BRITISH SWIMMING, BRITISH SUMMER CHAMPIONSHIPS
SHEFFIELD PONDS FORGE
24TH JULY- 29TH JULY 2018
Three City of Bradford swimmers headed to Ponds Forge, Sheffield to round off their seasons swimming at the prestigious British Summer Championships.
Swimming in the thirteen/fourteen years age group Hermione Roe claimed an excellent seventh place finish in a new age group and open club record time of 2.41.13. She also placed sixteenth in the 200m individual medley event.
Also qualifying for this meet and gaining top twenty five places were Cameron Mander in the fifteen years 100m breaststroke in a time of 1.11.08 and Archie Minto in the fifteen years 100m butterfly in a time of 1.01.47.
SWIM ENGLAND, NATIONAL SUMMER MEET, PONDS FORGE SHEFFIELD
31st July – 4th AUGUST 2018
Thirteen year old Hermione Roe produced some outstanding performances to claim her first national titles along with five age group and open club records for herself and her coach Andy Pearce.
It was in the 50m and 100m breaststroke events that she utilized superior technique and turning skills to power to victory in times of 34.24 and 1.13.32 respectively to put her on top of the rostrum.
With confidence high she demonstrated her speed and piled on the pressure to claim silver medals in the 50m and 100m freestyle events in times of 27.66 and 1.00.05 both times being club records.
Her 200m freestyle swim of 2.11.45 narrowly missed a medal placing her fourth and her 400m time of 4.45.46 placed her in tenth position.
In the butterfly events she claimed eighth spot in the 50m event and thirteenth place in the longer 100m event.
City’s other medallist was fifteen year old Archie Dunne who continued his rich vein of form in the 50m freestyle and butterfly. It was his time of 26.98 in the freestyle event that claimed him a bronze medal and a new personal best time and club record. He finished in 5th position in the butterfly event.
Emerging talent Sophia Basaraba swam a personal best time of 2.27.45 claiming fifth place and a new age group and open club record in the girls twelve/thirteen years 200m backstroke
Club records in the seventeen/eighteen and open age groups years age group went to Sam Naylor in the 400m individual medley where he finished in sixth place and the 800m freestyle where he also placed sixth. His time of 2.12.21 claimed him eleventh place in the 200m butterfly.
Seventeen year old Sam Wardle swam to a very creditable seventh place in the 200m butterfly in a new age group and open record of 2.10.89 and finished in twelfth place in the 400m individual medley in a personal best time of 4.53.07.
Archie Minto who had previously competed in the 100m butterfly at the British National Summer Championships claimed ninth spot in his age group 200m butterfly in a personal best time of 2.16.59 and thirteenth place in the 200m individual medley.
Fifteen year old Cameron Singh Mander who qualified for the 50m breaststroke event finished in fourteenth place in a time of 32.71.
Bringing up the rear and swimming in the thirteen/fourteen years age group Cameron Green looked a prospect for the future in placing 15th and 16th respectively in the 50m and 100m backstroke events.
This was City’s most successful nationals for ten years and Coach Andy Pearce’s first national titles and bodes well for the future of both the club and Bradford Council’s Leisure Services Aquatic Competition Programme.
All swimmers train under the guidance of senior Coach Andy Pearce and Development Coach Sarah Fisher.
City of Bradford Swimming Club.