Stockport Metro Meet


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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!

Stockport Results


Sports Officials UK Winner


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 is our Cumbria Sports Awards 2013 Winner.

Ben Rising stars 2013Ben 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)

Connor Joyce

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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!

Cumbria County Age Group Championships

Three weekends of the County Championships finished recently with the Workington team getting some excellent results, in the girls events, 9 year old Hannah Clifton did a superb swim in the 200m back to take second place, she also picked up a fourth and two fifths in the 200m medley, 50m free and 100m medley. In the 10 year age group, Eve Dootson took first place in the 400m free and third in the 200m breast, Hannah Kurzyk qualified with Eve for the 50m breast final where Hannah finished fourth and Eve sixth, Carys Miller was eighth in the 200m breast. The 11 year group saw Katie Edmondson finish second in the 400m free, third in the 200m free and fourth in the 200m back, Abbie Winstanley picked up two ninth places in the 50m and 200m breast. In the 12 year age group, Jasmin Pritt took third places in the 50m back and breast, 100m and 200m back and breast and 200m medley, she broke four club records and achieved eight North West Regional qualifying times, Rhianne Owen was sixth in the 50m back and Caitlin Hughes was first reserve for the 100m breast final. 13 year old Morgan McCutcheon qualified for the 100m breast final where she finished sixth and 14 year old Amie Ivison took second place in the 200m fly and finished fifth in the 100m fly final.

In the boys events, the 9 year group saw Ben Jenkinson win the 50m and 200m fly, back, breast and free, and the 100m and 200m medleys, he broke six County records and eight club records, Sam Bailey was first reserve for the 50m breast final, in the 10 year age group, Matthew Banks finished second in the 50m free and third in the 200m free, Ross Hemsley took third place in the 50m breast final and was fourth in the 50m and 200m free, Alex Caine was first reserve in the 50m breast final. The 11 year age group saw Luke Ivison take first in the 200m fly, second in the 200m and 400m free and 400m medley and third in the 200m back, Ross Wright was sixth in the 200m breast and Jack Ivison had sixth places in the 200m back and 400m free, 12 year old Jack Dixon took sixth in the 200m back. Connor Joyce had his best championship to date, dominating the 13 year age group, he took first places in the 50m fly, back, breast and free, 100m fly, back, breast, free and medley, 200m fly, back, breast and medley, 400m free and medley and was second by a whisker in the 200m free, he qualified for the 100m, and 200m breast and 200m fly County finals, being the youngest swimmer to qualify and finished third, fourth and fifth respectively, he broke three club records and achieved eleven North West Regional qualifying times. 14 year old Elliot Routledge also excelled in the championships, winning the 50m, 100m and 200m fly, back and free, the 400m free and the 200m and 400m medleys and was second in the 100m medley, Elliot qualified for five County finals finishing second in the 200m fly and medley, third in the 100m fly and 200m free and fifth in the 100m free, he broke ten club records and achieved nine North West Regional qualifying times. Matthew Ivison aged 15 had a fourth and two fifths in the 400m medley and the 200m back and 400m free, Matthew competed in the gruelling open 1500m free where he knocked 13 seconds off his previous best time and broke the club record.

In the relay events, the 9/10 year boys team, Matthew Banks, Danny Barnes, Ross Hemsley and Ben Jenkinson had brilliant swims to win both the medley and freestyle relays, the girls team, Hannah Clifton, Eve Dootson, Hannah Kurzyk and Carys Miller fought hard in the medley relay to take third place. The 11/12 year girls freestyle team ‘A’ Sadie Barnes, Katie Edmondson, Rhianne Owen and Jasmin Pritt took third place while the ‘B’ team, Caitlin Hughes, Holly Lyall, Abbie Winstanley and Holly Winstanley finished ninth, Rhianne and Caitlin swopped places in the medley teams where the ‘A’ team finished fourth and the ‘B’ team eighth, the boys team, Jack Dixon, Jack Ivison, Luke Ivison and Ross Wright finished fourth in the freestyle and fifth in the medley. Amie Ivison, Sophie Little, Morgan McCutcheon and Shauna Muir finished eighth in both of their relays in the 13/14 year age group, and the 15/18 year boys, Jamie Edmondson, Ben Farnworth, Matthew Farnworth and Matthew Ivison finished with a fifth and sixth place in the free and medley.

County Age Group Championships

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