We have qualified for the London Division 1 play-off final round of the National Arena Swim League in December!
After finishing in 4th= spot with Greenwich Royals on 228 points in Round 1 we amassed enough points overall in the Round 2 gala, despite then only finishing 5th, to qualify. In their Round 2 Gala, Greenwich also finished 5th but they fell 4 points short of our cumulative total of 447 points.
The team competition involves individual and relay races for 9-11 years, 13’s & under, 15’s & under and Open events. Points are awarded from 8 through to 1 depending on the placings in each race. The margin by which we qualified for the final play-offs underlined how every swim counts, even an 8th place finish. Congratulations therefore to every team member who took part over both rounds, including Head Coach Rikki Morris. He was called upon to swim the Men’s Open 100m Backstroke in Round 2 and managed 5th place with a creditable time of 1:01.97 .
We now go into the final against teams from Watford, Anaconda, Hackney Aquatics, Dunmow Atlantis, Barking & Dagenham, Aylesbury and Potters Bar.
The final round takes place on 8th December.
Wherever we finish in the final we are assured of once again finishing in the top half of Division 1. Well done all.
Fantastic results from the 2018 Swim England National Masters & Seniors Championships. We won a total of three Gold, three Silver and four Bronze individual medals, a Relay Silver and set three new Beds County Masters records.
With ages ranging from 22 to 63 years, all ten squad members who competed swam either a lifetime and /or season best times.
Club Coaches Alex Mason and Dave Wright together with Graham Powell each won an individual title. Read here for a full report.
Tom Lambert (23) and Sam Bradley (25) each won five medals at the 2018 East Region Masters (& Seniors) Championships.
A grand total of 8 Gold, 6 Silver and 4 Bronze medals were brought home by the six members of our Masters & Senior squad who competed at the championships. Read here for more details on the East Region meet
The 2017/18 competitive swimming season has ended with a flurry of outstanding swims over a two-week period across the length and breadth of the British Isles. One English Champion, four National medals, two Beds County records and numerous personal best times were the icing on the cake for a year which has seen well over 100 of the Club’s own records broken. Read here for a detailed report.
For the period up to w/c 27th August there is a reduced training schedule for sessions at Inspire. During that time there is no land training. Masters’ sessions continue as normal at Lewsey. Click here for the Inspire timetable.
Skills Lead Coach, Alex Mason, set a new Beds County 18 – 24 years’ record at the Barnet Masters Distance Meet. Together with Sam Bradley, John O’Rourke, Sonia Bentley and Sharon Thompson, we won 7 Gold, 2 Silver and 7 Bronze medals. Read here for a full report.
Congratulations to our young swimmers finishing 5th out of the ten clubs in Division 2 of the M11 Junior Arena League. We achieved a total of 18 League points, after the third and final “Winners Gala” round at Enfield. Read here for a full report.
Graham Powell came away with four silver medals from the 2018 GB Masters championships in Plymouth. It was a weekend that epitomised the Masters’ spirit of Fitness, Friendship and Fun whilst all of our competitors each came away with at least two Top 5 finishes. Read here for a full report.
Congratulations to all sixteen of our swimmers who competed over the three weekends of the East Region Long Course championships. We won a total of 1 gold, 4 silver and ten bronze medals with many individual PBs. The medals total was more than any other club in Bedfordshire reflecting the breadth of talent and is testament to the time given by all of our coaches. Read here for full report.