YCBC National Squad swimmer Lauren Gaunt-Edwards competed in the Independent Schools Association championships last weekend at the London Aquatic Centre, home of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
YCBC swimmers from National and Regional Squad competed at the Level 1 Burns Meet in Sheffield over the weekend of 27th and 28th January.
Six of YCBCs top swimmers qualified for 17 events in the Swim England Winter National Championships during December at Ponds Forge. This represented a significant increase from last year with one swimmer qualifying in one event at the 2016 competition.
Save the Date
YCBC Annual Presentation evening and disco will be held at The Poppleton Centre in Main Street, Poppleton on Saturday 13th January 2018.
The evening will commence at 18:30 with the buffet followed by the presentation ceremony and then the disco. The bar at the Centre will be open throughout the evening and those wishing to make a night of it will be pleased to hear that we can dance the night away until at least 23:30.
Please note, this is a new date for this event, which has been moved forward due to a recent change to the gala calendar.
I’m very pleased to announce that Allison (Allie) Campbell will take on the role of Lead Coach for Development Squad when Jen leaves us at the end of December. In the run up to Christmas you can expect Allie to be increasingly visible at Development Squad sessions as she works alongside Jen in order to help ensure a smooth handover. For the foreseeable future Kathy Jordan will continue to support Development Squad and will take the Monday evening session at the Mount.
It is much regret that we have to advise you that Shelley Postchild will step down from the role of Teaching Co-ordinator at the end of December. As much as we are sorry to see Shelley leave us we are also delighted to announce that Mandy Aitken will be taking on the role and has already started to work with Shelley to help ensure a smooth handover.
The Winter NER Championships this year was split into two separate competitions. The Age Group event was held in a short course pool for swimmers aged between 11-13 years at the Sunderland Aquatics Centre. The Senior/Junior event was held in a long course pool at Ponds Forge in Sheffield and open to all qualifying swimmers.
YCBC Masters swimmer Emma Wills has been in record breaking form again, this time at the Swim England National Masters Short Course Championships in Sheffield last weekend.
The Winter Yorkshire Championships was split for a second year into two short course competitions. The purpose of this meet was for the swimmers to demonstrate an improvement in their racing skills from the YCBC Autumn Extravaganza and also for the swimmers to step up to the very high level of racing at the competition.
York City Baths Club members will represent Yorkshire at the Swim England National County Team Championships on Sunday the 8th October 2017. Swimmers Harry Devlin, Jason Robson, Mollie Garratt, Tom Scholefield have been selected and YCBC county coach Heather Robson has been appointed as Team Manager. In addition YCBC club captain Harry Devlin has been chosen to captain Yorkshire for the event.