Leeds City Council Swim Training Scheme
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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)

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

The Regional Team

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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

Sunday, 24 January 2016

City of Leeds Winter Development Meet 2016

Hi All,

Any swimmers who have just moved to Regional Squad from County Squad and are competing in the City of Leeds Development Meet this weekend do not need to attend Saturday AM training this week.  If you are competing in the gala you will be given your mark for the Saturday morning session.  

As this meet is not in the Regional competition calendar and was already entered before promotions took place swimmers are to report to their old coaches for this meet.

Below is a link to the Info and Draft Programme

Arrive: 12:45
Warm Up: 13:00
Start: 13:45

Good Luck!

The Regional Team


Competition refunds can now be claimed through BACS payment.

In order to process refunds more quickly, you can now email the club Treasurer Jane Lancaster (janelanc@outlook.com) to set up a BACS payment.

The Regional Team

Thursday, 21 January 2016

Updated: Letter From Yorkshire SA Regarding Upcoming Championships

Hi All,
Just so you are aware there is now a new letter and rejection list to reflect the decrease in rejections and that all 50m entries have now been accepted.

Please see the links below

The Regional Team

Monday, 18 January 2016

Land Training Information!‏

Hi All,


A little plea from the Regional coaching team…swimmers attending gym sessions in the dryland are to wear appropriate footwear (no crocs, boots, school shoes etc).  


Also where possible swimmers should try to arrive on poolside 15 minutes before the session start time and start their pre pool loosening routine.


Many thanks
The Regional Team

Updated Competition Calendar

Hi All,


Please see the updated competition calendar.

City of Leeds Competition Calendar 2015-2016

Some dates of meets had changed, meaning they clashed with other meets already on the calendar so some competitions may have been removed and others added.

Below is a summary of competitions for the Regional Squads up until the end of the season;

January:- City of Leeds New Year Meet/ Training block leading to Yorkshire Championships

February: - Yorkshire Championships (All Events Qualified For)

March:-  Training Block

April: - Harrogate Spa Ton Meet (a good opportunity to try 400m FS, 400m IM, 100m Fly & 200m Fly.  Also enter events needed to qualify for Welsh Summer Open Meet)

May:- NER's (all events qualified for), or Training Block for none qualifiers

June:- Dartes Meet (A one day meet at JCCS, Long Course 50m & 100m events) - This is for none NER qualifiers.  Swimmers who are competing at the NER's do not need to do this meet.

June:- Harrogate A Graded Meet (Enter events needed to qualify for Welsh Summer Nationals)

June: - City of Leeds B Grade Meet 

July: - City of Sheffield End of Year Meet (Enter best events)

August: - Welsh Summer Open Meet (Enter All events qualified for)

The Regional Team

Letter From Yorkshire SA Regarding Upcoming Championships

Hi All,

The club have received the following letter regarding changes that have had to be made to this year's Yorkshire Championships because of the move to age at 31st December. We would advise that all entrants to the aforementioned competition read the letter.

The Regional Team

Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Great Start to 2016 at the City of Leeds January Meet

A good weekend of racing in our home pool at the weekend.  It was great to see the first racing of 2016.  I am looking forward to watching some quality swimming at the Yorkshire's in February.  Over all...........

Regional Development achieved 116 Pb's out of 149 Swims, 39 more Yorkshire Qualifying Times, 7 Gold Medals, 9 Silver Medals and 6 Bronze Medals.  Brilliant!

StarGold Medallists (4)Star
Isla (4), Freya B (1), Anna (1), Freya J (1)

Silver Medallists (8)
Freya J (2), Sasha (1), Anna (1), Finlay (1), Niamh (1), Charlotte K (1), James H (1), Freya B (1)

Bronze Medallists (5)
Freya B (2), Anna (1), Niamh (1), Charlotte B (1), Jolie (1)

Regional Performance achieved 60 Pb's out of 116 Swims10 more Yorkshire Qualifying Times10 Gold Medals, 9 Silver Medals and 17 Bronze Medals.  Well Done!

StarGold Medalists (6)Star
Louis (4), Harry (2), Emilio (1), Matthew (1), Ben (1), Jospeh (1)

Silver Medallists (4)
Harry (3), Leah (2), Matthew (2), Jacob (2)

Bronze Medallists (11)
Amelie (3), Emilio (2), Leah (2), Charlie (2), Jacob (2), Harry (1), Louis (1), Jasmine (1), Jack Mi (1), Jack Se (1), Matthew (1)

For some of you this was your last meet in Regional Development.  Good Luck to those swimmers who were promoted to Regional Performance and I hope you are looking forward to taking on the challenge of your new squad.

We have now started the block of training which will take us into the Yorkshire's.  Keep training hard, try to attend every session to prepare your body ready to SMASH the Yorkshire's!

The Regional Team