Event : NER Youth & Senior Championships 2016
Date : Saturday 30th April & Sunday 1st May 2016
Location : Sunderland Aquatics Centre, Sunderland
Course : Long Course – 50 metre.
Kingston Upon Hull Swimming Club took their Senior, Qualifying, High performers to the North East Regionals held in Sunderland in April.
At the North East England Youth & Senior Swimming Championships in Sunderland, Kingston-upon-Hull’s Alex Stringer swam a Personal Best of 5.10.74 to win the bronze medal in the final of the 400m IM, a performance likely to qualify her to compete in the British Summer Championships at Sheffield. Although one of the younger girls in the event, fifteen-year old Alex knocked a further six seconds off a Personal Best she had set in the heat to challenge for the silver medal in a tense finish. She also reached the final of the 200m Breast Stroke in which she swam a Personal Best of 2.45.89 to finish sixth.
Lewis Collins,15, was another Kingston swimmer who had a good weekend achieving Personal Bests in the 400m (4.25.11), 100m (56.52) and 50m (26.08) Freestyle events and in the 200m Back Stroke (2.27.28). His performances in the Freestyle events are likely to qualify him to compete in the 15 year-old age group at the English Summer Championships.
In the Men’s 14-16 year-old relays a Kingston team featuring Lewis, Adam Alcock, Ben Parsons and Joe Basdeo-Taylor produced strong swims to finish fourth in the 4x100m Medley and fifth in the 4x100m and 4x200m Free-style events. In the Women’s 14-16 year-old relays a Kingston team of Aleah Ross, Ellie Hextall, Amy Corcoran and Frances Luckup swam well to finish fourth in the 4x100m and 4x200m Free-style events and a team of Hollie Verity, Alex Stringer, Amy Corcoran and Aleah Ross produced another good performance to finish fifth in the 4 x 100m Medley.
Three Regional A swimmers competed in the ASANER long course meet in Sunderland. Megan Batterbee , 50M backstroke, Liam Spence, 200m IM and 50 front crawl and Jake Conlon 200m backstroke. Jake improved his time by 3.5 seconds, and Liam managed a pb in both his races while Megan swam close to her recently acquired best time.