Information for Swimmers & Parents of Regional Age Group

Please check at least every other day for updates.

Kevin Schofield (

Craig Robertson (

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

City of Leeds Summer B Grade 2016

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

Regional Dev achieved a whopping 174 PB's out of 198 Swims, 2 Gold's8 Silver's, 5 Bronze Medals and 15 additional Yorkshire qualifying times.  Great Job!

StarGold Medallists (1)Star
Anna A (2)

StarSilver Medallists (4)Star
Anna A (3), Iona (2), Solomon (2), Rebecca (1)

StarBronze Medallists (5)Star
Iona (1), Anna A (1), Isaac (1), Rebecca (1), Solomon (1)

Regional Per achieved a fantastic 133 PB's out of 176 Swims, 28 Gold's19 Silver's, 16 Bronze Medals and 5 additional North Eastern qualifying times..  Brilliant!

StarGold Medallists (9)Star
Freya J (10), Joshua R (4), Harry (3), Thomas Sp (3), Sasha (2), Jack Se (2), Maxim (2), Emilio (1), Sam (1)

StarSilver Medallists (13)Star
Harry (4), Sasha (2), Thomas Sp (2), Jack Mi (2), Joshua R (1), Jacob G (1), Emilio (1), Ben (1), Jack Se (1), Isla (1), Maxim (1), Jolie (1), George (1)

StarBronze Medallists (10)Star
Sam (3), Sasha (2), Jack Se (2), Isla (2), Martha (2), Joshua R (1), Jacob G (1), Jack Mi (1), Ben (1), Kidiest (1)

You may need to use the converter (by clicking here) to convert the times you achieved this weekend in the long course pool (50m) to the short course pool format (25m).  This will enable you to see if you have made a  Winter Yorkshire qualifying time.  The Yorkshire Winter Meet takes place in a short course pool and this why you need to use the converter.  

Your challenge is to attempt to make the qualifying standard for as many different events as you can before entries close in September. Good Luck.   

Not long to go now until our Olympics (Welsh Nationals & Sheffield Summer B Grade).  This is the last stretch now until the end of the season, try to attend every session between now and then to give you the best possible chance of success.  Lets smash it!!!!!! 

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

Keep Training Hard! Emoji
The Regional Team Emoji

Some Sad News

Hi All,

I am sad to inform you all that Steve will be leaving Regional Development this week .  

We have had some fantastic results whilst Steve has assisted on the Regional Development squad.  I would like to thank him for all his time, hard work and effort and wish him the best of luck in the future.

I know Steve will defiantly be missed by the coaches and swimmers.  His last session will be Thursday 30th July.  

Sorry to see you go !!

In the mean time Kim, Phil, Jo and Alan will all be stepping in to help cover the next few weeks in Steve's absence.  I am pleased to announce that Kim Mathias will become the full time assistant on Regional Development from September.

The Regional Team

Thursday, 23 June 2016

Welsh Summer Championships

Hi all,


On Friday evening and Monday evening, Jo Yeomans will have some T-shirts available for size checking. Jo will be doing some coaching on Friday evening but otherwise please find time to see her and check the size for your child.


Secondly, for those who requested additional events we are still waiting to hear from the Swim Wales contact today for an update.


Just a reminder of dates;

Friday 8th July - Deadline for sandwich forms

Monday 11th July - Last day for final payments, code of conducts and medical forms


The Regional Team



City of Leeds Summer B Grade Meet

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: 13:00
Warm Up: 13:30
Start: 14:30

Draft Programme can be viewed by clicking the link below:

The end of the season is coming fast, get stuck in this weekend and finish this year off in style.  Those swimmers who are trying the 400m races for the first time long course, don't worry you will be fine, just enjoy it.  Good Luck to everyone who is competing. Keep chasing those Yorkshire times!  
Upper Qualifying Times (13 & Over) - Held at JCCS on 15th & 16th October
Lower Qualifying Times (12 & Under) - Held at JCCS on 1st & 2nd October
Please take note of the training alterations this weekend due to the competition,
Regional Development

Friday 24th June - 19:00 - 20:00 (1 Hour Only - No Land Training)

Saturday 25th June - No Training (Group Competing at Leeds)

Monday 27th July - AM = ALL OFF! (Recovery)


Regional Performance

Saturday 25th June - No Training (Group Competing at Leeds)

Monday 27th July - AM = ALL OFF! (Recovery)


'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 



Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Winter Yorkshire's 2016

Hi All,

The qualifying times for the Winter Short Course Yorkshire's are now out.

Upper Qualifying Times (13 & Over) - Held at JCCS on 15th & 16th October
Lower Qualifying Times (12 & Under) - Held at JCCS on 1st & 2nd October

Get chasing those times.

Good Luck!

The Regional Team

Thursday, 16 June 2016

Training Changes

Hi All,


Please note the following amends to training times for the next few weeks:


Sat 18th June – Jorvick Gala

Regional Performance - cancelled

Regional Development - Normal


Sat 25th June & Sun 26th June – Leeds Meet

No training as both groups competing


Sat 9th July – Richmond Dales Gala

Regional Development 6:30 - 8:00am (Dive Pit)

Regional Performance will train SUNDAY 4.00-6.00pm (10th July) due to the gala


Sat 16th July – Doncaster Dartes Meet

Regional Performance - Cancelled

Regional Development - 6:30 - 8:00am (Dive Pit)


Apologies for any inconvenience


Many thanks

The Regional Team


Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Welsh Summer Nationals Online Entry Guide

Hi all,


Please find below a Guide to entering events for Welsh Summer Nationals via the online entry system.

Online Entry Guide


To ensure successful entries please go to the link below just before 8:00am, and follow the guide. Ensure you have your bank details available as your entries are not accepted until the payment goes through.


For Open meet entries please click here


(If this doesn't work, please check on the website , for further information).


Good luck.


Kind regards,

The Regional Team

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Harrogate Summer A Graded Meet

Some fantastic results and some very big PB's.   The coaching staff are very happy and proud of you all.

With the last few meets of the season coming up please try and attend all the sessions you can.  This will give yourself the best chance of success.

Regional Development achieved 189 PB's out of 208 Swims, 5 Speeding Tickets, 7 Gold Medals, 16 Silver Medals and 13 Bronze Medals.

EmailSpeeding Ticket Winners (3)Email
Anna (3), Rebecca (1), Phillipa (1)

StarGold Medallists (3)Star
Solomon (4), Phillipa (2), Anna (1)

StarSilver Medallists (12)Star
Mischa (2), Iona (2), Solomon (2), Anna (2), Joshua B (1), Kieran B (1), Rebecca (1), Isaac (1), Phillipa (1), Jack (1), Elliott (1), Finlay (1)

StarBronze Medallists (8)Star
Phillipa (3), Ashton (2), Jack (2), Elliott (2), Amelia (1), Iona (1), Jessica (1), Kieran R (1)

Regional Performance achieved 120 PB's out of 136 Swims, 11 Speeding Tickets, 21 Gold Medals, 25 Silver Medals, 15 Bronze Medals and 7 more NER times.

EmailSpeeding Ticket Winners (6)Email
Sasha (5), Sam (2), Kidiest (1), Harry (1), Louis (1), Niamh (1)

StarGold Medallists (10)Star
Isla (4), Ben (3), Niamh (3), Sasha (2), Jack Mi (2), Louis (2), Sam (2), Harry (1), James H (1), Charlie (1)

StarSilver Medalists (14)Star
Isla (6), Kidiest (2), James Ro (2), Charlie (2), Ben (2), Louis (2), Jack Se (2), Sasha (1), Niamh (1), Jolie (1), Jacob G (1), Sam (1), Leah (1), Martha (1)

StarBronze Medalists (13)Star
James H (2), Charlie (2), Kidiest (1), James Ro (1), Sasha (1), Jack Mi (1), Louis (1), Niamh (1), Jolie (1), Joseph H (1), Jack Se (1), Martha (1), George (1)

Another fantastic meet.  Great Effort!!! 

'I came out here to beat everyone in sight and that is exactly what I'm going to do.  Sure, I can do anything'

The Regional Team Be right back

A Great NER's

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

Regional Performance achieved a total of 35 PB's out of 60 swims and came away with 1 Bronze Medal and 16 Final Swims.

Bronze Medallists (1)

Harry (1)


Finalists (4)

Harry (4th, 6th, 6th & 8th), Louis (4th, 5th, 8th, 8th & 9th), Ben (6th, 9th & 9th), Emilio (9th, 10th & 10th)


The Club stormed to the top of the Medals Table achieving 16 Golds13 Silvers and 15 Bronze Medals.  Fingers crossed these results will carry through to the last meet of the year.  Well Done Everyone! Emoji

In the run up to Welsh Nationals and the Sheffield Summer B Grade please 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

Thursday, 9 June 2016

Road Closures - ITU World Triathlon Series

Hi All,

Please note that due to the ITU World Triathlon Series taking place this Saturday and Sunday there will be many road closures across the city.  As a result some of you may want to plan an alternative route over to Harrogate this weekend.

The Regional Team

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

White Rose Junior League

Hi All


The following swimmers have not yet confirmed their attendance in the White Rose Junior League team.



Ben Shelton

James Robinson

Isla Williams



Solomon Hodgson

Nell Williams


Could you please confirm your availability to Craig Robinson ( ASAP.

Many Thanks

The Regional Team

Harrogate Summer Graded Meet 2016

Hi All,


Below are the details and arrival times for those swimmers competing this weekend at Harrogate.  Please also note the training changes due to both squads competing.

Regional Development

Friday 10th June = 19:00 - 20:00 (1 hour only, no land training)

Saturday 11th June = No Training (Squad Competing)

Monday 13th June = No AM Training (Recovery)

Regional Performance

Saturday 11th June = No Training (Squad Competing)

Monday 13th June = No AM Training (Recovery)

Harrogate Spa Town Meet

The draft programme can be viewed by clicking the following link:

Draft Programme

Meet Details

Event Schedule


Saturday 11th June (Session 1)

Arrive: 12:00

Warm Up: 12:30

Start: 13:30

Saturday 11th June (Session 2)

Arrive: 17:00

Warm Up: 17.30

Start: 18:30

Sunday 12th June (Session 3)

Arrive: 09:30
Warm Up: 10:00
Start: 11:00

Sunday 12th June (Session 4)

Arrive: 14:15
Warm Up: 14:45
Start: 15:45

Good Luck to everyone competing.  




The Regional Team

Tuesday, 7 June 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 4th July.  

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

Well Done!!
The Regional Team

Regional Dev 200m FS Max Kick
Olivia 3:33.48
Kieran B 3:35.83
Finlay 3:35.97
Elliott 3:49.37
Anna A 3:52.65
Thomas K 3:56.45
Solomon 3:57.66
Amelia K 4:00.88
Kasja 4:02.28
Iona 4:02.88
Joshua B 4:05.30
Henry 4:05.44
Jack Sc 4:10.09
Charlotte 4:11.22
Jessica 4:11.34
Harrison  4:13.70
Zak S 4:14.38
Mischa 4:15.88
Nell 4:19.09
Phillipa 4:20.15
Sophia 4:20.53
Isaac  4:24.18
Lauren 4:25.57
Kieran R 4:25.88
Ashton 4:27.33
Rebecca 4:31.44
Alex 4:59.74
Jamie 5:20.74
Dominic Absent
Chloe  Absent
Luke Absent
Lilly Absent
Rhys Injured
Regional Dev 15m U/W
Lauren 8.91
Kasja 8.94
Amelia 8.97
Finlay 9.16
Charlotte C 9.25
Iona 9.39
Jessica 9.78
Rebecca 9.84
Rhys 10.11
Olivia 10.18
Zak S 10.25
Anna A 10.35
Kieran B 10.53
Elliott 10.76
Ashton 10.83
Thomas K 10.84
Nell 10.89
Joshua B 10.99
Jack Sc 11.03
Harrison 11.14
Mischa 11.31
Solomon 11.44
Kieran R 11.44
Sophia 11.72
Phillipa 11.72
Isaac 12.28
Jamie 12.57
Alex 13.8
Henry 14.12
Dominic Absent
Lilly Absent
Chloe Absent
Luke Absent
Regional Per 200m FS Max Kick
Joseph H 3:12.63
Louis 3:13.00
Maxim 3:18.76
Ben S 3:20.78
George 3:22.45
Charlie 3:25.78
Isla 3:26.01
Thomas Sp 3:26.74
Emilio 3:26.74
Sasha 3:29.68
Jack Se 3:30.81
Sam 3:36.13
Jack Mi 3:36.98
Kidiest 3:39.59
Harry 3:41.66
James Ro 3:42.19
Leah 3:45.08
Jolie 3:46.21
Jacob G 3:46.75
Niamh 3:49.04
Edie 3:51.16
Millie Mc 3:51.23
James Hu 3:53.84
Freya J 3:56.87
Anna F 4:01.96
Charlotte K  4:03.69
Aimee 4:09.62
Martha  4:26.37
Caitlin Absent
Abby Absent
Joshua Absent
Jacob B Absent
Matthew W Absent
Charlotte B Absent
Freya B Injured
Regional Per 15m U/W
Jack Mi 8.34
Louis 8.35
Harry 8.44
Ben S 8.81
Emilio 8.87
Kidiest 9.08
Jack Se 9.15
Isla 9.15
Jacob G 9.24
Sam 9.41
Freya J 9.45
Niamh 9.45
George 9.5
Jolie 9.53
Martha  9.64
Charlie 9.65
Maxim 9.68
Leah 9.87
Joseph H 9.89
Thomas Sp 10.27
Anna F 10.57
Edie 10.67
James Ro 10.73
Millie Mc 11.2
James Hu 11.34
Charlotte K 11.44
Aimee 11.53
Sasha 11.53
Caitlin Absent
Joshua Absent
Abby Absent
Matthew W Absent
Jacob B Absent
Charlotte B Absent
Freya B Injured