GB Masters Shortcourse 2013

A small team of 8 PSUK swimmers competed at the 2013 GB Masters Short Course Championships at Ponds Forge, Sheffield.

Team numbers were down for several reasons; mainly due to the team's recent trip to the European Police Championships in Ukraine only the month before. Despite this the team produced some excellent results.

The Mixed 4 x 100m Medley Relay broke the European and British Record in the 100-119 years age group. The team consisted of Aimee Ramm, Leicestershire; Vicki Standen, Brian Steatham and Ryan Long, all West Midlands. The same 4 also won the 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay. Standen & Ramm were joined by Katie Birchall, Lancs & Sara Gamble, West Midlands to win the 4 x 50m Women's Medley Relay.

Top individual performances came from Steatham who won gold in the 50m Breastroke; silver in the 100m breastroke and bronze in the 50m & 100m freestyle. Ramm took 2 silvers in the 50m fly & freestyle; Birchall took 2 bronze in the 50m backstroke events. Standen got silver in the 100m freestyle, Gamble silver in the 50m breastroke & Long bronze in the 100m backstroke. Jessica Turnbull, Gloucestershire; won both her 800 & 1500m freestyles and Delyth Cunnah, Scotland won 2 silvers in the 100m breastroke & 50m freestyle.

That's it for 2013. The 2014 PSUK Championships are in Loughborough in April.