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 (fingers1500@hotmail.com)

Lead Coach (RAG 2) - Josh Spencer (joshregional2@outlook.com)

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

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

New Competition Structure

Hi All,

British Swimming have released further information relating to the new competition structure... You can read it via the link below...



The Regional Team

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Easter Training Changes

Hi All,


Due to pool closures over Easter, training will be as follows:
 
Regional 1 & 2

Friday 3rd April  
14:00 - 15:00 (10 yrs & under both squads)
15:00 - 16:00 (11 yrs & over both squads)

Sunday 5th April
Normal Training

Monday 6th April
07:00 - 08:00 (11 yrs & over both squads)
08:00 - 09:00 (10 yrs & under both squads)

 

The Regional Team   Hot smile




Thursday, 12 March 2015

Rejections for Doncaster Dartes Meet

Hi All,
 
The following swimmers need to collect their refunds from the Denison Suite on Monday evening.
 
Regional 1
Finlay W (1 Swim) £5
Freddy S (1 Swim) £5
Aimee W (1 Swim) £5
Evie M (2 Swims) £10
Ella B (1 Swim) £5
 
Regional 2
Harry M (2 Swims) £10
Caitlin W (1 Swim) £5
Akal R (1 Swim) £5
Jack M (1 Swim) £5
Alyssa VB (1 Swim) £5
Elle H (1 Swim) £5
Charlotte T (2 Swims) £10
Abby W (2 Swims) £10
Milie Ag (1 Swim) £5
Ben S (1 Swim) £5
 
The Regional Team

National Arena League Final

Arena League Final (Sunday 26th April 2015)

Cardiff International Pool (Team Bus)
Arrive: TBC

Warm Up:  TBC

Start: TBC

 

Can the following swimmers please confirm their availability to Craig Robinson (craig.robinson@leeds.gov.uk) no later than Monday 9th March.
 
Regional 1
Louis A

Zak M

Hannah B

Matthew W
 
Regional 2
Akal R

Jacob B

 

If you have already entered the Harrogate meet on Sunday 26th April and have been selected to swim at the National Arena League Final please make competing for the team in the Arena League your priority on this day.  Any events you have already entered on the Sunday session at Harrogate will be refunded in full.

 
Thanks

 

The Regional Team

Saturday, 7 March 2015

Training Changes

Hi All,

There is an Underwater Hockey event being hosted at the John Charles Centre on Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th March.  Therefore there will be no training on Sunday 8th March.

Enjoy your weekend off!

The Regional Team

Tuesday, 3 March 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 6th April.  

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

Well Done!!
  
The Regional Team


Regional 1 200m FS Kick
Maxim 03:22.59
Ella B 03:26.07
Louis 03:27.81
Chloe 03:28.34
Mia 03:28.48
Joanna 03:28.65
Hannah  B 03:28.94
George 03:36.65
Ella P 03:37.93
Elizabeth 03:45.99
Tom 03:49.12
Emilio 03:51.31
Isabelle  03:54.31
Joe 03:56.34
Jacob G 03:57.97
Leah 03:58.96
Charlie 03:59.03
Finlay 03:59.09
Faith  03:59.39
Charlotte B 04:00.47
Eve 04:05.35
Matthew W 04:10.10
Lucy S 04:19.00
Evie 04:20.49
Lillia  04:33.71
Zak 04:37.31
Aimee 04:37.81
William 05:07.37
Charlotte K  05:35.31
Millie Absent
Freddie Absent
Thomas Sick
Regional 1 15m U/W
Ella P 8.45
Chloe 8.64
Isabelle B 8.85
Ella B 8.91
Hannah  B 9
Louis 9.31
Maxim 9.45
Tom 9.82
Charlie 9.84
Faith  9.86
William 9.87
Evie 10.05
George 10.11
Joanna 10.22
Mia 10.25
Jacob G 10.27
Elizabeth 10.57
Zak 10.59
Emilio 10.79
Charlotte B 11.25
Joe 11.47
Leah 11.51
Matthew W 11.71
Finlay 11.79
Eve 11.79
Lillia  12.38
Lucy S 12.59
Aimee 14.29
Charlotte K 14.64
Millie Absent
Thomas Absent
Freddie Absent
Regional 2 200m FS Kick
Ella C 03:18.77
Benjamin B 03:20.20
Joseph H 03:20.42
Akal 03:30.52
Ben S 03:32.49
Jacob B 03:34.60
Eve B 03:35.03
Phoebe 03:35.99
Caitlin 03:36.27
Lucy P 03:38.92
Millie Ai 03:41.38
Isabel B 03:41.71
Libby 03:42.24
Millie Ag 03:43.45
Amelie 03:44.71
Anouska 03:45.49
Jenna 03:45.53
Niamh 03:46.38
Charlotte T 03:48.81
Alyssa 03:51.90
Jack S 03:53.53
Emily 03:54.31
Jack M 03:54.56
Jasmine 03:56.78
Eldrick 03:56.78
Harry 04:03.34
Abby 04:04.56
Elle 04:11.03
Isong 04:24.03
Edwin Absent
Regional 2 15m U/W
Benjamin B 8.06
Akal 8.09
Phoebe 8.78
Jenna 9.02
Joseph H 9.03
Jacob B 9.07
Ella C 9.11
Isabel B 9.27
Alyssa 9.28
Jack M 9.38
Harry 9.47
Millie Ai 9.53
Ben S 9.53
Caitlin 9.59
Charlotte T 9.6
Libby 9.62
Anouska 9.65
Jasmine 9.84
Eve B 9.91
Jack S 9.97
Lucy 9.97
Isong 10.07
Millie Ag 10.09
Abby 10.09
Amelie 10.12
Eldrick 10.18
Niamh 10.19
Elle 10.25
Emily 10.99
Edwin Absent

Sunday, 22 February 2015

National Arena League Final 2015

Arena League Final (Sunday 26th April 2015)

Cardiff International Pool (Team Bus)
Arrive: TBC

Warm Up:  TBC

Start: TBC


Can the following swimmers please confirm their availability to Craig Robinson (craig.robinson@leeds.gov.uk) no later than Monday 9th March.
 
Regional 1
Nathan R

Zak M

Hannah B
 
Regional 2
Akal R

Jacob B


If you have already filled in your entry form for Harrogate on Sunday 26th April and have been selected to swim at the National Arena League Final please make competing for the team in the Arena League your priority on this day.  Any events you were going to enter on the Sunday session at Harrogate please enter the week after at the Doncaster meet held at JCC.

 
Thanks
 
The Regional Team

Thursday, 19 February 2015

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 in style.
 
Am Sessions
Arrive: 07:30
Warm Up: 08:00
Start: 09:00
 
Pm Sessions
Arrive: 13:00
Warm Up: 13:30
Start: 14:30
 
The programme of events for the weekend can be viewed by clicking the following link:
 
Swimmers are to report to Kevin on Saturday and Josh on Sunday.
 
Please remember that there is no training on Sunday (22nd Feb) and everyone has got Monday am (23rd Feb) off to have a lie in after two weekends back to back of hard racing.

Good Luck Everyone!!
 
The Regional Team Be right back

Upcoming Competition Entries

Hi All,
 
Just a reminder of the entry dates for the two upcoming competitions in the Regional Calendar.  All Regional swimmers should be entering these meets.
 
ENTRIES TO BE TAKEN ON MONDAY 23rd FEBRUARY
Doncaster Dartes Mayday - 2nd & 3rd May at the John Charles Centre
Details
Entry Form

ENTRIES TO BE TAKEN ON MONDAY 2nd MARCH
Harrogate Spa - 25th & 26th April at the Hydro in Harrogate
Details
Entry Form
 
It would be best to try and spread the events over the two weekends so the swimmers aren't in every single race at one competition. This will allow the swimmers to focus, race hard and give themselves the best chance of achieving PB's.  Any events you have all ready achieved NER times in please leave out until the NER's.
 

We will start signing forms now.  Please remember we will be unavailable to sign forms on Monday evenings as we will be coaching from 4.30pm onwards.

The Regional Team

URGENT

Hi All,
 
Quite a few swimmers still have their Club and ASA membership fees outstanding.
 
Just a reminder that the fees MUST be paid IN FULL by 16th March.
 
Any swimmer still unpaid by then will be presumed to have lapsed and will be removed from the ASA register which means that you will no longer be able to compete or be part of the swim training scheme.
 
If you wish to continue training and competing please make sure your fees are paid by Monday 16th March at the latest.
 
John Clayton
Club Memberships & Registration Secretary
 

Thursday, 12 February 2015

NER Qualifying

Hi All,
 
After the Yorkshire Championships have finished, we will be entering a block of harder training for 8 weeks leading into the next competitions. During this time the focus is not on racing and therefore we haven't scheduled any competitions until the end of those 8 weeks. At the end of the block we are targeting two meets for swimmers to race at and hopefully achieve NER qualifications. These are as follows:

Harrogate Spa - 25th & 26th April at the Hydro in Harrogate (
Details)
Doncaster Dartes Mayday - 2nd & 3rd May at the John Charles Centre (
Details

It would be best to try and spread the events over the two weekends so the swimmers aren't in every single race at one competition. This will allow the swimmers to focus, race hard and give themselves the best chance of achieving PB's. 
 

The Regional Team

Yorkshire Championships & Training Changes

Hi All,
 

We are looking forward to seeing some fast racing this weekend.  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 this weekend.

Am Sessions
Arrive: 07:30
Warm Up: 08:00
Start: 09:00
 
Pm Sessions
Arrive: 13:00
Warm Up: 13:30
Start: 14:30
 
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 which I printed out for you, 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 1 & 2 due to the Yorkshires:
 
Friday 13th February 2014 - 7.00 - 8.00 pm (Just 1 hour due to Yorkshires)
Sunday 15th February 2014 - Training Cancelled due to Yorkshire Championships

Monday 16th February 2014 - No Am Training (Recovery after Yorkshires)

Best of luck to you all Winking smile

The Regional Team
   

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 March.  
Well Done!!
  
The Regional Team
 

Regional 1 200m FS Kick
Chloe 03:25.88
Louis 03:32.28
Mia 03:32.28
Hannah  B 03:32.28
Maxim 03:32.62
Ella 03:32.85
Joanna 03:37.99
Tom 03:44.17
George 03:47.35
Emilio 03:50.16
Isabelle  03:52.47
Elizabeth 03:53.60
Joe 03:56.98
Thomas 03:59.16
Eve 03:59.23
Leah 04:03.96
Matthew W 04:04.71
Jacob G 04:05.00
Finlay 04:05.50
Millie 04:08.88
Charlotte B 04:09.25
Faith  04:12.53
Evie 04:20.70
Charlie 04:24.34
Lillia  04:35.78
Lucy 04:38.07
William 04:46.91
Nathan 04:46.91
Zak 04:52.93
Aimee 04:56.43
Freddie 05:11.26
Charlotte K  05:27.85
Regional 1 15m U/W
Ella 8.5
Chloe 8.59
Isabelle  9.44
Louis 9.48
George 9.59
Joanna 9.83
Tom 9.91
Maxim 9.94
Hannah  B 10.11
Emilio 10.25
Charlie 10.76
Mia 10.76
Joe 10.93
Jacob G 11.03
Zak 11.04
Faith  11.06
Elizabeth 11.2
Evie 11.21
Finlay 11.28
Millie 11.31
Matthew W 11.44
William 11.5
Leah 11.69
Eve 12.31
Charlotte B 12.33
Thomas 13.1
Lucy  13.58
Freddie 13.76
Aimee 14.1
Lillia  14.38
Charlotte K 17
Regional 2 200m FS Kick
Benjamin B 03:18.70
Joseph H 03:17.23
Ella 03:24.70
Eve B Absent
Ben S 03:33.91
Akal 03:35.63
Phoebe 03:44.13
Caitlin 03:36.80
Niamh 03:39.13
Libby 03:37.84
Millie Ai 03:43.73
Jacob B 03:41.70
Millie Ag 03:42.38
Jenna 03:44.54
Isabel B 03:50.88
Lucy 03:55.16
Anouska 03:45.59
Amelie 03:49.45
Jasmine 03:59.13
Eldrick 04:12.05
Abby 04:01.91
Emily 03:58.56
Jack S 03:56.78
Jack M 04:03.56
Harry 04:10.91
Elle 04:06.38
Charlotte T 03:59.84
Edwin Absent
Alyssa 04:03.63
Isong Injured
Regional 2 15m U/W
Benjamin B 8.36
Akal 8.48
Phoebe 8.88
Harry 9.13
Ella 9.15
Libby 9.18
Jenna 9.23
Jack M 9.31
Joseph H 9.42
Jacob B 9.44
Isabel B 9.45
Millie Ai 9.52
Charlotte T 9.67
Jack S 9.79
Jasmine 9.81
Niamh 9.86
Alyssa 9.89
Caitlin 9.95
Anouska 10.13
Lucy 10.16
Ben S 10.25
Elle 10.44
Amelie 10.45
Millie Ag 10.61
Abby 10.62
Eldrick 10.66
Emily 11.28
Eve B Absent
Edwin Absent
Isong Injured