Gloucester Masters SC Open Meet April 14th 2013

A team of eleven Stroud Masters swimmers recently swam at GL1 in Gloucester in the annual open meet hosted by Gloucester Masters Swimming Club. This year the event attracted a record number of swimmers with all age-groups turning out to be very competitive.

Swimming in their first pool competition for the Club, Danny Baker and Andy Tarr put in great performances with Danny finishing just out of the medals in fourth spot in both of his breaststroke events. Jo Green looked very strong in the 50m and 100m freestyle successfully taking away two silver medals as well as swimming a personal best time in the shorter distance. Jessica Wooddisse and Mark Partridge were rewarded for strong swims in a number of events each achieving two golds, with Mark taking a further silver and Jessica a bronze. Joe Lewis swam well to achieve two silvers from his four events whilst Elaine Lewis and Nikki Gaunt recorded a number of personal best times and took home a silver medal each. Busiest swimmer of the day was Will Lee swimming in five events in which he gained two bronzes. A number of personal best swims were also achieved by Lorraine Savagar and Bob Wilson who achieved three pbs between them.

Back: Joe Lewis, Mark Partridge, Andy Tarr, Bob Wilson, Danny Baker Front: Jessica Wooddisse, Lorraine Savagar, Elaine Lewis, William Lee, Jo Green, Nikki Gaunt
Back: Joe Lewis, Mark Partridge, Andy Tarr, Bob Wilson, Danny Baker Front: Jessica Wooddisse, Lorraine Savagar, Elaine Lewis, William Lee, Jo Green, Nikki Gaunt

Back: Joe Lewis, Mark Partridge, Andy Tarr, Bob Wilson, Danny Baker Front: Jessica Wooddisse, Lorraine Savagar, Elaine Lewis, William Lee, Jo Green, Nikki Gaunt

Overall this was a great performance by the team taking away four gold, seven silver and three bronze medals. Over the coming months the focus of the team will move from pool competitions to swimming the longer distances of open water events.

Swimmer Event Time Position
Elaine Lewis 50m Butterfly 35.80 PB 4th
50m Backstroke 37.36 2nd
100m IM 1.22.12 6th
Jo Green 100m Freestyle 1.13.09 2nd
50m Freestyle 32.07 PB 2nd
Jessica Wooddisse 400m Freestyle 4.49.57 1st
200m Freestyle 2.18.56 PB 1st
50m Breaststroke 42.39 PB 3rd
Lorraine Savagar 400m Freestyle 5.54.13 6th
100m Freestyle 1.18.75 5th
100m Backstroke 1.40.22 PB 4th
Nikki Gaunt 100m Breaststroke 1.43.33 PB
50m Backstroke 47.71 PB 8th
100m IM 1.39.49 PB 5th
50m Freestyle 37.16 PB 5th
Joe Lewis 100m Backstroke 1.06.89 2nd
50m Butterfly 30.97 5th
100m Freestyle 1.01.58 6th
100m IM 1.13.29 2nd
Will Lee 50m Breaststroke 41.55 3rd
100m Backstroke 1.22.55 7th
100m Freestyle 1.10.53 9th
100m IM 1.19.73 3rd
50m Backstroke 37.21 6th
Bob Wilson 400m Freestyle 6.05.55 PB 7th
100m Freestyle 1.11.63 PB
200m Freestyle 2.47.48 6th
50m Freestyle 31.84 8th
Andy Tarr 50m Butterfly 37.66 PB 10th
100m Freestyle 1.14.59 PB
Danny Baker 50m Breaststroke 41.81 PB 4th
100m Breaststroke 1.32.80 PB 4th
Mark Partridge 400m Freestyle 5.11.82 1st
50m Butterfly 30.29 2nd
100m Breaststroke 1.15.85 1st