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News October 2014

Keep up to date with what's happening at Dartes and performance swimming in Doncaster. This page records the news as it happens -- history in the making!

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Two out of two for Kara!

28 Oct: The new look, concentrating, Kara Mayos (Spa) did the double for October test sets. No sooner had she stormed to the top of the table for the 2x800m Freestyle test last week, than she was back kicking her way to equal the 2nd fastest average that we've had on the 4x400m kick! Exactly 1 year ago, Lauren Jarvis (Arm) set the fastest ever average time of 6:25. Tilly Arrand (Arm) got close to beating it on her last attempt before moving in to Phase 5 in July, and now Kara has matched Tilly's best attempt. The fastest individual rep, until today, was Lauren's 6:18 - kara lowered that to 6:15 and looks set to smash the record average next time!

It was an evening for the girls to show big improvement. 3rd and 4th fastest on the day were Callie Ramshaw (Ros) and Lauren Christmas (Arm). Callie demonstrating that determination conquers all by dropping 24sec on her previous best average. She also managed to squeeze under 7min for the first time on rep 1 and repeated it on rep 4. Lauren just missed dipping her toes under 7min on a few reps. A great job by both.

Prize for determined effort of the day though, goes to Harvey Williamson (Arm). He hates kick, everyone knows that, but after a pre-training camp pizza with the younger element heading for Torremolinos at the end of the week, Harvey managed to knock a full minute off his previous best average. 7:17 is very respectable, especially considering he did much of it on his least favoured Fly kick!

And there's a lesson for the less experienced at this test. Fly kick is generally fastest, followed by Backstroke kick. If you want to get down to the sub-7min times, it's very unlikely to happen while doing Breaststroke!

The cut-off time is 10min, which works out at around 37sec per length. You'll need to go 10sec faster each length to get close to 7min, which is where most should be aiming. To challenge the record: 24sec per length is required. Set your training goals accordingly!

Pos Name Date Rep 1 Rep 2 Rep 3 Rep 4 Avg All Time
1 Kara Mayos 28 Oct 2014 6:15 6:38 6:28 6:31 6:28 2 (2)
8 Jul 2014 6:43 6:46 6:43 6:47 6:44
6 May 2014 7:07 7:08 7:01 6:53 7:02
11 Mar 2014 7:04 6:57 6:56 7:02 6:59
7 Jan 2014 7:15 7:11 7:12 6:59 7:09
2 Robbie Casson 28 Oct 2014 6:36 6:55 7:05 7:07 6:55 10 (8)
8 Jul 2014 6:38 6:48 6:45 6:49 6:45
6 May 2014 6:34 6:41 7:04 6:57 6:49
7 Jan 2014 6:48 6:50 6:58 7:05 6:55
22 Oct 2013 6:57 7:05 7:08 7:08 7:04
3 Callie Ramshaw 28 Oct 2014 6:57 7:03 7:06 6:59 7:01 12 (12)
8 Jul 2014 7:35 7:33 7:38 7:35 7:35
6 May 2014 7:27 7:27 7:23 7:25 7:25
11 Mar 2014 7:29 7:37 7:37 7:44 7:36
4 Lauren Christmas 28 Oct 2014 7:00 7:22 7:07 7:14 7:10 18 (18)
8 Jul 2014 7:28 7:28 7:33 7:30 7:29
6 May 2014 7:17 7:13 7:13 7:13 7:14
11 Mar 2014 7:27 7:37 7:39 7:46 7:37
7 Jan 2014 7:35 7:31 7:47 8:31 7:51
22 Oct 2013 7:31 7:41 7:47 7:53 7:43
5 Bradley Hurdiss 28 Oct 2014 7:03 7:15 7:16 7:20 7:13 19 (10)
8 Jul 2014 7:05 7:02 7:08 7:05 7:05
6 May 2014 6:52 7:02 7:02 6:56 6:58
11 Mar 2014 7:04 7:02 7:14
7 Jan 2014 6:49 6:54 7:06 7:25 7:03
22 Oct 2013 7:05 6:59 6:55 8:40 7:24
6 Narin Cowell 28 Oct 2014 7:07 7:20 7:19 7:19 7:16 22 (22)
6 May 2014 7:26 7:25 7:25 7:25 7:25
7 Harvey Williamson 28 Oct 2014 7:49 7:05 7:10 7:07 7:17 23 (23)
8 Jul 2014 9:17 9:39
6 May 2014 8:16 8:20 9:10 7:47 8:23
11 Mar 2014 8:39 8:38 8:53 8:08 8:34
7 Jan 2014 8:46 7:58 8:16 8:29 8:22
22 Oct 2013 7:42 7:26 9:15 9:27 8:27
8 Taylor Hardy 28 Oct 2014 7:07 7:09 7:11 7:55 7:20 24 (16)
8 Jul 2014 7:06 7:13 7:03 7:13 7:08
6 May 2014 7:24 8:43 7:16 7:16 7:39
11 Mar 2014 7:18 7:12 7:25 7:28 7:20
7 Jan 2014 7:47 7:26 7:41 7:44 7:39
 
9 Gillian Clarke 28 Oct 2014 7:22 7:51 7:14 7:38 7:31 25 (9)
8 Jul 2014 7:34 8:32 9:17 8:55 8:34
6 May 2014 7:02 7:40 7:57 7:52 7:37
11 Mar 2014 7:00 6:39 7:02 6:55 6:54
7 Jan 2014 7:21 6:56 7:01 7:02 7:05
22 Oct 2013 7:30 6:53 7:35 6:48 7:11
10 Casey Waugh 28 Oct 2014 8:10 7:52 7:54 7:29 7:51 27 (27)
8 Jul 2014 8:04 8:28 8:38 9:32 8:40
6 May 2014 8:02 8:31 8:12 7:39 8:06
11 Mar 2014 8:13 8:26 8:17 7:30 8:06
7 Jan 2014 8:11 8:16 8:21 8:20 8:17
11 Joe Sykes 28 Oct 2014 7:44 7:51 8:03 7:54 7:53 28 (25)
6 May 2014 7:48 7:37 7:44 7:49 7:44
11 Mar 2014 7:54 7:49 7:53 7:25 7:45
7 Jan 2014 8:05 7:56 8:12 8:25 8:09
12 Holly Fish 28 Oct 2014 7:48 7:51 8:20 7:45 7:56 30 (30)
6 May 2014 8:25 8:58 8:25 8:23 8:32
13 Emma Stringer 28 Oct 2014 8:11 7:50 8:30 7:45 8:04 32 (26)
8 Jul 2014 8:16 8:19 8:35 8:38 8:27
6 May 2014 7:36 7:51 7:45 7:51 7:45
11 Mar 2014 8:26 8:23 8:27 8:25 8:25
7 Jan 2014 8:18 8:31 8:19
22 Oct 2013 9:00 9:15 9:03 9:13 9:07
14 Lucy Pickard 28 Oct 2014 7:10 8:29 8:55 8:19 8:13 33 (15)
8 Jul 2014 7:08 7:09 7:09 7:02 7:07
6 May 2014 7:22 7:27 8:44 7:39 7:48
11 Mar 2014 8:10 7:30 7:29 9:20 8:07
22 Oct 2013 9:08 10:21 10:26 11:15 10:17
15 Tia Bennett 28 Oct 2014 8:06 8:33 8:08 8:28 8:18 34 (32)
8 Jul 2014 8:12 8:26 8:04 7:51 8:08
6 May 2014 8:22 8:28 8:26 8:18 8:23
16 Gabby Wedgwood 28 Oct 2014 8:39 8:49 8:50 7:39 8:29 35 (31)
8 Jul 2014 9:07 8:42 8:40
6 May 2014 7:55 7:58 8:18 7:55 8:01
11 Mar 2014 9:03 9:25
 
17 Ben Wright 28 Oct 2014 8:23 8:24 8:47 8:25 8:29 35 (33)
8 Jul 2014 8:13 8:07 8:26 8:27 8:18
6 May 2014 8:29 8:07 8:13 8:12 8:15
7 Jan 2014 8:43 8:32 8:47 8:18 8:35
18 Daniel Bailey 28 Oct 2014 9:04 8:44 8:40 9:07 8:53 36 (36)
19 Chloe Brammer 28 Oct 2014 9:22 8:41 9:05 9:02 9:02 38 (38)
20 Emily Gilliver 28 Oct 2014 9:18 9:32 9:51 X
8 Jul 2014 9:33
6 May 2014 9:22 9:54
11 Mar 2014 9:34 9:59
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First test set of the season

22 Oct: The first Phase 4 test set of the season was worth waiting for. Big improvements from many including a 20sec leap by Kara Mayos (Spa) for the fastest times and fastest average of the day. We're 10sec off the squad record set by Simon Kliment (Arm) a few weeks prior to his move to Phase 5, but a 40sec improvement for Gillian Clarke (Arm) and 20sec jumps by Taylor Hardy (Adw) and Lucy Pickard (Ros) suggest his standard might be challenged by the girls before long.

As usual, down the bottom of the table we have the newbies in the squad. The bottom 4 were all attempting the challenge for the first time and did pretty good. Usually the 2nd attempt at these 2x800m sprints drops huge chunks from the first time. Expect to see those 4 creeping up the table over the next few months.

Pos Name Date 400m 800m 400m 800m Avg All Time
1 Kara Mayos 21 Oct 2014 5:05 10:09 5:02 10:10 10:09 5 (5)
22 Apr 2014 5:18 10:41 5:29 11:01 10:51
25 Mar 2014 5:15 10:34 5:18 10:34 10:34
14 Jan 2014 5:27 10:54 5:21 10:53 10:53
15 Oct 2013 5:27 11:05 5:31 11:17 11:11
2 Alanah Hill 21 Oct 2014 5:08 10:12 5:05 10:12 10:12 7 (7)
22 Apr 2014 5:11 10:20 5:07 10:24 10:22
14 Jan 2014 5:23 10:42 5:19 10:43 10:42
15 Oct 2013 5:31 11:01 5:28 11:05 11:03
3 Corinne Hill 21 Oct 2014 5:08 10:16 5:14 10:17 10:16 9 (6)
22 Apr 2014 5:00 10:04 5:02 10:15 10:09
25 Mar 2014 5:07 10:21 5:01 10:02 10:11
14 Jan 2014 5:18 10:39 5:13 10:30 10:34
15 Oct 2013 5:15 10:37 5:12 10:30 10:33
4 Gillian Clarke 21 Oct 2014 5:08 10:21 5:10 10:25 10:23 9 (9)
14 Jan 2014 5:34 11:05 5:45 11:10 11:07
5 Taylor Hardy 21 Oct 2014 5:07 10:33 5:15 10:49 10:41 15 (15)
25 Mar 2014 5:28 11:02 5:27 11:07 11:04
6 Lucy Pickard 21 Oct 2014 5:26 10:48 5:18 10:40 10:44 16 (16)
22 Apr 2014 5:25 11:05 5:23 10:57 11:01
25 Mar 2014 5:27 10:59 5:30 11:13 11:06
14 Jan 2014 5:24 11:04 5:29 11:00 11:02
15 Oct 2013 5:55 11:57 5:51 12:01 11:59
7 Charlotte Howard 21 Oct 2014 5:21 10:57 5:25 10:46 10:51 17 (11)
22 Apr 2014 5:25 10:58 5:40 11:36 11:17
25 Mar 2014 5:10 10:29 5:12 10:28 10:28
14 Jan 2014 5:36 11:18 5:39 11:12 11:15
15 Oct 2013 5:42 11:19 5:41 11:17 11:18
8 Joe Sykes 21 Oct 2014 5:24 10:48 5:23 10:58 10:53 17 (17)
22 Apr 2014 5:34 11:07 5:39 11:14 11:10
25 Mar 2014 5:41 11:13 5:32 11:20 11:16
14 Jan 2014 5:52 11:57 6:04 12:30 12:13
 
9 Bradley Hurdiss 21 Oct 2014 5:22 10:56 5:28 11:10 11:03 20 (13)
22 Apr 2014 5:11 10:30 5:20 10:48 10:39
25 Mar 2014 5:12 10:31 5:11 10:31 10:31
14 Jan 2014 5:26 10:51 5:29 11:02 10:56
15 Oct 2013 5:23 10:52 5:28 11:02 10:57
10 Emma Stringer 21 Oct 2014 5:43 11:31 5:28 11:08 11:19 25 (20)
22 Apr 2014 5:26 11:00 5:32 11:08 11:04
25 Mar 2014 5:35 11:12 5:36 11:22 11:17
14 Jan 2014 5:50 11:49 5:39 11:30 11:39
15 Oct 2013 6:17 12:21 6:25 12:57 12:39
11 Callie Ramshaw 21 Oct 2014 5:41 11:35 5:35 11:16 11:25 25 (25)
22 Apr 2014 5:43 11:37 5:44 11:33 11:35
25 Mar 2014 5:52 11:58 5:59 12:04 12:01
12 Lauren Christmas 21 Oct 2014 5:36 11:17 5:43 11:56 11:36 27 (21)
22 Apr 2014 5:27 11:01 5:31 11:09 11:05
25 Mar 2014 5:39 11:30 5:48 11:48 11:39
14 Jan 2014 5:46 11:35 5:44 11:34 11:34
15 Oct 2013 5:52 11:55 6:00 12:06 12:00
13 Robbie Casson 21 Oct 2014 5:34 11:20 5:53 12:12 11:46 27 (24)
25 Mar 2014 5:37 11:15 5:34 11:15 11:15
14 Jan 2014 5:35 11:31 5:53 12:01 11:46
15 Oct 2013 6:09 12:19 6:05 12:15 12:17
14 Oliver Vodden 21 Oct 2014 6:08 11:59 6:00 11:54 11:56 28 (27)
25 Mar 2014 6:02 12:06 5:49 11:41 11:53
14 Jan 2014 5:55 11:52 5:59 11:56 11:54
15 Oct 2013 5:55 11:54 6:47 14:09 13:01
15 Narin Cowell 21 Oct 2014 6:06 12:04 6:08 12:25 12:14 29 (30)
22 Apr 2014 6:25 13:13 6:35 13:22 13:17
16 Aiden Lancaster 21 Oct 2014 6:05 12:09 6:07 12:25 12:17 31 (31)
22 Apr 2014 6:35 13:27 6:44 13:30 13:28
 
17 Emily Gilliver 21 Oct 2014 6:17 12:43 6:02 12:17 12:30 34 (29)
22 Apr 2014 6:04 12:15 6:03 12:14 12:14
25 Mar 2014 7:07 14:14
18 Casey Waugh 21 Oct 2014 6:12 12:15 6:25 12:51 12:33 34 (34)
22 Apr 2014 6:14 12:40 6:24 12:41 12:40
25 Mar 2014 6:09 12:23 6:26 13:04 12:43
19 Chloe Brammer 21 Oct 2014 6:26 12:50 6:12 12:27 12:38 35 (36)
20 Finlay Stinson 21 Oct 2014 6:22 12:35 6:22 12:42 12:38 35 (35)
21 Holly Fish 21 Oct 2014 6:15 12:41 6:14 12:37 12:39 37 (37)
22 Daniel Bailey 21 Oct 2014 6:40 13:47 7:05 14:12 13:59 38 (38)
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