Records and medals galore for Bangor Master swimmers

BANGOR Swimming Club was represented by three Masters swimmers at the Ulster Masters Longcourse Championships, held at South Lake Leisure Centre in Craigavon on May 19.

Between them, they won nine gold and four silver medals as well as setting nine Ulster Masters records.

Alan McMullan in the 70-74 age group had a superb meet, winning gold medals in all four events and setting five Ulster records. His first came in the morning session where he won the 200 individual medley with a time of 3:29.06, which included a 50 fly record in the first leg of the race, before adding further golds in the 50 breaststroke (47.05) and 400 freestyle (6:29.10).

Alan finished in the afternoon by winning the 100 freestyle in 1:16.72.

Ashley Morrison, competing in his second gala in the 60-64 age group, took three golds in the 200 individual medley (3:05.98), 50 fly (33.10) and 100 fly (1:17.98); the latter two in Ulster record times. He also finished second in the 50 backstroke in 40.09.

Chris Stewart, competing in the 50-54 age group and in what was his first gala in over 30 years, took two gold, three silver medals and set two Ulster records.

He won the 400 freestyle in 5:24.81 and the gruelling 1500 freestyle in 21:56.04, followed by second place in the 200 freestyle (2:34.42), 50 fly (33.42) and 100 fly (1:19.41). Chris’ two fly swims were both Ulster records.