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Bonfire Bash

posted 16 Nov 2021, 00:16 by Team Jorvik   [ updated 16 Nov 2021, 08:30 ]

Another excellent showing from our swimmers at the Spenborough Bonfire Bash on Sunday 14th November resulted in the team finishing 8th overall out of the 17 teams competing and handfuls of medals being carted home! Strong swims from everyone resulted in some great PBs and even when not achieving a PB, everyone was pretty much finishing in and around their PB times. As always, it’s difficult to pick out individual performances, but mentions have to go to Sam T and Bradley for achieving the top girl and top boy awards in the 9/10 year age group, outstanding efforts! Also a mention for a number of huge PBs (by 3 seconds or more) for Daniel B, Joni, Carlos, Joe, Bradley, Thomas and Evelyn. As always, well done to all of our swimmers and coaches for the efforts and achievements, we’re all proud of you!

NER SC Championships

posted 16 Nov 2021, 00:13 by Team Jorvik   [ updated 16 Nov 2021, 08:04 ]

There were some great swims by our small squad at the North East Region SC Age Group Championships at Ponds Forge in November. 3/3 PBs for 12 year old Millie and 2 for 11 year old Carolina. In his last outing for Team Jorvik, 12 year old Alex managed 7 PBs from his 11 swims and finished in the top 10 in all but 2 events, narrowly missing out on a bronze medal in the 100m IM by 0.02 secs. We wish Alex all the best and look forward to following his progress in the future as he moves on to train with our friends at YCBC. Oliver also qualified but chose not to compete.

Yorkshire Winter Competition

posted 16 Nov 2021, 00:12 by Team Jorvik   [ updated 16 Nov 2021, 08:29 ]

We had 17 qualifiers for the Yorkshire Winter Competition - 6 in the 13 years+ weekend in Leeds and the others competed 2 weeks later in Sheffield.
Stand out swim of the first weekend came from Freddie, knocking an amazing 6 seconds off his 100m Fly time! Heidi managed to improve her 100 Back PB by almost 2 seconds, went sub-30 in 50 Free for the first time and narrowly missed out on an NER QT with her 50m Back PB swim. Libby and Lewis achieved PBs in each of their swims. Alex swam a solid race to finish in 12th place in 50m Breast and achieved a PB in 100m Breast. Unfortunately Elizabeth had to withdraw due to a week of illness.
This was followed by some great swimming from the 9-12 year olds in Sheffield. Lots of PBs, new NER QTs for Alex, Millie and Joe, and several “Finalist” hats for top 10 finishes: Dan 7th in 100 Free, 9th in 50 Free; Alex 4th in 200 IM & 400 IM, 5th in 100 Back & 100 Free, 6th in 100 Fly, 8th 50 Fly, 9th 50 Back; Sam 4th in 50 fly, 5th in 50 Back, 100 Back & 100 Fly, 6th in 50 Free, 100 Free & 100 IM; Evelyn 9th in 100 Breast.

Alex selected for NER training camp

posted 22 Oct 2021, 10:31 by Team Jorvik

Congratulations to Alex Tew, who has been selected for the North East Regional training camp for 12 year olds, taking place at Catterick swimming pool in November.  Swimmers are selected on the basis of their ranking amongst other swimmers in the region, with only the top 2 or 3 in each event being invited, so this is a huge achievement - well done Alex!

Winter Yorkshires qualifiers

posted 6 Oct 2021, 06:53 by Team Jorvik

Congratulations to our 17 swimmers who have achieved the qualifying standards to enter the Winter Yorkshire Swimming Competition, taking place over two weekends in October.  In the 13+ age group this weekend (9/10th) Heidi, Lewis, Libby, Freddie, Alex Taylor and Elizabeth will be swimming.  The 9-12 year old qualifiers, who will compete over 23rd/24th weekend are: Alex Tew, Millie, Alice, Carolina, Oliver, Joe F, Joshua, Dan T, Samantha, Bradley, Evelyn.  Good luck to everyone!

Festival of swimming medals

posted 22 Aug 2021, 08:26 by Team Jorvik

Congratulations to Alex Tew for his performance at the end of season Swim England North East (Yorkshire) Festival of Swimming meet.  Alex won a Bronze medal in 100m Free and a Silver in 200m Free, both with new PB times.  Well done Alex!

We held a gala!

posted 22 Aug 2021, 08:15 by Team Jorvik

We were proud to be among the first clubs to hold a Level 3 meet after Covid restrictions were lifted - our "annual" Jorvik Viking Sprints was held a month later than usual, on 24th July 2021 at John Charles Centre, Leeds.  There were still restrictions in place, including no spectators being allowed, and the timing system wasn't working properly, but that didn't dampen the swimmers' enthusiasm and everybody's delight and relief at being able to attend a gala again after 16 months.  For many swimmers this was their first gala.

Team Jorvik swimmers put in magnificent performances all round, with nearly all swims being PBs, a handful of new Yorkshire QTs being achieved and lots of medals won.  The coaches were very proud - well done everyone!

Swimming unaffected by tighter restrictions

posted 15 Oct 2020, 05:57 by Team Jorvik

As York is set to move to Tier 2 under the government's new categorisation system, we understand that "Youth Sport" such as swimming can still go ahead as currently.

Autumn term timetable

posted 12 Sept 2020, 08:26 by Team Jorvik

Thank you for bearing with us through all the last minute changes necessary to finalise the current timetable (this might still change again if we get positive news from the other school pools that we normally use).  The first week of the new timetable has seen our swimmers enthusiastically attending an increased number of sessions and some more swimmers have returned to training. We had a good attendance at our first Saturday morning session, but still have room for a few more Competitive and Performance swimmers next week!

Yorkshire Championships Feb 2020

posted 9 Feb 2020, 09:38 by Team Jorvik   [ updated 3 Mar 2020, 22:07 ]

Congratulations to all the Team Jorvik swimmers who swam at the Yorkshire Championships, as well as those who qualified but were unable to/chose not to swim.
The first two weekends covered all the events except the 50m sprints:

- Alex Tew achieved PBs in each of his 3 events. This included a massive 7.5 second PB in the 200m Back, giving him an 11th place finish, and a 2 second PB in the 100m Free which took him into the finals, where he finished in a fantastic 8th place and won a coveted Finalist pennant.

- After pulling out of the 200m Fly due to illness the first week, Ben Pateman achieved a 0.5 second PB in his 100m Fly on the second Saturday.
- Aidan Reilly put in some solid swims to finish 17th and 14th in the Open Age Group of the 100m and 200m Breast respectively

- After the excitement of getting the 1500m Yorkshire time in December, the disappointment of being rejected in January to the phone call at 1.30 on Sunday afternoon asking if she could get to Leeds for 3pm, Ellie Rowson also won a Finalist pennant by finishing 10th.

The Championships concluded for Team Jorvik with the 50m long course sprints at Ponds Forge.  Team Jorvik were brilliantly represented by Alex Tew, Heidi Fothergill, Olivia Mence, Aidan and Cormac Reilly - all competed strongly in their events achieving fantastic personal bests. Special mentions to Alex and Olivia who were so close to qualifying for the finals and Heidi who was less than one tenth of a second away from an NER qualifying time. All performances are testament to the hard work our swimmers put in and the marvellous coaching they receive.  

Thanks to coaches Jess (especially for taking the time out from her A-Level study) and Emma for giving the pep talks and to Fiona and Elaine for making sure all swimmers got to the start on time.

The following swimmers had also qualified: Libby Anderson, Freddie Fenwick, Amy Bettles, Laura Bettles, Jess Buckton

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