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FINA 2009 World Championships Swimming - Day 3 Morning Session

David Davies took five seconds off the 800m Freestyle British record as the British Gas swimming team secured one final and three semi-final places after strong performances through the heat session. Davies took to heat four alongside Italian Federico Colbertaldo and Robert Hurley (Australia) and was looking to post a quick time to reach the final next day.

The Olympic silver medallist dominated the first half of his race but as the race entered the final 400m Colbertaldo began to close in on the British Gas swimmer. Davies showed his strength in the final 100m as he touched in a time of 7:45.89 to knock five seconds off his own British record time and qualified in fourth place for the final.

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West of England

Senior County Swimming Co-ordinator Jennifer Reid is now in post and can be contacted at jennifer.reid@swimming.org

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West of England Sport Trust Networking Day

Tuesday 7 July 2009 (9.15am to 4.15pm) - Bath Racecourse, Lansdown, Bath

The conference is aimed at those partners who work within the West of England, including those from Unitary Authorities, School Sport Partnerships, National Governing Bodies, Higher / Further Education, Health Authorities and Leisure providers.

Following the successful Networking day in 2008 and the Professional Network conference held at Bailbrook in January 2009, a further Networking Day is being held which aims to provide you with the opportunity to network with partners and agencies from across the West of England. You will have the opportunity to hear about local projects and tools that will help with your own organisations strategies and business plans.