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) - Tom Spencer (tom_j_spencer@hotmail.co.uk)

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

Friday, 11 April 2014

Live Stream From The British Gas Swimming Championships 2014

Hi All,

For those of you that are interested in watching your older team mates from the National Squad compete in Glasgow please use the link below.


So far they are performing extremely well.


Thursday, 10 April 2014

Sports Aid Meet

Saturday & Sunday Am
Arrive: 8:30am
Warm Up: 9:00am
Start: 10:00am

Saturday & Sunday Pm
Arrive: 12:30pm
Warm Up: 1:00pm
Start: 2:00pm

A programme of events can be viewed by clicking the link below;
Sports Aid Events List
 
Good Luck to everyone who is racing this weekend.  Remember get in the race from the start, don't play catch up later on, less than a second on the turns and accelerate into the finish.  On 100m races go out like it is a 50m race and hold on when coming back on the second 50m.  If you have done all the sessions your fitness will be high and you should be able to do this no problem.

Remember to pick up the effort on every 50m.  If the length feels the same as the one you have swum before you will be slowing down, if you feel like you are putting in more effort on the length then your time will be the same as the length before which is what you want.
Stand on the block, look down the lane and Go for GOLD!, Show everyone what Regional is made of. 

Training Changes
Friday 11th April - 1 hour for Sports Aid Swimmers.  All other squad members normal session.
Sunday 13th April - No Training due to Sports Aid Meet

Kevin & Tom


Club Kit

Hi All,


Just to let you all know that the next order dates for club kit are the 14th & 28th April.  Please order any kit required for the Nationals and Welsh Summer Nationals.


Thanks


Supporters Committee

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

200m Max Kick Test Results April 2014

Regional 1

Maxim 03:33.94
Jack 03:33.94
Joanna 03:34.59
George 03:35.03
Louis 03:35.76
Tiegan 03:36.60
Mia 03:44.53
Ella 03:45.12
Tom 03:45.62
Chloe 03:46.26
Hannah  B 03:49.03
Imani 03:50.07
Elizabeth 03:53.83
Hannah C  03:55.95
Huzayfa 03:58.70
Matthew Y 04:01.24
Eve 04:01.81
Matthew W 04:02.16
Ciara 04:03.67
Faith  04:05.18
Freddie 04:06.25
Joe 04:09.92
Isabelle  04:10.56
Charlie 04:18.19
Emilio 04:19.09
Molly 04:23.48
William 04:29.31
Nathan 04:37.70
Oliver  04:48.35
Zak 04:53.13
Daniel 05:18.73
Jake Absent
David Absent
Angelo Absent


Regional 2
Aimee 03:23.33
Akshima 03:24.17
Niamh 03:28.39
Jonathan  03:30.21
Niamh M 03:30.21
Jake  03:30.21
Benjamin B 03:31.92
Jessica 03:33.57
Liam 03:41.49
Alicia 03:43.96
Phoebe 03:44.67
Ella 03:44.67
Henry 03:45.06
Jenna 03:48.09
Eve 03:51.21
Niamh 03:52.07
Ben S 03:52.10
Jacob 03:53.45
Stephanie 03:53.81
Akal 03:58.10
Joseph 03:58.45
Olivia 03:58.95
Maia 04:00.20
Lucy 04:01.95
Millie Ag 04:01.95
Sadie  04:04.52
Millie Ai 04:05.85
Jenna 04:06.45
Isabel 04:07.38
Robert  04:10.42
Abby 04:24.57
Edwin 04:52.95
Evie 04:58.60
Anouska Absent
Lucas Absent

The next kick test for Regional 1 will be held on Wednesday 7th May.
 
The next kick test for Regional 2 will be held on Thursday 8th May.
 
Kevin, Tom S, Josh, Scott, Tom B, Jo, Junior, Dave & Ste

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Easter Training Changes

Hi All,
 
Below are the changes to Regional 1 & 2's training due to Easter and the National Qualifier Meet.
 
Friday 18th April - 14:00 - 15:30
Sunday 20th April - No Training (National Qualifier Meet)
Monday 21st April - 07:00 - 08:30
 
Kevin, Tom S, Josh, Scott, Tom B, Jo, Junior, Dave & Ste

Land Training

Hi All,

 

Apologies for last minute land training cancelation on Monday.  Unfortunately Stephen got caught up in his other work commitments and it was too short notice for us to find cover.  Land training will continue on Monday with Regional 2.

 

Thanks

 

Kevin, Tom S, Josh, Scott, Tom B, Jo, Junior, Dave & Ste

Thursday, 20 March 2014

Easter Egg Donations - National Qualifier Meet‏

Dear Parents

 

We are hoping to run an Easter Egg Tombola at the National Qualifying Meet and would politely ask for Easter Egg donations. If you have any donations please pass them to Lucie, Helen or Sharron on the Lucky Dip stall on Monday nights.

 

Many thanks

 

The Supporters Committee

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

SUPER SPRINTERS!

Some really good sprinting by the Regional Squads last weekend and some amazing times.  You should all be very pleased with yourselves.  Three weekends of racing and all of them swum great, we are very proud of you all.  Lets keep up the hard work in training and start working towards the NER's, Welsh Nationals and Winter Yorkshires.


Regional 1
Overall as a group you achieved 73 PB's out of 96 Swims20 Final Swims and 1 Gold Medal, 2 Silver Medals and 1 Bronze.

Yorkshire Finalists (13)
Angelo (2nd), Eve (5th), Isabel G (2nd & 4th), Charlie (5th), Matthew W (4th, 5th, 6th & 7th), Louis (9th), Joe S (10th), Faith (8th), Hannah (10th), Ella P (1st, 3rd, 5th & 7th), Nathan (6th), David (8th), Oliver (10th), 

StarGold Medalists (1)Star
Ella P (1)

Silver Medalists (2)
Isabelle G (1), Angelo (1)

Bronze Medalists (1)
Ella P (1)

Regional 2
Overall as a group you achieved 88 PB's out of 117 Swims32 Final Swims, 3 Gold Medals, 5 Silver Medals and 2 Bronze Medals.

Yorkshire Finalists (16)
Jess (1st. 2nd, 2nd & 10th), Ella (2nd, 3rd & 6th), Phoebe (7th, 7th & 8th), Ben S (8th), Henry (10th & 10th), Jonny (1st, 1st, 2nd & 10th), Isabel B (7th & 9th), Steph (2nd), Akshima (3rd & 6th), Jacob (8th), Akal (7th & 8th), Jenna (6th & 9th), Edwin (7th & 9th), Liam (5th), Aimee (8th), Maia (7th)

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

Silver Medalists (4)
Jess (2), Steph (1), Jonny (1), Ella C (1)

Bronze Medalists (2)
Akshima (1), Ella C (1)


"Go into the sport because you have fun doing it, not because of "what ifs" and dreams of gold medals.  That way, no matter what happens, you win."
Shannon Miller (American Gymnast, two time Olympic gold medalist (Atlanta 1996)).


Keep up the hard work in training and the results will show in the upcoming meets.  


Kevin, Tom S, Josh, Scott, Tom B, Jo, Junior, Dave & Ste Open-mouth smile

Thursday, 13 March 2014

Yorkshire Sprints & Teams

This weekend is the third round of the Yorkshires and it's time to get ready to Sprint!!!!!  Remember, in sprints it is vital to get all the elements of the race right.  If you get your start, transition and finish spot on this can be the milliseconds needed to move up a few places in the results.  Also in the 50m sprints it is your chance to shine and earn your place in selection for relays.
 
As nearly everyone is racing over the weekend in Sheffield, training on Friday night will just be an hour for both squads (6.30 - 7.30pm).
 
There will be NO TRAINING on Sunday night or Monday morning folowing the competition.
 
The draft programme for the weekend can be viewed by using the link below:
Draft Programme (Starts on Page 23)
 
If there is anyone down in the programme who cannot compete this weekend, can you please let me know by text or email so I can pass on the information to the team managers.  Please remember it is City of Leeds policy to arrive 30 minutes before the warm up and check in with the team manager.  Team managers have the right to pull swimmers out if they arrive late as the Club can be fined if a swimmer does not show for their race.
 
Saturday Am
Arrive: 07:30
Warm Up: 08:00
Start: 09:00
 
Saturday Pm
Arrive: 12:30
Warm Up: 13:00
Start: 02:00
 
Sunday Am Teams
Arrive: 08:30
Warm Up: 09:00
Start:  10:00
 
Sunday Pm Teams
Arrive: 12:30
Warm Up: 13:00
Start: 14:00
 
We are looking forward to seeing some fast swimming this weekend as some of you have achieved a PB in training within the last 2 weeks.  Get down that first 25m hard and keep picking up the effort every 10 metres.  Don't slow down into the finish, smash through the wall.  When swimming in the relays be careful on the takeovers, block out the background noise and concentrate on your team mate swimming in.  It is better to go late than early and get your team disqualified.
 
'Before the (Olympic) trials I was doing a lot of relaxing exercises and visualisation.  And I think that that helped me to get a feel of what it was gonna be like when I got there.  I knew that I had done everything that I could to get ready for that meet, both physically and mentally.'  Michael Phelps, 6 Gold medals, 2004 Olympic games

Good Luck Everyone! http://tracking.technodesignip.com/?action=count&projectid=642&contentid=6535&referrer=-&urlaction=r...
 
Kevin, Tom S, Josh, Scott, Tom B, Dave, Jo, Junior & Ste

200m Max Kick Test Results March 2014

Regional 1
Jake 03:25.36
Joanna 03:30.38
Maxim 03:39.96
Jack 03:41.72
Chloe 03:42.03
Tiegan 03:46.48
George 03:47.18
Ella 03:50.71
Huzayfa 03:56.53
Imani 03:58.57
Tom 03:59.39
Matthew Y 04:01.64
Ciara 04:01.88
Molly 04:22.21
David 04:30.38
Nathan 04:37.29
Oliver  04:45.88
Zak 04:46.51
Angelo Absent
Mia Absent
Hannah  Absent
Faith  Absent
Barnaby Absent
Eve Absent
Matthew W Absent

 
Regional 2
Aimee 03:20.65
Niamh 03:26.28
Jonathan  03:27.32
Niamh M 03:28.36
Jake  03:30.50
Akshima 03:31.00
Liam 03:37.78
Jessica 03:41.32
Phoebe 03:42.06
Niamh M 03:43.00
Alicia 03:43.97
Jenna 03:46.50
Jacob 03:52.28
Stephanie 03:52.71
Robert  03:53.11
Joseph 03:54.37
Jenna 03:57.31
Akal 03:59.78
Sadie  03:59.78
Eve Absent
Henry Absent

 
The next kick test for Regional 1 will be held on Wednesday 2nd April.
 
The next kick test for Regional 2 will be held on Thursday 3rd April.
 
Kevin, Tom S, Josh, Scott & Tom B
 
 
 

Thursday, 6 March 2014

Yorkshire Team Championships

Hi All,

 

The following swimmers still need to confirm their attendance at the Yorkshire Team Championships on Sunday 16th March at Ponds Forge Sheffield to Craig (craig.robinson@leeds.gov.uk).

 

Regional 1

Joanna

Ella

Matthew W

Chloe

Ciara

Huzayfa

Angelo

 

Regional 2

Phoebe

Robbie

Joseph

 

Thanks

 

Kevin, Tom, Josh, Scott & Tom B

Saturday, 1 March 2014

Regional Squad SMASH the Yorkshire Championships!

So after two hard weekends of competing, Regional 1 & 2 performed outstandingly posting some fantastic times on the board.

Overall,

Regional 1 achieved 37 PB's out of 45 Swims, 2 final swims, 1 Gold Medals, 1 Silver Medals and 1 Bronze Medals.  Great Stuff! 

StarGold Medalists (1)Star
Angelo (1)

Silver Medalists (1)
Eve (1)

Bronze Medalists (2)
Eve (1), Faith (1)

Yorkshire Finalists (1)
Angelo (1st & 6th)


Regional 2 achieved 60 PB's out of 77 Swims, 2 more NER times, 11 final swims, 5 Gold Medals, 3 Silver Medals and 4 Bronze Medals.  Well Done! 

StarGold Medalists (3)Star
Jess (3), Jonny (1), Steph (1)

Silver Medalists (2)
Jonny (2), Joe (1)

Bronze Medalists (3)
Jess (2), Jonny (1), Liam (1)

Yorkshire Finalists (3)
Jonny (1st, 2nd, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 6th, 8th & 9th), Joe (2nd & 10th), Liam (3rd)

Hopefully we will have another successful weekend at the Yorkshire Sprints, especially as some of you have already beaten your 50 m PB's in the first leg of your races this weekend.

Results can be seen using the links below:

Squad Promotions
We will have 25 swimmers from the Development squads joining our group (12 to Reg 1 & 13 to Reg 2) on Monday 10th March.  Please make them feel welcome and introduce them to the Regional spirit.  They maybe a little nervous at first as moving up can be a scary experience.  
Keep training hard and be ready to storm the Yorkshires in 2 weeks time!  Lets show the other clubs what you we are made of.  Winking smile

'Winning the gold medal was undoubtedly the biggest day of my career, mostly because I won the way I had prepared to run it.  It was a totally satisfying experience.'
(Frank Shorter.  American athlete, Olympic gold medalist, Munich 1972)

Kevin, Tom S, Josh, Scott & Tom B

Friday, 28 February 2014

Yorkshire Team Championships 2014

Hi All,

Please can the following swimmers confirm their availability to Craig Robinson (craig.robinson@leeds.gov.uk) by 8.00pm Wednesday 5th March.

Sunday 16th March
Arrive: 07.30
Warm Up: 08.00
Start: 09.00

Regional 1
Nathan
George
David
Matthew W
Zak
Molly
Tiegan
Chloe
Huzayfa

Regional 2
Jacob
Akal
Eve
Niamh Mi
Niamh C
Niamh Mo
Jenna M
Akshima

Sunday 16th March 
Arrive: 12.30
Warm Up: 13.00
Start: 14.00

Regional 1
Joanna
Faith
Ella
Hannah
Eve
Mia
Ciara
Angelo
Tom
Oliver
Barney
Maxim
Matthew Y

Regional 2
Jenna M
Alicia
Phoebe
Jenna S
Jess
Sadie
Steph
Jonny
Liam
Robbie
Jospeh
Henry
Aimee

Thanks

Kevin, Tom S, Josh, Scott & Tom B

Thursday, 27 February 2014

Harrogate Entries

Hi All,

 

Please remember it is entries for the Harrogate Meet on Monday 3rd March

 

We will be available for signing entry forms on Friday and Sunday night.  Please do not bring entry forms for signing on Monday night as we will be coaching from 4.30pm onwards.

 

Harrogate Spa town A/ B Graded Meet

Details

Entry Form

Entry Times

 

Thanks

 

Kevin, Tom S, Josh, Scott & Tom B