Sheffield & District ASA Championships

A large contingent of Rotherham Metro swimmers were at Ponds Forge on Sunday 1st February for the level 4 Sheffield and District ASA Championships.

The meet is open to clubs affiliated to the Sheffield and District ASA across South Yorkshire. Other clubs competing included City of Sheffield, Sheffield City, Barnsley, Stocksbridge, Adwick, Dearne Valley, Armthorpe, Edlington, Askern Spa and Chapeltown. For some of the youngest swimmers, this was their first opportunity to wear the Rotherham Metro hat in a licensed meet. The future of Rotherham Metro was sealed with a fantastic 25m swim in the first race of the day with a cup awarded to four year old Charlotte Clements in the Water Babies class. There were a number of events where Rotherham dominated by winning more than one medal. PBs were achieved across all age groups. Eleven year old Abigail Jackson took the Top Girl (11-15yrs) with a fantastic medal tally which included gold medals in 100m butterfly, 100m freestyle, 50m butterfly and 100m breaststroke, silver medals in 100m backstroke, 50m backstroke and 50m freestyle and finally bronze in 50m breaststroke. An amazing result for Abigail and definitely one to watch.

Rebecca Britten continued her improving form returning home awash with silverware having secured the Blatherwick Cup (for best aggregate score) after winning six gold medals (100m butterfly, 100m backstroke, 200m breaststroke, 400m freestyle, 100m freestyle and 200m backstroke).

Medal winners include: Devin Kellett (5G 3S), Debbie Cocking (7G 3S), Ceri Thorman (2G 3S 1B), Callum Simmons (2G 4S), Ty Burrell (1B), Harold Cocking (3G, 3S), Thomas Blank (1B), Josh Turver (3G 3S 1B), Saoirse Behan (1G 2B), Abigail Jackson (4G 2S 1B), Rebecca Durn (1G), Rebecca Britten (6G), William Whitehead (2S), Harri Thorman (3G 2S 1B), Mollie Fisher (1S), Milly Neal (1B), Kayley Britten (5G 1B), Shannon Eades (1G 3S), Jack Steele (1G 1S 1B), Jack Whitehurst (1S 1B), Kitty Bramhall (1S), Chloe-Rose Monks (2S 2B), Grace Russell (1B), Kenyon Kellett (1S), Thomas Hesling (1B and second in long plunge), Kitty Bramhall (1S 1B), Benjamin Gavelle (1S).

Full Results

Connor Bags British Championship Time

Connor Wood became Metro’s second swimmer to qualify for this April’s British Championships in London when he went under the qualifying mark of 25.90 seconds in the 50 Freestyle at this weekend’s Yorkshire Sprints.

Connor recorded a time of 25.72 seconds in the heats and so earned the right to swim at this year’s premier British swimming event.

A great personal achievement for Connor.