Swim England Masters Nationals medal haul

Swim England Masters National Championships, Ponds Forge, Sheffield, October 26th-28th

Mid Sussex Marlins’ Masters

A team of 16 swimmers, representing Mid Sussex Marlins, competed over the three-day event in Sheffield, swimming in a total of 67 individual events and a further 10 relays during the championships.

The results were staggering, with the individual medal totals being 8 Gold, 7 Silver and 9 Bronze medals.   Congratulations to our individual medal winners who were; Kathy Bidnall, Andrew Burgess, Sarah Davison, Alison Gwynn, Mary Johnson, Sally Mills, Mark Salway and Coral Wallis.

A total of 19 new club records were achieved.  Out of the 10 relays swum, Mid Sussex Marlins brought home a further 4 Gold and 2 Silver medals.  On top of this tow of the ladies relay teams swam to victory by also breaking the British and European records.  And to complete the championships, as well as the medal podium finishes, swimmers also gained a total of 32 top ten places and a further 12 top 18 places, with many Marlins swimmers also setting new personal best times in the pool.

Amongst the 16 Marlins swimmers, it was a first time for three of the ladies competing at the notorious Ponds Forge International Sports Centre, these were Lisa Mills, Ann Gale and Vicky Davies.

Pictured below (left to right) on poolside is the new British and European record holders, the winning ladies Freestyle team, Jill Rocky, Sally Mills, Alison Gwynn and Coral Wallis.

On the podium the new British and European Record holders receiving their Medals for the Ladies 4+100m Medley relay are (left to right) Jill Rocky, Sally Mills, Judith McKerchar and Kathy Bidnall.

Pictured Below all 16 of the Men and Women representing Mid Sussex Marlins, that competed at the National Championships last month.

Some of these swimmers are looking ahead to the Fina World Championships in Gwangju South Korea next year, in a bid to raise the funds they have a crowdfunding page on just giving to read more and to support them, please go to their page: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/lisa-mills-1