Masters Records Shattered at Luton
64 new Beds Masters Long Course records were set at the Team Luton Masters Meet on 18 May. Well done to all the record breakers.
Information on the current long and short course masters records can be found on the Records page.
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Bedfordshire Masters Decathlon
Congratulations to Christine Ayers and Marcel Scholten who are the first
winners of the Bedfordshire Masters Decathlon. At the recent Beds ASA
County Championships, David Metcalf, Beds ASA County President,
presented the Men's Decathlon Trophy to Marcel Scholten, who was competing
for Modernians in their Open Relay Teams.
David Metcalf also visited a masters training session at Tiddenfoot where, in
front of her fellow South Beds Masters swimmers, he presented the
Ladies' Decathlon Trophy to Christine Ayers.
East Region Inter County Masters Competition
Thank you and well done to all the masters swimmers who formed the Bedfordshire team for the East Region Inter County Competition and a special thank you to John Bellis for organising the team. To read a report on this event click here.
Read the Masters Newsletters for 2012
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Masters Newsletters are sent by email to all known masters contacts. If you would like to receive future newsletters let Paul Clarke have your details.
ASA East Region Masters Championships
Beds ASA has agreed that the ASA East Region Masters Championship will again be used to determine the Bedfordshire Masters results. Given the cost of pool and AOE hire there are simply too few masters swimmers in our small County to make a Bedfordshire Masters meet a viable option.
The ASA East Region Championships will take place at Newmarket on 6 October 2012. For more information click here.
Bedfordshire Masters Decathlon
Beds ASA Executive has agreed to a proposal from the Masters Group for a Bedfordshire Decathlon Competition. We will use the British Swimming Masters Decathlon points to determine the top Bedfordshire Male and Female Masters Decathlon Swimmer each year, starting with the 2012 results. So, if you want to be the first winner of the Bedfordshire Masters Decathlon Trophy - enter masters events, swim well and earn points!
To find out more information read the full report.
County Masters Records
Information on current long course and short course County Masters Records, and details of how to claim these records can be found on the Records Pages of our web site.
Message from John Bellis
ASA National Masters and Seniors Intercounty Competition
Great news!!!!! Bedfordshire have never been in the top 20 of this competition since it's
inception, but after last weekend's swimming we finished in 14th place!!!! Click here to read John's report.
Overall results can be found on the following web address Â www.swimmingresults.org/mastersdata/results/index.php Â
Congratulations any many thanks to all who swam. Â Regards John Â
ASA East Region Intercounty Meet
Many thanks to everyone who swam for the County at Newmarket on Sunday 20th November. We finished in fourth place, an improvement on our fifth place of last year, and this year we scored 60 more points than last year. The report and results with splits are on the East Region web siteÂ www.eastswimming.org.uk/swim/
We also had 14 new County Masters records.
When the National results are known, I will send you the web link.
Bedfordshire County Masters Records
One of the first tasks for the masters group was to establish Bedfordshire County Masters Records. Keith Spence, helped by John Bellis and Paul Clarke, has worked hard checking the ASA data base for the long and short course times for Bedfordshire masters swimmers so that records can be agreed. At its meeting on 17 November, the Beds ASA Executive considered a report on Masters Records
and agreed the conditions, claim forms and base line records. Current records, conditions and claim forms can be found in the records section in the swimming pages.
A new Masters Secretary for Beds ASA
Paul Clarke has become the new Masters Secretary for Beds ASA. Agreeing to take on the post previously held by Pat Dowsett, Paul thanked Pat for her hard work over the last few years and for her efforts in organising a Bedfordshire Masters competition in July 2011.
Paul is currently establishing masters contacts in clubs throughout the county to agree how best to further develop masters swimming in Bedfordshire. If you have any views on this please contact Paul.