The British Master’s SC Championships were held in Sheffield over the weekend of 23-25 October. City’s masters once again competed successfully with the best in Britain. The weekend saw a number of outstanding swims including many personal bests, medals and GB records.
In the men’s races, Mike Hodgson impressed with 3 great British Records; 50m Breast (29.99), 100 Breast (1.07.13) and 100 IM ( 1.01.49). Mike ended a busy weekend of racing with a total of 8 gold (50, 100 and 200 breast, 100 and 200 IM, 50 and 100 fly, 50 back) and 2 silver medals (50 free, 4×50 Men’s Medley Relay). Ian Surrage, who also competed in the Breast events achieved 2 Silvers – 50m (29.42), 200 (2.25.17) and a Bronze in the 100m (1.05.52). Roger Billing won 2 Golds in the 50, 100 Back. David Hodgetts won Bronze in the 1500m Free.
In the women’s races, Michelle Ware was in great form winning 6 Golds and 1 Silver. Christina Victor won 1 Gold (200 Fly), 1 Silver ( 400IM) and Bronze in the (200IM).
All those performances show great promise leading towards next year’s European Championships in London 2016.
Total medal count: 3 GB Records, 16 Gold, 5 Silver and 4 Bronze medals.
Absolutely awesome well done to all!!