Archive for 2010 news

Charles Ambler’s 90th birthday

Charles Ambler’s 90th. Birthday was celebrated at the home of his daughter Lynn, on a crisp day in December just after our second snowfall of the year. Several club members who have known and swum in the pool and the sea, with Charles for many years, enjoyed a lovely buffet lunch with Charles and his [...]

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Cross Solent swim achieved at last

Favourable, though still somewhat choppy sea conditions in a brisk southeasterly breeze on September 1st, made it possible for Gordon Osborne, Ryde Inshore Rescue and Isle of Wight Marlins Swim Club, to pilot Jenny Ball across the Solent on their fourth attempt this year due to inclement weather. Jenny 72, is now the oldest female [...]

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Sandown to Shanklin “Pier to Pier” swim

The 58th Sandown to Shanklin Sea Swim organised by the Isle of Wight Marlins Swim Club as part of Shanklin Regatta took place on 8th August 2010. The main organisers were Gordon Osborne and Nancy Godwin assisted by a team from the club and local residents. This year there was a record number of swimmers [...]

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Lindsey wins ‘Gold’ at centenary swim

Masters swimmer Lindsey Shenton, a member of Isle of Wight Marlins Swim Club, won a Gold medal at the Hellespont swim in Turkey last week, swimming between two continents. Lindsey is a regular Open Water sea swimmer who entered the International swim from Europe to Asia, across the Bospherous Sea, which is situated between the [...]

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Masters and seniors national championships

The Masters and Seniors National Championships were held again at Sheffield’s Ponds Forge pool, when seven Islanders, three from Isle of Wight Marlins took part. Rosemary Johnson and Peter Harding, both living on the mainland but Isle of Wight Marlins Club members, joined Jenny Ball for the three day event. Peter 72, lowered his breaststroke [...]

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July 2010 Newsletter

Recent Open Water events have been enjoyed by five members of the Marlins Swim Club, who are based at the Heights Leisure Centre, Sandown. At Stanswood Rescue Centre, Calshot, the Solent Swimming Club ran their annual event last weekend. Lindsey Shenton, Duncan Heenan, Jane Dodd, Rebecca Wills and Jenny Ball swam the traditional course along [...]

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Isle of Wight 12th Masters Open Meet

Sunshine welcomed over 90 adult swimmers to the Heights Leisure Centre for the Isle of Wight Marlins Swim Club’s 12th Masters Swimming Open Meet. Once again and for the 11th year in succession, an addition was made to the Masters record books when Duncan McCreadie, Maidenhead SC, broke the British 65-69 years 800 metres freestyle [...]

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