Five Wincanton Master swimmers recently took part in the three day ASA National Masters and Senior Age Group Championships held at Ponds Forge in Sheffield.
Philippa O'Grady won gold in the 45-49 age group 200 Butterfly taking 3 seconds off her previous personal best. She went on to win silver medals in the 100 Fly, 200 & 400 IM events.
Rosemary Johnson who is now in the 75-79 age group came back winning 3 silvers and one bronze in her events.
John Anderson (60-64 age group) and Paul Partington ( 65-69 age group) missed out on medals this year but with tough competition were still placed in top 10 nationally in their events.
Adele Parham ( 45-49 age group) who has been battling with back problems all year, still entered and swam close to her personal bests bagging a Gold medal as part of a Mixed 160+ 200 F/S relay team.
Philippa said "Competitive master swimming is becoming more popular and to achieve these results at this level is fantastic for us all. We are now back training hard at Wincanton Sports Centre and the Oxley Sports Centre in Sherborne. The LEN European Masters championships are being held at the Olympic pool in London next May. We are all very excited about competing at this iconic venue."
If anyone would like to join our masters squad please contact Philippa O'Grady