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This weekend “Club Natacion Torrevieja” Masters competed in the “2nd Masters Timed Control” in the Community of Alicante.

The competition brought together 153 masters from 22 clubs across the region at the 50 m pool in Elche. Each Master was allowed 2 individual races plus a relay. Torrevieja’s 6 person team started the day well with Adam Stewart’s 400 m Freestyle, a good race by Adam, but not a personal best. Adam went on to race the 1500 m freestyle whilst sister Lucy swam the 50 m Breastroke event.

In the 65-69 yrs category Paul Matthews was pleased with his 50 m Backstroke and 100 m Freestyle races, placed first in his category, after suffering neck injuries over the last few months. Rafael Bordes Alonso, unable to compete in the 400 m Freestyle, had a good swim in the 50 m Breaststroke and then went onto race in the 4 x 50 m medley relay.

The final two women in the team had excellent swims Beth Altabas setting new personal bests in her 200 m Freestyle and 1500 m Freestyle events. In the 70-74yrs category Beth beat her European Championships times with a swim of 3:27;42 in the 200 m and 28;17;75 in the 1500 m Freestyle. Colleague Vicki Connolly set a new best in the 50 m Breaststroke 46;29 and first place in the 45-49 yrs category , as well as 1st in her 1500 m Freestyle with a time of 23:55;63. This stands both team mates in a good position for the first Spanish Long Distance National Championships (3 kms) next weekend in Sabadell, Barcelona.

The final event of the the day the 4 x 50 m mixed medley relay the team came 1st in the 200 yrs category. Rafa swimming the first keg, 50 m Backstroke, Vicki 50 m Breaststroke, Beth 50 m Butterfly and Paul the final leg, 50 m Freestyle. The team finished with a time of 3:03;46.

For more information regarding Torrevieja Swimming Club please contact Rosa 665 454 126, President Felipe on 609 418 776 or Vicki

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