It’s medal delight for swimmers

First published in Sport

GREAT individual performances by four of Redditch Swimming Club’s senior members resulted in medal success at the recent ASA British Gas National Masters Championships in Sheffield.

Club captains Paul Wilkes and Laura Cranshaw were both champions in the 25 to 29 years age group, with the former winning the 200-metre butterfly by a clear four seconds.

Cranshaw took the 100m breaststroke title and also won a silver medal in the 100m individual medley.

There were also silver medals for Vicki Bates (25 to 29 years) in the 50m freestyle and for Alison Willis (40 to 44 years) in the 100m individual medley.

Head Coach, Chris Britt said: “Redditch Swimming Club is widely recognised as having one of the strongest squads of junior swimmers in the region, but it is great to see such success for some of our masters swimmers and this demonstrates that we now have great strength across the age groups.

“Well done to Paul, Laura, Vicki and Alison who continually set such a great example for our younger swimmers.

“All four will be among the Redditch swimmers competing for Worcester County at the ASA National Inter-County Masters Championships in Stafford on Sunday, and their current good form bodes well for the county team.”

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