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European Masters Swimming Championships 2016

PSUK Swimming Team Have Silver Touch on Home Ground

Ten police swimmers survived the crazy and painful entry process to compete at the European Masters Championships at the Olympic pool in London 24-29th May 2016. Some might say that it was an achievement just to have been there, sharing the fantastic facility with 10,000 swimmers. Who wouldn't want to have an opportunity to swim in such an iconic building in one of the great cities of the world and to follow in the strokes of the likes of Adam Peaty and Fran Hassall who only the week before competed in the same water? Add a comment

PSUK Open Water Championships 2016 - Bedford

This year's competition was held at Box End Park, Bedford. The location was ideal, not far from J13 of the M1 & the facilities first class with changing rooms, caf, restaurant & free parking. Saturday 18th June was cold & windy but as the lake is shallow the water was 19 degrees; Vicky Stoughton, Barry Owen & Niki Herbert chose not to wear wetsuits. Following a race briefing the race started at 10.30 with over 100 competitors racing towards the first buoy. Four distances were being swum; 750 m (1 small lap), 1.5km (2 small laps), 3.8km (3 large laps), 5k (4 large laps), all setting off at the same time with some bumping to start with but for most swimmers this eased off after a short while. PSUK had 31 entrants, results are as follows;

Dave 'Ralphy' Briggs Memorial Water polo Tournament 2016

'Ralphy' was Radcliffe born and bred and was soon introduced to Radcliffe swimming club by his mother Freda. As he matured he became the goalkeeper for Radcliffe then the Northwest and British police teams. He has played in many memorable water polo matches including a Gold medal in the World Police and fire games in 1999. One of his finest performances was in the final of the Police National Championships playing for the Northwest police against the Met. The team were 8-0 down at half time and after a serious chat at the end of the quarter the team went on to win the game 9-8, with 'Ralphy' pulling off a string of saves to keep his team in the game. He was a friend to everyone and is sorely missed by those who knew him. The tournament is an annual event and is a fund raiser for Cancer Research UK, to date we have raised 360, so I would ask that you circulate this link to your family and friends and see if we can reach our 400 target. Add a comment

Great Britain Masters L/C Sheffield, April 2016

RAMM has midas touch!!

Aimee RAMM (Leicestershire) brought in the gold medals at the 2016 Great Britain Masters Long Course Championships at Sheffield 1-3rd April. RAMM won gold in all events she did; 50m & 100m freestyle and 50m butterfly; she was also part of the Great British Record Breaking relay team: 4 x 200m freestyle 160 years. Joining her were Claire Thorn and Nigel Gaskin (West Midlands) and Paul Frith (GMP), the four took 5 seconds off the previous record recording a time of 9 minutes 11 seconds.

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ASA National Masters - Sheffield, October 2015

The ASA National Masters and Senior Age Group Championships took place at Ponds Forge International Sports Centre, Sheffield from 23rd 25th October 2015.

A team of 13 PSUK swimmers travelled from near and far to represent GB Police team. The National Masters event is the final event in the 2015 diary for the PSUK swimmers. The team finished on a high with some excellent Individual and team performances. Add a comment

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