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Summer swimming arrangements

posted 20 Jul 2019, 10:01 by Team Jorvik

A reminder that the normal timetable continues until Friday 26th July (except that Tuesdays have now finished). The Summer timetable starts from Sunday 28th July and runs until Friday 31st August.  Full details have been emailed to all parents but a summary can be found on the Members' Area page.  Happy holidays everyone!

Rotherham Metro July gala

posted 10 Jul 2019, 13:12 by Team Jorvik

Rotherham Metro A/B Summer Meet at Ponds Forge was our chosen end of season meet again this year (except for those competing at the forthcoming Nationals) and what a fantastic weekend to end the year!  From the youngest swimmers to the oldest, every competitor proved that what you give in training you gain in performances at target galas like these.  All the swimmers did themselves and their coaches proud, but especially those who have maturely - and clearly successfully - balanced their swim training with studying for exams.

It is hard to choose a stand-out performance as everyone really deserves a mention, so here’s the long summary!

Aidan F – 5/5 PBs and 4 medals, including 2 A grade Golds

Aiden S – 3 PBs, including his first two Yorkshire qualifying times (50 Fly & 100 Back)

Alex M – 8/8 fantastic PBs, including 3 new Yoks QTs, and a medal of each colour

Alex T – 2 PBs despite not feeling 100% and pulling out of the afternoon’s races

Amy – 7/7 PBs, including a huge improvement in 400m IM, and 4 medals (2 at A grade)

Ben P – probably our most successful competitor, coming away with 9/9 PB swims, a new Yorks QT (100m Free) and 7 medals!

Callum – 7/8 PBs, including another superb 400m IM improvement, and 2 A grade Silver medals

Cormac – 5 PBs and 3 medals

Eleanor – 3 PBs, including a huge improvement in 400m IM, and 2 A grade Silver medals

Ellie – 6 PBs, including the “most improved swim” (45 seconds quicker in 400m IM!), and 3 medals

Freddie – 5/6 PBs, a new Yorks QT in 100m Free, and an A grade medal

Hannah – 6/6 PBs

Heidi – 4/4 PBs, including a new Yorks QT for 100m Back, and a medal in every race

Jake – 8/8 superb PBs, a new Yorks QT for 100m Fly, and 2 A grade medals (one of them Gold)

James T – 6/6 PBs and 1 medal

Jess B – 3 PBs, a new Yorks QT for 50 Back, and a medal

Joan – a PB and 3 medals, despite scaling back training significantly to take her A Levels

Laura – 7/8 PBs, including 2 new Yoks QTs (50 Free & 100 Back), and 3 medals

Libby  - 4/4 PBs, including a fantastic 50 Free swim (30.65) earning her a Yorks QT, and 2 medals (1 at A grade)

Lilly – 5/5 PB swims, including some big improvements

Meredith – 6/7 PBs and 3 A grade medals

Robyn – 6 nice PBs, continuing the big strides forwards she takes at every gala

Scarlett – 4 good PBs

William – 6/8 PBs, new Yorks QTs for 100 Free & 100 Back, and 5 medals (2 at A grade)

Zachary – 5/6 PBs, new Yorks QTs for 100m IM & 50 Back, and 5 medals, including an A grade Silver

Well done to everyone 😊

We are looking for a new Head Coach

posted 18 Jun 2019, 15:12 by Team Jorvik

Following David's decision to move on to new challenges, Team Jorvik are looking to appoint a new Head Coach from September.  Please see our job advert and forward to anyone who might be interested. 

National Qualifiers

posted 18 Jun 2019, 15:04 by Team Jorvik

We are delighted to have received confirmation that four of our Performance Squad have achieved qualifying times for this year's Summer Nationals competitions.  

The British Summer Championships and the three home nation summer meets form part of the broader Performance Pathway Strategy aimed at supporting the UK’s junior swimming talent on their journey towards senior medal-winning international performances. The 24 top ranked swimmers in each event are invited to compete at the British Swimming Summer Championships. The next 20 ranked English swimmers are invited to compete at the Swim England Summer NationalsEntry to these key end of season events is by invitation only, from performances recorded in a designated Qualifying Window between the end of March and May. 

Our qualifying swimmers are:
British Championships: 23rd-28th July
Eleanor Cooper - Women's 19 years & over 200m Fly
Meredith Harness - Women's 16 years 50m Fly & 100m Fly
Aidan Fothergill - Men's 15 years 100m Breaststroke
English Nationals: 31st July-4th August
Callum Tonkins - Men's 16 years 50m Backstroke, 100m Backstroke, 200m Backstroke
Aidan Fothergill - Men's 15 years 50m Breaststroke & 200m Breaststroke

All the events will be live streamed so we will be able to cheer them on via our various devices!  Good luck to them all.

Jorvik Viking Sprints

posted 18 Jun 2019, 14:32 by Team Jorvik

Everyone's favourite gala lived up to its reputation again this year!  Now in its 11th year, this fast-paced sprints meet has a reputation for being fun and friendly and this year it filled up within hours of entries opening.  With A, B and C grades, it is an inclusive gala and gives a rare opportunity for all but the top swimmers in a club to compete together, meaning there is always a fantastic supportive atmosphere.  Six place medals in each grade in all the age groups means that swimmers leave with jangling medals and smiles.  This was certainly the case with our squad, especially the younger swimmers,who all put in fantastic performances - many PBs were achieved and medals won.  All the achievements were too numerous to list but special mention to those who achieved PBs in 4 or more races: Ben B, Caleb, Thomas, Freddie, Lilly, Will, Zach M, Scarlett, Maddy, Connor, Maya, Ellie, Robyn, Alice S, James T, Imogen, Alice W; and to those achieving qualifying times for the Winter Yorkshires: Freddie (3), Joe F, Will (5), Zach M.

This gala wouldn't be possible without the officials who volunteer their time and the parents, and grandparents, of our swimmers who all worked magnificently as one big, happy team - a big thank you to everyone involved!

Long Course NERs

posted 18 Jun 2019, 13:24 by Team Jorvik

An impressive 16 of our swimmers achieved qualifying times for the Long Course North East Regional Championships held at Ponds Forge in May, although only 11 chose to compete: Joe C, Aidan F, Aidan R, Jake, Callum, Amy, Laura, Joan, Eleanor, Meredith and Emily.
Highlights of the first day were Meredith pulling out a fantastic PB swim to take Bronze in 100m Fly, Aidan F swimming a nice PB in the final of the 200m Breaststroke to finish 7th, and Eleanor knocking another 12 seconds off the 800m time she set only a few weeks ago and finishing 10th. 
On Sunday Meredith secured 6th place in the final of 50m Fly, Callum swam a great PB to take 7th in the 50m Back final, and Jake put in an amazing performance in 50m Free
after missing Saturday due to illness.
There were almost certainly a few Nationals qualifying times posted this weekend too!

April Fool Meet

posted 29 Apr 2019, 01:39 by Team Jorvik   [ updated 29 Apr 2019, 06:19 ]

Most of our Competitive Squad, plus a few others, had an enjoyable weekend at the Richmond Dales April Fool Meet.  Many of the swimmers took the opportunity to try some of the longer events for the first time and others achieved some big PBs in events they hadn’t swum for a few months, showing just how much they are improving all the time.

Our youngest swimmers put in awesome performances: Aiden S achieving good PBs in all his 4 races and winning two bronze medals; while Alex T swam 6 PBs, won a silver and 3 bronze medals and gained qualifying times for the Winter Yorkshire Competition in 4 events.  Freddie was also on great form and his efforts earned him 2 bronze medals and a Yorkshire QT.  And Alex M showed that continuing to train hard really does reap rewards, with PBs in all 7 of his events earning himself 2 golds and a bronze medal.  A good PB for Ben in 200m IM saw him take gold too.

For the girls, Robyn, Ellie, Libby, Lilly and Scarlett all put in several great PB swims, with Ellie winning a bronze medal and achieving a Yorkshire QT.  Our older girls, Jess B and Laura, though not quite on their best form on the day, came away with a silver and a gold, and 2 gold medals respectively.

Well done team!

Leeds National Qualifier

posted 29 Apr 2019, 01:38 by Team Jorvik   [ updated 29 Apr 2019, 01:38 ]

report to follow

Sunderland National Qualifier

posted 29 Apr 2019, 01:36 by Team Jorvik

report to follow

Yorkshire Long Course Championships

posted 25 Feb 2019, 07:09 by Team Jorvik

Well done to our squad of 16 swimmers who competed over the course of three weekends in February: Joan, Eleanor, Amy, Laura, Meredith, Heidi, Alex M, Tom, Joe S, James R, Jake, Aidan R, Callum, Joe C, Aidan F and Cormac.  Many elected to swim only a limited selection of their events, plus a further 10 of our swimmers had also achieved qualifying times but were unable to compete.  Despite this, we had more finalists than ever before, and many other great swims too.
The following won medals and finals placings:
Aidan F - 1st 100m Breast, 1st 200m Breast, 2nd 50m Breast;
Meredith - 2nd 100m Fly, 2nd 50m Fly, 3rd 200m Back, 6th 400m IM, 6th 50m Back;
Tom - 2nd 100m Back;
Callum - 3rd 200m Back, 3rd 100m Back;
Eleanor - 6th 200m Back, 7th 200m Fly;
Joe C - 6th 100m Back, 7th 200m back, 7th 50m Back, 8th 200m Fly;
Amy - 8th 100m Breast;
Jake - 10th 100m Back;
Joan - disqualified in the 200m Back final for a technical infraction.

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