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TORREVIEJA SWIMMERS MAKE A SPLASH IN BARCELONA.
By Contributor / 2013-02-11 18:36:19
Four days of competitive swimming saw the Torrevieja Masters Team win 7 medals in the 19th Winter Spanish Masters National Competition. This year the event was hosted by the CNB Barcelona Swimming Club on the seafront of the previous Olympic village. More than 1000 swimmers took part from 128 different swimming clubs across the whole of Spain.
Club Natacion Torrevieja swimmers Beryl Altabas, Vicki Connolly , Gillian McNiece and Adam Stewart worked hard throughout the event to gain 54th position of 128 clubs and in the Female category ranking of 28th of 94 clubs. Adam Stewart crossed new territory and became one of the first Down Syndrome Swimmers to compete in this competition. Well done Adam!!
In the events throughout the weekend Beryl, once again took control of the 65+ 100m Freestyle (1;34:84), 100m Medley(1:53:65), 200m Freestyle(3:22:43), 800m Freestyle(14:34:83) and 2nd in 100m Backstroke(1:49:73) events, winning 4 gold medals and a silver medal. This was followed by Vicki Connolly excelling in the distance events 800m(11:57:22) and 400m(5:47:35) freestyle events winning gold and bronze medals and knocking 15-18 seconds off her previous best times. Vicki then went on to achieve 5th position in 50m freestyle(34:67) and 100m freestyle(1:18:58) and 6th in 200m freestyle(2:49:56).
The two newest members of the team Gillian McNiece and Adam Stewart set themselves new personal bests in their events. Gillian excelled in her 100m Backstroke winning 4th position(1:21:71), 5th in 200m freestyle(2:35:52), 7th in 100m freestyle (1:10:84) and in the last event, 10th position in 50m freestyle (32:28). All times times gave Gillian new personal bests.
This was then followed by Adam becoming the first Down Syndrome swimmer to compete in this competition. Adam worked very hard and made three new personal bests in 50m Butterfly(46:60), 100m freestyle(1:25:68) and 100m Butterfly (1:51:33). Well done to all the team!!!
For more information regarding Torrevieja Swimming Club please contact Rosa - 665454126 or President Felipe on 609418776 or by e-mail on firstname.lastname@example.org