 – 3rd in county
100m IM – 1.31.95 – 2nd in county
100m free – 1.12.75 – 3rd in county
25m free – 14.99 – 5th in county

Paige Colling

50m fly – 38.44 – 5th in county
50m breast – 46.22 – 6th in county
50m free – 33.58 – 6th in county
100m IM – 1.28.47 – 6th in county
50m back – 40.72 – 6th in county

All 4 had a great day – and will look to encourage a few more to join them in 2019