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Information for Swimmers & Parents of Regional Age Group

Please check at least every other day for updates.

Kevin Schofield (fingers1500@hotmail.com)

Craig Robertson (craig_robbo@hotmail.co.uk)

Friday, 29 April 2016

Harrogate Summer A Graded Meet Entries

Hi All,


Just a reminder that the entries for the Harrogate Summer A Graded Meet will be taken on Monday 9th May.  Below is a link to the cut off times.  Please make sure entry times are no faster than the upper limit otherwise they will be rejected.
The Regional Team

Thursday, 28 April 2016

Welsh Summer Nationals 2016‏

Hi all,


Welsh Summer Open Meet entries are closing in on us. The qualifying times look generous which means we should be taking one of our largest teams in a long time.


There is an open online entry system with restricted Heats (meaning a certain amount of time has been allotted for each event), on a first come first serve basis. Entry for ASA registered members will be open as of 8:00am on Wednesday 15th June.


You will be able to enter online, at the time and date outlined above. As the event is first come first serve, it will be particularly important for you to submit entries as soon as the entry system opens.


Please find attached an excel document which will assist in highlighting exactly which events the athlete has qualified in. It would be useful to enter all Long course times, then enter Short course times where the athlete doesn't qualify with their Long course time. Could you please send this back to Kevin Schofield (fingers1500@hotmail.com) at the earliest possible opportunity, completed with the athlete's current times?


PB's against Welsh Qualifying Times


Note: Only times swam as of 1st August 2015 will be accepted.


The Coaching Team will be holding an internal meeting very shortly, after which we will organise and deliver a presentation with more information.


Kind regards,

The Regional Team 

Monday, 25 April 2016

Bank Holiday - Training Changes

Hi All,
Due to the May Bank holiday there will be the following training changes;
Regional Development
Monday 2nd May: 
Am = 7:00 - 8:30am
Pm = No Training
Regional Performance
Monday 2nd May: 
Am = 7:00 - 9:00am
Pm = No Training

The Regional Team

Sunday, 24 April 2016

National ARENA League 'B' Final

City of Leeds SC were in action in Cardiff yesterday for the National ARENA League 'B' Final.

The team finished second overall to Stockport in a close Battle to the Finish, recording 12 First place finishes.

1st = Stockport - 349 
2nd = City of Leeds - 345 
3rd = City of Oxford - 318 
4th = Hatfield - 301 
5th = Swansea Aquatics - 291 
6th = Wycombe District - 262 
7th = Team Ipswich - 257 
8th = Ealing - 247
9th = Northampton -198
10th = City of Coventry -183

Well done to all teams!

Results and Pictures can be viewed clicking the links below

Arena League 2016 Results

Arena League 2016 Pictures

Friday, 22 April 2016

National Qualifier - Live Results

Hi All,
Below is a link to the live results for the National Qualifier Meet

Live Results
The Regional Team

Thursday, 21 April 2016

Harrogate Summer A Graded Meet Entries

Hi All,

Entries for the Harrogate Summer A Graded Meet will be taken on Monday 9th May.


Boys/Girls 9–15 & over: 50, 100, 200 metres all strokes & 400m Free plus 100, 200 & 400 I.M. All events are Heat Declared Winner. Ages at 12th June 2016 

Meet Details

Meet Schedule

Entry Form

We will start signing forms now.

The Regional Team

ARENA League Final - Travel Arrangements

Hi All,


We have now confirmed the travel arrangements for the bus to Cardiff on Saturday 23rd April .


The bus will depart JCCS @ 06:30 (prompt).


Doors open at 12:00, with Warm Up starting at 12:15.

Good Luck to all competing!

The Regional Team

Swim Training Scheme Olympic Selection - Georgia Coates‏

A big Congratulations to Georgia Coates on her selection on to the Olympic team 2016. 

We are all very proud of her. 

City of Leeds National Qualifier Meet 2016

Hi All,
Below are the details and training changes due to this weekends National Qualifier Meet.
Training Changes

Friday 22nd April (PM)

Regional Development – cancelled

Regional Performance - cancelled


Saturday 23rd April

Regional Development – 6.30-8.00am (Earlier Time)

Regional Performance - cancelled



Meet Details

Draft Programme

Rejected Entries



Friday 22nd April

Arrive:- 15:30

Warm Up: - 16:00

Start: - 17:00


Saturday 23rd April & Sunday 24th April

Am Sessions

Arrive:- 07:30

Warm Up: - 08:00

Start: - 09:00


Pm Sessions

Arrive:- 13:30

Warm Up: - 14:00

Start: - 15:00


Good Luck to everyone competing


The Regional Team




Friday, 15 April 2016

STS Training Changes

Hi All,


Please note the following training changes.


Due to an error with a booking in the aquatics centre this weekend the following changes will be in place:


Saturday 16th April

Regional Development – 6.30-8.00am

Regional Performance - cancelled



Changes due to National Qualifier Meet next weekend:


Friday 22nd April (PM)

Regional Development – cancelled

Regional Performance - cancelled


Saturday 23rd April

Regional Development – 6.30-8.00am

Regional Performance - cancelled


Apologies for any inconvenice caused.


The Regional Team

Thursday, 7 April 2016

Swim Wales Summer Open Meet

Hi All,

Just to let ypu all know the meet pack and qualifying times are now out for the Swim Wales Summer Open Meet.

The Regional Team

ASANER Age Group Championships 2015

Hi All,


Entries for the North Eastern's will be taken on Monday 18th April.  Swimmers should enter ALL events they have qualified for.  This is one of the harder competitions in the Regional calendar to qualify for and anyone who has achieved a time (even if it is only in one event) should swim.  This meet is a fantastic opportunity to compete against the fastest swimmers in the North East.


We will be available to sign forms after training.  Please note Kevin will be away from Sunday 10th - Friday 15th and Craig Wednesday 13th - Monday 18th as they are at the Olympic Trials in Glasgow.  If you have any questions please see them ASAP.  The assistant coaches will sign forms in their absence.


Anyone who competed at Harrogate can check if they have achieved a long course NER time by using the calculator below to convert your times from short course to long course:
Swimming Converter


North Eastern Qualifying times, details and entry forms can be printed using the links below
NER Qualifying Times

ASANER Conditions 2016
Event Schedule

Entry Form


Please make every effort to achieve 100% attendance in the run up to THE BIG ONE!


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!


The Regional Team


Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Regional Training Changes

Hi All,

Please note the following training changes for this Saturday (9th April) due to the Richmond Dales gala booking in the pool this weekend.


Regional Development – 6.30-8.00am (Dive Pit)

Regional Performance – Cancelled


Apologies for any inconvenience caused.


 The Regional Team


Doncaster DARTES B Grade Meet 2016

Hi All,


Entries for the Doncaster Dartes B Grade Meet held at Adwick Leisure Complex on Sunday 5th June will be taken on Monday 11th April.  Some swimmers maybe too fast for this competition.  Below are the details, cut off times and entry forms.


9yrs, 10yrs, 11yrs, 12yrs
50m sprints in all four strokes and 100m IM

13yrs, 14yrs, 15yrs & Open

100m sprints in Free, Back, Breast; 50m Fly and 100m IM All Age on Day - All events HDW

Cut-offs for all strokes except Butterfly.

To enter Butterfly events swimmers must enter at least one other event.

Meet Details & Cut off Times
Entry Form
We will start signing forms now.
The Regional Team

Become A Team Manager

Hi All,
ASA North East are offering Team Manager training in Wetherby on 28 April. The training costs just £15 and is an opportunity to do something hugely rewarding. More info in the flyer and application form below.  
Flyer: Team Manager training - April 2016 
Application form: Team Manager training - April 2016
The Regional Team

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

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 2nd May.  

All times from the start of the season can be viewed using the link below.

Well Done!!
The Regional Team

Regional Dev 200m FS Kick
Finlay 3:44.30
Elliott 3:45.73
Rhys 3:47.80
Kieran  3:48.09
Anna A 3:55.85
Dominic 3:56.35
Charlotte 4:05.54
Solomon 4:07.87
Chloe  4:15.52
Jessica 4:16.44
Iona 4:16.58
Zak S 4:17.14
Jamie 4:18.67
Lilly 4:19.52
Nell 4:21.33
Rebecca 4:22.53
Alex 4:26.69
Lauren 4:28.50
Sophia 4:29.03
Mischa 4:32.57
Isaac  4:33.14
Harrison  4:35.19
Ashton 4:38.55
Phillipa 4:48.22
Henry Absent
Thomas K Absent
Jack Sc Absent
Joshua Absent
Olivia Absent
Kasja Absent
Kieran  Absent
Luke Absent
Amelia K Injured
Regional Dev 15m U/W
Charlotte C 8.25
Lauren 8.91
Finlay 8.94
Iona 9.09
Rhys 9.12
Amelia 9.16
Jessica 9.38
Dominic 10.02
Rebecca 10.05
Anna A 10.07
Jamie 10.25
Elliott 10.3
Lilly 10.33
Zak S 10.35
Kieran  10.37
Nell 11.03
Ashton 11.28
Harrison 11.34
Mischa 11.53
Chloe 11.97
Alex 11.98
Sophia 12.47
Phillipa 12.89
Isaac 12.93
Solomon 13.79
Kasja Absent
Henry Absent
Olivia Absent
Joshua  Absent
Jack Sc Absent
Thomas K Absent
Kieran  Absent
Luke Absent
Regional Per 200m FS Kick
Maxim 3:13.38
Ben S 3:18.59
Charlie 3:19.88
George 3:21.95
Caitlin 3:21.95
Isla 3:25.30
Sasha 3:28.16
Jack Se 3:28.82
Thomas Sp 3:31.01
Emilio 3:31.01
Abby 3:37.59
Sam 3:40.24
Jacob G 3:40.24
Jacob B 3:40.29
Charlotte B 3:44.09
Kidiest 3:46.41
James Ro 3:46.95
Jolie 3:47.58
Harry 3:51.34
Niamh 3:51.83
Leah 3:52.28
Freya J 3:53.26
William 3:56.67
Millie Mc 4:00.87
Edie 4:03.72
Anna F 4:10.55
Charlotte K  4:17.15
Aimee 4:25.29
Martha  4:37.83
Zak M 4:44.21
Joseph H Absent
Louis Absent
Jack Mi Absent
Freya B Absent
James Hu Absent
Matthew W Absent
Regional Per 15m U/W
Caitlin 7.98
Kidiest 8.41
Jack Se 8.54
Harry 8.61
Jacob B 8.75
Ben S 8.76
George 8.87
Emilio 8.91
Charlie 9.07
Jolie 9.13
Jacob G 9.18
Sam 9.23
Zak M 9.23
Niamh 9.41
William 9.41
Martha  9.51
Isla 9.64
Thomas Sp 9.95
Maxim 9.95
Millie Mc 10.05
Charlotte B 10.07
James Ro 10.14
Freya J 10.35
Sasha 10.64
Leah 10.98
Aimee 11.14
Charlotte K 11.16
Anna F 11.2
Edie 12.63
Louis Absent
Jack Mi Absent
Joseph H Absent
Matthew W Absent
James Hu Absent
Freya B Absent
Abby No Time

Monday, 4 April 2016

Harrogate Spa Town Meet

Well Done Everyone!!!!! You SMASSSSSSHED IT!!!!

We are very proud of you all.

Regional Development achieved a whopping 185 PB's out of 194 Swims, 2 Speeding Tickets,  33 Gold Medals, 29 Silver Medals, 26 Bronze Medals and 58 more Yorkshire Qualifying times.

EmailSpeeding Ticket Winners (2)Email
Jessica (1), Anna A (1)

A Grade Medals (14 Gold, 14 Silver & 17 Bronze)
StarGold Medallists (8)Star
Elliott (3), Philippa (2), Rhys (2), Jamie (2), Kasja (2), Solomon (1), Jessica (1), Amelia (1)

Silver Medallists (9)
Solomon (4), Elliott (2), Rhys (2), Philippa (1), Jamie (1), Isaac (1), Jessica (1), Anna A (1), Harrison (1)

Bronze Medallists (11)
Rhys (2), Amelia (2), Jessica (2), Anna A (2), Alex (2), Dominic (2), Elliott (1), Solomon (1), Isaac (1), Lily (1), Rebecca (1)

B Grade Medals (19 Gold, 15 Silver & 9 Bronze)
StarGold Medallists (12)Star
Finlay (3), Isaac (3), Sophia (2), Lauren (2), Jamie (2), Joshua (1), Henry (1), Ashton (1), Solomon (1), Alex (1), Rhys (1), Zak S (1)

Silver Medallists (12)
Chloe (3), Luke (2), Joshua (1), Kieran R (1), Finlay (1), Isaac (1), Henry (1), Lauren (1), Solomon (1), Alex (1), Dominic (1), Philippa (1)

Bronze Medallists (7)
Sophia (2), Kieran R (2), Luke (1), Ashton (1), Lauren (1), Zak S (1), Rebecca (1)

Regional Performance achieved a an amazing 143 PB's out of 162 Swims, 6 Speeding Tickets, 31 Gold Medals, 35 Silver Medals, 21 Bronze Medals, 16 more Yorkshire times and 7 more NER times.

EmailSpeeding Ticket Winners (3)Email
Isla (4), Sasha (1), Jolie (1), 

A Grade Medals (18 Gold, 25 Silver & 16 Bronze)
StarGold Medallists (10)Star
Jack Se (4), Freya J (4), Sasha (2), Niamh (2), Sam (1), Isla (1), Jolie (1), Caitlin (1), George (1), Jacob G (1), 

Silver Medallists (9)
Sasha (4), Jacob G (4), Thomas Sp (3), Jolie (3), Charlie (3), George (3), Jack Se (2), Caitlin (2), Freya J (1), 

Bronze Medallists (9)
Kidiest (3), Sasha (2), Charlie (2), George (2), Niamh (2), Jacob B (2), Freya J (1), Jacob G (1), Abby (1), 

B Grade Medals (13 Gold, 10 Silver, 5 Bronze)
StarGold Medallists (10)Star
Maxim (3), Jacob B (2), Sam (1), Edith (1), James (1), Millie (1), Charlie (1), Leah (1), Zak M (1), Abby (1)

Silver Medallists (7)
Maxim (3), Zak M (2), Anna F (1), Joseph (1), Jack Mi (1), Edith (1), James (1), 

Bronze Medallists (5)
Joseph (1), Edith (1), Charlotte K (1), Charlie (1), Charlotte B (1), 

Another fantastic meet, one of the best to date.  Great Effort!!! 

Most of you are starting to get the idea of how to pace on the 200's now.  For some of you it looks like your race plan is coming together as we are getting closer to the end of the season.  

Keep training insane or your times will remain the same! 

Some of you who were close to NER times may need to use the course converter below to see if your times from the weekend are under the qualifying standards when converted from short to long.

Results can be viewed by clicking the link below

'We can accomplish almost anything within our ability if we but think we can.'

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