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Summer 2018 Closure

posted 5 Aug 2018, 02:30 by Clive Greenhalgh

The volunteers at the club are taking a well earned rest for the summer.

The last session was Friday 3rd August and the first session back will be SUNDAY 19th AUGUST.

Enjoy your time off and be prepared to come back to a nice big programme of swimming :)

Pocklington Gala at Gainsborough - PB's added

posted 16 Jul 2018, 02:53 by Pete Hardy   [ updated 26 Jul 2018, 06:03 ]

On a very hot Saturday evening on 14 July we had the first of two Pocklington galas unfortunately, two clubs dropped out leaving Adwick, South Axholme and Armthorpe. First thing to say is thanks to the DARTES swimmers who were at a weekend meet at Sheffield and broke into it to make the dash to Gainsborough for the gala. We had a few swimmers who were swimming in their first Pocklington and many swimmers who were swimming up an age group or swimming strokes they don't normally do. There were many great swims some were fast like the Open Boys Freestyle team where 3 of them swam their 50 in 25 seconds and other swims were just brave swims such as Freya's 100 Butterfly. The great thing about this gala and all our galas this year has been the fantastic team spirit and support from parents - for me this is what its all about. Needless to say there were many pb's and the times are up on the Notice Board at Armthorpe and as an attachment to this report. The final Pocklington is to be held at Adwick on 13 October so please get into your diaries. This year the trophy will be decided by the club with the most accumulated points and Adwick will most certainly put up a strong team at home. The result on Saturday was:        Adwick     146        South Axholme    118        Armthorpe    164
A great result so a big well done to ALL swimmers.  32 PBs 

Doncaster Invitation Cup Semi Final at Scunthorpe - PB's added

posted 8 Jul 2018, 02:22 by Pete Hardy   [ updated 26 Jul 2018, 06:08 ]

Saturday 7 July at Riddings Pool Scunthorpe on a very hot day. The swimming was just as hot as the weather outside. Armthorpe got ahead by 8 points up to the halfway stage but then Scunthorpe pulled the contest back as the slightly longer events kicked in. By the last race there was one point in it and we had to win it to win the gala and go to the final against Adwick. Ben Wright led off and gave us a great start on backstroke, Eleanor followed with a good breastroke leg against a very fast Scunthorpe swimmer and then Lois just about held the margin on fly leaving Sam with the 50 free against a very quick Scunthorpe swimmer the atmosphere was tremendous as he held on and we won the race and the gala. Lots of great swims and good team spirit which was very pleasing. We had some new officials from Armthorpe so my thanks to them and the support from our parents was tremendous as Sam touched in the last race they all stood up as one and cheered. It might have been England scoring a goal!! A bonus was getting back in time to see the second half of the match.
Today made me very proud of Armthorpe - the swimmers, the poolside officials and team managers and of course the parents for their support.
Times are attached      Team A - 40 PB's    Team B - 51 PB's  When you get a set of PB's like that its worth putting 2 lanes in gala.

Final BML Gala at Stocksbridge - PB's added plus final league positions

posted 25 Jun 2018, 02:31 by Pete Hardy   [ updated 26 Jul 2018, 06:10 ]

What a day Sunday 24 June was!!! England win 6-1, England cricketers whitewash the Aussies, the Rugby players beat South Africa and Armthorpe Swimming Club put in a brilliant performance on the final BML to finish 2nd on the day and 2nd in the Division for the year. 
Because of so much going on team selection was a bit of a problem but everyone who swam was magnificent. We had two "old guys" Richard Ellis and Adam Burton who bravely stepped into the Open Mens team and both did sub 30 seconds for 50 Free and got applauded onto the bus at the end. We might have been a bit slower on takeovers but we didn't get any dq's so well done everyone. This definitely helped our points situation. For example the 10 year old boys relay teams came 4th but two of the other teams got dq'd in both relays which gave us 6 points instead of 2. Lois had to do 8 swims with Amber being injured and did them without complaint - thanks Lois. Eleanor  did 2 X 50 mtr breastroke back to back races with only the boys event in between, no wonder she was breathing hard after the second one. These were only a couple of examples of the TEAM attitude that was very visible on the day. Lots of great swims that were close but everyone finished strong - maximum effort really was the order of the day and all swimmers did us proud. Do not underestimate how good second place is in this division where the other three teams are City/Town  clubs and Armthorpe definately punched above their weight.
Gala points score was:  City of Sheffield  107    Wakefield  114    Armthorpe  126    Barnsley  137                    Tines are below and I will add the PBs when I get them
Well done I am proud of you all.    34 PB's

Friday Night 20 minute challenge # 4 - 08/06/2018

posted 9 Jun 2018, 05:24 by Clive Greenhalgh

The fourth 20 minute challenge for our Sharks was another fantastic success.  The swimmers are really pushing themselves and we are seeing over 30 lengths in the first session and over 40 lengths in the second session; this is well in advance of the targets that I had set them before the start of the year - well done to all the swimmers.

The winners of the most improved swimmers on the night are: Hannah Farid from the first session and Maisie Lissiak in the second session - excellent job girls.

We have at least two more of these events scheduled for the year so keep putting in the effort and the trophy may be yours.

The full results are attached below.


3rd Friday night Gala

posted 12 May 2018, 04:12 by Clive Greenhalgh

Just a month since Jarvis Parkinson secured two silvers at the Commonwealth Games our latest batch of young swimmers competed in the third Friday night gala which is an event we run with Rossington swimming club.  This is a friendly event which still provides our young athletes with an opportunity to compete against their peers, to potentially win medals and get personal bests.

There was medals for the first three in each age group and competition medals for those who weren't lucky enough to win a medal this time (note to self - order the correct number of competition medals next time!)

It was a brilliant night, and when you consider this was the first time some of the swimmers had competed in an open event they did brilliantly.

Both clubs would like to thank the parents and friends for their patience as the event did take a little longer than expected - we didn't know how long the mystery event, the old English backstroke, would take and as always the medal ceremony does take a little time, but I think it is worth recognising the efforts of the medal winners as it is important to give them the praise they are due.

Thanks must also go to all our volunteers from the two clubs, this is why we give our time freely and these starter events give the swimmers a taste of what is to come in their swimming careers.  The Armthorpe crew was: Leah, Alison, Michele, Millie, Joe, Kirsty, Amelia, Eleanor, Azriel, Marise, Ian, Derek, Pete, Maureen, Sue, Nicole, Melissa, Lizzy, Ian, Sarah

The results are listed below and will be posted on the notice board.

EVENT 1 MIXED 25M FREE

Age Group - 8 and Under

 

Boys

1           Adam R                                      (8)        Rossington              20:81

2           Marcus M                                    (8)        Armthorpe               22:28

3           Archie A                                      (7)        Rossington              25:47

4           Oliver H                                      (8)        Rossington              26:86

5           Logan S                                      (8)        Rossington              27:55

6           Max S                                         (8)        Rossington              28:86

7           Owen W                                      (7)        Armthorpe               34:00

8           Thomas S                                    (8)        Rossington              35:08

 Girls

1          Ava B                                         (8)        Armthorpe               22:53

2          Grace B                                      (8)        Rossington              23:71

3          Emily W                                      (8)        Rossington              24:85

4           Lucie S                                       (8)        Armthorpe               26:59

5           Ruby W                                       (8)        Rossington              27:85

6           Florence Y                                   (8)        Armthorpe               28:48

7           Ellie P                                         (8)        Rossington              28:71

8           Lucia M                                       (6)        Rossington              30:36

9           Frankie E                                     (6)        Rossington              31:44

10         Bella C                                        (8)        Rossington              33:11

 

Age Group - 9 YRS

Boys

 1           Liam J                                        (9)        Armthorpe               20:95

2           Jack M                                        (9)        Rossington              22:90

3           Vladislavs A                                  (9)        Armthorpe               23:28

4           Lloyd P                                       (9)        Rossington              23:47

5           Utku U                                        (9)        Armthorpe               24:98

6           Oliver B                                       (9)        Rossington              31:20

 Girls

1           Jessica E                                     (9)        Rossington              20:47

2          Rosa-Mae C                                 (9)        Rossington              21:60

3          Hannah F                                    (9)        Armthorpe               21:70

4          Lerija A                                       (9)        Rossington              22:86

5          Evie H                                        (9)        Rossington              22:98

6          Erin M                                        (9)        Rossington              23:24

7           Hannah F                                    (9)        Rossington              25:51

8          Grace C                                      (9)        Armthorpe               26:66

9          Ruby G                                       (9)        Rossington              27:09

10         Aoife M                                       (9)        Armthorpe               27:12

11         Ava M                                         (9)        Armthorpe               27:57

12         Jessica H                                     (9)        Armthorpe               28:84

Age Group - 10 YRS

Boys

1           Ryan B                                       (10)       Rossington              19:07

2           Dylan G                                      (10)       Rossington              19:47

3           Sam H                                       (10)       Rossington              19:53

4           Luca H                                       (10)       Rossington              20:55

5           Jake A                                       (10)       Rossington              22:87

6           Lucas L                                      (10)       Armthorpe               26:53

Girls

1           Charlotte W                                 (10)       Armthorpe               18:64

2          Sophie W                                    (10)       Armthorpe               19:55

3          Georgia L                                    (10)       Armthorpe               20:57

4          Isabelle N                                    (10)       Rossington              20:92

5          Scarlett Y                                    (10)       Armthorpe               21:43

6           Mia P                                         (10)       Rossington              21:73

7           Florence R                                  (10)       Armthorpe               22:01

8           Olivia M                                      (10)       Rossington              22:10

9           Elisabeth H                                  (10)       Armthorpe               22:31

10         Lucy L                                        (10)       Rossington              22:64

Age Group - 11 YRS

Boys

 

1          Oliver H                                      (11)       Rossington              21:62

2          Callum T                                     (11)       Armthorpe               24:90

 

Girls

1           Elise H                                       (11)       Rossington              18:70

2           Liliana G                                     (11)       Armthorpe               19:02

3           Ella C                                        (11)       Armthorpe               20:34

4           Rhianna J                                   (11)       Armthorpe               21:21

5           Abbie P                                      (11)       Rossington              21:88

6           Paige P                                      (11)       Rossington              22:28

7           Isobel W                                     (11)       Armthorpe               22:77

Age Group - 12 YRS

Boys

 1           Oliver S                                      (12)       Rossington              18:32

2           Nathan B                                    (12)       Armthorpe               19:36

Girls

1           Millie W                                      (12)       Rossington              17:51

2          Jess M                                       (12)       Rossington              21:51


Age Group - 13 YRS

Boys

1           Eksahang A                                 (13)       Armthorpe               16:71

2           Keiran W                                    (13)       Armthorpe               16:84

3           Adam D                                      (13)       Armthorpe               18:52

4           Thomas P                                   (13)       Armthorpe               20:03

 

Girls

 1          Ella S                                        (13)       Armthorpe               19:59

 

Age Group - 14 YRS

1           Ryan A                                       (14)       Rossington              19:31

Age Group - 15 YRS

1           Chris W                                      (15)       Armthorpe               15:76

EVENT 2 MIXED 25M BREAST

Age Group - 8 and Under


Boys

1           Marcus M                                    (8)        Armthorpe               31:79

2           Adam R                                      (8)        Rossington              32:15

3           Max S                                         (8)        Rossington              36:07

4           Logan S                                      (8)        Rossington              38:09

5           Archie A                                      (7)        Rossington              38:35

6           Owen W                                      (7)        Armthorpe               42:23

7           Oliver H                                      (8)        Rossington              53:04

8           Thomas S                                    (8)        Rossington              1:00:42

Girls

1          Lucie S                                       (8)        Armthorpe               30:74

2          Grace B                                      (8)        Rossington              32:47

3          Florence Y                                   (8)        Armthorpe               38:10

4           Ava B                                         (8)        Armthorpe               39:91

5           Emily W                                      (8)        Rossington              40:21

6           Frankie E                                     (6)        Rossington              40:35

7           Ellie P                                         (8)        Rossington              40:48

8           Bella C                                        (8)        Rossington              40:51

9           Ruby W                                       (8)        Rossington              42:78

10         Lucia M                                       (6)        Rossington              43:66

 

Age Group - 9 YRS

Boys

1           Lloyd P                                       (9)        Rossington              31:68

2           Liam J                                        (9)        Armthorpe               32:29

3           Jack M                                        (9)        Rossington              36:71

4           Utku U                                        (9)        Armthorpe               39:92

5           Vladislavs A                                  (9)        Armthorpe               41:66

            Oliver B                                       (9)        Rossington              DQ STK-L

Girls

1           Lerija A                                       (9)        Rossington              27:65

2          Evie H                                        (9)        Rossington              27:68

3          Erin M                                        (9)        Rossington              29:39

4          Jessica E                                     (9)        Rossington              29:88

5          Rosa-Mae C                                 (9)        Rossington              32:36

6          Hannah F                                    (9)        Armthorpe               32:80

7          Aoife M                                       (9)        Armthorpe               34:18

8          Ava M                                         (9)        Armthorpe               36:10

9          Hannah F                                    (9)        Rossington              36:40

10         Jessica H                                     (9)        Armthorpe               40:73

11         Ruby G                                       (9)        Rossington              41:23

            Grace C                                      (9)        Armthorpe               DQ STK-L

 

Age Group - 10 YRS

 

Boys

1           Jake A                                       (10)       Rossington              27:16

2           Dylan G                                      (10)       Rossington              28:04

3           Sam H                                       (10)       Rossington              28:51

4           Luca H                                       (10)       Rossington              29:58

5           Ryan B                                       (10)       Rossington              29:60

6           Lucas L                                      (10)       Armthorpe               40:95

 Girls

1          Charlotte W                                 (10)       Armthorpe               26:63

2          Sophie W                                    (10)       Armthorpe               27:34

3          Georgia L                                    (10)       Armthorpe               28:31

4          Scarlett Y                                    (10)       Armthorpe               30:03

5          Florence R                                  (10)       Armthorpe               30:48

6          Mia P                                         (10)       Rossington              31:02

7          Olivia M                                      (10)       Rossington              31:06

8          Isabelle N                                    (10)       Rossington              32:29

9           Elisabeth H                                  (10)       Armthorpe               37:94

10         Lucy L                                        (10)       Rossington              42:14

 

Age Group - 11 YRS

Boys

1           Oliver H                                      (11)       Rossington              25:64

2           Callum T                                     (11)       Armthorpe               26:30

 

Girls

 1          Rhianna J                                   (11)       Armthorpe               26:91

2          Liliana G                                     (11)       Armthorpe               27:65

3          Ella C                                        (11)       Armthorpe               28:88

4          Isobel W                                     (11)       Armthorpe               29:02

5          Paige P                                      (11)       Rossington              29:93

6          Abbie P                                      (11)       Rossington              30:03

            Elise H                                       (11)       Rossington              DQ STK-A

Age Group - 12 YRS

Boys

 

1           Oliver S                                      (12)       Rossington              25:86

2          Nathan B                                    (12)       Armthorpe               30:41

 

Girls

 1           Millie W                                      (12)       Rossington              24:15

2           Jess M                                       (12)       Rossington              28:91

Age Group - 13 YRS

 

Boys

1           Eksahang A                                 (13)       Armthorpe               22:64

2           Keiran W                                    (13)       Armthorpe               24:09

3           Adam D                                      (13)       Armthorpe               26:52

4           Thomas P                                   (13)       Armthorpe               28:72

 Girls

1          Ella S                                        (13)       Armthorpe               27:87

 

Age Group - 14 YRS

1           Ryan A                                       (14)       Rossington              22:56

Age Group - 15 YRS

1           Chris W                                      (15)       Armthorpe               21:21

EVENT 3 MIXED 25M OLD ENGLISH BACKSTROKE

Age Group - 8 and Under

Boys

1           Adam R                                      (8)        Rossington              28:43

2           Marcus M                                    (8)        Armthorpe               29:35

3           Archie A                                      (7)        Rossington              29:50

4           Max S                                         (8)        Rossington              30:75

5           Oliver H                                      (8)        Rossington              32:56

6           Thomas S                                    (8)        Rossington              38:69

7           Owen W                                      (7)        Armthorpe               41:13

8           Logan S                                      (8)        Rossington              41:25

 Girls

1          Lucie S                                       (8)        Armthorpe               29:75

2          Ellie P                                         (8)        Rossington              31:01

3          Emily W                                      (8)        Rossington              31:06

4          Grace B                                      (8)        Rossington              33:27

5          Florence Y                                   (8)        Armthorpe               33:33

6          Bella C                                        (8)        Rossington              35:66

7          Ruby W                                       (8)        Rossington              36:09

8          Frankie E                                     (6)        Rossington              36:96

9          Ava B                                         (8)        Armthorpe               38:14

10         Lucia M                                       (6)        Rossington              44:01

Age Group - 9 YRS

 

Boys

1           Vladislavs A                                  (9)        Armthorpe               25:21

2           Lloyd P                                       (9)        Rossington              29:72

3           Jack M                                        (9)        Rossington              31:22

4           Liam J                                        (9)        Armthorpe               31:62

5           Utku U                                        (9)        Armthorpe               34:61

6           Oliver B                                       (9)        Rossington              35:34

 Girls

 1          Lerija A                                       (9)        Rossington              26:87

2          Rosa-Mae C                                 (9)        Rossington              26:93

3          Evie H                                        (9)        Rossington              27:43

4          Erin M                                        (9)        Rossington              28:20

5          Hannah F                                    (9)        Armthorpe               29:18

6           Grace C                                      (9)        Armthorpe               29:55

7          Jessica E                                     (9)        Rossington              30:60

8          Ava M                                         (9)        Armthorpe               30:62

9          Ruby G                                       (9)        Rossington              32:64

10         Jessica H                                     (9)        Armthorpe               32:76

11         Hannah F                                    (9)        Rossington              35:55

12         Aoife M                                       (9)        Armthorpe               42:85

 

Age Group - 10 YRS

 

Boys

1           Luca H                                       (10)       Rossington              23:70

2           Dylan G                                      (10)       Rossington              25:04

3           Ryan B                                       (10)       Rossington              26:30

4           Sam H                                       (10)       Rossington              27:51

5           Jake A                                       (10)       Rossington              31:39

6           Lucas L                                      (10)       Armthorpe               32:90

 Girls

 1          Mia P                                         (10)       Rossington              24:30

2          Charlotte W                                 (10)       Armthorpe               26:61

3          Georgia L                                    (10)       Armthorpe               26:78

4          Lucy L                                        (10)       Rossington              28:31

5          Isabelle N                                    (10)       Rossington              28:37

6           Elisabeth H                                  (10)       Armthorpe               28:93

7           Sophie W                                    (10)       Armthorpe               29:41

8           Florence R                                  (10)       Armthorpe               29:48

9           Scarlett Y                                    (10)       Armthorpe               29:59

10         Olivia M                                      (10)       Rossington              31:40

 

Age Group - 11 YRS

 

Boys

 1           Oliver H                                      (11)       Rossington              26:85

2           Callum T                                     (11)       Armthorpe               29:23

 

Girls

1           Elise H                                       (11)       Rossington              23:69

2          Liliana G                                     (11)       Armthorpe               24:52

3          Ella C                                        (11)       Armthorpe               27:19

4          Rhianna J                                   (11)       Armthorpe               27:98

5          Paige P                                      (11)       Rossington              29:56

6          Isobel W                                     (11)       Armthorpe               32:00

7          Abbie P                                      (11)       Rossington              33:36

 

Age Group - 12 YRS

 Boys

 1           Nathan B                                    (12)       Armthorpe               26:91

2           Oliver S                                      (12)       Rossington              27:12

 Girls

1           Millie W                                      (12)       Rossington              22:97

2          Jess M                                       (12)       Rossington              25:15

 

Age Group - 13 YRS

Boys

1           Adam D                                      (13)       Armthorpe               23:56

2           Keiran W                                    (13)       Armthorpe               24:31

3           Thomas P                                   (13)       Armthorpe               25:18

4           Eksahang A                                 (13)       Armthorpe               25:99

 Girls

1          Ella S                                        (13)       Armthorpe               25:96

 

Age Group - 14 YRS

1           Ryan A                                       (14)       Rossington              25:91

Age Group - 15 YRS

1           Chris W                                      (15)       Armthorpe               21:40


Well done to everyone who was there and roll on the Christmas event that will take place at Rossington in December.

Barnsley League Round 2 at Barnsley

posted 30 Apr 2018, 03:24 by Pete Hardy   [ updated 12 May 2018, 04:17 by Clive Greenhalgh ]

For various reasons we had to field a slightly weaker team at this gala but the positive out of this was how pleased I was with the commitment of ALL our swimmers and the strong performances that they produced under a lot of pressure from a lot of very good swimmers from the other clubs. It was very pleasing to see that we had no DQ's - this shows discipline and self control under pressure and it is a significant reason that we are still second in the Division. ( Barnsley had 5 DQ's, Sheffield had 5 and Wakefield 6 that's a lot of points that we gained on them by our self control. Well Done to all. In the 10 and under Boys we had 3 pre speed swimmers who swam very well and gained us points that to me were a bonus. We had a last minute hitch when Molly Grayson one of our Open swimmers had someone run into the back of her car so thank you to the other swimmers who swam up and filled the gap. Maddison Johnson who wasn't feeling too good in the morning still managed to turn in good performances and swam in 5 races.  In the end we were only 5 points behind City of Sheffield who will most likely be hit with a penalty of 10 points for swimming an eligible swimmer. After 2 rounds we are still 2nd in the Division so lets see if we can hang onto that for the next two galas.
Result :    City of Wakefield - 110    Armthorpe - 110   Borough of Barnsley - 138    City of Sheffield - 115
Times are in attachment but some of the splits are missing ( watch malfunction) and remember all starts in the shallow end were from the water so very difficult to get a pb without a dive start.

Armthorpe/Rossington Trophy Gala

posted 22 Apr 2018, 10:39 by Pete Hardy   [ updated 12 May 2018, 04:18 by Clive Greenhalgh ]

This was the second annual gala which took place on Sunday 22 April at Armthorpe Leisure Centre. These races were all relay races and so there was continual action and movement around the pool as swimmers made their way to the start positions. There were many good swims particularly form our younger swimmers the most exciting being a very close last length race between Marcus Moreno and a very good South Axholme swimmer which Marcus just came out on top. Overall there were too many disqualifications so we will have to do a bit more work on our takeovers. We had 4 dqs, which is 4 too many especially when we won the races so lost 16 points in all. However it was a very enjopyable gala with Armthorpe coming out on top the final scores being:  Armthorpe   122      South Axholme   95     Knottingley   52    Rossington   31.
So well done to all swimmers. Times are attached.

Doncaster Invitation Cup

posted 16 Apr 2018, 02:13 by Pete Hardy   [ updated 12 May 2018, 04:19 by Clive Greenhalgh ]

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


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