Friday night 1500 & 800 with Connor, Ben and Hannah all obtaining long course PB’s in a 50mtr pool.
Saturday morning session complete, PB’s again for all 7 swimmers from WASC (Hannah, Abbie, Jack Ivison, Ross, Josh, Ben and Connor)
Saturday afternoon, well all I can say is WOW!!! and well done again for another stunning performance, finished off with the skins race which saw Connor finally bow out at the semi final of the boys 14yrs/under with third prize, and Tom Millburn (trains in the pool on Wednesdays) into the final of the boys 15yrs/over finishing second.
Sunday, we’ll the end of the weekend was not to be missed, we had more PB’s from all swimmers. Connor achieved his national time for the 100m breastroke and was smiling like a Cheshire cat (I’ve never seen him smile that much)
Well Done to everyone who went, and thanks for making it such a memorable weekend!
Please follow the below link to the BBC website to watch the short film for the BBC Sportskids – “Cumbria clubs most successful swimmer”.
Chris Tatters of Workington Swimming Club received a regional Aquaforce Award from British Swimming (Amateur Swimming Association) in September 2013 for ‘Services to Official Development’ and was further nominated to the inaugural Sports Officials UK (SOUK) awards held at the Sixways (RFU) Stadium in Worcester on 31 October 2013. The 29 National Governing Bodies of Sport in the UK affiliated to SOUK were invited to nominate one person in their sport for each of the six categories available and Chris was honoured as the Community Sports Official for 2013 in recognition of the work he has put into swimming in the local community.
For the full article follow this link.
Ben Jenkinson from Dearham, near Maryport was presented with a Cumbria Rising Star award and at the tender age of 10 is making great waves in his sport of Swimming. He currently holds the age 9 years County records in 400m freestyle, 50 & 200m Backstroke, 50m Butterfly, 100m & 200m Individual Medley events, breaking them several times during the last year; some of these records had stood for over 10 years. At his first County Age Groups competition he won all 10 of the events, breaking or bettering 6 county records.
Then in September he competed in the grueling 1500m Freestyle event, and is now ranked number 1 ten year old in Great Britain, achieving a personal best time of 20mins & 8 seconds which is over 2 minutes quicker than anyone else swimming 60 lengths in the country in his age group. He is also ranked 2nd in the 400m Freestyle and in the top 5 for 200m Freestyle, 50m, 100m & 200m Backstroke, 100m Butterfly & 200m & 400m Individual Medley!
Rising Star Awards are made to talented athletes who have demonstrated their potential through their achievements during the last year. (see Active Cumbria for more details)
Workington Swimming Club’s 13 year old speedster, Connor Joyce has had six weeks of gruelling competition, in March he fought off illness to compete in the Cumbria County Age Group Championships where he won fifteen out of sixteen events and achieved eleven North West Regional qualifying times, he then went on to compete against the best swimmers in the country at Ponds Forge International pool Sheffield gaining National qualifying times in the 100m and 200m breaststroke. The following week he travelled to Edinburgh’s Commonwealth pool to compete in the Scottish Nationals where he finished a creditable eighth in the 400m medley and ninth in the 200m butterfly, but the highlight of the week was the 100m breaststroke final where he led from start to finish to take the gold medal, finishing three seconds ahead of his nearest rival. Connor is now ranked the fastest 13 year old over 100m breaststroke in Great Britain!