Henry and Kula-Przezwanksi win multiple titles at National Masters Championships


DARTMOOR Darts’ Matthew Henry and Caradon’s Helen Kula-Przezwanksi both won multiple titles at the Swim England National Masters Championships in Sheffield.

There was also a title for Plymouth Leander’s Sonny Trigg and for recent club colleagues Honey Osrin and Maise Elliott, who have just moved to study and train at Loughborough University.

Henry starred in the 30-34 years’ age group. He ended the short course event at Ponds Forge with four golds and one silver medal.

He triumphed in the 100m freestyle (51.03), 100m butterfly (55.06), 200m freestyle (1:51.86), 50m butterfly (24.70) and came second in the 50m freestyle (23.46).

Kula-Przezwanksi, who also runs for Tavistock AC, returned home with three golds, one silver and one bronze from the 60-64 years’ category.

She took victory the 50m backstroke (37.80), 200m backstroke (2:55.40) and 200m IM (2:59.61), came second in the 100m freestyle (1:10.96) and claimed bronze in the 200m freestyle (2:38.27).

Trigg won the men’s 25-29 years’ 200m freestyle in 1:58.45. He also came fifth in the 100m IM, sixth in the 50m freestyle and 50m butterfly and eighth in the 100m backstroke.

Leander team-mate Charles Kershaw just missed out on a medal in the senior (18-24) 200m IM with a 2:04.24 swim. He was also fifth in the 100m IM (58.10) and claimed top 10 places in a strong age group in the 50m backstroke and 100m breaststroke.

There was a bronze medal for Dartmoor Darts’ Thomas Howe in the 30-34 years’ 50m backstroke (28.04). He also came fourth in the 50m breaststroke and fifth in the 50m butterfly.

Great Britain junior star Osrin, 18, won the senior women’s 200m backstroke in 2:11.24. She also took silver in the 100m IM (1:04.21) and came fourth in the 50m and 100m backstroke events.

Elliott triumphed in the senior women’s 50m butterfly (28.21) and also claimed silver in the 100m butterfly (1:01.50).

Caradon’s Paul Hatton just missed out on the medals in the 50-54 years’ category, but did finish in the top seven in all his events – 1,500m, 800m, 400m and 200m freestyle.

Meanwhile, Ben Proud has been named in Great Britain’s squad for the World Short Course Championships in Abu Dhabi this December.

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