Kingfishers – Yorkshire Championships Review

Kingfishers – Yorkshire Championships Review (February 2020)

The Yorkshire Championships are held over four weekends in February at Pond Forge (Sheffield) & the John Charles Aquatics Centre (Leeds). Swimming at this event is by invitation only & is achieved by swimmers meeting a qualification time whilst swimming at licensed open meets throughout the year. These championships bring together the best swimmers in our county all competing for the kudos of Yorkshires number one swimmer.

Congratulations to the following 9 swimmers who qualified & have been swimming over the last four weekends.

2 Isobel VASEY
3 David HOPE
4 Thomas EBLET
5 Grace FOX
6 Joseph BENSON
8 Harriet BENSON

This years championships have resulted in some excellent swims with four of our swimmers Eliza Hammond, Tom Eblet, David Hope & Izzy Vasey reaching multiple finals in their respective events, a fantastic achivement from a small club swimming against the bigger city clubs whom have greater access to water time & national level training facilities.

Full summary of results as follows:




Every swimmer performed fantastically & many pbs &, NER qualifying times achieved, but without a doubt the performance of the championships came from Eliza Hammond who took a silver medal in the 14 year girls 50m Backstroke with a new pb time of 31.94s (1 sec off her qualification time).

Well done to everyone who competed & also a big thank you to the coaching & poolside management team for supporting our swimmers over the last four weekends.

Back into training now in preparation for the NER’s in May …….

Go Go Team Kingo’s……



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