Event : Richmond Dales April Fools Meet 2016
Date : Saturday & Sunday 9th & 10th April 2016
Location : John Charles Centre of Sport, Leeds
Course : Long Course – 50 metre.

Richmond Dales April Fools Gala – April 2016. A small group of swimmers from KUHSC attended the Richmond Dales meet held at John Charles centre for sport in Leeds.

Junior A Squad

Lily Hawkard, 13, continued her top form taking a well-deserved 1st place in the 200m Individual medley (IM) in 2.33.49 with a 3 second PB, followed by Gold in 200m Butterfly in 2.35.23 wiping 4 seconds off her PB. A further Gold medal was achieved in 100m Butterfly and Bronze in 200m Backstroke.

Ellie Hextall, 13, produced excellent swims clinching Gold in 100m and 200m Freestyle, both with Long Course PB’s as well as Bronze in 50m Freestyle.

Frances Luckup, 14, swam exceptionally well in the girls 400m Freestyle securing a LC PB and Bronze medal, followed by Silver in 50m Freestyle.

Junior B Squad

Finlay Gowan,13, had another fantastic gala. In a great performance in the challenging 1500m freestyle Finlay set a new pb, finishing in 19.12.19, taking silver and gaining his North East Regional (NER) qualifying time. Finlay also set a new pb in the 400m freestyle and 200m backstroke, swimming both in NER qualifying times. More pb’s followed in the 200m IM and the 100m backstroke, gaining 2 new Yorkshire qualifying times.

Josh Wormald,13, had a great weekend. In an impressive swim Josh knocked 3 seconds from his 100m fly time to take the bronze medal, achieving a long course NER qualifying time. Another long course NER followed in the 100m backstroke with a 1.7 second pb and silver medal. Josh then slices 3 seconds from his 200m IM time, and set new pb’s in the 100m breaststroke, 200m breaststroke and 100m freestyle.

Ben Shipley, 13, competed in 7 events across the weekend, swimming strongly to gain 3 new pbs, 6 top 5 finishes, a silver medal in the 200m backstroke and a bronze in the 1500m freestyle.

Mason Bland,12, had a successful gala, taking 4 medal places. Mason achieved gold in the 200m backstroke, and 2 silvers in the 50m backstroke and 100m backstroke. Finally Mason took 4th place on the 50m freestyle.

Isobel Shimmels,11, had a great weekend, competing in six events. Isobel took the silver medal in the 100m backstroke with a new time of 1.20.06. In the 100m freestyle Isobel finished in 1:11:10, second place for another silver medal. Another pb followed in the 50m butterfly, a time of 35:45, gave Isobel a fourth place finish, narrowly missing bronze. Isobel then swam to 8th place in the 200m freestyle, 100m butterfly and 200m IM.

A great gala for Izzy Hextall (10). On Saturday she swam in 4 races: 100m Back, 50m fly, 400m free and 100m free and achieved all golds. On Sunday Izzy had 3 races and gained gold in the 200m free and 50m free and silver in the 200m IM.

Anya Betts,12, put in a great effort in all her races, setting 2 new long course pb’s in the 200m freestyle and 200m backstroke, finishing in 5th place. In a close race Anya took 4th place in the 50m backstroke finishing in 38.72 just missing out on the bronze medal.

Hollie McMullen ,12, did extremely well across her events. In a strong performance Hollie knocked 4 seconds from her 100m freestyle, in 1.13.52. Another pb followed in the 200m freestyle slicing 5 secs off in 2.43.90, 50m backstroke 3 secs off in 40.01, and 200m backstroke 2 secs off in 3.04.80.

Scarlett Lees,11, worked hard to set 5 new pb’s. In a great race Scarlett took 5th place in the 100m backstroke, finishing in 1.31.34. 6th place followed in the 50m breaststroke with anther pb, followed by top 10 finishes in the 100m freestyle, 200m freestyle, 50m freestyle and 200m backstroke.