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Doncaster Invitation Cup

posted 16 Apr 2018, 02:13 by Pete Hardy   [ updated 16 Apr 2018, 06:41 ]

This was the first gala of its kind at Armthorpe. Our opponents were Knottingley who were overwhelmed by a very strong team performance from Armthorpe who ran out winners 71 points to 37. This was the first competitive gala for some of our swimmers who performed very well. For me the most outstanding swims of the afternoon were Sam Honeybones 30.85 for 50 Free and Ben Stilborns 25 Free of 16.75 and 50 Free 37.41. Well done to both of you. I am sure that there will be many pb's so keep an eye open on the notice board or this website to see how you did. The draw for the semi finals will take place shortly which will be a much tougher competition. Anyway, for now well done to all the swimmers and parents who helped run the gala. Incidently, many of the parents were doing jobs they had never done before but you wouldn't have noticed.
  

Armthorpe Swimmer Gets Commonwealth Silver

posted 6 Apr 2018, 15:08 by Pete Hardy

Jarvis Parkinson, who began his swimming career as an 8 year old at Armthorpe, has claimed his first medal of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games on his debut, as he helped Team England to silver in the men’s 4x100m freestyle relay.
Jarvis swam an excellent third leg setting up for James Guy to bring the quartet home in second place behind hosts Australia. The team also featured David Cumberlidge & Ben Proud.

Congratulations Jarvis!!!

Benjamin Proud and Jarvis Parkinson Photos - 1 of 1


CHANGE OF GALA DATE

posted 22 Mar 2018, 04:21 by Pete Hardy

Hi All, please note that the gala against Knottingly  on 8 April has now been moved to Sunday 15 April. Warm Up time is as before 2pm. Normal training will therefore be on the 8th but cancelled for the 15th.
Pete

BML Gala 18 March 2018

posted 19 Mar 2018, 12:11 by Pete Hardy   [ updated 20 Mar 2018, 05:22 ]

On Sunday we all got up to see that we had snow in the night. During the morning I had many enquiries - is it still on??  Yes it was and what a good gala it turned out to be. The other clubs in our division Barnsley. Wakefield and City of Sheffield all managed to get to Armthorpe for an exciting afternoons swimming. There were lots of great swims on display in front of a packed poolside which was noisy and supportive all afternoon but when we got to the cannon at the end of the gala the noise was truly impressive so many thanks to parents and swimmers who created such a good atmosphere. As this was round 1 of the year some of the younger swimmers were experiencing the excitement of competitive swimming for the first time outside the club environment. They all did extremely well. There were many great swims from everyone and lots come into mind as I am writing this now, Maddie Johnsons fightback in the girls relay, Aaron Cocker and Thomas Barley's first big gala and at the other end of the spectrum Christian Siminon our French Masters swimmer in the open boys team, and Eleanor Lakin swimming her own age group and breastroke in the Open category and coming away with a win and a pb. There were lots and lots of great swims and I was very pleased with the teams performance against clubs who are much bigger than ourselves. In the end we finished second to Barnsley a position I would have been absolutely delighted with before we started. So, its a great start to the season lets keep it up.
Result ; Barnsley   -    142        Armthorpe   -   137      Wakefield   -   111     City of Sheffield   -   91  
** PBs just added  77 of them wich is really outstanding
Swimmers times are attached

Newly qualified teachers

posted 18 Mar 2018, 04:51 by Clive Greenhalgh   [ updated 18 Mar 2018, 12:25 ]

The club would like to congratulate Millie Colbear and Joe Greenhalgh on passing their level 1 teaching qualification.
They are vital members of the Friday night team and have contributed to its success.

BML Gala 08/03/2018

posted 18 Mar 2018, 03:10 by Pete Hardy

Todays gala is still on.
Pete

Training Cancelled Wednesday 28 February 2018

posted 28 Feb 2018, 02:16 by Pete Hardy

Due to the very snowy conditions and the forecast of more snow to come tonights training sessions have been cancelled.
Pete Hardy

Kingfishers at BML Individual Championships 2018

posted 10 Feb 2018, 13:07 by Clive Greenhalgh

First gala of the year for the Armthorpe squad swimmers and we achieved a good turn out, personal best galore and medals.

The swimmers at the event were:

Grace Burton
Daisy Hill
Oliver Dawson
Hadyn Siddle
Tom Harris
Meaghan White
Megan Wood
Isabelle Child
Nicole Stilborn
Lottie McCay
Eleanor Lakin
Amelia Scanlan
Andrew Garbutt
Seth Brooke

Results and PBs from this events will follow shortly but the news from the coaches on poolside was that our swimmers swam like heroes.

Kingfishers at the Winter Yorkshires 2018

posted 10 Feb 2018, 12:14 by Clive Greenhalgh

Armthorpe swimmers had another successful Yorkshire Event at the John Charles Centre on 3rd February.

We had 11 swimmers at the event:

Adam Akram - 2 events and 2 finals including a 2nd place
Callum Broadhead - 5 events, 4 finals including a 2nd place
Marise Garbutt - 3 events and 3 finals
Nicholas Honeybone - 3 events, 2 finals including a 1st place
Madison Johnson - 4 events, 3 finals
Dzulia Karnevska - 3 events
Hannah Newnham - 5 events, 5 finals including a 3rd place
Ajay Scott - 4 events and 1 final
Casey Waugh - 4 events
Chantelle Waugh - 3 events and 3 finals
Ben Wright - 3 events, 3 finals including 2 3rd places

Brilliant swimming guys - more to come throughout the year I am sure.

For more details visit Dartes website

20 minute challenge #3

posted 2 Feb 2018, 14:00 by Clive Greenhalgh   [ updated 3 Mar 2018, 06:16 ]

The Sharks were put through their paces for the third time tonight with the target of improving from their previous swim.

Our target for the first session was for everyone to swim at least 20 lengths in 20 minutes and for the second second we were aiming for at least 25 lengths in 20 minutes.

We awarded a trophy to the most improved swimmer in each session, (calculated from percentage improvement from the first or second swim - whichever was the furthest).

What we offer as a sports club is an opportunity for the swimmers to push themselves and get a sense of achievement - this is something that not all schools offer in their sports lessons and as we know life is competitive so giving our kids an opportunity to show their grit will stand them in good stead.

The winners were:

Ava M in session 1 and Thomas in session 2; well done to you both.  We will take a break from this activity for a couple of months and set the swimmers new challenges in the coming months - watch this space.  Once again this was an excellent effort all round.

The club also took the opportunity to present each of the swimmers with a club cap because they have worked hard in training and feeling part of the club for these swimmers is as important to them as it is to us.

 Swimmer        05/01/18 02/02/18 % Improv 02/03/18 % Improv Swimmer05/01/18 02/02/18 % Improv 02/03/18 % Improv
 Callum T         23 3030%   28   0% Jack C 38 40 5% 40 0%
 Jayden T 30 31 3% 28 0% Oscar E 38 -   
 Callum W 27 30 11% 27 0% Ella C 32 34 6% 34 0%
 Marcus M 29 29 0% 32 10% Kennedy M 30 36 20% 36 0%
 Georgia L 31 32 3% 32 0% Thomas S 30 30 0% 33 10%
 Rhianna J 27 29 7% 27 0% Nathan B 28 28 0% 30 7%
 Jess E 26 26 0% 30 15% Emily K 26 30 13%  
 Sophie W 26 31 19% 34 10% Josh S  24  22 0%
 Maisie L 28 32 14% 34 6% Sophie M 34 31 0%  
 Ella P 26 29 12%   Adam D 32 31 0% 32 3%
 Isobel  26 - 28 8% Kieran W 30 33 10% 34 3%
 Ava M  22 - 27 23% Abbie S 30 33 10% 30 0%
 Victoria  23 - 26 13% Chris W 38 39 3% 40 2%
 Sam  24 - 26 8% Patryk S 38 39 3% 39 0%
 Hannah  24 -   Rebecca  34   
 Liam  27 - 28 4% Eksahang  34   
 Aaron  34 -   Ben S  39   
 Charlotte  28 -   Matthew D  34  30 0%
 Holly  28 - 30 7% Ben F  34   
 Scarlett  28 -   Liliana  36  38 6%
 Lucie  28 -   Matthew F  37   
 Ella S - -  30  Molly  35   
 Florence Y    22       
 Florence    26       
 Lucas    20       
 Aoife    24       
 Ava    23       


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