European Masters Swimming Championships: London 2016
Competing in her first individual event of the Championships, Jane, broke by a large margin, her old record of 3:31.71, clocking 3:21.29 to take the World Record in the 85-89 Years age group. This was followed by the Ladies 280+ freestyle relay team of Jane, Penny, Elizabeth and Christine winning the Gold in a thrilling close finish, in a time of 2:31:91. Our other freestyle relay team in the 320-359 years age group, Jane, Geoff, Penny and Frank took Gold and clocked a British record 2:56.39.
Dorothy Williams our oldest member and oldest British swimmer won Gold in the 90-94 Years age group for her e 50m Backstroke event in 1:11.05. Jane also lowered her own world marker, in the 400m freestyle taking a second off her touched in 7:10.67, taking a second off her own 85-89 Years best of 7:11.71 from this year’s British Championships in Sheffield.
Other successes include Elizabeth 70-74 Years Bronze 400m Freestyle – 7:14.29; Frank 85-89 Years Silver 50m Freestyle – 43.78 Geoff 80-84 Years Bronze 100m Breaststroke – 2:05.64
Three content Cormorants - accredited for the Europeans, London 2016 - no queues!
Feature from local Guardian about Jane and one about our 320 years relay team competing in the Europeans
Jane Asher breaks her own 100 freestyle record in Norwich
Jane broke her own long course 100m freestyle record by 13 seconds setting a new record for her age group of 1:29.2
She had already broken the previous record of 1:43.68 in two long swims earlier this year.
She was also spotted doing press ups poolside before the 50m Fly as she missed the warm up; sadly no photographs were taken of this!
Jane Asher breaks more records in Sheffield
Jane Asher was awarded five medals for her 800m race in Sheffield in early April because she broke the British record at 50m,the European, & British records at 100m and World for 200m 400m and 800m. This was followed by the World Record in 50 fly, breaking it by 10secs!
and in Guernsey ... Jane continued her run of breaking records in her new age group of 85-89. Over the weekend she set new records in the 400m Freestyle, the 50m British, 100m, 200m & 400m British, European and World; 200m I/M - British, European and World, and 50m Breaststroke - British. This was followed by her re-breaking records she set earlier this year in the 100m and 200m Free, British, European & World, 100m I/M, British, European & World. Her final 50m Freestyle was magnificent, she broke the record set in 2012 of 44.68 by 6 seconds, in a time of 38.75.
Clearly inspiring other Kings Cormorant swimmers Geoff Bishop set a new 50m Breaststroke - British record in his new age group of 80-85 years, and the mixed 320+ Free 4X50m of Elizabeth Savidge, Frank Taylor, Geoff Bishop, Jane Asher took the British Record, and then the Ladies 280+ Free 4x50m, Anna Page, Elizabeth Savidge, Penny Webster, Jane Asher set new British & European Records.
To round off the weekend Jane won the Top Lady Award to a standing ovation, and the club won the John Eyre Award for Top Visiting Club. Pictures