The LEN European Masters Aquatics Championships 2016 were held last week at the magnificent Olympic Pools. These fine OTS swimmers all gave it their best:
Geraldine T, Emily C, Lizzie B, Lucille T, Karin L, David F, Ben G, Paul S, Fabrizio C, Neal T, Matthew L, Michael W, José Luís , Stephen L, Andrew B, Miles C, Darren G, Tim F, James T, Martin B, Jason K, John K
The standard of competition and the number of entries from throughout the continent were incredible. Our club's highlight was an amazing 4*50m freestyle men's relay team coming 4th in Europe! Also in the top 10 were Neal T (8th), David F (8th) and Matthew L (5th). In addition, we got lots of PBs (including Geraldine T, Lucille B, Emily C, Darren W, Andrew B, Neal T). A special mention must go to Lizzie Bellinger, won gold in the 50m butterfly (1.06.79) and silver in the 100m butterfly (29.47) and 5th in 200 IM- sensational!
In Syncro, Susan I performed a technical and free routine that placed her an excellent 2nd.
This competition may be over, but OTS is here to stay. Eurogames Helsinki and Middlesex are our next big events.
David Deporta Mendez