Borough of Barnsley swimmers were in action again at the weekend at Rotherham Metro’s A&B Long Course (50m) meet, the last competition Borough were competing in prior to the Yorkshire Counties meet in February. A total of 45 swimmers took part in the gala with A2 squad Coach Joanne Archer at the helm along with 2022 club captain Noah Wragg.
In the A grade category a total of 3 golds, 4 silvers and 7 bronzes were won with 8 gold, 11 silvers and 6 bronzes in the B grade category.
Club Press Officer Adrian Wightman said “Once again our swimmers have excelled with many of the 45 swimmers obtaining personal best times as well as breaking their medal drought. Also it was great to see some of our newer swimmers compete. Many thanks to coach Joanne, poolside helpers Craig, Sharron, Steve, Ron, Sally, Claire and club captain Noah”
Medal winners were
The remaining swimmers that took part in the gala were:
Evie Blessed, Autumn Davis, Kloe Eade, Chloe Etheridge, Sam Guettat, Francesca Hadfield, Mia Grace Howarth, Rebekah Jones, Abigail Longdon, Yihang Luo, Ella Minogue, Joshua Nortcliffe, Lily O’Brien, Poppy Pearson, Jake Roberts, Ruby Severn, Holly Severn, Bethan Thomas, Keira Tiggardine, Lucy Wightman, Jonathon Wightman &Lola Wooler
Barnsley take 44 medals from Leeds’ Home Meet
Fresh from their winter break the Borough of Barnsley Swimming Club took part at the City of Leeds New Year Meet at Leeds at the weekend. Borough secured a total of 14 golds, 21 silvers and 9 bronze medals over the weekend, a medal tally that represented the grit and determination shown by the squad.
Club Chairman Steve Wragg said “A brilliant weekend for all the swimmers who competed, with loads of medals won and personal bests achieved.”
Medals were won by
Olivia Byrne – Bronze 100m Freestyle
Poppy Pearson – Bronze 200m Breaststroke
Purdy Roberts Gold 400m IM
Lucy Wightman – Bronze 400m Freestyle
Keira Tiggardine – Silver 100m Freestyle
Eleanor Valentine Bull – Gold 200m, 100m and 50m Breaststroke, Gold in 400m IM and Silver in 400m Free
Millie Northrop Silver in 50m Fly and Freestyle, bronze in 100m free
Emilie Todd – Bronze 100m backstroke
Alyssa Warren – Silver 200m Backstroke
Macy Yoxall – Silver 100m Fly, bronze in 100m Free
Georgia Lee – Gold in 50m Breaststroke
Alexander Matze Gold 200m breaststroke, 200 IM, 50m backstroke. Sliver 100m free, 100m back and 50m fly
Harry Austin – Silver 50m breaststroke
Lucas Morton Gold- 200m Breaststroke
Oliver Austin – Gold 50m breaststroke, silver 200m & 100m breaststroke and 400m freestyle
Jared Almond silver 100m breaststroke
Blaine Underwood – Gold 50m freestyle and breaststroke and silver in 50m fly
Jonathon Wightman – bronze 100m backstroke
Noah Wragg – silver 200m backstroke and 100m breaststroke and bronze in 50m fly and 400m freestyle
Daniel Menzer – Gold in 200m Freestyle and 200m Fly, silver in 100m fly and 400m freestyle
Other swimmers that took part were
Millie Herbert, Sophie Greaves, Isobel Kimpton, Elena Standeven, Faith Benson
Mia Howarth, Autmun Davis, Francesca Hadfield ,Lola Wooler ,Ruby Severn , Esme Hays, Alex Tiggardine, Chloe Etheridge, Meredith Gregory, Lola Yoxall, Dimos Magoulas, Yihang Luo, Adam Gill, Sebastian Matze and Callum Cadman.