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News January 2020

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!

The Stories behind the Headlines

Let the Test Sets Begin

14 Jan 2020: Megan The first test set of the 2020 begun with the 2x800m Freestyle for our young up and coming Athletes in Phase 4. Three of our stars were battling it out for the coveted King/Queen of the test sets in Cody Watkinson (Adw), Paula Mellor (Drn) and Megan Wood (Arm) with the title (and bragging rights) going to Megan as starts 2020 as she left 2019 while holding an impressive 1:18 average!

Pos Name Date 400m 800m 400m 800m Avg100m All Time
1 Megan Wood 14 Jan 2020 5:16 10:40 5:13 10:27 10:33 1:19 28 (24)
27 Oct 2019 5:10 10:25 5:16 10:37 10:31 1:18
2 Paula Mellor 14 Jan 2020 5:19 10:34 5:20 10:36 10:35 1:19 28 (28)
27 Oct 2019 5:17 10:32 5:12 10:59 10:45 1:20
13 Jun 2017 5:51 12:00 6:12 13:00 12:30 1:33
3 Cody Watkinson 14 Jan 2020 5:18 10:35 5:18 10:43 10:39 1:19 30 (30)
27 Oct 2019 5:24 11:04 5:27 11:04 11:04 1:23
4 Lucie Savage 14 Jan 2020 5:20 10:48 5:25 10:56 10:52 1:21 41 (41)
27 Oct 2019 5:54 11:23 5:37 11:23 11:23 1:25
5 Emma Mitchell 14 Jan 2020 5:18 10:48 5:21 10:57 10:52 1:21 42 (42)
6 Amelia Paul 14 Jan 2020 5:34 11:10 5:24 10:56 11:03 1:22 50 (35)
27 Oct 2019 5:35 11:05 5:13 10:26 10:45 1:20
7 Rose Keefe 14 Jan 2020 5:36 11:15 5:32 11:12 11:13 1:24 54 (54)
8 Erin Napier 14 Jan 2020 5:36 11:23 5:34 11:12 11:17 1:24 57 (57)
27 Oct 2019 5:31 11:14 5:43 11:31 11:22 1:25
 
9 Violet Sykes 14 Jan 2020 5:37 11:22 5:32 11:14 11:18 1:24 58 (58)
27 Oct 2019 5:40 11:30 5:49 11:50 11:40 1:27
10 Nicholas Honeybone 14 Jan 2020 5:41 11:21 5:41 11:18 11:19 1:24 59 (59)
27 Oct 2019 5:58 12:02 5:55 11:56 11:59 1:29
11 Greta Highfield 14 Jan 2020 5:35 11:24 5:32 11:17 11:20 1:25 61 (62)
12 Jesse Goodwin 14 Jan 2020 5:41 11:27 5:39 11:21 11:24 1:25 63 (60)
27 Oct 2019 5:42 11:15 5:39 11:25 11:20 1:25
13 Grace Blair 14 Jan 2020 5:42 11:44 5:46 11:49 11:46 1:28 76 (76)
27 Oct 2019 6:10 12:18 6:15 12:17 12:17 1:32
14 Charlie Finch 14 Jan 2020 5:54 11:52 5:56 11:46 11:49 1:28 77 (77)
15 Mila Hughes 14 Jan 2020 5:49 11:41 5:52 12:07 11:54 1:29 79 (70)
27 Oct 2019 5:43 11:49 6:07 11:24 11:36 1:27
16 Isabelle Child 14 Jan 2020 5:59 12:08 5:51 11:44 11:56 1:29 79 (79)
27 Oct 2019 6:07 12:17 6:04 12:14 12:15 1:31
 
17 Dzulija Karnevska 14 Jan 2020 5:48 11:38 5:52 12:14 11:56 1:29 79 (64)
27 Oct 2019 5:35 11:40 5:36 11:20 11:30 1:26
18 Cazia Martin 14 Jan 2020 6:03 12:10 5:52 11:43 11:56 1:29 80 (80)
27 Oct 2019 6:08 12:15 6:07 12:18 12:16 1:32
19 Jessica Wilkinson 14 Jan 2020 5:47 11:52 6:08 12:13 12:02 1:30 82 (73)
27 Oct 2019 5:45 11:30 5:27 11:45 11:37 1:27
20 Joe Moore 14 Jan 2020 6:17 12:34 5:57 12:00 12:17 1:32 89 (89)
21 Ashleyne Stevens 14 Jan 2020 6:12 12:13 6:18 12:37 12:25 1:33 91 (85)
27 Oct 2019 6:09 12:20 6:08 12:08 12:14 1:31
22 Kennedy Matthews 14 Jan 2020 6:05 12:26 6:03 12:39 12:32 1:34 92 (92)
27 Oct 2019 6:13 13:07 1:38
23 Isabella Robinson 14 Jan 2020 6:18 12:57 6:16 12:58 12:57 1:37 98 (98)
27 Oct 2019 6:19 13:05 6:25 13:51 13:28 1:41
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Cody As if that wasn't enough, Coach Jordan was in a particularly devious mood the following Thursday and put Phase 4 through their paces (again!) with 20x100m Freestyle. Surprisingly Phase 4 responded with some great results all round with Cody claiming the bragging rights this time. Violet Sykes (Adw) also gets a special mention for her time drop from Tuesday evening but for also giving a fantastic demonstration of performing a 4m Streamline glide + 4 Underwater Butterfly Kicks off every wall - if we could give bonus points she would certainly get them!

NameAvg
cody watkinson1:18
megan wood1:19
paula mellor1:20
kate challenger1:21
violet sykes1:22
nicholas honeybone1:22
jesse goodwin1:22
erin napier1:23
rose keefe1:24
amelia paul1:24
mila hughes1:26
dzulija karnevska1:26
cazia martin1:27
greta highfield1:27
ashleyne stevens1:28
charlie finch1:29
lucie savage1:29
jack kellsall1:29
joe moore1:30
isabelle child1:31
kennedy matthews1:32
isabella robinson1:33

The Masquerade Ball

25 Jan 2020: This Saturday saw a rather special event on the Dartes calendar. An enormous amount of work went in to making the 2020 Masquerade Ball a raving success. Congratulations to Chairperson Gail Burton for masterminding the event and making it work so well. Hopefully the first of many events in the future.

It isn't the first Ball Dartes has hosted though. For that we need to head back to September 2008 and Castlepark Stadium. A similar black tie event that also proved popular among glamour starved swim parents. It's safe to say however, that this month's version was an even glitzier affair raising over £4,000 to help keep the club running. So if you were involved in helping organise or run the social event of 2020, we thank you enormously and hope you enjoyed yourselves on the night. The Earl of Doncaster was looking its best for us, that's for sure.

In the end we welcomed guests from outside the world of swimming along with our usual Dartes family of parents and coaches. We were joined by local businesses who bought tables to wine and dine colleagues and clients. Among them was our sponsor for the night Albemarle Homes, a local property developer. We greatly appreciate their support for the evening. We brought along extended family and friends too, and everyone enjoyed a night of dinner and dancing to live music courtesy of the Steve Love Band.

The evening kicked off with a presentation about Dartes and what the evening meant to the club. Thanks to Suzy Broadhead for delivering that. It was then straight in to the raffle. A tasty 3 course dinner was swiftly served before the auctions began.

We had some great prizes for those auctions too. Luxury holidays worth £100s. Thanks to the Hughes family for donating one of them, and John and Terry Whiteley for the other generous gift to the club.

The casino tables proved popular too. Who knew we had so many high stakes players in the club.

Finally, a big thank you to the following, without whom the event would not have taken place. Bee Wood, Paula Sykes, Jo Child, Marie Maskrey, Beth Johnson, and Natalie Cade.