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Ridings Championships 2011 Events List

Ridings Championships Events

Worksop Open Meet


Castlefoot Swim

September 3rd 2011 Castlefoot Swim

Getting In!!

Saturday 3rd September saw the last three sea swims of the season for Kingfishers open water swimmers take place. Erin Hope a member of both the open water team and also Filey Swimming Club, Louise Scupham and Jane Sedman entered the sea at 4pm on the north beach, the sea was relatively calm and the wind was off shore so waves weren’t too big. The swimmers had four canoes and the kingfishers safety boat for support and they quickly fell into formation, Louise fresh from a 10 mile cycle race went out in front with Erin close behind both doing freestyle and Jane brought up the rear swimming breastroke.

Louise, Jane and Erin

With no jellyfish in sight and the QE2 on the horizon Louise stormed home and stood up on the south beach in 33mins 38secs a superb time for her first open water sea swim. Erin whose drive and determination in long distance training has seen her improve enormously this season finished in a fantastic time of 41mins 40secs and finally Jane Sedman who was only offered the chance to swim 24 hrs before finished in a very credible 47mins 57secs a real achievement in breastroke which in the sea is a difficult stroke to maintain.

All the swimmers and safety crew

As always our thanks to the safety crews that give up their time to support the swimmers not only on sea swims, but every week at Wykeham Lakes where the open water team train every Monday night between May to September.  Canoeists  Gav Kerrigan, Kenny Inman, Jamie Dixon and Jamie Walker. As well as the Kingfisher Safety boat crew of Philip Dickinson, Kev Sykes and Jonathon Lucas.

Castlefoot Swim


Mary-Beth Hebron and Savannah Mackenzie completed two successful Castlefoot Swims on Wednesday 17 August in 52 minutes 37secs and 52 mins 33 secs respectively. They entered the water at the steps outside the Royal Albert Cafe at 5pm and the team mates swam together all the way round on a lovely sunny evening. The water was relatively calm but did get a “wee bit choppy” behind the Luna Park according to the boat crews, this didn’t faze either of the girls who just ploughed on and showed true grit and determination. This swim is the culmination of a lot of hard work from both girls both in the pool and at Wykeham Lakes each Monday Evening. Congratulations to you both.
I feel at this point I must give full credit to the boat crews, open water swimming is in a completely different catagory to pool swimming when it comes to Safety and Kingfishers has always excelled at looking after their swimmers and tonight was no exception. For our regular boatman Phil Dickinson and his trusty mate Kev Sykes the swim started at 1.30 in the afternoon when they went out to Wykeham to load up the boat and bring it into town, they then battled with tourists and random dafties who came out in the sunshine to get down to the harbour and secure a mooring, which was no mean feat on this occasion as a new Harbourmaster is in place, and he is not yet used to our desire to swim roud the headland at short notice. All boat crews were on the pier for 4pm,
The Kingfishers boat contained Phil, Kev and Jonny Lucas and the second boat was supplied by Scarborough Sub Aqua Club and was manned by Barry Samples, Pete Bridgewood and David Morgan. The last piece of the safety cover much to the amusement of everyone on the Marine Drive and at The Albert Cafe came in the shape of Gav Kerrigan, he carried his canoe from the top of the cliffs down, winding his way like a tortoise down the paths and then slid down the steps to launch as there was no beach! The canoe is really important in addition to the two boats as it can get so much closer to the swimmers.
I’m sorry to seem to go on a bit about the crews, but without them there is no open water section and I feel it is really important that everyone is aware of what preparation is involved before hand to get these swims off the ground.
Brilliant Result for Kingfishers – Well Done everyone

Shipley Report

5th End of Season A/B Graded Meet Photographs


5th End of Season A/B Graded Meet Report

Times tumble and PB’s galore are achieved during the two day City of Bradford end of season A & B Gala held at Shipley. Due to a mix up with the booking of the pool the sessions started at 1pm on Saturday with an evening session following, which was a new experience for our swimmers.

Isobel Metcalfe

As a newcomer to the Open Meet Squad Isobel Metcalfe was warmly welcomed by the Kingfishers Team for her races, namely the 100m freestyle and the 50m & 100m Breastroke. Isobel swam well and achieved PB’s in all her races. Isobel’s mission now (should she want to accept it) will be to tackle a full 2 days Open meet.

100m Free – B – 8th

50m Breast – B – 6th

100m Breast – B – 7th

Katie Golding

Katie went to Shipley with an aim to bag a Yorkshire time. After knocking over 4 seconds off both her 100m Free and 100m Back, 1.5 seconds off her 50m Free and a mammoth 11seconds off her 200m Freestyle, Katie achieved Yorkshire qualification in the 200IM

100m Free – B – 1st

100m Back – B – 7th

50m Free – A – 12th

200m Free – B – 1st

50m Fly – B – 3rd

Louise Scupham

Louise took the Squad through their warm up routine and marshalled the swim up/down pool to ensure that all the swimmers were ready to race.

In the pool, Louise PB’d in the 100m free and won 6 medals. What a haul!

100m Free – A – 2nd

50m Breast – A – 3rd

100m Back – B – 1st

50m Free – A – 2nd

100m breast – A – 3rd

200IM – A – 12th

100m Fly – B – 3rd

Chloe Simmons

Chloe had set herself a mission this weekend; she wanted to avenge her 200m Breastroke disqualification in the Harrogate Open in May which had given her an ’unofficial time’ of 3.14.00 but maintained her actual time at 3.24.00. Chloe swam a very tactical race and recorded a time of 3.10.75 – a PB of nearly 14 seconds and 1.5 seconds of a coveted NE time.

50m Breast – A – 6th

100m Back – B – 5th

50m Free – B – 6th

100m Breast – A – 4th

200IM – B – 3rd

50m Back – B – 4th

200m Breast – A – 4th

200m Back – B – 2nd

Emily Corcoran

This was only Emily’s 2nd Open Meet of this year following the Hull Open Meet at the start of the month. Starting at the evening session with the 50m Freestyle, followed later by the 200m Freestyle Emily PB’d in both events.

On Sunday Emily knocked a massive 23.84 seconds off her 200m backstroke, confirming a return to fitness.

50m Free – A – 4th

200m Free – A – 4th

200m Back – A – 10th

Amy Corcoran

Amy entered the same races as her sister, Emily. Her 50m Freestyle yielded a 3.5 second PB, with her 200m Freestyle taking a whopping 21 seconds off at 3.00.60 and finally a 3.14.00 in the 200 backstroke.

50m Free – A – 1st

200m Free – A – 3rd

200m Back – A – 2nd

Paige Cusworth

Paige was in Shipley for Saturday only and made the most of her time in the pool. In the 100m Freestyle a 3second PB of 1.11.54 was followed by a 4 second PB in the 100m Backstroke. This shows the value of carefully picking races to achieve times.

100m Free – B – 1st

100m Back – A – 4th

Euan Topley

Despite looking mightily unimpressed by being entered in the 200m Breastroke, Euan started his weekend with a near 8second PB. He then knocked a gargantuan 16 seconds of his 200IM with a time of 3.00.49. Euan continued to PB in the 200m Backstroke, 100m freestyle, 100m backstroke, 100m Breastroke before finishing the weekend with a 15 second PB in the 200m freestyle.

200m Breast – B – 2nd

200IM – A – 4th

200m Back – B – 1st

100m Free – A – 2nd

100m Back – B – 1st

100m Breast B – 4th

200M Free – A – 4th

Bandon Lino

Juan Carlos had once again ensured that ‘no race was left unswimmed’ for Brandon.

Brandon once again proved his ability with PB’s and medals. Amongst the times was an 18second PB in the 100m backstroke

100m Back – A – 3rd

200m IM – A – 3rd

200m Back – A – 4th

50m Fly – A – 4th

100m Free – A – 3rd

50m Breast – B – 3rd

100m Back – A – 2nd

50m Free – A – 6th

200m Free – A – 3rd

Long Distance Report 11th July 2011

LD Report 11.07.2011

Hull Open Meet 2011 – Full Results


Lifeguard Qualifications

Our Warmest Congratulations go to:

Phil Dickinson
Tony Landray
Robyn Keech
Rob Landray
Josh Stacey
Becky Lawty
Alex Consoli
Michael Sladowski

For achieving the R.L.S.S. Pool Lifeguards qualification

Last Club Night

Our last Club night before the summer break is Wednesday 20th July and we return on Wednesday 7th September
We are having a two week break starting on Monday 25th July and will return on the morning of Wednesday 10th August.

For more info go to the training page from the Club Info tab

Scarborough A&B

Scarborough A&B results