Two World Records for Dolphin at British National Masters

Event: ASA National Masters and Senior Age Group Championships (25m)

Venue: Ponds Forge, Sheffield

Date: 26-28 October 2007


Andi Manley – World Record (30-34 yrs) 100 frs

Swindon Dolphin’s Andi Manley and Chris Jones set new world records at the 2007 short course ASA National Masters and Senior Age Group Championships over the weekend. Manley won the 100m freestyle gold in the 30-34 year age group in a world record time of 50.24, while Commonwealth medallist, Jones (25-29 years), touched home 20 seconds clear of his nearest rivals in the 200m breaststroke in a world record breaking time of 2.14.44.

Manley went on to smash the european record in the 200m freestyle and the british record in the 100m Butterfly, while the 72 year+ mixed 4 x 50m medley relay foursome of Jon Audis, Jones, Kath Baker and Louise Maynard also set a british record.


Chris Jones – World Record (25-29 yrs) 200m brs

Records continued to tumble in the relay events with Audis, Jones, Manley and Nigel Masters setting a european record in the men’s 100 year+ 4 x 50m medley, and a british record in the men’s 100 year+ 4 x 50m freestyle. Andrea Alleyne, Maynard, Katherine Bowe and Baker also took a british record in the women’s 72 year+ 200m medley relay.

The event, held at Ponds Forge Arena in Sheffield , saw the 21 strong Dolphin team put on an incredible display in the pool and return to their Milton Road base with a memorable haul of 21 gold, 6 Silver and 10 bronze medals.

Dolphin Chief Coach, Manley, lead the way from the outset and brought his tally of individual gold medals to 5 with further victories in the 50m breaststroke and 50m freestyle.

Jon Audis had a tremendous campaign taking gold in the 50m, 100m and 200m backstrokes, & 100m Individual Medley (IM) in the 25-29 year age group. There were also individual successes for Nigel Masters (35-39 years) in the 50m, 100m and 200m breaststrokes, Jones in the 400m freestyle, Paul Kirk (35-39 years) in the 200m IM and for Anthony Clark who won the 50m breaststroke.

Not to outdone by the men, Alleyne, Maynard and Baker (all 18–24 years), won silver medals for the women. Sarah Lock secured 2 third places in the 35-39 year age group.


Anthony Clark – Gold (40-44 yrs) 50m brs

Clark (40-44 years) was in awesome form over the 3 days of competition, setting personal best times on his way to amassing a complete set of gold, silver and bronze medals in the 50m, 200m and 100m breaststrokes respectively.

There was also a noteworthy second place for John Drake (30-34 years) in the 200m butterfly and Michael Eaton (30-34 years) added a bronze medal to the Dolphin collection in the 100m backstroke.

The other outstanding performances of the weekend saw Claire Hayes (25-29 years) achieving a significant personal best in the 100m freestyle and Dolphin storming to victory in the 72 year+ mixed open relay.

Medal Summary:

Gold:

Andi Manley (30-34 yrs) – 100 frs (WR), 200 frs (ER), 100 fly, (BR), 50 brs, 50m frs

Jon Audis (25-29 yrs) – 50 bk, 100 bk, 200 bk, 100 IM (CR)

Chris Jones (25-29 yrs) – 200 brs (WR), 400 frs (CR)

Nigel Masters (35-39 yrs) – 50 brs, 100 brs, 200 brs

Paul Kirk (35-39 yrs) – 200 IM

Anthony Clark (40-44 yrs) – 50 brs

72 yr+ 4X50m frs Mixed Relay Team

72 yr+ 4X50m Medley Mixed Relay Team (ER)

100 yr+ 4X50m Men’s frs Relay Team (BR)

100 yr+ 4X50m Men’s Medley Relay Team (BR)

72 yr+ 4X50m Women’s Medley Relay Team (BR)

Silver:

Anthony Clark (40-44 yrs) – 200 brs

Kath Baker (18-24 yrs) – 100 brs

Andrea Alleyne (18-24 yrs) – 100 IM

Chris Jones (25-29 yrs) – 400 frs (CR)

Louise Maynard (18-24 yrs) – 50 brs

John Drake (30-34 yrs) – 200 fly

Bronze:

Sarah Lock (35-39 yrs) – 100 bk, 200 bk

John Drake (30-34 yrs) – 50 fly

Anthony Clark (40-44 yrs) – 100 brs

Nigel Masters (35-39 yrs) – 100 IM

Louise Maynard (18-24 yrs) – 100 brs

Micheal Eaton (30-34 yrs) – 100 bk

Paul Kirk (35-39 yrs) – 200 fly

Andrea Alleyne (18-24 yrs) – 50m frs

72 yr+ 4X50m Women’s frs Relay Team

CR = Club Record, BR = British Record, ER = European Record,

WR = World Record

Source: Swindon Dolphin Press Team

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