Finals success for City of Wakefield swimmers in Yorkshire Championships

City of Wakefield enjoyed county success when they took 30 swimmers to the Yorkshire Swimming Championships.
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Swimmers need to have achieved strict entry times in order to compete at the championship and this long course event run over a number of weekends in February at John Charles Leisure Centre, in Leeds, and Ponds Forge, in Sheffield, is a key date in the swimming calendar.

The swimmers train hard to earn a place at these events and it is a fine achievement to reach finals in a competitive meet.

City of Wakefield swimmers to achieve finals were:

Yorkshire success: City of Wakefield swimmers.Yorkshire success: City of Wakefield swimmers.
Yorkshire success: City of Wakefield swimmers.
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James Sharp: Third in 100m freestyle; seventh in 100m backstroke; 10th in 200m backstroke; and third in 50m freestyle.

Harrison Lee: Seventh in 200m backstroke; seventh in 400m IM; sixth in 800m freestyle.

Chris Barnett: Tenth in 200m breaststroke; ninth in 50m breaststroke.

Ella Burnett: Fifth in 100m butterfly; fourth in 50m butterfly.

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Beth Jordan: Fourth in 100m backstroke, eighth in 50m backstroke; sixth in 50m freestyle.

Raygen Parkin: Tenth in 100m breaststroke; seventh in 50m backstroke.

Alex Holmes: Ninth in 100m freestyle; second in 50m freestyle.

Daniel Menzer: Ninth in 800m freestyle.

Faye Harper, Raygen Parkin, Ella Burnett and Daisy Ball: Sixth in 200m medley team.

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Personal bests were achieved by Dan Clipsham, Dan Menzer, Liam Dawson, Purdy Roberts, Esme Hays, Owen Dewey-Nager, Sarah Clarkson, Grace Messenger, Tara Karim, Scarlett Strathie, Louie Miller, Sofia Newnham, Ethan Garside, Briony Ellis, Luke Jenkinson, Tom Wooffindin, Naomi Broadley, Tegan Fletcher, Rob Taylor and Henry Dickenson.

City of Wakefield swimmers train at the Sun Lane Leisure Centre and Normanton Swimming Pool. They are coached to compete at galas at all levels of ability, local, county, regional and national competitions.

They also compete in the Barnsley Minors League, which gives many of the swimmers valuable opportunity to swim competitively as part of a team.

The club is looking for swimmers at all levels from age six and stage five. Email [email protected] for details.

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