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Schofield Results 2017

posted 22 Nov 2017, 06:17 by Pete Hardy   [ updated 23 Nov 2017, 06:15 ]

psa for full results of both sessions at our home championships. Lots of great swims and many that were very very close. Where the times are the same the judges/referees placement takes precedent.
Well done to all but especially those for whome it was first competition  
Pete Hardy
ps now PB's attached lots of them well done everyone

NERs and Winter Yorkshires 2017

posted 2 Nov 2017, 11:10 by Clive Greenhalgh   [ updated 2 Nov 2017, 11:13 ]


Ben Wright took the gold medal in the gruelling 1500m swim – a PB for Ben, touching in 17.24.77. Congratulations Ben!

Madison Johnson swam 9 events and PB’d in every one! Madison took 4th place in the 100IM with a time of 1.12.29 – amazing job Maddie!

Yorkshire Championships – John Charles, Leeds

The first weekend of the Yorkshire champs saw our younger swimmers compete in a total of 26 events. Well done to Madison, Andrew, Callum, Dzulija, Nicholas, Meagan and Thalia for qualifying for your events! Between the group they totalled 8 top ten places – earning themselves the coveted finalists caps!

Yorkshire Championships – Ponds Forge

Next came the turn of our older swimmers competing in the Yorkshire champs at Ponds Forge. Not wanting to be outdone by the younger members of the club – they put in a great performance! Adam, Millie, Jack, Lois, Amber, Marise, Joseph, Leah, Simon, Ajay, Casey, Chantelle, Harvey, Ben, Tom and Ben Wright made up the powerful Armthorpe contingent. Once again Armthorpe featured prominently in the top 10 positions. Medals went to Harvey – gold in 50 free with a time of 24.72; silver in 100 free in 54.82 and bronze in 50 fly – 27.65! Wow! Millie won silver for 50 breast in a time of 35.14! Fantastic. Well done to all swimmers!

Swim the Distance for Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation 1st-30th November

posted 22 Oct 2017, 12:26 by Pete Hardy

Nicole & Amelia have organised a sponsored swim which will take place during normal training sessions throughout November.

There are 4 distances to aim for: 1 Mile, 5 Miles, 10 Miles, Marathon (26 Miles)

All donations and sponsorship can be made using their JustGiving page www.justgiving.com/armthorpeswimmers 

If you  would like to take part please can you add your name on the list which is on the notice board. 

The girls will be keeping a log of all lengths swam. All you need to do is turn up to training, Swim & Donate.

Oh & also spread the word!!!!

Land Based Training cancellation

posted 12 Oct 2017, 14:40 by Clive Greenhalgh

Due to the studio being unavailable the club is putting on hold the land based training that has been running every fortnight for our older speed swimmers.

This has been a successful and very enjoyable exercise and the club is looking to re-introduce this key element of our training either at another venue or on another night.

Many thanks to Tom for being so professional in your delivery and expertise.


posted 28 Sep 2017, 03:11 by Pete Hardy

As we have a large number of our swimmers who have entered this years METS Championship please note the following regarding training times for that weekend.

Saturday    Pre Speed 1.30 - 2.30 as normal
                    Speed will be one session 2.30 - 4.00

Sunday      Lanes 1 & 2 for both sessions are cancelled
                    Lanes 3 & 4 will be as normal 3.30 - 5.00
Good Luck to those who have entered the METS.


posted 10 Sep 2017, 03:55 by Pete Hardy   [ updated 10 Sep 2017, 04:06 ]

This was the final round of the season and as an experiment we used the pool at Rossington where there is much more space on poolside and more spectator room as well. From my point of view we lost the Armthorpe team atmosphere yesterday which was disappointing and I think this along with the summer break impacted on the quality of a lot of our swims. Scunthorpe and Sheffield both brought very strong teams so it was no surprise that Scunthorpe finished as clear winners. We again managed to maintain our good record of no DQ's so well done for that. In the individual races there were no huge pb's but the best was Mark Hanson reducing his 50m Backstroke pb by 1.97secs. Mark has just recovered from a broken wrist so this was a good time for him. We are now back in full training so lets all get stuck into it - there were a few disappointed swimmers with their times yesterday and there is only one solution - work harder in training.
The final result was:
Armthorpe  118    City of Sheffield  134    Scunthorpe  150     Chapletown  90
I think the final league positions are:
1. Scunthorpe            546
2. Armthorpe            530
3. City of Sheffield    482
4. Chapletown            407
 These will have to be ratified by the league but well done to all swimmers for a successful season.

Change to Training Time

posted 24 Aug 2017, 04:27 by Pete Hardy   [ updated 24 Aug 2017, 04:43 ]

Armthorpe is being used for the practical part of a Level 2 Coaching Course and on 5 Saturdays between September and December. Please note that our training times on the 2nd and 9th September have changed.
Pre Speed as normal 1.30 -2.30 on 2nd September but cancelled on 9th September
Session 2 will now be 3 -4 pm and Session 3 will be 4-5 pm. on both Saturdays
Sessions after the 9th will revert to our normal times. Any queries please get in touch with Pete 

Nationals 2017 - 1st place for Lucy Clarke

posted 16 Aug 2017, 03:21 by Clive Greenhalgh   [ updated 16 Aug 2017, 03:28 ]

The swimming powerhouse that is Armthorpe Swimming Club are proud to highlight those swimmers that have successfully made it to the National Championships for 2017.

They are Simon Kliment,  Tilly Arrand, Hannah Newnham, Chantelle Waugh, Harvey Williamson, Lucy Clarke and Ajay Scott.

To get to this level is fantastic and is down to natural ability and commitment.  Overall there were seven finalists at this level with the pick of the bunch being Lucy Clarke who won the 800m Freestyle by a whopping 8 seconds - I remember Lucy starting out as a young swimmer at Rossington before moving to Armthorpe, she always had a great engine but now you can see that it is finely tuned.  Well done to everyone on your achievement.

Masters at Nottingham

posted 24 Jul 2017, 02:14 by Pete Hardy

Masters at Nottingham

On Saturday 22 July our Masters swimmers Richard, Charlie and Dave competed in the Nottingham Big Swim 5k and did very well. All completed the course and came home with a 2nd, 5th and 6th place in their respective age groups.
Well done to Dad's Army.

Pocklington League Round 4 - Champions Armthorpe

posted 22 Jul 2017, 03:05 by Pete Hardy   [ updated 30 Jul 2017, 12:09 by Clive Greenhalgh ]

On Sunday 16 July the teams met at Edlington for the final round of the year with Armthorpe having won 2 and Adwuck 1 - all to play for. As usual the competition was fierce and very close throughout the afternoon. Our relay teams managed again to get zero flyers which means they have gone through the whole season without any DQ's. They also gained more points in the relay races than previous rounds. Unfortunately, we did have a couple of DQ's for faulty turns which lost us some points but the team rallied round to compensate for them. A very good competent team performance by everyone and it was very pleasing to come out as winners by 4 points at the end of  the afternoon. Well done and congratulations to all who swam both today and in the previous rounds. Times attached.
Result : Adwick - 153    Edlington - 66    Wakefield - 88    Armthorpe - 157 

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