Clean sweep at Yorkshire Championships
Yorkshires 2022
28th February 2022

What an outstanding Yorkshire Championship Sprint Meet for East Leeds. The men managed to, again sweep the 50’s. The complete results were:

Men’s 50 Breastroke.
Richard Ayre, 1st - 29.55 🥇 
Manson Mak, 3rd - 29.69 🥉
Joe Stott, 4th - 30.53

Men’s 50 Freestyle.
Ryan Flanagan, 1st - 23.33 🥇 
James Blaby, 5th - 24.61
Sam Lawman, 7th - 24.89

Mens 50 Butterfly.
Ryan Flanagan, 1st -25.05 🥇 
Sam Lawman, 3rd - 25.87 🥉 

Womens 50 Breastroke.
Elizabeth Bentley 8th - 35.87

Mens 50 Backstroke.
Sam Lawman, 1st - 27.03 🥇 
Shaheen Alghofari, 4th - 28.67

Success continued at the Championships held at Ponds Forge. Following the 4 individual event wins, it was the turn of the team relays. They didn't disappoint by winning both the 4 x 50 Medley and Freestyle team events. Not only that the 'B' team gained a silver to give us a 1 / 2.

Medley 'A' team was Sam Lawman, Richard Ayre, Alistair Crawford and Ryan Flanagan with Joe Keeley Swimming the Breaststroke in the heats. 'B' team was Shaheen Alghofari, Manson Mak, Joe Stott and James Blaby with Richard Jagger Swimming the last keg in the heats.

The 4 x 50 Freestyle team were not as successful with the 'A' team taking the Gold and the 'B' team ending up a creditable 5th. The 'A' team swimmers were Shaheen Alghofari, Richard Ayre, James Blaby and Ryan Flanagan with Alistair Crawford replacing Shaheen for the finals. The 'B' team had Sam Lawman, Manson Mak, Richard Jagger and Joe Keeley with the 'B' team for the final going with Joe Stott, Joe Keeley, Richard Jagger and Sam Lawman.

A terrific performance at the major Swimming event in the county. Well done to all those taking part!

Posted by: Sam Lawman

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