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
Dorking Swimarathon a good morning's swimming and fundraising
Our 3 teams swam well and had an excellent work out to raise funds for Dorking Friends of Cancer Research. The A and B teams swimming at 11am were neck and neck for 55 minutes with the B team coming out in front in the final minutes. The speedy men at midday just managed to reach the 100 lengths mark with a total of 101.
Lunch afterwards was a great chance to see some of our non-training members and present Terry Wright with the Open Water Swimming Trophy for 2015. We are still short of our fundraising target so please keep the donations coming. https://www.justgiving.com/KingsCormorantsdorking16
Jane Asher, in her new age group 85-89, years took the Wales National Masters Open Meet in Swansea 2106 by storm. Breaking up to 18 records in two swims! She set a new World, European and British in the 200m backstroke in a time of 4:00.25, having broken the current World record by 11 secs (4.11.17).
Later in the afternoon Jane swam the 1500 freestyle aiming to break the World Record of 32:11.49, set in 2009. This was achieved and Jane set a new record time 28.11.18, breaking it by 4 minutes.
En- route she also set new British, European and World records at the 100, 200, 400, and 800 points of the1500m.
2016 February Fitness Challenge! A whole month of swimming, organised by Tualatin Hills Barracudas, Oregon. The aim is to promote fitness through aquatics by encouraging participants to visit the pool regularly and to track results over a monthly period.
For a second year, Christine Goodair has just completed it swimming 72,555 yards and exceeding her 2015 total by over 3000 yards. This year proved challenging as she had to find pools in Austria and Rome. Fortunately the hotel in Austria had two pools, one outside , and in Rome there was private club near the hotel which she joined for a week. The facilities in Rome were excellent - a six lane 25m pool and she often had her own lane or shared with another masters swimmer. Back home the pools used were Tooting ( not lido!) Kings, Hampton and Richmond. Thanks to other swimmers who swam with her as Christine said having company on these swims makes it much more enjoyable. And this year Christine was 6th in her age group.
Jane Asher - Records fall in new age group - Jane Asher marked her first competition in a new age group (85-89), by breaking the World Record in the 100m backstroke, and the British record in the 50m Breaststroke in the long course competition at Crawley on 23 & 24 January. Read her 12 top tips for success at Europeans London 2016
Jubilee River Swim 2016 - Entries are now open for this wonderful swim. It is a 10k swim down the Jubilee River, a flood relief river off the Thames between Slough and Windsor which flows through wild flower meadows and has no river traffic; there is a foot and cycle path running alongside. You can either do the whole 10k yourself or as a team of up to 4 people as the swim is divided into 4 sections by weirs.
We already have 1 team entered and it would be great to have 2 or more. The swim supports the Antony Nolan Trust to which the Club donated last year in support of Rob Ireland.
If anyone would like more information about the swim, talk to me Christine Goodair or Susanna Riviere.
This swim is very popular so it is a good idea to enter soon
Here is a link to the swim https://regonline.activeeurope.com/builder/site/default.aspx?EventID=1549779