Gloucester Masters Open – 31 March 2019

Phil Carpenter continued record breaking form by adding the 55-59 yrs, 100 metres men’s freestyle to his Staffs collection. In the same Gloucester meet, last weekend, he lowered his own 50m freestyle mark to 29.32.

Sharon Evans made her debut swim of the year in fine style with a 5.26.23 time to set a county record in the 400m freestyle, 45-49 yr age group.

Lindsey Gowland completed the 10 eligible swims required for decathlon recognition and catapulted to 4th place in the individual National Women’s Top Ten league. With teammates Emma Heathcock, Anne Turner and Kath Tunnicliffe, the Black Country and Potteries squad have achieved a foothold in the National Women’s Team Top Ten placings. It’s still early in the season, retaining a place anywhere in this prestigious top ten is a major target for 2019……come on girls!

Staffordshire Masters & Senior Open – 23 March 2019

Black Country n Potteries swimmers celebrated their clubs first birthday in splendid fashion in Stafford at the Staffs Masters. (23.3.19) Twelve club representatives brought home 34 individual titles, 6 relay victories and set a remarkable 16 new county records!

Noteworthy performances: Phil Carpenter, 55-59, 6 victories, 5 set new county marks.

Newest recruits: Emma Heathcock, 35-39, 4 wins and a new county record, and Tony Ward, 65-69, 4 wins ALL in new county record times, certainly made their presence known.

Martyn Finney 60-64 considered his day ‘poor’ whilst registering 4 firsts with 2 record breaking swims.

Most heroic swim of the day? Richard Woodall, gave his all on the last leg of the 200+ Men’s Medley Relay.

Ladies feeling left out? Don’t … you blasted it to three relay victories, came up with a 1-2-3 in the 35-39 100 free (Anne, Emma, Hannah), and dominated the 100m Breaststroke with 4 individual winners (Justine, Tracy, Lindsey, Kath)

Phil, Sharon, Justine, Lindsey and Kath travel to Gloucester next Sunday……Go team BCPM!