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Cheshire County Masters Meet & Weekend Away; 13th July 2024

Linda: 1st in 50m breaststroke and 50m Freestyle.

Geraint: 1st in 50m Fly, 2nd in 50m breaststroke and 100m individual medley, and 3rd in 50m free.

Nopy: 1st in 400m individual medley and 2nd in 50m free.

Jo: 2nd in 100m individual medley and 3rd in the 50m breaststroke.

Helen: 3rd in the 400m Freestyle.

Ladies Medley Team (Jo, Linda, Nopy, Eleanor): 2nd

Ladies Freestyle Team: (Jo Linda, Helen, Nopy): 2nd

...and best of all the whole team came joint 4th out of 20 teams that qualified for the Top Club Competition!

A huge thanks to our team managers: Steve, Tom and Daksha!

Well done LMSC!!!!!!

Time sheets are available to download here

Evening Meal & Country Walk - Marple Aqueduct; 14th July 2024
AGM and Social Evening: 22nd June 2024

A great evening was had by all as the formality of the Club AGM was combined with a social evening at The Old School, Belgrave, Leicester. Complete with raffle, free food, and the Swimmers' Swimmer of the Year Awards.

Many thanks to Lindsay who finally stepped down as Club Secretary after 20 years. Lindsay's incredible contribution to the Club over the years was acknowledged by inviting her to take up the post of Honorary President! 

Leicester Masters Swimmers' Swimmer of the Year Awards 2024

Competitive Female Swimmer: Linda Dootson. Over the past 12 months, Linda has continued to push herself, despite the set-back of injury, and has been our team's greatest cheerleader.

Also nominated: Jane McCarren, Ruth Smith, Nopy Martin, Sian Davies and Cath Davies

Competitive Male Swimmer: Geraint Griffiths. Over the last 12 months, Geraint has continued to enter gala after gala and winning medals in almost every event entered. He is always encouraging of other team members and is a true inspiration to "just keep going"

Also nominated: Andrew Cooke, Pete Farmer, Andy Botterill, Daniel Goodwin and Liam Griffiths.

Non - Competitive Male Swimmer: Tom Martin. Over the last 12 months, Tom has barely missed a training session. He has seriously improved his technique and stamina and pushed himself to move up a lane. He is also greatly appreciated in his role as Team Manager.

Also nominated: James Andrews, Alex Papanikolaou, Mark Lint, Barry Twigg and Sheridan New

Non - Competitive Female Swimmer: Daksha Chohan. When Daksha first joined Leicester Masters, it was because she had lost her confidence swimming in deep water. Now, she is a regular open water swimmer and has learned to swim breast stroke and back stroke.

Also nominated: Nikolah Ibbertson, Jeanette Foster, Renee Heath, Rosemary Bullock, Lindsay Prince, Jemma Nicholson and Jose Mills

Coaches' Swimmer of the Year: Simon Glover. Over the alst 12 months, Simon has made enormous progress in technique and fitness, resulting in time improvements in every meet entered.

Also nominated: Daksha Chohan, and Tom Martin

Unsung Hero: This award has been voted on by the committee members and recognises the hard work and dedication behind the scenes of the club.

Nominations: Helen - For administering the coaching side; Jane - For setting up club records, going back to the start of the club, for every event in every stroke, in every age group; Steve - For his work poolside a Team manager, for taking over the website at short notice, for continuing to maintain our SwimMark accreditation; Jo - For giving up her swimming time to coach; Tom - For organising social events and Team management.

Winner: Steve Dootson

Derbyshire Masters Long Course Championships; 7th April 2024

Yet another great success for the Leicester Masters team at the Derbyshire Masters Long course championships. 

There were PBs all round from all three members who attended; Joanne Beedham achieved 2 gold and a silver medal, Andy Botterill  achieved 2 silver medals and Sian Davies achieved 2 silver and a bronze medal. 

Brilliant stuff what a team!

Linda Dootson (Team Captain)

Swim England West Midlands Masters Championships; 30th March 2024

Congratulations to our swimmers on their brilliant performances at the Swim England West Midlands Championships. Nora the Narwhal was thrilled to get the chance to pose with some of our medals!

It was a great event for pb's in particular. Six of our swimmers gained pb's:

Sian Davies (2); Geraint Griffiths (2); Linda Dootson (2); Simon Glover (2);

Andy Cooke (2); and Jane McCarren (1).

There were 7 gold, 3 silver and 3 bronze medals awarded to the team - well done Guys!

A special mention goes to Jane for consistency of times in the 400m freestyle event - 14 of the 16 lengths being within half a second of 22 seconds!

Linda Dootson - Team Captain

Calverton & Bingham Masters Meet; 24th March 2024

Great success at the CABSC masters swimming meet with 12 competitors taking part.

It was a great team event with Leicester masters swimmers winning the Mens Freestyle Relay, Womens Freestyle Relay and the Mens Medley Relay.

There were also personal bests from Nopy Martin, Joanne Beedham, Eleanor Morton, Jane McCarren, Liam Griffin and Dan Goodwin.

The swimmers were all in good spirits with 3 first places from Jane McCarren and Dan Goodwin and Nopy Martin with two first places.

This event is always a friendly affair and mascot Narwhal also featured in the photos!

Thanks also to Tom Martin as Team Manager, assisted by Daksha Chohan for great organisation.

Linda Dootson - Team Captain

Birmingham University Masters Meet; 2nd March 2024

On Saturday 2nd March at the Birmingham University Masters there was great success for Leicester Masters swimmers. 

Seven swimmers entered and all received medals. For the LMSC team, it was a special achievement as we came 4th overall in the Ladies events and 5th overall in the Men’s, out of 39 teams entered!


There were 4 PB results -Andy Botterill in the 50m freestyle, Liam Griffin in both the 200m and 50m Freestyle and Simon Glover in the 50m Freestyle. In total 10 gold, 5 silver and 3 bronze medals!

Well done everyone!

Linda Dootson - Team Captain

Etwall Eagles 18th Masters Open Meet; 25th November 2023

Twelve Leicester Masters Competitive swimmers entered the Etwall Eagles Meet. This is one of Leicester Masters target events and all who entered agreed that it was a fun and worthwhile event this year.

Special mentions go to:

Simon Glover who achieved a first in the sprint backstroke and as a result qualified for the SKINS competition. I was also impressed with the amount of sprint races he entered and came first. 

Nopy Martin who achieved 3 PB’s in 100 Butterfly, 50 free and 100 Breast and 4 second places and one 3rd place in her age group.

Well Done Team!

Oh and mascot Narwhal was also in evidence in the photos!         

Linda Dootson - Team Captain

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