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Yorkshire Winter Competition - Upper Age Group

posted 31 Oct 2018, 03:35 by Team Jorvik   [ updated 7 Nov 2018, 08:58 ]
We had a record number of both qualifying swimmers and qualifying times for this competition, held on 20th/21st October at Ponds Forge - another example of the club going from strength to strength. Not everyone chose to enter all their events and some did not compete at all, but we still had a very strong presence.  It was not surprising then that we won our highest number of medals at a Yorkshire competition, with a number of other placings in the Top 10 ("Finalists") or very close to it.

Several of our squad swam PBs in all their events: Aidan F (9), Callum (7), Jake (6), Eleanor (6), Aidan R (3), Alex (2) and Cormac (2), with Joe S also deserving a mention with an impressive 8 out of 9 PB swims.

Callum kicked off the medal haul with an impressive swim to claim Silver in the 100m Backstroke. The next day he added a Bronze in the 50m Backstroke, with both swims being qualifying times for the Winter Nationals competition.

Also on Saturday morning Bethan won Silver in 50m Backstroke, then a great 50m Fly swim earned her Gold on Sunday. She also finished 8th in both 100m Backstroke and 100m Fly.

Aidan F earned the first of two Gold medals on Saturday afternoon winning the 50m Breaststroke, adding the second on Sunday morning in the 100m Breaststroke in a Nationals QT.

Meredith started the weekend with a 9th place in 50m Free, then claimed a Bronze medal in 100m Fly, before leaving the competition trailing in her wake in the 50m Fly on Sunday morning.  The latter swim was also a Nationals QT.

Joe C claimed 3 Top 10 finishes: 7th in 50m Free and 100m Back and 10th in 100m Fly; while Joe S was also 7th in 200m IM.

Fantastic performances all round.  We are very proud of all of you!