Manchester - ASA Masters LC championship

By Jeanne Barker

11th July 2006

Emma Brown became City Of Cambridge Swimming Club’s Golden girl when she took five titles at the ASA Masters long course championships at Manchester. Competing in the 35-39 year age group she swam personal best (PB) to win 100m and 200m butterfly 1.09.79 and2.39.78, the200m individual medley in 2.37.86 and 400m and 800m freestyle 4.56.62 and 10.18,54. She took the bronze with a 32.04 for 50 butterfly.
Coached by Stu Taylor himself an international but at water polo the number of national masters champions in the City of Cambridge club were increased to four when Ed Anderson (35-39 year) won a gruelling 1500m freestyle in 24.23.85 and Andrea Viola 44-49 year touched first at 50m breaststroke in 33.87 he also won first in the 100m. City’s Phil Robinson is already a national champion in the 55-59 year group over short course. Sarah Chamberlain 30-34 year who took silver at 200m backstroke in a PB of 2.53.75 and Ruth Brown who gained a bronze at 35-39 year individual medley joined Emma Brown and Heike Templin to finish fourth in the 120 year plus 4x50 freestyle relay. Having reached the top in great Britain the four champions from City now have their eyes on the world master championship to be held in California.

For photos of the championship email Stu Taylor on or 0773383392

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