Cally Masters at the Nationals!

Congratulations to the five swimmers who headed to the British Gas ASA National Masters and Seniors Championships in Sheffield during the weekend of 24th – 26th October 2014.
The championships, held at Ponds Forge 25m pool, are the biggest short course competition of the Masters calendar; plenty of world, European and British records were set over the three days so the competition is certainly fierce.
Our five swimmers, Rebecca Adam, Luka Crnjakovic, Adam Nicholson, Sara Parry and Nick Warren swam an amazing 22 events between them and they can be proud of some excellent positions and times, racing against many of the top age-group swimmers in the country including 6 gold medallists from the World Championships this year.
A special mention goes to Sara for her bronze medal in the 100m breaststroke!
Adam Nicholson
50m Freestyle 35-39: 35th 28.38
50m Butterfly 35-39: 34th 33.10
Luka Crnjakovic
50m Backstroke 35-39: 8th 31.47
400m Freestyle 35-39: 7th 4:45.16
200m Backstroke 35-39: 4th 2:26.39
100m Backstroke 35-39: 5th 1:06.90
Nick Warren
100m IM 35-39: 20th 1:11.41
100m Freestyle 35-39: 25th 1:00.14
100m Butterfly 35-39: 11th 1:12.51
50m Freestyle 35-39: 26th 27.08
50m Butterfly 35-39: 29th 31.12
50m Breaststroke 35-39: 17th 35.91
Rebecca Adam
100m IM 30-34: 13th 1:17.09
100m Freestyle 30-34: 10th 1:04.19
100m Breaststroke 30-34: 9th 1:23.62
50m Freestyle 30-34: 11th 29.37
50m Butterfly 30-34: 12th 32.81
Sara Perry
200m Breaststroke 55-59: 4th 3:22.84
400m Freestyle 55-59: 6th 5:50.46
100m Breaststroke 55-59: 3rd 1:33.60
50m Freestyle 55-59: 11th 35.05
50m Breaststroke 55-59: 4th 43.14

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Cally Masters swim to silver at Middlesex Masters

Congratulations to Cally Masters at the recent Middlesex County Masters and Senior Age Group competition 2014!!

This is the main team event of the year and Cally Masters are going from strength to strength each year. This year we came home securing SECOND PLACE in the overall Women’s, Men’s and combined team results! AMAZING results everyone!!

There are still a number of event in the calendar this year so don’t forget to register for events – it’s great to have targets to focus on!!

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Swimming hat struggles?

Perhaps we should try this tonight at training?

How to put your swimming hat on

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Cally Masters pick up a haul at the Scottish National Masters Championships

Last weekend four of us (Rebecca Adam, Sara Perry, Adam Nicholson and Luka Crnjakovic) travelled up to a very sunny Aberdeen to represent Cally Masters at the Scottish National Masters Championships.

As well lots of laughs there was also some pretty good swimming.

Well done everyone some fantastic performances. Hope this inspires some others to join us at competitions the more the merrier and it is very relaxed with a lot of laughs.

Results

Rebecca Adam -
50m Butterfly – 4th
100m Freestyle – 2nd
200m Freestyle – 2nd
50m Freestyle -2nd
50m Breaststroke 2nd

Sara Perry -
100m Breaststroke – 1st
200m Freestyle – 1st
200m Breaststroke – 1st
400m Freestyle – 1st
50m Breaststroke – 1st
50m Freestyle – 1st

Adam Nicholson -
50m Butterfly – 5th
100m Freestyle – 4th
100m IM – 5th
50m Breaststroke – 7th
50m Freestyle – 6th

Luka Crnjakovic -
200m Backstroke – 2nd
100m Backstroke – 2nd
400m Freestyle – 2nd
50m Backstroke – 1st

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Want to compete this year?

Check out a selection of Masters Swimming events that you can compete at throughout 2014 on our events page!!

This is just a selection, for more go to the British Swimming website.

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Cally Masters pick up the medals at South East Regions Swimming Champs

Cally Masters do it again!!

Christine, Kyla, Sara and Olga travelled down to Guildford to compete at the South East Regions Masters Swimming Championships on 5 October. With amazing swims all round we came home with a hoard of hardware:

Christine:
200m Fly – GOLD
Kyla:
200m Breaststroke – GOLD, 100m I.M – GOLD, 50m Breaststroke – SILVER
Sara:
50m Breaststroke – SILVER, 200m Breaststroke – SILVER, 200m Freestyle – SILVER
Olga:
100m Backstroke – SILVER, 50m Freestyle – SILVER

(Left to right: Kyla, Christine, Sara, Olga)

Cally Masters bring back the hardware!
(Left to right: Kyla, Christine, Sara, Olga)

With less than three weeks to go before Nationals we want to wish everyone swimming for Cally the best of luck! We look forward to reporting on all the great swims!!

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Sara Perry and Luka Crnjakovic bring home the medals for Cally Masters!

Sara Perry and Luka Crnjakovic had amazing results swimming for Cally Masters at the British Gas Masters and Senior Age Group Championships 2013 in Plymouth on 14-16 June 2013.

Sara came home with silver in the 100m and 200m breastroke and a bronze in the 50m freestyle, whilst Luka took gold in the 200m backstroke and bronze in the 50m & 100m backstroke and 200m freestyle.

Congratulations Sara and Luka – AMAZING swims!!!

Sara and Luka excel at the British Gas Masters and Senior Age Group Championships 2013 in Plymouth

Sara and Luka excel at the British Gas Masters and Senior Age Group Championships 2013 in Plymouth

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Team Cally Masters excel at the Middlesex Masters Competition 2013

A team of over 30 Cally Masters took to the pool at the Middlesex Masters 2013 Competition at Southbury pool in Enfield on 2 June 2013 taking an overall third place at the event.

Team Cally at the Middlesex Masters 2013

Team Cally at the Middlesex Masters 2013

We had fantastic individual and relay results with numerous medals being won. The following is a summary of our individual results on the day:

200m Freestyle
Sara (W55-60) – Gold

50m Breaststroke
Oona (W40-44) – Silver
Maree (W45-49) – Bronze
Jo (W50-54) – Gold
Sara (W55-59) – Gold
Cath C (W60-64) – Gold
Kath H (W75-79) – Gold
Lucas (M18-24) – Silver
Dylan (M45-49) – Bronze
Paul (M66-70) – Bronze

50m Butterfly
Sara (W55-59) – Silver
Cath C (W60-64) – Gold
Kath H (W75-79) – Gold
Mike (M65-69) – Bronze

100m IM
Katy (W18-24) – Gold
Maree (W45-49) – Bronze
Jo (W50-54) – Gold
Sara (W55-59) – Gold
Cath C (W60-64) – Gold
Kath H (W75-79) – Gold
Luca (M35-39) – Bronze

50m Backstroke
Katy (W18-24) – Silver
Jo (W50-54) – Gold
Sara (W55-59) – Gold
Cath C (W60-64) – Gold
Kath H (W75-79) – Gold
Lucas (M18-24) – Gold
Rob (M18-24) – Bronze
Andy (M30-34) – Bronze
Luka (M35-39) – Gold
Jon (M45-49) – Bronze

The Cally team swam in a number of relays taking home a total of 3 Gold, 8 Silver and 9 Bronze medals.

Cally Masters came third overall with the girls team taking second!!!
Congratulations to all swimmers, it was a fantastic team day!

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Hilary swims a marathon for Cally Masters at Dorney Lake

Hilary Jones of Cally Masters competed in the Human Race Open Water Series at Eton’s Dorney Lake on Monday 27 July. Over 1,500 swimmers took part in the event which incorporated 5 different distances, 750m, 1500m, 3km, 5km and 10km marathon distance.

Hilary competed in the 10k marathon swim and did amazingly well coming 4th in her age group and was the 29th woman back overall completing the swim in a time of 3.14.09! Congratulations Hilary!!!

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Cally Masters swim 5k for Marie Curie at the Swimathon 2013

Cally Masters members Abigail Morris, Luka Crnjakovic, Jo Challands, Hilary Jones, Dylan Haughton, Jonathan Silverman, Fran Bigman and Georgina Hovanessian all competed in the 2013 Swimathon to swim 5k as fast as they could.

The team did amazingly well and finished in 1hr 27mins!! Not only did they achieve a fantastic time but they also managed to raise over £500 for Marie Curie. Well done to you all! 

Cally Masters raising money for Marie Curie at the Swimathon 2013 5k Challenge

Cally Masters raising money for Marie Curie at the Swimathon 2013 5k Challenge

Cally Masters looks forward to taking part in this amazing event again next year.

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