Review of 2014

Post date: 29-Mar-2015 12:00:35

Cockermouth Swimming Club, have had a fantastic year. Despite being a small team by swimming club standards they have punched well above their weight by achieving some great results in 2014. These include having 2 members selected for Junior GB teams and one member selected for the England Talent team with events in Holland, Portugal, Germany, Spain, Hungary and China.

In March 2014 CSC retained the Cumbria Swimming Championship title in both age groups and open categories.

In April 2014 members attend the Commonwealth Trials in Glasgow where they achieved multiple Junior and Senior finals against the best in the UK. The highlight included a top three podium position and 2 GB age group records. The results from this meet provided selection for the Junior GB Team and England Talent Team.

In June Thomas Millburn swam in the Great North Swim winning his age group in the elite group and was selected to swim for Team GB in the European then World Junior Championships where he came 10th in the latter event. Tom has not been beaten in an international meet by any other GB member in the same age group this year.

In July and August Luke Greenbank won gold at the European Junior Championships in the 200m Backstroke with a new GB record reducing the previous record by 3.6 seconds during the year. He is currently ranked No 1 in the mens UK rankings for 200m backstroke, aged 16 and 2nd in Europe (18years and under). His time is believed to be the fastest for a 16 year old in the world in 2014, and second fastest ever! He then went onto the Youth Olympics in China where, competing against the best 17 and 18 year olds in the world he won Gold in the 4x100m free relay and Bronze in the 200m backstroke.

In August 2014 seven members competed at the National Youth Championships in Sheffield. Swimming against the best in the UK they qualified for 12 finals and came away with 4 gold and 1 silver medals including the open water title won by Tom Millburn. CSC was placed overall 10th in the country ahead of a substantial number of city clubs.