On Sunday we held our first Under 12 Trophy Relay Gala against Rossington, South Axholme and Knottingly Swimming Clubs. For many of our swimmers this was their first big gala. There were a few nerves before the start but everyone swam very well. In fact they swam so well that they won every race so a big well done. Also when practising at Armthorpe a lot of emphasis went on "doing the right stroke on set off" and I am very pleased to say nobody did an incorrect stroke. There were too many good swims to give them all here but have a look at the split times on the attachment. In addition, many thanks to all our helpers on the day. All the clubs enjoyed the gala and so it might well become an annual fixture.
Well done to everyone.
The Swimming Club will NOT be open for training on Good Friday 14 April or Easter Sunday 16 April 2017. Training will take place as usual on Saturday 15 April.
On Sunday, 25 of our swimmers entered the John Harrimans and for many this was their first major event. There were many great swims and PB's will be added to this short report very shortly. The results can be seen through the DMASA website. Go to the home page and then click on www.openmeets in the paragraph about the championship.
Natasha Powell hit the wall on butterfly but wanted to continue and managed to grab a medal for backstroke in spite of a lump on her head!!
It was nice to see Thalia Woods back in competition and picking up medals again. Dzulija Karnevska didn't win any medals but came away with four speeding tickets instead. Nicholas Honeybone and Callum Broadhead swam 25 Free in 15.51 and 15.70 - great swims boys. Owen Green who only joined pre speed in November swam out of his skin and won a Bronze for Backstroke and a silver for Frontcrawl much to the delight of the McGarry family. In the afternoon session our 9 year old boys and girls swam with Grace Burton bringing home three medals and two for Vikram Bhadouria. The swimmer who showed the most improvement from the Schofield Championships to the Harrimans was Hayden Siddle who for back/breast and frontcrawl knocked of 17.45 seconds and finished with a massive 16.58 improvement for 50 fly and going home with a medal. Well done to all our swimmers I am sure when the pb list comes out there will be a lot of happy swimmers.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Freshman Georgia Wright (Doncaster, England) won the 1000-yard freestyle, breaking the NCAA Division II record in the process, on the first night of competition at the D2 Festival at the CrossPlex Wednesday evening.
Wright clocked a winning time of 9 minutes, 48.87 seconds, topping the national record set by Southern Connecticut State's Kristen Frost in the process. Teammate Tess Hayward (Elizabethtown, Pa./Elizabethtown) finished fourth in the 1000 with a time of 9:54.83.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Fr., Georgia Wright (Doncaster, England) won her second national championship, picking up her third All-America citation of the meet, as West Chester University's women's swimming & diving team placed eighth at the 2017 NCAA Division II Championships.
Wright, who also won the 1000-yard freestyle to open the meet, closed it with a win in the 1650 free. Her time of 16 minutes, 22.92 beat her seeding time by more than 15 seconds. She finished 13 seconds ahead of her nearest competitor from Grand Valley State.
Excellent work Georgia, we are all proud of you from this side of the pond.
Due to the John Harrimans Championship taking place on Sunday and the number of swimmers and coaches who will be going there the Sunday Training Sessions have been cancelled.
For some of our swimmers it was a busy weekend a Pocklington on Saturday and then an early start at Adwick on Sunday morning. We had 22 swimmers at the meet and they achieved 22 pb's . It was the first meet for some of our younger swimmers and I hope they enjoyed it. Plenty of Speeding Tickets were issued along with many medals. Pick of the swims for me were : William Jinks (9) 15.79 improvement on 100 IM, Elizabeth Ellis (9) 7.35 improvement on 100 IM and Meagan White (10) 5.04 improvement on 100 IM all these swimmers previous pb was in November so congratulations they are BIG pb's. All swimmers times are in the attached file.
Well done to everyone and I guess most of you will be competing in the John Harrimans next week - so good luck.
This was our first team gala of the 2017 season. As usual Armthorpe Leisure Centre was full and expectant. They were not disappointed as this was a very close gala with Adwick and Armthorpe taking it in turns to have their noses in front. We had a few younger swimmers who had not experienced this type of competition before and they handled the pressure very well. With 61 pb's we could not have asked for more effort and there were some really thrilling swims. Meagan White swimming her first 100 Breastroke race never gave up and just won in a great finish. Leah Hague its fair to say has had her training disrupted during the last 6 months went under the 30 second barrier for 50 Free. Elizabeth Ellis in her first gala, swimming up in the 11 year olds knocked 5 seconds off one length Free from her previous pb 11 months ago. I could go on as there really were a lot of great swims but the most pleasing thing was we swam as a team and there were no dq's so a big well done. In the end we won by 3 points but Adwick did have a dq so there is nothing between the two teams. The next round of the pocklington is at Adwick they will come back strong so be prepared. Final score was:
Armthorpe 160 Adwick 157 Wakefield 86 Edlington 70
"Basically she swam at the Pennsylvania state conference meet – PSACS for short.
She swam 1000 yard free and won it and broke the psac record and got an A cut national time
She swam the 500 yard free and again broke the psac record – missed the A cut by 0.55
She swam the mile or 1650 yards or 66 laps and again broke the psac record and got an A cut national time
Then 30 mins after swimming the mile got in again and swam 200 yard backstroke – pbd by 2 seconds and won that too.
She also did the 100 backstroke leg of the 400 medley relay and won that
She also did part of the 800 yard relay and won that
And won most outstanding female swimmer of the meet.
She now goes to Alabama to swim in the division 2 NCAA which is equivalent of our nationals in 3 weeks.
Not bad for her freshman year😉"
Suffice to say everyone at Armthorpe are over the moon for your accomplishments and look forward to congratulating her in person when she next swims for the club.
Below are a number of more detailed write-up from various sources all telling us how brilliant Georgia has been.
As we approach the end of the year it is great to congratulate Nicholas who sits on top of the British rankings for 50 mtrs Breaststroke with a time of 44.33. This was achieved at our licensed Schofield Championships in November.
A BIG well done to Nicholas. We look forward to seeing what you can do in 2017.
Please note that the Swimming Club will be closed during the Christmas Holidays.
Last Training Session is Wednesday 21 December and First Training Session back is Wednesday 4 January 2017.
Friday Swimmers Last Session is Friday 16 December and the First Session Back is Friday 6 January
Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas and New Year.