City of Leeds L1 Meet -13 & 14 April 2019

The entry details for this Meet, at the John Charles Centre in Leeds can be found here:

https://www.swimleeds.org.uk/assets/meet-downloads/2019/city-of-leeds-national-qualifier-meet-2019-info-pack.pdf

This is a Level 1 Open Meet with qualification times provided at the above link.  Therefore, swimmers MUST have qualifying ASA times.  Please pass entry forms or e-mail details (name, ASA number, contact details, required events for Sat and/or Sun ONLY – with exact payment – £7 per event PLUS £1 PER DAY – by cash, cheque or bacs) to Leeann by Mon 18th Feb LATEST.  Entry times will be taken directly from the ASA database.

It is hoped that a number of swimmers and parents will stay in Leeds, for a social, on the Saturday night and I have reserved 12 family rooms (max 2 adults & 2 children age 15 or under) at the Premier Inn (Birstall) at £55 per room (breakfast extra, but 2 children eat free for 1 paying adult).  Rooms can be reserved with me on a ‘First Come, First Served’ basis, with payment TO ME by Thurs 11th April as my credit card will take the hit!

Rotherham Metro Meet at Ponds Forge

Message from Head Coach – Richard…A group of 28 ISC swimmers entered the L3 Open Meet at the weekend with high expectations, and they didn’t disappoint,what a weekend! The main focus was on skills combined with speed, reactions and finishes, with a huge 82% pb rate and a total of 49 medals won including more regional times. After a tiring weekend, right to the last race they gave it their all!

ISC finished 4th out of a total of 22 teams, with Fred Buckingham winning Top Boy.
Medal winners were:
Fred Buckingham – Gold in 100 breast, 50 free, 50 breast, 100 free & 200 breast
Silver in 50 fly & 100 back, Bronze in 50 back
Louie Sadler – Gold in 200 back, Silver in 100 fly & 200 IM, Bronze in 50 back
George Buckingham – Gold in 50 free, 200 back & 100 back, Silver in 50 breast, Bronze in 100 free, 200 free & 50 fly
George Riley – Gold in 50 breast
Josh Bestwick – Gold in 100 back
Delainey Cot’n- Gold in 200 back, Silver in 100&200 brst, Bronze in 200 free&100 back
Alicia Bull – Gold in 50 free, Bronze in 50 breast
Erin Pickard – Gold in 50 breast
Caoimbhe Kirkland – Silver in 50 fly, 100 free & 50 free, Bronze in 50 back
Eve Beharall – Silver in 100 back, 100 fly & 200 fly
Holly Dobbs – Silver in 50 free
Emmi Charlesworth – Silver in 200 IM
Alfie Brown – Silver in 200 free, Bronze in 50 fly, 50 back & 200 breast
Erica Beharall – Bronze in 100 fly and 200 IM
McKinley Cotton – Bronze in 100 free
Ollie Palmer – Bronze in 50 back
Leo Charlesworth – Bronze in 50 back
Elliot Bestwick – Bronze in 200 back

A total of 15 Golds, 15 Silvers and 19 Bronze across the A and B Grades.  A big well done to all of the swimmers, including those who didn’t win medals but still gave it their best shot, achieving personal best times and some with a top 6 placing.

ISC and Overall Top Boy of the Meet – Fred Buckingham
ISC Top Girl of the Meet – Erica Beharall
ISC most improved swimmer of the Meet – Joni Moore

A special thanks goes out to Assistant Head Coach, Dan Sloan, and Team Managers; Claire Cotton, Victoria Bull, Kay Charlesworth and Emma Miller as well as the parents for all the support throughout the Meet. (See FB post for a few photos)
Keep up the good work guys, with the main focus now being Counties in February – Continue to focus on your goals to be the best that you can be!!

2019 Target Open Meets

The Open Meet Programme will be published on the website in the next few days.  However, a short summary for diaries/planning purposes is as follows:

  • 5, 19 & 20 Jan – Ripley and Rotherham L3 Meetsdone
  • 16,17,24 & 25 Feb – County Championships at Matlock ARC – entered
  • 10 March – Nova L3/LC Sprint Meet at Harvey Hadden – entered
  • 13 & 14 April – City of Leeds L1/LC at JCC Leeds – call for entries posted next week (Note: I will be investigating a group hotel booking for the Sat night in Leeds)
  • 27 & 28 April – Regional Championships (11-13yrs) at Corby – for Qualifiers
  • 6, 18 & 19 May – Regional Championships (14yrs+) at Ponds Forge – for Qualifiers 
  • 11 & 12 May – Rotherham Metro L3/LC at Ponds Forge
  • 29 & 30 June – City of Leeds L3/LC at John Charles Centre, Leeds
  • 6 & 7 July – Rotherham Metro L3/SC at Ponds Forge
  • 30 July – Welsh Nationals – Richard looking into Relay Teams competing – TBA
  • 21 & 22(?) Sept – Club Championships – dates TBA pending Swim Camp decision
  • 20(?) Oct – Long Eaton Distance L3/SC at Queens, Derby – date TBC
  • 27(?) Oct – Belper ‘Ghoul-in-the-Pool’ L3/SC at Matlock – date TBC
  • 30 Nov & 1 Dec – City of Sheffield ‘Snow Frills’ L3/LC at Ponds Forge