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Spring Festival Meet now full

posted 23 Jan 2018, 09:43 by Team Jorvik   [ updated 23 Jan 2018, 09:58 ]

Thanks to everyone for getting their entries in early.  As of 23rd January, the meet is now full.  Lane-filler swims might be available on the day if we get some withdrawals, but will be restricted to clubs already at the event.  We are looking forward to another great gala!  

We are still in need of officials, of any level (trainees welcome too).  Please contact us if you can help.

Info for upcoming Yorkshire Swimming Championships

posted 23 Jan 2018, 09:34 by Team Jorvik

Our entries have been submitted and accepted.  Entries can be checked here: http://www.yorkshireswimming.org/onlineresults/index.php and the results will appear when the competition commences.  For the first two weekends, in Leeds, the morning session will start at 9am and the afternoon at 2pm.  On Sprints Day in Sheffield (24th), the morning session starts at 9am and the afternoon at 2.30pm.  All warm up sessions start 1 hour prior to the swim start times.

Leeds New Year Meet

posted 9 Jan 2018, 13:20 by Team Jorvik

14 of our swimmers attended the City of Leeds New Year Meet on 6/7 January 2018. The New Year brought some new times for many of our swimmers who undertook longer distance events for the first time. 

Charlotte conquered the 400 IM.  Four girls braved the 800m freestyle and each was rewarded with a medal for her efforts: Emma (silver), Laura (bronze), Jess (gold) and Joan (silver). Callum and Joe C took on the 1500m freestyle achieving excellent times - Joe C bagged a new Yorkshire time and a gold medal. 

New Yorkshire times were also achieved by Jake (50 breaststroke), Callum (100 breaststroke), Amy (200 breaststroke) and Meredith (400 IM, 200 breaststroke, 200 backstroke).

Personal bests were hard won at this time of year with little training over Christmas, late nights and too many mince pies! However, our swimmers managed an impressive array. Aidan R nearly achieved a full set with PBs in 8 out of his 9 events. Similarly, Meredith PB'd in 6 out of her 7 events and Heidi in 3 out of her 4 events. 

0verall, we came away with 37 medals (13 gold, 8 silver, 16 bronze).

If this is the first gala of the year we have high hopes for the rest of 2018. 

Middlesbrough Xmas gala

posted 11 Dec 2017, 14:43 by Team Jorvik

Our Senior & Age Group Performance squads had a busy weekend with some amazing swimming at Middlesbrough in the last gala of the year on 9/10th December.  With a full event schedule, up to 400m events, it was a great chance for the swimmers to update old times as well as enter some favourite events.  Unfortunately the gala was so busy that the 400m IM and 200m Breaststroke were moved to Friday evening, meaning most of our entries had to be withdrawn for those events. 

PBs were too numerous to mention them all, but the star performance came from Amy, who produced some fantastic PBs all round, but most notably she achieved her first ever Yorkshire qualifying times with 3.5 and 10 second PBs in 50m and 100m Breaststroke respectively, and these might well turn out to be NER qualifying times too.  In addition, there were 6 other new Yorkshire qualifying times: Laura (50 Back, 50 Free, 100 Breast), Emma (50 Free), Callum (200 Free) and Aidan F (100 Free). 

A total of 18 medals were won: Joe S (3 gold, 1 silver, 2 bronze), Tom (silver), Zak (2 silver, 1 bronze), Callum (silver), Aidan R (silver), Joe C ( 1 gold, 3 silver, 1 bronze) and Amy (bronze).

Swim-along-a-Santa Meet

posted 11 Dec 2017, 13:23 by Team Jorvik

report to follow

Halifax team gala

posted 16 Nov 2017, 09:09 by Team Jorvik

Tom and Antonia with our prizes
Along with 4 other teams, we were invited by Halifax Swimming Club to compete in a fun relay gala for the George Barraclough Memorial Bowl.  Despite not having a full squad, meaning that most swimmers had to race in age groups above their own, we finished in 3rd place overall, winning a plaque and a box of chocolates!  Most importantly, everyone had fun and showed fantastic team spirit, cheering each other on and embracing the challenge of swimming up.  Coaches and spectators alike provided very vocal support too.  Everyone went home exhausted but happy at the end of the evening! 

North East Region Age Group (SC) Championships

posted 30 Oct 2017, 12:44 by Team Jorvik

On 28th/29th October, our two 13 year old boys, Joe Callin and Aidan Fothergill, travelled to Sunderland for another excellent weekend of swimming.  Joe had qualified for 11 events altogether but chose to enter just 5, achieving PBs and top 10 finishes in 4 of these: 100m Free (4th), 400m IM (10th), 400m Free (8th) and 50m Free (7th).  Aidan continued his great form from last weekend, swimming almost identical times to the previous week in 50m and 100m Breaststroke to win Gold and Bronze medals respectively, then adding another Bronze in 200m Breaststroke with a 12 second PB, and finishing his NER campaign with a further brilliant PB in 100m IM to finish in 8th place.  Great stuff, well done boys!

South Axholme Sharks Halloween Gala

posted 30 Oct 2017, 12:44 by Team Jorvik

Libby, Heidi, Emma, Robbie, Cormac & Aidan R competed in the ever-popular Halloween gala in Beverley on Sunday.  Between them they achieved several PBs, the most notable being Cormac's 7 second improvement in 100m IM, which earned him a Speeding Ticket to match Libby's won in the same event.  Robbie and Aidan won Gold medals and Aidan also won a Silver medal.

Yorkshire Winter Competition: 13+ year olds

posted 23 Oct 2017, 14:59 by Team Jorvik

We had 13 swimmers in action for the second weekend of this competition: Rhiannon Wood, Zak Moorcroft, Joe Senior, James Ruxton, Elizabeth Blake, Emily Hill, Jake Rodway, Callum Tonkins, Aidan Reilly, Laura Bettles, Fay Clark, Meredith Harness and Aidan Fothergill (Joan Clayton, Tom Watkins-Hargan and Joe Callin also achieved qualifying times but chose not to compete).  It was a very successful weekend all round, with many excellent PB swims, 4 medals won and another 5 Top 10 finishes.

Callum won our first medal - clinching Silver in 50m Backstroke by swimming 1 second quicker than his previous best time.  He also came 6th in 100m Backstroke and swam 7 very impressive PBs over the weekend.

Meredith put in some fantastic performances, despite suffering with a shoulder injury, and achieved 5 Top 10 places out of the 6 events she chose to swim, including a brilliant Silver medal in 50m Fly.

Aidan F produced some amazing PBs in his 6 swims, winning Gold medals in both the 50m and 100m Breaststroke - incredibly in the 50m event he was 2.5 seconds ahead of his nearest rival!

Jake, swimming in his first Yorkshires, swam some great PBs in his 6 events, culminating in a 4 second improvement in 100m Backstroke. James also produced fine swims in all 6 of his events, knocking off nearly 2 seconds in his 50m Backstroke. Joe S put in solid performances in all of his 9 events, the highlight being a 1 second PB in 50m Breaststroke.  Aidan R and Elizabeth both swam nice PBs in their Breaststroke events, and Fay made a good improvement in her 50m Backstroke.

It is great for everyone to see the rewards from all the hard work the kids are putting in in training.

Yorkshire Biathlon Championships

posted 18 Oct 2017, 06:25 by Team Jorvik

Team Jorvik swimmers Aidan and Heidi Fothergill and Lucy Gilbertson competed in the Yorkshire Region Modern Biathlon Championships on 15th October.  This competition is part of the Modern Pentathlon series and involves a timed run and swim, the distances varying by age, with the points for each section then being added together.  All three produced PBs in both their runs and swims, with Aidan winning the U14B category (1600m run & 100m swim), Heidi finishing 2nd in U12G (800m run & 50m swim) and Lucy coming 6th in U10G (also 800m run & 50m swim).  These great results mean that Aidan and Heidi qualify automatically for the British Biathlon competition in Solihull in November and the British Schools Biathlon at Crystal Palace in March, with Lucy being highly likely to also achieve a qualifying place when the rankings list is published.

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