Amelia does it again!

Amelia Stratford was in fine form again at the weekend knocking over 9 seconds from her own 1500m freestyle club record at the Yorkshire Championships in Leeds. She breaks her own record with a time of 19:09.07, a record she only set last month at the Derby Excel meet at Ponds Forge.

Well done Amelia and keep up the great work!

Entry Details for our Level 3 Long Course Springtime Meet are now Available

The conditions, entry file-set and hotel offer are all now available for our popular Springtime Meet which will take place at Ponds Forge ISC over the weekend of the 18th & 19th May 2024. Please be advised entries are accepted on a first come, first saved basis and it may be necessary to close the gala before the official closing date so please enter early to avoid disappointment.

Notice of AGM

47 th ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING – ROTHERHAM METRO SWIMMING CLUB
18 th ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING – ROTHERHAM METRO LTD
Sunday 10th March 2024 at 10.15 am.
The meeting will be held at Maltby Leisure Centre.

Any motion for discussion must be received, in writing, by the Secretary no later than Sunday 18th
February 2024
Nominations for the Management Committee must be in the hands of the Secretary no later than
Sunday 18th February 2023. All nominations must have the signature of the PROPOSER,
SECONDER and the NOMINEE, who must all be paid up members of the Club.
Only members having attained their 16th Birthday will be entitled to vote, nominate or second.
Only members aged 18 years and over may be elected to the Management Committee.
Management Committee positions to be filled are:-

Club Chair
Competition Secretary
Membership Secretary
Swimming Secretary
Club Shop & Kit Secretary
Education Secretary
Open Gala Secretary
Fund Raising Secretary
Public Relation Officer
Masters Secretary
Welfare Officer

Secretary: Sally McGrother
27 Broomfield Grove
Rotherham
S60 2SY
Email:slmcgrother@gmail.com

Amelia smashes it again!

Amelia Stratford was again on top form at the weekend in the 1500m freestyle. This time it was the long course junior record she broke knocking over 6 seconds off the previous record, a record that had been held by Nicole Clarke since June 2010. Amelia set the record at the Derby Excel meet held at Ponds Forge. Well done Amelia and keep up the great work!

Club Records Smashed at Winter Nationals

Both Ollie Davis-Tootill and Maddie Johnson were yet again in record-breaking form at last week’s Swim England Winter National Championships at Ponds Forge, Sheffield.

Ollie achieved his first open record after only turning 15 in July. In the 200m backstroke, he knocked around 4 seconds off a time set by Paul Mannifield 26 years ago. Ollie’s fantastic swimming means that the record now stands at 2:08.74.

In contrast, Maddie broke a much newer record, one she only set just three months ago. She smashed her time by over three seconds. Her time now for the 200m butterfly now stands at 2:17.04.

What a great way to end a record breaking year for both swimmers.

A first record for Lily!

We had a big group of our younger swimmers at the seaside last weekend taking part in the Scarborough Winter Open. Lily Cattlin focussed on just one event, the 1500m freestyle, and this paid off for her as she achieved a new club record bettering one that was only set three weeks ago!

Lily’s time was 18:46.53 so she now holds the under 15 record and is another new name to add to the records list. Well done to Lily!

New Records set in November

We have had two club records broken in November so far.

Firstly, let’s congratulate Amelia Stratford breaking her first record which she acheived at the NER Championships at Ponds Forge earlier this month. She set a time of 18:59.77 in the 1500m freestyle short course beating the previous junior record that had been held by Nicole Clarke since 2010!

Seasoned record breaker Luke Booth knocked almost a second off his 200m freestyle short course open time at the NOVA Centurion meet last weekend. His new time is 1:52.22 qualifying him for the forthcoming Swim England Winter Nationals in that event.

Great work from both swimmers!

Luke and Oscar add to their record tally

The weekend saw our swimmers across a couple of pools competing at different events.

Luke Booth swam the 400m Individual Medley (short course) at the Yorkshire Championships in Leeds in a time of 4:31.23, beating a time he had set himself in Stockport last November. He also achieved the silver medal in the process.

Meanwhile, Oscar Gavelle continued his excellent long distance swimming with a record time in the 800m freestyle (short course) adding to the open water junior records he already holds. His time of 8:58.16 was achieved at the Derbyshire ASA distance day which took place at Repton. He beats Matthew Sotheran’s time from 2009.

Well done to both swimmers!

Metro are again League Champions!

Our swimmers took part in the final round of the Barnsley Minors Sprint League on September 9th and the results for this round are below:

METRO:140
STOCKSBRIDGE:123
ADWICK: 114
SHEFF CITY:107

This represents four wins out of four for Metro this season so again we are league champions.

A big shout out to coach James Guy and all swimmers and volunteers who took part.

Bring on next season!

Records broken at Derby

A few of our swimmers chose to compete at Derby last weekend and there were some excellent performances, most notably from Bow Gomersall and Maddie Johnson.

Bow absolutely smashed the under 15 boys 200m freestyle short course record with a time of 2:00.81. This was almost two seconds faster than the record set in 1999 by Steven Millican.

Maddie went on to beat one of Debbie Cocking’s 2016 records by the narrowest of margins with a time in the open girls 200m butterfly of 2:20.69.

So nice to see both Bow and Maddie adding to their records tally – well done to both!