Waveney Otters Master's Meet

29th May 2002

A team of 6 masters swimmers from City of Cambridge competed in the 3rd Waveney Otters Masters Open Meet, held at Wymondham on 25th May, with a considerable degree of success, returning with two golds, 7 silver and one bronze medal.

The evening started well with the Medley Relay team of Steve Buckley, Kim Winwood, Ian Sharpe and Jutta Shickore capturing third place in the 120 years age group, and the team built on this healthy start in the following events.

Steve Buckley showed he is in good shape for next weeks' Masters Nationals, recording a PB time of 26.84 in the 50 free and a further PB of 1:09.64 in the 100 IM to claim silver. He also gained a runners up spot in the 50 fly.

l-r: Steve Buckley, Andy Fenn, Kim Winwood, Ian Sharpe, Jutta Shickore and John Cochrane

Ian Sharpe continued his preparations for the Commonwealth Games, where he will represent the Isle of Man in the Elite Athletes with Disability events, with some solid swims, winning silver in both the 50 free and fly, although he'll be looking for some quicker times come Manchester.

Swimming in Age Group E, John Cochrane wasn't pleased with the standard of his performances, but still managed to walk away with the best individual haul from the team, with medals in all of the events he contested, one gold in the 100 IM and 3 silver in 50's of back, breast and free.

In his first competitive outing for some 8 years, Andy Fenn produced some excellent swims, despite some unfamiliarity with the latest rule changes. He recorded a fast 27.43 in the 50m free and an impressive 36.20 in the breastroke, only to lose out on a silver medal due to a controversial disqualification at the start. He put this disappointment behind him, however, to anchor the freestyle relay team of Sharpe, Winwood and Shickore to an impressive gold medal in the last event of the evening.

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