SWIMMING: Putteridge SC make waves at Manchester

The Putteridge SC swimmers
The Putteridge SC swimmers

It was a fantastic weekend of racing for Putteridge Swimming Club at the Masters Long Course Nationals in Manchester.

The club picked up eight medals, including two gold, two silver and four bronze, while the swimmers set two British Senior Age Group records, plus 14 county and eight regionals too.

Lewis King started by finishing ninth in the 100 butterfly in 1:09.31mins.

He then went in the 400m individual medley (IM), earning fourth place and setting a new county and regional record of 5:26.70mins.

In the 200m freestyle, King came 10th with a new county record of 2:13.42mins, before repeating the feat in the 200 IM with 2:31.08mins for sixth.

Finally, in the 400m freestyle, he set a new county and regional record by over a second with his swim of 4:43.59mins.

Lawrence Palmer was in superb form, setting a new PB, Masters County, Masters Regional and British Masters record in the 100m breaststroke, clocking 1:02.44mins to claim gold.

He struck gold again in the 50m event, setting a new Masters County, Masters Regional and British Masters record with 28.17secs.

Meanwhile Carrie Page swam brilliantly, in her first Long Course Nationals and only her second Long Course Masters competition.

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