The Club Natacion Torrevieja Masters swimmers returned last week from the National Championships in Zaragoza with a bumper crop of a dozen medals for their efforts over the four day meeting, which The Courier got the first details of in last week’s edition. Combined with the championships, some new awards were presented to swimmers winning first place in their age categories as a result of this years “1st Circuito Nacional Isostar Octatlon Open masters”.
The award acknowledges the achievements of swimmers throughout the year’s competitions putting together the swimmer’s eight best times in different races across the year, and that meant Torrevieja’s Beth Altabas(pictured on the extreme left) took first place in the 70+ category and a tremendous second in the overall national “Supermasters” competition. She was showered with gifts from the sponsors, Isostar, and also took five gold medals in each of the races she swam in over the weekend in Zaragoza! Paul Matthews and Vicki Connolly bumped the medal haul whilst other team members, Rafael Bordes Alonso, Yuriy Lymar and Joshua Lorente Imbernon all had good swims in their events with new personal bests in many of their races. Club Natacion Torrevieja was placed 53rd out of the 126 participating clubs, which was a fine result for such a small team.