Information for the Swimmers and Parents of Regional Age Group

Please check at least every other day for updates.

Lead Coach (RAG 1) - Kevin Schofield (fingers1500@hotmail.com)

Lead Coach (RAG 2) - Josh Spencer (joshregional2@outlook.com)

Please feel free to contact us with any questions or information you may need.

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Fantastic End to 2014!!

Well done to all the swimmers who swum in the Bradford meet over the weekend, some fantastic swims and brilliant times.  The medal tally is excellent! 
 
Overall;
 
Regional 1 achieved 86 PB's out of 101 Swims, 26 Gold Medals, 15 Silver Medals, 10 Bronze Medals and 22 more Yorkshire Times.

StarGold Medallists (9)Star
Ella P (6), Faith (5), Emilio (4), Joanna (3), Hannah B (2), Chole (2), Louis (2), Hannah C (1), Evie (1)
Silver Medallists (11)
Chole (3), Louis (3), Emilio (1), William (1), Elizabeth (1), Joanna (1), Evie (1), Ella P (1), George (1), Jacob G (1), Isabelle G (1)
 
Bronze Medallists (7)
Charlie (2), Evie (2), George (2), Mia (1), Charlotte (1), Elizabeth (1), Chloe (1)
 
 
Regional 2 achieved 135 PB's out of 163 Swims15 Gold Medals, 24 Silver Medals, 29 Bronze Medals and 39 more Yorkshire Times.

StarGold Medallists (8)Star
Ben B (4), Millie Ag (3), Akal (2), Isabel B (2), Phoebe (1), Ella C (1), Edwin (1), Niamh (1)
 
Silver Medallists (14)
Eve B (3), Ella C (3), Millie Ag (2), Akal (2), Alyssa (2), Harry (2), Ben B (2), Joseph (2), Jenna (1), Phoebe (1), Isabel B (1), Edwin (1), Ben S (1), Jacob B (1)
 
Bronze Medallists (18)
Akal (4), Joseph (3), Isabel B (3), Alyssa (3), Ella C (2), Jack M (2), Edwin (1), Eldrick (1), Amelie (1), Eve B (1), Jack S (1), Ben B (1), Millie Ag (1), Jenna (1), Harry (1), Lucy (1), Jasmine (1), Abby (1)
 
GREAT JOB!!! Open-mouth smile
 
The Regional Team

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

RAG Xmas Training

Hi All,

Well done for all the fantastic swimming this year.  Here is a reminder of when Training is on over Christmas and the New Year.

Regional 1

Thursday 18th December = AM - Open to ALL Squad Members
Thursday 18th December = PM - Both Squads Xmas Water Polo at Armley LC (18:30 - 20:00)

Friday 19th December = Both Squads Earlier time (18:30 - 20:00)

Sunday 21st December = No Training (Xmas Bowling Party at MFA Bowl Merrion Centre 16:00 - 18:00)

Monday 23rd December = AM - Open to ALL Squad Members
Monday 23rd December = PM - Normal

Wednesday 24th December = No Training (Christmas Eve)

Thursday 25th December = No Training (Christmas Day)

Friday 26th December = No Training (Boxing Day)

Sunday 28th December = No Training
 
Monday 29th December = 9:00 - 10:30 (Josh & Jonny)
 
Tuesday 30th December = 9:00 - 10.30 (Josh & Jonny)
 
Wednesday 31st December = No Training
 
Thursday 1st January = No Training
 
Friday 2nd January = No Training
 
Sunday 4th January = COMPETITION
 
Monday 5th January = No AM Training
Monday 5th January = 18:30 - 20:00 (Jonny, Ste & Junior)
 
Wednesday 7th January = 18:45 - 19:45 (Scott & Jo)

I am on holiday from 28th December, I will return back to training on Thursday 8th January.  If you have any problems please see Josh or Jonny in my absence.


Regional 2
Thursday 18th December:  AM - Open to ALL Squad Members
Thursday 18th December:  PM - Xmas Water Polo at Armley LC (18:30 - 20:00)

Friday 19th December:  Both Squads Earlier time (18:30 - 20:00)

Sunday 21st December:  No Training (Xmas Bowling Party at MFA Bowl Merrion Centre 16:00 - 18:00)

Monday 23rd December:  AM Open to ALL Squad Members
Monday 23rd December:  PM Normal

Wednesday 24th December:  No Training (Christmas Eve)

Thursday 25th December:  No Training (Christmas Day)

Friday 26th December:  No Training (Boxing Day)

Sunday 28th December = No Training
 
Monday 29th December = 9:00 - 10:30 (Josh & Jonny)
 
Tuesday 30th December = 9:00 - 10.30 (Josh & Jonny)
 
Wednesday 31st December = No Training
 
Thursday 1st January = No Training
 
Friday 2nd January = No Training
 
Sunday 4th January = COMPETITION
 
Monday 5th January = No AM Training
Monday 5th January = Normal Training Resumes

Yorkshire Entries
Just a reminder that the last day for Yorkshire entries will be on Monday 5th January.  The Yorkshire Championships is one of the biggest competitions in the Regional Squads calendar and therefore swimmers should enter ALL races they have achieved a qualifying time in.  For some swimmers it may look like you have a lot of events to swim when you fill your forms in, however the meet is spread across three weekends so you won't have to swim everything all in one go.
 
Hope you all have a great Xmas, go see you friends and family, play with your toys and have a well deserved break before starting the hard work again in the new year. We hope Santa visits you all.  Make sure you all stay safe and most importantly have fun! 
  
All the best, see you in 2015! Winking smile

The Regional Team

Thursday, 11 December 2014

City of Bradford Winter Meet (25m) 2014 & Training Changes

Hi All,
 
There will be the following changes to training as ALL swimmers from Regional should be competiting this weekend
 
Friday 12th December - 19:00 - 20:00 (1 Hour Only)
Sunday 14th December - No Training
Monday 15th December - No AM Training
Thursday 18th December - AM open to ALL swimmers

 
Details of the meet can be found by clicking the links below
Accepted Entries
 
Arrive:  07:30
Warm Up:  08:00
Start:  09:00

"When I go out and race, I'm not trying to beat opponents, I'm trying to beat what I have done ... to beat myself, basically. People find that hard to believe because we've had such a bias to always strive to win things. If you win something and you haven't put everything into it, you haven't actually achieved anything at all. When you've had to work hard for something and you've got the best you can out of yourself on that given day, that's where you get satisfaction from."
Ian Thorpe
 
"I concentrate on preparing to swim my race and let the other swimmers think about me, not me about them." 
Amanda Beard

 
SMASH IT!!!
The Regional Team

Attendance

Hi All,
 
There were 29 swimmers not attend a morning session last week and 21 swimmers this week.
 
Most of you attend the required amount of sessions to keep your place within the Regional Squads, however with promotions on the way I would like to remind you all how many sessions, minimum a week you should all be attending.  We appreciate you all have holidays, illness and after school activities now and again, which is fine but when not away swimmers should be attending on average the minimum number of sessions below for their age to give them the best chance of success. These number of sessions follows the Long Term Athlete Development plan for Competitive Swimming. 
 
9 yrs = 5 sessions per week minimum
10 yrs = 6/7 sessions per week minimum
11 yrs = 6/7 sessions per week minimum
11/12 yrs = 6/7 sessions per week (Alternate)
 
Our squads swimming week starts on a Sunday night and finishes on a Friday night.  If swimmers have competed on a Sunday they will be given their attendance mark for Sunday nights session.  If swimmers are given the morning off after a competition then they will be given a mark if they normally attend this session.  If a session is missed swimmers should try and make it up in the following week by attending an additional work out.
Below is the attendance since the start of the 2014 season to the last week in November so you can all check if you are meeting the correct standards.  (H = Holiday, I = Injured). 
 
Regional 1
Louis                    4 4 3 4 4 4 5 5 4 5 4 5 4 4 4                    

Joanna                 4 4 4 5 6 6 5 7 3 6 6 6 5 5 7  
Faith                    4 4 4 5 6 6 6 3 2 3 5 6 4 6 7
Charlie                 4 4 4 4 6 6 6 6 6 3 5 6 6 5 6
Hannah B             H 3 4 5 5 5 7 6 5 6 5 6 5 6 6
 
Charlotte              3 4 4 4 5 5 5 6 6 4 1 6 6 5 6
Hannah C             4 4 4 4 6 6 6 6 6 4 4 6 6 5 4
William                 4 2 3 5 3 5 5 6 5 2 4 6 5 4 4
Jacob                    1 4 4 6 7 6 7 6 6 6 5 6 3 6 6
Isabelle                4 4 4 5 6 6 6 5 6 6 2 5 6 6 6
Eve                      H 3 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 4 3 5 5 1 4  
Emily                    3 4 4 6 4 4 4 7 6 5 5 6 4 4 7
Thomas                1 4 4 5 5 5 4 5 6 4 3 6 3 5 5
Millie                    2 4 4 5 6 6 5 5 6 5 5 5 6 6 6
Evie                      3 4 4 5 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 5 6
 
Zak                       2 2 2 4 5 5 4 5 5 1 5 6 3 4 2
Emilio                   4 3 4 3 5 6 5 6 6 6 5 6 6 4 5
Ella                      2 4 4 7 5 6 4 6 6 H 2 6 I 4 6
Elizabeth               3 3 3 3 1 5 5 5 5 4 4 4 3 4 3
Nathan                  3 3 3 3 1 6 6 5 5 5 2 4 3 3 4
Leah                     3 4 4 4 6 5 6 6 5 5 3 5 4 2 6
George                  H 4 4 4 7 5 6 6 6 6 5 7 5 6 4
 
Joe                       H 4 4 5 6 6 6 6 6 5 5 6 5 6 5
Tom                     H 4 4 6 5 6 6 5 7 6 6 6 6 6 5
 
Freddie                 3 3 3 5 2 5 4 5 6 3 2 3 4 4 4
Maxim                   1 4 4 6 6 6 6 5 7 7 6 2 I I I
Matthew                1 4 4 5 5 5 5 6 5 5 4 5 4 2 5
Aimee                   3 4 4 5 6 6 5 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
Mia                       3 4 4 5 3 5 7 7 6 6 5 6 5 5 5
Chloe                    H 3 4 6 5 7 6 7 6 6 6 7 5 6 7
Finlay                    3 3 4 5 6 5 5 5 5 3 4 5 5 5 5
 
 
Regional 2
 
Millie Ag                 1 4 5 3 4 2 4 5 5 5 3 4 5 4 5
 
Mille Ai                   2 3 4 3 1 3 6 5 5 6 4 5 5 6 4
 
Eve                         H 4 5 5 5 3 5 4 5 6 5 5 3 5 6
 
Isabel                     2 4 5 3 5 4 5 5 3 5 6 5 6 6 6
 
Jacob                     2 3 4 5 4 4 5 3 5 5 3 5 5 5 5
 
Ben B                     2 3 5 4 6 6 6 6 5 6 6 5 6 6 6
 
Jasmine                 2 3 5 4 5 4 5 5 4 3 2 4 5 6 5
 
Ella                        H 4 4 3 3 5 5 5 4 5 4 5 5 6 6
 
Phoebe                  H 4 5 4 5 5 6 7 6 6 5 5 5 6 5
 
Anouska                2 3 5 4 4 4 4 6 5 5 3 4 3 5 2
 
Eldrick                  2 4 5 5 5 5 5 6 5 6 6 5 6 6 6
 
Joseph                  H 4 5 5 4 4 5 6 4 6 6 6 6 6 6
 
Ella H                    2 3 5 5 4 5 5 6 5 6 5 5 6 5 5
 
Emily K                  2 2 4 4 4 4 4 5 5 5 1 4 5 5 5
 
Harry                    2 4 5 5 5 5 5 4 5 6 6 5 6 6 6
 
Jack M                  2 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 6 6 3 6 6 6
 
Niamh                   2 4 5 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 6 6 5 6 6
 
Edwin                   1 4 4 2 5 5 5 2 3 4 3 4 5 3 4
 
Lucy                     2 3 5 5 5 1 5 5 5 6 5 5 4 5 4
 
Akal                     2 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 4 4 5 5 6 6
 
Libby                    1 3 4 5 5 5 5 6 5 5 5 4 5 6 6
 
Jack S                  1 4 5 3 3 1 4 4 4 4 4 3 2 3 5
 
Ben S                   2 4 5 5 5 4 5 5 5 5 5 6 5 6 6
 
Jenna                   2 4 4 4 3 4 5 6 5 6 5 5 6 3 6
 
Charlotte T           2 2 0 2 4 5 5 6 5 6 6 5 6 6 6
 
Amelie                 0 3 5 5 4 5 5 5 4 6 6 5 5 6 6
 
Isong                   1 2 4 4 5 5 5 5 5 6 5 3 5 6 5
 
Alyssa                  2 3 3 5 5 3 5 5 5 4 2 4 5 5 3
 
Abby                    2 2 5 5 4 4 5 6 4 5 4 5 6 4 3
 
Caitlin                  2 2 5 5 3 5 5 6 5 6 5 5 3 5 3
 
Olympic Champion 

"It was not the 10 workouts I did every week for four years that allowed me to overcome my competitors, it was the ones that they missed" 

 

We look forward to seeing the attendance improve into the the New Year.

 

The Regional Team

BAGCAT (25m) Championships (THE BIG ONE!)


Some fantastic swims down in Sunderland, you all stepped up and got stuck into your races challenging some of the best swimmers in the North East.  

Regional 1....
achieved 25 PB's out of 29 Swims, and 12 top 10 place finishes.

Top 10 Place Finishes (4)
Matthew (6th, 7th, 9th, 10th & 10th), Joanna (5th, 6th & 9th), Louis (9th & 9th), Ella P (8th), Chloe (10th)

Regional 2....
achieved 16 PB's out of 21 Swimsand 2 top 10 place finishes.
 
Top 10 Place Finishes (5)
Millie A (7th), Jacob B (10th)

Overall the swimming was excellent and I was very impressed.  You were all very professional and this showed in your outstanding results.  It was also great so see the swimmers who had only qualified for one event travelling all the way to Sunderland to compete, this shows a great level of commitment to your sport.

Results can be viewed by clicking the following link

Keep up the hard work guys, lets keep moving forward.  Get chasing those times for next year!

'No negative thoughts cross my mind on race day.  When I look into their eyes, I know I'm going to beat them.' (Danny Harris. American Athlete, Olympic silver medalist. Los Angeles 1984) 

The Regional Team 

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Arena League Time Change

National Arena League Round 3

Date:  Saturday 13th December

Venue:  JCCS

Arrive:  12:30

W/Up:  13:00

Start:  13:30


Unfortunately this event takes place on the same day as the Bradford Xmas Meet.  Please remember that team events take priority and therefore if you are due to race at Bradford on the Saturday afternoon you will be refunded in full by the club for any races you have entered during the Saturday pm session.

 

The Regional Team

Regional Age Group Xmas Party

Hi All,

Diane (Megan and Eve Bannon's mum) will be taking last payments for the Xmas party on Wednesday 10th and Friday 12th December.  
 
Regional 1 and 2's Christmas party is booked for Sunday 21st December.  The party will take place during our Sunday session time which will be 4pm untill 6pm at MFA Bowl (at the back of Merrion centre).  The cost is £5.00 per child.  This includes one game of bowling plus food.  
 
The food options are:
Pizza or Chicken Bites with Chips & Juice
 
If you would like to come to the party please bring your £5.00 along with your food order to Diane after training on Wednesday or Friday.

Please note that this is not an official City of Leeds outing and therefore coaches will not be responsible for swimmers whilst at MFA Bowl.  We do have a number of parents who have volunteered to help out, anymore would be greatly appreciated.  Please see Diane if you are available.
 
The Regional Team

Friday, 5 December 2014

British Gas ASA NER Bagcat Championships (25m), & Training Changes

Training Changes due to the NER's
Friday 5th December
NER Swimmers = 18:30 - 19:30 (1 hour only & earlier time)
None NER Swimmers = Normal Training (19:00 - 20:30)
Sunday 7th December:
Training as Normal for anyone not competing at NER's
Monday 8th December:  
NER Swimmers = AM off (To do Thursday instead)
None NER Swimmers = As Normal 


ASA NER Bagcat Championships (25m), Sunderland

Arrival Times (Age Group Pool)
Am Sessions
Arrive: 08.00
Warm Up:  08.30
Start: 09.30

(Youth & Senior Pool)
Arrive: 07.30
Warm Up:  08.00
Start: 09.00

Pm Sessions (Age Group Pool)
Arrive: 13.00
Warm Up:  13:30
Start: 14:30

Get out fast on the first length, hold the second length, work the 3rd length, switch the legs on as fast as you can on the last length.  Try and aim to put a little bit more effort in on each length and don't slow down into the turns.  Remember it is natural to be nervous, If you do get nervous just think what everybody else on the on the blocks must be feeling. Go in pool and enjoy your race.

It's how you prepare months before in the training pool that will determine your performance at the main event.  Your ruthless attendance, quality and consistency of your training will serge you forward's to a result you will be happy with!

This is the BIG ONE!!!

Good Luck to everyone competing
The Regional Team

Thursday, 4 December 2014

200m Max Kick Test & 15m Underwater Fly Kick Test Results

Hi All,

Here are the results from this months kick test.  PB's are highlighted in green.  The next kick test will be held on Monday 12th January.  
Well Done!!
 
The Regional Team
 
Regional 1 200m FS Kick
Louis 03:27.69
Chloe 03:27.94
Mia 03:31.94
Joanna 03:33.47
Hannah  B 03:35.41
Tom 03:42.22
Ella 03:44.44
George 03:47.87
Thomas 03:48.44
Hannah C  03:51.16
Joe 03:52.48
Isabelle  03:53.40
Emilio 03:55.00
Eve 04:04.19
Matthew W 04:05.16
Charlotte  04:06.59
Charlie 04:06.84
Faith  04:09.26
Finlay 04:11.94
Millie 04:19.15
Leah 04:19.50
Evie 04:20.53
Emily 04:32.50
William 04:33.93
Zak 04:43.04
Jacob G 04:44.99
Aimee 04:45.01
Nathan 04:58.26
Elizabeth Absent
Freddie Injured
Maxim Injured
Regional 1 15m U/W
Chloe 8.47
Ella 8.75
Isabelle  9.35
Hannah  B 9.51
Joanna 9.51
Louis 9.62
Tom 9.69
Faith  10.18
Mia 10.25
Hannah C  10.4
George 10.44
Millie 10.57
Zak 10.66
Jacob G 10.71
Nathan 10.87
Leah 11.04
Evie 11.23
Charlie 11.4
Finlay 11.43
Matthew W 11.44
Emily 11.45
William 11.48
Thomas 11.49
Emilio 11.68
Charlotte  11.81
Joe 11.9
Eve 12.78
Aimee 14.16
Elizabeth Absent
Freddie Injured
Maxim Injured
Regional 2 200m FS Kick
Joseph H 03:22.58
Benjamin B 03:26.25
Ella 03:30.72
Eve B 03:32.69
Ben S 03:33.47
Anouska 03:38.97
Isabel B 03:40.40
Phoebe 03:40.72
Millie Ag 03:43.08
Lucy 03:43.08
Niamh 03:44.83
Jenna 03:45.62
Millie Ai 03:49.81
Jacob B 03:50.40
Edwin 03:53.22
Akal 03:53.75
Caitlin 03:54.46
Alyssa 03:59.75
Jack M 04:01.43
Amelie 04:02.00
Jasmine 04:04.78
Abby 04:07.66
Sadie  04:08.75
Emily 04:09.18
Charlotte 04:11.28
Elle 04:13.96
Eldrick 04:15.46
Jack S 04:15.64
Harry 04:15.68
Isong 04:30.50
Alicia Absent
Libby Absent
Regional 2 15m U/W
Isabel B 8.63
Anouska 8.79
Eve B 9.03
Alyssa 9.11
Phoebe 9.12
Jacob B 9.25
Akal 9.31
Ella 9.33
Jenna 9.53
Sadie  9.66
Harry 9.71
Joseph H 9.77
Jasmine 9.83
Caitlin 9.93
Jack M 10.08
Niamh 10.21
Millie Ai 10.22
Lucy 10.38
Benjamin B 10.44
Ben S 10.44
Charlotte 10.45
Edwin 10.47
Millie Ag 10.53
Eldrick 10.68
Amelie 10.85
Abby 10.87
Isong 11.02
Emily 11.06
Jack S 11.22
Elle 11.68
Alicia Absent
Libby Absent