East Leeds Masters 2015 Review
East Leeds at Ponds Forge
3rd January 2016

The record breaking year started in late January when Karen Graham set 2 British Records, 200 and 400 Freestyle, at the ASA South East Region Long Course Masters at Crawley pool. This proved to be only the start of the record breaking that finished the year on 24 individual and 8 team British Records, 13 individual and 3 team European Records and 2 individual and 2 team World Records.

The 2014-2015 ASA T30 was next up with 5 swimmers coming out on top of their individual age group and 3 of those with new record distances. There were also 3 team age group winners with 2 of those in new record distances.

The Yorkshire Swimming Association Championships at Leeds and Sheffield saw Stephen Heselton winning both the 50 and 100 Breaststroke titles. There was team success for the Mens Open 4 x 50 Medley Team who finished ahead of the Borough of Kirklees (2nd) and City of Sheffield (3rd). The Yorkshire Swimming Association awarded their 2014 Top Swimmer Award to Kirsten Cameron.

The long course British Masters Championships in Manchester had 10 swimmers taking 19 individual titles and 5 team titles to set the Swimming Times into raptures about the emergence of the ‘Northern Powerhouse’ as a serious challenge to the London conglomerates, Otter and Spencer, and to split them in the Coupar Trophy awarded for the top club at the Championships.

The short course ASA Championships at Sheffield saw 9 swimmers take 28 individual titles and 4 team titles.

The final success for the year came in the ASA Inter County Masters Competition where the Club provided more than half of the team in addition to the team manager Stuart Hoyle.

A significant performance from a dedicated number of swimmers from the 18 year olds up to our oldest swimmer at 78 years of age.

Posted by: David Alexander

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