Success at the Yorkshires
Borough of Barnsley competed in the final Yorkshire Championships of the season this weekend taking part in the 50m sprints, the 800m Freestyle and the teams event at Ponds Forge, Sheffield. The club took 33 swimmers to the event and succeeded with 10 top 10 finishes in the sprints / 800m and 2 top 10 finishes in the teams events; 8th in the women’s 15/16 yr 200m Medley and a 9th place in the Men’s A team 13 over 200m Freestyle.
A huge contratulations to our Yorkshire Champion...
Eleanor Valentine-Bull 1st in the 16 years 50 breaststroke
And a Mahoosive shout out to our other finalists !!
Cody Ingram 3rd in the 16 years 50 fly & 9th in 50m Breaststroke
Alexander Matze 5th in the 10/11 50 breaststroke
Harry Tupman 7th in the 13years 50 breaststroke
Georgia Lee 10th in the 17/overs 50 breaststroke
Lucas Morton 5th 50m backstroke & 5th 800m Freestyle
Oliver Austin 6th 50m Breaststroke
Millie Northrop 7th 50m fly
Head Coach Carly Herbert said “this was the most successful Yorkshire Championships we have had at long course (50m). its been a tough couple of years with breaks for the Pandemic and having to rebuild stamina and strength back up but all the swimmers swum amazingly well. We have lost count of the seasonal best and personal best times that have been achieved”
Club Press Officer Adrian Wightman said “A great Yorkshire season for the club with all swimmers putting 100% effort in. We are really proud of their achievements and look to build on this success in the upcoming Barnsley Minors League as well as in other competitions. The club would like to thank all the coaching staff for their hard work and for all volunteers who helped poolside and officiating over the 3 weekends of events”
Other competitors were
Boys: Harry Austin, Joshua Guy, Adam Gill, Oscar Lugton, Jared Almond, Jonathon Wightman, Roman Wallace, Kalum Smart, Blaine Underwood, Daniel Menzer & Noah Wragg
Girls: Olivia Byrne, Millie Laing, Kendall Cusworth, Poppy Pearson, Brooke Owen, Esme Hays, Purdy Roberts, Olivia Oughton, Kloe Eade, Meredith Gregory, Keira Tiggardine, Georgia Lee, Macy Yoxall, Lola Yoxall & Ella Minogue
Borough of Barnsley Swimming Club’s Yorkshire competed at the Yorkshire Swimming Associations 2022 Group Championships last weekend. With entry times set at a high standard, the 100 swimmer club that trains across the borough, turned out a total of 26 swimmers eligible for over 75 events.
The club brought home 19 top ten finishes including 2 silver medals by girls captain Eleanor Valentine-Bull who secured second spot in the 16 yrs 100m and 200m breaststroke.
Other top ten finishes were obtained by
Other swimmers were Harry Austin, Adam Gill, Jonathon Wightman, Roman Wallace, Kalum Smart, Blaine Underwood, Poppy Pearson, Brooke Owen, Esme Hays, Purdy Roberts, Kloe Eade, Meredith Gregory, Macy Yoxall, Lola Yoxall & Ella Minogue
Club Spokesman Adrian Wightman said “Once again we were successful in qualifying for a large number of events and the swimmers excelled as ever. We saw multiple personal best times as well as some nail biting finals. We look forward to the Yorkshire Sprints on the 26th February and hope we can bring more silverware home
A Great Start to the 2022 Yorkshires with 9 Top 10 finishes and a silver medal in the girls 100m breaststroke courtesy of Eleanor Valentine Bull!
More updates after next weekend
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