SWIMMING: March Marlins star Garry grabs gold and a new record at Swim England Masters National Championships

Garry Mavin, Ross Wisby, Katie McGowen, Andrew Fresher, Emily Morris, Martyn Fresher and Hayley Turn

Garry Mavin, Ross Wisby, Katie McGowen, Andrew Fresher, Emily Morris, Martyn Fresher and Hayley Turner at the Swim England Masters National Championships. - Credit: Archant

A March Marlins swimmer set a new regional record and grabbed gold at the Swim England Masters National Championships.

Garry Mavin claimed top spot in the 45 to 49-year age group at the Ponds Forge-based competition, swimming to victory in the butterfly.

He followed that impressive performance with a silver medal in the 50m butterfly and a bronze, along with another regional record in the 100m freestyle. Mavin was also part of a team that clinched gold in the 4x50m medley relay.

Mark Thompson was also among the medallists, taking bronze in the 25 to 29-years 400m IM, 200m backstroke and 4x100 relay.

Martyn Fresher, competing in the 55 to 59-year age group, won bronze in the 100m IM plus gold and a set a new regional record as part of the 4x50m mixed medley team.


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Andrew Fresher, performing in the 50 to 55-year age section, managed an impressive fourth position in the 50m breaststroke, narrowly missing out on third spot.

Hayley Turner grabbed gold in the 4x50m freestyle relay and silver in the 4x50m IM relay; the latter race smashing their previous record by four seconds. Emily Morris and Katie McGowen made their national debut in the women’s 72+ 4x200m free relay, clinching a silver medal.

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