An outstanding year for the club has ended with still more records falling including an English record for 13 year old Letisha Ellis for 50 Breaststroke short course. Letisha added age group records for 50 free, 100 breast, 200 breast and 100 I.M. 13 year old Libby Gotta also got among the age group records with 100 Fly long & short course, 200 free s/c and 200 I.M. long course. 14 year old Lucy Jordan-Caws capped a fine year with records in 50 &100 butterfly. Abbie Williams improved her own 200 Welsh record while English records also went to Lucy Sharp (16) in 50 Free s/c and an age group record for 50 Fly. Ciara Tappenden set a new GB & GB Youth record for the gruelling 800 free s/c while Jack McComish improved his GB records for 50 free & 100 Breast. Nathan Carrington (10) improved his 50 breast time and Ryan Carstairs (12) set records in 100 free, 50/100 breast & 100/200 I.M. Our Cat A swimmers also completed a great year with Alice Kinsey (11) setting new records in 50/100 free 50/100 back & 200 Breaststroke. For the boys 13 year old Harvey Spoor set an amazing 15 new records in 50/100/200/400/1500 free, 50/100/200 breast, 50/100 back, 50 fly & 200/400 I.M. across long and short course. Congratulations to the whole club for an amazing year and we look forward to more of the same in 2018.
Congratulations to senior swimmer Jack McComish(22) who continued his great form with 2 personal bests at the Scottish National Short course championships held in the Royal Commonwealth pool, Edinburgh 8-10 December. Jack set a new GB record for 50 freestyle and lowered his own European record in the 100 Breaststroke with a time of 1.02.22. Shiona McClafferty (17) also had a successful meet a personal best in the 50 Breaststroke while Danielle Joyce(21) was forced to pull out of what is one of her favourite competitions just days before it started through injury.
GB Deaf Swimming Club young swimmers continue to set higher standards for future generations with more records over the summer period while our senior swimmers rewrote the records at the Deaflympics.
10 Year old Nathan Carrington & Ryan Carstairs (12) both set a new 50 breaststroke records in their age groups.
12 year old Letisha Ellis broke her own 50 metre freestyle record while 13 year old Libby Gotta set new times in 50 Back, 50/200 Fly as well as 400 Freestyle again highlighting her ability across the disciplines. Lucy Jordan-Caws(14)broke the 50 Fly record both long course and Short course and added the 100 & 400 I.M. records.
Our Cat A swimmers were also among the records with Keara Hemsworth (11&U) claiming the 100 Fly, 200 Breast, 200 I.M. & 400 Free & 12 year old Keira Grainger grabbing the 50 Breast along with the 50 & 100 Backstroke.
For the boys Harvey Spoor had an amazing July setting 10 records (50/100/200/400 Free, 50/100/200 Breast, 50 Back & 100/200 I.M.)
Well done everyone.
.Congratulations to our GB Deaf Swimming Team who all competed magnificently at the 2017 Deaflympics in Samsun, Turkey. The coaches report covers in detail the performances of the team. 7 of the nine medals won by DeaflympicsGB were won in the pool with all 3 gold medals going to swimmers. Danielle Joyce finished as the top performer for DeaflympicsGB individually winning 2 Gold & a bronze closely followed by Jack McComish with 1 Gold & 2 bronze. Our medal haul was completed with bronze in the mixed 4 x100 freestyle relay. Well done everybody.
Our youngest male member Nathan Carrington (left) had cause to celebrate with a new age group record (11&U) in the 50 breaststroke s/c by 0.02 seconds at the Bridlington Seaside Special on 1st July. Also claiming more records were Ryan Carstairs (12) for 100 free s/c & Letisha Ellis (12) 50 free s/c. Libby Gotta (12) continued her fine form with records in the 100 free, back & breast as well as the 200 back & I.M. all s/c. 14 year old Lucy Jordan-Caws claimed the 100I.M. age group record but also managed to grab the Scottish 800 freestyle. Also amongst their National records were 13 year old Evie Gallen from Northern Ireland with 8 records since our National Gala and Evie added the GB age group long course record for 800 free. 15 Year old Abbie Williams improved her Welsh 200 breaststroke s/c record to complete the home nation successes. Our Cat A swimmers were certainly not to be outdone with some fantastic recent swims. Harvey Spoor (12) made a great return to the pool having missed our National weekend through injury. Harvey set 4 Long course age group records while Keara Hemsworth (11) bagged the 11& under 100 fly & 200 I.M. records with Keira Grainger (12) completed our record breakers with the s/c 50 breaststroke. Fantastic efforts from everyone including all our members who might not have got among the records but since our National weekend have amassed an amazing 160 personal bests so well done to all our members.
Congratulations to everyone for making our championship weekend a massive success with an outstanding turnout from our members. Despite the quick turnaround of races many top class swims were achieved throughout the event.
In Category 'A' age group records were set by Alice Kinsey, Keara Hemsworth, Kiera Grainger, Poppy Leaman, Grace Crispin & Nicola McConnell. Our Category 'A' membership continues to grow and as a club we will be looking to introduce new ideas in this area.
Our Category B swimmers also had some outstanding age group swims with records being set by Ryan Carstairs, Kieron Harris, Libby Gotta, Evie Gallen, Lucy Jordan-Caws & Shiona McClafferty.
A 4 x 50 freestyle relay race involving a male and female team of Jessica Oaten, Polly Saines, Jasmine Seamarks, Ciara Tappenden, Kieran Holdbrook, Sam Merritt, Matt Oaten & Nathan Young claimed the vacant National, Youth & English relay records setting a challenge for future years.
Evie Gallen and Abbie Williams were both able to claim Irish & Welsh records respectively and senior swimmer Oliver Kenny followed up his Andrew Rees award at the Nationals with GB National records in 50 & 100 Backstroke earlier this month in preparation for the Deaflympics in July.
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Well done everyone.