SALISBURY swimming duo Phil Muspratt and Rob Langan, recently competed in the 2017 British Masters Championships.

With the World Championships on the horizon in Budapest in August, this meet posed an ideal final preparation meet before their final block of training heading into the seasons show piece in Hungary.

Langan placed fourth in the 100m backstroke and sixth in the 50m. With dual registration he was able to compete for the City of Southampton team in the men’s 4 X 50m freestyle relay where he picked up a much deserved silver medal.

Not content with that he grabbed a bronze medal in the 200m backstroke on his final day of competition to claim some individual honours.

Langan said following the competition: “I am delighted with my results, I haven’t swam to my best but I see this as a positive; I know what to work on and I have eight weeks to improve.”

Muspratt went in five individual events, his main events the 100 and 50m freestyle as well as the 200m freestyle, 100 and 50m backstroke.

This meet was his first major meet since returning from the World Masters Games in New Zealand in April.

He claimed a bronze medal in each of the 200m freestyle, 100 and 50m backstroke.

His final two events were his all important 100m and 50m freestyle where he upped his game and took gold in the 50m freestyle with his third season’s best time of the meet, and also took gold in the 100m discipline claiming his second British title and gold.

He said after the meet: “I am delighted to be British Champion again and to be feeling that I’m edging back to some sort of form. I have around eight weeks until the World Championships in Budapest and I aim to make big improvements. I can’t wait to get back in the pool and get training.”