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Please check at least every other day for updates.

Kevin Schofield (fingers1500@hotmail.com)

Craig Robertson (craig_robbo@hotmail.co.uk)

Thursday, 11 February 2016

Regional Training Changes

Hi All,

Please take note of the following changes to Regional Squads Training below.


Saturday 20th February (Diving Competition)

Regional Development: - 06:30-7:45am

Regional Performance: - Normal Training Time


Saturday 26th March (Sports Aid Gala)

The Sports Aid Gala is not on the Regional Competition Calendar which means training will be at the earlier time so we do not loose a session.

Regional Development: - 06:15-7:45am

Regional Performance: - 06:15-7:45am


Apologies for any inconvenience caused.


The Regional Team

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Winter Development Meet Results

Well Done to the new swimmers who have just moved into Regional Development.  Some fantastic performances at the City of Leeds Winter Development Meet at the end of January.

Regional Development achieved 43 PB's out of 60 Swims, 18 Gold Medals, 8 Silver Medals and 4 Bronze Medals.  Well Done!

StarGold Medallists (6)Star
Elliott (5), Anna (4), Iona (4), Charlotte (2), Rebecca (2), Jessica (1)

Silver Medallists (6)
Philippa (3), Kieran (1), Iona (1), Isaac (1), Anna (1), Charlotte (1)

Bronze Medallists (4)
Kieran (1), Isaac (1), Chloe (1), Philippa (1)

Keep up the hard work in the run up to the Yorkshire Sprints and Harrogate Spa Town Meet.  

The Regional Team

Regional Development Training Changes

Hi All,

Please note that due to a Diving Competition on Saturday 20th February, the coaches didn't want to lose a session and therefore training for Regional Development will be at the slightly earlier time of 6.30-7.45am (for this session only).


Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

The Regional Team

Harrogate Spa Town A/B Graded Meet 2016

 Hi All,

Entries for the Harrogate Spa Town Meet will be taken on Monday 15th February.  Swimmers are advised to enter events they have not just swum at the Yorkshires.  This meet will be a great opportunity for swimmers to try events they have never swum before such as the 100 Fly, 200 Fly, 400 FS and 400 IM.  Please speak to your coaches if you are unsure.  We would also suggest entering the 50m FS and your best 50m form stroke as this will keep your times up to date for Junior League selection. 
Swimmers are advised not enter more than 2 races per session.  This meet is limited to 400 entries per club and any entries after this number will be rejected by Leeds on the Monday night.
Swimmers must not have swum faster than the Upper Limit Time in the previous 12 months but must have swum faster than the Lower Limit Time in the same period.  Upper and Lower Qualifying times can be seen by using the link below.  Swimmers who are wanting to try new events can use the standard times formula to work out an estimated entry time based on your PB's.  However if you do use this please make sure your estimate is within the upper and lower qualifying times Harrogate have published.

Standard Times Formula
We will start signing forms now.  Please remember we will be unavailable to sign forms and discuss entries on Monday evenings as we will be coaching from 4.30pm onwards.
Harrogate Spa Town Details
Event Schedule
Upper Qualifying Times
Harrogate Spa Town Entry Form
The Regional Team

Kick League February 2016

Hi All,

Below is a link to the Kick League for February 2016.

The Regional Team

Yorkshires 2nd Weekend & Training Changes

Hi All,
Just a reminder of the arrival times at John Charles this weekend.  A fantastic weekend of racing last week, now lets finish it off the second weekend in style.
Am Sessions
Arrive: 07:30
Warm Up: 08:00
Start: 09:00
Pm Sessions
Arrive: 12:30
Warm Up: 13:00
Start: 14:00
The programme of events for the weekend can be viewed by clicking the following link:
Please remember Training Changes for Regional Development & Performance due to the Yorkshire's:
Friday 12th February - 7.00 - 8.00 pm (Just 1 hour due to Yorkshire's)
Saturday 13th February - Training Cancelled due to Yorkshire Championships

Monday 15th February - No Am Training (Recovery after Yorkshire's)

Good Luck Everyone!!
The Regional Team Be right back

Tuesday, 2 February 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 7th March.  

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
Isla 03:28.46
Sasha 03:28.78
Finlay 03:49.26
Thomas K 03:49.42
Rhys 03:56.60
Henry 04:00.64
Anna F 04:00.76
Anna A 04:05.72
Dominic 04:08.72
Robyn 04:10.72
Kasja 04:11.65
Lilly 04:12.25
Elliott 04:14.53
Joshua 04:14.90
Jack Sc 04:15.03
Chloe  04:16.13
Jacob 04:22.53
Iona 04:24.21
Olivia 04:27.27
Charlotte 04:33.16
Zak S 04:33.31
Kieran  04:33.94
Harrison  04:35.14
Jessica 04:36.56
Luke 04:38.83
Lauren 04:42.43
Isaac  04:47.67
Rebecca 04:48.93
Hugo 04:53.72
Phillipa 04:59.61
Sebastien 05:50.22
Freya B Absent
Alex Absent
Martha  Absent
Devon Absent
Amelia K Absent
Regional Dev 15m U/W
Finlay 9.31
Rhys 9.41
Rebecca 9.53
Isla 9.94
Jessica 9.97
Charlotte C 10.03
Iona 10.08
Zak S 10.16
Lauren 10.17
Kasja 10.2
Henry 10.35
Anna A 10.35
Thomas K 10.45
Jacob 10.59
Jack Sc 10.9
Anna F 10.91
Olivia 11.08
Lilly 11.15
Sasha 11.23
Elliott 11.33
Kieran  11.38
Dominic 11.38
Robyn  11.51
Joshua  11.71
Harrison 11.99
Phillipa 12.11
Chloe 12.12
Sebastien 12.41
Hugo 12.41
Isaac 12.75
Luke 13.23
Freya B Absent
Alex Absent
Devon Absent
Martha  Absent
Amelia Absent
Regional Per 200m FS Kick
Maxim 03:10.39
Joseph H 03:11.46
Louis 03:11.96
Mia 03:20.72
George 03:23.71
Ben S 03:24.44
Amelie 03:26.41
Caitlin 03:27.72
Charlie 03:30.87
Libby 03:31.58
Thomas Sp 03:32.98
Charlotte B 03:36.16
Jack Se 03:38.47
Harry 03:42.53
Emilio 03:43.66
Jacob G 03:45.50
Abby 03:46.21
Jack Mi 03:46.91
Jasmine 03:47.81
Leah 03:48.28
James Ro 03:48.28
Kidiest 03:54.93
Elle 03:58.92
Niamh 03:59.18
Matthew W 03:59.43
Freya J 03:59.94
Jolie 04:00.81
William 04:04.38
James Hu 04:09.65
Edie 04:12.04
Charlotte K  04:21.18
Aimee 04:29.72
Zak M 04:48.24
Millie Ai Absent
Sam Absent
Millie Mc Absent
Freddie Absent
Isong Absent
Jacob B Absent
Regional Per 15m U/W
Harry 8.25
Jack Mi 8.39
Abby 8.44
George 8.57
Kidiest 8.58
Jasmine 8.73
Louis 8.77
Amelie 8.93
Ben S 8.94
Charlotte B 8.97
Caitlin 8.99
Niamh 9.07
Joseph H 9.16
Libby 9.19
Jack Se 9.28
Jacob G 9.4
Charlie 9.46
Leah 9.53
Elle 9.61
Emilio 9.64
Jolie 9.72
Thomas Sp 9.76
Maxim 9.78
Freya J 10.51
Zak M 10.66
Edie 10.99
Matthew W 11.04
James Hu 11.19
Mia 11.25
Aimee 11.53
Charlotte K 11.53
William 11.85
James Ro 12.12
Millie Ai Absent
Isong Absent
Sam Absent
Millie Mc Absent
Freddie Absent
Jacob B Absent

Monday, 1 February 2016

Yorkshire Team Championships 2016

Hi All,

Please can the following swimmers confirm their availability to Craig Robinson (craig.robinson@leeds.gov.uk) as soon as possible.

Sunday 28th February 2016
Venue: Ponds Forge, Sheffield (50m)
Arrive: 08.30
Warm Up: 09.00
Start: 10.00

Regional Development (AM)
Kieran R
Charlotte C
Lilly C
Rebecca D
Martha E
Amelia K

Regional Performance (AM)
Josie B
Charlotte B
Niamh C
Kidiest H
Freya J
Charlotte K
Jolie McG
Millie McN
Leah S
Amelie T
Edith U
Abby W
Caitlin W
Jacob G
Jospeh H
Zak M
George S
Alfred S

Sunday 28th February 2016
Venue: Ponds Forge, Sheffield (50m)
Arrive: 12.30
Warm Up: 13.00
Start: 14.00

Regional Development (PM)
Chloe A
Anna A
Freya B
Phillipa B
Anna F
Olivia H
Iona L
Sasha L
Kasja R
Lauren S
Jessica W
Isla W
Joshua B
Isaac F
Henry F
Thomas K
Dominic M
Rhys R
Luke R
Harrison S
Zak S
Hugo S
Elliot W
Finlay W

Regional Performance (PM)
Louis A
Charlie B
Sam E
William E
James H
Harry M
Jack M
Emilio PG
James R
Jack Se
Ben S
Thomas Sp
Matthew W
Millie Ai
Jasmine C
Mia W

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Thursday, 28 January 2016

Yorkshire Championships & Training Changes

Hi All,

We are looking forward to seeing some fast racing over the next few weekends.  The turns are looking great at the moment, make sure you transfer them into your race.  Remember use the walls to pick up speed not loose speed, every millisecond counts.  I know some of you have got close to your pb's in training over the last few weeks which suggests you are ready to smash the Yorkshires. 

Just a reminder of the arrival times at John Charles next weekend.
Saturday 6th February AM
Arrive: 07:30
Warm Up: 08:00
Start: 09:00
Saturday 6th February Pm
Arrive: 13:00
Warm Up: 13:30
Start: 14:30
Sunday 7th February AM
Arrive: 07:30
Warm Up: 08:00
Start: 09:00
Sunday 7th February Pm
Arrive: 12:30
Warm Up: 13:00
Start: 14:00
The programme of events for the weekend can be viewed by clicking the following link:
Below is also a great guide for recovery snacks to take with you at the weekend:

Hopefully you all now have a copy of the North Eastern times, if not they can be found on the right hand side of the blog under qualifying times.  Get chasing those times!!! 

'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 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, Australian swimmer, five-time Olympic gold medallist (Sydney 2000, Athens 2004)

Please remember Training Changes for Regional Development & Performance due to the Yorkshires:
Friday 5th February - 7.00 - 8.00 pm (Just 1 hour due to Yorkshires)
Saturday 6th February - Training Cancelled due to Yorkshire Championships

Monday 8th February - No Am Training (Recovery after Yorkshires)

Best of luck to you all Winking smile
The Regional Team

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Summer Break 2016

Hi All,


The dates for the summer break for the Swimming Training Scheme will be as follows:


Last sessions Sunday 31st July 2016


First sessions back Monday 22nd August (this will be PM sessions only, plan for AMs will be communicated closer to the time)


Then there will be no sessions Friday 26th August – Monday 29th August due to August Bank Holiday, all sessions will be back Tuesday 30th August.


Many thanks

The Regional Team