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YORKSHIRE COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS

YORKSHIRE COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS

8 October, Ponds Forge Written by Suzanne Smelt Performance Squad swimmer, Daniel Jackson, was selected to represent Yorkshire at the annual County Championships, a great team event which is fun but highly competitive, with each English county vying for the number 1 spot! Yorkshire did not disappoint, claiming the victory, with Daniel helping his county in its success with a tremendous 100 breaststroke race, coming 7th and with a superb pb that would have earnt him a BOK record had he been representing BOK!

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YORKSHIRE WINTER SC AGE-GROUP CHAMPIONSHIPS 2023

YORKSHIRE WINTER SC AGE-GROUP CHAMPIONSHIPS 2023

 7-8, 14-15 October, John Charles Centre for Sport written by Suzanne Smelt The Yorkshire Winter Championships were the first high level meets of the season for BOK, and the representation who raced from BOK across all age groups was excellent. There was a record number of qualifiers from our Performance Programme, including some children swimming at the ‘Yorkshires’ for the first time. Very well done to all who qualified (please see below). Qualifiers Tilly Appleton (11), Oliver Ballard (10), Zach Beattie (16), Thomas Brooks (15), Ellie Bellhouse-Smith (16), Paige Borland (11), Sam Burtonwood (13), Astrid Carroll (S13 and age 14), […]

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Special Olympians enjoy success in Blackpool

Special Olympians enjoy success in Blackpool

Ten swimmers attended the Special Olympic Gala in Blackpool and came away with 4 gold, 11 Silver, 3 bronze and 7 personal best times between them. As always, very proud of our swimmers, Team Managers and parental support.

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Swim England National Summer Meet 2-6 August Ponds Forge

Swim England National Summer Meet 2-6 August Ponds Forge

written by Suzanne Smelt As part of the qualification procedure for the national events, the next ranked swimmers, following after the British qualifiers, were invited to compete at the Swim England National Summer Meet (August 2-6). All swimmers performed to the best of their ability and were an absolute credit to this club. BOK is hugely proud, that the following swimmers qualified to race in these individual events English Nationals Qualifiers Rory Bryant 400 free Astrid Carroll MC 100 fly Maisie Catt MC 50, 100 and 400 free and 200 IM Evie Lambert MC 400 free, MC 100 breast, MC […]

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British Summer Championships 22-28 July Ponds Forge

British Summer Championships 22-28 July Ponds Forge

written by Suzzane Smelt BOK took this top-level meet by storm, ramping up their number of entries and final places from 2022, and even earning well-deserved podium positions! BOK was ranked as 8th Best Club based on the number of pbs per ratio to swimmers taking part. What an incredible achievement. These Performance Squad swimmers had qualified, being ranked within the top 24 in their age-group events, based on their performances at level 1 meets from March to May. British Championships Qualifiers Steph Booth MC 100 free MC 100 back Astrid Carroll MC 50, 100 and 400 free, MC 100 […]

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Salford Summer Meet, Broughton Leisure Centre, 15-16 July

Salford Summer Meet, Broughton Leisure Centre, 15-16 July

written by Sandy Watkins BOK Swimmers from a variety of squads took part in the Salford Summer Spectacular Gala on the 15th and 16th July with what will be their final gala of the season.    There were 63 swimmers competing with many gaining personal bests and setting County and Regional Times for the forthcoming Winter 2023 Events in addition to plenty Top Ten Finishes.   Congratulations to all our swimmers, we hope enjoy the summer break which is very much well deserved. GoldJack Wade 400M Free, 200M Free,100M Breast Alfie Newiss 50M Free, 200M Free, Henry Priestley 200 IM, 100M Free, 200M Breast, […]

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National Junior Para Swimming Championships 2023, Coventry, June 17th – 18th, 2023

National Junior Para Swimming Championships 2023, Coventry, June 17th – 18th, 2023

Written by Suzanne Smelt Three of BOK’s top junior para swimmers took to the water in this annual high-level meet, aimed at increasing participation and providing talent development opportunities for young disabled swimmers. They certainly put BOK on the map with some very strong swims and excellent results. Daniel Jackson (S10), Isaac Johnstone (S6) and Evie Lambert (S9) swam to beat their pbs in events across the board and also returned home with some well-deserved medals! Dan swam in 2 events, achieving pbs in both, and took off 4 seconds from his previous 100 free time! Isaac swam in 3 […]

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City of Bradford Long Course Meet 2023, June 10th- 11th 2023

City of Bradford Long Course Meet 2023, June 10th- 11th 2023

Written by Suzanne Smelt John Charles Centre for Sport was the venue for this popular end of season gala, with scores of BOK swimmers from across the squads taking part. As a club, BOK certainly made its mark, with, what must be, a ‘season’s best’ number of medals and some outstanding swims from up-and-coming younger swimmers. A real tribute to the excellent coaching that the swimmers receive week on week, and also a reflection of the swimmers’ own personal commitments to the sport. BOK was represented in every event and pbs were broken again and again. Far too many to […]

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NW Region Special Olympics swimming successes

NW Region Special Olympics swimming successes

What a day – 9 swimmers attended the NW Regional swimming competition in Liverpool on 17 June and had some amazing results.   The medal haul for the team consisted of 3 gold, 6 silver, 5 bronze and a wonderful 14 personal best times between them.  Whilst we came away with one or two “teaching points” for next time, it was mostly a day of things to celebrate – Aisling Connelly  – bronze medal Alice Godard – 3 pbs,  bronze medal Alwi Flaye – 1 pb,  gold and silver medals Jack Drennan – 1 pb, Gold, Silver and Bronze medals Joanne […]

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YORKSHIRE AGE GROUP CHAMPS FEB 23

YORKSHIRE AGE GROUP CHAMPS FEB 23

Written by Marla Cousin February 2023 at John Charles Centre for Sport and Ponds Forge After 3 long weekends of competition at the Yorkshire Championships, BOK would like to say a big well done to all swimmers (and parents) that qualified and took part. The club had 56 swimmers enter a total of 316 events. Over the 3 weekends of competition many swimmers achieved personal best times. It is fantastic to see the improvements and results of hard work and training. Congratulations to all! In the individual events, swimmers made 75 finals and 15 medals were collected. In the exciting […]

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