22 August 2013

One of our most suc­cess­ful sea­sons for many years with our junior swim­mers, and par­tic­u­lary Sophie Tay­lor excelling. 

Great Britain has tak­en teams to Euro­pean Youth Olympic Fes­ti­val, Euro­pean Junior Cham­pi­onships and World Youth Cham­pi­onships; Leeds has had a rep­re­sen­ta­tive on each team and con­tributed to the medals table in each com­pe­ti­tion. At the World Youth Cham­pi­onships, Sophie Tay­lor broke the British Senior 100m breast­stroke Record [Swim­ming World] with a time of 1:07.36 on her way to a sil­ver medal. Leeds’s first senior record since James Hickman. 

Domes­ti­cal­ly we have start­ed to see Leeds swim­mer make senior finals at the British Cham­pi­onships and make the podi­um. Our young­sters have bro­ken into the Top 25 in the open” rank­ings which is a good sign of the depth com­ing through the pro­gram. Fin­ish­ing Top Club and Top Girls at Nation­al Age Groups with 10 dif­fer­ent swim­mers medalling and mak­ing finals the pro­gram is start­ing to show more depth. The Youth swim­mers fin­ished 2nd in the Girls and 5th over­all. Hope­ful­ly the next sev­er­al years we will con­tin­ue to build with the depth of the young­sters com­ing through. 

Cham­pi­onship Events

World Junior Cham­pi­onships, Dubai, August 2013

Sophie Tay­lor

  • 1 British senior record 100m breast­stroke 1:07.36
  • 3 British age group (17 yrs) records 
    • 100m breast­stroke 1:07.36
    • 50m breast­stroke 31.38
  • 2 Sil­ver medals 
    • 100m breast­stroke
    • 4100m med­ley relay
  • 1 Bronze medal: 50m breaststroke

Euro­pean Junior Cham­pi­onships July 2012, Poz­nan, Poland

Lin­da Shaw  Bronze  4 x 100m freestyle relay 

Euro­pean Youth Olympic Fes­ti­val, Holland

Geor­gia Coates  Bronze  4 x 100m freestyle relay 
6th  400m freestyle 

British Inter­na­tion­al Meet, Leeds, March 2013

  • 4 Senior Finalists
  • 11 Junior Finalists

Nation­al Senior Cham­pi­onships, Sheffield June 2013

  • 3 Bronze
  • 1 Final
  • 2 Semi Finals

Nation­al Youth Cham­pi­onships, Sheffield July 2013

  • 2nd Top Girls
  • 5th Top Team
  • 1 Gold
  • 2 Sil­ver
  • 4 Bronze
  • 15 Final­ists plac­ing 4th – 10th
  • 19 Semi-final­ists

Open Cham­pi­onships

  • 1 Bronze
  • 2 Final Placings

Nation­al Age Group Cham­pi­onships, Sheffield July 2013

  • 1st Top Team
  • 1st Top Girls Team
  • 13 Gold
  • 9 Sil­ver
  • 5 Bronze
  • 18 Final­ists plac­ing 4th – 10th

Welsh Sum­mer Nation­als, Swansea July 2013

  • 16 Gold
  • 10 Sil­ver
  • 12 Bronze
  • 73 Final Placings
  • 332 Life Time Best Performances

Region­al Youth & Senior Cham­pi­onships, May 2013

  • 8 Golds
  • 4 Sil­ver
  • 5 Bronze
  • 27 Final­ists plac­ing 4th – 10th

Region­al Age Group Cham­pi­onships June 2013

  • 60 Gold
  • 37 Sil­ver
  • 23 Bronze
  • 164 Final­ists plac­ing 4th – 10th

Team Events

  • Nation­al Age Group Team Cham­pi­ons 2013
  • Nation­al Age Group Girls Team Cham­pi­ons 2013 
  • Nation­al Junior League Cham­pi­ons 2012 – 2013
  • 6th Nation­al Are­na Swim­ming League 2012 – 2013
  • York­shire Age Group Cham­pi­ons 2012 – 2013