NER Age Group Champs Report (May 2016)
Event : ASANER Age Group (50m) Championships 2016
Date : Saturdays & Sundays of 21st, 22nd, 28th & 29th May 2016
Location : Ponds Forge, Sheffield
Course : Long Course – 50 metre.
Kingston Upon Hull Swimming Club under 15’s high achievers attended the North East Regional Qualifiers in May 2016, at Ponds Forge, Sheffield. Their performances shone with the amount of top 10 finishes they achieved.
Competing in the fourteen-year-old age group was Joe Basdeo-Taylor who won three gold medals and a bronze. He swam personal bests to win the finals of the 200 Butterfly (2.20. 09), 400IM (4.57.30) and 200IM (2.20.39), performances which have qualified him to compete in the British Summer Championships. He also took the bronze medal in the 100 Butterfly in a time of 1.04.06 and seventh place in the final of the 200 Breast Stroke.
Junior A Squad
Megan Gray’s, 13, hard work and determination was rewarded with the top prize of entry to the British Championships after an amazing swim in the 400m Freestyle event, coming in 2nd place in the final with a 2 second PB. Megan achieved further Home Nations qualifications and Silver medals in 800m, 100m and 200m Freestyle events with PB’s in both 100m and 200m Freestyle. A further Silver and PB was clinched in 50m Freestyle with more PB’s secured in 200m Backstroke, 200m IM (Individual Medley) and 100m Butterfly.
Amy Corcoran, 14, was equally outstanding achieving Two British Championship qualifications in the 400m IM securing Silver and PB in 5.12.92 and 200m Breaststroke in 2.43.40 with PB, taking Bronze medal. Amy also qualified for the Home Nations in both the 200m IM in 2.28.41 with PB and Bronze and 100m Breaststroke in 1.17.94 with PB and 4th place in the final. In a further 2 finals she came in 10th place with PB in 50m Breaststroke and 8th place in 50m Butterfly.
Alex Everson, 14, started the championships with his best race, 200m Butterfly coming in 4th place in the final, achieving Home Nations qualification with a time of 2.24.16. Alex went on to take 4th place in the 200m Backstroke final after an exceptional swim in the heat in a time of 2.25.06. His first attempt at Long Course 400m IM secured him 6th place in the final with PB in 5.20.66, followed by a total 12 seconds( LC) PB in 400m Freestyle coming in 7th place in the final ending with 8th place in 100m Butterfly final.
Ellie Hextall, 14, produced some brilliant swims, her best being the 100m Freestyle securing PB and Bronze in 101.64 giving her one of two qualifications for the Home Nations. Her 2nd, being the 200m Freestyle where she came 4th in the final. Ellie also took 7th place in 50m freestyle final and 9th in 400m Freestyle.
Lily Hawkard, 14, excelled at the NER’s qualifying for 6 finals and achieving 3 Home Nation qualifications in 400m IM, 100m and 200m Butterfly events. Lily PB’d in all events and took Bronze medal in 100m Butterfly.
Frances Luckup, 14, gave an excellent performance in the 400m Freestyle coming in 7th place in the final in 4.42.45, securing a 7.5 second PB. Frances also Pb,d and took 8th place in the 200m Freestyle final; 10th place in the 200m Backstroke final , finishing with PB in 100m Freestyle.
Grace Rispin ,13, produced some great swims achieving PB’s in all 4 races including 200 and 400m Freestyle, 200m Breaststroke and 200m IM.
Carter Lees, 13, produced determined and strong swims, his best being in 100m Backstroke achieving a well-deserved PB in a time of 1.12.31 coming in 7th place in the final. Carter then took 8th place in 200m Backstroke final and 10th place in 50m Backstroke with PB in 34.42 as well as PB in 400m Freestyle.
Molly Green, 12, enjoyed success with a well-earnt 3 second PB and 4th place in the 200m Breaststroke final; 6th place and PB in 100m Breaststroke; 2 second PB and 8th place in 200m IM and 9th place and 2 second PB in 400m IM.
Junior B Squad
Mason Bland,12, competed in three events, a 9 second pb in the 200m backstroke narrowly missed gold medal position. Another 2 pb’s in the 100m backstroke and 50m backstroke resulted in 5th and 6th place finishes.
Finlay Gowan,13, took bronze in the challenging1500m freestyle. Finlay also reached the finals in both the 200m backstroke and the 400m freestyle, with new pb’s in both, taking 6th and 9th place.
In his first summer NERs Josh Wormald,14, swam in the 400m IM, 200m backstroke, 100m backstroke and the 100m butterfly earning personal bests in 3 of the races.
Benjamin Shipley,13, swimming in the 14 year old category qualified for his first NER championship racing in 2 events. A qualifying time of 2.32.5 in the 200m backstroke was beaten in the heat with a time of 2.29.99 putting him 8th place. The final was another good time of 2.31.03 and he finished 9th overall.
Ryan Porter,13, took home 2 medals, a 2 second pb in the 100m backstroke saw Ryan take the bronze medal in 1.10.38, and a 3 second pb in the 50m back resulted in silver in 32.35. Another 3 second pb in the 200m Backstroke and Ryan finished in 5th place in 2.33.80.
Clementine Lovel,13, made the final of the 100m back and in a fantastic race took bronze in the 50m free, where her time of 28.05 qualified her for the 2016 British Championships in the 13/14 age group.