About the club
at Team Jorvik we cater for all age groups and ability
levels, and drive them to develop their swimming. At the heart of
everything we do lies the ethos that anyone that wishes to improve their
swimming will be given every opportunity to do so. We present all our swimmers at each stage with equal opportunities, as long
as they have a desire to improve. We want to get the absolute best
out of every swimmer, and this shines through in our team ethos, and
in the quality of the coaching, and the day to day process.
Why competitive swimming?
Our development programme is designed to safely teach the basic skills needed by swimmers, whilst having fun every time they get in the water. Through this they gain lifelong water safety and make new friends.
As they progress mentally and physically, we "train them to train", with a view to competition. They begin to understand the importance of an active lifestyle, develop self confidence and learn to understand the concept of individual competition, whilst very much being part of a team.
Through regular competition, they learn to set their own goals and love the feeling of success. They also learn to reapply themselves if those goals aren't achieved, and through this learn the fine art of hard work and dedication. They become physically fit, mentally strong, individually driven and team orientated.
If you have achieved level 8 or ASA Gold standard and would like to experience competitive swimming training, or already train and would like extra sessions, then come and try a free one hour session! We look forward to hearing from you.
If you are looking for swimming lessons (up to and including ASA Level 8) then why not check out sister swim school Jorvik Swim Academy.
Last 12 Months' Results & News
Spaces NOW available!
Due to the club's popularity and recent growth, we have been operating a waiting list. There is now some space so we will be offering places out to those on it. To register your swimmer or for any competitive enquiries, or to request to be added to the list please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rotherham Metro SC Meet -- 20/09/14
Team Jorvik’s regular training pool closed for maintenance over the
summer months, it was always going to be a tough ask for swimmers to
compete in the first event of the new season. Nine Team Jorvik
swimmers stepped up to the challenge at Rotherham Metro’s Graded
meet at Ponds Forge International Pool, Sheffield and attained
massive personal best times across the days events.
Enticknap (13), started the Team’s day with personal best times and
4th places in 100m individual medley (IM), 100m butterfly and 50m
breaststroke events and completed his swims with another PB in the
100m freestyle. Joseph Senior (13) quickly followed suit with
personal best times in 7 events taking gold in 100m backstroke,
silver in 100m freestyle and bronze in 100m butterfly events. Zak
Moorcroft (14), in addition to setting the fastest 50m (short course)
backstroke time in the North East Region, for a 14 year old this
year went on to win gold medals for 50m breaststroke, 50m butterfly
and 100m backstroke, silver for 100m butterfly and bronze for both
50m and 100m freestyle races.
Bunyan (14), achieved a full set of personal best times in her 6
events took gold in 50m butterfly and bronze in 100m freestyle
events. Emily Hill (12), took silver in the 50m breaststroke and
bronze in the 100m breaststroke
Amy (13) and Fay Clark (11), competing for the first time at the
international pool, made impressive personal best times across their
11 events. New comer to Team Jorvik, Maya Appleyard (13), again set
herself new personal best times across her 4 events and Georgia Kemp
(14) swam 2 personal best times, taking bronze medal in 50m
excellent day’s competition!
Jo and Grant delivered and absolutely fantastic session. They will be back soon and both said what a lovely atmosphere the club and parents had. They were also very impressed with the swimmers skils, technique, and ability to listen! They will be back soon!
Swimming Masterclass with Olympic Medallist Jo Jackson & Commonwealth Medallist Grant Turner
On the 27th of August, the club will play host to Jo Jackson and Grant Turner. The Olympians will be leading a 2 hour swimming masterclass with the swimmers, and giving up their time afterwards for a Q&A, and autograph/photograph session.
Should be a really exciting day! Spectators welcome!
3 in 1
11 year old Team Jorvik member Phoebe Holmes competed in her first ever competitive triathlon, finishing 4th in her age group and 20th overall. Phoebe did a 3:34 for her 200m swim, 7:27 for her 3.6k bike and 8:26 for the closing 1.7k run. Well done!
Harrogate Spa Town Meet
swimmers from Team Jorvik competed at Harrogate swimming club’s
Spa Town A/B Graded meet. 18 medals and personal best times galore
made this a post Easter gala a great success for Team Jorvik
Senior (13), competing in 9 events, swept the board with personal
best times in all events, taking medals in 8, including gold in both
the 200m Individual medley and 200m breaststroke events. Zak
Moorcroft (13) gaining medal places in 4 events, achieved a Regional
qualifying time in the 100m butterfly to add to his 2 other Regional
Neary- Lamond (11), competing in his first distance events achieved
personal best times in all and a top ten finish in his 50m Backstroke
race. Antonia Bunyan (14) smashed pervious best times in 200m
backstroke and 400m freestyle events and gained a silver medal in 50m
for Esme Littlewood (13) in 50m butterfly and bronze in the 200m
individual medley, with new personal best times in her 100m freestyle
and 50m breaststroke events. Rhiannon Wood (13) competed in her first
200 freestyle race; securing a top 10 finish and was awarded silver
for the 50m butterfly.Ellie Fothergill (13) Natasha Sanderson (12)
Romani Small (13) and Imogen Wood (11) competed in their first
distance events; with personal best times; Natasha taking 5th
place in all three of her events.
to Team Jorvik, Astrid Mawle (11), ensured qualification for
Yorkshire Championships Winter event in October in her 100m freestyle
event. Gabby Sanderson (10) attending her first licensed swimming
meet, coped well with the pressure, securing runners up medals in
both. Jess Buckton (12) competed in distance races securing top ten
finishes in 3 events.
Team Jorvik member and coach in-absentia Alice Cary competed in the Dutch National Championships last month and not only came away with PBs but also some great footage.
Do as I say, do as I do!
Yorkshire Long Course Championships 15-16 & 22-23/02/14 and 15-16/03/14
a small club swimming, Team Jorvik was well represented at the three
weekends of County championships 2014
distance events, held in Leeds, saw Max Nozedar (17), Zak Moorcroft
(13) and Emily Hill (11) achieve a full set of personal best long
course times; Zak achieving top ten finishes in both the 100m and
200m backstroke events
the sprint events, held in Sheffield, Esme Littlewood (13), Rhiannon
Wood (13) joined Emily Hill and Zak Moorcroft in representing Team
Jorvik. All previous long course personal times were smashed by the
swimmers with Zak narrowly (0.17sec) missing out on a medal (taking
4th place) in the 50m backstroke event.
Championships finale; the team relay events - Everyone rose to the
occasion by laying down some truly outstanding splits. The girls
11/12 age group freestyle team [Jessica Buckton, Emily Hill, Yasmin
Hardaker and Natasha Sanderson] swam a massive 7 seconds under their
entry time; taking seconds off their medley time in their next race.
The boys Open age group team [Max Nozedar, Jordan Littlewood, Harry
Nozedar and Joseph Senior] then followed by taking two seconds off
both their freestyle and medley entry times. Not to be outdone, the
girls’ 13/14 age group team [Esme Littlewood, Rhiannon Wood,
Antonia Bunyan, Georgia Kemp and Ellie Fothergill] matched this feat
by shaving 3 seconds off both relay entry times.
Scarborough Kingfisher's B&C Grade Meet - 8/03/14
Team Jorvik swimmers came away with 51 best times, 33 speeding
tickets or medals from 62 swims at Scarborough’s Kingfishers SC
annual B/C grade meet.
Gala débutantes Amy and Faye Clark came away with a full set of Personal
Best times, 4 medals and a speeding ticket between them. Supporting
them were team mates, Sam Enticknap, Lacey Small, Patrick
Neary-Lamond, Freyr Smithson, Imogen Wood, Natasha and Gabby
Sanderson,. Sam and Natasha both swam excellent breaststroke races,
this was mirrored in the backstroke by Patrick and Freyr both
medalling. Imogen and Gabby significantly lowered their previous 100
Individual Medley times, both winning medals (4th
and gold respectively). Lacey, at her first gala, achieved a full set
of PBs, a speeding ticket in the backstroke and a 6th
place medal in breaststroke. Newcomers’ Caitlin and Jamie Parsons
came away with many personal bests, gold medals and many new friends
by the end of the day, cementing their place in the Team.
the team were experienced competitors Antonia Bunyan, Georgia Kemp
and Joseph Senior. Antonia claimed gold medal and overall fastest
time of the day with a PB in the 100 IM. Georgia achieved a personal
best and medals in breaststroke and freestyle. Joseph came away with
4 personal bests, 3 silver and 2 gold medals. Antonia and Joseph also
qualified for the “Skins” competition at the end of the day,
Harrogate Janus Meet and Leeds New Year Meet - 11-12/01/13 & 18-19/01/13
Christmas indulgence and a break from training, swimmers from Team
Jorvik competed in the first swimming meets of the New Year.
travelled to Harrogate for its annual Janus Meet. Yasmin
Hardaker (11), competing in 6 events took gold in 200m freestyle,
silver in the 200m individual medley event, narrowly missing out on a
medal in her first 400m freestyle race. Emily Hardaker (10) competing
in 5 events took bronze in her first 400m freestyle race, and silver
in the 200m freestyle. Relative newcomer Sam Enticknap (12) achieved
personal best times in all his 4 events and took bronze in the 50m
7 Team Jorvik
swimmers tackled the tough long course City of Leeds New Year meet;
Antonia Bunyan (13) achieved personal best long course times in all
her 5 swims.; a feat matched by Emily Hill (11) in her 4 events.
Ellie Fothergill (13) in her first long course meet with Team Jorvik
made notable personal best times in 50m breast and 50m freestyle.
Jess Buckton (11) recorded an impressive 100m freestyle time, whilst
Rhiannon Wood (13) took a bronze medal in the 50m backstroke event
along with 3 other personal best times. Max Nozedar (17) competing in
7 events took gold in the 50m butterfly, bronze in 50m backstroke and
personal best long course times in 3 other events. Zak Moorcroft (13)
narrowly missed out on a medal achieving 4th place
finishes in the 50m, 100m and 200m backstroke events and recorded 3
personal best long course times in 3 other events.
North-East Region Short Course Championships - 30/11/13 - 01/12/13
Big congratulations to Alistair Cooper and Zak Moorcroft who both travelled up to Sunderland Aquatic Centre and swum PBs in 400 IM and 100 Backstroke respectively. Well done!
Harrogate DSC Autumn Meet - 09-10/11/13
A very respectable 50
medals and 3 speeding tickets from 64 swims was the well-earned
bounty for the 11 squad members competing at the Harrogate Autumn Age
Zak Moorcroft had to
settle for a bronze in the 200m breast which otherwise would have
been a full complement of gold medals for his swims. He gained gold
in 50m free, back breast and fly, 100m free, back and breast and 200m
free and back. Eleanor Cooper out swam all the competition in the
200m and 400m free and the 50m fly and was awarded with speeding
tickets. She then went on to win gold in the 100m back and fly and
200m back and fly and settled for a silver medal in the 200m
Rhiannon Wood won the
50m free and fly and was awarded gold and followed with a silver in
100 free and bronze in the 100m back. Antonia Bunyan took silver in
the 200m individual medley and bronze in the 200m free. Georgia Kemp
swam herself into bronze medal positions in the 50m and 100m
breaststoke. Jess Buckton took silver in her first ever 400m event.
Imogen Wood, 10 years, took 6th place runner up awards in both the
50m free and 50m back.
The Nozedar brothers
each competed in 5 events. Max taking gold in 200m and 400m Free,
100m back and 200m fly. Harry won gold in 50m free and 200m
individual medley, silver in 50m breast and bronze in 100m free and
200m back. Alistair Cooper took 6 gold medal positions in 200m &
400m free, 100m & 200m back, 200m breast and 200m individual
medley and 2 silvers medals in 100m free and 50m breast. Joseph
Senior competing in 6 events in one session took home 2 silvers for
the 50m fly and 100m free and 4 bronze awards in 50m & 100m
breast , 200m free and 200m individual medley.
At the close of the
gala the swimmers recorded a massive 47 personal best times from 64
South Axholme Sharks Halloween Meet and Leeds Level 2 Grand Prix Results - 26-27/09/13
Axholme held their one day Halloween Meet at Beverley Pool and six
Team Jorvik members entered all evnts. 50 metres Freestyle,
Backstroke, Breaststroke and Butterfly and 100m Individual Medley.
Bunyan was the star of the day with a full set of personal best
times, a speeding ticket, 3 top six places and a 3.5 second personal
best on her 100m Individual Medley. Rhiannon and Imogen Wood were
both awarded with speeding tickets in the 50m Freestyle. The sisters
also gained 2 top six finishes each, Rhiannon in the 50m Butterfly
and 50m Backstroke and Imogen in the 50m Breaststroke and Backstroke.
Georgia Kemp took honours for the clubs fastest girl in the 50m
Breaststroke and narrowly missed out on a trophy for her efforts.
Georgia also took a 3 second personal best on her 50m Butterfly.
Patrick Neary-Lamond improved his times in the 50m Backstroke and
Breaststroke with the breaststroke getting him a 3rd place. Patrick
also walked away with a trophy for the 50m Butterfly. Joe Senior
improved on his recent 100m Individual Medley personal best by taking
another 2 seconds off his time. He alos achieved 2 top six finishes
in 50m Backstroke and his best position of 4th place in the 50m
the same weekend some squad members ventured to the John Charles
Centre in Leeds as part of their training experience in racing to
gain position for a final at the Leeds Grand Prix Meet. With seven
swimmers over the two day meet it provided plenty of experience for
all as no less than 26 finals were swum. Team Jorvik had 4 swimmers
achieve places for the Open 50m Backstroke final where the Gold and
Silver positions were won by 2 of our swimmers. Although the meet was
not targeted for improving times by the close of the gala 18 personal
best times had been achieved. A total of 10 top 3 finishes were just
rewards for the efforts of the squad members.
swimmers representing the club were : Jon Beardsley, Alistair Cooper,
Eleanor Cooper, Jack Dorland, Zak Moorcroft, Harry Nozedar and Max
Yorkshire Championships Results - 12-13/09/13
Absent from photo: Zak Moorcroft
Team Jorvik swimmers with qualifying times competed at the Yorkshire
County Championships at Sheffield’s Ponds Forge. The competition
was over 2 days and spectators were entertained to some great racing
from swimmers from the whole of the Yorkshire Region.
Team Jorvik had a total
of 25 swims over the weekend for which the swimmers had been in full
training since September, the start of the new season. By the final
swim on Sunday evening the Team Jorvik representation had massed a
total of 23 personal best times and had joint winners of highest
placing for club members – Alistair Cooper 12th in 200m
Individual Medley and Zak Moorcroft 12th in 100m
Backstroke in their respective age groups.
Yorkshire qualifier, Emily Hill, opened the personal best count in
the 100m Breaststroke. Yasmin Hardaker left with 3 Personal Best
times in the 100m Backstroke, 100m Freestyle and the 200m Individual
medley. Jess Buckton, unphased by her first ever Yorkshire
Championships experience, matched Yasmin’s achievements. Emily
Hardaker fought every stroke to win her 100m freestyle heat and
gaining a personal best time. She also took a personal best time in
the 100m Backstroke. Max Nozedar qualified for all 5 events and came
home with personal bests in 100m freestyle, breaststroke and
butterfly and 200m Individual Medley.
and sister duo, Alistair and Eleanor Cooper, each qualified for 4
events and both achieving personal bests in all. Alistair 100m
freestyle, breaststroke, backstroke and 200m Individual medley.
Eleanor 100m freestyle, backstroke and butterfly and 200m Individual
Medley. Zak Moorcroft had 2 events. 200m Individual medley, in which
he gained a personal best , and 100m Backstroke where he achieved a
personal best time and a North Eastern qualifying time.