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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.