The London Classic Swim Serpentine
Congratulation to Matt and Steve from Masters Squad who swam in the Swim Serpentine 2 mile event at the weekend; one of the three London Classics events. With the temperature at a cold 15C and a land start, so no acclimatisation, the boys raced twice around the London 2012 Olympic course in Hyde Park. Thankfully nice warm hot tubs were laid on for swimmers to warm up afterwards; and as one lady was actually blue coloured in the face, they were a welcome treat. Matt won his age group from 190 swimmers in 40 minutes 12 seconds. Steve was 2nd in his age group from 278 swimmers in 46 minutes 23 seconds. From the 937 male entries of all ages, Matt was second by just 6 six seconds and Steve was 14th. Steve also caught a Well Done tweet from TeamGB Olympic Silver Medallist and double World Champion Keri-Anne Payne.