Welcome to Team Luton

Team Luton Swimming Club is a well-established, friendly and highly successful competitive swimming club based at Inspire: Luton Sports Village.

We encourage everyone starting from their very first local swim meet through to our Performance swimmers competing at Regional and National level.  With four English National champions in 2018 ranging from ages 18 to 62 years, the Club prides itself on providing a supportive club environment that enables all swimmers, regardless of age, to reach their full competitive potential. As of December 2018, 18 of our current members held over 100 Beds County long course and short course records on distances ranging from 50m to 1,500m.

If you are interested in joining, contact either the Club’s Secretary or Masters Secretary. Read here for more about us or click on any of the drop down menus for much more information.

Never Too Old To Swim Faster

Sharon Thompson, Karen Mackenzie and Alex Mason demonstrated last weekend that whether you are a Masters or a Seniors swimmer one is never too old to improve. Read here for a report on the achievements at the Bracknell and Essex County Masters meets.

Our Masters’ competitors at Bracknell – Sharon, John & Karen.

Quality Shines Through At 2019 County Championships

Fantastic performances by all of our swimmers contributed to a highly successful 2019 Beds County Championships held over three weekends.

Finishing second in the points tables to Bedford Modernian, we also achieved the second highest medal tally with 87 of our 188 medals being gold. We also brought home 30 of the 68 individual championship trophies.

Head Coach Rikki Morris was particularly pleased with the progress made by the younger swimmers, including those competing in their first county championships. Read here for the full report.

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We are delighted to announce that we are now accepting entries for our End of Season Level 3 Open Meet – Fast and Furious 5. This will be held at Inspire in the afternoon and evening of Saturday 13 July 2019.

It is suitable for all swimmers – there are no minimum qualifying times but the generous upper qualifying times mean that it is also suitable for those who have qualified for Summer Nationals and are looking to keep themselves race-ready. In line with the end-of-season celebratory theme we are also offering surprise cash prizes across the meet!

This meet is over 2 sessions and has all strokes over 50m and 100m

Closing date is Saturday 22 June 2019 at Noon. This meet is First-come-first-served.

Please find the following:

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2 March 2019. Updated with reserves for long distance events

23 February 2019. Entries for this meet are now CLOSED.

We are pleased that we have now been able to process all of the entries . Unfortunately we were very over-subscribed and so have had to reject many swimmers to ensure that we stay within the maximum daily time allowance for a gala. We know that this will disappoint those swimmers we have rejected and hope that they can quickly find another gala to help them achieve their goals for this part of the season. Team Luton are holding another Level 1 meet on 20/21 April. This is still open and details are available on this website

Below we have attached the initial accepted and rejected entries for the meet, together with a processing statement which outlines the methodology we used. Please check these carefully – a reminder that  our email address for any queries is galas@teamluton.com.

We also include the Schedule of events which now sets out the start times for the afternoon and evening sessions.

During the week we will add the reserve lists for the 800m and 1500m events.

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Masters & Seniors Kick-Start Their 2019 Campaign

Choosing a 50m pool for your first 400m Individual Medley race might seem to be a daunting prospect for any swimmer. Karen MacKenzie, Tom Lambert and Sam Bradley duly rose to the challenge at the South East Masters Long Course Championships.

Read here for a full report of how our Masters & Seniors brought home four Golds, four Silvers and one Bronze medal whilst setting two new Beds County Masters records.

Best Ever Results In GB Masters Team Decathlon

It’s official. The results are finally confirmed. So massive congratulations to both our Female and Male Masters & Seniors who have achieved their best ever placings in the British Team Decathlon competitions.

L-R: Sharon Thompson, Sonia Bentley, Michelle Neal & Karen Mackenzie

The Men’s team finished 9th out of 501 teams, up one position from 2017, to once again be the highest place Men’s club in the East Region.

Our Ladies, who competed in far fewer qualifying races, meanwhile broke into the top 100 for the first time to finish 92nd out of 435 teams. They were the third highest Bedfordshire Masters club, behind South Beds Masters and Flitwick.

Read here for a full report, together with a summary of all our Masters’ individual performances.

2018 – A great year for Team Luton

2018 was a great year for Team Luton. Our new Head Coach, Rikki Morris, joined us right at the start of the New Year. He has already used his vast experience of swimming to move the club forward. An increasing number of coaches and poolside helpers ensure that swimmers at all levels are improving their skills and are training well.  This has translated into great success in the pool at Club, County, Regional and National level.

The club has also benefited from an increasing number of people volunteering to help the club in many different ways. Our thanks go to each and every one of them. Click here for our full report.

Congratulations to the whole of the club for a great 2018 – we look forward excitedly to 2019.

 

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We are pleased to announced that we are now accepting entries for our second Long Course Open Meet of the year. This will be held on 20 and 21 April 2019  (the Easter weekend) at Inspire Luton Sports Village.

This is licensed at Level 1 and is within the National qualifying window.

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Please note that the closing date for this Meet is noon 23 March 2019.

 

8th In NASL London League Division 1

After a close battle in the promotion play-off final round, we have finished in 8th place in London Division 1 of the 2018 National Arena Swim League, two places higher than in 2017.

With 186 points in the final gala round we finished 7th, just 9 points behind 6th placed Barking & Dagenham but 18 points ahead of Potters Bar. Reflecting the closely fought contest we ended the 2018 competition with the same number of league points, 32, as Potter Bar. However, over the three rounds they  scored 647 points, just 14 more points  than us, for them to finish 7th overall.

The NASL team competition provided the arena for Celyn Walmsley to claim her third Beds County Senior record of the year, following the Club’s appointment of Rikki Morris as our Head Coach. It was also an opportunity for our youngsters to experience the special excitement and adrenalin that comes with relay races. All good practice for the Beds County Championships that take place early in 2019.

 

Welsh National Medals, Beds County Masters Record & Decathlon Points

Congratulations to Alex Mason and Jj Wilde, both winning three medals in their respective age groups at the Swim Wales Short Course Championships.

At the Masters event held in Newport, Alex, aged 22, won all three of his events in the 18 – 24 years’ age group,  the 50m & 100 Breaststroke plus the 200m Backstroke.

In the Boys 13 – 14 years Short Course championships held in Swansea, Jj Wilde swam four huge personal best times, bringing home three Bronze medals.

Away from the national stage, Sam Bradley has collected his first Beds County Masters record. whilst Tom Lambert won all six of his 18 – 24 years’ events at the Etwall Masters meet in Derbyshire, earning valuable points for the Masters & Seniors Team Decathlon competition.