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Friday Night Level 5 Meet

posted 21 May 2017, 08:51 by Clive Greenhalgh

The club and its volunteers decamped to Rossington Leisure Centre on Friday 19th May to put our Friday night Sharks through their paces against their counterparts at Rossington.  This was an individual gala where medals were up for grabs in the following age groups:

7s, 8s, 9s, 10s, 11s, 12s, 13s, 14s, 15s and 16+

We had aimed to do all four strokes but due to technical difficulties we only managed to complete 25m races in Fresstyle, Breaststroke and Butterfly.

In total there were 72 swimmers from the two clubs and by the comments on Facebook there was a lot of very happy boys, girls, mums, dads, carers and grand-parents.  The gala was aimed to be friendly but with the aim for each swimmer to test themselves against swimmers of the same age and the consensus was that this was achieved.

We'd like to congratulate all the swimmers that took part and thank all the volunteers for their time and effort.

We will be sending round a questionnaire to find out what everyone thought of the event with the idea to run a similar event around Christmas - this time with a backstroke and possibly an Individual Medley!

Pocklington Round 2 at Adwick

posted 15 May 2017, 09:17 by Pete Hardy   [ updated 15 May 2017, 10:10 ]

On Saturday Round 2 was held and like round 1 was a very close affair between Adwick and Armthorpe this time Adwick came out as winners by 1 point although we actually finished 2 points better than round 1 which we won. Armthorpe performed extremely well on the day loads of good swims and not one disqualification which is always good to see. It was great to see Georgia Wright again who had just got off the plane from America to swim for us. We were missing one or two swimmers so some had to swim strokes they wouldn't normally do so a big thank you to them. You know who you are!! The 11 year old girls team, 11 year old boys and 13 year old girls swam with only 1 genuine age group swimmer. However they swam magnificently  contributing  a huge 56 out of a possible 72 points - well done to all.  As usual our older swimmers performed exceptionally well and were the backbone of the team. 13 year old Dominik Mis who had not swum a 100 Front Crawl competitively before was a little apprehensive but he won his race with a time of 1.07.99 a super swim. A big well done also to Dzulija Karnevska who won both her individual races for the 11 year olds even though she was swimming up a year. It was also good to welcome Adam Akram to his first Pocklington gala who came 1st for 100 Front Crawl in an impressive time for a 15 year old of  57.42. There were plenty of other very good swims so a BIG well done to everyone who swam. Final scores are below and individual times are attached with PB's to follow.

Adwick 163     Armthorpe 162    Wakefield 87    Edlington 58 

Beep Test round 1

posted 14 May 2017, 03:21 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.  I was very impressed by the efforts of the swimmers as it was clear that they did not want to let themselves or their team mates down by dropping out early.

In the end Tom Wilson came out tops by getting to level 8.15 (the 15th lap of 21 seconds - equating to over 47 minutes of swimming).

Well done to Tom but also to Freya, Charlie B, Charlie V, Joe, Nathan, Prerana, Luke, Tom H.

Barnsley League Round 1

posted 8 May 2017, 04:46 by Pete Hardy

On Saturday we had our first BML round of the year at Scunthorpe. For some of our younger swimmers this was their first League gala and they swam very well it was also a first outing for our new team shirts which added a splash of colour on the poolside. Talking of poolside everyone behaved and were very supportive of their team by encouraging each others swim.  A special mention for Ben Stilborn who is still in our Pre  speed section and came for one Freestyle team swim and  posted a very good 20.06 seconds - well done Ben. Scunthorpe had a very strong team out and were the eventual winners. We know this division is a tough one and  overall our team swam very well amassing 50 pb's and finishing a comfortable second.  Andrew Garbutt had 5 swims and came home with 5 pb's - great swimming Andrew. It was good to see Molly Grayson (our most experienced swimmer) back in the water and gaining us valuable points with her 6 swims. For me the swimmer of the day was Mark Hanson who stepped up to the plate without any hesitation  to swim up an age group with no notice at the end of the gala. He swam in his own age Freestyle team got out and swam in the Open 50m Freestyle  team and then went straight in again for the Cannon. For me that is a great example of a team player. Well done and thank you Mark. The race of the day was the Open Boys Medley which see-sawed between us and Chapletown before Jack Durose hung on for a win to Armthorpe. Jack's 50 m swim gave him a split time of 28.62 which is a 1.12 pb.
Final score was :    City of Sheffield  -  65    Chapletown  -  115    Armthorpe  -  141    Scunthorpe Anchor  -  171

Individual results and PB list is below

Armthorpe and Rossington Trophy Gala

posted 24 Apr 2017, 07:38 by Pete Hardy

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.


posted 6 Apr 2017, 02:54 by Pete Hardy   [ updated 8 Apr 2017, 02:57 by Clive Greenhalgh ]

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.
Thanks, Pete

John Harrimans Championship

posted 13 Mar 2017, 08:32 by Pete Hardy

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.

Georgia's smashing records everywhere

posted 12 Mar 2017, 11:16 by Clive Greenhalgh

Georgia had a great last meet winning medals and smashing records galore - well she has gone and done it again at the next big meet too.  She is the National Champion at 1000 yards and 1650 yards, smashing long held records along the way.

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.

Sunday 12th March 2017

posted 6 Mar 2017, 08:01 by Pete Hardy

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.

Pete Hardy 

DARTES March Sprints

posted 6 Mar 2017, 07:55 by Pete Hardy   [ updated 6 Mar 2017, 07:57 ]

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.

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