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Wilkes and Cranshaw shine in Swim England's Masters Championships

Redditch Editorial 5th Nov, 2018

REDDITCH Swimming Club men’s club captain Paul Wilkes won two golds and one silver medal at the Swim England Masters Short Course Championships at Ponds Forge International Sports Centre in Sheffield.

The three-day competition featured swimmers between the ages of 18 to 80-plus competing to be crowned British champion. All races are contested in five-year age categories and Wilkes was joined by Redditch team-mate Laura Cranshaw in the 30 to 34-year age group.

Wilkes started the weekend in fine style by claiming a gold medal and defending his British title in the 200m butterfly and then repeated this achievement in a close 100m butterfly race.

Wilkes finished the weekend with the 100m breaststroke in which he won a silver medal.

Ladies’ club captain Cranshaw also swam in three races – the 100m individual medley in which she won a hard-fought silver medal, 100m breaststroke and 50m freestyle in which she achieved fourth and seventh places respectively.

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