Dave and Wendy scale the heights at K2 Masters

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Eastbourne Swimming Club’s Masters took a nine strong team to Crawley’s K2 to compete in the South East Region Long Course Championships.

The Eastbourne team was slightly smaller than usual but the event was well attended with swimmers from all over the country, as well as Europe.

Carrying on recent great form every member of the Eastbourne team won at least one medal.

Leading the way, and as usual showing the others in his age group just how it’s done, was Dave Cumming, with a win in two of the toughest events run over the weekend, the 200m Fly and the 400m IM. He also tried his hand at one of the shortest events, demonstrating versatility with a silver in the 50 Fly.

Close on his heels was Wendy Pritchard (pictured) with wins in her age group in the 50m Fly and 50m Backstroke, swimming in a heat against a previous Olympic swimmer. Sarah Knapman and Ian Woodward picked up a gold and silver each, with medals also for Gary Brickley, Melissa Wright, Greg Knapman, Jim Brent and Janet Jefferies.

The total tally was six gold, eight silvers and three bronze medals.