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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 #2 for the Sharks

posted 2 Feb 2018, 14:00 by Clive Greenhalgh   [ updated 2 Feb 2018, 14:04 ]

The Sharks were put through their paces for the second 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 and a medal to the most improved swimmer in each session, (calculated from percentage improvement from the first swim).

The winners were:

Callum T in session 1 and Kennedy in session 2; well done to you both.  Obviously next time it will be tough to hold onto the trophy and there were plenty of kids saying that they would do even better next time.  An excellent effort all round.

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

Next challenge will be on Friday 2nd March.

Challenge Night #1 for Sharks

posted 5 Jan 2018, 13:24 by Clive Greenhalgh   [ updated 2 Feb 2018, 11:56 ]

Friday nights are Shark nights at Armthorpe (followed by Rookies) and we treat these young swimmers in the same way as we do our Speed sections.  We are looking for good technique, commitment and high standards throughout the year.

In the vein we started the year with a test set for both sessions which is the 20-minute challenge, swim as far as you can in 20 minutes.  Our target for session 1 was 20 lengths and for session 2 30 lengths.

As this will be a regular event we will give the swimmer with the biggest improvement each month a trophy as a memento.  The results from the first challenge are as follows:

 Swimmer         Lengths Swimmer Lengths
 Callum T         23 Jack Collins 38
 Jayden T 30 Oscar Ellis 38
 Callum White 27 Ella Coultard 32
 Marcus Moreno 29 Kennedy Matthews 30
 Georgia Lakin 31 Thomas Smith 30
 Rhianna J 27 Nathan Bushrod 28
 Jess Ellis 26 Emily Kirby 26
 Sophie Wilson 26 Josh Snow (arrived late) 16
 Maisie Lissiak 28 Sophie Machin 34
 Ella Polwin 26 Adam Douglas 32
   Kieran Wheater 30
   Abbie Stilborn 30
   Chris Wheater 38
   Patrick Szpak 38

Next challenge will be on Friday 2nd February.

Friday Night Sharks Open Gala

posted 8 Dec 2017, 14:07 by Clive Greenhalgh   [ updated 8 Dec 2017, 14:10 ]

A massive thank you to all the volunteers who helped out at Rossington with the Sharks Open gala - without your help the gala would not have been so successful.

Also many congratulations to the swimmers who swam their hearts out - you were brilliant.

Reports are below.

Christmas Closure

posted 1 Dec 2017, 14:10 by Clive Greenhalgh   [ updated 2 Dec 2017, 03:33 ]

Please note that the Swimming Club will be closed during the Christmas Holidays.
Last Training Session is Wednesday 20 December
First Training Session back is Wednesday 3 January
Friday Swimmers Last Session is 15 December
First Session back is 5 January
Wishing you all a great Christmas

Schofield Results 2017

posted 22 Nov 2017, 06:17 by Pete Hardy   [ updated 5 Dec 2017, 03:53 ]

Swimmers and Officials

Schofields Team 2017
Please see attached 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.

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