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.

Thursday, 23 October 2014

City of Leeds October Meet & Training Changes

Hi All,
 
There will be no training on Sunday 26th October due to the City of Leeds Grand Prix taking place at John Charles.
 
Friday nights training will be around an hour long for competing swimmers and should not be missed.  We will be covering last minute race preparation and then finishing early to allow for an early night so you are all rested for the weekend.  
 
Please remember that it is City of Leeds policy to arrive 30 minutes prior to the warm up starting, late swimmers could be pulled out of the session by the team manager.

Session 1 (Saturday am): Arrive 07:30, Warm Up: 08:00, Start 09:00
Session 2 (Saturday pm): Arrive 12:30, Warm Up: 13:00, Start 14:00 
Session 3 (Sunday am): Arrive 07:30, Warm Up: 08:00, Start 09:00 
Session 4 (Sunday pm): Arrive 12:30, Warm Up: 13:00, Start 14:00  

A draft programme and rejection list can be seen by clicking the links below:
Good Luck to everyone competing.  Remember what you have worked on in training and transfer this into your racing.  Most importantly use those turns to pick up speed and not loose speed.
 
Swimmers are to report to Kevin on Saturday and Josh on Sunday

GO FOR IT!!!!  
 
Get chasing those Yorkshire & North Eastern Times Flirt-male
 
The Regional Team

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

City of Bradford Winter Meet (25m)

Hi All,


The club will be taking entries for the City of Bradford Meet (13th & 14th December) held at Shipley Swimming Pool on Monday 27th October.  All squad members are required to enter this meet.  Regional squads be entering this meet instead of the City of Leeds Christmas Meet.


We will start signing forms from tonight.  


Info Pack

Entry Form


The Regional Team

Training Changes - Wednesday PM

Hi All,


There will be changes to training on the following Wednesday sessions and the last Friday of the month.  


All swimmers who are participating in the Junior League Grand Final will be required to train with the team from 6:30 - 7:30pm.  All remaining swimmers in the Regional squads will train from 6.45 - 7.45pm.

 

Wednesday 22nd October

Wednesday 29th October

Wednesday 5th November

Wednesday 12th November

Wednesday 19th November

Wednesday 26th November

Friday 28th November (Normal Time)

 

Thanks 


The Regional Team

Junior League Grand Final

Date:  Sunday 30th November

Venue:  Corby International Pool, East Midlands
Arrive JCCS: 08:15
Depart JCCS:  08:30

Warm-up starts at 12:30 pm with the parade of teams at approximately 13:30 pm. We hope to be back at JCC for 19:30 pm.  All swimmers will be required to travel to and from the meet on the team coach. 

Please can the following swimmers confirm their availability to Craig by Monday 27th October at craig.robinson@leeds.gov.uk


Regional Age Squad 1
Zak
Nathan
Louis
Emilio
Matthew
Joanna
Isabel G
Eve
Thomas K
Faith
Elizabeth
Evie
Leah

Regional Age Squad 2
Jacob B
Akal
Joseph
Phoebe
Ben
Isabel B
Ella C
Alicia


Thanks

The Regional Team

Arena Swimming League 2014 - Round 1

Congratulations to all those who represented the City of Leeds Team at Round 1 of the Arena Swimming League 2014.  The swimmers continued their great form following a busy day of racing at the Yorkshire Winter Competition, with the majority of swimmers continuing to produce lifetime best performances late into the evening.

1st = City of Sheffield 'A' - 300 pts
2nd = City of Leeds - 280 pts
3rd - Borough of Kirklees - 254 pts
4th = Doncaster Dartes - 171 pts
5th = Cleethorpes & District - 156 pts
6th = City of Sheffield 'B' - 144 pts
7th = Harrogate - 84 pts

Thanks also to the coaches and team managers who were present to support the team members at this meet.

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Regional Age Group Start The Season On A High

We were very impressed with the amount of PB's achieved over the weekend and the high level of skills during your races.  Usually this time of year, in early season it is great if swimmers can match their PB's but you guys seem to be smashing them already.  Excellent swimming. Open-mouth smile
Overall:
Regional 1 achieved 76 PB's out of 89 Swims, 3 Gold Medals 2 Silver Medals and 8 more NER times for Sunderland in December. Great stuff.
 
StarGold Medallists (1)Star
Isabelle (3)
 
Silver Medallists (1)
Isabelle (2)
 
Top 10 Finishers (6)
Elizabeth (4th, 6th, 7th & 8th), David (4th & 9th), Louis (6th), Leah (6th), Joanna (8th), Chloe (10th)
 
Regional 2 achieved 59 PB's out of 74 Swims1 Gold Medal and 10 more NER times for Sunderland in December.  Well Done!
 
StarGold Medallists (1)Star
Caitlin (1)
 
Top 10 Finishers (4)
Jacob B (7th, 9th & 10th), Ella C (6th & 10th), Caitlin (7th), Phoebe (10th)
 
I hope you all enjoyed racing in the Yorkshires and are fired up ready for the up coming meets.  Keep chasing those North Eastern times. Clock


Results can be viewed by clicking the link below

Yorkshire S.A. Winter Competition 2014

 

"I wouldn't say anything is impossible. I think that everything is possible as long as you put your mind to it and put the work and time into it". Michael Phelps
 
The Regional Team

Thursday, 9 October 2014

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.  Remember work the turns and transitions into strokes.  Smash the underwater work! Try and be first to 15m and then stay in front.  Accelerate into the turns and finishes, the walls are there to help you not slow you down.

Training Changes
Friday 10th October Pm -  Training will be just an hour (19:00 - 20:00) to go over some last minute race tactics.  
Sunday 12th October PmWith nearly 100% of both groups competing over the weekend in Sheffield there will be no training on Sunday night.
Monday 13th October Am - Both squads will have the morning off to recover from a full weekend of racing.

Arrival Times (Ponds Forge)
Sat & Sun - Am Sessions
Arrive - 07:30
Warm Up - 08:00
Start - 09:00
 
Sat & Sun - Pm Sessions
Arrive - 12:30
Warm Up - 13:00
Start - 14:00
Draft programme can be found by clicking the link below:

Good Luck to everyone competing!

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 the first week in November.  
Well Done!!

The Regional Team
 
 
Regional 1
200m FS K
Maxim 03:33.66
Mia 03:38.08
Hannah  B 03:38.28
Chloe 03:38.30
George 03:38.58
Joanna 03:39.33
Ella 03:41.09
Tom 03:43.41
Hannah C  03:44.09
Elizabeth 03:54.41
Emilio 03:57.87
Charlie 04:00.19
Finlay 04:00.65
Joe 04:01.22
Isabelle  04:01.35
Eve 04:02.44
Faith  04:03.26
Freddie 04:04.25
David 04:19.45
Jacob G 04:19.76
Evie 04:29.47
Leah 04:32.22
Charlotte  04:33.16
William 04:36.37
Nathan 04:41.60
Millie 04:49.44
Zak 05:10.09
Aimee 05:22.00
Louis Absent
Daniel Absent
Matthew W Absent
Thomas Absent
Emily Absent
Regional 1 15m U/W
Ella 9.94
Tom 10.22
Hannah  B 10.91
Joanna 11.04
Maxim 11.18
Chloe 11.3
Isabelle  11.37
Charlie 11.53
George 11.64
Nathan 11.76
Elizabeth 11.78
Hannah C  12.09
Faith  12.13
Mia 12.3
Finlay 12.62
Zak 12.84
Evie 12.87
William 12.91
Jacob G 12.97
Leah 13.22
David 13.23
Freddie 13.44
Millie 13.62
Joe 14.11
Emilio 14.25
Eve 14.45
Charlotte  14.62
Aimee 15.79
Louis Absent
Daniel Absent
Matthew W Absent
Thomas Absent
Emily Absent
Charlotte Absent
Isong Absent
Lucas Absent
Maia Absent
Millie Ag Absent
Regional 2 15m U/W
Benjamin B 03:20.34
Joseph H 03:22.98
Ella 03:23.38
Eve B 03:37.09
Ben S 03:39.41
Phoebe 03:44.06
Libby 03:44.62
Niamh 03:45.63
Isabel B 03:45.74
Alicia 03:48.34
Alyssa 03:48.34
Millie Ai 03:48.34
Akal 03:55.72
Edwin 03:57.44
Caitlin 03:58.05
Jenna 03:58.66
Jasmine 04:07.90
Amelie 04:08.58
Jack S 04:10.75
Jack M 04:12.97
Emily 04:18.37
Elle 04:20.47
Harry 04:33.90
Lucy Absent
Olivia Absent
Sadie  Absent
Abby Absent
Anouska Absent
Jacob B Absent
Eldrick Absent
Charlotte Absent
Isong Absent
Lucas Absent
Maia Absent
Millie Ag Absent
Regional 2 15m U/W
Benjamin B 9.64
Ella 9.76
Jenna 9.78
Phoebe 9.91
Isabel B 10.09
Joseph H 10.48
Jasmine 10.52
Libby 10.71
Caitlin 10.92
Ben S 11.03
Amelie 11.13
Akal 11.25
Alyssa 11.26
Niamh 11.32
Elle 11.38
Harry 11.38
Eve B 11.4
Emily 11.92
Alicia 12.33
Edwin 12.68
Jack M 12.78
Jack S 13m
Millie Ai Absent
Lucy Absent
Olivia Absent
Sadie  Absent
Abby Absent
Anouska Absent
Jacob B Absent
Eldrick Absent
Charlotte Absent
Isong Absent
Lucas Absent
Maia Absent
Millie Ag Absent

Junior League to Corby ... Again!

City of Leeds Junior League Team (9-12 Yrs) put on a fine battle at the Northern Junior League Final last weekend finishing 3rd with a place in the National Final.

 

 

Final Results
1st - Southport = 208
2nd - Stockport = 189
3rd - City of Leeds = 181
4th - Boldmere = 168 (8 1st Place Positions)
5th - Stockton = 168 (4 1st Place Positions)
6th - Cleethorpes = 108

The team will now travel to Corby on Sunday 23rd November to defend their Grand Final title for a fifth consecutive year.

The team would like to tank those volunteers, but in particular Emma Ferriman for their help on and before the event.

Well Done Everyone!!! Emoji

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Junior League - Northern Final

Hi all,

 

Please ensure you arrive on Sunday morning for 10:30am, in Leeds Kit & have a YELLOW T-Shirt for 10:40am. That is children AND PARENTS alike. (If you want to share in our success then share our colours).

 

Warm-ups will commence at 13:00.

 

Racing will commence at 13:45.

 

We will hopefully be done by 16:30.

 

The great news is, training is still 'on' for those that have a Sunday session.

  

PS. Parents not only should you be wearing Leeds colours but we expect you to make more noise than the swimmers this time.  You need to get behind every Leeds Child more than your own. 

 

Let me remind you…      "A Team Above all… BUT ABOVE ALL… A TEAM"

 

Good Luck Everyone! Emoji

 

The Regional Team 

Level 2 Coaching Swimming Course

Hi all,

 

Just to let you all know Ray Butters and James Richards will be tutoring a Level 2 Coaching Swimming course through October and November. The candidates will be work with Regional 1 & 2 on the following dates.  Please work hard for the coaches taking part on the course and make them feel welcome.

 

Sunday 19th October

Sunday 2nd November

Sunday 9th November

Sunday 16th November

Sunday 23rd November

Sunday 30th November

 

The Regional Team