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Pockington Champions

posted 15 Oct 2018, 04:02 by Pete Hardy

Within 6 days of winning the Doncaster Metropolitan Individual Championship we were back at Adwick on Sunday to compete in the final Pocklington Gala of the year with Armthorpe carrying a points lead of 18.  All the teams had their best teams out and the quality of swimming did not disappoint. The power and speed of the Open Men's freestyle relay race was exciting to watch with our swimmers just coming out on top of a good Adwick team. Throughout the gala there were many great individual and team swims which will undoubtedly see many pb's being recorded. My personal thanks go to Simon who came over to us after a hard training session at Sheffield and the DARTES swimmers who had also been training in the morning and not forgetting Adam who kept his promise of swimming for us even though he had to travel from Scotland to do it. Sadly, this will be the final Pocklington ever as the clubs believe that it has run its course.  At the end of the gala Adwick ran out winners by 4 points but Armthorpe win the Trophy by 14 points. The basis for winning the Trophy was done way back on a very hot day in July at Gainsborough pool when because of a clash of Meets many of the DARTES swimmers were unable to swim and some of our swimmers had to swim up and swim their non favourite strokes - Freya's 100 Fly sticks in my mind, as do the swimmers who dashed back from Sheffield to swim  A huge well done to all who swam in either gala. This was truly a big TEAM achievement .

Rossington - 85    South Axholme - 107    Knottingley - 90    Armthorpe - 209    Adwick - 213

Armthorpe - Doncaster Champions

posted 8 Oct 2018, 04:29 by Pete Hardy   [ updated 8 Oct 2018, 05:04 ]

Yesterday at Adwick the Doncaster Metropolitan Individual Championships took place. Medals are won for the top 6 in each age group and the club gets points 6 to 1 which count towards the top club trophy. This year the event was supported by DARTES so we had a strong team out and the performances were exceptional with loads of pb's many of which were by big margins. One of the highlights was Ajay Scott going under the minute for the first time in a time of 59.72 so well done Ajay. There really were too many great swims to go into detail here but the full individual results can be seen on ; www.openmeets.co.uk  .  The final team points were:
Armthorpe - 495.5,    Adwick - 437.0,    Edlington - 181.0,    Dearne Valley - 159.5,    Rossington - 123.0,    South Axholmr - 71.0,    Askern Spa - 46.0,    Thorne - 24.0
It has been a long wait to win the Individual Championships as the last time we won was in 2007!!! So many congratulations to everyone who swam. 
 

Winter Competition 2018

posted 22 Sep 2018, 10:23 by Clive Greenhalgh   [ updated 27 Sep 2018, 13:36 ]

The reason why we work hard in training is to become better swimmers and reach ever more lofty heights in the swimming world.   This month saw some of our younger swimmers compete at the Winter Yorkshires and their results are listed below.  These are great results and we are proud of their achievements; picking out any one swimmer is difficult but I have to mention Callum Broadhead who achieved a first place in the 50m Freestyle and broke Max Litchfield's record in the process.

Well done to all our swimmers.  P.S. Meagan now recorded with a very good time indeed.




50m Freestyle

9.

Grace Burton

9

Donc Dartes

 

36.37

 

 

260

 

32.

Kennedy Matthews

9

Armthorpe

 

39.54

 

 

203

 

15.

Dzulija Karnevska

11

Donc Dartes

 

32.30

 

 

372

 

1.

Callum Broadhead

11

Donc Dartes

 

29.29

 

 

330

 

 

100m Freestyle

2.

Callum Broadhead

11

Donc Dartes

 

1:06.47

 

 

309

 

31.76

15.

Dzulija Karnevska

11

Donc Dartes

 

1:13.22

 

 

336

 

35.06

 

50m Breaststroke

15.

Grace Burton

9

Donc Dartes

 

51.10

 

 

176

 

31.

Kennedy Matthews

9

Armthorpe

 

54.10

 

 

148

 

16.

Cole Thompson

11

Armthorpe

 

44.18

 

 

186

 

26.

Seth Brooke

11

Armthorpe

 

45.68

 

 

168

 

 22Meagan White 12Armthorpe  40.66   349 

 

100m Breaststroke

4.

Nicholas Honeybone

11

Donc Dartes

 

1:27.57

 

 

256

 

40.66

9.

Callum Broadhead

11

Donc Dartes

 

1:30.66

 

 

230

 

41.51

 

50m Backstroke

12.

Grace Burton

9

Donc Dartes

 

43.45

 

 

206

 

43.

Kennedy Matthews

9

Armthorpe

 

48.00

 

 

152

 

1.

Callum Broadhead

11

Donc Dartes

 

32.87

 

 

308

 

9.

Dzulija Karnevska

11

Donc Dartes

 

36.84

 

 

338

 

54.

Paige Moore

12

Armthorpe

 

38.34

 

 

300

 

 

100m Backstroke

2.

Callum Broadhead

11

Donc Dartes

 

1:14.17

 

 

286

 

35.31

24.

Nicholas Honeybone

11

Donc Dartes

 

1:25.41

 

 

187

 

41.77

 

50m Butterfly

13.

Grace Burton

9

Donc Dartes

 

42.52

 

 

188

 

32.

Kennedy Matthews

9

Armthorpe

 

48.48

 

 

127

 

5.

Callum Broadhead

11

Donc Dartes

 

35.03

 

 

241

 

26.

Dzulija Karnevska

11

Donc Dartes

 

38.20

 

 

259

 

40.

Megan Wood

11

Armthorpe

 

42.37

 

 

190

 

 

100m Individual Medley

9.

Grace Burton

9

Donc Dartes

 

1:33.75

 

 

220

 

29.

Kennedy Matthews

9

Armthorpe

 

1:43.72

 

 

163

 

 

200m Individual Medley

22.

Dzulija Karnevska

11

Donc Dartes

 

2:56.73

 

 

327

 

38.94

1:23.59

2:15.56

5.

Nicholas Honeybone

11

Donc Dartes

 

2:52.37

 

 

257

 

37.82

1:21.90

2:10.32

 

Speed 2 getting ready for the new season

posted 2 Sep 2018, 12:35 by Clive Greenhalgh   [ updated 2 Sep 2018, 12:40 ]

After the summer break it is a race to get our swimmers back to full fitness as quickly as we can without causing too much stress on the younger members of the club.  The coaching team like to do a mixture of distance, speed and technique at this point of the year and spice things up with a curve balls now and again.  This Saturday (1st September) lanes 1 and 2 had a go at the 20 minute challenge - to swimmer as far as they can in 20 minutes; the results of this test were as follows:

Swimmer Lengths   Distance (m)
Amelia 47 1175
Andrew 41 1025
Azriel 40 1000
Ben 51 1275
Eleanor 49 1225
Farah 48 1200
Lottie 51 1275
Meagan 45 1125
Nicole 53 1325
Paige 47 1175
Tom 51 1275

Well done everyone, huge effort - we'll be looking for more next time of course :)

Change to Saturday Training Times

posted 26 Aug 2018, 03:42 by Pete Hardy   [ updated 2 Sep 2018, 12:43 by Clive Greenhalgh ]

Please note that from Saturday 15 September our session times will change:
Session 1  -  starting at 1.30 - 2.30 will be all swimmers who used to come to Session 2
Session 2  -  2.30 - 4.00 will be all swimmers who used to come to Session 3
Session 3  -  4.00 - 5.00 will be pre speed swimmers who used to come to Session 1

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.


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