Masters South East region long course gala – K2 Sports centre - 21-22nd January 2017

Written by RRSC. Posted in Masters News

Over the weekend of the 21 – 22nd January the Redhill & Reigate SC entered a range of races at the South East region Long Course Gala at the K2 Sports Centre outside Crawley. Being a South East Region – and one of the few Long Course (50m pool) – meets available, the competition came from far and wide, with some really eye watering times being recorded.

RRSC had the best turn out for a Masters event in ages, despite several swimmers needing to withdraw due to illness or injury (hopefully these swimmers will be mended in time for the Bracknell meet on the 4th of March!). Particularly noteworthy was the competition between Jonny Brankin and Dale Millar to enter the most races (including Jonny entering a 200m Butterfly race, with just a short rest before going out again on the 100 Butterfly.

In terms of medals with such tough competition the club did well with a good haul of bronze, silver and a few gold, of note Graham Allison's double gold haul!

As coach I must say I was impressed not just by the quality of swim put in by all of our team members, but also the improved starts and turn... sharp, sharp! Thank you also to our non-swimming supporters!

Masters success at 25th Guernsey Masters Swim meet!

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The 25th Guernsey Masters Swim meet took place on the weekend of the 15th to 17th April and was attended by four members of Redhill and Reigate Swimming Club masters. It was regrettable the Jenny Bass could not join us this year due to ill health but hopefully she will come back at full strength next year.

There were a few medals won, these being a gold and silver for Lorna Ball in the 100m and 50m backstroke, and a Silver and bronze for Jo Read in the 50m breaststoke and 200m freestyle.

There was success all round with all four swimmers making good progress on previous years and improving times, with Denise Anderson gaining a PB in the 400m freestyle.

We were very lucky to have Andy Collins from the Met Police swim club giving advice and encouragement and feedback on split times. It really helped a lot to have that support on poolside.

The team also entered two relays and managed to come 3rd in the 200 freestyle.

It was great to be a part of a really eventful meet with lots of World Records broken by the exceptional lady swimmer, Jane Asher from Kings Cormerants swimming club who at the age of 85 didn't just break the records but smashed them sometimes by up to 10 seconds! It was a very emotional after event dinner with this lady getting a standing ovation for her inspiration swimming.

If any members think they are too old to take part in Masters Competitions this just proves they're not!


Jo Read

Guernsey Masters Meet 2015

Written by RRSC. Posted in Masters News

Please find the mail from the organisers of the Guernsey Masters Meet 2015:


Dear Swimmers

On behalf of the Guernsey Swimming Club we hope you have all had an enjoyable Christmas and we wish you all a happy New Year.


I have pleasure in attaching the Entry Form for the 24th Guernsey Masters Meet which will be held on 20th,,21st and 22nd March 2015 and sincerely hope you that you will be able to attend.


The Meet has received tremendous support over the years and I do hope that 2015 will see some new faces joining us in addition to our regular attendees,


As usual, the Meet will run over four sessions with an early finish on Saturday evening to allow more time to enjoy our local restaurants to refuel after a busy day of swimming.


The weekend will finish with our usual Sunday lunch and presentations.


I hope you will be able to attend what I am sure will again be a fun weekend.


I look forward to seeing you in March 2015

I have attached some tourist links which you could have a look at!


Please find the registration form herepdf. You need to fill and submit the form yourself. CLOSING DATE 16th Febuary 2015


Surrey Masters Championships, SSP, 27th June 2015

Written by RRSC. Posted in Masters News

All Masters; Please note the Surrey Masters Championships, SSP, 27th June 2015 in Surrey Sports Park.

There are 25/50/100m events in all strokes plus 100m I.M. and 200m Freestyle.

You can read more on the Surrey ASA website, where you can download entry forms and conditions. Closing dates for the event is Monday 8th June

Also note the following request from the organiser: "This year we really would appreciate as many people as possible using the option to pay by Bank Transfer as this avoids a nightmare rounding up cheques and depositing them at some unsuspecting Bank branch. If you do pay this way you dont have to post to me as long as there is a signature, yours ideally!) on the form which you can scan then email to me."