News and Results

Golden girls shine as Southampton Masters make County history. 

For seven years, the lauded title of Top Masters Club has been bathed in blue, with Basingstoke dominating both in terms of quality and, arguably more relevant, quantity of athletes. It came as some relief to the remaining 20-odd Masters contingents this year that the Bluefins would not attend in regular numbers due to a club championship clash…but threw open the question, which Club would take the mantle for the 22nd Hampshire Masters Championships?

Masters perform as Plymouth plays host for Nationals 

The Life Centre at Plymouth is one of the newest 50m pools in the Country, built ahead of the 2012 Olympics as a proposed training base for International contingents. The initial public opening was set to be 2011, but delays meant that its inaugural Masters Meet scheduled for the same year had to be postponed to the following – with Ponds Forge coming to the rescue.

Masters trio weather storm at rescheduled Royal Navy Meet

For most, March should signal the beginning of Spring, with clocks accelerating forward and hour and daffodil-punctuated vistas to bring out the Wordsworth in all of us….but not in 2018, as the ‘Beast from the East’ bombarded the South with blizzards and blankets of snow. This not only had an impact on Southampton’s own domestic meet, but also that of the Royal Navy Masters meet in rurally remote Millfield School.

 

Domestic delight for inaugural Fareham Nomads Masters Meet

Despite continued debate over whether Southampton Masters should look to host its own Masters competition, it was our amicable rivals down the M27 that took the bold step of introducing The Quays’ first event of such nature.