Sports Listings: This Weekend / Swimming: ASA Winter Championships, Gloucester

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With little time to savour the three gold medals, two silver and three bronzes that Britain won at the World Short-Course Championships in Spain last week, the squad returns to competition in the Amateur Swimming Association's Winter Championships at Gloucester. In fact, Nick Gillingham, the 200 metres breaststroke swimmer who joins Britain's other short-course world champions, Mark Foster and Karen Pickering, at Gloucester, welcomes a busy programme that will keep him sharp for next year's Commonwealth Games and the World Long- Course Championships. The 11 British records that tumbled last weekend and the best medal tally since 1975 point to quality racing at Gloucester.

How to get there: Gloucester Leisure Centre, Bruton Way, is in the town centre, close to railway station. Admission: daily pounds 3 adults, finals only pounds 2. Children under-16 and OAPs half-price. Heats start at 9am daily, with finals at 5.30pm today and tomorrow and 4.30pm on Sunday. (Tel: 0452-306498).

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