Welcome to Team Luton

Team Luton Swimming Club is a well-established, friendly, competitive swimming club based at Luton’s sports complex Inspire: Luton Sports Village.

Topping the 2018 Beds County championships in terms of gold medals, we have Performance swimmers competing at Regional and National level.  Our Men’s Masters finished 10th in the British 2017 Team Decathlon but the Club prides itself on providing a supportive club environment that enables all swimmers to reach their full competitive potential.

We currently have space for new members in all of our squads. 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.

Mike Woodbridge

We were saddened to learn of the death of Mike Woodbridge.  Mike was much loved, admired and respected by several generations of swimmers, parents and coaches at Team Luton and will be greatly missed. Our thoughts are with his family at this time.

Mike’s funeral will be held at Hitchin crematorium at 4pm on Tuesday 20 March, followed by a wake at Hitchin Priory.

March L1 Entries

Entries for our Level 1 Meet on 24/25 March have now closed and been processed.  Please cheek the accepted entry listing below and advise of any errors for omissions as soon as possible. Times for warm ups and session starts have also been published.

Please encourage your officials to volunteer their services (note, all officials must be licensed).

Late entries, day of meet entries and day of meet alterations will not be accepted, unless due to administrative error.

Any queries or withdrawals to galas@teamluton.com

Looking Out For Our British Swimming Championship Qualifiers….

It’s the British Swimming Championships in Edinburgh this week and the event is being streamed live via british swimming.org. In addition to the top GB swimmers honing themselves for the Commonwealth Games, look out for our home-grown talent.

First off will be Matthew Wright, representing Bath University where he is now in his second year of studies. He goes in the first event on the morning of Thursday 1st March, the 1500m F/s and is back in the pool Friday afternoon for his 400m F/s.

Chantal Smith follows Friday afternoon in her 800m F/s and 24 hours later competes in the 400m F/s.

That same Saturday afternoon (3rd March) Chiara Rogers swims in the 200m Breaststroke; an event for which Celyn Walmsley is the 2nd reserve.

Best of luck to all. We’ll be cheering you either from the spectator gallery or “on-line”.

A Golden Beds County Championships

Some of our 2018 Beds County Competitors

Team Luton finished second to Modernian in the Top Club award at the 2018 Beds County championships – but came top in terms of medals  with us securing 78 Gold, 47 Silver and 35 Bronze medals.

TEAM LUTON 78 47 35 160
Modernian 67 71 55 193

With 14 Senior and 11 Junior County titles, plus one new Senior County record being set, it was a hugely successful performance.

In addition to all the medals and titles, from 350 swims across the 2 weekends we came away with 293 personal best times, a staggering  personal best percentage of 84%.

Congratulations to all our swimmers and thanks to our coaches and the parents for your invaluable support and encouragement.

Read here for a detailed report.

10th Top GB Masters Club in 2017

It’s official! The final results have just been confirmed and Team Luton finished 10th in the 2017 GB Men’s Team Masters Decathlon competition. We were the highest ranked club from the Swim England East Region.

10th in GB: Alex, Graham, Dave & Alastair

Our Ladies also claimed their highest ever position. Read here for a detailed report.

The new year has also got off to a flying start for our Masters with six gold, three silver and one bronze medal at the South East Masters and four new Beds County Masters records for Karen MacKenzie. Read here for all the details.

2018: A New Year Full Of Promise

A review of the latest club swim records shows that over 100 new figures were set in 2017. With Rikki Morris our new Head Coach  now on board we eagerly look forward to the Beds County championships being held 26th – 28th January and 3rd – 4th February at Inspire. Over three dozen of our swimmers are competing, some for the first time at County level. Might we see more records broken to kick start 2018? Good luck to everyone (not forgetting the handful of older swimmers competing in Crawley at the South East Masters).

April Level 1 Meet

Saturday 14/Sunday 15 April 2018 (1ER180341)

March Level 1 Meet

Saturday 24/Sunday 25 March 2018 (1ER180343)

CANCELLED! Development Meet

Unfortunately we have had to call off today’s competition due to the severe weather.  We didn’t want people putting themselves in danger to get here.  Apologies to those who did make the journey before this decision was made.

We will obviously be making refunds of entry fees in due course.

Any enquiries to galas@teamluton.com

Rikki Morris: Our New Head Coach

We are delighted to announce that we have appointed Rikki Morris as Team Luton’s new Head Coach from January 2018.

Rikki Morris

A Junior International swimmer competing at Commonwealth Youth Games in his day, Rikki has been coaching at City of Coventry Swimming Club since 2011. Initially helping as volunteer Junior Coach (with 7 – 10 year olds) Rikki was appointed as their Senior Performance Coach, prior to becoming the Assistant Coach in April 2014.

Now an ASA/ UKCC Level 3 coach, Rikki brings to Team Luton a wealth of experience, having coached 5 swimmers to National Age Group medals, trained over 25 National Qualifiers and seen more than 10 of his swimmers be invited on to the England Talent Phase 1 programme.

In addition to himself being a coach on the England Talent Programme from 2014-2017, Rikki has been lead coach on the West Midlands Network Beacon programme since September 2016, mentoring other aspiring coaches in the surrounding area.