Information for Swimmers & Parents of Regional Age Group

Please check at least every other day for updates.

Kevin Schofield (

Kevin Schofield (

Craig Robertson (

Harrison Day (

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

ASANER Winter Championships (25m)

Hi All,

Entries for the North Eastern Counties will be taken on Monday 2nd October.

Please remember anyone who has qualified for the NER's which is held in Sunderland on Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th October should enter ALL events you have qualified.  Even if you have only qualified for one event you should go and compete.  
The North Eastern Counties is the biggest competition in Regional Age Groups competition calendar and you will be racing the best swimmers in the North East of England.  Qualifying for the NER's is a big achievement and it would be good to see as many of you there as possible.
Qualification Times can be viewed by clicking the following link;
Anyone who needs to convert times can do so by using the converter below;
Entry forms can be downloaded and printed using the following link;

We will start signing forms now
The Regional Team

Yorkshire Championships & Changes to Training

Hope you are all looking forward to racing this weekend.  As we are still in early season training the target this weekend is to be as close to your PB's as possible whilst holding your skills.  Remember work the turns and transitions into strokes.  Smash the underwater work!  Accelerate into the turns and finishes, the walls are there to help you not slow you down.

Training Changes (Regional Development & Regional Performance)
Friday 29th September  Pm -  Training will be just an hour (19:00 - 20:00) to go over some last minute race tactics.  There will be no land training for Regional Development.
Saturday 30th September Am - Training Cancelled
Monday 2nd October Am - Recovery from a full weekend of racing.

Regional Development swimmers are to report to Kevin on Saturday and Craig Robertson on Sunday (Kevin & Kim will be at the Junior League Northern Final)

Please remember it is City of Leeds policy to check in with team managers 30 minutes prior to the warm up.

Arrival Times (JCCS)
Sat Am
Arrive - 07:30
Warm Up - 08:00
Start - 09:00

Sat Pm
Arrive - 12:30
Warm Up - 13:00
Start - 14:00
Sun Am
Arrive - 08:00
Warm Up - 08:30
Start - 09:30

Sun PM
Arrive - 12:30
Warm Up - 13:00
Start - 14:00

Swimmers will be given he chance to practice starts and turns during training this week in preparation for the meet.  Please check the draft programme in advance so you know what you are racing at the weekend.

The details and draft programme can be found by clicking the link below:

Good Luck to everyone competing!  If you are not competing enjoy your weekend off.

'Winners are not people who never fail, but people who never quit'

The Regional Team

Regional Development PB Update

Hi All,

Below is a link to the updated Regional Development PB's.  Long Course Yorkshire qualifying times are highlighted in green.

Regional Development Life Time Bests

The Regional Team 

Super Sprinters!

Well done to the swimmers who competed in the 35th Annual Teaspoon Meet over the weekend. 

Regional Development achieved 88 PB's out of 100 Swims, 1 Gold, 1 Bronze, 9 Final Swims (6 were swum faster in the final) and an additional 17 Yorkshire Qualifying times.

StarGold Medallists (1)Star
Daniel Ra (1)

Bronze Medallists (1)
Daniel Ra (1)

Finalists (4)
Daniel Ra (5th & 8th), Oliver Br (6th, 8th & 10th), James Ad (8th), Nathan Du (8th)

Regional Performance achieved 85 PB's out of 124 Swims35 Final Swims (22 were swum faster in the final), 2 Gold's1 Silvers, 2 Bronze Medals, 6 more Yorkshire Qualifying Times and 1 more NER.

StarGold Medallists (2)Star
Harry Se (1), Joseph Le (1)

Silver Medallists (1)
Theodore Ro (1)

Bronze Medallists (1)
Kourosh Kh (2)

Finalists (14)
Theodore Ro (4th), Harry Se (4th & 7th), Thomas Mi (5th & 5th), Jad Id (5th, 6th, 10th & 10th), Kourosh Kh (6th & 7th), Joseph Le (6th, 7th & 7th), Solomon Ho (6th, 7th & 8th), Jacob Gw (6th & 10th), Neve Pa (6th & 10th), Alex Du (7th, 7th & 10th), Eve La (9th), Gabrielle Id (9th), Ashton De (9th, 9th & 10th), Millie Wi (10th)

Some fantastic PB's!

Results can be viewed by clicking the link below

A great start to the 2017-18 season.  Keep up the hard work and try to attend as many sessions as possible going into the next few competitions

Well Done! 

The Regional Team

My Magic Sports Kit

This is a great video for moms and dads, coaches and sports providers to share, a good reminder that children are out there to enjoy sport, have fun and make friends.

My Magic Sports Kit


Monday, 25 September 2017

Autumn Development Meet Draft Programme

Hi All,

The programme for the Autumn Development meet is now available to view online using the link below.  Please email any mistakes to by 12:00pm on Friday 29th September.

Autumn Development Meet 2017 - Draft Programme

Many Thanks

The Regional Team

Saturday, 23 September 2017

2016-17 Season Review

Hi All,

Please click the link below to view the amazing success of the Leeds City Council Training Scheme swimmers during the 2016-17 season.

2016-17 Summary

Lets continue to build on this!

The Regional Team

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

35th Annual Tea Spoon Gala 2017

Hi All,

Both squads are due to race in the Sheffield Tea Spoon Sprints Meet on Sunday 24th September.  Below are the meet details.  Please remember that it is City of Leeds Club policy to arrive on poolside and check in with the team managing staff 30 minutes before warm up.

Sunday 24th September (Ponds Forge Sheffield)

Am Session

Arrive: 07:30

Warm Up:  08:00

Start:  09:00

Pm Session

Arrive:  12:30

Warm Up: 13:00

Start:  14:00

Here is a copy of the draft programme and meet pack for Sunday

Meet Pack

Teaspoon Sprints Long Course Meet 2017 (Level 3)

Good luck to all competing

Please remember both squads will have Monday 25th September Am off as recovery.

The Regional Team

Training Changes

Hi All,

There will be no training for Regional Development and Regional Performance on Monday 25th Am.  Both squads will have the morning off to recover after a long day of competing at the Tea Spoon Meet.

The Regional Team

Monday, 18 September 2017

Winter Yorkshires - Draft Programme

Hi All,

A draft programme for the upcoming Winter Yorkshires is available for inspection on the link below

Winter Yorkshires Draft Programme 2017

Please raise queries by end Sunday 24 September 2017 to

Many thanks

The Regional Team

Friday, 15 September 2017

Junior League Northern Final

Hi All,

We have now received notification of tickets for the Junior League Northern Final, and a bus for parent transportation has been arranged.

There will be 45 tickets available for the Northern Junior League Final. Each ticket will include a seat on the coach to and from the event in Tynemouth and will cost £15.00 per person.

Each child will automatically be reserved 1 ticket per parent at the cost above. Should you require more tickets for additional family members, these will go in to a draw on Monday 25th September.  Kim Mathias will be collecting money in cash only from Monday 18th September.  Please try and get all money to Kim before Friday 22nd September.  Please let Kim know upon payment if you would like to go in the draw for any extra tickets.


If you wish to travel by car then this is acceptable however the price of the ticket remains at £15.00. You will not be able to enter the venue until you have received your ticket, which will not be given out until the Athlete's bus arrives at the venue.


You are reminded that if you do take your own vehicle, all athletes must return on the bus with the team. Please note that athletes who return to Leeds with parents in a vehicle may in the future, not be selected for the next round of the competition should the team qualify.


Please ensure you are in Leeds to meet your child following the return journey. If this won't be possible, it will be your responsibility to communicate with the Team Manager or another adult/parent who can care for your child.

The bus will leave John Charles at 09:45am on Sunday 1st October. Please arrive at John Charles for no later than 09:30am. There will be a parade of teams at 13:00.  Warm-up for the swimmers at the event will commence at 13:20, with the event beginning at 2:00pm. We will however be having a team pre pool outside the venue.  Please ensure your child brings a rain coat and appropriate clothing should the weather be unpleasant on the day.  These events usually last 3 hours. Therefore we will expect to leave the venue at about 5:00pm, arriving back in Leeds around 7:00pm.

Please note that all selected team members will be expected to travel to and from the event as part of the team and in City of Leeds Swimming Club kit (Kukri T Shirts).  Parents please also take part and wear the Yellow colours of Leeds.  We don't just want to be the best team in the water but also on the balcony with the best supporters.  You have plenty of time to arrange your face paints, hats, wigs, horns, drums etc.

I recommend that all swimmers eat well before leaving home to arrive for the bus. Then we can top up on arrival in Tynemouth with snacks in the form of sandwiches, fruit etc. I also suggest you keep some additional food to give your children after the event as it is quite late when we arrive back. Please moderate the amount of snacks the children have on poolside during the competition but over-indulge the amount they have to drink. All swimmers should have a large drinks bottle on their person at all times and be drinking regularly throughout the meet. A 50/50 balance of juice and pure water is recommended by nutritionists.

Ensure swimmers have a spare hat, goggles, costume, T-shirt (club) and in some cases towels (as things often get wet at these meets).

The Regional Team

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Upcoming Entries (Snow Frills & Autumn Development Meet)

Hi All,

Please be aware of the upcoming entry date.

Monday 18th September

Snow Frills (25th & 26th November Ponds Forge)

- Please be aware that the Junior League National Final clashes with the Sunday of this competition.  If you are swimming in the Northern final I would advise not entering the Sunday of this met as you will probably be selected for the National Final.  Once City of Leeds sends the Snow Frills entries off to Sheffield for processing the City of Leeds cannot make any refunds.

- Age at 26th November 2017 (Ages 9+)

- Events available = 50m, 100m & 200m all strokes + 200 IM

- Swimmers must not have swum faster than the consideration times in the meet information pack

- Swimmers are advised to enter the 200m IM and any events you are close to Yorkshire or NER times in.  This meet is also perfect for swimmers who would like to try events for the first time in the Long Course pool.

Entry form and information can be found by clicking the link below;

Snow Frills 2017 Entry Form

Snow Frills 2017 Information Pack

City of Leeds Autumn Development Meet (11th November JCCS)

- This is for swimmers who are not old enough to take part in the Regional Competition Calendar

- Swimmers should enter ALL events

Entry form and information can be found by clicking the link below;

City of Leeds Autumn Development Meet Entry Form and Information

Please remember to get your form signs before the entry date as staff will be coaching from 4:30pm are unable to leave poolside during the session.

The Regional Team 

Regional Performance Training Changes

Hi All,


Due to a pool booking by York City Baths Club on Saturday 16th September Regional Performance will train at the earlier time of 6:00 – 7:30am.


Apologies for any inconvenience caused.


The Regional Team

Winter Yorkshires Refunds

The following swimmers will need to collect a refund in the Denison Suite on a Monday evening as they have not made the qualification standard to enter the competition in these events.

Regional Development

Matthew Just – 100m FS, 100m BK = £10.00

Rhea Smith – 100m FS, 100m IM = £10.00

Regional Performance

Millie Williams – 50m Fly = £5.00

Solomon Hodgson – 100m BR = £5.00

The Regional Team

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

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 November.  

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

Well Done!!

The Regional Team

Reg Dev

200m Max Kick

Samantha Kn 03:38.20
Oliver Br 03:45.49
Macy No 03:48.78
Daniel Ra 03:54.57
Lilka Ba 03:57.27
Oliver Wh 03:58.44
Jacob Ta 03:59.46
Milli Pr 03:59.84
Erin Th 04:04.31
Dominic Vi 04:09.21
Rhea Sm 04:09.56
Edward Ja 04:10.91
Valeria Le 04:21.53
Arthur Fi 04:21.85
Sam Re 04:24.05
Amy Ro 04:24.59
Charlotte Ha 04:26.31
Sophie Sm 04:27.35
Curtis Me 04:29.34
Isabel Sy 04:31.50
Lauren Th 04:31.64
James Ad 04:36.22
Hazel Bl  04:36.99
Oliver Go 04:41.19
Daniel Cr 04:41.64
Sedona Re 04:41.64
Nathan Du 04:42.11
Chloe Ma 04:45.78
Oliver Ne 04:49.43
Maddie Wr 04:50.18
Lauren Li 04:50.86
Erin He 04:55.52
Amelia Ca 05:01.09
Mae Jo 05:03.04
Lexi En 05:09.78
Ellie Ak 05:10.53
Anna Sc 05:23.50
Sophia Hi 05:30.50
Matthew Ju Absent

Reg Dev

15m U/W

Erin Th 8.73
Oliver Br 9.15
Nathan Du 9.7
Jacob Ta 9.84
Daniel Cr 9.85
Macy No 10.15
Milli Pr 10.39
Hazel Bl 10.66
Daniel Ra 10.66
Samantha Kn 10.78
Sedona Re 10.86
Rhea Sm 10.94
Chloe Ma 11.22
Dominic Vi 11.3
Charlotte Ha 11.33
Lilka Ba 11.58
Edward Ja 11.59
Sophie Sm 11.63
Lauren Th 11.74
Amy Ro 11.77
Sophia Hi 11.89
Arthur Fi 11.91
Valeria Le 11.94
Curtis Me 12
Maddie 12.25
James Ad 12.33
Sam Re 12.41
Isabel Sy 12.6
Oliver Go 12.69
Lauren Li 12.86
Amelia Ca 12.99
Erin He 13
Lexi En 13.05
Oliver Wh 13.12
Mae Jo 14.09
Anna Sc 15.25
Oliver Ne 15.28
Ellie AK 15.98
Matthew Ju Absent

Reg Per

200m Max Kick

Kourosh Kh 03:36.43
Thomas Mi 03:42.04
Gabrielle Id  03:44.04
Kieran He 03:49.00
Joseph Le 03:49.87
Maeve Ca 03:51.12
Emma Wo 03:51.76
Eve La 03:53.53
Hannah Sm 03:54.89
Pheanie Ba 03:56.52
Abigail Ha 04:00.46
Theodore Ro 04:01.75
Zak St 04:06.14
Ashton De 04:07.75
Grace Mi 04:08.04
Jamie Br 04:16.86
Olivia He 04:18.61
Evie Ha 04:26.34
Jacob Gw 04:27.47
Nathan Ra 04:30.69
Millie Wi 04:31.20
Neve Pa 04:31.53
Ava Ra 04:35.56
Darcey Cr 04:44.71
Alex Du 04:44.71
Perry Le 04:47.75
Lounes Ha 05:10.94
Grace CR Absent
Solomon Ho Absent
Jad Id Absent
Harry Se Absent
Charlotte Sh Absent

Reg Per 

15m U/W

Thomas Mi 9.59
Zak St 9.7
Eve La 9.93
Kourosh Kh 9.94
Emma Wo 10.09
Ashton De 10.12
Jamie Br 10.18
Theodore Ro 10.19
Gabrielle  Id 10.34
Pheanie Ba 10.51
Nathan Ra 10.51
Abigail Ha 10.67
Evie Ha 10.74
Joseph Le 10.76
Neve 10.98
Grace Mi 11.15
Darcey Cr 11.28
Olivia He 11.3
Ava Ra 11.33
Alex Du 11.47
Perry Le 11.71
Lounes Ha 11.82
Hannah Sm 11.94
Kieran He 13.4
Millie Wi 13.84
Jacob Gw 14.05
Maeve Ca 16
Grace CR Absent
Solomon Ho Absent
Jad Id Absent
Charlotte Sh Absent
Harry Se Absent