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, 20 November 2014

City of Leeds Time Trial

Hi All,
Well done to all swimmers who took part in the City of Leeds Time Trial last weekend.  There were some great times achieved by the squads with very little recovery time between each race. 
Regional 1 achieved 50 PB's out of 61 Swims and 4 more NER's times.
Regional 2 achieved 52 PB's out of 59 Swims and 1 more NER times.
Excellent Swimming!! EmojiEmoji
The Regional Team

Thursday, 13 November 2014

City of Leeds New Year Meet (50m) 2015

Hi All,

Entries for this meet will be taken on Monday 17th November.

Swimmers are advised to not to swim any races that they have already achieved Yorkshire or North Eastern times in. 

Swimmers should use this meet to concentrate on chasing Yorkshire qualifying times and to have a go at events they have not swum before.  Also use the chance to update 50m times for Yorkshire team selection.

A selection of
9 yrs = 50's & 200's
10 yrs = 50's & 200's
11 yrs = 50's, 200's & 1500m (Thu am swimmers who were told to enter)
12 yrs = 50's, 100's, 200,s & 1500m (Thu am swimmers who were told to enter)

A selection of
9 yrs = 50's & 200's
10 yrs = 50's & 200's
11 yrs = 50's, 100's, 200's & 800m (Thu am swimmers who were told to enter)
12 yrs = 50's, 100's, 200's & 800m (Thu am swimmers who were told to enter)

Yorkshire Qualifying times and January Meet entry forms can be printed using the links below.

Any swimmers trying an event for the first time can use the formulas in the link below to get an estimated entry time.

The Regional Team

Junior League Final Corby

One ticket per swimmer
Tickets £5.00 each
Supporters Coach will be at an approx cost of £12.50
Bus due to depart JCCS at 9.00am (meet at 8.45am) and should be back to Leeds for 7.30pm
Any additional tickets will go into a draw
Please email Emma on or text 07812 353 820 to let her know
a)  If you want a ticket and
b)  If you want to go in the draw for extra ticket (s)
Please sort asap as Emma needs to have this sorted by Friday 14th at the latest

Arena Swimming League 2014 - Round 2

Congratulations to all those who represented the City of Leeds Team at Round 2 of the Arena Swimming League 2014.  Fantastic performances from all swimmers combined to produce a great result for City of Leeds.
With the Northern Final just weeks away, there's everything to play for!  Let's book our place in the National Final (Cardiff).
Thanks to those (coaches, team managers and parents) who were present to support our team members at this meet.  Thanks also to our officials for giving up their time to run this round.
1st = CITY OF LEEDS - 286 pts
2nd = City of Sheffield 'A' - 276 pts
3rd = Borough of Kirklees - 258 pts
4th = Doncaster Dartes - 205 pts
5th = City of Sheffield 'B' - 161 pts
6th = Cleethorpes - 158 pts

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Time Trial Helpers Needed

Hi All,


A small request from the coaching team and the club for the time trial…..if you are staying around whilst your child swims then your help on poolside would be much appreciated!


Timekeepers are needed to ensure the time trial runs as smoothly as possible.


If you would like to help out then please email Rod on 


The Regional Team

Time Trial

Hi All,

Please note that the warm up for the time trial on Sunday (16th) will be 11.45am in the middle section of the pool, with everyone then ready to race at 12.30pm.  Any NER qualifiers who achieve additional times this weekend can enter through Ophelia on Monday 17th November.

Training will be on as normal n this day.

The Regional Team

Thursday, 6 November 2014

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 1st December.  
Well Done!!
The Regional Team
Regional 1 200m FS K
Chloe 03:31.38
Louis 03:32.20
Mia 03:32.60
Hannah  B 03:32.87
Joanna 03:40.43
Ella 03:44.58
George 03:46.60
Hannah C  03:49.81
Isabelle  03:53.45
Charlie 03:54.59
Thomas 04:00.61
Faith  04:01.92
Freddie 04:04.41
Eve 04:07.16
Matthew W 04:07.99
Joe 04:08.31
Finlay 04:08.59
Tom 04:12.88
William 04:20.09
Charlotte  04:21.31
Jacob G 04:21.51
Leah 04:26.09
Evie 04:28.76
Emily 04:30.73
Emilio 04:32.68
Nathan 04:38.49
Zak 04:53.57
Aimee 04:56.00
Daniel 05:50.64
Elizabeth Absent
Millie Sick
Maxim Injured
Regional 1 15m U/W
Ella 8.59
Chloe 9.13
Hannah  B 9.22
Isabelle  9.25
Joanna 9.83
George 9.91
Hannah C  10.22
Jacob G 10.28
Charlie 10.33
Freddie 10.65
Tom 10.66
Nathan 10.72
Mia 10.73
Louis 10.86
Evie 10.89
Emilio 11.05
Zak 11.15
Faith  11.47
Joe 11.63
William 11.65
Matthew W 11.65
Emily 11.69
Thomas 11.91
Eve 11.98
Leah 11.99
Finlay 12.48
Charlotte  13.25
Aimee 13.91
Daniel 14.34
Elizabeth Absent
Maxim Injured
Millie Sick
Regional 2 200m FS K
Joseph H 03:23.87
Benjamin B 03:26.16
Ella 03:33.76
Eve B 03:36.51
Ben S 03:38.41
Jacob B 03:38.63
Anouska 03:44.59
Phoebe 03:44.66
Alicia 03:45.06
Millie Ag 03:47.59
Caitlin 03:47.94
Isabel B 03:51.31
Edwin 03:52.26
Jenna 03:55.22
Lucy 03:55.41
Millie Ai 03:56.59
Niamh 03:57.02
Akal 03:59.51
Libby 04:00.94
Amelie 04:02.94
Abby 04:02.94
Sadie  04:03.77
Maia 04:04.19
Jasmine 04:04.84
Harry 04:12.13
Jack S 04:12.69
Lucas 04:18.55
Elle 04:19.34
Emily 04:20.09
Eldrick 04:20.09
Isong 04:29.52
Charlotte 04:29.97
Alyssa 04:32.31
Jack M Absent
Regional 2 15m U/W
Benjamin B 8.53
Phoebe 8.94
Jacob B 9.13
Joseph H 9.19
Jenna 9.2
Sadie  9.25
Maia 9.25
Ella 9.41
Isabel B 9.42
Anouska 9.56
Eve B 9.62
Lucy 9.7
Ben S 9.84
Alicia 9.84
Akal 9.88
Jasmine 9.93
Amelie 10.09
Lucas 10.09
Libby 10.22
Alyssa 10.25
Charlotte 10.28
Caitlin 10.31
Harry 10.44
Millie Ai 10.55
Millie Ag 10.68
Eldrick 10.86
Elle 10.91
Niamh 10.96
Isong 11.17
Abby 11.25
Jack S 11.48
Edwin 11.97
Emily 12.21
Jack M Absent

York City Baths Club - Regional Qualifier 2014

Another fantastic weekend of racing from the Regional Squads with some unexpected NER times thown in.  We are very proud of you all, keep up the hard training and attendance through the upcoming weeks so we can go smash the NER's and Bradford meet in December!


Regional 1 achieved 37 PB's out of 48 Swims, 1 Bronze Medal and 5 more NER times for Sunderland in December.  Great stuff.
Bronze Medallists (1)
Chloe (1)

Regional 2 achieved 69 PB's out of 88 Swims1 Silver Medals, 5 Bronze Medals and 7 more NER times for Sunderland in December.  Well Done!
Silver Medallists (1)
Anouska (1)
Bronze Medallists (4)
Ben B (2), Akal (1), Joseph (1), Sadie (1)

Results can be viewed by clicking the link below

York City Baths Regional Qualifier 2014 (25m)


  • "It was not the 10 workouts I did every week for four years that allowed me to overcome my competitors, it was the one they missed"
    Graeme Smith 1996

  • The Regional Team

    NER BAGCAT Entries

    North Eastern Counties Entries
    Please remember anyone who has qualified for the NER's which is held in Sunderland on Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th December must enter ALL events you have qualified for on Monday 10th November.  Even if you have only qualified for one event you should go to 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.
    We will start signing forms now. 
    Qualification Times can be viewed by clicking the following link at the right hand side of the blog under Qualification Times for Future Meets:
    British Gas ASA NER Age Group Championships (25m)
    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:
    The Regional Team

    Tuesday, 4 November 2014

    Arena League - Round 2

    Can the following swimmers please confirm your ability to Craig ( ASAP.


    National Arena League Round 2

    Saturday 8th November

    Venue:  JCCS

    Arrive:  15:30

    W/Up:  16:00

    Start:  16:30


    Regional 1



    Hannah B


    Regional 2

    Jacob B






    The Regional Team

    Friday, 31 October 2014

    Change of Warm Up Time

    Hi All,

    Just to let you all know that York have changed the warm up time for this weekends competition.  The new arrival times are below.

    Venue:  Ennerdale Leisure Centre, HU7 6EA
    Am Sessions
    Arrive: 08.00
    Warm Up: 08.30
    Start: 09.30
    Pm Sessions
    Arrive: 12.30
    Warm Up: 13.00
    Start: 14.00
    Meet Information
    Accepted Entries
    Good Luck to everyone competing.  SMASH IT!!!
    The Regional Team

    Thursday, 30 October 2014

    Haloween Kick Set

    On Friday 31st October we will be doing the Halloween Kick set.  We hope to see some really good masks.  For those of you who have not done the Halloween Kick set before it is just a bit of fun where you will perform a kick set in the scariest mask you can find.

    The Regional TeamDevil

    York City Baths Club Regional Qualifier & Training Changes

    Hi All,
    Below are some training changes due to the competition this weekend.
    Friday 31st October - 1 hour only

    Sunday 2nd November - No Training for anyone competing.  Training will be as normal for the swimmers not competing and will be taken by the candidates on the Level 2 coaching course

    Monday 3rd November - No AM Training (Recovery)

    We have just had two fantastic meets.  Lets have another great weekend of racing and keep chasing those times!  Remember as the meet is short course turns are essential for picking up speed, do not slow down for the walls.
    Venue:  Ennerdale Leisure Centre, HU7 6EA
    Am Sessions
    Arrive: 07.30
    Warm Up: 08.00
    Start: 09.00
    Pm Sessions
    Arrive: 12.30
    Warm Up: 13.00
    Start: 14.00
    Meet Information
    Accepted Entries
    Good Luck to everyone competing.  SMASH IT!!!
    The Regional Team

    Time Trial

    Hi All,


    Entries will be taken for the time trial on Monday 3rd November. Entries can be emailed ahead of this to with payments then made on 3rd November.


    N.B…all cheques to be £10 or over.


    Please note exact time start time will be decided once the club know how many entries there are – however it will definitely be in the afternoon following the Development Meet which is taking place in the morning.


    Please only enter events you are desperate for times in or have never swum before.  There will only be a short turn around time between events and therefore recovery time will be limited.


    Just so you are aware the 200 Breaststroke was missed off the entry form in error! If you have swimmers who need to enter this then just add it on.


    The Regional Team

    Regional Age Group Storm The Leeds Grand Prix

    You are all swimming amazing at the moment and so early on in the season.  We were really impressed with you all over the weekend, especially with the improvement in your turn speed on the wall.  It was a long weekend but you all managed to keep spirits high to the end of the meet. 

    Well done to those swimmers who achieved North Eastern qualifying times for the first week in December. With this at the top of Regional Age Groups competition calendar, anyone who has a time must enter even if it is only one event.  You have done the hard work and achieved the times so therefore deserve to swim against the fastest swimmers in the North East. Remember every millisecond you knock off is a step closer to those qualifying times, work every turn in training like you would in a race so it is perfect on the day.   Lets go show them how its done!
    This weekend Regional 1 achieved 57 PB's out of 64 Swims8 more NER times, 2 Gold Medals, 4 Silver Medals and 1 Bronze Medals.

    StarGold Medalists (1)Star
    Isabelle G (2)
    Silver Medalists (2)
    Isabelle G (3), Elizabeth (1)
    Bronze Medalists (1)
    Elizabeth (1)

    Regional 2 achieved 34 PB's out of 44 Swims7 more NER times, 1 Gold Medals, 1 Silver Medals and 7 Bronze Medals.
    StarGold Medalists (1)Star
    Jacob (1)

    Silver Medalists (1)
    Jacob (1)

    Bronze Medalists (2)
    Jacob (4), Millie (1), Isabel B (1), Alicia (1)


    "It's how you prepare months before in the training pool that will determine your performance at the main event. Your ruthless attendance, quality and consistency of your training will serge you forwards to a result you will be happy with!"

    The Regional Team