Masters’ newcomer Charlotte decided that having competed in the Swim England East Region and National Masters Competitions 2021, that she would attempt a repeat of the successes of those competitions and compete in the South Yorkshire Open Meet at Ponds Forge Swimming Pool in Sheffield on 14th November 2021.
Charlotte started off the weekend’s racing with a gold medal in 400 m freestyle; leading all the way for at least a full length in front was a fantastic way to start her medal winning campaign. The 50m backstroke event proved to be another great race with a personal-best time and another gold medal!
Not resting on her laurels, Charlotte swam an excellent 50 m breaststroke, yet again holding her own and achieving a third gold medal, along with a silver in the 50 freestyle. Charlotte approached the last two races with her eye on the target of yet more medals and was not disappointed with golds in the 100 breaststroke and freestyle.
Charlotte had this to say :- “this was a really enjoyable masters’ swim meet with some lovely swimming clubs and swimmers attending but some very tough competition. I’m really proud of what I have achieved, not just with my medals but with my new personal best times as well”
Head Coach Nigel Halford commented: Great swimming by Charlotte, flying the flag for the club with such distinction at a major masters meet. It shows just what opportunities there are for adult swimmers to keep enjoying their swimming and keep improving. Well done Charlotte!