It was lovely to have 31 Seniors and Masters in the Kent team ranging from Annabel Keppel-Palmer at a mere 18 years and 5 weeks to Mike Wake at a venerable 74 years – plus a whole range of ages in between! Twelve of you were newbies and many of the rest of you have represented the County on many occasions.
Unfortunately Kent doesn’t have swimmers of the standard of Katy Sexton to call upon, but we still had a number of winning swims with Tony Meek and Annabel each bringing home three first places, and Jonathan Exall, Hannah Newsham and Sandra Vincent each finishing in first place in one of their events. And there were some very close second places too such as those from Penny Stotesbury, Tim Wilkes, Luch Wilkes (2), Paul Fakley, Clive Bates and Annabel, as well as a couple of really good relay results.
At a quick look, three swimmers gained Seniors & Masters County Records: Mark Pincott for his 50m Bc (33.60), Annabel for her 50m Br (35.73), and Tony for his 50m Fly (31.22). A special ‘well done’ to the three of you – but you need to check the claims for yourselves and submit them on the paperwork on the website under the Masters>>Records tab!
Overall we finished in a creditable fourth place:
... but the icing on the cake has to be the second place in the squadron, seven seconds behind Middlesex but nearly five ahead of Hampshire - brilliant! Anyway, all we have to do now is to wait for the National results later this week to see where we will be placed overall ...
|Clive Bates||Ashford Town|
|Sandra Vincent||Black Lion|
|Stephen Earl||Black Lion|
|Judy van Selm||Bromley|
|Jordan Attis||City of Rochester|
|Anthony Ball||Erith & District|
|Daniel Bassett||Erith & District|
|Tim Wilkes||Erith & District|
|Luciana Wilkes||Erith & District|
|Hannah Newsham||Erith & District|
|Philip Bradley||Gravesend & Northfleet|
|Paul Fakley||Hythe Aqua|
|Donna Wickens||Hythe Aqua|
|Richard Gardner||RTW Masters|
|Jonathan Exall||RTW Masters|
|Lauren Willcox||Saxon Crown|
|Jonny Glenny||Saxon Crown|
|Kristina Vasiliauskait||Saxon Crown|
|Corinne Bass||Saxon Crown|
|Mike Wake||Sevenoaks Tri|