The 130th Annual Wenlock Olympic Games
includes the Junior Biathlon which takes place on
Saturday 9th of July 2016
The Robin Hood Open was very popular last year.
Swum at Sheffield’s Ponds Forge 50m pool, this level 3 gala gives all swimmers a chance at long course swimming.
Entry times are set so that ALL swimmers can enter.
As it is first come first served, everybody will get accepted if we are quick enough.
So forms please by Tuesday 5th July with payment.
Northgate’s top swimmers from the opposite ends of the age spectrum flew the flag for the club at the European Masters and West Midlands age group championships.
More than 10,000 swimmers aged between 25 and 100+ from all over Europe, including seven from Northgate, converged on the London Aquatics Centre for the European Masters.
Meanwhile, eight of the club’s top under-14s travelled to the somewhat less glamorous Coventry International Pool for the conclusion of this year’s West Midlands championships.
In London, most events had well over 100 competitors in each age group – and many up to 200 – and the Northgate contingent produced some excellent swims.
Lyndon Hollinshead was the club’s highest finisher with 24th place in the 200 individual medley for 50-54 year olds, closely followed by James Lyle’s 25th place in 100m freestyle in the tough 30-34 years age group.
James also finished 27th in 200m backstroke, while twin brother Andrew was 56th in the 100m freestyle and 82nd in 50m butterfly.
In the 40-44 years age group, Steve Barnes was 49th in 100m breaststroke and 66th in 50m freestyle, Sharon Evans was 43rd in 50m freestyle and 54th in 100m freestyle and Alvar Quintana was 80th in 200m freestyle, while Stewart Burton was 90th in 50m butterfly in the 30-34 age group.
The youngsters also enjoyed another successful weekend at the West Midlands championships, adding three medals, six club records and 15 personal best times to the season’s tally. Abbie Nolan marked her first regional championship with a silver and bronze in 100m and 200m breaststroke respectively, as well as setting two new PBs.
Ava Martin also collected a bronze in the 800m freestyle in a new club record time, with Elle Humphries also claiming an age group club record in the same event. Both girls also set three new PBs each.
Louise Edmunds broke her own club records in 200m IM and 50m backstroke, Dan Galloway and Andy Jones set new club records in 50m butterfly and 50m freestyle respectively and Abi Whitehead opened her regional account with a PB in 50m backstroke.
The championships signalled the end of the qualifying “window” for the summer British and home nations championships. The top 24 swimmers in each event and age group are invited to the British championships in Sheffield, with the next 20 English, Scottish and Welsh competitors heading to their respective home nations championships.
With several swimmers sitting in qualification spots before the weekend’s competitions, it will be an anxious wait to see which swimmers receive national invitations later this month.
Northgate has about 200 swimmers training across six squads, including 50 masters.
Northgate have a bit of fun every year with a Fantasy Football League. We have a Northgate league registered for this year, so anybody that would like to join the fun should use code 587367-146644 at fantasy.premierleague.com
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