Opportunity for masters to compete in the 800m and 1500m during the Devon County Age Group Championships
Devon County have once again offered masters swimmers the opportunity to compete in the 800m and the 1500m during the 2022 Age Group Championships.
We will have one heat for each distance.
1500 ….15th January
Please go through your club competition secretary to enter these events.
MASTERS NATIONAL INTER COUNTY RESULT
After the Devon County team's great performance in retaining the Regional Shield on the 14th November at Millfield, their points were put forward for inclusion in the National Intercounty event. When the national positions were revealed Devon placed a creditable 6th.
It was an excellent team performance and there were many national podium positions secured by individual swimmers and team relays.
Simon Veale had an exceptionally successful meet. In the 65 yrs + age group he secured 3 national first places in freestyle (28.76), backstroke (32.99) and butterfly (31.65).
Both in the freestyle and backstroke, he was close to breaking British records for his age group. Kalon Veale also gained a first place in the 25 yrs + backstroke (26.13) and frustratingly, he was even closer to creating a new British record.
Those who gained second places in the national table were:
Matt Henry, in the 25 yrs + freestyle (23.70) and Kalon Veale in the 18 yrs + backstroke, (26.42)
Devon also had five individual swimmers placing third nationally.
These were, Zoe Cawsey in the 18 yrs + butterfly (28.64), Kate Veale 55 yrs + backstroke (36.98), Neal Taylor 35 yrs + freestyle (25.23), Matt Henry 18 yrs + breaststroke (29.36), Hollie Steer 18 yrs + breaststroke (34.20) and Kalon Veale 18 yrs + butterfly (25.67).
Rebecca Jenkinson and Warren Barrett were both unlucky to miss out on a third place spot in their events with both swimmers gaining two 4th places.
Many other swimmers gained top 10 places with their swims.
They were …….. Pete Hayward, Christa Page, Rob Will, Zoe Cawsey, Mags Bickley, Nigel Travers -Griffin, Graham Cridland, Katie Yardley, John Holding, Tom Hughes, Charlie Smith, Dominic Garros, Kim Berry, John Paul Davies and Katie Townsend.
In the relay events, Devon also had several podium places:
Women 072+ years medley (Zoe Cawsey, Hollie Steer, Jess Bickley and Katie Townsend) 2nd
Men 072 yrs + medley (Kalon Veale, Matt Henry, John Paul Davies and Michael Cuddihee) 2nd
Mens 100 yrs + medley team (Kalon Veale, Tom Hughes, Matt Henry and Neal Taylor) 3rd
Womens 72 yrs + freestyle team (Hollie Steer, Jess Bickley, Zoe Cawsey and Katie Townsend) 3rd
Mens 72 yrs + freestyle team (Matt Henry, Kalon Veale, Neal Taylor and John Paul Davis) 3rd
Well done to all who took part.
The South West Region is looking for a volunteer to run the programme for the regional round of the National Intercounty Masters event to be held at Millfield on 14th November.
The event will be run using Sports Systems.
We are also looking for an announcer for this event.
INTER COUNTY TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP
The regional round of the National Masters Inter County team event will take place at Millfield on 14th November.
Each County has been asked to provide two qualified officials to help out on the day.
If you are available to support the Devon team and officiate please contact Sue Haigh.
There will be a coach taking the team to the venue with various pick up points on the way.
Warmup starts at 12 and the first event will be at 12:45
Seniors and Masters Results Sunday 5th September 2021
of up to 4 years (please see the MWG TORs for details).