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The Masters National Open Water Swimming Championships 2017 took place today at Rother Valley Country Park. Part of the Swim England National Open Water Festival, the competition kicked off with the 1.5km race.
Split into four waves, almost 79 competitors aged between 18-years-old and 84-years-old took part
Stewart Moore and Kimberley Bell were the fastest men and women overall. Both from Manchester Triathlon Club and swimming in the 25-29yrs age group, they finished in 18:02 and 19:22 respectively.
“It was easy to sight and it was pretty calm so it was good for fast racing. I got away at about the first buoy and I just kept checking behind. The swim is my strength in the Triathlon so it is good to be able to take advantage of that.”
“It was really good fun. It was a bit cold when you got in, but wearing a wetsuit it was fine.