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 seven Performance swimmers qualifying for the 2019 British or National championships and fifteen for the English National Masters, 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 November 2019, five of our current Performance and fourteen of our Masters and Seniors Age Group 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.
This year’s County Championships saw 56 of our swimmers battle it out against the seven other clubs in the County over 3 separate weekends. All of the swimmers excelled during the competition and together they won 146 individual medals, 19 Senior and Junior Championship trophies and 6 relay trophies. In the course of the event 2 swimmers also set new County Records. For the full report please click here.
Congratulations to all of the swimmers who competed – your hard work over many months of training shone through. And huge thanks to the coaching team who prepared all of the swimmers so well.
With the FINA World Masters rankings for 2019 just being released it’s congratulations to Graham Powell, Malcolm Barton, Dave Wright and Colin Mayes. For the second successive year their time recorded at the English Nationals in the 240 – 279 years 400m Medley Relay was one of the tenth fastest in the world.
The weekend of 18th /19th January saw our swimmers make a great record- breaking start to 2020.
18 year old Celyn Walmsley reduced her Long Course Ladies 1,500m Freestyle County record at the first gala of the 2020 Beds Championships held at Inspire.
Meanwhile Laura Smith (25), Sam Bradley (26), Kelly Cooke (43) and Malcolm Barton (64) all broke Masters & Seniors records at the South East Long Course Masters down in Crawley. Read here for a detailed report on that Masters event, including Malcolm Barton alone smashing 2 East Region and 5 Beds County records over two days.
For the sixth successive year our Men’s Team has finished in the Top 20 whilst our Ladies have leap frogged up to 48th position, having only made the top 100 for the first time in 2018. Our Men were the highest ranking in both the East Region and Beds County whilst our Ladies were the 2nd highest female team in the County behind South Beds.
Read here for a detailed report summarising everyone’s individual scores
Congratulations to everyone who has improved on their personal best times, be at our recent Team Luton Open swim meets, National Arena League fixtures or East Region championships.
Matt Wright’s winning East Region victory over 50m Backstroke was a new Beds County record whilst his 200m Butterfly swim was a 7 second improvement on the Club’s record that has stood since 2004. A review of that latest (11 November) update to the Club Records shows that between them, Jj Wilde and Rhys Davidson have also been beating times which have stood since the year they were born….. or even earlier!
Whilst it is the responsibility of swimmers or their parents to claim club records, personal improvements can be followed by logging into the Individual Best Times registers that are held for every swimmer and updated automatically on the British Swimming database.
How many personal best times might be set at our December Open Development Meet?
We are delighted to announce that we are now accepting entries for our first Long Course meet of the swim season. This is within both the Regional and the National Qualifying windows. This will be held at Inspire: Luton Sports Village.
Many thanks to everyone who has entered our meet. We are now full. Draft accepted entries can be found here. Please notify us of any errors. Unfortunately at this stage we cannot accept any further entries.
The final schedule for the gala can be found here.