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Hull Open Report

Friday 7th December 2012

Hull Open Meet
Ennerdale Leisure Centre, Hull
Sunday 7th October 2012


Junior 'A' Squad

13 year old Tom King made a magnificent start to the season at the Kingston upon Hull open meet at Ennerdale, walking away 'literally' with a hand full of medals - four gold and one silver. An imperious swim in the 200m Butterfly not only took gold, the 12 sec pb also gained him an NER qualifying time. Gold's followed in the 50m Butterfly and Freestyle and 200m Freestyle which also gained him yet another NER qualifying time. Finishing off his day with silver in the 200m Breaststroke capped off a truly impressive day.

13 year old Bailey Hairsine followed in Tom's footsteps and also scooped five medals. A superb 7 second pb brought him gold for the 200m Backstroke in a time of 2:24.48. This was followed by first place finishes in the 200m IM and 200m Breaststroke. Rounding off the day with silver medals in the 200m Freestyle and 50m Butterfly he ended a day with a full house. 13 year old Elliot Stephenson was also in the medals, taking silver in the 200m Backstroke and bronze for the 200m IM and 200m Breaststroke with an impressive 4 second pb.

13 year old Hannah Willingham swam to silver in the 200m Breaststroke in a time of 3:06.61 and posted a solid pb for her first 200m Backstroke race of the season. 11 year old Megan Batterbee scooped bronze medal finishes for the 50m and 200m Freestyle races and achieved a 4 second pb in the 200m Backstroke. 12 year old Jack Woodcock took bronze in the 200m Backstroke in a time of 2:50.12 and shaved an impressive 6 seconds off his personal best for the 200m IM. 12 year olds Darcy Hambly swam to bronze in the 200m Freestyle and knocked 7 seconds off her 200m Breaststroke pb and Melissa Machin gained a Yorkshire qualifying time for her 200m IM.

Junior 'B' Squad

Junior B performed fantastic at the first big gala of the new season with pb medals and qualifying times.

13 year old Abigail Malton saw a return to good form managing new PB's in all her races. Abbie knocked 2.5 seconds off in the 200m breast, 4 seconds off in the 200 back. In the 200 IM a great 6.5 seconds was shaved off her time and Abigail stunned her coaches by kicking her way to a fantastic hard earned 6 second PB in the 200 free.

11 year old Kennedy Akrill got her season off to a winning start managing 4 PB's and 4 medals. In the 200 IM a 5 second PB saw her take the bronze medal, and then she scooped silver in the 50 fly and knocked 7 seconds off in the 200 breast to take her second silver. Kennedy swam a fantastic 200 free to knock 8 seconds off her time and made the gold medal in a 2.44.88. 12 year old Emma Newmarch's hard work in training paid off with 4 new PB's It was 4 seconds off in the 200 breast, and 5 seconds off her time in both the 200 free and 200 IM. Emma's best swim came in the 200 back where she knocked an impressive 10 seconds off her time. 12 year old Emily Wilkinson swam her way to a PB in the 200 IM and a great 7 second PB In the 200 breast.

11 year old Maddie Tait managed 4 PB's and two 4th place medals swimming in the 200 back , 200 breast and 200 free, she claimed her medals in the 50 free and 50 back where she missed a Yorkshire time by 0.12 seconds. 10 year old Jolie Bull swam her way to a 3 second PB in 200 back and had a strong swim in the 200 free to knock 2 seconds off and took the 6th place medal in 50 free.

The boys were not to be out done by the girls with 11 year old Lewis Collins getting them off to a winning start claiming 3 gold's and 1silver medal, Lewis took silver in 200 breast and swam his way to 3 well earned gold's scooping the top award in the 200, free 200 back and 200 IM The rest of the 11 year old boys didn't disappoint with Callum Wright taking 6 PB's and 6 medals. Callum swam his way to bronze in 50 Breast with a PB and a 5 second PB in the 200 free saw him gain his second bronze medal. In the 200 breast Callum knocked a huge 38 seconds off to take the 4th place medal. Callum took the diver medal in 50 fly and his new PB in The 50 free earned him a silver medal and a Yorkshire qualifying time.

Liam Spence claimed medals and PB's in all his races Liam knocked 5 seconds off in the 200 free to take a 5th place medal. He took bronze in the 50 free and a 4 second PB saw him take his second bronze in the 200 breaststroke. Liam capped off a fantastic weekend with 2 gold medals one in the 50 fly and one in the 50 breaststroke. Jake Conlan achieved 4 medals and 2 Yorkshire qualifying times. Jake took 4th place medals in the 200 free and 200 I.M. Jane swam his way to A fantastic 10 second PB in the 200 back to take the bronze medal and his first Yorkshire time. Jake's top finish came in the 200 breast where his 6 second PB saw him gain his second Yorkshire time and scoop the gold medal.

Matthew Dixon gained a new PB in the 200 free he then took the bronze medal in the 50 back with a new PB and he swam his way to the silver medal with another PB In the 50 breast . Logan young gained a PB in 200 and 50 free. He took the bronze medal in 50 breaststroke and took the silver medal In the 50 back. Charlie got 2 sec PB's in his 200 Free 2:57.58 and his 200 IM 3:32.3, he also got gold in his 50 Back finishing in 42.49.

Regional Squad

18 swimmers from the Regional squad competed at their own Regional qualifying meet at Ennerdale. Medals and pb's were in abundance with 34 medals and 30 pb's .

The morning session started with the boys 200 free 12/13yr age group where Kaso Kareem secured 3rd place and a big pb. Also taking a 3rd place was James Rodmell in the open boys age group. In the 16yr and over age group 200 bk for girls, Jessica Kelsey 16yr and Natalie Moon 17yr secured a fine 2nd and 3rd place. In the Boys 50 bk Fionnbhar Downes continuing his great form secured 3rd in the 14/15yr age group and Adam Winder a 2nd place in the 16 yr and over. In the girls 50 free, Cesena Wild 13 yr held on to win the gold medal and gaining a pb. In the 16 yr and over Jess and Natalie secured 2nd and 3rd place then straight after, Natalie went on to take gold in the 200 breaststroke.

In the Boy 50 breast Kaso secured gold, Fionnbhar bronze, and James silver in their categories. Ever improving Leoni Bull secured a 3rd in the 50 fly in the 12/13year old. In the 14/15 yr Gabrielle Butler secured silver with Jess also taking silver in her age group. Just missing out on a medal in the 200 IM was Ben Annis. Ben improved his 200 IM pb by 12 seconds and also a pb in his 50 backstroke race.

In the afternoon session it was the turn of the girls 200 free where 15 year old Emma Beadle secured a worthy silver medal, with Natalie gaining bronze in the16 and over. Natalie also went on to secure 3rd in the 200 IM. Competing in a tough race, the 200 backstroke Karmand Kareem secured 4th place and a pb in the 16 and over.

The girls 50 bk was next with medals coming from Leoni 2nd in the 12/13 yr and with Gabriella 2nd and Sarah Barlow 3rd in the 14/15y. Up next was the 50m free, the fastest race of the meet where Adam Winder notched top spot in the 16 and over with James taking 3rd place. Securing 2nd and 3rd place with pb's was Joe Morris and Fionnbhar in the 14/15 yr and 2nd and 3rd Kaso and Ben Chapman in the 12/13 yr category. It was a tight race in the boys 200 breaststroke with Joe securing a 2nd spot and a pb.

Zoe Webster took gold position in the 50br, and also pb in the 50 frontcrawl and 200 breaststroke, ever improving Sarah Barlow secured silver, Sarah also went on to pb her 200 fc and 200 im races. 50 fly was next Adam did a double taking gold and James secured a 3rd place.

Outstanding swims were also shown from some of the younger section of the squad Amy Greenacre and Natasha Clarke both made big improvements on their pb's. Amy's time's fell in the 200 fc, 200 breaststroke, 200 im, 50 fc and 50 br.

National Squad

National performace swimmers performed well at the Hull meet. In the 12/13 age group Shannon McGahey age 13 was 2nd in the 200 backstroke in a time of 2.31.14 which was a 6 second pb and obtained her NER time for Sunderland in December. She was 1st in the 200 breast in a time of 3.04.45 which was a 9 second pb. There was a gold medal in 200m fly in a time of 2.31.14 improving her NER time and another gold in the 200 IM in a time of 2.33.18 a 2 second PB which was also aNER time.

Emily Bailey age 13 was 1st in the 200 backstroke in a time of 2.29.81 and 3rd 200 breast in a time of 3.08.04.

In the 14/15 age group where Jace Cappleman age 14 took silver in the 200m back in a time of 2.32.88 with a PB of 6 sec she was 2nd in the 200 IM in a time of 2.32.19 in a NER time.

Dervla Curran age 15 was outstanding with a 1st in the 200 back in a time of 2.29.81 which was a PB improving her NER time. 1st in the 200 breast in a time of 2.53.21 and 2nd in the 200 fly in a time of 2.29.85.

Competing in the over 16 years and over age group was Leah Altoft age 17 she was 1st in the 200 IM in a time of 2.25.29 a 2 second pb. Natasha Bellamy age 17 swimming in her first gala for sometime was 2nd in the 200 IM with an 8 second pb in a time of 2.27.53 both NER times.

Duel club swimmers Grace Dennis age 15 swam a PB in the 200m fly 2:23.91 and a first place she also had a PB in the 200 im of 2:27.14 where she competed in a close race with Leah Altoft and Natasha Bellamy - coming second. Earlier in the day she won the 50m free.

William Dennis age 14 for Bridlington (swim 21) won the 200im in 2:28.40 and the 200m back in 2:22.95. In the afternoon he won the 200m breast 2:53.65 and swam very well to come third in the 50m Fly in 32.15. Earlier he won the 200m free.



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