SHEFFIELD PREMIER MEET
PONDS FORGE SHEFFIELD
28/29th MARCH 2015
A small squad of City’s emerging talent competed in the prestigious City of Sheffield Premier long course meet held at Ponds Forge Sheffield. Results can be found here Sheffield Premier Meet results.
This meet lived up to its name with entries from top clubs including Loughborough University.
City’s swimmers were chasing qualifying times for future meets rather than medals on this occasion and all the swimmers who made the journey to Sheffield posted best times.
The highest place swimmer was Abigail Shuttleworth who swam in the fifteen years and over events and posted a best time of 2.30.47 in the 200m butterfly. She also swam to a 31.05 in the 50m freestyle.
John-Luke Hutchinson also swam at the meet finishing ninth in the thirteen years 50m breaststroke with a time of 36.14 and a time of 29.87 in the equivilant distance freestyle event.
Sisters Jovanna and Jelena Lugonja looked real prospects as they posted best times in the 50m breaststroke and freestyle and 50m backstroke, freestyle and breaststroke respectively
Fifteen year old Beth Meer swimming in the open events had best times in the 50m butterfly and backstroke.
Bringing up the rear were ten year old Eve Midgley with personal best times in the 50m butterfly and backstroke and eleven year old Louie Dove who swam to a best time of 35.16 in the eleven years 50m freestyle.
All the swimmers train with Bradford Aquatics Competition Programme.
City of Bradford Swimming Club
YORKSHIRE SWIMMING ASSOCIATION CHAMPIONSHIPS FEBRUARY 2015
Having recently claimed first place in the girls nine years 50m backstroke at a previous Yorkshire Championship nine year old Sophia Basaraba added the 200m title to her achievements in a time of 2.58.56.
Dalton Clapham produced some outstanding performances in claiming no less than ten top ten finishes in the boys eleven years age group. Showing his versatility he claimed silver medal positions in the 400m and 1500m freestyle and the 400m individual medley. His other medal winning events were the 200m butterfly and freestyle where he claimed third spot in times of 2.55.52 and 2.26.11 respectively. Following his medal haul he went on to claim fourth place in the 200m medley, fifth in the 100m butterfly, sixth in the 200m breaststroke and tenth place in both the 100m backstroke and 100m breaststroke.
City’s other medallist was Abigail Shuttleworth swimming in the girl’s 14/15 years age group. She finished in the bronze medal position in the 200m butterfly. She then went on to claim four other top ten finishes in the 400m and 200m medley, 400m freestyle and 100m butterfly.
Breaststroke specialist James Lund finished in sixth place in the 15/16 years age group 100m breaststroke and seventh in the longer 200m event.
Preferring the longer events, Jovana Lugonja finished in sixth place in the 16 and over 400m medley and eighth in the 200 medley and 400m freestyle.
Eleven year old Archie Minto had three top ten finishes in the 100m and 200m butterfly and 100m freestyle.
With one top ten finish to their credit were Mille Foulds, John-Luke Hutchinson and Adam Mitchell.
The Yorkshire team events proved successful for City in both the girls and boys events. The boys 11/12 years freestyle team of Archie Dunne, Adam Mitchell, Archie Minto and Dalton Clapham claimed a bronze medal in their event. Their medley team finished in sixth place.
Top ten finishes went to the Girls 15/16 freestyle team of Millie Foulds, Beth Meer, Azura Cairns-Poole and Jovana Lugonja and the medley team where Emma Blaby replaced Mille Foulds in the team.
The boys 15/16 teams of George Wilde, Sam Naylor, Gianni Vienza and James Lund finished in fifth place in the medley event and seventh place in the freestyle event.
Results can be found here Feb 2015 Yorks results and Feb 2015 Yorks Teams results.
All swimmers train with Leisure Services Aquatic Development Programme under the guidance of Head Coach Andy Pearce and Development Coach Sarah Fisher.
City of Bradford Swimming Club