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World Masters Games 2017

Following a very long trip to New Zealand at the end of April 2017, 8 past and present Swindon Dolphin Masters competed in the 10 day World Masters Games. The World Masters Games is the world’s largest multi-sport event. Held every four years, it is the pinnacle sporting event for masters competitors worldwide. In supporting the Olympic Games ethos of ‘sport for all’,  the goal of the World Masters Games is to encourage participation in sport throughout life. Competition and camaraderie are equally celebrated. Every four years, the International Masters Games Association, the representative body of masters sport worldwide, grants to one special city the rights to host the next Games. The first ever Games were held in Toronto, Canada in 1985. Since then seven other cities have embraced the global event including Sydney in 2009 and Torino in 2013.

Following a gruelling schedule of both pool and open water competition, the Swindon Dolphin masters achieved 22 individual podium finishes including 11x Gold, 6x Silver and 5x Bronze. Also finishing the relay events with 11 podium finishes including 3 Gold, 4 Silver and 4x Bronze. Congratulations to all SD swimmers who took part which include: Dave Phillips, Louis Darrock, Katie Hislop, Catherine Jardine, Kath Baker, Emma Miles, Kim Webber-Marks & Kelly Baildon.


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