MORRIS Dick travelled to Budapest for the World Masters Swimming Championship and competed in the same pool as Adam Peaty.

The 75-year-old may not have broken any world records, but he did end leaving the event with a medal, after finishing sixth in the 200 metres breaststroke final, which was won by by former Olympic bronze medalist America Mike Freshley.

The Basingstoke swimmer was more than delighted with his performance in the 75 to 79 category as he finished in a time of 3mins 50,58sec - ranking number one in Britain.

Dick said: “I was struck out in lane zero and was expected to do nothing, as my time put me last out of the swimmers in the final.

“I thought I am here now, so lets see what I can do and just put my head down and swam.

“ I was delighted to see the union jack next to my name in sixth place, which was the last medal place and so I got the chance to stand on the podium which was great.”

The swimmer added: “I only entered the event at the last moment as I decided to go on holiday to Budapest with the my partner, who had never been there before.”

“The World Championships was the highest standard I have ever swam at and the 50m pool was spectacular. I loved competing in the same pool as Adam Peaty.

This was the final meeting for the Basingstoke swimmer this season.

There is no World Championships next year as it takes place every two years, instead he may compete in the European Championships which take place in Slovenia.

Due to illness, Dick missed out on the British Championships, but will be back next year.