2011 Masters Results

2011 SwimNorthWest Masters Long Distance Meet

Held at the Palatine pool in Blackpool this new masters event consists of longer distance events of 400m IM, as well as 800m and 1500m freestyle.

The swims follow the usual masters format so that swimmers are competing against people in their own age group.

A number of Dolphins took part in the event with Graham Padgett and Judy Brown both taking first places in the 800m Free style (10:57 & 10:14) and gruelling 400IM (6:10 & 5:38) events , setting new competition records in the process.

Billy Dutton also swam in the 800m free (15:01) and 400m IM (8:46) swims, finishing second in his age group in both events.

Mandy Reid is fast become a seasoned competitor, finishing second in the 1500m event with a time of 32 mins 42s.

Full Results below:

British Masters June 2011

Russ Mason, Judy brown and Gerry Kelleher represented the Dolphins in the GB Masters at the long course pool in Leeds.

Russ came away with 1st in the 200m Backstoke (2:37) and 4th in both the 200m IM (2:38) and 50m Freestyle (28s).

Despite feeling under the weather Judy matched Russ' great swimming with 1st and 4th places of her own in the 200m Backstroke (2:47) and 50m Freestyle (31s).

Gerry competed in the 200m Fly and came second in his age group with a time of 3:15. While many of us would be pleased just to complete this disctance on fly, Gerry is his own worst critic and has vowed to improve on this time in Blackpool in a couple of weeks, muttering something about swimming donkeys??

Full Results below:

Carlisle Masters

Russ Mason and Graham Padgett took the train up to Carlisle to compete in this event and after a relaxed journey, Graham won a Phelps rivaling 9 events.

Russ was no less impressive with two 1sts, two 2nds and a third in the 5 events he entered.

The 4 hour train/coach journey home was not as impressive though!

Detailed results below.

Cheshire Masters

24 Sep 2011

Great debut swims by Matt Holliday, Sarah Beresford, Julie Trevor and Antia Dodd. Veteran Russ Mason sets new record for 100m IM.

Dolphins finished 2nd place overall behind Trafford Metro.

Results below and full report to follow....

Dolphins Help Cheshire to Northern Counties Triumph


Three members of Warrington Dolphins represented Cheshire last week end in the National Inter-County Masters Swimming Championships.

Their performances helped Cheshire to beat Yorkshire, Norhumberland and Durham, Lancashire, and Cumbria to take the Northern Title.

After computing all the results from all the other area competitions, Cheshire finished a very creditable second place nationally.

Russell Mason swam 2 individual races for Cheshire, winning the 50m breastroke and finishing in second place in the 50m backstroke.
Judy Brown swam the 50m backstroke and 50m butterfly, finishing 2nd and 3rd respectively.
Julie Mainwaring finished in fourth place in the 50m freestyle.
The 3 swimmers also competed in a total of 8 relay events.

The event was very close throughout, but Cheshire held on to win by just 3 points.

Final Scores:-
Cheshire 273

Yorkshire 270

Northumberland and Durham 164

Lancashire 163

Cumbria 100

National Results

1 Warwickshire 1845.5

2 Cheshire 1688.5

3 Yorkshire 1640.5

Judy and Graham Medals Haul in Sheffield

Judy Brown and Graham Padgett brought back a haul
of medals and a British Record from the South Yorkshire Masters
Championships at Ponds Ford Pool in Sheffield.

Judy has returned to strong form this year and all her hard work in
training paid off in the 400m Freestyle event where she was fastest
lady accross all age groups competing on the day setting a new British
record in the 45+ age group with a time of 4:53:59. Judy also picked
up 1st in the 100m Fly (1:14:7) and 200m Freestyle (2:20:9)

Graham swimming in the 60+ age group also had a great day with 1st
places in the 400m Freestyle (5:25:67); 200m Freestyle (2:37:68) ;
50m Fly (36:59) and 100m IM (1:20:45) and a 2nd in the 50m Breaststoke
(41:20).

North West Regional Championships

Results attached from the ASA NW Regional Masters. Fantastic swimming from Judy Brown, Russ Mason, Graham Padgett and Gerry Kelleher earned them sixteen 1st and four 2nd places at the weekend.

Judy seems to have fully shaken off the bug that affected her a couple of weeks ago at the GB masters as she recorded two new North West records in the 400m Freestyle 4:56:24 and 200m IM 2:39:47

Graham Padgett also set two new North West records in the 200m Backstroke 3:03:41 and 200m IM 2:54:83.

Salmon like Gerry Kelleher was much happier with his performances this week setting a new championship benchmark of 3:05:30 in the 200m Fly.

Southport Masters

5 members of Warrington Dolphins competed at the Southport Masters swimming gala.

Graham Padgett and Russell Mason were both Champions in their respective age groups.

Russell Mason later teamed up with Gerry Kelleher, Judy Brown and Carolyn Bailey to beat 4 other clubs in winning the mixed relay.

Dolphins Results below: