2020 Lido group

Buttermere 10K swim

Report by Penny Hickson – 11 September 2016 – As the sole representative of GMSC I made my way up to the lake district to attempt my first (non-tide assisted) 10k swim. I did a ‘recccie’ of the area first – which was just as well as I hadn’t realised that it would take so…

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Big Cotswold Swim

Big Cotswold Swim (South Cerney 2 miles) July 2016-well done Alison Millward – completed in 62 min.  

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LEN Masters Championships – London

These Championships were always going to be busy given that it was an opportunity to swim in the pool used in the last Olympic Games. So it was that 10000+ Masters Swimmers from descended on London between May 25th and 29th. However, such popularity brings its own problems and the organisation of the whole event…

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GMSC European record at Ponds Forge

24 October 2015 Gloucester Masters’ took a European relay record, swimming 5:06.65 in the 200+ yrs age group. Helen Kula-Przezwanski, Kate Nimmo, Sandra-Jane Jones and Jayne Ball all received a gold medal. Sandra-Jane Jones, Gloucester Team Captain, commented on their win: “We’re just absolutely delighted, we’ve trained very, very hard and we were hoping for…

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Record Channel Swim

Tony Cherrington and 5 others become the first team of septuagenarians to swim the English Channel.

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National Masters Open Water Championships

ASA Masters National Open Water Championships –Rother Valley Country Park, August 2nd 2015 The annual National Championships were, as usual, held at the central location of Rother Valley Country Park near Sheffield. This year there was a slight change to the event with the inclusion of an additional 1500m race for men and women in…

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Bosphorus Inter-Continent swim

Three Gloucestershire ladies took on the challenge of the Samsung Bosphorus Cross-Continental Swimming Race on Sunday 26 July 2015. A record 1870 swimmers from 49 countries participated in the 6.5 km Race from Kanlıca on the Asian to Kuruçeşme Cemil Topuzlu Park on the European side of İstanbul. Leaping off the start pontoon and swimming…

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Gloucester 10k run!

Congratulations to 2 of our members Lara Crewe-Hergest and Alison Millward who competed in the Gloucester 10k run -15 July in 50:33 and 1:05 respectively!

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Terry Ward Trophy 2015

Brian Armstrong receiving the Terry Ward trophy from Angela Hawken – the daughter of the late member Terry who died in 2005.

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Eton Dorney

The late Spring Bank Holiday at the end of May sees what is usually regarded as the inaugural open water event of the new season at Eton Dorney. This year the ex-Olympic rowing lake was host to nearly 1000 swimmers covering distances from 750m to 10k. Fortunately, the rain and highwinds of previous years held…

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