Gala results and reports
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Gateshead and Wickham Summer Meet - 13th-15th July 2018
Wear Valley Amateur Swimming Club was in action again at the Gateshead and Whickham Summer Meet held at Dunston Leisure Centre on the weekend of 13th to 15th July 2018. A total of 17 other North East swimming clubs were also competing. Wear Valley sent a squad of 13 swimmers and over the weekend, 7 gold medals, 3 silver and 2 bronze medals were won, 28 short course Personal Bests (PBs) gained and Wear Valley swam in 8 finals.
James Holliday swam six Personal Bests and won a gold in the 200m breaststroke, a bronze in the 200m Individual Medley (IM) and swam in the 50m breaststroke final. Emily Whitton swam 3 PBs in the 50m and 100m butterfly (Fly) and in the 50m backstroke. Sophie Liddell gained 4 PBs in the 50m freestyle, 50m breaststroke, 50m backstroke and swam a 7 second PB in the 100m freestyle. Ryan Baker swam in 2 events and gained places in the finals for both events. Ryan won a silver medal in the 50m freestyle and a bronze medal together with a PB in the 50m fly. Lauren Flint was delighted with her 2 PBs in the 50m freestyle and 50m backstroke.
Lily Mulholland gained a PB in the 50m breaststroke. Lucy Randall won medals together with PBs in both of her events. Lucy won a gold medal in the 50m freestyle and a silver in the 200m freestyle gaining a 13 second PB in this event. Jessica Maughan swam one event and won a gold in this event, the 50m fly gaining a 2 second PB in the final. Ella Sowerby swam PBs in the 100m backstroke and in the 200m freestyle. Oliver Sommerville had an excellent race in the 50m free and gained a 3 second PB. Madison Peveller continued her winning streak with 2 gold medals and PBs in both the 50m and 200m backstroke. Annabel Cooper won a silver medal in the 100m fly and a PB in the 50m breaststroke. Nic Cooper won 2 gold medals in the 200m breaststroke and 200 backstroke. Nic also gained a PB in the 200 backstroke and in the 50m breaststroke.
The gala had a great atmosphere and there were some fabulous swims by the Wear Valley team.
Derwentside Annual Charity Gala - 9th-10th June 2018
A total of 14 swimmers from the Dolphin, Junior and Senior squads of Wear Valley Amateur Swimming Club competed in the 9th Annual Derwentside Charity Gala. All money raised has been donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Society and the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit and Ward 9 at the RVI Hospital Newcastle. The gala was held at the Louisa Centre, Stanley in their 25m. pool over the weekend of 9/10th June. All personal bests (pbs) recorded are for short course (25m) times.
Nicole Walker and Oliver Sommerville had several very good first swims. This was their first gala. James Holliday achieved pbs in each of his 7 events and Reece Cunnachie 4 pbs, taking 5 seconds off his 100m back with a new time of 1.36.20. Lauren and Ethan Flint achieved pbs in each of their 3 events, Ethan took 4 seconds off his 50m butterfly with a new time of 45.26 seconds. Ella Sowerby achieved 3 pbs with a 4 second pb in her 100m freestyle.
Emily Whitton gained 3 pbs and Joseph Brown 2 pbs including a 13 second pb in the 100m Individual Medley (IM) with a new time of 1.48.46. Lily Mulholland also swam the 100 IM for the first time. Lucy Randall achieved 4 pbs. Annabel Cooper achieved 3 pbs, a gold medal in the 100m back and silvers in the 200m breast-stroke and 200m back. Ryan Baker reached 2 finals in the 50m breaststroke and 50m fly, winning a silver medal in the 50m breaststroke. Thomas Power achieved pbs in each of his events, gold medals in the 50m and 200m breaststroke and a silver medal in the 100m breaststroke. Well done to all of the swimmers especially the debutants.
North East Regional Championships - May 2018
Many congratulations to Madison Peveller who has secured a place in the 2018 Swim England National Championships to be held in July/August. This is an incredible achievement as only very few swimmers qualify for these championships. Madison had a fantastic gala, swimming a time in the 200m backstroke which was ranked fast enough to be invited to swim in this national event.
Madison won a bronze medal in this event achieving a personal best time of 2.30.20 in the final. Together with this, Madison also reached 3 other finals in the 100m backstroke, 50m freestyle and 50m backstroke.
Two other swimmers, Thomas Power and Annabel Cooper also took part in these North East Regional Age Group Championships held at the John Charles Centre for Sport in Leeds over the weekends of 19/20th and 26/27th May. Thomas raced in the 50m breaststroke and Annabel achieved pbs in the 400m and 800m freestyle and 200m and 400m Individual Medleys. A fantastic gala for all 3 swimmers. Wear Valley Amateur Swimming Club is only a small swimming club when compared with other clubs in the Region but now has a National swimmer.
Wear Valley Swimmers Excel at Home Gala 12-13th May 2018
The Wear Valley Amateur Swimming Club May Level 3 Meet welcomed 8 new competitive swimmers from our club. The gala, held on 12/13 May 2018, at Woodhouse Close Leisure Centre in Bishop Auckland saw our team of 22 swimmers from Wear Valley compete against 15 other teams including Middlesbrough, Newcastle and Sunderland. Highlights include a total of 34 medals, plenty of personal bests (pb) and fantastic first swims enjoyed by the new competitive swimmers.
The debutants were Katie Brooks-Shea, who swam in the 50m free and 50m back, Joseph Brown who came 9th in his age category for the 50m breastroke. Ethan Flint swam the 50m free and 50m butterfly for the first time. Lauren Flint competed in the 50m free, 50m back and 50m breastroke. Amy Frame swam in the 50m free and 50m back races. Lily Mulholland also took part in these events as did Adam Readman. Jessica Swainsby was delighted to come 6th in her 50m breastroke event. Coaches Jo Barber, Angela Callan, Susan Rodgers, Catriona Grime, Megan Baker and Linda Rolfe were especially delighted with the youngsters first competitive swims.
From the Junior Squad, Mason Bartlett won a bronze medal in the 100m backstroke, Reece Cunnachie took 15 seconds off his 200m free pb. James Holliday also gained a pb in this event and a 6th in the 100m breastroke. Sophie Liddell won bronze medals in both the 50m and 200m breastroke. Lucy Randall was very pleased with her bronze in the 50m butterfly and narrowly missed out on medals in the 50m back and 50m free. Ella Sowerby swam a 3 second pb in her 50m fly and Emily Whitton a 2 second pb in the 100m Individual Medley (IM).
In the Senior Squad, Neve Mason swam pbs in each of her 4 events, gained 2 Regional times in these races and won 3 gold and 1 silver medals. Madison Peveller was delighted with her 5 gold, 2 silver medals and 9 second pb in the 100m IM. Thomas Power won a gold in the 200m IM and 2 bronze medals. Jessica Maughan was very pleased with her silver medals in the 100m and 200m IM. Joseph Dobson won 4 silver and 1 bronze medals. Nic Cooper was delighted with his silver medal in the 100m breastroke. Annabel Cooper won 3 gold, 3 silver and 1 bronze medals.
Very well done to all of the Wear Valley swimmers!
Richmond Dales April Fool Gala 28-29th April 2018
A set of fantastic results were achieved by seven swimmers from the junior and senior squads of Wear Valley Amateur Swimming Club who recently competed at the Richmond Dales April Fool Gala. The gala was held in Leeds at the John Charles Aquatic Centre in a 50m pool on the 28/29 April 2018. Some of the athletes competed in events for the first time and were very pleased with their times. The swimmers also had a wonderful time staying overnight in a hotel with their parents and enjoyed their Saturday night meal together.
Ella Sowerby achieved 5 pbs which included taking 4 seconds off her 200m free with a new time of 3.11.19. James Holliday swam four new events; 50m and 200m freestyle, 50m back and 200m breaststroke. James came 5th in this event with a time of 3.36.08 and achieved 2 personal bests (pbs) in the 100m breaststroke and 100m back. Emily Whitton was delighted with her 4 new pbs, highlights included taking 9 seconds off her 200m free with a new time of 2.43.03. Mason Bartlett attained 3 pbs and 2 very good first time swims in the 200m Individual Medley (IM) and 100m breaststroke. Sophie Liddell also gained 2 pbs and had an excellent first competitive swim in the 50m fly with a time of 47.55. Thomas Power won a silver medal in the 50m breaststroke and a bronze in the 100m back, together with 2 pbs in the 200m free and 100m breaststroke. Thomas knocked 12 seconds off his previous 200m free with a new time of 2.37.45. Annabel Cooper competed in the 800m free for the first time and achieved a time of 10.08.77, together with a silver medal for this event and a qualifying time for the North East Regional Championships next month. She also won a bronze medal in the 100m breaststroke, silvers in the 50m free and 200m fly and a gold in the 400m free. A fantastic weekend and set of results for the young Wear Valley swimmers.
National Qualifier Sunderland Aquatic Pool 23-25th March 2018
Some fantastic results were achieved by the young swimmers at Wear Valley Amateur Swimming Club. Ten swimmers competed at the “National Qualifier” held at Sunderland Aquatic Centre on the weekend of 23-25th March 2018. The standard of swimming was extremely high with our ten swimmers competing against other clubs from Manchester, Ellesmere College and Wigan, together with more local clubs including Newcastle. The gala was held in a 50m. pool and it was Lucy Randall’s first-time swimming events in a 50m. pool. Lucy achieved 3 personal bests (pbs) in her 50m free, 50m fly and 100m free, taking 3 seconds off her 100m free with a new time of 1.14.82. It was also James Holliday’s first competitive swim in a 50 m pool and James swam a pb in his only event the 50m breaststroke. He was delighted with his time of 45.65 seconds. Jessica Maughan also achieved 3 pbs in her 50m fly, 50m back and 200m breaststroke. For this latter event Jessica took 2 seconds off her previous pb attaining a time of 3.11.29. Thomas Power was very pleased with his 3 new pbs obtained in the 50m back, 50m breaststroke and 50m free. Thomas took 2 seconds off his 50m free with a new time of 31.62 seconds. Joseph Dobson also swam 3 pbs in his 100m free, 50m and 200m breaststroke. Joseph came 6th in his age group for the 50m breaststroke with a new time of 36.20 seconds.
Katie Kerins swam 2 new pbs in the 50m free and 50m back. Emily Whitton was very pleased with her new pb in the 50m free. Nic. Cooper also swam 2 new pbs in the 50m and 100m freestyle. Madison Peveller came first in the 200m back and second in the 100m back. Annabel Cooper obtained a pb in the 50m fly and came third in the 400m Individual Medley. A fantastic set of results and a great experience of big competition for the young swimmers.
Northumberland and Durham County Championships 2018
Eight Wear Valley Amateur Swimming Club swimmers achieved times to enable them to enter the County Championships held recently in the 50m pool in Sunderland. The championships took place over two weekends, 3rd/4th February and 9-11th February. It was medals galore for Madison Peveller (12) who won a gold in each of the three backstroke events. Madison was delighted with her gold medals and also won a silver medal in the 50m freestyle. Together with her medals, Madison achieved five new pb (Personal Best) times and competed in eight finals. Jessica Maughan (12) also achieved a pb in her 200m breaststroke with a new time of 3.12.68. Thomas Power (13) competed in his first County final in the 50m. breaststroke and was really pleased with his pb time of 36.73 seconds. It was Ellie Sowerby’s first County Championships and Ellie (10) competed in five events reaching the final in every event her age permitted her to. Ellie came 5th in the 100m breaststroke final with a new time of 1.36.66 and 9th in the 10/11 years 200m freestyle final. Ellie also came 4th in the 200m breaststroke, 8th in the 200m IM (Individual Medley) and 9th in the 200m freestyle. Ellie won a top ten position in each of her swim events. Ryan Baker (19) and Mason Bartlett (13) also competed in the 50m breaststroke. This was Mason’s first County Championship. Joseph Dobson (14) achieved 3 pbs in his 50m breaststroke, 200m breaststroke and 400m IM. He also finished 9th in the County for his 400m IM. Annabel Cooper (12) achieved four pbs in each of her freestyle events and was very pleased with her 4th in the 200m butterfly, 5th in the 200 and 400m freestyle and 6th in the 200m freestyle and 400m IM. Very many congratulations to all of the Wear Valley Amateur Swimming Club swimmers.
Super Sunderland Swims - Sunderland New Year Meet 2018
Four swimmers from the Wear Valley Amateur Swimming Club senior squad competed at the 50 metre Sunderland New Year Meet, held over the weekend of 13/14 January 2018. The standard of competition was very high with teams from as far afield as Edinburgh University, Orkney, Lincoln, Bradford and Ulverston amongst many others also competing. Joseph Dobson (14) achieved three Personal Bests (PBs). Joseph swam a PB of 29.27 seconds in his 50m free which he was delighted with. Jessica Maughan (12) gained a three second PB in her 50m breaststroke with a time of 42.74. Madison Peveller (12) won two bronze medals in the 50m back and 400m Individual Medley (IM). Madison also achieved a three second PB in her 50m breaststroke with a time of 42.05 seconds as well as a PB in her 50m butterfly. Annabel Cooper (12) was amazed with her gold medal in the 400 IM and also swam PBs in her 50m back and 50m butterfly. Well done to all swimmers.
Fantastic New Year Swims - Peterlee and Derwentside New Year Meet 2018
Wear Valley Amateur Swimming Club were in action again at the New Year Meet 2018 hosted by Peterlee and Derwentside Swimming Clubs on 6-7 January 2018. Some fantastic PBs (Personal Bests) were won together with medals. Huge congratulations to Neve Mason (15) who swam competitively for the first time in 2 years. Neve, who has undergone extensive back surgery won a bronze medal in the 50 back with a time of 34.08 and just missed out on a medal with a 4th place in the 100m back. Both swims were fantastic achievements for her after such a long absence from competitive swimming. Ellie Sowerby (10) continued her winning streak with 3 golds in the 200m Individual Medley (I.M.), 200m free and 100m breast stroke. Ellie won 2 silvers in the 100m butterfly and 100m free and a bronze in the 200m back. Ellie was also delighted with 6 personal best times. Her greatest PB was swam in the 200m free where she took 10 seconds off with a resulting time of 2.42.88. Mason Bartlett (12) also swam PBs in the 100m and 200m free. Mason took 7 seconds off his 200m free with a time of 2:40.82. Lucy Randall (11) swam PBs in each of her 3 events the 100m free, 50m back and 50m fly. Lucy took 5 seconds off her 100m free with a time of 1.16.82. Katie Kerins (13) obtained 2 PBs in her 50 back and 100 free. Katie took 2 seconds off her 100m free. Sophie Liddell (10) won a silver in the 200m breaststroke and 2 PBs in her 50m back and 50m free. Emily Whitton (12) swam a PB in her 100m free.
Wear Valley Club Gala 6th December
Our club gala was a fantastic event which showcased some fantastic swims from all of our squads. Take a look and see some of the great results.
A massive thank you to all of our swimmers, spectators and volunteers who supported us!
Wear Valley swimmers go to Christmas Cracker Meet
Over the weekend of 2-3 December 2017, 14 swimmers from Wear Valley Amateur Swimming Club (WVASC) competed in the Derwentside Christmas Cracker Meet held at the Louisa Centre, Stanley. The WVASC swimmers won a total of 6 gold, 6 silver and 5 bronze medals. Forty-seven personal best (pb) results were also achieved. From the senior squad, Madison Peveller (12) won a gold in the 12/13 year 100m fly, taking 6 seconds off her pb to win in a time of 1.14.27. Madison also won gold in the 12/13year 50m backstroke and secured a place in the open final, winning a silver in the same event. Joseph Dobson (14) won a silver medal in the 100m breaststroke taking 2 seconds off his pb to attain a time of 1.19.12. He was also rewarded with a place in the open 100m breaststroke final, winning another silver medal and swimming the exact same time again! Katie Kerins (13) had a fantastic gala achieving pbs in all four of her events; 50m free, 50m fly, 200m free and 200m Individual Medley (I.M.). Katie managed to take 12 seconds off her 200m freestyle pb to achieve a time of 2.32.66. Jessica Maughan (12) also swam very well in her 200m free taking 15 seconds off her pb. Charlotte Varley (13) was very pleased with her 200m fly result, gaining a bronze medal in the 12/13 year category and a 2 second pb. Nic Cooper (15) swam in 2 open finals, 100m breaststroke and 100m free, and took part in a thrilling swim off for a place in the open final of the 50m free, he lost by 00.01 of a second! Annabel Cooper (12) won a bronze in the 100m open fly final with a new pb of 1.13.92 and gold medals in the 12/13 year 200m free, 200m breaststroke and 200m fly.
In the junior squad, Reece Cunnachie (12) was very pleased with a pb in the 50m free with a time of 37.91. Mason Bartlett (12) also achieved a pb in his 50m breaststroke and came 6th in the 200m backstroke, this was the first time that he had swam this event. Emily Whitton (12) secured 5 pbs, notably taking 12 seconds off her 200m free with a new time of 2.50.46 seconds. Sophie Liddell (10) won a silver medal in her age group for the 200m breaststroke with a pb of 3.42.62 and a bronze medal in the 100m breaststroke with another pb of 1.46.59. James Holliday (11) won a bronze medal in his age group for his very first 200m backstroke swim with a time of 3.18.93. Ella Sowerby (11) took 6 seconds off her 50m fly with a new time of 47.92 seconds. Lucy Randall (11) also achieved some fantastic times in events swam for the first time; 50m fly (38.86) and 100m backstroke (1.37.31), together with a 4 second pb in her 100m free.
Well done swimmers and thank you to coaches!
Wear Valley Level 3 Meet - 11th and 12th November 2017
A total of 15 swimmers from Wear Valley Amateur Swimming Club (WVASC) competed in the Wear Valley November Level 3 Meet, held over the weekend of 11th and 12th November 2017 at Woodhouse Close Leisure Centre, Bishop Auckland. The Wear Valley swimmers competed against teams from Sedgefield, Derwentside, Stokesley, Hetton, Richmond Dale, AFS Hartlepool and Newcastle. WVASC achieved a total of 24 gold, 20 silver and 8 bronze medals. A fantastic total of 70 personal best swims were also gained.
Swimmers from both the junior and senior squads competed in their individual age groups. From the junior squad there were 8 competitors. Lucy Randall (11) competed in her first level 3 gala and had some fantastic swims. She achieved a bronze in the 50m free with a time of 34.56 seconds. Ella Sowerby (11) gained personal bests (PB's) in all five of her events and came 9th in the 100m Individual Medley (IM). Ellie Sowerby (10) won gold medals in 6 of her 8 races and gained a silver in her 400m IM event. This was the first time that she had competed in this event. Ellie also took 5 seconds off her 100m breaststroke with a time of 1.35.69 and achieved 7 out of a possible 8 PB's. Emily Whitton (12) was delighted with her bronze medal in the 50m back taking off 4 seconds to obtain a time of 37.87. She also obtained 6 personal bests. Mason Bartlett (12) swam PB's in each of his 7 events and won silver medals in the 50m breaststroke and 100m IM. Mason took 10 seconds off the 200m free with a time of 2.47.95. Reece Cunnachie (12) obtained 2 PB's in his 50m fly and 100m back, together with a 6th place in the 50m back. James Holliday (11) achieved 3 PB's with a 5th place in the 50m breaststroke. Sophie Liddell (10) achieved a gold medal in the 50m breaststroke. Sophie swam the 200m breaststroke for the first time and achieved a silver medal with a time of 3.46.03.
From the senior swimming squad, Charlotte Varley (13) obtained a gold in the 200m free and 3 silvers in the 200m fly, 200m IM and 200m breaststroke. Charlotte also took 28 seconds off her 400m free time to achieve a time of 5.03.08. Madison Peveller (12) achieved a medal in every event with 6 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze. Madison took 18 seconds off her 400 IM time to achieve the gold in 5.32.09. Jessica Maughan also had a very good gala winning a gold in the 200m breaststroke and a silver in the 100m breaststroke. Joseph Dobson (14) won a gold in the 50m free with a time of 29.68 and silvers in the 100m fly and 400m IM, together with 2 bronzes in the 200m free and 100m breaststroke. Jack Dobson (17) won gold medals in the 50m fly and 400m free, a silver in the 100m IM and bronzes in the 50 and 100m free. Nicholas Cooper (16) won 4 golds and 3 silvers. He managed to take 5 seconds off his 100 IM time. Annabel Cooper (12) won golds in the 100m fly and 100m free, 5 silver and a bronze medal in the 100m breaststroke where she took 5 seconds off her PB.
Wear Valley Amateur Swimming Club North East Regional Results - October 2017
Many congratulations to Madison Peveller and Annabel Cooper who competed on behalf of Wear Valley Amateur Swimming Club in the North East Regional (NER) Age Group Championships. Madison and Annabel raced against other 12 year old girls in a total of 8 events each, held on the 28th and 29th October at the Sunderland Aquatic Centre. The competition was fierce as the region includes the swimming counties of Yorkshire, and Northumberland and Durham. Teams present included the City of Leeds, City of Sheffield and Newcastle Swim Team together with many other teams.
Madison raced extremely well and obtained two medals. In the 100m backstroke, Madison won an NER silver medal taking three seconds off her personal best (PB) clocking a time of 1:09.36. Madison’s second medal was a bronze in the 50m backstroke, with a time of 32.85 seconds taking 1.5 seconds off her PB. Madison just missed out on a medal coming fourth in the 200m back with a time of 2.29.93 seconds. The 50m freestyle was swam by Madison in a sub 30 second time with a new PB of 29.59 seconds. Madison also achieved personal bests in her four other events which included 100m freestyle, 50m fly, 200m Individual Medley and 200m freestyle.
Annabel Cooper was also very pleased with her results obtaining personal best times in seven out of eight events. She was delighted with her 5th place in the 400m freestyle, in a time of 4.50.07, 7th place in the 100m freestyle with a time of 1.03.83 and a ninth place in the 200m butterfly (2.48.83). Both girls would like to thank the coaching staff at Wear Valley, for all of the support they have received.
Chester le Street Open 2015
Well done to all our swimmers who competed at the Chester lee street Gala on 25th April. The Gala was a very hectic event with the swimmers swimming up to 12 races, full results below.
Northumberland and Durham County Championship Report
For full results please go th the N&D website, below you can find a club report.
NER Short Course Championships 2014
Weekend of the 6th and 7th Dec saw WVASC swimmers Nick Cooper and Neve Mason compete in the 2014 NER short course championships held at Sunderland Aquatic centre. Please go to the Gala results tab for a full report.
Many congratulations to Neve Mason (12) and Nicholas Cooper (12) who swim in the Wear Valley Senior Squad for achieving times to enter the North East Region Championships (NER) held in Sunderland on the 6/7th December 2014. The two Wear Valley swimmers were in tough competition against swimmers from all over the North East Region including Leeds, Sheffield and Newcastle. Neve achieved 5 NER times to enter the Girls 10/13 100m breast, Girls 10/13 200m free, Girls 10/13 200m back, Girls 10/13 200m breast and Girls 10/13 100m back races. A delighted Neve took 3 seconds off her 200m breast, a second off her 100m breast and her 200m back was on personal best (pb). Well done Neve! Nic. achieved times to enable him to race in the Boys 10/14 200m breast and Boys 10/14 100m breast. He was very pleased taking 5 seconds off his 200m breast and 2 seconds off his 100m breast. A total of 4 pbs were achieved between the 2 swimmers. A great gala for both young swimmers and an amazing experience with over 400 swimmers present! Finally a big thank you to Angela and Faye for coaching Neve and Nic. at the NERs!