Fareham Nomads made waves by claiming an incredible 130 medals at the Hampshire Masters County Championships.

The committed team of 24 Masters and Senior Age swimmers raced hard to take home 49 gold medals, 51 silver medals and 30 bronze medals to place second at Mountbatten Leisure Centre, Portsmouth.

Head coach John Molyneaux, who also competed in the 25–29 years category, said: “What an amazing performance from the whole of our Masters team!

“Continuing to go from strength-to-strength the team managed to retain their second place for a consecutive year but more importantly closed the gap between them and Basingstoke considerably.

“From a total of 185 swims there was a staggering 179 top eight finishes and 130 medals in total.

“We had a mixture of swimmers competing for the first time in years having returned to the sport as well as those who are competing on the world stage which was great to see.”

Competition debuts came from Rachel Jepson, Chris Lang, Dan Ross, Sancho Berbers and Josh Zarn, who all competed well.

This was the first year that the Club has been able to field a 200+ years relay team and the team of Jo Corben, Tony Corben, Claire Tagg and Mark Franklin did not disappoint.

Molyneaux added: “There was a superb final leg by Tony in the Freestyle relay and they also won by a clear margin in the Medley relay to secure double gold medals.

“It’s a privilege to see the hard work of all the swimmers pay off and I can’t wait to see what progress they continue to make.

“There was a great sense of camaraderie and everyone supported each other – we were definitely the noisiest club on poolside!”

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