South East Region Long Course Masters


Ewan swam for Cally along with Natasha (who trains at Southwark but competes with us) and Sage who was competing for us for the first time. Here’s his report from the weekend of 23rd/24th January:

I arrived for the Saturday afternoon session, by which time Natasha, in
blazing form, had already set a Welsh national record in the 100 breast
(1:23.35) and also won golds in 200m free (2:22.12) and 50m breast (38.33).

I got off to a shaky start in the 400IM with a much slower time than in
2014 and then managed to hack around my first ever long course 200 fly.
Natasha won a silver in the same event, luckily not in my heat.

On Sunday morning Sage joined us and stormed to gold in her first Cally
race winning the 50m backstroke in 33.57. I started better than on
Saturday swimming the 100m free in 1:26.29. Sage swum the 200IM, just
missing a medal, and I survived 100 fly. By the end of the weekend Natasha
had obliterated the competition, setting four Welsh national records and
winning six golds and a silver. I got bronzes for the 400IM and 100 fly.

A great weekend, very busy with swimmers getting long course racing
practice in advance of the coming British, and European Masters. Next stop Swansea! (See Events tab for these galas)