Caitlin Wilson Reporting from Ennerdale Leisure Centre
I am Caitlin Wilson, and I am 9 years old. On Saturday the 30th June to Sunday the 1st July 2012 I went to my first open meet at Ennerdale swimming pool in Hull.
I competed in:
50m Front crawl
50m Back Stroke
50m Breast Stroke
100m Individual Medley.
I got a 2nd in 50m Front Crawl and Back Stroke, a 3rd in the 50m Breast Stroke and 100m I.M and finally I got a 4th in the 50m Butterfly.
I achieved 3 Yorkshire times in 50m Front crawl Back stroke and 100m I.M. After coming 2nd in the Back Stroke on Sunday morning, we had to go to Driffield leisure Centre to compete in the Yorkshire School’s Biathlon Final along with my sister Morgan and my best friend Amy Corcoran. In the Biathlon we had to do a 500m run and a 50m swim. I came 3rd in my age group Amy came 2nd in here age group and my sister came 7th in here age group she had to do 1000m run and a 100m swim.Kingfishers Swimming club attended this year’s Yorkshire Championships which were held over three weekends in February and March at the both the John Charles Pool in Leeds and Ponds Forge Pool in Sheffield. These championships are attended by qualifying swimmers from across the entire region competing in the 50 metre ‘long course’ pool.
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.