1999

In March, we won the GB Club Team Championship for the 15th time.

At the World Short Course Championships in Hong Kong, James Hickman, Claire Huddart, Gavin Meadows, Ian Wilson and Linda Hindmarsh represented Great Britain. James won 1 gold, 1 silver and 2 bronze medals. Claire won 1 gold and 1 silver, and Gavin 1 silver, in relay teams. Terry Denison was Team Coach and David Fodden Team Doctor.

Stuart Trees represented the GB Juniors in the 6 Nations Championship and went on to swim in the European Junior Championships in July. In April we won the Speedo National Swim League for the 15th time.

At the British Nationals we won 11 gold, 2 silver and 5 bronze medals. James Hickman set a British record in the 100m fly and our girls set a British record in the 4 x 200m freestyle relay.

At the European Championships in Istanbul, James Hickman, Gavin Meadows, Claire Huddart, Karen Nisbet and Linda Hindmarsh represented GB. Terry Denison was Team Coach and David Fodden Team Doctor. James won silver in the 100m fly, and Gavin won a relay silver and equalled the British record in the 100m freestyle. Claire Huddart won a relay bronze.

At the National Age Groups we were top team, with our girls 1st and our boys 4th in their sections.

At the European Short Course Championships in Lisbon, James Hickman won 1 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze medal. Gavin made the final of the 200m freestyle.

At the British Winter Nationals we won 3 gold, 2 silver and 4 bronze medals.

World Short Course Championships, Hong Kong

James Hickman GOLD 200m butterfly
SILVER 200m IM
BRONZE 100m butterfly
BRONZE 4 x 100m medley relay
Linda Hindmarsh
Claire Huddart GOLD 4 x 100m freestyle relay
SILVER 4 x 200m freestyle relay
Gavin Meadows SILVER 4 x 200m freestyle relay
Ian Wilson
Terry Denison Team Coach
David Fodden Team Doctor

European Championships, Istanbul

James Hickman SILVER 100m butterfly
Linda Hindmarsh
Claire Huddart BRONZE 4 x 100m freestyle relay
Gavin Meadows SILVER 4 x 200m freestyle relay
Karen Nisbet
Terry Denison Team Coach
David Fodden Team Doctor

European Short Course Championships, Lisbon

James Hickman GOLD 200m butterfly
SILVER 100m butterfly
BRONZE 4 x 50m medley relay
Gavin Meadows
Terry Denison Team Coach
David Fodden Team Doctor

European Junior Championships, Moscow

Stuart Trees

National Champions

Emma Dutton LC Junior 200m breaststroke
James Hickman LC 100m butterfly BR
200m butterfly BR
Linda Hindmarsh LC 100m breaststroke
200m breaststroke
Gavin Meadows LC 100m freestyle
Karen Nisbet LC Junior 200m freestyle
Junior 800m freestyle
Stuart Trees LC Junior 200m freestyle
Women's relay LC 4 x 200m freestyle BR

1998

Chief Coach Terry Denison was awarded the MBE in the New Year Honours List.

At the World Championships in Perth, Claire Huddart, Ian Wilson, Gavin Meadows and Linda Hindmarsh represented Great Britain. During the World Cup Series, James Hickman set a world short-course record for the 200m butterfly and Commonwealth records for both the 200m and 100m IM. Gavin Meadows set a British record for the 200m freestyle.

Our Training Scheme took another step forward when Leeds was officially designated as a Great Britain Regional High Performance Centre by the ASFGB. The Centre came into full operation in May 1998.

In September, at the Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur, Leeds swimmers won 10 medals. James Hickman won gold (200m fly) and 3 silver (200m IM, 400m IM and medley relay), Gavin Meadows won 2 bronze (100m freestyle and 4 x 100m freestyle relay) and 2 silver (medley relay and 4 x 200m freestyle relay), and Claire Huddart won 2 silver (freestyle relays).

At the European Short Course Championships in December, James Hickman set his second World record in the butterfly with a 100m time of 51.02. Overall he won 3 gold (100m fly, 200m fly and 200m IM) and 2 bronze (100m IM and medley relay).

Commonwealth Games, Kuala Lumpur

James Hickman GOLD 200m butterfly
SILVER 200m IM
SILVER 400m IM
SILVER 4 x 100m medley relay
Linda Hindmarsh
Claire Huddart SILVER 4 x 100m freestyle relay
SILVER 4 x 200m freestyle relay
Ben Lafferty
Gavin Meadows SILVER 4 x 100m medley relay
SILVER 4 x 200m freestyle relay
BRONZE 100m freestyle
BRONZE 4 x 100m freestyle relay
Charlotte Niblett (Wales)
Kirsty Thomson (Sco)
Ian Wilson
Terry Denison Team Coach
David Fodden Team Doctor
Barbara Lancaster Team Manager

World Championships, Perth

Linda Hindmarsh
Claire Huddart
Gavin Meadows BRONZE 4 x 200m freestyle relay
Ian Wilson

European Short Course Championships, Sheffield

James Hickman GOLD 100m butterfly 51.04 WORLD RECORD
GOLD 200m butterfly
GOLD 200m IM
BRONZE 100m IM
BRONZE 4 x 50m medley relay
Claire Huddart
Mark Racher
Ian Wilson
Terry Denison Team Coach

National Champions

Emma Dutton SC Junior 100m breaststroke
Junior 200m breaststroke
James Hickman LC 100m butterfly
200m butterfly
200m IM
400m IM
SC 100m freestyle
100m backstroke
200m backstroke
Linda Hindmarsh LC 200m breaststroke
SC 100m breaststroke
Claire Huddart LC 200m freestyle
Matthew O'Brien SC Junior 100m freestyle
Junior 100m backstroke
Stuart Trees LC Junior 1500m freestyle
Women's relay LC 4 x 100m freestyle BCTR
4 x 200m freestyle BCTR

1997

Gavin Meadows and Andrew Clayton won gold medals in the European Championships in Seville as part of the British 4 x 200m freestyle relay team. Ian Wilson, Claire Huddart, Linda Hindmarsh and Shelley Moores also swam in these Championships. Karen Nisbet and Vicki Barradell represented Great Britain at the European Junior Championships, with Karen winning a gold medal in the 4 x 100m freestyle relay.

At the Senior Nationals we won 14 gold, 8 silver and 3 bronze medals, and set British records in both the Men's and Women's 4 x 200m freestyle relays. In fact, by the end of 1997 we held all 6 British Club relay Team records, long and short course. We were top club for the 5th year in succession at the National Age Groups. We won the Great Britain Club Championships for the 12th time and the Speedo National League Championship for the 13th time.

At the World Short Course Championships in Gothenburg, Claire Huddart, Andrew Clayton, Ian Wilson, Gavin Meadows and Linda Hindmarsh represented Great Britain. Pauline Basnett was Assistant Team Manager and Terry Denison Team Coach.

World Short Course Championships, Gothenburg

Andrew Clayton BRONZE 4 x 200m freestyle relay
James Hickman GOLD 200m butterfly
BRONZE 4 x 100m medley relay
Linda Hindmarsh
Claire Huddart
Gavin Meadows
Ian Wilson
Terry Denison Team Coach
Pauline Basnett Assistant Team Manager

European Championships, Seville

Andrew Clayton GOLD 4 x 200m freestyle relay
Linda Hindmarsh
Claire Huddart
Gavin Meadows GOLD 4 x 200m freestyle relay
Shelley Moores Open Water
Ian Wilson
Barbara Lancaster Assistant Team Manager

European Junior Championships, Glasgow

Karen Nisbet GOLD 4 x 100m freestyle relay
Vicki Barradell

National Champions

Linda Hindmarsh LC 100m breaststroke (+Junior)
200m breaststroke (+Junior)
SC 100m breaststroke
200m breaststroke
Claire Huddart SC 100m freestyle
200m freestyle
Tatsuya Kinugasa LC 200m IM
400m IM
Gavin Meadows LC 100m freestyle
Karen Nisbet SC Junior 200m freestyle
Junior 400m freestyle
Adam Richards SC Junior 200m butterfly
Michael Shaw LC Junior 1500m freestyle
Kirsty Thompson LC Junior 400m IM
Stuart Trees SC Junior 400m freestyle
Junior 1500m freestyle
Men's relay LC 4 x 200m freestyle BCTR
Women's relay LC 4 x 200m freestyle BCTR
SC 4 x 100m freestyle BCTR
4 x 200m freestyle BCTR

1996

Andrew Clayton and Claire Huddart represented Great Britain in the Atlanta Olympic Games. Ian Wilson won a silver medal in the World Short Course Championships in Rio De Janeiro. Karen Nisbet won 2 silver medals in relay events in the European Junior Championships.

At the Senior Nationals we were top club winning both Men's and Women's sections with 10 gold, 4 silver and 11 bronze medals. This success was repeated at the National Age Groups, again winning both Girl's and Boy's sections. We won the Great Britain Team Championship with the Ladies finishing 1st and the Men finishing 2nd. We won the Speedo National League Final.

In August Eva Mortensen became the first City Of Leeds swimmer to swim The Channel.

Olympic Games, Atlanta

Andrew Clayton
Claire Huddart
Terry Denison Team Coach
Barbara Lancaster Team Manager

European Junior Championships, Copenhagen

Karen Nisbet 2 SILVER relays

National Champions

Andrew Clayton SC 100m freestyle
200m freestyle
Linda Hindmarsh LC 200m breaststroke
SC Junior 100m breaststroke
Junior 200m breaststroke
Claire Huddart SC 100m freestyle
200m freestyle
200m IM
Ben Lafferty SC 200m IM
Gavin Meadows LC 100m freestyle
200m freestyle
Charlotte Niblett SC 400m IM Welsh R.
Kirsty Thompson SC Junior 200m backstroke
David Warren LC 200m IM
400m IM
Ian Wilson LC 1500m freestyle
SC 400m freestyle
1500m freestyle
Women's relay SC 4 x 100m freestyle BCTR
4 x 200m freestyle BCTR
4 x 100m medley BCTR

1995

We won every major British Club honour. In April we were Great Britain Club Team Champions, in July we were top club at the Senior Nationals, in August we were top club at the National Age Groups winning both boys and girls sections, and in September we won the Speedo National League Championship.

At the European Championships in Vienna, Andrew Clayton, David Warren, Gavin Meadows, Claire Huddart and Claire Booker all represented Great Britain. Karen Nisbet won 2 bronze medals in relay Events at the European Junior Championships.

World Short Course Championships, Rio de Janeiro

Ian Wilson SILVER 1500m freestyle

World Student Games, Japan

Helen Jepson
Ben Lafferty

European Championships, Vienna

Claire Booker
Andrew Clayton
Claire Huddart BRONZE 4 x 100m freestyle relay
BRONZE 4 x 200m freestyle relay
Gavin Meadows
David Warren
Terry Denison Team Coach
Barbara Lancaster Team Manager

European Junior Championships, Geneva

Karen Nisbet 2 BRONZE relays

National Champions

Andrew Clayton SC 200m freestyle
Linda Hindmarsh LC 200m breaststroke
SC Junior 50m breaststroke
Junior 100m breaststroke
James Parrack SC 50m breaststroke
Kirsty Thompson SC Junior 200m backstroke
Ian Wilson SC 1500m freestyle BR - 14:40.69
Men's relay SC 4 x 100m freestyle
4 x 200m freestyle BCTR
Women's relay LC 4 x 100m freestyle
4 x 100m medley

1994

The Club Executive set a clear mission statement for our club by offering £1000 to any Leeds swimmer who set a British record in the run up to the 1996 Olympic Games.

At the Commonwealth Games in Victoria, Claire Huddart gained 1 gold medal and 1 silver medal in the relay events and Andrew Clayton gained 2 bronze medals in the relays. In all, 5 Leeds swimmers made the finals. Gavin Meadows and Jonathan Openshaw represented Great Britain at the European Junior Championships in Pardubice.

We were top club at the Summer Senior Nationals with 6 gold, 5 silver and 5 bronze medals, with our Men's medley relay team setting a British record. At the Winter Nationals we won 5 gold, 4 silver and 3 bronze medals and set British records in all 3 Men's relays. In the National Age Group Championships we were top overall team again and the girls finished 1st for the second year in succession.

Commonwealth Games, Victoria

Andrew Clayton BRONZE 4 x 100m freestyle relay
BRONZE 4 x 200m freestyle relay
Tony Day (Wales)
Claire Huddart GOLD 4 x 100m freestyle relay
SILVER 4 x 200m freestyle relay
Matthew O'Connor
James Parrack
Ian Wilson
Terry Denison England Team Coach
Barbara Lancaster England Team Manager

World Championships, Rome

Claire Huddart
Ian Wilson

European Junior Championships, Pardubice

Gavin Meadows
Jonathan Openshaw

National Champions

Andrew Clayton SC 100m butterfly
200m butterfly
James Parrack LC 100m breaststroke
David Warren LC 200m IM
400m IM
Ian Wilson LC 1500m freestyle
Men's relay LC 4 x 200m freestyle
4 x 100m medley BCTR
SC 4 x 100m freestyle
4 x 200m freestyle
4 x 100m medley

1993

Following the Barcelona Olympics, Adrian Moorhouse MBE retired from competition swimming and the club staged a major testimonial dinner to recognise his achievements over the proceeding 12 years: 1 Olympic, 4 European and 3 Commonwealth gold medals, 3 World records and equalling on 2 other occasions, numerous silver and bronze medals at major games and numerous British and English Championship records.

The club continued with it's great tradition of producing international swimmers and at the European Championships in Sheffield we were represented by Claire Huddart, Neil Metcalfe, Andrew Clayton and Richard Madon. Barbara Lancaster was Team Manager and Terry Denison Team Coach. Claire gained a bronze medal in the Ladies 4 x 200m freestyle relay.

At the European Junior Championships in Istanbul we were represented by Gavin Meadows and Ben Shaw who both gained medals in the 4 x 200m freestyle relay. David Fodden was Team Doctor. At the Winter Nationals we won 5 gold, 7 silver and 10 bronze medals and set a British record in the Men's 4 x 200m freestyle relay.

In the National Age Groups we were top team overall with our girls finishing 1st and the boys 2nd. We won the National Swim League Championships for the 9th time.

World Student Games, Buffalo

Claire Huddart SILVER 4 x 200m freestyle relay
BRONZE 200m freestyle

European Championships, Sheffield

Andrew Clayton
Claire Huddart BRONZE 4 x 200m freestyle relay
Richard Maden
Neil Metcalfe
Terry Denison Team Coach
Barbara Lancaster Team Manager
Pam Smith Team Physiotherapist

European Junior Championships, Istanbul

Gavin Meadows BRONZE 4 x 200m freestyle relay
Ben Shaw BRONZE 4 x 200m freestyle relay

National Champions

Elina Arter LC Junior 800m freestyle
Claire Bradbury LC Junior 200m backstroke
Andrew Clayton SC 100m freestyle
200m freestyle
400m freestyle
Neil Metcalfe SC 50m freestyle
Jonathan Openshaw SC Junior 1500m freestyle
Men's relay SC 4 x 100m freestyle
4 x 200m freestyle

1992

The Olympic Games were held in Barcelona and City of Leeds had 5 swimmers on the GB Team - Adrian Moorhouse, Stephen Akers, Rik Leishman, Matthew O'Connor and Jason Hender. Terry Denison was Chief Coach, Paul Bush, Team Manager, Barbara Lancaster, Assistant Team Manager and Pam Smith, Physiotherapist for the GB Squad. Adrian reached the final of the 100m breaststroke and Stephen finalled in the 4 x 200m freestyle relay.

At the Summer Nationals, James Parrack set a Commonwealth record 28.63 for 50m breaststroke and Sharlene Brown set an Irish senior record of 2.36.86 for the 200m breaststroke.

In the European Junior Championships held in Leeds for the 3rd time, City of Leeds was represented by Mark Wilson. We had 6 swimmers on the England Senior Squad, 3 on the England Youth Squad (formerly Intermediate Squad) and 1 on the Junior Squad (formerly Youth Squad).

At The National Age Group Championships, our boys team finished 1st and our girls team were 2nd - our best ever performance at National Age Groups. In the Club Team Championships we finished 2nd.

Masters swimming had also developed strongly in the past 2 years coached by Mona Denison. At the ASA Masters Championships in October 1992 David Emerson set a World record of 2:12.15 for the Men's 30-34yrs 200m fly.

In October Paul Bush left Leeds to take up a position as Director of Swimming for the ASA and was replaced by Louise Watson.

At the ASA Winter Nationals in December, we had a record 35 qualifiers and gained 5 golds, 7 silvers and 10 bronzes. Our Men's 4 x 200m freestyle relay set a British national team record and our Men's 4 x 100m freestyle relay set a British club team record. We were awarded the Henry Benjamin Trophy as Top Men's Team for 1992.

Following these Championships, James Parrack, David Warren, Jason Hender and Steve Akers were selected for the 1993 National Senior Squad. Neil Speed and Elina Arter were selected for the 1993 Youth Squad and Rachel Plaxton, Stacey Wood, Adam Prendegast and Ben Shaw were selected for the 1993 Junior Squad.

Olympic Games, Barcelona

Stephen Akers Finalist 400m freestyle
Finalist 1500m freestyle
Finalist 4 x 200m freestyle relay
Jason Hender 200m breaststroke
Rik Leishman 100m butterfly
Adrian Moorhouse Finalist 100m breaststroke
Matthew O'Connor 200m backstroke
Terry Denison Chief Coach
Paul Bush Team Manager
Barbara Lancaster Assistant Team Manager
Pam Smith Team Physiotherapist

European Junior Championships, Leeds

Mark Wilson

National Champions

Elina Arter SC Junior 800m freestyle
Sharlene Brown LC 200m breaststroke
Jason Hender SC 50m breaststroke
Helen Jepson LC 200m butterfly
Rik Leishman LC 100m butterfly
Adrian Moorhouse LC 100m breaststroke
James Parrack SC 100m breaststroke
Men's relay LC 4 x 100m medley (M O'Connor, A Moorhouse, R Leishman, N Metcalfe)
SC 4 x 100m freestyle BCTR - 3:24.22 (M Wilson, A Clayton, D Warren, N Metcalfe)
4 x 200m freestyle BR - 7:23.11 (M Wilson, A Clayton, B Lafferty, S Akers)

1991

For a second year running we had a major world event in the month of January. The World Championships were held in Perth and City of Leeds were represented by Adrian Moorhouse and James Parrack. Adrian won silver in the 100m breaststroke.

In the European Championships in Athens in August 1991 we had 3 representatives - Adrian, Andrew Clayton and Rik Leishman. Terry Denison was Chief Coach, Paul Bush, Team Manager, Barbara Lancaster, Assistant Team Manager, and Pam Smith, Physiotherapist. Adrian won silver in the 100m breaststroke.

In the European Junior Championships held in Holland in August, we were represented by Neil Speed who swam the 200m IM and 400m IM.

We had 4 swimmers on the England Senior Squad, 1 swimmer on the Intermediate Squad and 2 on the Youth Squad. Terry Denison, Paul Bush, Pam Smith, Barbara Lancaster were all team staff with the Senior Squad and David Fodden was Medical Officer for the Intermediate Squad.

In Age Group Swimming our boys finished 2nd overall at National Age Group Championships and we won 8 golds, 8 silvers and 5 bronzes. We won the National Swim League Championships for the 8th time and Terry Denison was voted BSCA Coach of the Year for the 10th time. Our Men's Team won the National Club Team Championships for the 9th time in succession and finished 4th in Europe.

In September 1991 our Age Group Coach, Steve Purchase, moved on to a Head Coach position with Norwich Penguins and Ian Greyson was appointed as our Senior Age Group Coach.

World Championships, Perth

Adrian Moorhouse SILVER 100m breaststroke
James Parrack 100m breaststroke
Paul Bush Team Manager
Pam Smith Assistant Team Manager

World Student Games, Sheffield

Stephen Akers
Claire Huddart
Rik Leishman
Shona Smart

European Championships, Athens

Andrew Clayton Finalist 400m freestyle
John Davey Finalist 200m IM
Finalist 400m IM
Rik Leishman Finalist 100m butterfly
Adrian Moorhouse SILVER 100m breaststroke

European Junior Championships, Antwerp

Neil Speed 200m IM
400m IM

National Champions

Stephen Akers SC 400m freestyle
John Davey LC 200m IM
Jason Hender SC 50m breaststroke
Helen Jepson LC 200m butterfly
Adrian Moorhouse LC 50m breaststroke
100m breaststroke
Men's relay LC 4 x 100m freestyle (N Metcalfe, D Warren, A Clayton, J Davey)

1990

The New Year began with the Commonwealth Games in Auckland, New Zealand in January. City of Leeds had 7 swimmers on the England team - Adrian Moorhouse, James Parrack, Jonathan Broughton, Neil Metcalfe, John Davey, Stephen Akers and Stephen Dronsfield. Terry Denison was Chief Coach and club members Paul Bush (Team Manager) and Pam Smith (Physio) were also on the England team. Tony Day represented Wales. Adrian won gold in equalling his own World record in the 100m breaststroke, James Parrack gained silver in the 100m breaststroke and Neil Metcalfe and Stephen Dronsfield won silvers in the 4 x 100m freestyle relay.

We had 5 swimmers on England senior squads, two on the Intermediate Squad and one on the Youth Squad during 1990.

In age group swimming, our boys team placed 3rd at National Age Groups and we gained 3 silvers and 6 bronzes. We won the National Swim League Championships for the 7th time and Terry Denison was voted BSCA Coach of the Year for the 9th time.

Our squads travelled extensively and we made visits to Tenerife, Bonn, Portsmouth and Stuttgart. Our men's team were National Club Team Champions for the 8th successive time and then went on to win the European Community Team Championship in Turin in May. A magnificent achievement.

The decade 1980 - 90 had been an outstanding period for us. In addition to the many successes outlined above, membership of our training scheme had grown from less than 300 in 1980 to 650 in 1990.

Commonwealth Games, Auckland

Stephen Akers 1500m freestyle
Jonathan Broughton 200m freestyle
400m freestyle
John Davey 200m freestyle
200m IM
400m IM
Tony Day (Wales) 400m freestyle
1500m freestyle
400m IM
Steve Dronsfield SILVER 4 x 100m freestyle relay
100m freestyle
100m butterfly
Neil Metcalfe SILVER 4 x 100m freestyle relay
Adrian Moorhouse GOLD 100m breaststroke
Finalist 200m breaststroke
Fenella Ng (Hong Kong)
James Parrack SILVER 100m breaststroke
200m breaststroke
Terry Denison Chief Coach
Paul Bush Team Manager
Pam Smith Assistant Team Manager

LEN World Cup, Rome

Adrian Moorhouse GOLD 100m breaststroke
Neil Metcalfe 50m freestyle
100m freestyle
James Parrack 100m breaststroke
Terry Denison Chief Coach
Paul Bush Team Manager
Pam Smith Team Physiotherapist

European Junior Championships, Dunkerque

Andrew Clayton 1500m freestyle
4 x 200m freestyle relay

National Champions

Jonathan Broughton SC 200m freestyle
John Davey SC 200m IM
Adrian Moorhouse LC 100m breaststroke Eq. WR - 1:01.49
Lara Hooiveld LC 100m breaststroke
Men's relay LC 4 x 100m medley (J Davey, J Parrack, N Metcalfe, J Broughton)
SC 4 x 100m freestyle (J Day, A Clayton, J Broughton, N Metcalfe)