Club Championship 8 Report
Ennerdale Leisure Centre
Saturdary 12th November 2011

Tadpoles Squad

The final club championships of the year saw a fantastic turn out from the tadpoles with a record 34 entries in total for both events. A total of 28 personal best times were recorded over the four events and all of the swimmers performed brilliantly. A special mention should go to the younger swimmers, some of whom were competing in their first ever gala.

The girls 25m freestyle 8 and over race was won by Alix Lee in a time of 22.22, with Maisie Foster 2nd and Sophie Heatley 3rd. In the 7 and under age group the winner was Eva Lowery in a time of 24.26, with Keira Morgan 2nd and Kaci Hope 3rd. All three swimmers improved their previous best times. In the boys 25m freestyle the 8 and over race was won by Alex Barker in a time of 20.35 with Lewis Taylor 2nd and Olivier Igoche 3rd. In the 7 and unders race, Ben Sawdon came in 1st with a time of 23.72, Matthew Blain 2nd and Evan Offen 3rd, with All 3 swimmers achieving personal best times.

In the 25m backstroke the 8 and over, both the boys and girls races finished in the same order as the freestyle. The 7 and under girls backstroke saw a change in the finishing order with Kaci coming in 1st in a time of 27.90 with Keira 2nd and Isabelle Peaks 3rd. In the boys 7 and under Matthew came in 1st in a time of 31.53 with Ben 2nd and Evan 3rd, with all the swimmers gaining personal best times.


Age 3 Squad

A great turnout was seen by our Age 3’s in the final club gala of the year.

To start the gala we saw the Girls Age 3 100m IM, Zeita Tootle took the Gold medal in a respectable time of 1:48.93, Silver went to Josie Scorah with a 5 sec pb and Megan Seeney took the Bronze. In the Boys 100m IM, the Gold went to Alex Everson, Cameron Offen took the Silver, taking 4 seconds off his previous time and William Bucur gained the bronze who also improved his previous time by 3 seconds.

Next came the 200m Backstroke, the girls were up first, for some of them it was their first time at swimming this race and all of them put in an excellent performance and gained good times. Then we had the boys 200m Backstroke, more great performances were seen in which we saw, Cameron Offen gain his 2nd pb off the day knocking 2 seconds off his previous time.

The final races of the day was the 50m Freestyle, in the Girls 9yrs, excellent swims and pb’s were seen by, Emily Thackray- 3 seconds. Lily May Wilkinson-6 seconds. Libby Hannard, Ella Rose Pearson, Paris Croll and Iyanna Purdy also put in great performances. 10/11yrs age group, great swims and pb’s gained by Megan Seeney- 3 seconds and Rebecca Budgen-2 seconds; more great performances were seen by, Millie Eason, Zeita Tootle and Josie Scorah.

To end the years final club gala we saw Boys 50m Freestyle, Joshua Wormald Took the gold with a new pb of 5 seconds plus gaining his 1st Yorkshire time, Silver went to Ben Shipley and bronze, Alex Everson.

It’s been a fantastic series of club galas over the last year with some exceptional performances from all the Age 3 swimmers. I would like to say a big well done to every swimmer who has competed over the last year, many for those who it has been their first taste of competitive swimming. I look forward to seeing you all continue to progress and achieve many qualifying times for the major meets such as the Yorkshire County Championships. Keep up the great work!

Nick Mills (Assistant Head Coach)

Age 2 Squad

In Age Group Two we saw strong performances from all of our swimmers and in the girls’ 100m breaststroke, where all of the girls achieved personal bests, squad coach Mike Dervey said it was the best performance he had seen in his time as a coach. In this event Katy Greenacre beat her previous time by 22.58 seconds (2:06.13) and Francesca Cone by 17.67 seconds (2:05.68), whilst Emily Wilkinson (1:58.57), Megan Batterbee (1:57.36), Elizabeth Hawkard (1:55.62), Madeleine Tait (1:54.71), and Amy Greenacre (1:53.47) all swam this event in under two minutes for the first time. In the girls 200m IM most of the swimmers completed best times as Emily Wilkinson impressed, taking almost 10 seconds off her previous time (3:46.56), Madeleine Tait beat her best by 8.76 seconds (3:30.94), Natasha Clark took 7.29 seconds off her time (3:51.00) and Megan Batterbee took 6 seconds off her best time (3:21.60) to finish in fourth, narrowly missing out on a medal. Megan did, however, pick up a third place medal in the 200m backstroke, an event which also saw Natasha Clark (3:38.84), Emily Wilkinson (3:35.44), Hannah Bird (3:34.43), and Alex Millington (3:30.28) register new best times, whilst Hollie Verity shaved a second off her best time (3:16.48) to achieve a 10 year-old Yorkshire qualifying time. In the 50m freestyle Age Group Two swimmers occupied the top four positions in the 9 year-old age group as Elizabeth Hawkard (gold in 37.59), Ruby Willingham (silver in 42.08), Ellie Peaks (Bronze in 42.11), and Jolie Bull (42.75) led the way. In the 11 year-old age group, Hannah Bird took an impressive 3.98 seconds off her personal best (40.94); Madeleine Tait set a new best time (38.14) beating the 40 second barrier for the first time, and Megan Batterbee finished third in 36.48.

In the boys’ events both Gabriel Larkin (38.48) and Ethan Kingdom (38.81) broke 40 seconds for the first time in the 50m freestyle and Charlie Bucur took over a second off his best (38.53). In the 200m IM Samuel Bailey picked up a third place medal (3:15.90) whilst Ethan Kingdom smashed his personal best by 31.58 seconds, recording a new best time of 3:53.28. Ethan also slashed his personal best in the 200m backstroke by 12.24 seconds (3:40.46), an event in which Samuel Bailey also set a new best time (3:04.22) to finish fourth, just outside the medals.


Age 1 Squad

10 year Old Aleah Ross was another success story with 4 medals for 4 races. Aleah took the silver medal in the 100m breast; she swam her way to a 4 second PB to claim the silver medal in the 200m back. In the 200m I.M Aleah managed a 4 second PB and was rewarded with the silver medal and her N.E.R time. Aleah then went on to finish her weekend in style by taking the gold medal in the 50m free. 12 year old Cesena Wild put her training to good use and walked away with some huge PB's. Cesena got a new PB in the 50m free she knocked a fantastic 15 seconds off her 100m breast time and a huge 19 seconds of her 200m I.M time.12 year old Laura Bailes and 11 year olds Emily Tate and Emma Newmarch managed some great PB's between them managing to knock time off the times they achieved at the Hull open . Emily knocked 3 seconds off her 200m back and 2 seconds off her 200m I.M , Emma managed PB s in the 50m free and 200m I.M .Laura also PB’d in the 50 free and knocked 5 seconds off her 200m I.M time.

Following on from the theme of the weekend with the boys matching the girls performance 11 year old Luke Taylor swam his way to some very impressive PB’s Luke got a new PB in 50m free. He knocked off a great 11 seconds off his 100m breast, he knocked a fantastic 18 seconds off his 200m back and a huge 20 seconds off his 200m I.M.

10 year old Lewis Collins was in winning form at the club gala on Saturday 12th of November swimming his way to 3 gold medals. In the 200m I.M Lewis knocked 7 seconds off to claim his first gold medal. He then knocked 9 seconds off in the 100m breast to claim gold number 2. Lewis swam his way to PB in the 200m back to get a new time of 2.59.95 a N.E.R time his 11 year old Yorkshire time and scoop his 3rd gold medal of the day. Lewis finished the day off by getting a new PB in the 50m free. 11 year old Darcey Hambly managed 3 gold for 3 races. Darcey swam her way to PB’s in all her events , taking her first gold medal in the 200m I.M , she swam her way to the gold in the 100m breast and then finished her day off in style by taking her 3rd gold medal.

11 year old Jack Woodcock managed 4 medals for 4 races. Jack took the bronze medal in 200m back with a new PB to gain his Yorkshire time .jack knocked a fantastic 11 seconds off in the 100m breast to take his second bronze medal. In the 200m I.M Jacks 3 second PB gained him the silver medal. Jack took his second silver medal and second Yorkshire time in the 50m free. Ben Chapman managed to take to medals he swam his way to the silver medal in the 200m back and he took the gold in the 50m free.


Regional Squad

Following their success at the York regional meet the previous week, Kingston’s

Regional squad continued to produce some fine swims, at their own club championship even though they new it was going to be tough with the National squad being present.

The first event was the 200im. In the 14 years and over girls, Emma Beadle, Zoe Webster and Eleanor Johnstone produced some fine Pb’s. In the Boys 200 im 12/13 years Pb’s were gained by Elliot Stephenson and Ben Annis. In the 14y and over Joe Morris took 3rd place with a time 2:32.62, also producing fine swims was Heshaw Mardan, Karim Jundi, and Tom Longhorn.

In the girls 100m breast stroke, all the girls reduced their pb.s Emma by 2 seconds, Eleanor by 2 and Zoe by 1.

In the boys 100 breast stroke 12y/13y Elliot and Ben Annis produced a cracking swim with the touch going to Elliot by .03 sec, also competing was new squad member Rewa Marden.

In the 14y and over 100 br. 21 year old James Rodmell showed he still had it taking 3rd place, with Joe Morris a close 4th, Aaron Arksey 5th, Karim 6th, Hesh 7th, Tom 8th

In the Girl’s 200 Bk, in strong heat with the national swimmers Emma Beadle produced a 2 sec Pb and Eleanor producing a strong swim.

Boys 200bk new to the squad, Ben Chapman showed his potential taking silver in the 11y age group and Joe in the 14y also taking a worthy silver.

The last race of the 2011 club championship was the 50m fc, the girls were up first Emma, Eleanor and Zoe all produced pb,s.

Then it was the turn of the boys, with Ben Chapman taking gold in the 11years age group. In the 12/13y age group Ben Annis, Elliot and Rewa all producing Pb’s.

In the 14y and over James Rodmell took joint silver in a time of 26.90, Aaron Arksey 4th, Hesh, 5th Karim 6th and Tom 7th..