Gloucester Masters - April 2012

A team of eleven Stroud Masters swimmers travelled the short distance to GL1 in Gloucester to compete in the annual open meet held by Gloucester Masters SC.

Rear: Lewis Saunders, Jo Green, Geoff Twinning, William Lee, Mark Partridge, Scott Nelson Front: Lorraine Savagar, Jessica Wooddisse, Elaine Lewis, Kerrie Aldridge
Rear: Lewis Saunders, Jo Green, Geoff Twinning, William Lee, Mark Partridge, Scott Nelson Front: Lorraine Savagar, Jessica Wooddisse, Elaine Lewis, Kerrie Aldridge

Rear: Lewis Saunders, Jo Green, Geoff Twinning, William Lee, Mark Partridge, Scott Nelson Front: Lorraine Savagar, Jessica Wooddisse, Elaine Lewis, Kerrie Aldridge

A team of eleven Stroud Masters swimmers travelled the short distance to GL1 in Gloucester to compete in the annual open meet held by Gloucester Masters SC.

Busiest swimmer of the day was Geoff Twinning who competed in five events and took away two gold medals. This was matched by Joe Lewis who also took away two golds and produced an outstanding performance in the 100m backstroke to achieve a personal best time of over two seconds. Kerrie Aldridge and Mark Partridge were rewarded for strong swims in a range of events, each achieving 3 gold medals, whilst Jessica Wooddisse and Lorraine Savagar both took away a gold medal as well as a silver and bronze medal respectively. Wooddisse won her gold with an impressive performance in a very competitive womenÕs 400m freestyle whilst posting a personal best time of three seconds. Silver and bronze medals were won by Scott Nelson, Will Lee and Elaine Lewis. Like Nelson, Jo Green was swimming competitively for the Club for the first time in 2012, and along with fellow team mate Lewis Saunders put in good performances and were both rewarded with a number of new age-group personal best times.

Overall this was a great performance by the team who between them took away twelve gold, nine silver and three bronze medals, as well as numerous personal best times. The meet marked the end of the short course pool competition programme until the autumn. Over the coming months the focus of the team will be swimming the longer distances of open water events with the highlight being the World Masters Swimming Championships in Italy in June.

Swimmer Event Time Position
Elaine Lewis 50m Butterfly 36.49 4th
50m Backstroke 37.24 3rd
50m Freestyle 31.14 2nd
Geoff Twinning 400m Freestyle 4.21.23 1st
50m Butterfly 29.05 3rd
100m Freestyle 56.35 2nd
200m Freestyle 2.02.55 1st
100 Butterfly 1.04.11 2nd
Jessica Wooddisse 400m Freestyle 4.44.34 1st
200m Freestyle 2.19.69 2nd
50m Breaststroke 43.19 4th
Jo Green 100m Freestyle 1.15.08 5th
50m Freestyle 33.78 4th
Joe Lewis 100m Backstroke 1.07.76 1st
50m Butterfly 30.56 1st
100m Freestyle 1.00.46 2nd
Kerrie Aldridge 400m Freestyle 5.00.10 1st
50m Backstroke 32.64 1st
200m Backstroke 2.34.39 2nd
100m Backstroke 1.10.90 1st
Mark Partridge 400m Freestyle 4.57.29 1st
50m Butterfly 29.28 1st
100m Breaststroke 1.15.28 1st
Lewis Saunders 400m Freestyle 7.26.21 9th
50m Breaststroke 47.11 9th
100m Freestyle 1.30.71 12th
Lorraine Savagar 400m Freestyle 5.51.04 1st
100m Freestyle 1.17.41 3rd
Scott Nelson 50m Breaststroke 35.54 6th
100m Freestyle 58.53 2nd
100m IM 1.09.41 4th
50m Freestyle 27.15 5th
Will Lee 100m Backstroke 1.23.39 2nd
100m Freestyle 1.09.85 11th
100m IM 1.19.74 8th
50m Backstroke 37.65 2nd