Eat, Sleep, Swim, Break Record, Repeat!

Luke Booth and Lily Cattlin were again in record breaking form at the weekend, each breaking records they had previously set themselves.

Luke knocked almost 5s of his own record in the 800m freestyle at the GB Aquatics Championships in London with a time of 8:25.87.

Lily knocked time from her own 1500m freestyle record at the Derby Excel April Meet going under 19 minutes for the first time with a new record of 18:59.35.

Well done to both swimmers!

Details of our Summer short course A/B graded meet are now available. Please note the revised date for this meet of 29th-30th June 2024.

Our ‘A’ and ‘B’ Grade Short Course Level 3 Meet will now take place over the weekend of 29th & 30th June at Ponds Forge ISC in Sheffield. Gala details, sportsystem entry file and hotel offer (which applies to the revised date) are available below. Entries are accepted on a first come/first served basis for this traditionally popular meet so please enter early to avoid disappointment.

Our 1500m Superstars!

Both Oscar Gavelle and Lily Cattlin were back in record-breaking form at the weekend each breaking the junior long course club record in the 1500m freestyle in the open and female categories respectively.

Oscar was first shine in Manchester acheiving a time of 17:10.08 winning the gold medal in the process. His time knocks a whopping 12 seconds off the record previously held by Luke Booth set in February 2020.

Lily then went on to break a much newer record, one held by Amelia Stratford for only two months. 2024 will no doubt continue to be a tussle between Lily and Amelia to keep hold of this record. Lily’s new time is 19:03.47 almost 6 seconds faster than the previous record.

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!

Level 3 Long Course Springtime Meet: List of Accepted Entries Now Available for Checking

A list of accepted entries is now available for our Springtime Meet which will take place at Ponds Forge ISC over the weekend of the 18th & 19th May 2024. Please check entries and notify any amendments to as soon as possible, please don’t wait until the weekend of the gala!

The gala is also not 100% full so we still do have room for additional swims, please get in touch with if interested and again please don’t wait until the weekend of the gala as requests for swims then can’t be accommodated, thanks.

Notice of AGM

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
S60 2SY

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!