BRITISH SWIMMING, BRITISH NATIONAL SUMMER CHAMPIONSHIPS
SHEFFIELD PONDS FORGE
25TH JULY- 30TH JULY 2017
Three City of Bradford swimmers headed to Ponds Forge, Sheffield to round off their seasons swimming at the prestigious British National Summer Championships.
Swimming in the thirteen/fourteen year age group it was Archie Dunne who led the charge when he qualified for the final of his age groups 50m freestyle in a time of 25.63. Finishing in ninth place in the final he broke the age group club record in a time of 25.61. He also finished in the top twenty in the 50m butterfly event gaining valuable experience for the future in this high level meet.
Also qualifying for this meet and gaining top twenty places were Sam Wardle in the sixteen years 200m butterfly and Archie Minto in the thirteen /fourteen years 100m butterfly. His time of 1.02.39 was a new club record.
SWIM ENGLAND, NATIONAL SUMMER MEET, PONDS FORGE SHEFFIELD
2ND-6TH AUGUST 2017
Twelve year old Hermione Roe produced some outstanding performances at her first National Championship and went on to swim to a life time best time and two silver medals in the twelve/thirteen years age group 50m and 100m breaststroke.
In the 50m she produced a time of 34.41 narrowly missing her previous best time but it was her time of 1.16.04 which produced a highly competitive 100m race. The winning time was 1.15.97, Roe’s time of 1.16.04 narrowly missed the gold but gained her a new club record.
She finished in fourth place in the longer 200m breaststroke in a new club record of 2.44.71 and to round off an excellent weeks swimming had top twenty placings in the 200m individual medley, 50m freestyle, 100m and 200m freestyle and 50m and 100m butterfly.
Roe was swimming as a twelve year old in a double age group so these swims all bode exceedingly well for next years championships.
Fourteen years old Cameron Singh Mander narrowly missed a medal in the thirteen fourteen years 50m breaststroke when he finished in fourth place in a new club record of 33.16.
George Wilde smashed the club record in the heat of the eighteen years and over 200m backstroke in a time of 2.10.76 and went on to finish in tenth place in the final.
Archie Minto who had previously competed in the 100m butterfly at the British National Summer Championships claimed thirteenth spot in his age group 200m butterfly and sixteenth place in the shorter 50m event.
Also gaining valuable experience were seventeen year old Sam Naylor who finished in fourteenth place in the 400m individual medley and twelve year old Sophia Basaraba who finished in fifteenth place in her favoured 200m backstroke event.
The swimmers all train with Bradford Council’s Leisure Services Aquatic Competition Programme under the guidance of Development Coach Sarah Fisher and Senior Coach Andy Pearce.
City of Bradford Swimming Club.