Swimming: Moore in the medals at National Masters

Bill Moore
Bill Moore

MASTERS swimmer Bill Moore is on his way to picking up the Yorkshire Swimmer of the Year trophy after another impressive performance in the pool.

The 75 year-old from Stanley won three golds and three silvers at the National Masters Championships, held at Sheffield’s Ponds Forge, and narrowly missed out on setting a new British record.

Moore was peerless in the breaststroke events, winning golds in the 50m, 100m and 200m, while silver medals were to follow in the 100m individual medley, 400m freestyle and 800m freestyle.

The much-coveted 50m breaststroke British age group record eluded Moore by only 0.4s but the Stanley swimmer, who competes for East Leeds, was delighted with his display, saying: “I am really pleased with how it went. It was a great meet and I swam brilliantly.”

The three-day competition was the final event in the calendar in which results count towards the Yorkshire Swimmer of the Year accolade.

Moore’s performance has put him in a strong position to reclaim the award he has won five times before but which has eluded him since 2009.

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