Holditch on form at national championships

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Sue Holditch was in top form to lead a host of Stowmarket Swimming Club members to a medal haul at the British ASA National Masters Championships in Sheffield.

Competing in the ladies 70-74 years category, she won an impressive five bronze medals in the 100-metre individual medley (IM), 100m breaststroke, 50m breaststroke, 50m front crawl and 100m front crawl, while also coming fifth in the 50m backstroke.

Andy Wright narrowly missed a bronze in the 55-59 years 200m backstroke and had to settle for a second fourth place in the 400m IM.

He also came fifth in the 100m back, sixth in the 200m butterfly and seventh in the 200m breast.

Medal prospect Dale Barker had a miserable weekend suffering badly with a heavy cold.

He still managed fifth in the 50-54 years 1,500m and sixth in the 400m front crawl.

Kim Lynch, swimming in her second competition this month after 20 years away from swimming, improved by a massive five seconds in the 55-59 years 100m front crawl.

She also came seventh in the 50m fly and 10th in the 50m front crawl.

Peter Lynch, in the 50-54 years category, put in a couple of polished displays, picking up 13th in the 400m front crawl and 29th in the very competitive 50m front crawl event.