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Owen Harding 14Owen Wakefield 17Abbie Scott 16Gracie Clifton 15 and Evie Timms 17 all qualified for the Championships, although did not reach the finals put in some impressive solid performances. The open meet was one of the last opportunities for swimmers to qualify for the Regional Age Group Championships and the squad once again put in some strong solid performances throughout the day. The younger girls in the squad was led by Isobel Holmes 9 who is clearly taking Sherwood by storm and took the gold in the 9 years m IM, 50m butterfly, breaststroke and freestyle and Freya Gibbons 9 won silver in the m IM and 50m freestyle and for the 10 year girls Hannah Robinson went home with the gold in 10 years 50m and m butterfly and bronze in the m backstroke.
Many of the more experienced female swimmers also walked away with a substantial number of medals including Ruby Maiden 10 bronze in the IM, Rebecca Darrington 11silver m breastroke and backstroke, bronze in 50m butterfly and backstroke, Leah Seagrave 12 had a cracking day going home with the silver in the m IM and m breastroke, bronze in the 50m fly and breastroke, Heidi Marriott 12 who entered all of the races and took home a total of 6 golds, 2 silvers and 1 bronze, Grace Manson 12 who gained the m backstroke regional time and won three silvers in the 12 years 50m butterfly, 50m backstroke and m backstroke.
Less boys entered the meet but they did not disappoint and the young Oliver Richmond 9 who is relatively new to the Open meet scene took gold in the 50m breastroke and bronze in the 50m backstroke and for the 10 year old boys William Dumbrell took the silver in the 50m breastroke, Bradley Brumpton took the bronze in the 50m fly and finally 13 year old Rhys Coupe taking on the m butterfly and went home with the bronze medal.
The 4th March saw 6 swimmers take part in the Worksop Dolphins spring meet and saw a very small squad take both medals and regional qualification times.
The new Callum Brookes 11 swimming in his first open meet for Sherwood put in a superb performance and took the Gold medal in the 11years m Backstroke and his time also gained him his first Regional qualification time, in the same age group Sam Potts took the gold in the m freestyle and silver in the 50m freestyle, Owen Harding 13 in his race of the day took the gold in the m butterfly.
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Representing the girls the ever improving Grace Manson 12 took the gold in the 12 years m freestyle, silver in the 50m free and IM and bronze in the m freeRebecca Darrington 11 took both gold medals in the m and m butterfly and Olivia Barrett 13 took Gold in the m breaststroke and also gained the Regional qualification time. With no time to rest the swimmers joined by an army of experienced and junior swimmers who travelled to Hucknall for the local Ernehale Open meet. For many of the swimmers it was their first swim at an open meet and the youngsters put in some fantastic performances.
Medals were also won inclusive of Owen Harding 13Ruby Maiden 10with Ruby taking the overall 3rd spot in the top girl, Joseph Sadler 14Rebecca Hyatt 14Suranne Cave 13 and a further 17 swimmers competed, although missed out on the medals, but in some fabulous performances and substantial personal best times. A total of 21 swimmers competed across the weekend with qualification for 18 finals, winning 20 medals overall and 3 junior champion titles.
For the junior girls 13 year old Heidi Marriott took the bronze in the junior championship title in the m backstroke and achieved 2 bronzes in the 50m back and m back.
Olivia Barrett 13 appeared to be returning to form and qualified for the m breaststroke final but after a 3. Staying with the 50m breast stroke Suranne Cave 14 missed out on a medal by the narrowest of margins in 14 years age group category, 12 year old Rebecca Darrington, who also was running in cross country events over the weekend also qualified for the 50m breaststroke final and took silver in the gruelling m butterfly.
Staying with the juniors the young Sophie Cooke 12 who over recent weeks has put in some superb performances qualified for the 50m backstroke final, missing out on the medals, young Sophie is now in reach of the Regional qualification time. Other junior squad members who achieved Regional qualification times were Grace Manson 13 in the freestyle and Same Potts 12 in the m freestyle, with the young Jack Carter 12 narrowly missing out on regional times but has two months before the closing date.
The senior team were in fine form once again and it was a close call between Joseph Sadler 15 and Rebecca Flisher 16 who stole the show for the older squad but so early in Rebecca is clearly showing what she is capable amongst such strong competition.
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Rebecca who is 16 in a few weeks and competing against much older girls had a good medal haul in the Girls open category and took the silver in the m backstroke, bronze in the m backstroke and m freestyle and sits Rebecca 2nd overall in the championship placings. Joseph Sadler 15 who continues to go from strength to strength put in some gutsy performances and achieved bronze medals in the boys 15 year old age group in the IM, m freestyle, m butterfly, 50m freestyle and a silver in the m freestyle and Joseph currently sits 4th overall in the boys 15 years old age group.
Head Coach Ian Negus was pleased with the squads performance and it was clear from the ratio of swimmers to medals and final qualification that the Sherwood team put in some good quality performances. So close after the Christmas break the squad had a successful weekend with numerous swimmers reaching finals, winning medals and achieving regional qualification and personal best times.
Rebecca Flisher had a great weekend reaching the finals in the girls 16 years and over 50 freestyle, m butterfly and won bronze in the freestyle, 15 year old Joseph Sadler who over recent months has being going from strength to strength did not disappoint and qualified for the m back, 50m breast and 50m back final and taking the bronze medal in the m butterfly and silver in the m freestyle and gaining the regional qualifying time for the m backstroke.
In the same age category for the girls Gracie Clifton walked away with the Bronze in the gruelling m Individual Medley and butterfly and the younger Suranne Cave for the 14 years old girls was once again on fine form and acquired a bronze medal in the 50m freestyle and m butterfly and also qualified for numerous other finals throughout the weekend.
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Other medal winners over the weekend were 14 year old Dawid Sroka who won bronze in the boys m backstroke and silver in the m freestyle, Rebecca Hyatt took bronze in the girls 15 years m breaststroke and the young Rebecca Darrington put in an awesome swim to take the bronze in the Girls 12 years butterfly and who also reached the final in the 50m butterfly. As a club we will be targeting: Entry dates and details will be available closer to the time and entry forms will be made available at the payment desk and will also be handed out.
Libby who has been a member of Sherwood for numerous years and currently trains regularly with Ian Negus. The aim of this programme is that it brings together England's best young triathletes and is a key stage in their journey along the British Triathlon Performance Pathway and provides the young triathletes with support in both their education and developing their career as a future triathlete.
Not only did Jockey gain nine Regional Championship qualification times but he qualified for the boys 14 years and over Skins event, competing against swimmers much older than his young 14 years. Young 13 year old Dawid Sroka qualified for the boys 13 and under Skins event and finished an impressive 3rd and as always put in some consistent exceptional performances during the weekend qualifying for 10 Regional times.
Heidi Marriott 12 also qualified for the 13 year and under Skins event and walked away from the weekend with nine Regional times and numerous medals. Rebecca Hyatt consistent in her breastroke achieved all three breastroke Regional e qualification times and young Sam Potts qualifying for four regional events and 15 year old Abbie Scott gaining the free regional time. Other swimmers competing over the weekend were Grace Manson and Rebecca Darrington narrowly missing out on the coveted Regional qualification times but with five months to go have plenty of time to gain qualification.
The oldest boy competing, 16 year old Liam Miekle took the Silver medal in the 15 years and over m freestyle with Ruby Maiden and Leah Seagrave gaining further county championship times with both Leah Burden and Madeline Baker putting in performances in their events and 15 year old Shannon Barrett maintaining her county championship qualifying times in the 50m freestyle and backstroke.
The squad will return to the pool and the focus is looking towards the Nottinghamshire ASA County Championships which commence in January The meet saw some great performances from swimmers from all clubs to say that the meet was held so early in the swimming season. The medals continued for some of the older swimmer with 12year Heidi Marriott taking gold in 12 years girls m IM, the 50, and m backstroke, 50m backstroke, silver in the m freestyle bronze in in the 50 and m freestyle.
Sherwood are now looking forward to holding yet another Robin Hood Meet in Sheffield in Dawid Sroka was on fine form during the weekend qualifying and competing in eight events in total and impressively reached all eight finals. Dawid was determined to make this a successful Championship and put in a strong solid swim in the boys 13 years m freestyle and was dominant throughout the race to not only take the gold but also the Junior Champion title.
Clearly on fine form Dawid also went on to take the silver medal in both the m freestyle and 50m butterfly. Ellena Keigher competing in a total of six events and wanting to make herself known to her competitors put in outstanding performances during the competition and qualified for three finals and was triumphant in the Girls 13 years 50m backstroke to win the gold medal and also went onto take silver in the m backstroke.
Suranne Cave entered a total of six events and qualified for two finals and just missed out on the medal position finishing fourth in the girls 13 years m butterfly. In the final event of a long first day and after numerous swims the feisty Suranne put in superb swim in the final of the 13 years 50m butterfly and finished faster than the earlier afternoon heat to achieve a new long course personal best time.
In the Nottinghamshire Category Awards competition that rewards swimmers for their versatility across different strokes and distances, Dawid Sroka just missed out on the top spot by the narrowest of margins to take the runners-up spot in the Boys 13yrs age group with Rebecca Flisher taking the third-placed podium finish in the Girls 15yrs.
Well done to all. Food and drink will be available to buy from the venue on the night. This will be a great way for all swimmers and parents to have a fun night together before enjoying the festive break.
We hope to see you all there!! Entry forms will be available from Tuesday 20th September, with a closing date of Sunday 16th October.
The Club Championships will then be held during June and Julywhen the swimming calendar is less congested. This will not only alleviate the problems of organisation, but will also give the swimmers 2 chances to achieve County times for The only difference between Time Trials and Club Champs will be that trophies will not be awarded, both events will be licensed and both sets of times will be able to be used for British Rankings for entry to Counties and Open Meets.
Should anyone have any questions or queries, please see me either on poolside, or contact me on chairman sherwoodswimmingclub. This was held as a run up to the Olympics in Rio this summer and for many talented swimmers to qualify for the Olympics. We also saw two other catchments of swimmers, which included target swimmers for Tokyo and the British juniors.
All swimmers had to achieve a standard qualifying time to take part. Sherwood and Nova swimmer Lily Boseley, who is only 14, managed to qualify for two events. The events were the meter backstroke and the meter backstroke.
She swam a superb swim and won her heat with a new personal best time of 1: This qualified her as the fastest junior swimmer for this event. Later in the evening the finals took place.
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