10 June 2011

Great indi­vid­ual and relay per­for­mances see Leeds top medal table after first week­end of NER Bag­cat Championships.

The first week­end of the ASA NER Bag­cat Cham­pi­onships took place at Ponds Forge in Sheffield on the 4th and 5th June 2011.

With the Cham­pi­onships being the last chance for most swim­mers to qual­i­fy for the ASA Nation­al Cham­pi­onships, the com­pe­ti­tion was fierce with many swim­mers try­ing to achieve their qual­i­fy­ing times.

The City of Leeds Swim­ming Club were rep­re­sent­ed by mem­bers of the Nation­al Youth and Age Group squads, Com­pe­ti­tion Cen­tral and the Region­al Youth Squad.

There were some great swims over the week­end with 9 swim­mers from the City of Leeds achiev­ing Nation­al Qual­i­fy­ing times. These swim­mers were:

Chris Green­wood, Kiani Camp­bell Grady, Abi­gail Bur­ton, Eddis­son Munoz, Chloe Adams, Blake Ben­nett, Dou­glas Walk­er, Rebekah Bir­rell, Kather­ine Fisher.

The City of Leeds Boys and Girls 4 x 200m and 4 x 100m freestyle relay Teams post­ed com­pet­i­tive times in a bid to gain qual­i­fi­ca­tion for the Nation­al relays. The teams now have to wait for the rest of the results around the coun­try to see if they have qualified.

After the first 2 days of the Cham­pi­onships the City of Leeds were top­ping the medal table with 13 Gold, 18 Sil­ver, and 11 Bronze medals.

Gold (13)

Jes­si­ca Man­ning (3), Euan Cow­an, James Thomp­son, Kiani Camp­bell Grady, Liam Bir­rell, Eddis­son Munoz, Dou­glas Walk­er, Blake Ben­nett, Boys 4 x 100m freestyle A’ Team, Girls 4 x 200m freestyle Team, Girls 4 x 100m freestyle A’ Team

Sil­ver (18)

Liam Bir­rell (2), Kiani Camp­bell Grady (2), Dan Hall, Har­ry Devlin, Eddi­son Munoz, Chris Green­wood, Fred­dy Hoban, Toby Kitch­ing, Rebekah Bir­rell, Kather­ine Fish­er, Euan Cow­an, Jacob But­ter­field, Tom Gaskell, Abi­gail Bur­ton, Chloe Adams, Boys 4 x 200m freestyle Team

Bronze (11)

Jacob But­ter­field (3), Abi­gail Bur­ton, Kiani Camp­bell Grady, Dou­glas Walk­er, Chantel Mad­den, Chris Green­wood, William Finn, Eddis­son Munoz, Lay­la Black


Eleanor Jones, Lin­da Shaw, Richard Maw­son, Cleo Gor­ringe, James Thomp­son, Rebekah Bir­rell, Chantrel Mad­den, Eddis­son Munoz, Tom Gaskell, Blake Ben­nett, Fin­lay Law­less Coombes, Jacob Sed­don, Dou­glas Walk­er, Dom Beech, Abi­gail Bur­ton, Kather­ine Fish­er, Jem­ma Ayles­bury, William Walk­er, Euan Cow­an, Bran­non Pear­son, Lewis Evers, callan Jack, Dan Hall, Fred­dy Hoban, Boys 4 x 100 freestyle B’ Team, Girls 4 x 100 freestyle B’ Team