Andrew Wilkie - Sussex Master's Champion
7th October 2017
Andrew Wilkie, one of the Junior squad coaches, enjoyed a successful weekend at the Sussex Masters Championship at the Triangle, Burgess Hill last month, picking up two gold medals in the 100 freestyle and 100 butterfly.
Masters swimming is for people aged 18 and over, and competitions are divided into 5 year age-group brackets. This year's competition included swimmers in their 70s and 80s, and several competitors with disabilities. They are fantastic events, incredibly inspiring, and striking just the right balance between competition and enjoyment.
Andrew's golds came in the 40-44 years age group. He won the 100 freestyle, knocking half a second off his PB by coming home in 1.01.47. He won the 100 fly in 1.10.91.
For more information about Masters swimming, visit http://www.swimming.org/