MAY 2016

Arena European Masters Championships, London

Justine Doody, Diane Asbury and Lionel Spittle headed off to the ARENA EUROPEAN MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIPS in May at the iconic London Aquatics Centre, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

It was the first time in 25 years that this event had been staged in the UK and the atmosphere was fantastic, with over 10,000 swimmers competing from across 48 nations.

Diane and Lionel were first to swim in the 800m Freestyle. Both found this a particularly challenging swim, but competed well and came back in a reasonable placing in their respective age group. Di was pleased with a new Long Course PB.

The following day saw them both in the 200m Freestyle. Again, both swam well and Diane came back with another Long Course PB.

Justine then competed in 3 events, 100m and 200m Breaststroke and 100m Freestyle. Particularly pleased with the latter 2, she came home with a Long Course PB in the 100m Free and very close to current PB on the 200m Breast.

Results :European Masters May 2016

Justine Doody

100m Breast – 43rd in Europe, 13th British woman

100m Free – 57th in Europe, 22nd British woman

200m Breast – 30th in Europe, 6th British woman


Diane Asbury

800m Free – 44th in Europe, 16th British woman

200m Free – 51st in Europe, 23rd British woman


Lionel Spittle

800m Free – 21st in Europe, 4th British man

200m Free – 38th in Europe, 12th British man