Stroud Masters have had a busy March so far competing at both the Bracknell Masters Open Meet, and the Welsh Masters Championships in Swansea.
A team of three swimmers made the journey to Bracknell to compete in the annual open meet hosted by the local Masters club. This is a popular meet and attracted many of the fastest swimmers in the South East region.
Richard Searle was the busiest swimmer of the team competing in four 200m events during the day. Searle won a gold medal in the 200m backstroke and silver in the 200m butterfly, whilst gaining fourth place in both the 200m freestyle and 200m IM. His time in the 200m freestyle was both a personal best time and a Club best time for his age-group.
Jessica Wooddisse swam personal bests in both the 50m freestyle and 200m freestyle where she also won gold. She was rewarded with a second gold later in the day in the 200m butterfly where she recorded the second fastest time posted by a female swimmer.
The third member of the team was Mark Partridge who gained a silver in the 50m freestyle and bronze in the 200m freestyle.
A week later Partridge and Wooddisse swam at the Welsh Masters Championships in Swansea where they came away with a total of five gold and five silver medals between them. Wooddisse dominated the 400m freestyle and 400m IM winning gold medals in each event as well as swimming personal best times.
Wooddisse also won gold in the 200m backstroke and 200m breaststroke and silver in the 100m freestyle. Partridge won gold in one of his more favoured events, the 100 breaststroke, whilst gaining silvers in each of the freestyle events. The month isn't quite over yet in terms of pool competitions for the Club as swimmers will be travelling to Millfield School to compete in the annual Royal Navy meet at the end of the March.
|200m Freestyle||Richard Searle||2.18.31||4th (pb)|
|Jessica Wooddisse||2.19.29||1st (pb)|
|50m Freestyle||Mark Partridge||27.65||2nd|
|Jessica Wooddisse||32.04||4th (pb)|
|200m Backstroke||Richard Searle||2.37.74||1st|
|200m Butterfly||Jessica Wooddisse||2.40.38||1st|
|200m IM||Richard Searle||2.39.06||4th|
|400m Freestyle||Jessica Wooddisse||4.52.10||1st (pb)|
|100m Freestyle||Jessica Wooddisse||1.08.36||2nd (pb)|
|200m Backstroke||Jessica Wooddisse||2.59.40||1st|
|100m Breaststroke||Mark Partridge||1.21.31||1st|
|50m Freestyle||Mark Partridge||28.80||2nd|
|200m Breaststroke||Jessica Wooddisse||3.14.03||1st|
|400m IM||Jessica Wooddisse||5.42.89||1st (pb)|
|200m Freestyle||Mark Partridge||2.29.66||2nd|