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The Season Beings (almost)

The new season begins on 1st September. There are a few important notices for Phase 4/5 to take in to consideration.

Any further changes will be posted here as soon as we have them.

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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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Videos from Nationals

18 Aug: For those of you who've never been to Nationals, here's the next best thing.

Thanks to Martin Kliment we bring you a final and two heats. Simon Kliment (Arm) obviously stars in all 3, but Harvey Williamson (Arm). makes an appearance in one too.
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Round up of Youth Nationals

Nationals Debut for Oliver 14 Aug: A whistle stop tour of Youth Nationals from the Dartes perspective.

An overall 11th place in the Top Club competition, 7 medals, and a British Age-Group Record made for a successful week.

There were a few making their Nationals debut too.
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Championship Tradition

The B&I Trophy for Most Improved Club at Yorkshire Championships 12 Aug: With the first half of 2014 completed we've updated our Championships medal tallies from Nationals, Regionals, and Counties.

We're enjoying the best 3 year medal run in Dartes history, so keep up the hard work in the pool and let's keep that going.
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Jarvis Inching Closer

9th place in 800 Freestyle 11 Aug: Final update of the 2014 season medal table has been made after the close of Nationals. Jarvis Parkinson (Arm) inched another Gold medal closer to Emma Parker (Adw) at the top.

The other big movers were Joe Litchfield (Spa) now up to 6th, and Simon Kliment (Arm) upto 18th.
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Results Archive Updated

Results Archive 10 Aug: All results from National Youths are now in the archive.

7 medals and a few other finalist places leave us 11th on the overall points table. Another strong performance, well done to all.
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British Age-Group Record and 12th for Shan

British Age-Group Record in 200m IM 9 Aug: We missed it in the excitement last night. The 200m IM by Jarvis Parkinson (Arm) was 0.03sec faster than Ieuan Lloyd's best effort as a 15 year old. A British Age-Group Record.

Shannon Dodson (Adw) also claimed her best ever finish at Nationals. 12th for 200m Backstroke.
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National Gold Number 6

9th place in 800 Freestyle 8 Aug: He needed 3 more Golds to topple Emma Parker (Adw) from the top of the all-time medal table. Jarvis Parkinson (Arm) edged a little closer this evening with Gold in 200m IM.

following him home for Silver was Joe Litchfield (Spa). Another Silver for Joe in 200m Fly a little earlier lifts him to 6th.
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Bronze for Joe at National Youths

9th place in 800 Freestyle 7 Aug: A Dartes record in 200m Backstroke gave Joe Litchfield (Spa) the Bronze at National Youth Championships. Another record in 200m Butterfly leaves him fastest into the final.

He and Jarvis Parkinson (Arm) are also 1st and 2nd for the 200m IM final. A busy Friday night awaits.
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9th for Georgia at Nationals

9th place in 800 Freestyle 6 Aug: Today's big mover on the medal table is Georgia Wright (Arm). 9th place in 800m Freestyle shifts her to 31st.

That performance also lowered her existing Dartes Senior record to 9:08.
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Gold and Silver at Big Medley

National Youth Gold 5 Aug: A dominant 400m IM display at Nationals sees Joe Litchfield (Spa) and Jarvis Parkinson (Arm) take Gold and Silver!

In the Seniors, former Dartes Max Litchfield (Spa) also takes Gold! Shannon Dodson (Adw) secured her best ever placing at Nationals with an 18th semi-final finish for 200m IM.
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FINA/Arena World Cup Series

27/28 Aug: Those clever people at FINA now have their own online TV channel so you can watch the World Cup Series live.

The action comes from the Hamad Aquatic Centre in Doha's Aspire Zone, and many of those competing at Pan Pacs and Euro Champs will be trying to win big cash prizes.
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Meet Calendar

Meet Calendar Meets for the first 4 months of the new season are now pencilled in. Due to the likely changes by British Swimming next year, we can't look ahead further than that yet.

You can find the meet calendar in the Club Info section of this website.
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Meet Entries: Leeds Level 2

The Team at Leeds 7 Sep: Only for those going on training camp, we'll be heading to City of Leeds level 2 meet (25th/26th Oct).

An opportunity to qualify for NER Winter Champs, and practice heat-final progression.

Entries required before 7th Sep please.
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Meet Entries: York Regional Qualifier

Dancing at Ennerdale 7 Sep: Over 1st/2nd Nov we'll take everyone not on camp to the York Regional Qualifier in Hull. Training will be cancelled that weekend, so be sure to enter this meet.

This is your last opportunity to qualify for NER Winters, and an early chance for Spring Yorkshire qualifying.

Entries required before 7th Sep please.
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Meet Entries: Winter Yorkshires

Yorkshire SA 13 Sep: Entry deadlines for early season meets are coming thick and fast.

Please get your entries in for the Winter Yorkshire competition by 13th September.
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Meet Entries: DMasa Champs (The Mets)

15 Sep: Entries for 2014 'Mets' Champs are now due. All entries to be placed with your club, NOT Dartes.

This is a rare opportunity for smashing Dartes records at 100m IM! As those are often quite weak, why not have a go.
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Life as a Swimmer


quote of the day by my dad "if your pee is gold... your medal won't be." great hydration advice there Big G. #hydrationiskey


Volunteer timekeeping at the All Florida Invite today! My dad would be so proud -- #GoGators


After stopping by the pool this afternoon man am I happy I'm not in the water right now...3x1000 for the younger kids today as a workout...


There are a lot of poor female role models out there and then there are the chicks from #TeamGB. I want to be like them when I grow up


They may become harder to achieve, but your dreams can't stop because you've hit a certain age or you've had a child.