14 Swimmers from YCBC qualified for the 3 Summer National Championship events in Sheffield during late July and early August. The number of qualifiers from York City has almost doubled from the 8 Swimmers who qualified a year ago.
British Summer Championships
The first meet to take place was the British Summer Nationals. In order to qualify for the championships the Swimmers had to be ranked in the Top 24 in Britain. 8 Swimmers qualified and 7 Swimmers entered into the meet.
3 Finalists in 11 Finals
Jason Robson (7)
Harry Devlin (3)
Mollie Jo-Garratt (1)
100 % Conversion Rate (faster in the final)
Jason Robson – 200 IM Gold / 100 Breast Silver
Harry Devlin – 100 Breast Silver / 200 Breast Bronze
7 4th – 10th Place
Jason Robson – 200 Free 4th / 50 Breast 5th / 200 Fly & 400 IM 6th / 100 Fly 7th
Harry Devlin – 50 Breast 5th
Mollie-Jo Garratt – 50 Back 8th
Jason Robson became the clubs first British National Champion in 7 years since GB International Swimmer James Wilby who achieved this in 2010.
Swim England Open Water Festival
Emily Robson and Jack Pears-Dorland swum next in the SE Open Water Festival at the Rother Valley Country Park near Sheffield. They qualified by achieving top three in the Regional event in June. Emily competed in the 13-14 years age group and swum 1500m (2 x 750m laps) in a best time of 19.59.17 and finished in 17th place. Jack competed in the 17-18 years age group and swum 5000m (5 x 1000m laps) in a best time of 1hr 2 mins 59secs.
Swim England Summer Meet
The final competition to take place was the Swim England Summer Meet. In order to qualify swimmers had to be in the top 20 English athletes who were outside of the top 24 in Britain. York had 9 Swimmers qualify with 6 of those entering into the meet.
5 Finalists in 6 Finals
Eleanor Howcroft (2)
Neola Thorpe (1)
Ella Fisher (1)
Beth Gibbons (1)
Mollie-Jo Garratt (1)
100 % Conversion Rate
7 4th – 10th Place
Neola Thorpe – 100 Fly 4th
Ella Fisher – 100 Fly 7th
Eleanor Howcroft – 100 Breast 8th / 400 IM 10th
Mollie-Jo Garratt – 100 Free 9th
Beth Gibbons – 100 Fly 9th
Amy Durrant – 800 Free 9th