Torrevieja Masters prepare for Barcelona – Torrevieja, Costa Blanca Sports News

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GETTING READY: Beth Altabas, Vicki Connolly and Gillian McNeice training hard for national competition.


THIS Saturday saw three of the five Torrevieja Masters swimmers begin their preparations for the Spanish Winter National Competition to be held in Barcelona 7-10 February.

The female members of the team travelled to the Municipal Pool in Elda for their second time trials of this season.  Due to injury the two male members of the team were not able to participate.

First of the races saw Beth Altabas claim first place in the 65yrs+ 50m backstroke event with a time of 50:70 followed quickly by Gillian McNeice with third position in the 35yrs + category and a new personal best of 39:35.  Next up was Vicki Connolly and Gillian again in the 200m freestyle event.  Beating her previous time Vicki won second place in the 45+ category with a personal best of 2:53:49 and Gillian a new personal best of 2:39:60 and fourth place.

Finally the end of the day’s racing saw the longer distance races in the 800m freestyle event.  Racing again the Torrevieja ladies took first place in both the 65yr + and 45yrs + categories with Beth and Vicki storming home with times of 14:14:44 and 12:15:24 respectively.

More information: Rosa, 665454126 or President Felipe on 609418776 or e-mail [email protected].

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