10 September 2014

This sea­son has been one of our most suc­cess­ful sea­sons for many years, con­tin­u­ing the suc­cess we achieved last year and improv­ing upon it at both inter­na­tion­al and nation­al levels. 

Great Britain took teams to the Euro­pean Junior Cham­pi­onships, Mare Nos­trum Meet and the Euro­pean Cham­pi­onships. City of Leeds had a rep­re­sen­ta­tive on each of these in addi­tion to the Eng­land Com­mon­wealth Games team, and con­tributed to the medal haul in every com­pe­ti­tion. The club pro­duced its first senior inter­na­tion­al medal­list since 2002 when Sophie Tay­lor became Com­mon­wealth Games cham­pi­on in the wom­en’s 100m breast­stroke, break­ing her own British record. In the 50m breast­stroke, Sophie broke a long stand­ing British record in the heats and made it through to the semi-finals and finals. 

City of Leeds had three Team GB rep­re­sen­ta­tives at the Euro­pean Junior Cham­pi­onships, win­ning two sil­ver and two bronze medals and also break­ing 4 British age group records. This was our most suc­cess­ful Euro­pean Junior Cham­pi­onships ever. 

In the 2013 – 14 sea­son, City of Leeds swim­mers have bro­ken 17 nation­al records in senior and junior events. 

Domes­ti­cal­ly, we have start­ed to see City of Leeds swim­mers make senior finals as well as the podi­um at the British Cham­pi­onships. Our young­sters have bro­ken into the top 10 in the open” rank­ings which is a good sign of the depth com­ing through the pro­gramme. Fin­ish­ing Top Club and Top Girls at Nation­al Age Groups with a host of dif­fer­ent swim­mers medalling and mak­ing finals, the pro­gram is now start­ing to show more depth. The youth swim­mers fin­ished 2nd in the Girls and 5th over­all. Hope­ful­ly, over the next sev­er­al years we will con­tin­ue to build with the depth of the young­sters com­ing through to a senior lev­el. The domes­tic team events have seen City of Leeds main­tain their dom­i­nance in the Junior League and fin­ished third in the Nation­al Swim­ming league, our high­est fin­ish for some years. 

Cham­pi­onship Events 

Com­mon­wealth Games 

1 Gold  Wom­en’s 100m breaststroke  British record 
1 Silver  Wom­en’s 4 x 100m med­ley relay  British record 
6th  Wom­en’s 50m breaststroke  British record 

Euro­pean Junior Cham­pi­onships, July 2014 

  • 2 Sil­ver
  • 2 Bronze
  • 4 British age group records 

Por­tuguese Nation­al Championships 

1 Silver  Wom­en’s 200m breaststroke  British age group record 
4th  Wom­en’s 100m breaststroke  British age group record 

British Cham­pi­onships, Glas­gow, April 2014 

  • 8 Nation­al records 
  • 1 British senior record (Wom­en’s 100m breaststroke) 
  • 2 Eng­lish senior records (100m breast­stroke, 200m breaststroke) 
  • 5 British age group records 
  • 3 Senior gold medals 
  • 6 Junior gold medals 
  • 1 Junior sil­ver medal 
  • 3 Senior finalists 
  • 1 Junior finalist 

Nation­al Youth Cham­pi­onships, Sheffield July 2014 

  • 2nd Top Girl’s Team 
  • 5th Top Team 
  • 1 British age group record 
  • 3 Gold medals 
  • 2 Sil­ver medals 
  • 4 Bronze medals 
  • 14 Final­ists placed 4th – 10th 

Nation­al Open Cham­pi­onships, Sheffield July 2014 

  • 1 Gold medal 
  • 1 Bronze medal 
  • 5 Final placings 

Nation­al Age Group Cham­pi­onships, Sheffield July 2014 

  • 1st Top Team 
  • 1st Top Girl’s Team 
  • 6 Gold medals 
  • 2 Sil­ver medals 
  • 6 Bronze medals 
  • 30 Final­ists placed 4th – 10th 

Welsh Sum­mer Nation­als, Swansea July 2014 

  • 25 Gold medals 
  • 24 Sil­ver medals 
  • 34 Bronze medals 
  • 164 Final placings 
  • 5 Meet records 

Region­al Youth & Senior Cham­pi­onships, May 2014 

  • 7 Gold medals 
  • 9 Sil­ver medals 
  • 3 Bronze medals 
  • 13 Final­ists placed 4th – 10th 

Region­al Age Group Cham­pi­onships, June 2014 

  • 28 Gold medals 
  • 23 Sil­ver medals 
  • 24 Bronze medals 
  • 133 Final­ists

York­shire Cham­pi­onships, Feb­ru­ary 2014 

  • 77 Gold medals 
  • 60 Sil­ver medals 
  • 55 Bronze medals 
  • 348 Final­ists 4th – 10th 

Team Events 

  • Nation­al Age Group Team Cham­pi­ons 2014 
  • Nation­al Age Group Girls Team Cham­pi­ons 2014 
  • Nation­al Junior League Cham­pi­ons 2013 – 2014 
  • 3rd Nation­al Are­na Swim­ming League 2013 – 2014 
  • York­shire Age Group Cham­pi­ons 2013 – 2014