Borough of Kirklees Swimming Club coach Mark Lappin has hailed the achievements of his swimmers who won 33 titles at the Yorkshire Spring Championships.
The event, held at Pond’s Forge pool in Sheffield, brought some This year’s championships have been an outstanding swims for the club and notably from the nine years boys who took gold, silver and bronze in the 200m individual medley and 200m freestyle, and the 13 years girls who accomplished a hat trick of first, second and third in the 50m, 100m and 200m backstroke.
Coach, Mark Lappin said: “The programme at the Yorkshire Championships is very busy and quite lengthy in some places, so our younger swimmers did a fantastic job to stay focused on their events.
“Having Yorkshire champions in the club means a great deal to me and my coaching team.
“Becoming champion is an honour for these young swimmers and this year we have a fantastic number of 33!”
The club also gained some great results at the Distance Championships held at the John Charles centre in Leeds, winning 65 medals and having 140 finalists at the event.
In additional national 20 of the club’s swimmers qualified for the National Age and Youth Championships.
There were also Sprint Championships at Ponds Forge and again BoK had several more swimmers win through with Commonwealth trials qualification times.
By the end of the event the club we had 29 medallists and 38 finalists.
In the team freestyle and medley relay events the club won places in 17 out of 20 finals.
The eventual tally for the club in team finals was eight gold, three silver, two bronze and 15 finals
Individuals gaining medals and final places were:
Gold: Kyle Chisholm (6), Jonathan Booth (6), Seth Leech (4), Joshua Riding (4), Milly Boulding (4), Rebecca Thornton (3), Eden Warburton (2), Samuel Loizou (2), Charlotte Robinson, Daniel Cross, Mathew Hinchliffe, William Garlick
Silver: Rebecca Thornton (3), Samuel Loizou (3), Keelan Fitton (2), Daniel Cross (2), Ellie Reidy (2), Charlotte Robinson (2), Emily Brook (2), Ben Robinson (2), Emily Layden-Fritz, Joshua Riding, Adam Dean, Billy Stead, James Reidy, Hannah Pilling, Matthew Hinchliffe, Regen Gregg, Tom Dalton, Jonathan Booth, Seth Leech, Emily Layden-Fritz, Holly Pearson, Kyle Chisholm
Bronze: Keelan Fitton (4), Ellie Reidy (3), Charlotte Robinson (3), Daniel Cross (2), Joshua Riding (2), Tom Dalton (2), Seth Leech, Sam Brown, Matthew Wilby, Finley O’Neill, James Reidy, Hannah Pilling, Emily Brook, Samuel Loizou, Kyle Chisholm, Gina Speakman, Rebecca Thornton, Abigail Fisher , Nathen Cullen
Finalists: Matthew Liddle (8), Samuel Loizou (7), Nathan Cullen (7), Sam Brown (7), Ben Robinson (6), Connor Charles (6), Abigail Fisher (6), James Reidy (6), Daniel Cross (5), Billy Stead (5), Matthew Hinchliffe (5), Adam Dean (5), Conal Spencer (4), Jamie Brown (4), Gina Speakman (4), Finley O’Neill (4), Amelia Pickard (3), Seth Leech (3), Regen Gregg (3), William Thackray (3), Harrison Layden-Fritz (3), Matthew Wilby (3), Eden Warburton (3), Eleanor Haines (2), Joel Horsfall (2), Kyle Chisholm (2), Max Chisholm (2), Lucy Pilling (2), Katie Scott (2), Harmonie Waterman (2), Charlotte Robinson (2), Holly Pearson (2), Rosie Jackson (2), Emily Brook (2), Eleanor Haines (2), Elise Furey (2), Ellie Reidy (2), Thomas Eastwood (2), Elise Smith (2), Emily Hirst (2), Milly Boulding (2), Thomas Mitchell (2), Chloe Hirst, Tom Dalton, Madelaine Eastwood, Thomas Grierson, Alistair Macklin, Adam Law, Matthew Liddle, Jake Smith, Hannah Pilling, Joe Snaith, David Booth, Jaime Fitton, Libby Grayson, Thomas Mitchell, Martha Bradley, Rebecca Garforth, Sophie Garforth, Rosie Hepworth, Nathan Watts, Alistair Macklin, Keelan Fitton, Emily Layden-Fritz, Tom Dalton, Harry Wood, Cassandra Walker, Emily Robinson, Jamie Brown, Matthew Jackson, Laura Bowler & Amelia Pickard