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City of Bradford Summer Sprint with the Free 2020
Sunday 21st June 2020 at John Charles Centre for Sport, Leeds
Short Course Meet, Licence No. 3NE200844

Sadly, due to the Covid-19 outbreak and subsequent Social Distancing measures likely to still be in place during and after this meet, we have taken the hard decision to cancel this meet. Any entries already made will be refunded ASAP.

Please accept our apologies for this cancellation, and we hope to see you all in December for our Winter Sprint with the Free as planned.

Stay safe!

Andy Buxton
Meet Director

Please e-mail: meetdir@cobsc.co.uk  with any questions.

Lockdown Fundraiser for Cancer Research

As some of you may be aware, Cancer Research is an invaluable charity for anybody suffering with cancer or those who have lost loved ones to cancer.

Year on year, a very special lady, Christine McCabe, who is also a lifetime member of City of Bradford Swimming Club, organises the annual fundraising event ‘Nifty Fifty’. The ‘Nifty Fifty’ consists of ex-swimmers and current swimmers participating in a charity swimming relay race to raise funds for Cancer Research. Christine was almost at her target of £10,000 before the outbreak of Covid-19.

To enable Christine to reach her target of £10,000, a current swimmer, Gabe Medd and his mum, Alison Medd, have pledged to run 400km to raise the shortfall of £400 for Cancer Research. They are currently running as much as they can and so far have completed 283.66km.

Thank you for taking the time to read this today. Any and all donations will be kindly received- let’s do this!

To help them reach their target, please visit the justgiving page.

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City of Liverpool Spring Meet

CITY OF BRADFORD SWIMMING CLUB.

CITY OF LIVERPOOL SPRING MEET.

LIVERPOOL AQUATIC CENTRE, WAVERTREE 50M.

March 14/15th 2020

Liverpool Aquatics Centre was the venue for City’s swimmers and they rose to the occasion in no uncertain terms.

A small team of City’s swimmers made the journey over the Pennines and were rewarded with a host of medals and personal best times.

Swimming in the ten/eleven age group it was Evie Hobson who stole the limelight with no less than three golds, a silver and one final placing.

She struck gold in the 50m, 100m and 200m breaststroke and silver in the 50m butterfly and 100m backstroke. Her other final placing was in the 100m freestyle where she finished in sixth place.

Next in line was thirteen year old Keira Hinchclife with gold in the 1500m freestyle, silver in the 400m event and bronze medals in the 200m freestyle and100m backstroke. She then went on to take a fourth place finish in the 100m freestyle.

Fifteen year old Rebecca Dunn struck gold in the 200 breaststroke, silver in the 100m event, bronze in the 50m event and fifth in the 200m individual medley.

Sisters Sophia and Evelyn Gledhill both claimed silver in the 100m butterfly and 50m backstroke respectively and Sophia rounded off a successful weekend with a final placing in the 50m butterfly and 200m individual medley.

Laura Temple swimming in the ten/eleven years age group finished in third place in the 100m backstroke and also claimed three other final placings.

Other finalists were Ciara O’Carroll , Sam Akers (2).

All swimmers train on the Bradford Aquatics Competition programme under the guidance of coaches Andy Pearce and Sarah Fisher.

Christine McCabe

City of Bradford Swimming Club

Yorkshire Swimming Championships

YORKSHIRE SWIMMING ASSOCIATION

CHAMPIONSHIPS 2020

SHEFFIELD PONDS FORGE/ JOHN CHARLES CENTRE FOR SPORT LEEDS

City’s swimmers had a successful series of Yorkshire Championships coming home with medals, a club record and a plethora of final placings.

Swimming in the ten/eleven years ago group it was Evie Hobson who claimed City’s highest placing with a second place finish in the 50m breaststroke.

She also placed fifth in the 200 breaststroke in a time of 3.16.16.

The club record was claimed by thirteen year old Kiera Hinchcliffe in the 1500m freestyle event. Her time of 19.16.40 also placed her in bronze medal position and she replicated this in the shorter 800m freestyle event in a time of 10.00.02.

She also placed sixth in the 200m event.

Other top ten finishes went to Sam Akers (5), Rebecca Dunn (5), Freddy Dean (2), Fraser Buxton (2), Cameron Mander (2), Callum Mawson (2), Abigail Naylor (2), Jakub Marszewski (1), Ella Jones (1), Jasmine Shay (1), Laura Temple (1), Josh Hutchinson (1) and Oscar Hobson (1),

The boys thirteen/ fourteen/ years freestyle team consisting of Marszewski, Hobson, Luke Winterbottom and Josh Hutchinson finished in tenth place in a time of 2.01.54 as did the boys fifteen/ sixteen years medley team consisting of Mawson, Buxton, Akers and Jamie Connolly in a time of 2.05.34.

All swimmers train on the Bradford Aquatics Competition programme under the guidance of coaches Andy Pearce and Sarah Fisher.

Christine McCabe

City of Bradford Swimming Club

City of Sunderland New Year Meet

CITY OF SUNDERLAND NEW YEAR MEET

SUNDERLAND AQUATIC CENTRE

11/12th January 2020

A squad of City’s swimmers who train under the guidance of Leisure Service’s senior coach Andy Pearce and Development Coach Sarah Fisher travelled to Sunderland to compete in the City of Sunderland New Year Meet.

At this time of the year the meet gave swimmers valuable experience in the transition between short course and long course swimming.

Fifteen year old Rebecca Dunn was the star of the show with no less than six top ten finishes in total. She claimed City’s only gold in the 200m breaststroke and top ten places in the 50m and 100m butterfly, 200m individual medley and 50m and 100m breaststroke.

Also swimming as a fifteen year old Abigail Naylor, finished a very creditable third in the 50m freestyle and sixth in the 50m backstroke.

Swimming in the ten/eleven years age group was emerging talent Laura Temple. Her final placings came in the 100m and 200m backstroke and 50m butterfly.

Another emerging talent was Ciara O’Carroll who rose to the occasion and final placings in the ten/eleven years 50m freestyle, 50m backstroke and 100m breaststroke.

Also claiming three top ten fishes was fifteen year old Callum Mawson in the 50m and 100m breaststroke and 50m backstroke

The following swimmers all had two top ten finishes. Jakub Marszewski, Pippa Bennett and Evelyn Gledhill.

Bringing up the rear were Thea Barandia who claimed fifth place in the girls fourteen years 50m breaststroke and Hollie Mawson who finished in tenth place in the girls ten/eleven years 100m freestyle.

With twenty five top ten finishes the club can look forward to the forthcoming long course season with optimism.

Christine McCabe

City of Bradford Swimming Club

Harrogate Janus Meet 2020

CITY OF BRADFORD SWIMMING CLUB

HARROGATE JANUS A & B GRADE MEET

HARROGATE HYDRO

JANUARY 4/5th January 2020

The Harrogate Swimming Club Janus Graded Meet held at the Hydro saw City’s swimmers win a host of medals along with Yorkshire and North East Region qualifying times.

Outstanding performances and gold medals in the A Grade meet went to the following swimmers:

Rebecca Dunn (5), Oscar Hobson (4), Ella Jones (3), Callum Mawson (2), Abigail Naylor (1), Evie Hobson (1), Jasmine Shay (1), Katie Wiles (1), Keira Hinchcliffe (1), Freddy Dean 91).

Ten year old Evie Hobson also claimed a speeding ticket in the 200m breaststroke in a time of 3.19.89

At B grade level the following were on top of the podium. Olivia Tiffany (3), Tyler Bower (2), Hannah Carney (2), Luke Winterbottom (2), Josh Taylor (1), Mabel Walker (1), Jakub Marszewski (1), Emma Griffiths (1), Rose Lever (1), Amelia Fullerton (1), Megan Richmond (1), Imogen Tiffany (1) and Fraser Buxton (1).

 

The meet was a good introduction to competitive swimming for some of City’s emerging swimmers. In total City had a medal haul of 38 gold, 37 silver and 30 bronze medals and the one speeding ticket.

All of the above swimmers train with Leisure Services Aquatic Competition Programme under the guidance of coaches Andy Pearce and Sarah Fisher.

Christine McCabe

City of Bradford Swimming Club

Sheffield City Memorial Meet

CITY OF BRADFORD SWIMMING CLUB

SHEFFIELD CITY MEMORIAL OPEN GRADED MEET

PONDS FORGE SHEFFIELD, 50m

9TH NOVEMBER 2019

A squad of City’s emerging talent competed in the Sheffield City Memorial Graded long course meet held at Ponds Forge Sheffield.

City’s swimmers were on top form when they claimed nineteen golds, twenty seven silver and twenty bronze medals and the club walked away with the meet’s top club award.

In the girls events two gold medals went to, Keira Hinchcliffe, Sophia Gledhill, Katie Wiles, Evie Hobson, Megan Richmond, Amelia Fullerton.

Whilst in the boys events two golds were awarded to Fraser Buxton and Tyler Bower.

Each of the following city swimmers gained one gold medal to their credit. Evelyn Gledhill, Pheanie Banks, and John Luke Hutchinson.

Silvers went to, Jakub Marszewski, Evie Hobson, Pheanie Banks, Josh Hutchinson, John Luke Hutchinson, Laura Temple, Holly Vasey, Oscar Hobson, Sophia Gledhill, Evelyn Gledhill, Thea Barandia, Jamie Connolly, Niamh O’Brien, Tyler Bower, Fraser Buxton and Ciara O’Carroll.

Speeding tickets meaning the swimmers were too fast for A Grade were awarded to both Sophia Gledhill and Keira Hinchcliffe.

Bringing up the rear with a host of bronze medals were Josh Hall, Oscar Hobson, Keira Hinchcliffe, Katie Wiles, Amelia Fullerton, Evie, Hobson, Lillia Richmond, Sam Akers, Erin O’Carroll, John Hutchinson, Niamh O’Brien, Thea Barandia, Fraser Buxton, Holly.Vasey and Laura Temple.

All swimmers train on the Bradford Aquatics Competition Programme under the guidance of coaches Andy Pearce and Sarah Fisher.

Christine McCabe

City of Bradford Swimming Club

Swim England NER ASA Open Championships.

SWIM ENGLAND NORTH EAST REGION

AGE GROUP CHAMPIONSHIPS

SHEFFIELD PONDS FORGE 25M

2/3RD November 2019.

A small squad of City’s swimmers travelled south to compete in the Swim England North East Region Open Championships held at Ponds Forge Sheffield.

John Luke Hutchinson was City’s highest placed swimmer with a sixth place finish in the 100m individual medley event. He then went on to place in the top twenty in both the 200m breastroke and longer 200m individual medley.

Next in line was Rebecca Dunn with a ninth place finish in the 200m breaststroke and top twenty places in the 50m and 100m breaststroke events.

Abigail Naylor and Fraser Buxton both finished in tenth place in the 50m freestyle and 50m breaststroke respectively.

Top twenty finishes also came from Ella Jones (2), Sam Akers (2), Ellen Winters (1), Fraser Buxton (1), Louie Dove (1) and George Smith (1)

All swimmers train on the Bradford Aquatics Competition programme under the guidance of coaches Andy Pearce and Sarah Fisher.

Christine McCabe

City of Bradford Swimming Club

November 2019

Swim England North East Region Age Group Chapionships

SWIM ENGLAND NORTH EAST REGION

AGE GROUP CHAMPIONSHIPS

SHEFFIELD PONDS FORGE 25M

2/3RD November 2019.

City of Bradford had three representiavres at the recent North East Region Age Group Championships held at Ponds Forge Sheffield.

Freddy Dean swimming as an eleven year old was City’s highest placed swimmer with a seventh place finish in the 100m backstroke in a time of 1.18.13.

His other top ten finish came in the 50m backstroke in a time of 36.10.

And he also went on to place in the top twenty with swims in the 50m and 100m freestyle, 50m and 100m butterfly and 100m individual medley.

Other top ten finishes came from Jasmine Shay in the girls eleven years 50m butterfly and Oscar Hobson in the boys twelve years 100m individual medley.

Both swimmers train on the Bradford Aquatics Competition programme under the guidance of coaches Andy Pearce and Sarah Fisher.

Christine McCabe

City of Bradford Swimming Club

November 2019

Swim England National Masters Championships.

SWIM ENGLAND NATIONAL MASTERS SHORT COURSE CHAMPIONSHIPS

SHEFFIELD PONDS FORGE

OCTOBER 2019

City of Bradford had two representatives who competed at the National Masters Short Course Championship held at Ponds Forge Sheffield.

Swimming in the 65/69 years age group Chris Brown claimed victory and national titles in the 50m and 100m backstroke events in times of 33.09 and 1.14.58 respectively.

In the 200m backstroke event his time of 2.48.57 placed him in bronze medal position and he finished sixth in the 50m butterfly in a time of 33.49.

Nicola Jones competed in the 40/44 years 100m freestyle and claimed a top twenty finish in a time of 1.10.85.

All swimmers train with Bradford Council’s Leisure Services Aquatic Competition Programme under the guidance of Senior Coach Andy Pearce and Development Coach Sarah Fisher.

Christine McCabe

City of Bradford Swimming Club

YSA Winter Championships Upper Age Group

CITY OF BRADFORD SWIMMING CLUB

YORKSHIRE SWIMMING ASSOCIATION.

WINTER CHAMPIONSHIPS, UPPER AGE GROUP.

PONDS FORGE SHEFFIELD .

OCTOBER 19/20TH October 2019

City opened their new seasons account in the upper age group category at the Yorkshire Swimming Association’s Winter Competitions with a host of final placings.

Thirteen year old Rebecca Dunn led the charge with an impressive swim in the 100m breaststroke to take gold in a time of 1.15.33.

She narrowly missed out on the medals in the 50m breaststroke finishing in fourth place and also in the 200m individual medley where she placed fifth. She also had final placings in the 50m and 100m butterfly.

City’s only other medal came in the fourteen years age group 50m freestyle when Abigail Naylor touched in bronze medal position in a time of 27.89.

She also swam well paced races to claim final placings in the 50m and 100m backstroke and 100m freestyle.

Other finalists were Fraser Buxton (4), Cameron Mander (2), and Katie Wiles, Josh Jones, Sam Akers and Callum Mawson with one final placing.

All of the swimmers train with Leisure Services Aquatic Development Programme under the guidance of Head Coach Andy Pearce and Development Coach Sarah Fisher.

Christine McCabe

City of Bradford Swimming Club