2012 Masters Results

Cheshire Masters Sept 12

A total of 15 gold medals and three new championship records went to Warrington Dolphins Swimmers at the annual Cheshire Masters Short Course Championships held last weekend at Macclesfield. Judy Brown, Chris Rix and Russ Mason were the top performers in their respective age bands. Christian Wade won the 35/39 years 100m breaststroke. Other swimmers contributing to the Dolphins successful showing on the night were Sarah Beresford (bronze) and Nick Aspey (bronze) in the 30/34 year age band and veterans Gerry Kelleher (50/54) and Rob Waters (55/59) with a silver and bronze respectively.

Judy wins gold at Great Britain Masters 2012

Two Warrington Dolphins swimmers made the trip across the Pennines to participate in this yearís Great Britain Masters short course championships, held at the Ponds Forge Arena, Sheffield.

Judy Brown, competing in the 45/49 year age group, claimed two gold medals in the 200m Individual Medley and 200m backstroke in times of 2.38.89 and 2.38.69 respectively, narrowly missing out on the British record in the medley. She also bagged a silver medal in the 100m butterfly to round off a successful afternoon and eveningís work.

Russ Mason, competing in the 45/49 year age group for the last time, managed to chip in with silver in the 100m Individual Medley (1.06.88) and bronze in the 100m backstroke (1.08.47).

New British Records at NW Masters

Graham Padgett and Judy Brown were in excellent form at the ASA NW region Masters Long Distance Championships in Blackpool on Saturday 25th February. Graham set a British Record in the 400m Individual Medley (IM), his time of 6:15.46 was the fastest time recorded by a British Swimmer in his age group (65-69). He also won the 800m freestyle, recording 11:04.86 - a new Northern Counties record. Judy won the 400 IM, finishing 1st in 5:39.82, and also finishing first in the 800m freestyle 10:13.41, which was a new Northern Counties record.

Records and Medals a plenty for Dolphins at Blackpool

Last weekend, four Dolphins swimmers competed in the North West Regional Masters short course championships held at Blackpoolís Palentine 25m pool.

Graham Padgett and Judy Brown were the star performers in their respective age bands with 65 year old Padgett picking up no less than seven 1st places in all seven events entered, setting new regional records in each, whilst 48 year old Brown achieved five 1st places and a 2nd in her 6 races, with two new records to boot.

For the first time in any UK masters competition, medals were only awarded for overall age adjusted times but this still gave Brown a total of 3 gold, 1 silver and 2 bronze and Padgett 1 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze.

Gerry Kelleher and Russ Mason made up the quartet of swimmers and chipped in with one and two bronze medals respectively. Kelleherís was for the 200m fly, in which he finished 2nd in his age band, whilst one of Masonís was for the 200m backstroke in which he finished 1st in his age band in a new record time.

South Yorkshire Masters Dec 2012

Two Warrington Dolphins swimmers represented the club at the final event of the British Masters swimming calendar for 2012, the South Yorkshire Masters at Ponds Forge, Sheffield.
Judy Brown took 6 gold medals from her 6 races in the 45-49 years category. Her swim in the 100m Individual medley was the fastest time across all age groups.
In the 400m freestyle, the current British Masters record holder, ranked 5th in the world at the event last year, swam a time of 4:55.35 which took her to the top of the GB rankings for 2012 for this middle-distance event.
Graeme Atherton, returning to competitive swimming this year after a long absence, had two very impressive swims.
He took 2 silver medals in the 35-39 years age group, at 50m butterfly and 100m freestyle, with excellent times of 28.59 and 58.87 respectively.
Women 45-49 years
1 Judy BROWN Warr'ton Dol 4:55.35 400m Freestyle
1 Judy BROWN Warr'ton Dol 1:16.10 100m Butterfly
1 Judy BROWN Warr'ton Dol 2:22.36 200m Freestyle
1 Judy BROWN Warr'ton Dol 1:29.16 100m Breaststroke
1 Judy BROWN Warr'ton Dol 1:14.80 100m Individual Medley
1 Judy BROWN Warr'ton Dol 1:04.50 100m Freestyle
Men 35-39 years
2 Graeme ATHERTON Warr'ton Dol 28.59 50m Butterfly
2 Graeme ATHERTON Warr'ton Dol 58.87 100m Freestyle