British and English Summer National Swimming Championships 2018
5 members of Sutton in Ashfield Swimming Club have been in action over the past 2 weeks at the British and English Summer National Swimming Championships.
All 5 of the Sutton swimmers represented their respective swim squads in these competitions namely Nova Centurion or City of Sheffield.
Only swimmers that qualified through British swim ranking times during the qualifying period earlier in the season were permitted to enter these prestigious competitions. With the top 24 swimmers in Britain in each age group, for each event, selected to swim in the British Summer Championships and then the next best 20 ranked English swimmers selected to swim in the English Summer National Championships. All 5 Sutton swimmers can therefore be very proud of their achievements in even qualifying to swim at this prestigious level of competition.
Chloe Quinn 15yrs (Nova Centurion) had swims at both the British and English Summer Championships and managed to save her best swim until last to be crowned as the 15yr old Swim England Summer National Champion in the 1500m Freestyle event. In a new Personal Best time Chloe won the Gold medal in a time of 18 minutes 08.22 seconds to beat her nearest rival by exactly 1 second in a very close finish. In her other swims at the British Summer Championships Chloe finished 19th in the 400m Freestyle event and as part of the Nova B (4 x 200m) 14-16yrs Girls Freestyle relay team finished 23rd of the 27 teams competing. In her other swims at the England National Summer Championships Chloe finished 17th in 200m Freestyle and 14th in 200m Butterfly.
Matthew Woodhall 14yrs (City of Sheffield) had an outstanding 2 weeks of competition. In a period of 11 days Matthew competed on 8 of these days at not only British and English Summer Championships but in between them also managed to compete in the National Open Water Championships. It is at the National Open Water Championships at Rother Valley that Matthew saw his efforts rewarded with a Bronze medal for a 3rd place finish in his 3km swim in a time of 38 minutes and 18 seconds. In his other events at British Summer Championships Matthew finished 18th in 400m Freestyle, finished 9th in the final of the 400m Inividual Medley, finished 16th in 100m Butterfly, finished 8th in the final as part of the City of Sheffield (4 x 200m) 14-16yrs Boys Freestyle relay team, finished 17th in 200m Individual Medley, finished 18th as part of the City of Sheffield (4 x 100m) 14-16yrs Boys Freestyle relay team, finished 6th in the 800m Freestyle and finished 8th in 200m Backstroke. In his other events at England National Championships Matthew finished 5th in the final of 200m Freestyle and finished 5th in the final of the 100m Backstroke. These results only tell part of the story because Matthew managed to swim a new Personal Best time every time he swam including improving his Personal Best times set in heats in the 4 finals that he made.
Hollie-Mae Dove 14yrs (Nova Centurion) qualified for the British Summer Championships in all 3 of her favourite Breaststroke events. In the 50m Breaststroke she finished in 22nd place. In the 200m Breaststroke Hollie-Mae swam a new Personal Best time of 2.41.88 to finish in 12th place and in the 100m Breaststroke she finished in 17th place. Hollie-Mae also swam as part of the Nova (4 x 100m) 14-16yrs Girls Medley relay team that made the final and finished in 10th place.
Tom Trueman 14yrs (Nova Centurion) qualified for the 50m Freestyle event at the England National Championships. In his heat Tom swam a new Personal Best time of 26.24 seconds which earned him a place in the final where he swam the exact same time of 26.24 to finish in 7th place.
Bailey Ward 16yrs (Nova Centurion) qualified for the 1500m Freestyle event at the England National Championships. Bailey swam a time of 17 minutes 35.06 seconds to finish in 12th place.
Lee Bunker the Head Coach of Sutton Swimming Club was full of praise for all 5 of his swimmers, "These 5 swimmers all deserve great praise for their achievements at these Summer Championships. Their dedication to the sport of competitive swimming is phenomenal and it is only right that their efforts in the training pool are duly rewarded with these performances on the British and National stages. These 5 swimmers all provide hope and inspiration to their fellow team mates at Sutton Swimming Club who seek to emulate their successes"
Photo 1 is Chloe Quinn with her Gold medal for 1500m Freestyle at English National Championships
Photo 2 is Matthew Woodhall with his Bronze medal for 3000m Open Water National Championships
Photo 3 is group photo of Sutton Swimmers that qualified and competed at Summer National Championships. Left to Right are Bailey Ward, Matthew Woodhall, Tom Trueman, Hollie-Mae Dove and Chloe Quinn
Sutton Swimmers excel again at the Nottinghamshire County Championships 2018
Sutton's Head Coach Lee Bunker was ecstatic at the conclusion of the 2018 County Championships, "I could not be happier with how these Championships have unfolded. As a club we have had record numbers of swimmers qualify and enter for the individual events, had record numbers of relay teams entered, had record numbers of individual event Junior/County champions, had record numbers of individual age group event Gold, Silver and Bronze medals, had record numbers of team relay podium 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishes and have 2 individual age group overall County Champions. I owe a big thank you to all the swimmers for their efforts and a big thank you to all my team of volunteer teachers and coaches for preparing the swimmers so excellently."
The Championships were capped off in fantastic fashion with Sutton duo Chloe Quinn and Matthew Woodhall again being crowned overall County Champions.
Sutton crowned Division 1 Champions of the Nottinghamshire sports centre league
for the third consecutive year
Sutton Swimming Club completed a Hat Trick of Championships at Hucknall Leisure Centre on Saturday 28th October 2017 when they were crowned Division 1 Champions of the Nottinghamshire Sports Centre League for the third year on the run.
In the final round of the 2017 competition Sutton earned 143 gala points on the night beating Calverton & Bingham SC who secured 134 points, Sherwood Colliery SC finished 3rd with 110 points and Falcon 4th with 98 points.
This final result meant that the Sutton team had completed a clean sweep of victories in this years competition by winning all 5 rounds. The overall league standings seeing Sutton crowned Champions with a maximum 25 league points, Calverton & Bingham finished runners up with 18 points, Sherwood were 3rd with 17 points, Falcon 4th with 9 points and Worksop in 5th place with 3 points.
Head Coach Lee Bunker stated, "I am so proud of each and every member of both our A and B squads this year. For a comparatively small size swimming club with only around 100 swimming members starting as young as 6 yrs of age then all involved with the Club should be equally as proud of our achievements. These results are only possible due to the hard work and commitment of all involved at the Club. For so many of our swimmers and their parents to regularly give up their Saturday evenings to be so committed to the cause is simply outstanding. It is one thing in sport to strive to be the best in any level of competition but the harder thing to do once you are at the top of your sport is to stay at the top and we have now done this for 3 consecutive years in this particular competition."
Sutton youngsters Evan Hawley and Anna Woodhall are pictured receiving the 2017 Division 1 Sports Centre League trophy.
Sutton swimmers excel - Long course level 1 open meet
A significant number of the Sutton swimmers competed at the October Long Course Level 1 Open Meet at Harvey Hadden Sports Village.
Many of our swimmers were representing Nova at this meet but 4 proudly wore their Sutton T-Shirts and Swim Caps in the competition.
Those representing Sutton were as follows:
Sarah Holmes (12yrs)
This was Sarah's first Open meet since joining our Club and she set new Personal Best Long Course times in 8 of the 9 events that she entered. she beat her previous best 200 Individual Medley time by 11 seconds. She swam fantastically in all her other races. In this high level of competition Sarah surprised herself by winning a Gold medal in the 50m breaststroke event in a time of 41.19 seconds. Sarah's PBs also secured her some other high place finishes within her age group.
Francis Dermody (12yrs)
Francis set new Personal Best Long Course times in all 4 of the events that he entered. Francis finished 9th in the 50m Free, 59th in the 14yr and under 100m Free, finished an impressive 6th in the 50m Back and 42nd in the 14yr and under 100m Back events. Francis has been in fine form of late notwithstanding bouts of illness and injury that have hampered his training.
Emma Peel (13yrs)
Emma set new Personal Best Long Course times in 4 out of the 5 events that she entered. Emma finished 14th in 200 Backstroke in a new PB 2.47.04, 8th in 50 Backstroke, 6th in 50 Breaststroke in a new PB of 39.98, 39th in the 14yr and under 100 Backstroke in a new PB of 1.18.92 and 8th in 50 Freestyle in a new PB of 30.69.
Tammy Chamberlain (14yrs)
Tammy competed in her favourite events the 50, 100 and 200m Breaststroke races and excelled in all 3. Tammy secured new Long Course PB times in all 3 events. In the 50m race Tammy finished in a great 6th place, in the 100m race finished in 15th place in the 14yr and under category and in the 200m event finished in a really impressive 5th position.
Those Sutton swimmers representing Nova at this Open Meet that secured PBs or Medals were as follows:
Molly Etherington (11yrs) - 3 PBs at the Nova Open Meet in 400m Free, 200 IM and 200 Back.
Talitha Oud (12yrs) - 5 PBs and won a Silver medal in the 50m Fly and a Bronze medal in the 200 Fly
Ellethea Hawley (13yrs) - 1 PB in the 200 Free
Alice Jones (13yrs) - 3 PBs in 50 Fly, 100 Free and 100 Back
Chloe Quinn (14yrs) - 1 PB and a Gold medal in the 400 Free. Chloe also won a Silver medal in the 50m Free.
Hollie-Mae Dove (14yrs) - Won a Gold medal in 100m Breaststroke and a Bronze medal in 50m Breaststroke.
Ellie Read (15yrs) - 2 PBs in 50 Free and 50 Back
Natalee Meldrum (16yrs) - 1 PB in 200 Free and Bronze medals in 50m Free and 50 Breast
Harrry McKeaney (10yrs) - 5 PBs and won a Silver medal in 50m Butterfly
Evan Hawley (10yrs) - 3 PBs and won a Bronze medal in 50m Breaststroke.
Tom Polley (11yrs) - 3 PBs in 100 Free, 200 Back and 200 Individual Medley. Tom also won a Goldmedal in 50 Fly, a Silver medal in 200 Medley and Bronze medals in 200 Free and 200 Back
Michael Senior (12yrs) - 4 PBs in 100 Free, 50 and 100 Breast and 200 Back. Michael also won a Silver medal in the 50m Breaststroke.
Adam Read (12yrs) - 4 PBs in 100 and 400 Free and 50 and 200 Back.
Callum Peel (13yrs) - 8 PBs. Bronze medal in 50m Breaststroke and a Silver in 200 Breaststroke.
Nick Meldrum (14yrs) - 3 PBs in 50 and 100 Free and 50 Butterfly
Joshua Leeson (15yrs) - 2 PBs in 50 free and 100 Butterfly. Joshua also won a Bronze medal in 200m Individual Medley
ASA stage 2 gala in Retford - 21st October
1st - Leander A 277 points
2nd - Carlton Forum 200 points
3rd - Arnold 172 points
4th - Sutton B 170 points
5th - Worksop 149 points
Sports Centre gala (round 4) - Bingham Leisure Centre
Great result for Sutton, coming away as winners on the night
Sutton A - 146
CABs - 131
Sherwood - 130
Falcons - 84
Sutton swimmers to compete in the Inter County Championship
All at Sutton Swimming Club would like to congratulate Chloe Peach, Ellis Malson, and Matthew Woodhall for being selected to represent Nottinghamshire in the inter County swimming championships. Well done and enjoy the experience http://www.swimming.org/calendar/all/swim-england-national-county-team-championships-2017/
Sutton start the new season with two victories
In the first galas of the new swimming season Sutton Swimming Club started as they mean to go on.
In the final round of Division 3 of the Sports Centre league Sutton's B team made it a clean sweep of 4 out of 4 victories to be crowned Champions and promoted to Division 2 for next season. In this final gala of Division 3 which was held at Hucknall leisure centre on Saturday 9th September 2017 the B team amassed a winning total of 176 points considerably clear of their nearest rivals Ilkeston SC with 137 points with Arnold SC taking 3rd place with 134 points. Two of Sutton's most experienced swimmers Sophie Bunker 17yrs and Liam Marsh 16yrs are photographed receiving their Division 3 Champions award on poolside.
In the re-scheduled 3rd round of Division 1 of the Sports Centre league held at Watermeadows leisure centre on the same evening Sutton SC's A team continued their fine run of form also by convincingly winning on the night to make it 3 wins out of 3 in this years competition. This puts Sutton SC's A team in a very strong position to once again regain their Championship title with just 2 more rounds to go.
Head Coach Lee Bunker was delighted with this early season form and was delighted with how the swimming squad have returned to training with positive attitudes and all being prepared to work hard and focus on skills to improve their race performances.
Trio of Sutton Swimmers perform at Swim England Summer National Championships 2017
The Head Coach of Sutton Swimming Club Lee Bunker was full of admiration and praise for 3 of his swimmers that this week competed in the Swim England Summer National Championships at the Ponds Forge 50m pool in Sheffield.
Hollie-Mae Dove 14yrs was the first to swim on Wednesday 2nd August in the 100m Breaststroke. Hollie-Mae swam a couple of seconds outside her Personal Best time but secured a place in the final with a time of 1.18.56. During the evening session Hollie-Mae was unable to improve her time from the heats and finished in 10th position.
Chloe Quinn 14yrs swam later that same day 2nd August in the 200m Freestyle. Chloe whose preparation for these Championships had been hampered by both injury and illness swam just one second outside her Personal Best time to finish in 13th place in a time of 2.13.57 and missed out on the final by a mere 0.37 seconds.
Chloe swam again on Friday 4th August in the 400m Freestyle. This time Chloe swam nearly 4 seconds outside of her Personal Best time and finished in 17th position in a time of 4.44.16.
Hollie-Mae was back in action again on Saturday 5th August this time in the 50m Breaststroke. Hollie-Mae swam just 0.36 seconds outside her Personal Best time to stop the clock at 35.46 seconds and qualified for her 2nd final of the Championships. In the final Hollie-Mae improved her heat time to finish in 8th place with a time of 35.14 just 0.04 outside her Personal Best time. For Hollie-Mae to qualify for 2 events and then reach the finals of both events at this high level of competition is an outstanding achievement.
Finally, Ellis Malson 15yrs competed on Sunday 6th August 2017 in the 200m Backstroke event. Ellis went out really hard in her race but was just unable to maintain that pace until the finish. Ellis finished in 14th position in a time of 2.29.47 which is just over 3 seconds outside her Personal Best time.
Head Coach Lee Bunker added, "Simply qualifying for these Summer Championships is amazing given the thousands of swimmers that compete each year in ranking events. For a local Swimming Club like Sutton to have 3 swimmers competing at this level is fantastic and for one of these swimmers to reach 2 individual finals is absolutely amazing.I am proud of all 3 swimmers who are great ambassadors of our Club and hope these go on to inspire other members at our Club to work just as hard as them so that they can aspire to compete at this level."
National Openwater championships 2017
Congratulations to Mathew Woodhall for finishing 5th overall in the National Open water Championships. Matthew managed a stunning 1:42 PB finishing in a time of 19:05.
With the water temperature at a barmy 18.4c Mathew endured a tough swim in windy conditions at Rother Valley, swimming into head winds, waves and of course dealing with the melee of turning round bouys!
Summer break details
Our final training session will be Sunday 13th August, training will resume Tuesday 29th August.
Nottinghamshire ASA Summer Gala 2017
On 15th and 16th July 2017 the Harvey Hadden leisure centre hosted the Nottinghamshire ASA Summer Gala.
Swimmers from 15 different clubs participated in this event and once again Sutton swimmers came out with an impressive haul of medals for their efforts. In total Sutton swimmers won 34 Gold, 19 Silver and 8 Bronze medals.
Keira Dobbs deserves special mention for smashing the all time Club Record for 200m Breaststroke by finishing in a time of 3.01.95 beating a record of 3.04.50 that had stood since 2010.
Head Coach Lee Bunker stated that he was so proud of the swimming achievements of all his swimmers competing this weekend and thanked all his coaching team, all volunteers at the club, all parents and most of all each and every swimming member for their dedication to the sport of swimming that enables Sutton Swimming Club to remain so successful.
Nottingham Northern Open Meet 2017
Top Girl, Top Boy and Top Club for Sutton swimmers for 5th year in a row
The 2017 Nottingham Northern Open Meet held at the Harvey Hadden swimming pool on Sunday 25th June 2017 proved to be another fantastic competition for Sutton Swimming Club.
59 swimmers aged 9 to 14yrs fiercely competed for the Sutton Club in order to retain their grip on the J Tibbitts Cup for the 5th year in a row.
This year Sutton were pushed all the way for the Top Club award by a very strong City of Derby squad but in the end Sutton secured an amazing 352 points, with City of Derby SC runners up on 325.5 points and Arnold SC taking 3rd place with 114 points. In addition to these top 3 Clubs another 13 swimming Clubs earned points by swimmers finishing in the top 6 places in each event in each age group.
Sports Centre League
On Saturday 18th March 2017 Sutton Swimming Club maintained their 100% record in the 2017 Sports Centre League. Both the A and B teams again won their respective galas making it 2 wins out of 2 for both teams in this years competition.
The A team ran out comfortable winners in their Division 1 gala held at Worksop leisure centre. Sutton secured 258 gala points from the 49 events with the runners up Sherwood Colliery SC finishing with 198 points. Calverton and Bingham SC finished 3rd with 188 points, Worksop SC were 4th with 185 points and Falcon SC finished in 5th place with 130 points. The A team won 27 out of the 49 events which explains the large winning points margin on the night.
The B team were also comfortable winners in their Division 3 gala held at the Lammas leisure centre. Sutton B team secured 174 points, the runners up Arnold SC scored 143 points and Portland SC finished in 3rd place with 115 points. The B team actually surpassed the A teams results on the night by winning 31 of the 49 events available.
These results mean that Sutton's A team are once again top of Division 1 and on track to retain their champions title and the B team are top of Division 3 and look strong favourites for promotion to Division 2 in 2018 if they can keep up this fine form.
Well done to all Sutton swimmers taking part in both galas.
County Championships 2017
Sutton Swimmers excelled during the first weekend of County Championships 2017.
The first weekend of the Nottinghamshire County Championships 2017 held at the Harvey Hadden pool was a great success for the record number of 55 qualifiers from Sutton Swimming Club.
Hollie-Mae Dove retained her Junior County Champion titles for the second year in a row in both the 100m and 200m Breaststroke events.
Chloe Quinn won the Junior County Champion title in the 400m Freestyle event and also won 2 runner up Silver medals in the Junior 200m Backstroke and the 100m Freestyle events.
Neve Fergie won the runner up Silver medal in the overall County Champion 50m Backstroke event
Ellis Malson won the runner up Silver medal in the overall County Champion 200m Backstroke event.
Russ Golubs won the Bronze medal in the overall County Champion 50m Butterfly event.
Daniel Johnston won the Bronze medal in the overall County Champion 50m Backstroke event.
Ellethea Hawley won the Bronze medal in the Junior Championship 100m Breaststroke event.
In addition to these Overall County Champion medals, the Junior County Champion titles and medals the Sutton swimmers also won a great number of individual age group medals.
In total some 18 Gold medals, 8 Silver medals and 13 Bronze medals were secured by the Sutton swimmers.
Matthew Woodhall (6 Golds, 1 Silver & 1 Bronze) in the 13yrs category won 6 Gold medals for 200m Breaststroke, 50m Butterfly, 200m Individual Medley, 400m Freestyle, 200m Backstroke and the 100m Breaststroke, won a Silver medal in the 50m Backstroke and won a Bronze in the 100m Freestyle.
Chloe Quinn (2 Golds, 2 Silvers & 1 Bronze) in the 14yrs category won 2 Golds for 400m Freestyle and 200m Backstroke, won 2 Silver medals in the 50m Backstroke and 100m Freestyle and won a Bronze medal in the 200m Individual Medley.
Tom Polley (2 Golds, 1 Silver & 2 Bronze) in 10/11yrs category won 2 Gold medals for 50m Butterfly and 400m Freestyle, won a Silver medal in the 200m Individual Medley and 2 Bronze medals in the 100m Freestyle and 50m Backstroke.
Ellis Malson (2 Gold & 1 Bronze) in the 15yrs category won 2 Gold medals for 50m and 200m Backstroke and a Bronze medal for 50m Butterfly.
Molly Etherington (2 Golds) in the 10/11yrs category won 2 Gold medals for 400m Freestyle and 200m Backstroke.
Hollie-Mae Dove (2 Golds) in the 14yrs category won 2 Gold medals for 100m Breaststroke and 200m Breaststroke.
Joshua Leeson (2 Golds) in the 15yrs category won 2 Gold medals for 50m Butterfly and 200m Backstroke.
Ellethea Hawley (2 Silver & 1 Bronze) in the 13yrs category won 2 Silver medals for 100m Breaststroke and 200m Breaststroke and a Bronze medal for 200m Individual Medley.
Chloe Coleman (1 Silver & 1 Bronze) in the 10/11yrs category won a Silver medal for 100m Freestyle and a Bronze medal for the 50m Butterfly.
Sophie Hutson (1 Silver) in the 15yrs category won a Silver medal for 50m Backstroke.
Neve Fergie (1 Silver) in the 16yrs and over category won 1 Silver medal for 50m Backstroke.
Michael Senior (2 Bronze) in the 12yrs category won 2 Bronze medals for 200m Breaststroke and 100m Breaststroke.
Keira Dobbs (1 Bronze) in the 12yrs category won a Bronze medal for 50m Butterfly.
Russ Golubs (1 Bronze) in the 16yrs and over category won a Bronze medal for 50m Butterfly.
Daniel Johnston (1 Bronze) in the 16yrs and over category won a Bronze medal for 50m Backstroke.
Chloe Peach (1 Bronze) in the 16yrs and over category won a Bronze medal for 200m Backstroke.
In addition to the above medal winners Sutton Swimming Club also had many other swimmers making age group finals and narrowly missing out on medals finishing between 4th and 8th place in these finals.
Head Coach Lee Bunker stated he was delighted with how his swimmers performed throughout the first weekend of competition. In addition to titles, medals and places in finals the vast majority of Sutton swimmers secured at least 1 new Personal Best time in the 50m pool.
Sutton Swimming Club retain Sports Centre league title
Sutton Swimming Club maintained their winning form to retain their title in 2016 as Division 1 Champions in the Nottinghamshire Sports Centre league.
Over 6 rounds Sutton SC competed fiercely, winning 5 of the 6 galas and finishing runner up in the other meaning that they took 35 of the 36 league points on offer. Sutton SC were so dominant this season that the title was theirs after 5 of the 6 rounds. Notwithstanding that the final gala results did not really matter regarding the title race Sutton SC again fielded their strongest team and went on to win it in fine style to help retain the winning mentality that is now running throughout the club.
The final league positions in Division 1 for 2016 were
1st Sutton SC
2nd Calverton and Bingham SC
3rd Worksop SC
4th Sherwood SC
5th Retford SC
6th Mansfield SC