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 (

Lead Coach (RAG 2) - Tom Spencer (

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

Friday, 18 July 2014

White Rose Junior League Team Selection‏


Here is the Squad List for the White Rose Junior League which is going to be held at John Charles on Saturday 13th September.  Can the following swimmers please confirm your availability to Craig ( no later than Friday 25th July.

Date:  Saturday 13th September
Venue: JCCS
Arrive: 09:00
Warm Up: 09:30

Regional 1
Ella P
Matthew W
Isabel G

Regional 2
Jospeh T
Isabel B
Ella C


The Regional Team

200m Max Kick Test July 2014

Hi All,

Here are the results from the last kick test of the season.  PB's are highlighted in bold.  The next kick test will be held on the first week in October.  

You can view this seasons full results by clicking the link below.

Results July 2014
Regional 1
Angelo 03:18.19
Maxim 03:36.66
Chloe 03:37.08
Joanna 03:38.72
Tiegan 03:39.44
Jack 03:40.95
Hannah  B 03:43.33
Louis 03:44.60
Ella 03:45.09
Mia 03:45.09
Imani 03:52.65
Hannah C  03:53.40
Elizabeth 03:56.18
Matthew Y 03:56.44
Emilio 03:59.58
Eve 03:59.79
Faith  04:00.46
Isabelle  04:00.48
George 04:08.62
William 04:13.70
David 04:14.16
Charlie 04:14.75
Nathan 04:16.16
Zak 04:40.81
Daniel 05:45.84
Freddie Absent
Matthew W Absent
Oliver  Absent
Jake Injured
Tom No Time
Joe Sick
Regional 2
Aimee 03:17.87
Akshima 03:18.65
Niamh M 03:23.97
Jonathan  03:24.33
Ella 03:28.05
Jessica 03:28.69
Niamh 03:30.15
Joseph H 03:34.30
Benjamin B 03:36.15
Ben S 03:39.07
Alicia 03:46.30
Niamh 03:46.44
Isabel 03:46.51
Lucy 03:46.51
Olivia 03:46.81
Robert  03:53.09
Jenna 03:54.31
Stephanie 03:54.48
Jenna 03:56.02
Henry 03:58.48
Alyssa 04:05.84
Sadie  04:06.63
Abby 04:08.59
Evie 04:45.16
Akal Absent
Anouska Absent
Edwin Absent
Eve Absent
Jacob Absent
Jake  Absent
Joseph T Absent
Lucas Absent
Maia Absent
Millie Ag Absent
Millie Ai Absent
Phoebe Absent

Well Done!!

The Regional Team

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Training Camps

Training Camp 5th – 12th April 2015- Calleja

Objective of the training camp
To give swimmers who have achieved the selection criteria the opportunity for extra preparation, to aid their performance for Regional Championships and qualification for English Championships. An allocation of up to 60 swimmers has been made.
Athlete Selection
1. Athletes who are a Regional Qualifier who are a member of the National Squad will be considered for selection.
2. Athletes who are a member of the National Age Group Squad who are a National or Regional Qualifier will be considered for selection.
3. Athletes who are a member of the Senior Junior Squad who are a Regional Qualifier will be considered for selection.
4. Athletes who are a member of the Regional Squads and are a Regional Qualifier will be considered for selection.
5. Only Athletes who are aged between 12-18 (age at 31st December 2015) will be considered for selection. This is in line with the new British Competition restructure at regional level.
6. In the event we are oversubscribed with the above criteria, medallists, finalists and number of events qualified for at Regional Championships will be considered.
1. Athletes must maintain a high percentage of training attendance to be considered for selection.
2. Athletes must abide by the Leeds City Council and City of Leeds Swimming Club code of conduct at all times.
3. The Head Coach reserves the right to exclude any athlete who is ill or injured prior to the camp.
4. The Head Coach will appoint coaching staff to attend the training camp.
5. The Lead Team manager managers to attend the training camp.
6. Full team kit must be worn at all times will appoint team.
A large emphasis will be put on attendance when we consider swimmers for selection. I advise if your child  misses a  session that your son / daughter makes them up religiously so that you put your children in a strong position for selection on to the camp.
The Regional Team

Junior League - 13th September

Hi All,


Please make sure that you look out for your child selection for the Junior league team which will be on the notice from Thursday 17th July.  The selection policy will be on the website.  Please confirm your availability to attend to Craig ( as soon as possible.




The Regional Team

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Strike Effect - Thursday 10th July

Hi All,


We now have full details on which centres will be closing or on reduced offer on Thursday 10th July due to the Industrial Strike. We were hoping this wouldn't affect the squads too much however we have had to cancel a few squads due to a lack of lifeguards available.


Regional 1 – train as normal AM & PM

Regional 2 – normal AM & Cancelled PM

All training will be as normal Friday 11th July


We apologise for any inconvenience caused.



The Regional Team

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

City of Leeds Summer B Grade Meet

Well done to everyone who competed over the weekend, most of you annihilated your PB's.  We are very proud of you all.

Regional 1 achieved a whopping 148 PB's out of 191 Swims, 18 Gold's, 31 Silver's and 25 Bronze Medals.  Great Job!

StarGold Medallists (10)Star
Faith (4), 
Matthew W (3), Nathan (2), Jack (2), Isabelle (2), Hannah B (1), Elizabeth (1), Tiegan (1), Chloe (1), Angelo (1), 

StarSilver Medallists (13)Star
Isabelle (5), Matthew W (4), Matthew Y (3), Emilio (3), Jack (3), Angelo (2), David (2), Nathan (2), Maxim (2), Faith (2), Jake (1), Elizabeth (1), Tom (1) 
StarBronze Medallists (15)Star
Emilio (3), Elizabeth (3), Zak (3), Matthew Y (2), Imani (2), Jack (2), Tiegan (2), Matthew W (1), William (1), Joe (1), Faith (1), Chloe  (1), Angelo (1), David (1), Joanna (1)

Regional 2 achieved a fantastic 139 PB's out of 191 Swims, 25 Gold's, 25 Silver's and 25 Bronze Medals.  Brilliant!

StarGold Medallists (11)Star
Jess (6), Jonny (4), Jacob (3), Maia (3), Joseph T (2), Robbie (2), Aimee (1), Henry (1), Ben B (1), Akshima (1), Niamh M (1)

StarSilver Medallists (16)Star
Aimee (2), Jacob (2), Joseph T (2), Henry (2), Niamh C (2), Steph (2), Jenna M (2), Eve (2), Niamh M (2), Jake (1), Jenna S (1), Jess (1), Ben B (1), Robbie (1), Anouska (1), Akshima (1)
StarBronze Medallists (14)Star
Jenna S (5), Maia (3), Ben S (2), Niamh C (2), Jake (2), Jenna M (2), Niamh M (2), Ella (1), Eve (1), Ben B (1), Aimee (1), Joseph T (1), Henry (1), Steph (1)

Keep up the hard work and keep focused on achieving those Yorkshire and North Eastern times.  Not long to go now until our Olympics (Welsh Nationals).  Try to attend every session between now and then to give you the best possible chance of success.  Lets smash it!!!!!! 

Try to always practice Olympic starts, turns and finishes in training and then transfer this into your race.

Lack of concentration on skills in training only means you will be getting great at performing poor starts, turns and finishes.

Speed + no skill = only good until the skilful swimmers catch up
Skill + no speed = looks pretty but can't quite manage to achieve the qualifying time
Speed + Great Skills = recipe for success

The Regional Team

New Regional Training Times

Hi All,

I am pleased to confirm we have secured some new pool time which will affect the sessions of both Regional Squads from September. The new training week will be as follows:


Regional Age Group Squad 1                      


Sunday                4.00-6.00 pm      L.C                          JCC                                        

Monday               5.00-6.30 am      Pit                           JCC                        

Monday               6.30-8.00 pm      25 x 25                   JCC                        

Wednesday      6.45-7.45 pm   Mid Pool            JCC *new venue & time                              

Thursday             5.00-6.30 am      L.C                          JCC                        

Thursday             6.30-8.00 pm      25 x 25                  JCC                        

Friday                  7.00-8.30 pm      LC                          JCC                        


Regional Age Group Squad 2                        


Sunday                4.00-6.00 pm      L.C                          JCC                        

Monday               5.00-6.30 am      Pit                           JCC                        

Monday               6.30-8.00 pm      25 x 25                   JCC                        

Wednesday         6.30-7.30 pm      25 x 25                   JCC                        

Thursday             5.00-6.30 am      L.C                          JCC                        

Thursday             6.30-8.00 pm      S.C                         Armley LC           

Friday            7.00-8.30 pm   L.C                 JCC *new venue & time                              


Please note the new sessions will start week commencing Monday 1st September.

Morning Sessions will start week commencing Monday 15th September.

The Regional Team

Thursday, 3 July 2014

An Outstanding NER'S

After two long tiring weekends of competing it was all worth while.  Some outstanding swims over the weekend, you all stepped up and got stuck into your races challenging some of the best swimmers in the North East.   

Regional 1 achieved a total of 20 PB's out of 28 swims and came away with 2 Bronze Medals and 4 final swims. 

 Bronze Medallists (2)

Angelo (1), Jack (1)


Finalists & Top 10 Finishers (5)

Angelo (3rd), Jack (3rd, 4th & 7th), David (7th & 7th), Joanna (5th & 7th), Louis (8th)


Regional 2 achieved a total of 34 PB's out of 50 swims and came away with 1 Silver Medal, 1 Bronze Medal and 21 final swims. 

 Silver Medalists (1)

Jess (1)


Bronze Medalists (1)

Steph (1)


Finalists & Top 10 Finishers (5)

Jess (2nd, 4th, 6th, 6th & 9th), Jospeh T (4th, 6th, 8th & 9th), Aimee (5th), Jacob (6th, 8th & 9th), Steph (3rd, 4th, 8th & 9th)

The Club stormed to the top of the Medals Table achieving 28 Golds23 Silvers and 26 Bronze Medals.  Fingers crossed these results will carry through to the Welsh Nationals.  Well Done Everyone! Emoji

In the run up to Welsh Nationals try and attend as many sessions as possible to ensure your body is in the best shape possible for the event.

"Success comes with the determination to get up the morning after the hardest practice of your life and do it all over again!"


"There is nothing like the smell of chlorine in the morning, and nothing like the smell of victory in the evening."


The Regional Team

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Sunday 6th July - Training Cancelled‏

Hi All,


Due to a large event taking place on Sunday 6th July, all swimming training at JCCS will be cancelled.


Apologies for any inconvenience caused



The Regional Team

Thursday, 26 June 2014

Summer Break

Hi All,
Just to confirm the dates for the summer break will be as follows;

None Welsh Summer Nationals Swimmers
Last Session = Friday 1st August
First Session Back = Wednesday 27th August

Welsh Summer Nationals Swimmers
Last Session = Thursday 31st July
Travel to Wales = Friday 1st August
Arrive Back to Leeds = Saturday 9th August
First Session Back = Wednesday 27th August

Evening sessions only, details on morning training will be communicated during the break
Hope you all enjoy a well-earned break from swimming!!

The Regional Team

City of Leeds B Grade 2014

Hi All,
Below are the arrival and warm up times for this weekends competition.
Am Sessions
Arrive: 07:30
Warm Up: 08:00
Start: 09:00

Pm Sessions
Arrive: 12:30
Warm Up: 13:00
Start: 14:00

Draft Programme can be viewed by clicking the link below:

For some of you this will be your last competition of the year, get stuck in and finish the season off in style.  Those swimmers who are trying the 400m races for the first time, don't worry you will be fine, just enjoy it.  Good Luck to everyone who is competing. Keep chasing those Yorkshire and NER times!  Regional 1 swimmers are to report to Kevin for session 1 and Tom or Josh for sessions 2, 3 and 4.
Please remember the training alterations this weekend due to the competition,

Friday 27th June - 18:30 - 19:30

Sunday 28th June - No Training (Group Competing at Leeds)

Monday 29th July - AM = ALL OFF!


'Enjoy the journey, enjoy every moment and quit worrying bout winning and losing.'  (Matt Biondi - American Swimmer, eight-time Olympic Gold Medallist, Los Angeles 1984, Seoul 1988, Barcelona 1992)
The Regional Team 

Sunday, 22 June 2014

Some Sad News

Hi All,

I am sad to inform you all that we will be losing Tom at the end of this season.  Tom has done a great job over the last 2 years working with the Regional Squads and we have had some fantastic results.  I would like to thank him for all his time, hard work and effort.  I know he will defiantly be missed by the coaches and swimmers.  His last session will be Thursday 31st July.  Josh Spencer ill be taking over as the Lead Coach of Regional 2 from the start of nest season.

Sorry to see you go.  Best of Luck!!

The Regional Team

New Club Kit Orders

Hi All,

Please note the new Kukri Club Kit will be available to order again on Monday 23rd June and Monday 30th June


There is also some new training kit which will be available to view and order on Monday 9th June.  Images can be seen by clicking the link below.

New Training Kit

 The Regional Team

Regional 1 Land Training

Hi All 

Just a reminder to let you know that land training for Regional 1 will be cancelled on Monday 23rd June due to Stephen been away and no one been available to cover.


Therefore Regional 1 will have a session Monday 30th June and Regional 2 will be the following week etc.


Many thanks

The Regional Team

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

ASANER Age Group Championships

Hi All,

The last day of the ASANER Age Group Championships has been re scheduled to take place at Sunderland Aquatic Centre on Saturday 21st June. 

People attending the championships can park in the BLUE car park (see map) HERE, other car parks may be closed to to another event being held there.

The ASANER apologises for the inconvenience which has been caused to people who were at Sheffield on Sunday but owing to technical difficulties with the pool, the event could not go ahead. 

We realise that Saturday 21st was not on our competition calendar and some of you who are due to swim may have other plans.  If you cannot attend the championships on Saturday, could you please email Ian Proud ( so you can be withdrawn.

If you are attending on Saturday please report to Josh.

Arrive: 08:30

Warm Up: 09:00

Start: 10:00

Good Luck to everyone competing. Emoji

The Regional Team

Thursday, 12 June 2014

Training Changes

Hi All,
Below are a few training changes due to the North Eastern Counties.
Friday 13th July - 1 hour only for anyone competing in NER's
Sunday 15th July - No Training
Monday 16th July - No Morning Training
The Regional Team

North Eastern Counties - 2nd Weekend

Here is the second weekend of the big one.  SMASH IT UP!!!
Below are the Warm Up and Start times for Ponds Forge this weekend.
Am Sessions
Arrive: 07:30
Warm Up: 08:00
Start: 09:00
Warm Up: 14:30
Start: 15:30
Warm Up: 14:00
Start: 15:00
The draft programme can be viewed by clicking the link below;
Good Luck Everyone! Emoji
The Regional Team

200m Max kick Test June 2014

The next kick test for Regional 1 will be held on Wednesday 2nd July.
The next kick test for Regional 2 will be held on Thursday 3rd July.
Regional 1
Angelo 03:20.86
Jake 03:26.00
Louis 03:33.61
Maxim 03:33.90
Joanna 03:34.31
Chloe 03:37.72
George 03:43.35
Tom 03:45.48
Ella 03:46.23
Hannah C  03:51.93
Charlie 03:53.47
Elizabeth 03:53.56
Tiegan 03:53.64
Hannah  B 03:54.56
Joe 03:55.00
Imani 03:55.11
Matthew Y 03:56.03
Ciara 03:58.89
Freddie 04:03.69
Matthew W 04:03.94
Emilio 04:04.15
Faith  04:04.66
William 04:10.83
Isabelle  04:18.22
Nathan 04:25.52
David 04:36.77
Oliver  04:36.80
Zak 04:49.75
Daniel 05:20.53
Eve Absent
Jack Absent
Mia Absent
Regional 2
Aimee 03:19.15
Jonathan  03:20.16
Niamh 03:27.51
Niamh M 03:28.84
Phoebe 03:31.41
Joseph H 03:31.66
Benjamin B 03:31.81
Jessica 03:31.81
Ella 03:36.02
Ben S 03:44.27
Henry 03:45.91
Eve 03:46.51
Niamh 03:48.02
Jenna 03:48.26
Jenna 03:48.87
Alicia 03:48.94
Lucy 03:48.95
Stephanie 03:49.25
Anouska 03:54.74
Isabel 03:56.52
Maia 03:56.70
Robert  03:58.95
Millie Ag 04:00.81
Olivia 04:02.10
Sadie  04:04.67
Joseph T 04:05.81
Alyssa 04:12.31
Edwin 04:13.25
Millie Ai 04:15.20
Abby 04:34.77
Evie 04:46.35
Akal Absent
Akshima Absent
Jacob Absent
Liam Absent
Lucas Absent
Jake  No Time