News and Results

Relays renewed for Southampton Masters at revamped SC Masters Nationals

The calendar competition year for Masters draws to a close once again, but not without a principality ‘make-over’. The previously recognised British Masters Short-Course Championships now renamed ‘Swim England’ to fall in line with counterpart events in Scotland and Wales saw a revitalised Ponds Forge pool, splashes of red and white (most appropriate for Southampton!) and freshly minted medals.

Guildford Gold for the new Golden Girl

After the melee of Worlds from Budapest, Masters Swimming came back down to earth somewhat with the regular South East Regional Short Course Championships, as always, held at The Spectrum Centre in Guildford.

Bennell’s hunger for global success at Budapest brings Bounty!

2016 saw the UK host the largest Masters Swimming event in living memory with the European Championship. Many competitors left the London Aquatics Centre with mixed emotions, some with pride and excitement at having competed on a continental stage in one of the most recognisable pools in the World…others, a sense of disappointment when faced with poor planning, scheduling, and overcrowding at what appeared to be avaricious intent on behalf of the Sport’s Governing body LEN.

End of season medal rush for trio of Southampton Masters

With the Masters World Championships a month away, the annual Rushmoor Royals Long Course Masters Meet certainly sparked wider interest in 2017 than in previous years. What started out at an end-of-season long course review become an over-subscribed, event- trimmed, nationally-attractive gathering of the over-25yrs. Late entries were considered two weeks ahead of official closing, meaning only certain races were left available – not so great if you weren’t a Butterfly swimmer!