October 2019 - Senior Yorkshire Swimming Championships
Updated: Dec 15, 2019
Scarborough’s swim star Amy Corcoran was in impressive form to bag a superb haul of six medals at the Yorkshire Championships in Sheffield. Amy was crowned triple yorkshie Champion with Gold Medals in the 400m IM, 200m IM and 100m butterfly events, with Silver medals coming in the 100m freestyle and 100m backstroke and Bronze came in the 50m fly, while she also bagged a PB in the 50m freestyle.
13yr Henry Cornforth was delighted to earn a Bronze in 50m Freestyle, Silver in 50m Butterfly and became the current 13yr old Yorkshire Champion winning his 100m Freestyle in a pleasing 56.68
A powerful swim from 14yr old Georgina Calvert, recently back from injury gave her a top 12 finish in her 50m Backstroke, while team mates Leona Cornforth, Caitlin Wilson, Alex Beeson and 14yr Maisy Smith gave strong performances in their events. 14yr old Jack Naylor and 16yr Owen Hobkinson continued to build on their Breaststroke events and good swims coming from Ben Wilkinson at this early stage in the season , with numerous qualifying times for the upcoming North East of England Championships being earned by the Scarborough members.
Amy Corcoran, The 17-year-old Scarborough Sixth Form student produced a scintillating performance, which included five personal bests (PBs), as she bagged three gold medals, two silvers and a bronze at the Ponds Forge International Sports Centre in Sheffield.
Corcoran’s golds came in the 400m IM, 200m IM and 100m butterfly events, with her silver medals coming in the 100m freestyle and 100m backstroke.
The teenager’s bronze came in the 50m fly, while she also bagged a PB in the 50m freestyle despite not managing to collect a medal.
I was really pleased to win the six medals, it makes all the hard work and training worth it,” said Corcoran, who hopes to go to Loughborough University in 2020 when she finishes her studies in Scarborough. Corcoran trains seven times a week, including 5am sessions on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, with two sessions a week in Hull as well.
The Scarborough youngster was quick to thank her coach Sam Greetham and parents for their support in helping her train to improve her times in the pool.
“Sam has a lot of experience, which really helps as he knows what kind of programme I need to improve,” Corcoran added.
“I wouldn’t be able to train without the support of my parents, so thank you to them too.” Corcoran’s dream is to swim at the Olympics in the future, but she knows there’s a lot more hard work to be done to achieve that.
“If I can get into Loughborough then I will be able to keep improving,” she added.
“That is the dream (to swim at the Olympics), but it’s a long way off at the moment. I’d like to see just how far I can go in the sport in the next few years though.”