British Gas ASA National Championships – July 2012

Special congratulations to our swimmers who swam in the National Championships at Sheffield in July 2012, competing against the best swimmers in the country.

  • Luke Bradley competed in the 200m Butterfly (15/18 yrs) 
  • Joel O’ Halleron competed in the 100m Breaststroke, 100m Breaststroke and 400m IM (15/16 yrs) — Joel reached the semi finals in the 100m and 200m Breaststroke. 
  • Carissa Armijo competed in the 100m Freestyle, 200m Freestyle, 400m Freestyle, 100m Butterfly, 200m IM and 400m IM (11/12 yrs) — Carissa reached three finals, finishing 7th in the 400m IM, 5th in the 200m Freestyle and 3rd in the 400m Freestyle. 
  • Anya Sordy competed in the 400m IM (11/12yrs) 

Congratulations and well done swimmers.

Success for some of our elite swimmers

Congratulations to Joel O’ Halleron Joel who was chosen to represent the North East of England in the English Schools Swimming Championships on 30th June and 1st July 2012 at Liverpool Aquatic Centre. 

Joel swam in the 100m and 200m intermediate boys breaststroke winning a bronze medal in each event.  He also swam in the 4 x 100m medley team winning a gold medal.  A great weekend for Joel and all of the North East team swimmers, who won the top team place overall on points.


UK Schools Games 2012

9th May 2012 – Well done to Joel O’Halleron for finishing second in the 200m Breaststroke at the new Aquatics Centre in London.


Congratulations to Joel O’ Halleron who has been selected to represent the North of England at the UK school games.  The games will be held at the London Aquatic Centre in May 2012. Well done Joel.


Also, congratulations to Luke Bradley Luke Bradley and Joel O’Halleron who have both achieved national times.  Luke will be swimming in the 200m butterfly and Joel will be swimming in the 100m breaststroke, 200m breaststroke and 400 individual medley.  The nationals are being held in Sheffield in July 2012.

 Well done to you both and good luck.

Derwentside charity meet – Jun 2012

Well done to all our swimmers who competed in the Derwentside charity meet – 9th & 10th June 2012 

Swimmers from A squad, B squad and C2B squad competed including the following;

Matthew Cummins, Patrick Cummins, Molly Jopling, Sydney Martin, Hannah Daglish, Taylor Leck, Macy Youngman, Lucy Cottee, Jade Galloway, Melissa Newton, Louisa Dougherty, Ellie Norman. Michael Laidler, Alex Griffiths, Samuel Swanston, Megan Cottee, Olivia Turner, Astrid Morkot, Emily Jones and Madeleine Wilson.

Special congratulations to our medal winners; 

Michael Laidler 09/10 yrs 1st 50m breaststroke, 2nd 100m breaststroke 

Hannah Daglish 09/10 yrs 2nd 50m freestyle, 2nd 100m freestyle 

Taylor Leck 09/10 yrs 1st 100m breaststroke, 2nd 50m breaststroke, 3rd 200m freestyle 

Macy Youngman 11/12 yrs 2nd 50 breaststroke, 3rd 100 breaststroke

Melissa Newton 11/12 yrs 1st 200m IM, 2nd 100m backstroke, 3rd 200m breaststroke

Jade Galloway 11/12 yrs 1st 200m breaststroke, 2nd 200m IM

Sydney Martin 11/12 yrs 2nd 200m butterfly

Molly Jopling 13/14 yrs 1st 100m breaststroke, 1st 50m breaststroke, 1st 200m IM, 2nd 50m freestyle, 2nd 200m breaststroke, 3rd 200m freestyle, 3rd 200m butterfly

Patrick Cummins 13/14 yrs 1st 200m IM, 2nd 200m butterfly, 2nd 100m backstroke

Matthew Cummins 15 + yrs 1st 200m butterfly

BAGcats NER Championships 2012

Congratulations to some our young swimmers who took part on the 2nd, 3rd, 9th and 10th June at Sheffield and Leeds

Those who qualified included;

A squad swimmers:

Andrew Blackett, Patrick Cummins, Brad Reynolds, Liam Reveley, Joseph Martin, Danielle Gilbert, Rachel Forster, Charlotte Dibley, Ellie Cummins, Carissa Armijo, Anya Sordy, Shauna Johnson and Sydney Martin.

B squad swimmers:

Hal Robinson, Oliver O’ Halleron, Melissa Newton, Jade Galloway, Bethany-Star Cooper,

Congratulations to our finalists and medal winners;

Shauna Johnson – 11 yrs

5th 100m backstroke, 8th 100m freestyle, 8th 200m freestyle, 9th 400m freestyle

Oliver O’ Halleron – 11 yrs

4th 400m IM, 5th 100m breaststroke, 5th 200m breaststroke, 5th 200m backstroke, 7th 100m backstroke, 7th 200m IM

Carissa Armijo – 12 yrs

1st 800m freestyle, 1st 400m freestyle, 2nd 400m IM, 2nd 200m freestyle, 2nd 100m freestyle, 4th 200m IM, 6th 200m butterfly

Anya Sordy – 12 yrs

4th 400m IM, 7th 800m freestyle, 8th 200m IM, 8th 200m breaststroke, 9th 200m butterfly,

Joseph Martin – 12 yrs

2nd 200m breaststroke, 6th 100m breaststroke, 7th 400m IM, 8th 200m backstroke,

Andrew Blackett – 13 yrs

2nd 200m breaststroke, 3rd 100m breaststroke, 5th 200m butterfly,

Brad Reynolds – 13 yrs

6th 400m IM, 6th 100m freestyle, 7th 400m freestyle, 9th 100m breaststroke, 9th 200m breaststroke, 9th 200m backstroke, 10th 200m freestyle

Liam Reveley – 13 yrs

3rd 100m freestyle

Danielle Gilbert – 14 yrs

2nd 200m breaststroke, 6th 100m breaststroke, 6th 200m butterfly, 8th 400m IM

Charlotte Dibley – 14 yrs

9th 200m breaststroke, 10th 100m breaststroke

Special congratulations to Anya Sordy and Carissa Armijo who both achieved their national time for the 400IM.

Youth and Senior NERs – May 2012

Held at Sunderland Aquatic Centre on 5th & 6th May 2012

The following swimmers qualified:

Ross Bradley, Luke Bradley, Joel O’ Halleron, Jack Clark, Matthew Cummins, Callum Johnson, Graham Reveley and Ciara Sordy

Congratulation to our medal winners and finalists

Ross Bradley

50 breast – 6th – open, 100 breast – 4th – open

Joel O’ Halleron

400IM 3rd in youth (15-18 yrs) & 5th open, 200 breast 4th in youth (15-18 yrs) & 5th open

 Luke Bradley

200 back 3rd in youth (15-18 yrs) & 6th open, 100 fly 4th in youth & 8th open, 50 back 4th in youth & 6th open

Youth 800 free team – Joel O’ Halleron, Callum Johnson, Matthew Cummins, Luke Bradley (6th)

Youth 400 free team – Jack Clark, Matthew Cummins, Graham Reveley, Luke Bradley (9th)

South Tyneside Spring Gala – Apr 2012

Many of our swimmers from club squad, C2B, B and A squad took part in the recent gala at South Tyneside (20/04 – 21/04), in which the club achieved excellent results. 

Our swimmers gained 100 top three positions in total. An excellent weekend swimmers, well done!

Megan Cottee

1st 50 fly, 1st 50 breast, 2nd 200 IM, 3rd 200 breast

James Strickland

3rd 100 breast

Taylor Leck

2nd 50 breast

Hannah Daglish

3rd 50 breast

William Sheen

1st 100 fly, 3rd 200 breast

Jade Galloway

1st 200 free, 1st 200 back, 2nd 100 fly

Shauna Johnson

1st 200 IM, 1st 200 breast, 1st 50 breast, 1st 100 free

Amy Griffiths

2nd 50 fly

Courtney Davidson

3rd 50 fly

Macy Youngman

2nd 50 breast, 2nd 100 breast, 3rd 200 back

Oliver O’ Halleron

1st 200 back, 1st 100 breast,1st 200 IM, 1st 100 back

Carissa Armijo

1st 200 IM, 1st 100 back, 1st 200 fly, 1st 100 free, 2nd 50 breast 

Anya Sordy

1st 200 free, 2nd 200 IM, 2nd 200 breast, 2nd 200 fly, 2nd 100 free, 3rd 100 fly, 3rd 100 breast

Ruby Lovatt

3rd 50 fly

Ellie Cummins

1st 50 fly, 1st 100 fly, 2nd 200 free, 3rd 200 fly, 3rd 200 back

Melissa Newton

3rd 50 breast,3rd 200 free

Joseph Martin

2nd 200 breast, 2nd 100 back, 3rd 200 IM

Patrick Cummins

2nd 200 back, 2nd 100 breast, 2nd 200 IM, 2nd 50 fly, 2nd 200 fly

Danielle Gilbert

1st 200 IM, 1st 100 breast, 1st 200 breast, 1st 200 fly, 1st 50 breast, 1st 100 fly, 2nd 50 fly, 3rd 400 free open

Joseph Dibley

2nd 200 free, 2nd 50 free, 3rd 50 breast

Brad Reynolds

1st 50 back, 1st 200 back, 1st 200 IM, 1st 100 back, 1st 50 breast, 1st 100 free, 2nd 100 fly

Andrew Blackett

1st 100 fly, 1st 100 breast, 1st 200 breast, 1st 200 fly, 2nd 200 IM, 3rd 100 free

 Liam Reveley

2nd 200 breast, 2nd 50 breast, 2nd 100 free, 3rd 200 IM

Scottish Nationals 2012

The following A squad swimmers recently competed in the Scottish National Age Group Championships at the Sunderland Aquatic Centre (31/03/12- 04/04/12)

Danielle Gilbert, Rachel Forster, Anya Sordy, Carissa Armijo, Ellie Cummins, Andrew Blackett,

Joel O’ Halleron and Luke Bradley

Congratulations to those who reached the finals and to our medal winners:

Squad Results
1097_Danielle Gilbert A Squad 200m Breaststroke – 2nd
Danielle Gilbert 200m Butterfly – 3rd
100m Breaststroke – 4th
1096_Carissa Armijo A Squad 200m Freestyle – 1st
Carissa Armijo 100m Freestyle – 1st
400m Freestyle – 1st
100m Butterfly – 5th
1098_Ellie Cummins A Squad 100m Butterfly – 9th
Ellie Cummins
1095_Anya Sordy A Squad 200m Butterfly – 8th
Anya Sordy
Joel A Squad 100m Breaststroke – 1st
Joel O’Halleron 200m Breaststroke – 1st
400m IM – 2nd
200m IM – 5th
Luke Bradley A Squad 200m Butterfly – 4th
Luke Bradley 100m Backstroke – 7th

N & D 2012

The clubs recent participation in the Northumberland and Durham championships on 17th and 18th March 2012 proved a great success, with many of our swimmers reaching the finals, and the team collecting 28 medals.

Those swimmers who took part included;

A Squad

Rachel Forster, Andrew Blackett, Anya Sordy, Brad Reynolds, Molly Jopling, Liam Reveley, Carissa Armijo, Patrick Cummins, Ellie Cummins, Joseph Martin, Shauna Johnson, Eleanor Martin

B Squad

Melissa Newton, Hal Robinson, Jade Galloway, Oliver O’ Halleron, Paige Johnson, Joseph Dibley, Abbi Cochbain, Hannah Daglish, Ellie Norman, Macy Youngman, Lucy Cottee

C2B Squad

Megan Cottee, Alex Griffiths

Those swimmers who reached the finals included;

Andrew Blackett, Brad Reynolds, Liam Reveley, Patrick Cummins, Joseph Martin, Rachel Forster, Anya Sordy, Molly Jopling, Carissa Armijo, Ellie Cummins, Shauna Johnson, Oliver O’ Halleron and Jade Galloway.

Special congratulations to our medallists

Anya Sordy

Bronze – 200m IM

Carissa Armijo

Gold – 400m Freestyle,  Silver – 400m IM, Silver – 100m Butterfly, Bronze – 100m Freestyle, Bronze – 200m Butterfly

Shauna Johnson

Gold – 200m Breaststroke, Silver – 100m Breaststroke, Bronze – 200m IM

Liam Reveley

Silver – 100m Freestyle

Joseph Martin

Gold – 400m Freestyle, Gold – 200m Breaststroke, Gold – 100m Butterfly, Gold – 200m Backstroke, Gold – 200m IM, Gold – 400m IM, Gold – 100m Backstroke, Bronze – 100m Freestyle, Bronze – 200m Freestyle

Oliver O’ Halleron

Silver – 200m Breaststroke, Silver – 200m Backstroke, Silver – 200m IM, Silver – 400m IM, Silver – 100m Backstroke, Bronze – 100m Butterfly

Brad Reynolds

Bronze – 200m Backstroke, Bronze – 400m IM

Rachel Forster

Bronze – 200m Butterfly

N&D Open 2012

Congratulations to some of our older swimmers who recently took part in the Northumberland & Durham Open Championships at the Sunderland Aquatic Centre on 4th and 5th February 2012.

The following A squad swimmers took part;

Ross Bradley, Joel  O’ Halleron, Brad Reynolds, Luke Bradley, Graham Reveley, Andrew Blackett, Jack Clark, Matthew Cummins, Joseph Martin , Ciara Sordy, Shona Connelly, Charlotte Dibley, Kirsty Buchan, Molly Jopling, Ella Watson

Further congratulations to our swimmers who reached the finals;

Ross Bradley, Luke Bradley, Jack Cark, Joel O’ Halleron

Special congratulations to our medal winners

Ross Bradley

Silver – 50m Breaststroke

Luke Bradley

Silver – 200m Butterfly

Joel O’ Halleron

Silver – 400m IM, Bronze – 100m Breaststroke, Bronze – 200m Breaststroke

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