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We Are Doncaster Dartes

We are Doncaster Dartes, the town's Elite Swimming Training Scheme and traditionally one of the top 4 squads in Yorkshire Swimming. In association with Doncaster's swimming clubs, we provide the high performance training and top class, professional swim coaching required to succeed at the very highest level.

Our objective is to provide Doncaster's ambitious swimmers with the Environment, the Skills, and the Coaching Support required to reach the top in British Swimming.

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Results Archive Updated

5 Aug 2018: Results Archive It's been a tough season, but in the end we had some really good performances at English Nationals, including 3 girls reaching finals.

Next season we'll be aiming to double the numbers competing at Nationals - there's hard work ahead!
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More Honours for the American

30 Jul 2018: She returns home to train with Phase 5 during holidays from university in the states, and Georgia Wright (Arm) has once again been recognised as an outstanding athlete in NCAA Div II.

Nothing we didn't know already of course, the scholarship athlete just happens to own 7 senior Dartes records.
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Out with the old, in with the new

29 Jul 2018: This was the week where Dartes said a fond farewell to a popular coach as he left for pastures new.

And then in a surprise twist, welcomed him back again 2 days later.

Our new Assistant Head Coach will be Jordan Allerton. His new role sees him step up to run Phase 4 next season.
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Championship Season

24 Jul 2018: Every sport seems to hold their National Champs around this time. Dartes are at British Champs this week and English next week.

For young Greta Highfield (Ros) last Sunday was the National Biathle Championships where she won a spot on Team GB for the World Champs in Egypt.
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National Squad and JDS

22 Jul 2018: At the beginning of the month we went to the Hull End of Season Meet just after the club learnt Coach Jordan was leaving Dartes. Our young stars sent him on his way in typcial Dartes style - with a photo shoot.

Today, the 2018 National Squad visited Leeds for pre-Nationals "long course" training. Another photo shoot took place.
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Coach Jordan Added to Honours

11 Jul 2018: On Sunday, six Dartes 11 year olds attended the 2nd Swim England County Pathway development camp in Harrogate. Alongside them was Coach Jordan Allerton.

Just prior to him moving on to pastures new next season, we've added him to our Coaching Honours table for coaches selected for various accolades.
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Josh for NER Talent Camp

4 Jun 2018: Fresh from an NER Bronze and 7 final appearances, Josh Cusack-Hughes (Adw) has been named on the North East Region Performance Programme for 2018.

This is the 12 year olds version of the programme that 6 of our 11 year olds were selected for earlier in the season.
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A Litchfield Record Smashed

22 May 2018: A brave 200m Butterfly at NERs saw Luke Gilliver (Drn) reach a final and smash a club record in the process!

A baptism of fire for Cody Watkinson (Adw) in the 400m IM, and two Bronze medals for our veteran age-groupers.
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Announcements

Announcement Regarding Head Coach Position

30 Jul: Having taken the role of acting Head Coach this summer and last as a stand-in for departing coaches, we now name Dave Cuthbert as permanent Head Coach of Doncaster Dartes.

Alongside Dave and taking the full-time post of Assistant Head Coach is Jordan Allerton. Jacob Greenhalgh has been added as the 3rd lead coach for the 2019 season.
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March Sprints - Thanks

Another massive thank you to the army of volunteers and officials who make our meets such a success.

Results will be available shortly. Don't forget our B Grade meet in June too.
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Team Hats and Bags

Just in time for the onset of winter we have team pom pom hats available. Help avoid those winter illnesses by keeping your hair and ears covered on the way to and from training.

The new TYR team bags are also available embroided with Dartes logo and your name. The previous version was extremely popular, we expect nothing else from this new version.
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Using Pace Clocks

Pace Clocks Being able to use pace clocks is an essential skill for swimmers of all ages. We know some of you struggle and shy away from using them, so here are some helpful hints.

The key point is: never give up. Use them on every swim and within a few weeks you'll be happy to use them.
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What do you learn from Swimming?

Successful Team It's not just swimming skills you learn in the pool. Take a look at the top 10 life lessons you can make use of out of the water.

From simply showing up on time to dealing with strange people and managing your time effectively, it all helps mould you in to a successful person.
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Meet Protocol

Blood flow prior to pool warm up at Middlesboro residential weekend To save you thinking first thing on meet day morning, we have a meet protocol to tell you exactly what to do when you arrive at competitions.

Be sure to arrive in time to start your blood flow warm up a good 10mins prior to the start of the first warm up.
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Be Good Lane Mates

Meet Calendar How many times do coaches yell at you for blocking the finish for your team mates in training? Are you one of those annoying swimmers who just loves getting in the way?

Here are a few helpful hints on how you can be a better team mate. You thought this stuff only happened at Dartes, right? Oh how wrong are you!
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