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