LGBT Masters Aquatics Club

OTS Triumph - Welsh Open Masters

Added on by Thomas Harris.

A HUGE congratulations to our fabulous trio of OTS swimmers who headed off to Swansea at the weekend.  While our AGM was in full flow, Lizzie B, Gillian H and Martin B were swimming their socks off in the Olympic-sized pool at the Welsh Open Masters.  The whole OTS team put in some excellent individual swims (including five gold medals and four silver), but the headline news was that Lizzie smashed the British record for the 50 metre butterfly by a whopping 0.42 seconds.   Her time was 29.72 seconds.

Anyone who has seen Lizzie rocket across a swimming pool at full thrust, normally with clear blue water between her and the rest of the pack, knows that this was well deserved and a fine achievement.  The greatest threat to this particular record is Lizzie’s famed tenacity in trying to shave yet more hundredths of a second off her own time.

I understand that the post-competition team celebration was a very sober affair.  There certainly wasn’t anything reckless going on like, say, a bottle of champagne on the train home... Oh no....

Llongyfarchiadau Lizzie, Gillian a Martin!

Our fabulous trio!

Our fabulous trio!