Ben Reeves and Miles Kinlen competed in the Derbyshire County Championship, this is where all the Derbyshire swimming clubs swim against each other, it’s a regional event with profound status, and swimmers must reach a certain standard to even qualify.
Ben and Miles dedication is a credit to the school; these boys have spent the last two weekends swimming out of their skins. Their results are featured in the table below. Both boys gained podium positions in several races; they experienced what it was like to race in finals and definitely put in some lifetime best performances. Miles gained the title of Derbyshire Champion in 200m fly. The thing which sticks in my mind the most about these two boys is the support they have for each other, they are passionate about each other’s performance, they race against each other, cheer for each other and congratulate each other. I think this sportsmanship is definitely enhanced by the school sport at St Anselms.
The boys swim at swim squad, supported by Results Fitness and Swimming on a Thursday evening finishing at 7.00pm, then I see them at 6.00am Friday morning for a training session with Matlock Swimming Club, the boys turn up with the same energy, the same motivation, dedication and smiles. They work hard, they never moan and they embrace every opportunity they get, true credits to St Anselms. Ben and Miles performances have been outstanding, well done boys.
50m Back 43.59 (15th)
100m Back 1.26.33 (4th)
200m Back 3.06.46 (4th)
50m Breastroke 53.38 (14th)
200m Breastroke 3.56.84 (6th)
50m Freestyle 36.10 (11th)
100m Freestyle 1.19.75 (7th)
200m Freestyle 2.53.42 (7th)
400m Freestyle 5.53.15 (2nd)
100m IM 1.37.86 (11th)
200 IM 3.38.26 (10th)
50m Back 45.69 (21st)
50m Butterfly 38.49 (4th)
100m Butterfly 1.29 (3rd)
200m Butterfly 3.55.51 (1st) Derbyshire
50m Freestyle 35.13 (7th)
100m Freestyle 1.22.21 (9th)
200m Freestyle 3.02.67 (11th)
400m Freestyle 6.28.38 (4th)
Results Fitness and Swimming have donated a Silver Cup for the Inter House Gala, which will support the Senior Gala. Results Fitness and Swimming run additional lessons for pupils at St Anselms for more details visit www.resultsfitnessandswimming.co.uk.
It’s not just adults Results Fitness & Swimming work with, Georgina Denham is a motivated teenager showing a lot of promiseand potential, in so many areas, academic, musical and sport, this can lead to people encouraging her to a range of activities, which is brilliant, but increasingly adds to her personal pressures to perform and leaving her with a jammed packed workload.
Georgina has been selected for the Nationals at Track cycling; she has weekly plans that are specific and short to fit in alongside her other working commitments. We have implanted good training habits into Georgina since a young age, and this helps her deal with the pressure both at school and track cycling. Georgina has an incredibly laid back but motivated and committed attitude to everything she does. Being a teenager is never easy, but with the support of others, careful time management and encouragement, teenagers can reach their goals and beyond in all areas, with good time management, self-discipline and self-efficacy.
The flickr link below shows Diane, Georgina and Rob her friend completing a sprint turbo session specific to here main events.
Cheryl Vaughn came 5th overall and first Senior lady in the Notts and Derby Cyclocross league, Cheryl performed consistently over the cyclocross season, RFS provided both outdoor skills training plans and turbo based training sessions structured around her main event. Cheryl’s determination and confidence has grown greatly this season and some excellent results.
Jo Barnett once again iimproved on previous seasons results and also ventured in the the west midlands league to gain more experience at different courses. Jo was more selective in the races she did this year, making her cross season more enjoyable and manageable. RFS provide Jo with a cycling and core strength based programmes. Jo is now looking forward to the Time Tria
In addition to working with athletes and triathletes, Diane also works with children and adults with various conditions, one to one support within fitness and lifestyle can really enhance any individuals experience and enjoyment of sport.
For more details please contact us directly to talk over options, we can offer personal training and swimming teaching to suit individuals specific needs.
Louie Clark suffers with Fragile X syndrome which is one of the most common inherited cause learning disability, Louie came to RFS for swimming lessons, he loved the water but getting him to focus and listen in group lessons was challenging. However over the past year we have broken down skills, into manageable chunks, designed fun activities to engage him into learning specific drills and skills. As his strokes have become stronger and more efficient we encouraged him back into group lessons (Matlock Swimming Club) where he has the stimulation of other children and different teachers and pool conditions. His one to one swim lesson is now an extra, to refine techniques and provide him with the extra attention and encouragement he needs. More than anything Louie’s confidence has grown, he has become more comfortable within himself. Louie watched Diane and his Sister Katie compete at competitive swimming, he was always there in the crowd cheering them on. Diane asked Louie if he wanted to race and he said yes the next thing we knew he was racing in the local swimming club championship. A year ago no one would have even considered he would be capable of this. His parents were amazed he got himself prepared to race and looked very relaxed, they said “normally he would be flapping around and going red with nervousness” but he was cool calm relaxed and pretty confident. Louie completed the 25m and 50m breastroke in a competitive race. RFS feel this definitely goes on one of the ‘Proudest Coaching moment’s’ list.
The one to one swim lessons are conducted in a quiet and relaxed environment, we welcome anyone with any disability or condition, we are adaptable and flexible. Personal training can also be done within a home environment or within the gym. Children with Autism and Aspergers syndrome also welcome.
Results Fitness and Swimming have supported the High Peak Triathlon Club for a number of years, and will continue to do so at the new time of 7.00-8.00pm every Wednesday at Buxton Pool. The sessions are suitable for all adult swimmers, looking to improve their fitness and performance. All levels and abilities welcome. Just come down to the pool and the Tri Club members will fill you in with all the details. You can either, join the club or come on a pay as you go basis. The sessions will be coached by Diane Lee and Gary McCaffery. See HPTC Website for more details.
RFS have had some solid performances from the ladies in their off season; Diane won the Cannock Chase Off Road Duathlon. While Dani Barrett and Lucie Wainwright raced in the Robin Hood Duathlon coming 3rd and 5th in their age groups. All 3 athletes are training over the winter, following structure plans, while developing their MTB skill level.