Caradon return with large medal haul from Cornwall County Masters’ event

CARADON Swimming Club returned with a large medal haul from the Cornwall County Masters’ Championship, which were held in Bodmin on Sunday.

The club, who train at Saltash, Liskeard, St Mellion and Mount Kelly, picked up 39 medals, including 22 gold, and a host of personal bests.

Their team consisted of Samantha Crosby, Paul Hatton, Becky James, Helen kula-Przezwanski, James Martin, Tim Quiterio, Susan Smith, David Smith, David Stead, Alex Szuplewski and Maria Szuplewski.

Martin and Quiterio were competing for the first team and collected a good medal haul.

Steed kept up his record of achieving a personal best in every competitive race he has entered since joining Caradon’s masters’ squad.

James swam two excellent butterfly races – the 100m and 200m – an achieved season best times.

World masters’ champion Kula-Przezwanski was once again in fine form and continuing to grow her gold medal collection.

Susan Smith competed in the 50m and 100m freestyle and produced good solid swims to start her season in impressive fashion.

Crosby, who has come back from a long on-going injury, collected medals of ever colour – the highlight of which came in the backstroke..

Hatton swam a quartet of freestyle races – the 50m, 100m, 200m and 400m – in what was a busy schedule, but produced four great races with season best performances.

Maria Szuplewski was another swimmer who had a busy schedule and, despite at times not having much rest between races, she had a good meet and some great results and medals.

Alex Szuplewski had three brilliant swims in the 50m and 100m freestyle and 50 backstroke, while Caradon also impressed in the 4x50m medley and freestyle relays.

Alex Szuplewski, James, Martin and Quiterio swam in the 72+ category, while Kula-Przezwanski, Crosby, David Smith and David Steed swimming in the 200+ category.

Both teams claimed gold in the medley relay and went on to pick up a silver in the freestyle relay.

Meanwhile, Caradon’s younger swimmers impressed at the 4th Carn Brea and Helston Sprint Meet in Penzance.

The events that were swam consisted of all four 50m events and the 100IM. Medals were based on total FINA points across all five events and were awarded at the end of the day, per age group.

Caradon’s young swimmers produced 74 personal bests were achieved with five age group medals – one gold and four bronze.

Kate Mugleston, 13, won gold, while Lily McGowan, 16, Isabella Schlussas, 13, Madison Honey, 12, and Aron Holtan, 10, picked up bronze medals.

Mugleston also won the junior girls’ skins race, while there was a third place in the senior boys’ event for Samuel Mills-Shute and  Lily McGowan in the senior girls.

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