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Titles delight for swimmers

PUBLISHED: 15:54 04 June 2010 | UPDATED: 09:46 01 August 2010

Halesworth swimmer Neil Howell and former Halesworth resident, Debbie Matless, competed in the Norfolk Open Masters Championships last week at the UEA Sportspark, Norwich.

Halesworth swimmer Neil Howell and former Halesworth resident, Debbie Matless, competed in the Norfolk Open Masters Championships last week at the UEA Sportspark, Norwich.

The championships incorporated the Norfolk Closed events. Competitors were therefore competing for two titles in each event if they were affiliated to a Norfolk club.

In a repeat of last year's results, Howell won both the Open and Closed titles in the 50m freestyle, 50m breaststroke and 50m backstroke.

Debbie Matless, who started her swimming career with Halesworth Dolphins in the now closed Halesworth pool, added four titles to her name, making a total of 10 championships between the two swimmers. She won the Open and Closed titles in the 50m freestyle and 50m butterfly very convincingly.

Both swimmers were competing in their age groups, with Howell representing East Anglian Swallow Tails and Matless the UEA, Norwich.

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