Wonderful Winners at Wolverhampton / Northgate Meet Sunday 22nd May 2016

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Wonderful Winners at Wolverhampton

 Sunday 22nd May saw a mixed team of swimmers travel to Wolverhampton for the Northgate Spring Meet.  With the older and national swimmers missing, this was a chance for the younger and developing swimmers to really shine, and boy did they do that.  Medals galore, PB’s smashed, and that was just the morning…

For the girls; Maisie Daniels, Jessie-May Bridgwood, Poppy Higgins, Maddie Warrilow, Emma Currie, Ellie Edwards, Ally Bedson, Zoe Potter, Liberty Sproson, Niamh Llewellyn, Grace Lewis, Gracie Walters and Emily Oxley.

For the boys; Tommy Brockley, Jay Hargreaves, Zac Oakes, Isacc Mirza, Edward Gething, Elliot Armstrong, Alexander Higgins, Matt Skucha, Andreas Kappakas and Matt Currie.

Across the day there were thirty five medals won (13 gold, 10 silver and 12 bronze), with some standout performances across the whole group, and from our swimmers there were 86 PB’s achieved.   The team just missed out by a mere ten points on the best visiting team award as well.

A quite superb day for all the swimmers, they have made the club, their families and themselves very proud, not just through their swimming but behaviour and team spirit.

Thanks to Matt Newton as poolside coach (and for tearing himself away from studying for a University exam on Monday morning) and to Gareth Edwards, ably assisting as team manager.

For those who don’t know, Wolverhampton was the home of Slade’s Nobby Holder (Kids, ask your parents), so to use one of their hits, Newcastle ASC, – My, oh my.
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British Championships and 54 Regional achievements 2016

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British Championships and Regional achievements 2016

Well done to the following swimmers on achieving British championship and Regional Times

British championships times achieved

Polly Holden- 200 Free

West Midland Regional times achieved 50 times by 10 swimmers

Marcus Williamson-50 Fly, 200 Fly,50 Back, 100 Back, 200 Back, 200 IM, 100 Fly, 400 IM

Bill Jones- 50 Breast, 100 Breast, 200 Breast, 200 Free, 400 Free, 1500 Free, 200 Individual Medley, 400 Individual Medley

Mario Coman- 50 Fly, 100 fly, 200 Fly, 50 Free, 100 Free, 200 Free, 400 Free, 100 Back, 200 Back, 200 Individual medley,

Rebecca Twardochleb- 50 Breast, 100  Breast, 200 Breast, 50 Fly, 100 Fly, 200 Fly, 200 Individual Medley.

Polly Holden- 50 Free, 100 Free, 200 Free, 400 Free, 800 Free, 50 Fly, 100 Fly, 200 Fly, 50 back, 100 Back, 200 Back, 200 I.M

Ethan Lawton- 50 Back, 200 Back

Cara Shipman- 50 back

Tom King- 50 Free, 100 Free, 200 Free, 400 Free

Buddy Deakes- 100 Breast

Alisha Bedson- 50 Back

Celebrate the swimmers achievements and Jill’s continued excellent work with the swimmers.
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Manchester Level 1 7th/8th May 2016

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Congratulations to all the swimmers who competed at the level 1 Manchester Open meet this weekend of the 7th/8th May. The majority of swimmers achieved personal best times and some greatly improved their chances of qualifying for the Nationals this summer.
Swimmers who competed were Laura Gunning, Buddy Deakes, Alisha Bedson, Tom King, Bill Jones, Polly Holden and Rebecca Twardochleb
Medalist were
Tom King silver 100 Free
Polly Holden silver in 50 Free, 100 Free, 200 Free, 400 Free and 200 I.M

Finally thank you to Jill Jones and Rebecca Holden for been poolside this weekend
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West Midlands Regional Championships 30th April

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Well done to our small group of swimmers competing at the West Midlands Regional Champ’s

  • Becky Twardochleb
  • Polly Holden
  • Tom King
  • Bill Jones
  • Ethan Lawton

We proved once again that for a comparatively small club, we pack a big punch, with some fantastic performances and pbs.. Selected highlights include: –

  • Poly Holden, finalist /winner 400m &100m free style (17 &over), finalist /runner up 50m fly (17 &over);
  • Becky T , finalist / runner up 50m and 200m breast stroke;
  • The boys managed a creditable 6th position in the  400m (14/16) freestyle team  swim;
  • Special mention to Rhys Llewellyn for turning out the day after ‘Prom Night’ to lead us off  the blocks.

Final thanks to Anthony Jones  for poolside support and Sue Twardochleb  for officiating on behalf of our Club.
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Premier Open Meeting Sheffield 26th/ 27th March 2016

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Congratulations to the small group of swimmers who swam at the Premier Open meet at Sheffield this weekend. The swimmers who competed were Buddy Deakes, Bill Jones, Polly Holden, Rebecca Twardochleb and Rhys Llewellyn (under Derventio).
Buddy PB’d in both his events 50 Free and 50 Breast.
Polly Holden PB’d in the 400 free and 200 I.M. Achieving Gold in both of these events. Polly made the final in the 200 I.M but withdrew due to the clash with the 400 Free.
Becky  PB’d in 50 and 100 Breast and was just outside her 50 Fly and 200 Breast times. Becky achieved Gold in the 200 Breast and Bronze in the 100 Breast. Becky also made the final in the 100 and 200 Breast and had a swim off for the 50 Breast final.
Bill and Rhys were a little off the pace this weekend: but will no doubt be bouncing back to their best at the next meet.
Well done to all and thank you to Jill Jones (Head coach) for been poolside despite not been well.

Want some facts and stat’s ? Results (from host club site) click on link
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2016 Easter Training 2016

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  • Good Friday 25th March: 6pm-7pm National squad at J2; 7pm-8pm Regional squad at J2
  • Easter Saturday 26th: as normal at J2 for Juniors, County, Regional and National squads
  • Easter Sunday 27th: as normal at J2 for County, Regional and National squads
  • Easter Sunday 27th: No land training
  • No J2 Morning training for National squad on Easter Monday
  • No training for Development and Junior squads on Easter Monday (NB no NULS sessions)
  • Easter Monday 28th: 6.30pm to 8pm at J2 for County/regional and National squads, please note earlier finishing time.
  • Tuesday 29th onwards: as normal

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How strongman Eddie Hall could have become the Beast of Olympic swimming

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HAD things turned out differently the people of North Staffordshire could have been cheering on ‘The Beast’ as he cleaved a path through the Olympic swimming pool.

But Eddie Hall turned his back on a sporting career as a top class swimmer and instead took up body building.

As a result Eddie, known as ‘The Beast’, is now a full time strongman and last month was crowned Britain’s Strongest Man for the third consecutive year.

The 28-year-old from Clayton – who will go on to represent his country at this year’s World’s Strongest Man event where he will be trying to better last year’s fourth placing – said: “I was a swimmer when I was at school, at Clayton High School.

From http://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/strongman-Eddie-Hall-Beast-Olympic-swimming/story-28869618-detail/story.html
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