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Friday Night Xmas Gala 2018

posted 7 Dec 2018, 15:07 by Clive Greenhalgh   [ updated 7 Dec 2018, 15:10 ]

Our sharks work hard all year round and they know that the coaches expect the same from them as we do from our more senior swimmers.  We work on technique, stamina, speed and skills during our sessions; we also have a lot of fun.

Tonight was an opportunity for our swimmers to put their training into practice with a friendly individual gala with our nearest neighbours, Rossington.

We had a mini-IM (12.5m of each stroke) to start with followed by a 25m Breaststroke and finally a 25m freestyle - some of our swimmers had never done a gala before but they did us proud with great swims, great attitude and superb team morale.

We'd like to say well done to all our swimmers and many thanks to our volunteers for making this event run so smoothly.

Every swimmer came away with a medal so we are so proud - great work kids.

The results are attached below :)

Doncaster Cup Final

posted 3 Dec 2018, 08:14 by Pete Hardy

This final took place at Adwick on December 1. Adwick had their strongest under 14 team out and were the better team on the day. I think that we did well to get to the final and even though we were getting beaten the Armthorpe swimmers gave their best and no one can ask for more. There were many pb's and I have attached the official times below. We have missed 2 times, sorry Lizzy and Ben. This was the gala Maureen and I missed but we needn't have worried as many parents came to the rescue so my thanks to them. This is our last gala of the year and as I said on our presentation nught we have had a very successful year so well done to everyone who has represented the club this year and roll on 2019.

Schofields 2018

posted 18 Nov 2018, 03:52 by Pete Hardy


ONE FOR THE ALBUM

The 2nd of our club championships was completed yesterday. As with the first one their were many good swims, pb's, Yorkshire qualifying times and three club records. A very big well done to Nicholas Honeybone  11 yrs Boys 50m Breastroke 40.29
and to Callum Broadhead 11 yrs Boys 50m Backstroke 33.81 and Freestyle  50m in a time of 29.70 brilliant swims from both boys.
Many thanks to our legion of helpers without whom the event would not run. The times have been submitted to the ASA but are shown in the results files below.

CHRISTMAS CLOSURE NOTICE

posted 16 Nov 2018, 06:57 by Pete Hardy

Armthorpe Swimming Club will close for the Christmas break as follows:
The last day of training/lessons will be Saturday 22 December 2018
The first session back will be Saturday 5 January 2019
There will be NO competitive training or Friday lessons during this closure period.

A reminder - don't forget the Presentation/Party Night of Saturday 1 December at Armthorpe Community Centre 7.15 start.

Beep test # 2

posted 21 Oct 2018, 11:52 by Clive Greenhalgh

While some of the squad were away at a Pocklington gala we put the remaining Speed swimmers through a 25m version of a beep test.  We have a combination of young and older swimmers and the effort shown throughout was very impressive.

In the end Lucy Clarke came out tops by getting to level 9.6 (the 6th lap of 20 seconds - equating to over 49 minutes of swimming).

Well done to Lucy but also to Charlie V,  Tom H, Paige, Megan, Amelia and Azriel

 Swimmer   Laps
 Lucy 102
 Charlie 96
 Tom H 85
 Paige 70
 Megan 70
 Amelia 70
 Azriel 65

Pockington Champions

posted 15 Oct 2018, 04:02 by Pete Hardy   [ updated 30 Oct 2018, 12:12 by Clive Greenhalgh ]

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 30 Oct 2018, 12:13 by Clive Greenhalgh ]

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

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