Club Championship 5 (2012) Report
Monday 9th July 2012
Club Championship 5 Report
Ennerdale Leisure Centre
Saturday 16th June 2012
The tadpole events saw some fantastic swims off both age groups with a large number of swimmers achieving personal best times.
In the 7 and under category the girl's freestyle was won by Annie Lyon, Tayla Ross came 2nd and Kaci Hope 3rd, in the breastroke race Kaci was 1st, with Tayla 2nd and Annie 3rd. In the boys freestyle event Evan Offen was 1st, with Lewin Sharp 2nd and Cameron Gray 3rd for both races.
The 8 and over races saw Olivia Braimbridge take 1st place for both events, with alix lee 2nd and Maisie Foster 3rd in the freestyle and Maisie 2nd and Lauren Barlow 2rd in the breaststroke. Birthday boy James Tether took the gold medal in the breaststroke with Olivier Igoche 2nd and Ben Massam 3rd, the freestyle was won by Ryan Porter with Olivier 2nd and Lewis Taylor 3rd.
It was also good to see some of the swimmers new to the club take part in their first competition.
Age 3 Squad
Age group 3 swimmers first event was the girls 400m freestyle, Iyanna Purdy Helen Beales, Emily Thackray and Lily Tate put in great performances in their first ever 400m race.
The next event was the 100 IM, in the girls; Helen Beales took gold, Paris Croll, silver and Isabelle Waudby, Bronze. In the boys Joshua Wormald took Gold, Cameron Offen Silver and Nathan Porter bronze.
Then we saw the boys 400m free which saw some good pb's achieved Cameron Offen ( 7 sec ) , Joshua Wormald,( 13 sec) Nathan Porter (24 secs).
Age 2 Squad
Age Group 2 swimmers put in a good performance in this club gala as 10 year-old Lily Hawkard stole the limelight with a stunning performance in the 200m butterfly. Lily set a new personal best 3:26.28, beating her previous time by 29 seconds, to claim gold in the 11 years and under age group, beating not only the Yorkshire time for her own age but that of 11 year old swimmers also. In the same event Hollie Verity claimed bronze in a new personal best time of 3:44.24. In the 400m freestyle for girls, two swimmers set impressive new best times with Natasha Clark setting a 40 second personal best (6:49.81) and 9 year-old Ruby Willingham beating her previous best by 12 seconds to finish in 6:40.20. Ruby followed up this success with another best time in the 50m backstroke where she took 5 seconds off her previous best to finish 4th in 44.50, narrowly beaten to a medal by Maddie Tait who took bronze in a new best time of 42.10, just half a second away from recording her first Yorkshire time.
Leading the boys' success was Charlie Bucur who grabbed a silver medal in the 50m backstroke, achieving a Yorkshire qualifying time of 41.20. Charlie also set a 19 second personal best in the 400m freestyle (6:10.94) whilst Liam Spence recorded a 14 second personal best of 6:02.01. Also achieving a Yorkshire time in the 50m backstroke was 9 year-old Alex Everson whose 44.70 was his second Yorkshire time since being promoted to Age Group 2.
Age 1 Squad
12 year old Jack Woodcock continued his impressive run of form, walking away with three medals. In the 400m freestyle an imperious swim saw him take gold in a commendable time of 5:11.15; a 15 second improvement on his pb set less than a month ago. Silver in the 200m butterfly and bronze in the 50m backstroke rounded off another productive gala. 11 year old Lewis Collins was, as ever on his game; taking gold medals away from both his races. In the 400m freestyle he achieved a 9 second pb, swimming 5:29.34 and then took gold in the 50m freestyle in 39.86.
Not to be out done Age 1 girls were in the thick of things and walked away with their share of the spoils. 13 year old Hannah Willingham swam an impressive 9 second pb to take silver for the 200m butterfly then backed this up with another second place for the 50m backstroke. She rounded off proceedings with a bronze in the 400m freestyle. Darcy Hambly (12) swam to silver in the 400m freestyle and took bronze in the 50m backstroke. She then knocked a massive 35 seconds off her 200m butterfly to take another bronze medal in a time of 3:10.64. 11 year old Aleah Ross swam to gold in the 400m freestyle in 5:33.34 then backed this up with silver in the 200m butterfly. A two second pb in the 50m backstroke in 38.48 gained her a 12 year old Yorkshire qualifying time.
The squad definitely has strength in depth and the medals just kept on coming. 11 year old Jake Conlon struck gold in the 200m butterfly and silver for the 400m freestyle in 5:32.48, gaining an impressive 16 second pb and Yorkshire qualifying time to boot. Lewis Marsters (12) took silver for the 50m backstroke in 38.60 and a bronze for the 200m butterfly. 11 year old Megan Batterbee gained silver for her 400m freestyle and 50m backstroke races. 12 year olds Melissa Machin walked away with two Yorkshire qualifying times for the 400m freestyle and 50m backstroke and Emily Tate knocked an impressive 14 seconds off her previous 400m freestyle best.
The regional squad started their club championship with the 400m Freestyle with the girls 14yrs and over, and an impressive swim Emma Beadle who took gold with a 4 sec pb. Eleanor Johnstone took the bronze and first time competing at this distance, Sarah Barlow took a worthy 4th.
In the boys 400m Freestyle 12/13 age group, Rewa Marden was just piped in to 2nd place with 10 sec pb and Ben Chapman took a creditable 5th. In the boys 14yrs and over, it was all Regional Squad competing. Gold went to James Rodmell in 4:35.99, 2nd Heshaw Marden in 5:06.94 16 sec pb, 3rd Conner Downs in 5:08.22, 4th Dale Ferriby in 5:11.03 and 5th Elliot Stephenson in 5:18.09.
Straight after doing the 400 freestyle Hesh and Elliot tackled the grueling 200 fly with Hesh taking the golf and Elliot the silver.
The 50m back stroke was up next in the girls 14yrs and over. Like the 400 freestyle, Emma Beadle secured the gold medal, 3rd went to Sarah Barlow. In the boys 12/13yrs Ben Chapman eased his way to gold with 36.31 pb. Rewa was placed a close 4th. In the boys 14yrs and over Dale Ferriby dominated the race to take gold with Hesh and Elliot taking 2nd and 3rd.
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