Colne swimmer Karen impresses at the World Masters

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COLNE ASC’s Karen Driver was in action at the 14th FINA World Masters Championships in the Adriatic resort of Riccione, Italy.

There were over 10,000 competitors taking part in the various disciplines of swimming, water polo, diving, synchronised swimming and open water swimming.

Karen was competing for Great Britain in the 40 to 44 years age group, and in her first event , the 800m Freestyle, she finished seventh out of 76, though she was disappointed with her time of 10 minutes 19.16 seconds.

Later, in the 200m Freestyle, she finished 15th out of 99 with a time of 2 minutes 28.26 seconds.

In her final event, Karen raced in the 400m Freestyle and finished sixth out of 62 with a time of 4 minutes 59.06 seconds, a new long course personal best.

• COLNE ASC recently hosted teams from Preston, Leyland and Wigan when they held their fixture in the Micro League at the Pendle Leisure Centre.

In what proved to an exciting gala, all four teams achieved victories throughout the course of the afternoon.

After 36 of the 49 races, there were only 12 points separating the four teams, but in the end it was Leyland B who won the gala with 129 points, from Wigan on 121 points.

Colne trailed in third on 102 points with Preston B a point further back on 101 points.

During the course of the afternoon, the Colne girls achieved nine personal bests between them and the boys managed four personal bests.

Colne’s next and last fixture is on Sunday, July 8th at the Palatine Leisure Centre in Blackpool.

They will be competing against teams from Blackpool, Clitheroe and Leyland.