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Special Olympic Y&H Regional – November 2019

Special Olympic Y&H Regional - November 2019

It is easy to come away from a gala and feel proud of your swimmers but today I was humbled to be a part of this team. We arrived in Harrogate for the Yorkshire and Humberside Regional competition and a full programme – 17 teams and 170 swimmers taking part.   Four of our seven swimmers were progressing from 25m races to 50m races, not the easiest of transitions, especially in backstroke event where the turn is in shallow water and backwards (easy to stop or put your foot down!!).  We were thrilled that all four sailed through in great form […]

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New World Record for Sally Shields in 50m Breaststroke

New World Record for Sally Shields in 50m Breaststroke

Record-breaking duo stunned to set new world bests at National Championships

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BOK Internal Gala 2

BOK Internal Gala 2

Online results available here

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Disability Squad attend National Partnership Swimming Competition in Liverpool

Disability Squad attend National Partnership Swimming Competition in Liverpool

Eight members of the Borough of Kirklees Disability Swimming Squad attended the National Partnership Swimming Competition in Liverpool.   This was a full day of competition with teams attending not only from up and down the country but also from Armagh and Sweden.  This was a very successful meet with both medals and personal bests being achieved by the squad.  Some members  of the squad are now in the process of preparing for the Special Olympics Summer Games in 2021 when they will form part of the team representing Yorkshire and Humberside region.  

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BOK swimmer selected to represent Yorkshire at Inter- County Competition

BOK swimmer selected to represent Yorkshire at  Inter- County Competition

BOK are very proud to share with you that Chloe Hirst has for a 2nd Year being asked to put on her Yorkshire Team hat to join other top Yorkshire swimmers competing on 6th October at National County Teams competition. Good Luck Chloe! Further more to show things are going her way this year – having completed her GCSE’s this summer and moving onto College Chloe has also been selected work towards the ‘Aquatic Diploma in Sporting Excellence’. Previously BOK has seen James Reidy, Jonathan Booth and Keelan Fitton also complete this Diploma along with Avril Bowler who is now […]

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British Summer Championships and ASA English Summer Nationals 2019 Results

British Summer Championships and ASA English Summer Nationals 2019 Results

BRITISH SUMMER CHAMPIONSHIPS- Following the qualifying window in March- May Swimmers were invited to compete based on national rankings. The top 24 in each age group and event were invited to compete at the Summer Championships in July, with the exception of the 800m and 1500m events where the only top 18 are invited. BOK are very proud in 2019 to have 7 British Championship qualifiers plus our ladies 4x 200m free relay team. The 2019 British Summer Championships took place across six days at Tollcross ISC in Glasgow from 23–28th July. 7 BOK athletes qualified and competed in 15 […]

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Northampton Summer Festival 2019- 6th & 7th July

Northampton Summer Festival 2019-  6th & 7th July

Corby International Pool, CorbyLevel 3 LC Squads competing- All non National Qualifiers BOK achieved- 16 Gold, 23 Silver, 30 Bronze and 92 additional top 8 places GOLD- Amelia Jones (3), Elliot Mason, Isabel Farmer (2), James Plant, Luke Clegg, Martin Smith (6), Natasha Green, Thomas Brooks. SILVER- Eva Knight (7), Jack McClelland (2), James Plant (3), Luke Clegg (3), Martha Hirst (2), Martin Smith, Mia Thomas, Natasha Green, Neve Locke, Sally Rutledge, Steph Booth. BRONZE- Anya Locke (2), Elliot Mason, Emma Webb, Eva Knight (3), Florence Hobson, Freya Charlesworth (2), Hannah Pridgeon, Henry King, Jack McClelland, James Plant, Lachlan Munro, […]

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ASA NW Open Water

ASA NW Open Water

And off they went to Salford Quays- some of these swimmers were first time Open water competitors and came away with medals- Well done to everyone ! Girls Results: 1.5Km Open Challenge Amelia Jones-  1st place age 15-18 category Hannah Clegg – 2nd place 15-18 age category Sophie Ethelston-Clarke – 3rd place 15-18 age category 3Km Open Water Natasha Clark – 3Km Yorkshire Silver Emma Webb – 3Km Yorkshire Bronze Boys Results: 2Km Open Water James Plant – Yorkshire Gold, NER Gold Rory Bryant – Yorkshire Silver NER Bronze 3Km Open Water Luke Clegg – Yorkshire Gold, NER Silver Masters […]

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Scottish National Open Championships 2019- 27-30 June

Scottish National Open Championships 2019- 27-30 June

Aberdeen Sports Village- AberdeenLevel 1 LC Squads competing- SP In late June 4 BOK senior Squad swimmers travelled North to Aberdeen to compete at the Scottish National Open Championships 2019. For some it was the end of season meet and for others the last meet before British Summer Champs and English Nationals in July/August Avril Bowler achieved 3 A grade finals -for 100m breaststroke (8th), 200m breaststroke (7th) and 50m breaststroke (9th) Rebecca Thornton also achieved 3 A grade finals finishing 10th in 200m free and 2nd place for 200m back and 8th in 400m Free Emily Hirst and Niamh […]

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BOK End of Season and Swim Academy Plus Meet

BOK End of Season and Swim Academy Plus Meet

Full results are available here for the BOK End of Season and the Swim Academy Plus meets held this weekend Thank you all for your patience this weekend. BoK

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