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Sheffield City Sprints Gala

posted 6 Sep 2017, 03:21 by Team Jorvik   [ updated 6 Sep 2017, 04:47 ]

12 swimmers went to Ponds Forge in Sheffield on 26th August for the first gala of the season, despite it being in the summer holidays. It was a great afternoon and everyone performed fantastically well - there were some very fast swims, amazing PB’s, new Yorkshire qualifying times, improved Yorkshire qualifying times and 5 medals.

Out of 39 swims there were 27 PB’s, which is amazing. PB swim of the day belonged to Maximus, taking almost 5 seconds off his 100m Freestyle time.

Medals were awarded to:
Fay Clark – Gold in 100m Backstroke and 50m Backstroke
Aidan Reilly – Bronze in 100m Breaststroke
Cormac Reilly – Bronze in 100m Breaststroke
Maximus Mawle – Bronze in 50m Butterfly

New Yorkshire qualifying times:
9 year old Ellie – 50m Butterfly and 100m Backstroke
15 year old Elizabeth – 100m Breaststroke

Well done everyone!

Rotherham Metro July gala

posted 25 Jul 2017, 10:33 by Team Jorvik

Our Age Group and Senior Performance Squads had a fantastic end to the season at Ponds Forge on 15/16th July.  Over half of the team achieved PBs in all of their races, and non-PB swims amongst the rest of the squad were very few and far between.  Joan, Jake, Laura, Amy and Aidan F all clocked up improvements of more than 20 seconds.  Joe C, Laura, Elizabeth and Joe S all came home jangling with medals, while several others swimmers won 1 or 2 each. 3 swimmers achieved new qualifying times for the Yorkshire Winter Competition: Laura in 50m Fly and 100m Breast, Jake in 100m Back and Joan in 100m Free; and the two Joes achieved new NER qualifying times: Joe C in 200m IM and Joe S in 400m Free, 400m IM and 200m Fly.  Well done team!

Richmond Dales Summer Madness

posted 25 Jul 2017, 09:37 by Team Jorvik   [ updated 25 Jul 2017, 09:39 ]

A small group of Juniors and Development Squad swimmers attended the Richmond Dales Summer Madness gala in Leeds on 15th July. As well as the individual races, we were able to field two Under 12 Girls Relay teams, which was the first time they had raced together as a team and it was great to hear the encouragement they gave each other.  Everyone swam at least one PB, with notable gains by Charlotte (100 Breast), Libby (100 Free) and Emma (50 Fly). Our swimmers won 11 medals between them: Libby with 4; Freddie at his first gala won 2; Heidi 2; Eve, Emma and Ellie 1 each.

Viking Sprints 2017

posted 18 Jun 2017, 13:31 by Team Jorvik   [ updated 18 Jun 2017, 13:32 ]

The 9th annual Viking Sprints, our Club's flagship gala, was another huge success! Around 550 swimmers from 24 clubs joined us and many medals were won.  None of this would have been possible without all the volunteers and officials (timekeepers/judges) who gave up their time to help, so a huge thank you to everyone who played a part in the organisation and running of the gala on the day.
 (More to follow...)

Age Group NERs May 2017

posted 18 Jun 2017, 12:55 by Team Jorvik

The short version: Best ever Team Jorvik performance at NERs! 3 swimmers (Callum Tonkins, Joe Callin, Aidan Fothergill) swam in 13 events, reached 12 finals and recorded 12 overall PBs, with Joe winning a Bronze medal in 100m Free. (longer version to follow...)

Richmond Dales April Fool Meet

posted 10 Apr 2017, 14:30 by Team Jorvik

We were back at John Charles Aquatics Centre again, this time for the Level 1 April Fool meet.  Again our swimmers put in some fantastic performances, achieving a total of 63 PBs and managing to come away with 2 gold, 2 silver and 6 bronze medals.  10 year old Heidi Fothergill achieved a clean sweep of 6 PBs, while 13 year old Amy Bettles continued her fine run of form with another 5 out of 5 excellent PB swims. Notably large PBs came in the longer events from Joe Callin (400 IM, 200 Free), Laura Bettles (200 Breast), Amy Bettles (200 Breast, 200 Free, 400 Free), Heidi Fothergill (200 Back, 200 Free), Joe Senior (400 IM), Abby Dennis (200 IM), Aidan Fothergill (200 IM) and Eve Clark (200 Free).  It was pleasing to see Maximus Mawle and Emily Hill returning to form, both swimming PBs and winning bronze medals.  Special mentions to Joe Senior and Rhiannon Wood for achieving NER times in 400 IM and 50m Fly respectively, and Fay Clark for a Yorkshire qualifying time in 50m Back. With medals awarded only to the top 3, Joe Callin could be considered the unluckiest swimmer with a total of five 4th placed swims!

Team Jorvik Spring Festival

posted 10 Apr 2017, 13:55 by Team Jorvik

The first of Team Jorvik's two Open Meets of the year was a big success, thanks to the hard work of the organising committee, all the parent helpers and the volunteer officials from visiting clubs.  Our swimmers had a good day in the pool too, winning a total of 27 gold medals (11 A grade, 10 B grade and 6 C grade).  Notable overall performances came from 13 year old Amy Bettles achieving good PBs in all of her 6 swims, sister Laura very nearly matching this feat, and 11 year old Joe Neary-Lamond updating some old times with huge PBs in his 3 swims.  In the 200m IM event, 10 year olds Charlotte Bell and Heidi Fothergill both made big gains, with other great improvements coming in the 200m Free for Eve Clark, Fay Clark, Imogen Wood and Laura Bettles.

Yorkshire Championships Spring 2017

posted 9 Mar 2017, 13:49 by Team Jorvik

Most weekends in February were spent at either John Charles Aquatics Centre (Leeds) or Ponds Forge (Sheffield) for the Spring Yorkshire Long Course Swimming Championships.  A record 17 swimmers from Team Jorvik achieved qualifying times, that's a third of all our members!
The first weekend got off to a good start with 4 finals swims: Aidan winning a bronze medal in the 100m Breaststroke and 4th place in 200m Breaststroke, Joe C 7th in 200m Fly with a 10 second PB, and Callum 6th place in 200m Backstroke. Another two awesome PB swims from Joe C in 200m and 400m Free. 
The second weekend saw the 50m Sprints in Sheffield, with some great swimming from the whole squad. Our top swimmer accolade for the morning session went to James for 2 cracking PBs in Breaststroke and Free, and in the afternoon to Libby for a 3 second PB in Backstroke. Other good PB swims were posted by Heidi, Charlotte, Fay, Imogen, Laura, Aidan, Joe C, Callum, Joe S and Tom. Joe C was unlucky to finish in 11th place in both Fly and Free, but we had 2 finalists: well done to Callum for 8th place in the final of the Backstroke and to Aidan for becoming Yorkshire Champion in the U13 Boys 50m Breaststroke!
The final weekend saw more great swimming by Joe C to reach the final of the 100m Fly and an awesome 22 second PB in 400m IM on the Saturday.  On Sunday, more fantastic swimming from Callum to finish 4th in the final of the U14 100m Backstroke with a 2 second PB over his heat swim, while Tom grabbed 9th place in the final of the 16 & over 100m Backstroke.
Our Yorkshires 2017 qualifiers were: Libby Anderson, Heidi Fothergill, Charlotte Bell, Cormac Reilly, Maximus Mawle, Aidan Fothergill, Joe Callin, Fay Clark, Laura Bettles, Callum Tonkins, Imogen Wood, Emily Hill, James Ruxton, Joe Senior, Zak Moorcroft, Tom Watkins-Hargan, Rhiannon Wood.


New team kit

posted 7 Feb 2017, 08:38 by Team Jorvik

The new kit is now available to order directly from Kukri: 
T-shirts and hoodies can be personalised with the swimmers name - this is optional but recommended to ensure they don't lose them!  Although the Personalised field says "Surname", you can use whatever name you like, usually first name or nickname. 
For those who wanted to try on children's sizes yesterday, we are hoping to have these available next week.  Any "out of stock" items should be back in stock within 2 weeks.

Harrogate Janus Meet

posted 27 Jan 2017, 08:49 by Team Jorvik

A strong team of 19 swimmers went to the Janus A/B grade meet in Harrogate in early January. It was a very successful gala for Team Jorvik with lots of medals, new or improved County qualifying times, new Regional qualifying times, and of course more PB’s than I can count! 
Again, Joe Senior came away with lots of gold medals dangling around his neck: A-grade gold in 7/7 swims – well done Joe!
In total the team achieved in A-grade: 11 Gold medals, 7 Silver medals, 2 bronze medals; in B-grade: 10 Gold, 9 Silver and 3 bronze. Amazing job everyone.
Two of our swimmers achieved their first ever Yorkshire qualifying times: 10 year old Charlotte Bell in 50m & 100m butterfly and 13 year old Imogen Wood in 50m backstroke. Well done girls!
There were new Yorkshire QTs for: Joe S (200m IM), Aidan (200m IM), Heidi (50m fly & 50m breaststroke), Libby (50m free), Callum (100m free, 200m free, 400m free and 400m IM), Fay (200m backstroke), Joe C (400m freestyle, 400m IM and 200m butterfly). 
Also some fantastic new NER QTs for: Joe S (200m & 400m freestyle and 100m fly), Callum (100m & 200m backstroke) Joe C (400m freestyle, 400IM and 200m butterfly). 
An amazing weekend of swimming and everyone should be very proud.

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