FIVE swimmers from Stroud Masters enjoyed a successful trip to the Royal Navy Masters Swimming Competition at Millfield School.

The quintet gained a total of 17 medals, with Geoff Twinning first to swim and taking well-deserved golds in both the 400m and 200m freestyle events.

He followed these with a silver in the 100m butterfly.

Youngest member of the team William Lee also gained gold in the 200m freestyle and bronze in the 100m backstroke.

Team captain Mark Partridge produced good swims to win medals in each of his events coming away with two silvers and two bronzes.

In the ladies’ section Jo Green swam four personal-best times to gain two silver and two bronze medals.

Jessica Wooddisse completed the team with one gold and three silver medals and four personal best- times.

Results: G.Twinning: 400 freestyle 1st (4:21.86), 100 fly 2nd (1:02.16), 200 freestyle 1st (2:01.60), W.Lee: 50 breaststroke 9th (39.61), 100 backstroke 3rd (1:17.77), 50 freestyle 15th (30.26), 200 freestyle 1st (2:31.53), 50 backstroke 4th (35.78), M.Partridge: 100 fly 2nd (1:14.43), 50 freestyle 3rd (27.74), 50 fly 2nd (31.09), 100 freestyle 3rd (1:02.71), J.Green: 100 IM 3rd (1:25.97), 50 freestyle 3rd (33.02), 50 fly 2nd (37.91), 100 freestyle 2nd (1:13.03), J.Wooddisse: 100 fly 2nd (1:14.13), 50 freestyle 2nd (32.36), 100 breaststroke 2nd (1:31.31), 100 freestyle 1st (1:09.16).

Earlier, in March Mark Partridge travelled to compete at the Bracknell Masters Open Meet.

He proved that being the sole representative for Stroud Masters was no barrier to success winning 2 gold medals and a bronze in his age group.

Results: M.Partridge: 100 IM 1st (1:11.12), 100 breaststroke 1st (1:17.58), 50 freestyle 3rd (28.07).