Kingfishers SC achieved a fantastic 14 qualifying swimmers this year, which translated to over 30 swims! The swimmers represented their club and town fantastically well across the various weekends and sessions.
Attending her first Championships, nine year old Amy Corcoran became the star of the ‘Yorkshires’ when she competed in a total of 12 swims, eight races, plus four finals across the three weekends.
Amy returned home with a medal haul of two top ten pendants, two Bronze medals, two Silver medals and two first place trophies.
This outstanding achievement should be highlighted, as Amy competed in the 50m and 200m disciplines across a wide variety of events. This goes to prove what an outstanding talent she is.
Amy’s medal haul is listed below:
50m Breastroke 46.22 – 1st
50m Fly 39.85 – 1st
200m Individual medley 3.11.60 – 2nd
200m breaststroke 3.40.50 – 2nd
200m Backstroke 3.14.92 – 3rd
200m Freestyle 2.49.76 – 3rd
50m Freestyle 35.84 – 5th
50m Backstroke 42.75 – 6th
Fantastic work from Amy, and her coaches at both Kingfishers and York City Bath Club, who have assisted in developing Amy in to the swimmer she is.
Mention must also be given to Brandon Lino, who reached the final of the 50m butterfly, smashing a 3 year old Kingfishers club record in the process. Once again, a brilliant swim.
Congratulations must also go to all the swimmers who attended the Championships, many achieving Personal Bests in the Long Course pool and thanks to the Coaches and Team Managers who supported the swimmers at the events.
Having only just turned 9 years old, Emily McDiarmid qualified for her first County Championships, and put in a whole hearted performance to register a good time in what hopefully will be her first Yorkshires of many to come.
If you want them, back row left to right; Evie Lawty, Morgan Wilson, Harriet Longley, Chloe Simmons, Paige Cusworth, Emily Corcoran, Aaron Gilson, Brandon Lino, Euan Topley. Front row left to right; Emily Mcdiarmid, Ceri Boddy, Amy Corcoran.