Polly Holden, 16, competed in the British Swimming Championships in the 50m, 100m and 200m freestyle events.
Polly swam a personal best in all three races, qualifying for the final in the 200m Freestyle.Finishing an amazing sixth in the final of the 200m freestyle in another personal best time of 2.05.70.
The incredible performances have now seen her rise to 6th in the ASA rankings for the 16 year olds girls in the UK in the 200m free, 8th for 100m free, and 16th for 50m free.
Another 2 Newcastle swimmers also competed at the British championships;
Rachael Kelly (swam under Loughborough) won the 100m butterfly in 57.71 and has been selected to represent Great Britain this summer in the FINA World championships in Kazan. Well done and Good luck Rachael.
Jack Smith (swam under City of Derby) in the 50m Free, 100 Free. Jack is now off to swim and study in the USA for the next four years.
City of Derby open meet
Friday, 03 April 2015 12:51
Congratulations to all swimmers who competed at the City of Derby Open Meet 28/29th March 2015.
Thank you to the poolside helpers and also to the coaching team for helping the swimmers to achieve their best. Lastly thank you to the swimmers for behaving beautifully at the meet and for supporting each-other through some tough swims.
Even though our swimmer-numbers were relatively small, there were gutsy swims from absolutely everyone;
Emily Burke PB in 100 IM & 50m backstroke
Emma Chatterton seasonal best on 200m backstroke
Buddy Deakes achieved a PB in 50m free and just over 4 sec PB in 100m breaststroke. He had a little slip off the blocks for 200m Freestyle, but he was allowed back on and achieved a 12 sec PB!! Then he achieved over 3 sec PB for his 50m Backstroke.
Charlie Evans achieved aPB in 100 IM, 100m breaststroke, 100m freestyle & 50 fly as well as making the final of the 100m breaststroke. She also knocked over 3 sec off her entry time for 200m IM, just missing bronze by a few hundredths of a second and achieved a 6 sec PB for 200m breaststroke, winning a bronze medal!
Chloe Fox-Robertson achieved a PB in 100im, 50m backstroke, 200m freestyle and 200m backstroke
Ella Guarneri achieved a PB in 100m breaststroke
Laura Gunning achieved a PB in 100m IM, 50m backstroke, 100m freestyle, & 50m fly
Ethan Lawton achieved a PB in 100m backstroke & 200m breaststroke as well achieving silver in the final of the 100m back. He also reached the final for 100m freestyle and 100m breaststroke; got a bronze medal for 200m freestyle and 200m IM; knocked over 4 sec off his 200m backstroke (silver medal). He also achieved third place in the BAGCAT awards.
Courtney Letham achieved a bronze medal for 100 IM and was close to her PB times for all other races, even though she’s reduced training due to the dreaded GCSEs!
Niamh Llewellyn achieved just over 10 second PB for 200 IM; just over 2 sec PB for 200m breaststroke and despite saying “I won’t go sub-37” she swam 36.86 in 50m freestyle!
Alisha Meakin achieved a PB in 100 IM, 100m freestyle & PB in the final of 100m breaststroke
Liberty Sproson achieved a PB in 100im, 200m freestyle & 50m fly
Tom Stanley made it to the 100m final for backstroke and also achieved a PB; also got a PB for 100m fly. He then went on to achieve a 2/100 sec PB for 100m freestyle and then went on to get 33/100 sec off his 50m fly entry time.
Well done to all swimmers, even if you didn't get a medal, reach a final or achieved PBs because every time you get into the pool, you make the club proud. A particular thank you for our older swimmers - you may not realise how much you help to inspire your younger team-mates.
Congratulations to all swimmers who competed at the Staffordshire County championships at Stafford over the weekends of the 31st/1st February and the 14th/15th February 2015.
There were plenty of excellent swimmers with lots of swimmers achieving personal bests.
With Newcastle swimming club achieving 6 senior titles and 9 Junior titles. In total 41 podium places, with the junior Newcastle girls achieving Gold, Silver and Bronze in the 100m Butterfly (Polly, Rebecca T and Rebecca C). As well has Polly Holden breaking 3 Championship records, Senior 200 Free, Junior 200 Free and Junior 100 Free.
In the age group there was 26 Gold, 19 silver and 18 Bronze.
There was also 42 Midland Regional Times (MQT) achieved.
Well done also to Rebecca Twardochleb in a very exciting and extremely close 100m Free swim off in a time of 1.02.28 against Eliza from Chase who swam 1.02.29.
A big thank you to all the parents who helped poolside, Jill Jones Head coach for all your hard work, being there all weekends and for helping the swimmers to achieve amazing swims yet again at the Staffordshire county championships. Thank you also to all our other coaches Steve Brown, Ellie Jones and Sarah beech for all your hard work.
Senior titles - 6 in total
Polly Holden- Gold in 200m Freestyle championship in a Staffordshire senior record time of 2.04.59, Gold in 50m Fly in 30.10, Gold in 50m Freestyle in 27.44
-Silver in 400m Free, Silver in 100 Fly, Silver in 100 Free
Rebecca Twardochleb -Gold in 200m Breast in 2.40.94
-Silver in 100 Breast, Silver in 50 Breast
-Bronze in 50m Fly, Bronze in 200m I.M
Marcus Williamson- Gold in 200 Fly in 2.08.67, Gold in 100m Fly in 58.11
-Silver in 200m breast, Silver in 50m Free, Silver in 50m Fly, Silver in 100 Breast, Silver in 50 Back
-Bronze in 50m Breast, Bronze in 100 Back, Bronze 200 Back
Junior titles- 9 in total
Polly Holden- Gold in 200m Free in a Staffordshire junior record in 2.04.59, Gold in 50m Fly in 30.10, Gold in 400m Free in 4.30.63, Gold in 100m Fly in 1.04.74, Gold in 100m Free in 58.16 in a Staffordshire junior record, Gold in 50m Free in 27.44
-Bronze in 200m Fly
Rebecca Twardochleb- Gold in 200m Breast in 2.40.94, Gold in 100m Breast in 1.16.62, Gold in 200m Fly in 2.31.29
-Silver in 100m Fly, Silver in 50m Fly, Silver in 50 Breast, Silver in 200m I.M, Silver in 100m I.M, Silver in 100m Free