Aquatics

Caradon’s Kula-Przezwanski claims six golds and two records at British Masters Champs

CARADON Swimming Club’s Helen Kula-Przezwanski claimed six gold medals and two national records at the British Masters Championships in Swansea at the weekend.

Kula-Przezwanski, who also runs for Tavistock AC and is a world and European age group aquathlon champion, was part of a four-strong Caradon team that went to the event in Wales.

Competing in the 60-64 age group, Kula-Przezwanski’s records came in the 200m freestyle (2:33.28) and the 100m backstroke (1:20.38), where she broke her own record.

In addition she won golds in the 400m IM, 50m backstroke, 200m backstroke and 200m IM.

Samantha Crosby also returned home with medals and personal bests from the three-day competition.

Crosby, who competes in the 25-29 age category, won a gold in the 100m butterfly and picked up a silver in the 200m butterfly. She also set long course personal bests in the 100m freestyle, 50m freestyle and the 100m backstroke.

Paul Hatton returned with a silver and a bronze medal from Swansea. Competing in the 50-54 category, he opened the championships by coming second in the 800m. The following day he took third in the 400m with a strong display.

Meanwhile Vicki Buck, in the 65-69 category, just missed out on a medal in the 100m freestyle. She did swim a season’s best in the 50m backstroke and set her fastest time in two years in the 100m backstroke. She also swam the 200m freestyle  and 50m and 200m backstroke.

In all, Caradon’s four swimmers at the championships competed in 19 different events. The club compete at all levels of masters swimming from local events to national championships and always welcome new members. Masters swimming is open to anyone from the ages of 18 to 100+.

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