Swindon Dolphin fly out to European Masters Championships 2007
Event: European Masters Championships 2007 (50m)
Venue: Kranj , Slovenia
Date: 28th August – 2nd September 2007
Six Swindon Dolphin swimmers jetted out on Sunday to take part in the he largest ever European Masters Championships in Slovenia where more than 3,800 competitors registered for the six-day event.
Dolphins will be among 100 British swimmers, synchronised swimmers and divers who compete for honours in Kranj from 28 August to 2 September at the biggest sports extravaganza ever held in Slovenia . Over 10,500 individual entries were received by the organisers for the 14 different age groups. >
Andi Manley & Jon Audis – Defending 2005 European Masters Titles
Chief Coach Andi Manley heads up the group of Nigel Masters, John Drake, Jon Audis, Steve Cryer and Chris Jones and with five Dolphins named in the top three for their age group and event in the current FINA Masters World Rankings, they have high hopes of returning with their largest ever medal haul in international masters championships.
Jones (25) in the 100m breaststroke, and Audis (26) in the 50m and 100m backstroke are now both ranked number one in the world in the 25-29 year age group.
Manley has a world ranking of two in the men’s 100m freestyle event in his age group and Cryer is number two in the world in the men’s 200m breaststroke (40-44 years). Nigel Masters (36) is ranked three in the men’s 200m breaststroke in the 35-39 year age group.
Defending titles from the 2005 European Masters Championships are Audis in the 200m backstroke and 200m IM, Manley in the 100m and 200m freestyle and the Men’s 4x50m medley relay.
Swindon Dolphin will be competing in the following events and you can keep track of the results at www.emc2007.com
Andi Manley: – 50m, 100m, 200m freestyle, 100m fly, 200m IM
Nigel Masters: – 50m, 100m, 200m breaststroke, 200m IM
John Drake: – 100m, 200m fly
Jon Audis: – 50m, 100m, 200m backstroke, 100m fly, 200m IM
Steve Cryer: – 50m, 100m, 200m breaststroke
Chris Jones: – 50m, 100m, 200m breaststroke, 200m IM, 100m freestyle
Dolphin also compete in the 4x50m freestyle and 4x50m medley relays
Source: Swindon Dolphin Press Team