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 (

Lead Coach (RAG 2) - Josh Spencer (

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

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Yorkshire Team Championships 2015

Hi All,

Please can the following swimmers confirm their availability to Craig Robinson ( as soon as possible.
Saturday 8th February 2015
Venue: JCCS
Arrive: 08.30
Warm Up: 09.00
Start: 10.00

Regional 1
Thomas K
Millie M
Ella P
Regional 2
Jack M
Jack S
Ben S
Millie Ai
Eve B
Charlotte T
Saturday 8th February 2015
Venue: JCCS
Arrive: 12.30
Warm Up: 13.00
Start: 14.00

Regional 1
Charlotte B
Isabelle G
Eve J
Jacob G
Regional 2
Millie Ag
Isabel B
Ella C
Jacob B
The Regional Team

Thursday, 15 January 2015

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 February.  
Well Done!!
I will also upload the updated spreadsheet under the results section of the blog so you can see all your kick test times since the start of the season.  I will do this by the end of the week.
The Regional Team
Regional 1 200m FS Kick
Louis 03:25.76
Maxim 03:27.47
Mia 03:29.30
Hannah  B 03:33.54
Joanna 03:34.70
Chloe 03:35.30
George 03:40.09
Ella 03:41.14
Tom 03:46.89
Elizabeth 03:46.94
Emilio 03:51.97
Freddie 03:55.34
Thomas 03:55.83
Charlie 03:56.88
Isabelle  03:56.97
Finlay 04:02.17
Charlotte B 04:02.79
Leah 04:04.81
Faith  04:05.45
Jacob G 04:08.60
Eve 04:09.19
Evie 04:20.21
Joe 04:21.62
Millie 04:29.10
Lillia  04:39.05
Zak 04:46.46
Aimee 04:53.19
Lucy 05:08.03
Charlotte K  05:09.91
William Absent
Matthew W DNF
Regional 1 15m U/W
Ella 8.48
Louis 8.61
Chloe 9.03
Isabelle  9.04
Hannah  B 9.21
Joanna 9.56
Charlie 9.65
Tom 9.84
Maxim 9.92
George 10.06
Freddie 10.09
Jacob G 10.34
Faith  10.49
Evie 10.62
Mia 10.87
Leah 11.04
Joe 11.05
Emilio 11.07
Zak 11.13
Elizabeth 11.44
Matthew W 11.77
Charlotte B 11.79
Thomas 12.14
Finlay 12.19
Millie 12.49
Eve 12.58
Lucy  12.72
Lillia  13.17
Aimee 14.19
Charlotte K 16.45
William Absent
Regional 2 200m FS Kick
Benjamin B 03:21.69
Joseph H 03:22.62
Ella 03:25.58
Eve B 03:33.15
Ben S 03:35.22
Akal 03:36.41
Phoebe 03:38.83
Caitlin 03:40.02
Niamh 03:41.22
Libby 03:41.22
Millie Ai 03:43.44
Jacob B 03:43.72
Millie Ag 03:44.65
Jenna 03:44.65
Isabel B 03:45.02
Lucy 03:47.69
Anouska 03:49.84
Amelie 03:55.66
Jasmine 03:56.51
Eldrick 03:57.56
Abby 04:00.06
Emily 04:02.63
Jack S 04:03.41
Jack M 04:08.69
Harry 04:09.56
Elle 04:10.02
Charlotte T 04:15.51
Edwin Absent
Alyssa Absent
Isong Absent
Regional 2 15m U/W
Benjamin B 8.41
Phoebe 8.65
Jack M 9.04
Isabel B 9.09
Eve B 9.13
Akal 9.15
Joseph H 9.21
Libby 9.28
Jacob B 9.33
Millie Ai 9.49
Ella 9.55
Harry 9.62
Jasmine 9.69
Jenna 9.91
Caitlin 10.09
Niamh 10.13
Charlotte T 10.19
Elle 10.37
Ben S 10.42
Lucy 10.52
Millie Ag 10.65
Amelie 10.68
Jack S 10.75
Abby 10.94
Eldrick 11.01
Emily 11.86
Edwin Absent
Isong Absent
Anouska Absent
Alyssa Absent

Training Changes

Dear Parents, 

We have added a land training session 
on Sunday evening for all swimmers in Regional squads.  The session will be structured as follows:

Regional 1 - 
16.00-17.15  Pool 
17.20-18.00 Land 

2 - 16.00 - 16.40 Land 
16.45 - 18.00 Swim

Please could you ensure that your child has the correct kit (Leeds T shirt, shorts and trainers) to participate. 

Additionally there is an opportunity for a third land session during in the week.  This will take place on a 
Thursday morning after the session from 6.30 -7 am.  If your child is available to stay and take part they will finish the pool session at 6.20 am so they can be ready to enter the gym by 6.30 am.  Again please ensure the correct kit is worn in order to participate. 


The Regional Team

Saturday, 10 January 2015

Help Needed

In order to run our gala's at the City of Leeds, we require a number of people to ensure that it runs smoothly.  There are a number of ways in which to do this.  It could be by being an official, working on the meet organisation team, helping with the supporter's team etc.

On Monday 12th January 2015 at 6.30pm, a meeting is to be held in the Timing suite (glass cabin at the far end of the balcony) to talk about the different ways in which people think they could help.

It would be great to see as many of you as possible. 

If you are unable to come to the meeting but would still like to help out please feel free to email or come into the Denison Suite on a Monday evening for a chat.


The Supporters Team

Sunday, 28 December 2014

City of Leeds New Year Meet

Hi All,
The City of Leeds New Year Grand Prix Meet is our first meet of 2015.  Good Luck everyone lets make it a good one.
Saturday 3rd January
Am Session
Arrive:  09:00
Warm Up:  09:30
Start:  10:30

Pm Session
Arrive:  12:30
Warm Up:  13:00
Start:  14:00

Sunday 4th January
Am Session
Arrive:  09:00
Warm Up:  09:30
Start:  10:30

Pm Session
Arrive:  12:30
Warm Up:  13:00
Start:  14:00

The programme for the weekend can be viewed by clicking the following link.
City of Leeds New Year Meet 2015

Training Changes
Training Changes due to the Competition are listed on RAG Xmas Training posted on Tuesday 16th December.

Helpers Needed
We are looking for parents to help out as timekeepers at next weekends City of Leeds January meet. You do not require a timekeepers qualification or previous experience to volunteer.  If you are able to help (even for just one session) please could you contact Vicki Spencer ( and let her know of your availability.
Thanks in advance
"An athlete cannot race with money in his pockets.  He must race with hope in his heart and dreams in his head" (Emil Zatopek - Four time Olympic gold medallist)

Happy New Year!!!
The Regional Team Be right back

Happy New Year

Hello Everyone,

We would just like to say a big thank you for all the wonderful Christmas gifts and cards we received from you all.  We hope you all have a great Xmas and are looking forward to coming back to training.

We have now started the block of training which will take us through to our next big meet which is the Yorkshires.  Entries for this will be taken in the Denison Suite on Monday 5th January.  All Qualifiers should enter as this is one of the biggest meets in the Regional Calendar.  
Club Membership
Just a reminder that the club membership/ ASA registration fees are due on the 1st January 2015.   Fees can be paid on any club night (17.30 - 19.30) in the timing suite from January 5th onwards.  Due to the ASA system now being electronic fees can be paid up until 16th March at the very latest.  All forms have to be handed into the ASA by the end of March.  Failure to pay by 16t March will result in the swimmer being removed from the ASA register which will mean having to reapply before they can compete in any swim meets.  A re-registration fee of £25.00 will then become payable in addition to full fees. 

As a concession once again this year the club are giving an early payment discount for each class of full membership below of £5.00 if the fees are paid before 31st January 2015.  In addition anyone holding a current Leeds Card Extra will be entitled to a further 40% discount off club membership fees only, not ASA registration etc. This year you will have the option of paying by card. There will be no charge for debit cards but a flat fee of £6 will apply to credit card transactions. 

Only ASA registered swimmers times will transfer to the ASA database which is used for entry times. Consequently any swimmer failing to apply or renew their ASA registration will not be able to enter meets as entry times will not be available. Also they will have no insurance in force.  It is also a pre-condition of the Swim Training Scheme that swimmers are fully paid up members of the club.

Club fees have not increased this year but ASA registration fees which now include NEC and YSA capitation fees, have increased slightly.  The figures below, which are the due amounts, include all fees and capitation and take into account these increases.

1st child in family £131.00
2nd child in family £ 91.00
3rd and further child in family £ 71.00

City of Leeds SC reserves the right to take and/ or publish images of club members by the club's official photographer (s) in accordance with the ASA Photography and Photographing Swimmers Policy.
If you do not wish your son/ daughter/ swimmer to be photographed, please notify the COLSC Child Welfare Officer in writing.  Contact details can be obtained from the club's website.

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Fantastic End to 2014!!

Well done to all the swimmers who swum in the Bradford meet over the weekend, some fantastic swims and brilliant times.  The medal tally is excellent! 
Regional 1 achieved 86 PB's out of 101 Swims, 26 Gold Medals, 15 Silver Medals, 10 Bronze Medals and 22 more Yorkshire Times.

StarGold Medallists (9)Star
Ella P (6), Faith (5), Emilio (4), Joanna (3), Hannah B (2), Chole (2), Louis (2), Hannah C (1), Evie (1)
Silver Medallists (11)
Chole (3), Louis (3), Emilio (1), William (1), Elizabeth (1), Joanna (1), Evie (1), Ella P (1), George (1), Jacob G (1), Isabelle G (1)
Bronze Medallists (7)
Charlie (2), Evie (2), George (2), Mia (1), Charlotte (1), Elizabeth (1), Chloe (1)
Regional 2 achieved 135 PB's out of 163 Swims15 Gold Medals, 24 Silver Medals, 29 Bronze Medals and 39 more Yorkshire Times.

StarGold Medallists (8)Star
Ben B (4), Millie Ag (3), Akal (2), Isabel B (2), Phoebe (1), Ella C (1), Edwin (1), Niamh (1)
Silver Medallists (14)
Eve B (3), Ella C (3), Millie Ag (2), Akal (2), Alyssa (2), Harry (2), Ben B (2), Joseph (2), Jenna (1), Phoebe (1), Isabel B (1), Edwin (1), Ben S (1), Jacob B (1)
Bronze Medallists (18)
Akal (4), Joseph (3), Isabel B (3), Alyssa (3), Ella C (2), Jack M (2), Edwin (1), Eldrick (1), Amelie (1), Eve B (1), Jack S (1), Ben B (1), Millie Ag (1), Jenna (1), Harry (1), Lucy (1), Jasmine (1), Abby (1)
GREAT JOB!!! Open-mouth smile
The Regional Team

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

RAG Xmas Training

Hi All,

Well done for all the fantastic swimming this year.  Here is a reminder of when Training is on over Christmas and the New Year.

Regional 1

Thursday 18th December = AM - Open to ALL Squad Members
Thursday 18th December = PM - Both Squads Xmas Water Polo at Armley LC (18:30 - 20:00)

Friday 19th December = Both Squads Earlier time (18:30 - 20:00)

Sunday 21st December = No Training (Xmas Bowling Party at MFA Bowl Merrion Centre 16:00 - 18:00)

Monday 23rd December = AM - Open to ALL Squad Members
Monday 23rd December = PM - Normal

Wednesday 24th December = No Training (Christmas Eve)

Thursday 25th December = No Training (Christmas Day)

Friday 26th December = No Training (Boxing Day)

Sunday 28th December = No Training
Monday 29th December = 9:00 - 10:30 (Josh & Jonny)
Tuesday 30th December = 9:00 - 10.30 (Josh & Jonny)
Wednesday 31st December = No Training
Thursday 1st January = No Training
Friday 2nd January = No Training
Sunday 4th January = COMPETITION
Monday 5th January = No AM Training
Monday 5th January = 18:30 - 20:00 (Jonny, Ste & Junior)
Wednesday 7th January = 18:45 - 19:45 (Scott & Jo)

I am on holiday from 28th December, I will return back to training on Thursday 8th January.  If you have any problems please see Josh or Jonny in my absence.

Regional 2
Thursday 18th December:  AM - Open to ALL Squad Members
Thursday 18th December:  PM - Xmas Water Polo at Armley LC (18:30 - 20:00)

Friday 19th December:  Both Squads Earlier time (18:30 - 20:00)

Sunday 21st December:  No Training (Xmas Bowling Party at MFA Bowl Merrion Centre 16:00 - 18:00)

Monday 23rd December:  AM Open to ALL Squad Members
Monday 23rd December:  PM Normal

Wednesday 24th December:  No Training (Christmas Eve)

Thursday 25th December:  No Training (Christmas Day)

Friday 26th December:  No Training (Boxing Day)

Sunday 28th December = No Training
Monday 29th December = 9:00 - 10:30 (Josh & Jonny)
Tuesday 30th December = 9:00 - 10.30 (Josh & Jonny)
Wednesday 31st December = No Training
Thursday 1st January = No Training
Friday 2nd January = No Training
Sunday 4th January = COMPETITION
Monday 5th January = No AM Training
Monday 5th January = Normal Training Resumes

Yorkshire Entries
Just a reminder that the last day for Yorkshire entries will be on Monday 5th January.  The Yorkshire Championships is one of the biggest competitions in the Regional Squads calendar and therefore swimmers should enter ALL races they have achieved a qualifying time in.  For some swimmers it may look like you have a lot of events to swim when you fill your forms in, however the meet is spread across three weekends so you won't have to swim everything all in one go.
Hope you all have a great Xmas, go see you friends and family, play with your toys and have a well deserved break before starting the hard work again in the new year. We hope Santa visits you all.  Make sure you all stay safe and most importantly have fun! 
All the best, see you in 2015! Winking smile

The Regional Team

Thursday, 11 December 2014

City of Bradford Winter Meet (25m) 2014 & Training Changes

Hi All,
There will be the following changes to training as ALL swimmers from Regional should be competiting this weekend
Friday 12th December - 19:00 - 20:00 (1 Hour Only)
Sunday 14th December - No Training
Monday 15th December - No AM Training
Thursday 18th December - AM open to ALL swimmers

Details of the meet can be found by clicking the links below
Accepted Entries
Arrive:  07:30
Warm Up:  08:00
Start:  09:00

"When I go out and race, I'm not trying to beat opponents, I'm trying to beat what I have done ... to beat myself, basically. People find that hard to believe because we've had such a bias to always strive to win things. 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 hard 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
"I concentrate on preparing to swim my race and let the other swimmers think about me, not me about them." 
Amanda Beard

The Regional Team