Sudbury Storms held their 21st Masters and Senior Age Group Valentine’s Open Meet, which incorporated the Suffolk County ASA Master and Senior Age Group Championships.
The attendees included Michael Read MBE, who is placed second for the most Channel swims by a single person; Jean Appleby, the club’s own former 1972 Summer Olympic swimmer (butterfly); and Storms’ Stuart McLellan, who won a bronze medal at the Masters World Championships in Kazan, Russia, last year.
Many other swimmers from the club’s growing Masters squad took part, some for the first time in a successful day for the hosts.
Sudbury swimmers took 33 gold County Championship medals, 11 silver and one bronze.
Gold: Stuart Mclellan, Zara McLoone, Sarah Clarke, Sharon McLellan, Lauren Bates, Alex Curran, Suzanne Frost, Jean Appleby, Danielle Grumann, James Argent, Steve Denham, Clive Evans.
Silver: Steve Denham, Sarah Clarke, Clive Evans, Graham King, Lauren Bates, Suzanne Frost, Danielle Grumann (who also won the single bronze medal).
During the event, 22 personal bests were recorded. Among these were four East Region Masters records in the 60-64yr age group by Jean Appleby. These were 50m backstroke in 39.16s, 100m freestyle 1.14.79, 200m individual medley 3.05.91, 100m individual medley 1.24.65.
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