Edinburgh Foursome Clocks Scottish Relay Record At North Sea


Day 3 Highlights

This year’s edition of the North Sea Swim Meet wrapped up with a new Scottish National Record in the women’s 4x100m freestyle relay by a squad visiting from Edinburgh.

The combination of Tain Bruce, Sophie Smith, Rachel Masson, and Lucy Hope collectively clocked a winning effort of 3:38.60, a mark that beats the previous Scottish national standard of 3:39.06 that’s been on the books since December of 2016.

Splits for the new record holders include 55.25 from Bruce, 54.60 from Smith, 55.45 from Masson and 53.20 from Hope to top the podium and get under the 3:39 mark.

Hope went on to win the women’s individual 200m free event here in Stavanger in a time of 1:56.41. That outing sits about a second outside the Edinburgh swimmer’s lifetime best of 1:55.56 notched at the 2017 BUCS Championships.

Swiss swimmer Maria Ugolkova topped the women’s 100m fly field, stopping the clock in a speedy 57.20 for the win. That outing helped her earn ‘best female’ of the meet, with her time knocking .46 off of her own national record of 57.46 put on the books 3 years ago.

Arjan Knipping of the Netherlands got his hand on the wall first in the men’s 400m IM, earning gold in a time of 4:12.00. His teammate, Rosey Metzclocked a time of 30.72 to take the women’s 50m breast.

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Retta Race

After 16 years at a Fortune 1000 financial company, long-time swimmer Retta Race decided to change lanes and pursue her sporting passion. She currently is Coach for the Northern KY Swordfish Masters, a team she started up in December 2013, while also offering private coaching. Retta is also an MBA …

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