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Swimmers of the Year 2019

Steve Taylor, swimming in the British Long Distance Swimming Association Grand Prix series travelled to twelve locations around the UK and raced an impressive total of 67.19 miles. Steve had wins at Wykeham, Torbay, Bala, Ullswater and Derwent and at seasons end Steve was crowed overall BLDSA Grand Prix Champion 2019. International highlight of the…

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Worlds Gwangju 2019

18th FINA World Masters Championships 2019 – Gwangju (South Korea) We spent the first few excting days in Seoul to acclimatise to the time zone, before taking the KTX bullet train to Yeosu to watch the 3K open water, where Tony Cherrington came 3rd in the 75-79 age group. Seoul is huge.  It was very…

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LEN Masters Championships 2018 – Kranj, Slovenia

The swimming championships took place from 2 – 7 September 2018.During the week, we had the usual mix of thundershowers, heavy rain and hot sunshine.  Competition took place in a very well appointed outdoor pool, and continuous warm up facilities were available in the indoor 50m pool.  Slovenia is a stunningly beautiful country with high…

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British Masters Championships – Plymouth 2018

During the three days of Long Course competition at the Plymouth Life Centre, 715 athletes from 202 clubs took part. As well as the UK, athletes represented Ireland, Spain, the Netherlands, Turkey and Australia.  The youngest competitor was 18 and the oldest was 92. Otter scored a total of 314 FINA points to win the…

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Nationals – Sheffield 2018

Sheffield lived up to its usual excitement with many British, European and World records broken. Gloucester Masters contributed their fair share to the haul of records and medals! Records Don Leatherbarrow, swimming in the 80-84 year age group, added another 5 GB records to his tally. He has now broken over 20 GB records this…

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Don Leatherbarrow breaks 5 British Records!

Congratulations to Don Leatherbarrow, who broke 5 British Records last weekend! Don swam at K2 Crawley last weekend (20th January), a long course meet held over 2 days. He says: “It was very well run and the number of entries was prolific. I entered 8 events, got 8 golds, but amazed myself by achieving 5…

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Swimmers of the Year 2017

Aimee Carter was in Golden form winning 6 golds at the GB Long course championships in Aberdeen, followed by a further 5 golds at the short course National Championships in Sheffield. Tony Cherrington was our lone representative at the World Masters Games in Aukland, New Zealand. Competing in the 75-79yrs age group Tony showed his…

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Ollie Wilkinson – 2016 swimmer of the year

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The Great North Swim 2016

A strong contingent from GMSC were in the Lake District for this year’s Great North Swim, with the added bonus (?) of the new 10k event for those who don’t easily get bored or who have a Channel Swim to prep for. Friday was apparently warm and sunny, but Saturday saw the more usual drizzle…

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Serpentine – 2016

Report by Brian Armstrong Well that was a weekend!! Four Gloucester Masters open water swimmers braved the inaugural British Open Water Swimming Championships at the Swim Serpentine event on September 25th–and three came away with some hardware!! The event followed on from the mass participation swim on the Saturday where over 4000 swimmers converged on…

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