Two veteran British swimmers got medals and Spanish records at last weekend’s National Masters Long Distance Three kilometre championships in Barcelona. It was a meeting to remember for Club Natacion Torrevieja masters competitors Beth Altabas and Vicki Connolly, with cold conditions welcoming them at the outdoor pool at Mataro last Sunday.

Beth struck gold in the 70 to 79 age group which also gave her the Spanish record over three kilometres in the 70 to 74 years category. Vicki then continued in this same manner, winning a silver medal in the 50 to 59 years category and a Spanish record in the 50 to 54 years age category. Both Beth and Vicki also steered Club Natacion Torrevieja to an excellent seventh overall place in the meeting with 37 clubs taking part.