Archive for 2008 news

2008 World Masters Championships in Perth, Australia

Joan Kidd and Jenny Ball, competition regulars, travelled a little further afield this time to take part in the twelfth FINA World Masters Championships in Perth, Western Australia. It is a beautiful city and though somewhat isolated from the rest of the huge continent, has everything – a friendly and relaxed lifestyle, café’s, restaurants, night [...]

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The 2008 Cherriman Award

The winner of the Cherriman Award this year is our own Jenny Ball from IOW Masters who beat off a strong field of nominations. The annual award, established to commemorate the contribution made to masters in this country by Leonard and Vivienne Cherriman is made to the individual or team adjudged to have contributed the [...]

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Swim the Wight 2008

On Saturday 30th August, 28 swimmers met at 7.30a.m. in Newport to ‘swim’ across the Isle of Wight visiting 6 pools and 2 beaches on the way. It was a day out with a difference, a day just for fun, not a competition and not a fundraiser like the annual Walk the Wight held here [...]

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Sandown to Shanklin sea swim 2008

A very brief, but perfectly timed break in the weather on Sunday morning enabled the popular annual sea swim from Sandown Inshore Rescue base to Shanklin Rowing Club, to take place following it’s cancellation two weeks earlier. An apology is offered to all who were inconvenienced by the decision to cancel taken on August 16th. [...]

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2008 Isle of Wight Masters Swim meet

The 130 entrants, all aged from 18 to 86 years and many from large mainland clubs, were in fierce competition for the “Heights” Team Trophy. This was won by Ruislip and Northwood who were way out in front with 305 points. Highlights of the competition were the four new British Masters records making this the [...]

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