Croxall in action at World Masters

Colne ASC's Philip Croxall
Colne ASC's Philip Croxall
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Colne ASC’s Philip Croxall was one of over 9,300 swimmers at the FINA World Masters Championships 2017 in Budapest, Hungary.

Croxall was competing in the 45 to 49 years age group in the 100m and 200m breaststroke, 200m individual medley and 400m freestyle events.

In the newly-built Duna Arena, he competed in the 100m breaststroke, in which he finished 51st out of 99 in 1:22.73 in the Duna Arena pool B.

Then he took part in the 200m individual medley, where he finished 49th of 79 in 2:43.84 in Hajos pool B.

He took to the water again in Hajos pool A, swimming the 200m breaststroke in a time of 3:06.15 to finish in 40th place of 61.

Finally, he was back in pool B at the Duna Arena where he finished 26th of 45 in the 400m freestyle in a time of 5:11.10.

Croxall said: “I had a fantastic time, the pool complexes were amazing, just a little disappointed that my performances couldn’t match the venues.”