Rotherham Metro Open
18-19th May : Ponds Forge
Scarborough A & B Grade
14-16th June : Scarborough Leisure Centre
Barnsley Summer Sizzler
7th July : Ponds Forge
Rotherham Metro A/B
20-21st July : Ponds Forge
ROLL OF HONOUR
SCSC Swimmer of the Year
The Margaret Randall Swimmer of the Year award is presented annually at the clubs Awards Evening, by Ken Randall, a long-time serv
Sheffield City Swimming Club’s Andrew Gould set not one…but two British records at the Rotherham A/B Grade competition over the weekend of July 14-15. At the moment, these times are unofficial as we await ratification.
Andy’s adventure started off on Saturday when he was out to regain his 200 M Backstroke record. Taking the morning off, he arrived fresh and ready for action in the afternoon session. Andy started well swimming a steady 31.72 for his first 50. He and his coach, Colin Cunningham, were hoping for a 1.12.00 for the 100 m split. Surprisingly, Andy clocked a 106.96 at the halfway point, leaving no doubt as to setting the record and wondering what time he would set. He smashed the 200 M record by nearly five seconds, setting a new British record of 2.21.76.
Next up was the 50 M. Andy felt he might as well have a go at it seeing he was feeling good and in good spirits. After posting a 1.06.96 in his 100 split of the 200 M backstroke, he decided he would go for the 100 M record on Sunday. By swimming the 50 M Back, it would give him a good gauge on the 100 M, seeing what split he would need for a 50 M swim. On Sunday morning, Andy was ready for the 50 M backstroke. He went out fast and cruised to a new record in a time of 30.38.
In the afternoon Sunday, Andy swam a PB of 1.05.94, which is a new PB, but .89 off of the record for 100 M in his MD S10 category. The unofficial record in this event is 1.05.05.
Head coach Cunningham said he was delighted for Andy and his massive achievements. Cunningham added, “Andy attends all his training sessions, just gets on with it and works hard. For Andy to produce two British records and setting massive PBs is great for him and Sheffield City Swimming Club.”
Andy said "I would just like to thank Colin, Jeff and all my club team mates and parents for all the wonderful support and encouragement you gave me. I couldn't have done it without you. I have just got to wait now for ratification of the records from British Swimming."
Colin would also like to congratulate all Sheffield City Swimming Club swimmers, coaches and team managers for their contributions towards the fantastic number of personal best performances.