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British masters championships 2019

Ten EAST swimmers made it over to Swansea for this year’s British Masters Championships. Some very strong performances across the board with five golds, eight silvers and four bronzes. Pat Jackson again led the way with four golds, a silver and a bronze, with Debbie Matless picking up the other gold in the 100m Butterfly as well as a silver in the 50m fly. Catherine Markwell, Chris Trueman, Katie Maloney and Sally Lelean also picked up medals for some great swims across the weekend.

Full results can be seen in the link below:

European Masters Championships 2018

Four intrepid EASTie explorers ventured out to Kranj in Slovenia to compete in the European Masters Championships.

Debbie Matless swam in the 50 Fly, 100 Fly and 100 Free, medalling in all of her events. Her 100 Fly was an epic encounter, missing out on gold by 0.09 seconds.

   

Natalie Allen swam in the 200 Free, 400 Free and 200 Back. Posting good times throughout and a notable blistering 1st 50 in her 200 Back and several encounters with the lane ropes (I mean come on, who would organise a back stroke event out doors!)

         

David Borthwick had 2 seasons bests in his 200 Free and 200 IM and an epic  disaster in his 400 Free a full 9 seconds off his best.

Finally Dave Webster after the birth of Iris and a 12 week taper competed well and we were all entertained by his natural charm.           

   

 

 

 

Changes to coached sessions at the Hewett school from 3rd September

Effective from 3rd September 2018, the details of the new/revised Hewett sessions can be found below:

Day Time Coach Change
Tuesday 9pm to 10pm Josh 1 hour pool time instead of 45 minutes
Thursday 6.00am to 7.30am Swan Coach Slight change to time – we still share this session with Swan
Friday 9pm to 10pm Josh New pool time
Sunday 8am to 10am Pat Session moves to earlier time of 8am from 9:30am
Sunday 5pm to 7pm Tina* Session extended from 1 to 2 hours (however swimmers can just do 1 hour)

*Tina is still looking to do both a technical session and a traditional training session on the Sunday evening.  We will be looking to publish Tina’s technical focus for a particular week in advance to give swimmers who are interested in a particular area to attend the relevant session.

The full updated training session timetable can be seen on the Training page.