Following on from the World Championhips are the Masters Championships this year held in Budapest.  What makes fascinating reading are the entries!  In the ladies 50m freestyle, there is one entrant (Maurine Kornfeld) in the 95 to 99 yr old age group.  In every 5 year block there are entries with the highest number being in the 50 – 54 yr old age group where there are 123 ladies competing and 109 in both the 45 – 49 and the 40 – 44’s.  However in the Men’s 50 free the entries are staggering 223 in the 50 – 54 yr olds and 207 in the 40 – 44!   So on the subject of Masters Swimmers one of our swimmers back in the 1990’s Simone King (nee White from Matabeleland) is competing in the 100 and 200 Backstroke, the 100 Fly and the 200 and 400 IM.  She is in the 35 to 39 year old age group.  Such respect for swimmers who keep on training and competing proving that swimming is a sport for life.

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