1989

We began with 5 swimmers on the National Senior Squad and one on the immediate squad. Terry Denison was appointed GB Chief Coach through to the 1992 Olympic Games.

We won the National Club Team Championships for the 7th year in succession and went on to be placed 2nd in Europe.

At the European Championships in Bonn we had 3 swimmers in the GB Team - Adrian Moorhouse, Jonathan Broughton and Stephen Dronsfield - and Terry Denison was Chief Coach. Adrian set a world record of 1.01.49 for 100m breaststroke in winning the European Championships and became Britain's first world record holder since David Wilkie in 1976.

In age group swimming, we saw a resurgence in our fortunes under Age Group Senior Coach Steve Purchase. At National Age Group Championships our boys finished 2nd overall with 5 golds, 3 silvers and 4 bronzes.

European Championships, Bonn

Jonathan Broughton 200m freestyle
400m freestyle
Steve Dronsfield 50m freestyle
100m freestyle
Adrian Moorhouse GOLD 100m breaststroke 1.01.49 WORLD RECORD
Terry Denison Team Coach
Pam Smith Team Physiotherapist

National Champions

Jonathan Broughton LC 200m freestyle
SC 200m freestyle
Steven Dronsfield SC 100m butterfly
Adrian Moorhouse LC 100m breaststroke
Men's relay LC 4 x 100m freestyle (J Broughton, N Metcalfe, R Greenwood, S Dronsfield)
4 x 100m medley (J Davey, A Moorhouse, S Dronsfield, J Broughton)
SC 4 x 100m freestyle (J Cunningham, S Dronsfield, N Metcalfe, J Broughton)
4 x 100m medley (J Davey, J Parrack, S Dronsfield, J Broughton)

1988

In March our men's team won the GB Club Team Championships for the 6th year in succession and placed 3rd in the European Community Team Championships.

We placed a record 5 swimmers on the GB Olympic Team - Adrian Moorhouse, James Parrack, Jonathan Broughton, Tony Day and Helen Frank - and Terry Denison was Team Coach. Adrian achieved the ultimate by winning the Olympic gold medal in the 100m breaststroke.

We also broke fresh ground in our foreign tours by taking an age group squad to China for 3 weeks - the first British team to tour China since the 1930s.

Our team won the National Swim League Final for the 6th occasion and Terry Denison was voted BSCA Coach of the Year for the 7th time.

Olympic Games, Seoul

Jonathan Broughton 4 x 200m freestyle relay
Tony Day 400m freestyle
1500m freestyle
Helen Frank 200m breaststroke
Adrian Moorhouse GOLD 100m breaststroke
200m breaststroke
James Parrack 100m breaststroke
Terry Denison Team Coach
Robin Muir-Cochrane Team Doctor
Pam Smith Team Physiotherapist

National Champions

Tony Day LC 1500m freestyle
Jayne Farnworth SC Junior 200m breaststroke
James Parrack LC 100m breaststroke
Men's relay LC 4 x 100m freestyle (J Broughton, N Metcalfe, R Greenwood, S Wyer)

1987

Sunday 8th February was a true moment in history for us. At 4:16pm in the Frankenbad Pool, Bonn, the electronic scoreboard showed 59.75 for a world best time for 100m breaststroke and the first ever 100m breaststroke swim under the minute - Adrian was being acclaimed by some 500 spectators as the German commentator repeated over and over “Fantastissche, Fantastissche". Later in the year, Adrian went on to win the European Championships in August in another European record time.

Leeds City Council continued its expansion of the City Training Scheme with the appointment of Steve Purchase, formerly Walsall, as full time age group coach in February and with the appointment of Paul Bush, formerly Leicester, as Swimming Development Officer in September.

At the European Championships in Strasbourg in August, City of Leeds was represented by Adrian Moorhouse - who won gold, silver and bronze medals - Tony Day, Jonathan Broughton and Terry Denison as GB coach.

Adrian was selected as BSCA and ASA Swimmer of the Year for 1987. Terry Denison was selected as BSCA Coach of the Year for 1987 (the 6th occasion since 1978).

The final accolade of a highly successful year was the awarding to Adrian of the MBE for services to sport in the Queen's Birthday Honours List. In team events, we won the National Team Championships for the 5th consecutive time and our men's team represented GB in the first European Economic Community Team Championships, finishing 4th.

World Student Games, Zagreb

Tony Day

European Championships, Strasbourg

Jonathan Broughton
Tony Day
Adrian Moorhouse GOLD 100m breaststroke EUROPEAN RECORD
SILVER 4 x 100m medley relay
BRONZE 200m breaststroke ENGLISH RECORD
Terry Denison Team Coach
Robin Muir-Cochrane Team Doctor

National Champions

Tony Day SC 1500m freestyle
Jonathan Broughton LC 200m freestyle
Helen Frank LC Junior 100m breaststroke
Junior 200m breaststroke
SC Junior 100m breaststroke
Adrian Moorhouse LC 100m breaststroke
Men's relay LC 4 x 100m freestyle (J Broughton, N Metcalfe, R Greenwood, T Day)
4 x 100m medley (C Cockroft, J Parrack, R Greenwood, J Broughton)

1986

Another peak for the City of Leeds. Adrian Moorhouse won 2 gold medals and 1 silver medal at the Commonwealth Games and Jonathan Broughton won a bronze Medal. City of Leeds was also represented at the Games by Murray Buswell, Cathy White, Terry Denison (England) and Tony Day and Maxine McKinnell (Wales).

At the World Championships which followed, Adrian finished first by a metre in the 100m breaststroke final and for five minutes the scoreboard showed Adrian as Britain's first World Champion since 1975. Then came major disappointment - Adrian had been disqualified for a faulty turn. 7000 spectators hissed and whistled their opposition but the disqualification stood. Adrian was left, however, with the satisfaction of posting a European record and the fastest time in the world in 1986 with his heat swim.

Commonwealth Games, Edinburgh

Jonathan Broughton BRONZE 4 x 200m freestyle relay
Murray Buswell Finalist 200m breaststroke
Tony Day Finalist 400m freestyle
Finalist 1500m freestyle
Finalist 400m IM
Maxine McKinnell
Adrian Moorhouse GOLD 200m breaststroke
GOLD 4 x 100m medley relay
SILVER 100m breaststroke
Cathy White Finalist 200m backstroke
Terry Denison Team Coach

World Championships, Madrid

Tony Day
Adrian Moorhouse 100m breaststroke EUROPEAN RECORD

European Junior Championships, Berlin

Helen Frank

National Champions

Tony Day SC 1500m freestyle
Adrian Moorhouse LC 100m breaststroke
200m breaststroke
SC 100m breaststroke
200m breaststroke
Men's relay LC 4 x 100m medley (C Cockroft, A Moorhouse, D Emerson, J Broughton)

1985

We had 4 swimmers representing GB in the European Championships and Adrian won Gold in the 100m breaststroke. Tony Day went on to win Bronze in the World Student Games and the year ended on a high note with 5 swimmers selected for the Yorkshire Bank senior squad and 3 for the Esso National Youth squad.

World Student Games, Kobe

Tony Day BRONZE 1500m freestyle

European Championships, Sofia

Murray Buswell Finalist 200m breaststroke
Tony Day Finalist 400m freestyle
Finalist 1500m freestyle
Adrian Moorhouse GOLD 100m breaststroke
Cathy White

European Junior Championships, Geneva

Stephen Ferriday 4th 200m butterfly

National Champions

Tony Day SC 1500m freestyle BR
Stephen Ferriday SC Junior 200m butterfly BJR
Adrian Moorhouse LC 100m breaststroke
200m breaststroke
SC 100m breaststroke WL - 1:00.58
200m breaststroke BR
Cathy White SC 100m backstroke
Men's relay LC 4 x 100m medley (P Baldasera, A Moorhouse, D Emerson, J Broughton)
SC 4 x 100m medley (P Baldasera, A Moorhouse, D Emerson, J Broughton)

1984

Adrian Moorhouse was 4th in the Olympic 100m breaststroke and Andrew Astbury won our first ever Olympic medal with a bronze in the Men's 4 x 200m freestyle relay.

Olympic Games, Los Angeles

Andrew Astbury BRONZE 4 x 200m freestyle relay
Adrian Moorhouse 4th 100m breaststroke
Terry Denison Chief Coach

European Junior Championships, Mulhouse

Janine Illingworth

National Champions

Murray Buswell LC 200m breaststroke
Tony Day LC 1500m freestyle
SC 1500m freestyle
David Emerson LC 200m butterfly
Adrian Moorhouse SC 100m breaststroke
200m breaststroke

1983

European Championships, Rome

Adrian Moorhouse GOLD 200m breaststroke
SILVER 100m breaststroke
Andrew Astbury 400m freestyle
1500m freestyle
Terry Denison Chief Coach

National Champions

Andrew Astbury LC 1500m freestyle
Philip Baldasera SC Junior 200m IM
Junior 400m IM
Adrian Moorhouse LC 100m breaststroke
200m breaststroke
Lisa Tate SC Junior 200m breaststroke
Men's relay LC 4 x 100m medley (S Broadbent, A Moorhouse, D Emerson, A Astbury)

1982

Four swimmers from Leeds Central - Andrew Astbury, Adrian Moorhouse, Peter Musgrave and Louise Tate - were selected to represent England in the Commonwealth Games in Brisbane.

Andrew won:

  • 2 gold medals: 200m freestyle (British record) and 400m freestyle (British record)
  • 1 silver medal: Men's 4 x 200m freestyle relay
  • 1 bronze medal: Men's 1500m freestyle

Adrian won:

  • 1 gold medal: 100m breaststroke (British record)
  • 1 silver medal: Men's 4 x 100m medley relay
  • 1 bronze medal: 200m breaststroke

In September, the Leeds Training Scheme was further developed when Leeds City Corporation decided to employ a full time swimming coach for the city. The person appointed was Terry Denison, already coach to Leeds Central SC and Great Britain. On 14th October, an Extraordinary General Meeting of club members decided to complete the union of swimming club and training scheme by changing the club name. From 1st January 1983, we became the City of Leeds Swimming Club.

Commonwealth Games, Brisbane

Adrian Moorhouse GOLD 100m breaststroke BRITISH RECORD
SILVER 4 x 100m medley relay
BRONZE 200m breaststroke
Andrew Astbury GOLD 200m freestyle BRITISH RECORD
GOLD 400m freestyle BRITISH RECORD
SILVER 4 x 200m freestyle relay
BRONZE 1500m freestyle
Louise Tate Finalist 200m IM
Peter Musgrave 200m breaststroke

World Championships, Guayaguil

Adrian Moorhouse 100m breaststroke BRITISH RECORD
Andrew Astbury 400m freestyle
1500m freestyle
Terry Denison Chief Coach

European Junior Championships, Innsbruck

Lisa Tate Finalist 200m breaststroke
Judith Spensley
Martyn Webster

National Champions

Andrew Astbury LC 400m freestyle
1500m freestyle
SC NCAA 500yds freestyle
Adrian Moorhouse LC 100m breaststroke
200m breaststroke
SC 100m breaststroke
200m breaststroke
Louise Tate LC 400m IM

1981

European Championships, Split

Adrian Moorhouse BRONZE 200m breaststroke
Andrew Astbury 400m freestyle BRITISH RECORD
4 x 200m freestyle relay
Kaye Lovatt

National Champions

Andrew Astbury LC 200m freestyle
400m freestyle
1500m freestyle
Adrian Moorhouse LC 100m breaststroke
200m breaststroke
SC 100m breaststroke
200m breaststroke

1980

Olympic Games, Moscow

Andrew Astbury
Kay Lovatt
Terry Denison Team Coach

National Champions

Andrew Astbury LC 400m freestyle
1500m freestyle
Adrian Moorhouse LC 100m breaststroke
200m breaststroke BJR
SC Junior 100m breaststroke BJR
Junior 200m breaststroke BJR
Linda Purchon SC Junior 100m butterfly