Category: Masters

DEVON MASTERS INTER COUNTY SUCCESS

Devon County Masters Team 2018

Warren Barrett

Darren Beer

Emma Bickley

Jane Bickley

 Emma Challis

Graham Cridland

James Dawe

Cara Deasy

Tegan Drew

Sue Haigh

Kitty Hollingsworth

Tom Hughes

Rebecca Jenkinson

Joel Knight

Bill Letch

Rob Macey

Ellie Marquardt

Alex MCcRae

Fiona Mullin

Shelagh RatcliffeAdam Reed

Niamh Robinson

Danielle Scagell

Nigel Travers-Griffin

Kalon Veale 

Levin Veale

Simon Veale

Sue Walker

Terry Windeatt

Rob WillThe Devon County Masters put in a brilliant team performance  to win the Regional round of the  National Inter-County event at Millfield on 18th November.

The team pulled out a series of excellent swims when competing against masters from Gloucestershire, Somerset, Cornwall, Wiltshire and Dorset.

 No one was able to cruise home in their races, as times  achieved on the day by individual swimmers and relay teams were collated to produce the final national result. And the quality of the Devon team was emphasised by the fact that two of its younger swimmers set new British Masters records; Niamh Robinson in the 50m breaststroke and Tegan Drew in the 50m back.

 When the National results were announced it was revealed that Devon had achieved an outstanding place in the National table.  It may be invidious to mention individual swimmers especially as with the 10 year age bands, many swimmers were competing against far younger competitors. However the Devon team did have their fare share of national podium places. 

Swimmers managing to take number one spot in their events were: Tegan Drew in the 18yrs + free and back, Niamh Robinson in the 18yrs+ breaststroke, Levin Veale in the 18yrs + back and Kalon Veale in the 25yrs + back. 

Second place positions were gained by Emma Bickley in the 18yrs + fly, Warren Barrett in the 25 yrs + fly and Sue Haigh in the 65yrs + fly and free.

Third-place positions were taken by  Adam Reed in the 18yrs + fly, Levin Veale in the 18yrs + breaststroke, Rebecca Jenkinson in the 55yrs + back and Shelagh Ratcliffe 65yrs + breaststroke.

Once again Bill Letch achieved a top ten place, despite competing against swimmers thirteen years younger than himself and he was joined by other top ten achievers, Nigel Travers-Griffin, Terry Windeatt, Simon Veale, Kitty Hollingsworth, Rob Will, Alex McCrae James Dawe, Fiona Mullen, Graham Cridland and Emma Challis.

Our relay teams also put in some amazing performances with first place going to the men’s 100+ medley relay (Kalon Veale  Levin Veale  Warren Barrett  James Dawe), the women’s 100+ medley relay (Emma Challis  Niamh Robinson Emma Bickley  Cara Deasy), the mixed 72+ medley relay (Tegan Drew  Niamh Robinson  Emma Bickley  Ellie Marquardt), the men’s 72+ medley relay ( Kalon Veale  Levin Veale  Adam Reed  James Dawe), the mixed 260+ freestyle relay (Bill Letch  Rebecca Jenkinson  Sue Walker  Simon Veale ) the women’s 72+ freestyle relay ( Tegan Drew  Niamh Robinson  Emma Bickley  Ellie Marquardt) the men’s 72+ freestyle relay (James Dawe  Joel Kight  Levin Veale  Adam Reed ) and the mixed 280+ freestyle relay (Shelagh Ratcliffe  Terry Windeatt  Sue Walker  Bill Letch)

Second place position was taken by the 100+ men’s freestyle relay (Joel Knight  Kalon Veale  Levin Veale  Warren Barrett) and the  men’s 140+ freestyle relay ( Tom Hughes  Nigel Travers-Griffin  Warren Barrett  Kalon Veale )
All in all it was a fantastic performance from a very strong Devon team.

The team’s grateful thanks go to our two travelling officials Karen Adams and Gareth Cowell.

Swim England Masters Inter County Competition

Swim England South West Masters Development Day

MASTERS DEVELOPMENT DAY
Sunday 13th January 2019
8.45am – 5.00pm

University of Bath
Claverton Down Bath
BA2 7AY


Places are limited to 36 and will be given on first come first served basis.

Book early to avoid disappointment!

The programme includes presentations by :

Dr Karen Howells CPsychol Sports Psychologist “Using psychological skills to build confidence”

Jane Asher BEM Masters Multi World Record Holder “Designing your training to suit you and your needs”

Sharon Lock Swim England National Masters & Open Water Officer “An introduction to open water swimming”
“Plus Masters Q & A “

Ian Woollard Barnet Copthall Masters Coach
will lead two pool sessions

In addition there will be a yoga/strength and conditioning class
Q & A session

Cost: £25
Application forms from the Regional office: Tel: 01823 666792

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Mexico Olympians Reunion

The 50 year reunion of the Mexico Olympics took place in the Royal Thames Yacht Club last month.

In the picture are three Olympians now living in Devon. Jackie Veale (Brown )front row 5th from right, Shelagh Ratcliffe front row 3rd from right and Sue Haigh (Williams) 2nd from the left.

Sue Haigh

Devon County Championships & Age Groups 2019

I must apologies for the rushed publication of the Devon 2019 information, as many of you are aware this has proven once more to be incorrect and caused  concern for clubs and swimmers alike.
To confirm there will be 50m age group  finals in all strokes at next years Devon County Championships and Age group events. I have updated the programme of events below and the new files will be sent to clubs shortly.
The updated Conditions will be posted shortly.
As many of you are already aware there are some changes to next years programme.
Firstly we have introduced the 800m for Boys and 1500m for girls events. Boys and girls will swim at the same time in the distance events results being separated afterwards.
There will only be Championship finals in the 200m events.
The programme of events is attached for you and all finals for the day are included in the afternoon session.
Entry times have not been altered for the 2019 season.
The conditions have been updated, please read carefully.

Devon 2019 Programme of events

2019 Championship Qualifying Times

Devon County Swimming events Dates for 2019

We have at last had the 2019 dates confirmed which are listed below.

Qualifying times will be made available as soon as possible.

 

12th January 800m Boys and Girls, Long Course

13th/19th/20th January

and 9th/10 February     Championships/Age Groups

23rd February 1500m Boys and Girls, Long Course

 2nd March  Relays  Long Course

 3rd March   Inter-Club

 8th/15th/16th June  Development Gala

 9th June Sprint Gala.

British Masters kit on sale now

The HCMSMG are proud to announce the sale of Tyr British Masters Kit.

British Masters generic kit consists of a Training Jacket, T shirt and two different coloured swim caps.

There is also a European Masters T shirt specifically for the LEN Masters European Championships 2018

In order to ensure your kit arrives before you fly off to Slovenia the pre-ordering window is Monday 28 May until Sunday 17 June. In order to ensure you don’t miss out please order your kit as soon as possible.

You can order your kit at the Tyr partnership website: nessswimwear

British Masters National Championships Results

Over 700 masters from all over Britain turned out to compete in the British Masters National Championships over the weekend in the Plymouth Life Centre. 

The three-day event turned out to be a great success with many swimmers praising the venue, the organisation and the friendliness and efficiency of the officials.

A big vote of thanks must to go to the many Devon officials who gave up their time to volunteer to help out over the weekend.

Thank you so much to all of you.

It was great to see so many friendly faces on poolside.  

Having this event on our doorstep was a fantastic opportunity for Devon swimmers to compete in a National event, without having to travel too far and happily many took advantage of this.  

Well done and thank you, to all who took part and helped make it such a memorable weekend

Cupar Trophy Top Club

Devon Results

Regional Masters

Congratulations to Kalon Veale of Totnes SC, the winner of the Regional Masters Trophy for 2017. Kalon scored 6240 points to take 10th slot in the National Decathlon competition.
 
Totnes men’s team consisting of Kalon, Levin and Simon Veale and Dan John also had a successful year nationally, coming second in the men’s team event.