Information for Swimmers & Parents of Regional Age Group

Please check at least every other day for updates.

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Competition Calendar 2015 - 2016

Hi All,


Please find the link below to the Competition Calendar for the 2015/16 season. As it stands, there are plenty of racing opportunities for all levels of the Swimming Training Scheme. The coaches may add/remove meets as we move through the season to ensure that the needs for each squad are met. It may also be that host clubs/associations move the initial date of the meet. With these points in mind, we will endeavour to keep this Competition Calendar updated on a regular basis.

Please try to attend all the competitions on the Regional Calendar.  The North Eastern Counties (NER's) and the Yorkshire Championships are the biggest competitions in the Regional calendar.  Once a swimmer has achieved an NER or Yorkshire qualifying time in an event then they do not need to swim this again until the NER's or Yorkshire's.  Competitions in between these two main event should be used to try and achieve qualifying times in weaker events, update old times or try an event you have never raced before.  Any questions please see your coach.

Competition Calendar 2015 - 2016

The Regional Team

Junior League Northern Final

Hi All,

Please could the following swimmers confirm their availability to Craig Robinson ( by Monday 24th August.

The Northern Final will be held in Stechford, Birmingham on Sunday 4th October.  A bus for athletes and team staff will be provided. Each athlete is expected to travel to and from the venue with the team.  This is a trait of high performance teams competing on an international level, and will also allow us to manage the children's safety upon arrival better as well as promote a more cohesive team.


As emailed recently to members of the A-Team for the White Rose League Final, this team has been selected on the most recent times achieved to give the best result possible for the Team, as per the City of Leeds SC Team Selection Policy. 


Regional Development

Henry Firth

Thomas Knowles

Alex Ryan

Thomas Spencer

Martha Everett

Anna Forshaw

Sasha Long

Isla Williams

Regional Performance

Jacob Goodison

Eldrick Gumbock

Zak Moran

Akal Rehal

Louis Ainley

Harry Milner

Emilio Paniagua-Gutierrez

Ben Shelton

Matthew Walker

Sam Emmett

Millie Tate

Alexandra Hall

Leah Schlosshan

Lara Thompson


The Regional Team

Thursday, 30 July 2015

Wales Photos

As promised here are the last of the Wales photos.
Wales 2015

Oh and the boys version of Let It Go

Enjoy! Emoji

Sheffield Summer Open Meet 2015

Well done to those swimmers who competed at the Sheffield Summer Open Meet last weekend finishing the season off on a high.  There were lots of life time best performances with many qualifying for the Yorkshire Championships later in the year.

Regional 1
39 PB's out of 51 Swims, 12 Medals (5 Golds, 3 Silvers, 4 Bronze) & 16 Top 10 place finishes.

StarGold Medalists (2)Star
Emilio (4), Ella B (1)

Silver Medalists (2)
Ella B (2), Emilio (1)

Bronze Medalists (3)
Ella B (2), Thomas Sp (1), Emilio (1)

Top 10 Finishers (5)
Ella B (4th & 5th), Elizabeth (6th & 9th), Thomas Sp (4th, 8th, 8th, 8th, 9th & 10th), Alexandra (7th, 8th, 8th & 10th), Harrison (8th & 10th)

Regional 2
62 PB's out of 80 Swims, 1 Medal (1 Bronze) & 14 Top 10 place finishes.

Bronze Medalists (1)
Sam (1), 

Top 10 Finishers (14)
Sam (4th), Anouska (4th), Caitlin (4th, 6th, 9th & 10th), Lara (7th), Lucy (7th), Harry (7th & 9th), Ben B (8th & 10th), Jospeh (9th & 9th)

Results can be viewed by clicking the link below

Great Job.

Enjoy a well deserved rest away from the pool.

The Regional Team

Welsh Summer Nationals 2015

Well done to everyone who attended the Wales meet.  The trip was a brilliant success with lots of fast swimming and a great experience for those swimmers whose first time it was away from home by themselves.  

1 Meet Record, 54 Medals (23 Golds, 22 Silvers, Bronze) & 97 Final Swims (64 swims were faster in the final)   

387 Life Time Best Performances out of 525 Swims.

Meet Records (1)
Jess (200m Freestyle 2.12.53)

Star6 Gold MedalistsStar
Jessica Teale (8), Ruby Palmer (5), Ella Cowan (2), Ethan Sutcliffe (2), Akal Rehal (1), Matthew Kenneth (1)

4 Relay Golds
City of Leeds 11-14 4x50m Girls Medley A Team (Ruby Palmer, Akshima Ghosh, Jessica Teale, Ella Cowan)
City of Leeds 11-18 4x50m Girls Freestyle A Team (Ruby Palmer, Abbie Holyoke, Jessica Teale, Isabel Bunn)
City of Leeds 11-14 4 x50m Boys Freestyle A Team (Jack Maskill, Akal Rehal, Joshua Mathias, Nathan Strauss)
City of Leeds 11-18 4x50m Girls Freestyle A Team (Isabel Bunn, Abbie Holyoke, Ruby Palmer, Jessica Teale)

9 Silver Medalists
Ruby Palmer (4), Akal Rehal (3), Joshua Mathias (2), Ella Cowan (2), Jessica Teale (2), Harvey McGreavy-Gill (1), Joe Stott (1), Zak Moran (1), Ethan Sutcliffe (1)

5 Relay Silvers 
City of Leeds 11-14 4x50m Boys Freestyle A Team (Joe Stott, Luke Smith, David Keighly, Carl Smith)
City of Leeds 11-14 4x50m Boys Individual Medley A Team (Joshua Mathias, Matthew Kenneth, Akal Rehal, Nathan Strauss)
City of Leeds 11-14 4x50m Girls Freestyle A Team (Ruby Palmer, Ella Cowan, Akshima Ghosh, Jessica Teale)
City of Leeds 11-18 4x50m Boys Individual Medley A Team (Harvey Mcgreevy-Gill, Joe Stott, Luke Smith, Carl Smith)
City of Leeds 11-14 4x50m Freestyle B Team (Matthew Kenneth, Henry Williams, Matthew Yeomans, Jamie Broome)

6 Bronze Medalists
Ella Potts (2), Akal Rehal (2), Harvey McGreavy-Gill (2), Ruby Palmer (1), Joe Stott (1), Ethan Sutcliffe(1)

24 Finalists
Ethan Sutcliffe (4th & 4th), Ella Potts (4th, 4th & 5th), Ruby Palmer (4th, 5th & 6th), Jessica Teale (4th & 6th), Akal Rehal (4th, 5th, 6th & 7th), Ella Cowan (4th, 5th, 7th & 7th), Harvey McGreavy-Gill (4th, 5th & 8th), Abbie Holyoake (4th, 7th & 8th), Jack Maskill (5th), Angelo Placido (5th), Nathan Strauss (5th), Joe Stott (5th, 5th & 7th), Joshua Mathias (6th, 6th & 7th), Phoebe Dawson (6th), Matthew Kenneth (7th, 7th & 7th), Jacob Goodison (7th, 7th & 7th), Stephanie Wellings (7th, 7th & 8th), Maisy Black (7th, 7th & 8th), Zak Moran (7th & 8th), Henry Williams (7th & 8th), Jenna Murdoch (7th), Matthew Yeomans (8th), Hannah Abbasi (8th), Hannah Bruce (8th)

Well Done Everyone!!!

Check out the Wales 2015 photos (we will try and upload the last batch of photos by the end of tonight)
Pictures and results from the week can be viewed by clicking the links below;

For some of you this was your last competition in Regional Squad.  We hope to follow your progress as you move on through the scheme.  I hope you are all looking forward to joining your new squads and I hope you will work as hard for your new coaches as you have done for us.  We will definitely miss you all.

Excellent Swimming!!! A great way to finish off the season. Smile

A big thank you to the team managers (Jo Yeomans, Kim Mathias, Liz Rogers, David Broome) and coaching staff (Jonny Woodford) for all your hard work and making this trip possible. 

Have a fantastic Summer

WE ARE.......... LEEDS!!!


Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Welsh Summer Nationals 2015 - Day 7

3 Golds, 3 Silvers, 1 Bronze 15 Final Swims (9 finals where swimmers were faster than in the heat).  

43 PB's out of 61 Swims.

StarGold Medalists (6)Star
Ella C (1), Ruby (1), City of Leeds 11-14 Girls Medley A Team (Ruby, Akshima, Jess, Ella C)

Silver Medalists (6)
Akal (1), Jess (1), City of Leeds 11-18 Boys Freestyle A Team (Joe, Luke, David, Carl)

Bronze Medalists (1)
Ella P (1)

Runners Up (8)
Jack (5th), Ruby (5th), Jess (6th), Matthew K (7th), Zak (7th), Jacob (7th), Steph (7th), Maisy (8th)

Well Done!! Emoji

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Welsh Summer Nationals 2015 - Day 6

3 Golds, 3 Silvers & 15 Final Swims (12 finals where swimmers converted from heat to final).  

37 PB's out of 56 Swims.

StarGold Medalists (3)Star
Jess (1), Ethan (1), Matthew K (1)

Silver Medalists (6)
Ruby (1), Joe (1), City of Leeds 11-14 Medley A Team (1) (Josh, Matthew K, Akal, Nathan)

Runners Up (9)
Jess (4th), Ethan (4th), Ruby (4th), Angelo (5th), Nathan (5th), Ella C (5th), Akal (7th), Abbie H (8th), Henry (8th)

Well Done!! Emoji

Only 1 Day to go, keep it up!

Monday, 27 July 2015

Welsh Summer Nationals 2015 - Day 5

2 Golds, 3 Silvers, 1 Bronze Medals & 10 Final Swims (7 finals where swimmers converted from heat to final).  

53 PB's out of 70 Swims.

StarGold Medalists (5)Star
Jess (1), City of Leeds 11-18 Freestyle A Team (1) (Ruby, Abbie, Jess, Izzy)

Silver Medalists (3)
Zak (1), Ethan (1), Jess (1)

Bronze Medalists (1)
Ruby (1)

Runners Up (7)
Akal (5th), Joe (5th), Josh (7th), Ella C (7th), Maisy (7th), Harvey (8th), Hannah A (8th)

Well Done!! Emoji

Sunday, 26 July 2015

Welsh Summer Nationals 2015 - Day 4

5 Golds, 4 Silvers, 2 Bronze Medals & 8 Final Swims (7 finals where swimmers converted from heat to final).  

65 PB's out of 86 Swims.

StarGold Medalists (3)Star
Ruby (2), Jess (2), Ella C (1)

Silver Medalists (6)
Joshua (1), Ella C (1), Akal (1), City of Leeds 11 - 14 Freestyle A Team (1) (Ruby, Ella C, Akshima, Jess)

Bronze Medalists (2)
Akal (1), Harvey (1)

Runners Up (10)
Abbie (4th), Joshua (6th)

Well Done!! Emoji

Saturday, 25 July 2015

Welsh Summer Nationals 2015 - Day 3

An Outstanding Day 3!!!

2 Golds, 4 Silvers, 2 Bronze Medals & 17 Final Swims (12 finals where swimmers converted from heat to final).  

92 PB's out of 111 Swims.

StarGold Medalists (2)Star
Jess (1), Ethan (1)

Silver Medalists (6)
Ruby (2), Harvey (1), City of Leeds 11-18 Medley A Team (1) (Harvey, Joe, Luke, Carl)

Bronze Medalists (2)
Akal (1), Joe (1)

Runners Up (10)
Ella C (4th), Ella P (5th), Akal (6th), Phoebe (6th), Ruby (6th), Maisy (7th), Matthew K (7th), Abbie (7th), Zak (8th), Stephanie (8th)

Well Done!! Emoji

Pictures and results from the week can be viewed by clicking the links below;

Friday, 24 July 2015

Welsh Summer Nationals 2015 - Day 2

4 Golds, 4 Silvers, 2 Bronze Medals & 17 Final Swims (11 finals where swimmers converted from heat to final).  

57 PB's out of 80 Swims.

StarGold Medalists (6)Star
Ruby (2), Jess (1), City of Leeds 11-14 4 x 50m Freestyle A Team (Jack, Akal, Joshua, Nathan)

Silver Medalists (7)
Ella C (1), Akal (1), Joshua (1), City of Leeds 11-14 4 x 50m Freestyle B Team (Matthew K, Henry, Matthew Y, Jamie)

Bronze Medalists (2)
Ella P (1), Harvey (1)

Runners Up (10)
Ethan (4th), Ella P (4th), Harvey (5th), Joshua (6th), Joe (5th & 7th), Jenna M (7th), Steph (7th), Henry (7th), Jacob (7th), Matthew Y (8th)

Well Done!! Emoji

Pictures from the week can be viewed by clicking the link below;

Thursday, 23 July 2015

Welsh Summer Nationals 2015 - Day 1

The Welsh Summer Nationals team are off to a flying start with 40 PB's out of 61 Swims on the first day.  We had 12 finalists of which 7 converted their times from heat to final.  The team came away with 4 Gold's, 1 Silver and 1 Bronze.  A great start to the week.  

StarGold Medalists (2)Star
Jess (2), Akal (1), City of Leeds 11-18 4 x 50m Freestyle A Team (Isabel, Abbie, Ruby, Jess) (1)

Silver Medalists (1)
Ruby (1)

Bronze Medalists (1)
Ethan (1)

Runners Up (7)
Akal (4th), Harvey (4th), Ella P (4th), Ella C (7th), Jacob G (7th), Matthew K (7th), Hannah B (8th)

Well Done!! Emoji

Pictures from the week can be viewed by clicking the link below;

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Training Changes

Hi All,


There seems to be some confusion with regards to training over the coming weeks with coaches been away, so training will be as follows (please note this may be different to the initial email sent out earlier this month).


Regional 1

 Wed 22nd = 18:45 - 19:45 (JCCS) - Craig Robertson


Thu 23rd = 05.00 - 06:30 Pool/ 06:30 - 07:00 Land (JCCS) - Josh

Thu 23rd = 18:30 - 20:00 (JCCS) - Craig Robertson


Fri 24th = 19:00 - 20:00 (JCCS) - Scott


Sun 26th = Gala (No Training)


Mon 27th Am = No Training 

Mon 27th = 18.30 - 20.00 (JCCS) - Junior & Ste 


Wed 29th = 18:45 - 19:45 (JCCS) - Scott 


Thu 30th = 05.00 - 06:30 Pool/ 06:30 - 07:00 Land (JCCS) - Josh

Thu 30th = 18.30 - 20:00 (JCCS) - Paul Cave


All then back to normal as Kevin is back!


Regional 2


The only changes are


Fri 24th = 19:00 - 20:00 (JCCS) 


Sun 26th = Gala (No Training)


Mon 27th Am =  No Training 


The scheme will then break for the summer and return Monday 24th August – don't forget due to the bank holiday there will be no sessions Friday 28th- Monday 31st August….all back to normal as of Tuesday 1st September.


The Regional Team

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Welsh Summer Nationals Supporters

Hi All,

Below are details of where to find us if you are coming down to support the team whilst we are competing in Wales.

Where To Find Us
Swim Wales
Wales National Pool Swansea
Sketty Lane

* Meet Information

Event Schedule (Daily Plan for All Leeds Swimmers)
(Swimmers feel free to print out and have your own copy in your room)

Food/ Refreshments
If you are joining us down in Wales to support there is a Cafe located to the right of the reception area providing a range of food options and vending machines. 

Welsh Summer Nationals 2015

Hi All,

I hope you are all now getting excited and raring to go.  Below are just a couple of reminders before we depart.

Emergency Contact Number:  
07455 583 281 (This number will be available 24hrs during the competition)

The Wales Travel Itinerary:
Meet at JCCS Aquatics Centre: 08:45

Coach Departs: 09:15

Arrive in Swansea: 16:00 (approximately)

Depart Swansea 30th July: 09:30 (approximately)

Arrive at the JCCS Aquatics Centre: 16:30 - 17:00 (approximately) (We will ask children to keep you posted via mobile phones en route. If you'd prefer your child not to have a mobile phone, please let Jo Yeomans know, and she will keep you informed during the journey to any changes.)

2 x Club T Shirt
Club Tracksuit (or plain blue/ black tracksuit trousers)
Club Hoodie
Club Shorts (or plain blue/ black shorts)
Welsh Summer Nationals 2015 T Shirt
2 x Towel
2 x Swim Kit
2 x Drinks Bottle
Training & warm up equipment
Bottle of Cordial
Cereal Bars/ Snacks for poolside
Mobile Phone and Charger
Alarm Clock
Sun Hat/ baseball cap
Games, Puzzles, Cards etc
Lanyard (For key card & room key)

Mobile Phones, Ipods, Ipads etc
Please note that swimmers will not be permitted to use Mobile Phones, Ipods & Ipads during finals sessions, team meetings & team meals.  If you do bring any electrical equipment it is yours to look after.  Staff will not be held responsible for lost items.

All medicine should be clearly labeled with the swimmers name and dosage requirements in a small plastic food bag and given to David Broome before departure.

Swimmers will need a packed lunch or money (please keep money on you for journey to Swansea) to be able to get lunch on the journey down and will need money for the lunch on the return journey.  You may leave money for emergency and food on the return journey with Jo Yeomans.  If you wish to do this please put the money in an envelope with the swimmers name and amount clearly written on the envelope.

We have been made aware of some people who will be leaving us early, or not returning on the bus, if you will be doing this, please let team managing staff know in advance.

Remember that all team members travel in FULL Team Kit en route to Swansea. Team members must be clearly visible for Team Leaders during stop-offs and in case of emergency.

If you have a lanyard please bring one with you to put your key card & room key on.  Swimmers will be fined £10 for loss of key card and room key.   

Good Luck to everyone competing in Wales!  Have a fantastic trip and finish the season off in style. SMASH IT!!!

"I wouldn't say anything is impossible.  I think that everything is possible as long as you put your mind to it and put the work and time into it" (Michael Phelps; American Swimmer, 14-time Olympic Gold Medalist (Athens 2004, Beijing 2008)

The Regional Team

City of Sheffield Summer Meet 2015

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

Meet information 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!  All swimmers are to report to Josh.
Please remember the training alterations this weekend due to the competition,

Friday 24th June - 19:00 - 20:00

Sunday 26th June - No Training (Group Competing at Ponds Forge)

Monday 27th 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)

Good Luck Everyone

The Regional Team