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”.
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.
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.
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).
We are delighted to announce that we have appointed Rikki Morris as Team Luton’s new Head Coach from January 2018.
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.
The club’s team spirit was clearly in evidence at last night’s Compendium Challenge which saw swimmers from ages 7 to 62 years old taking part. For some it was their first ever competitive events whist others could take pride in completing the endurance test of 8 sprint events in one session. All with the added bonus of spot prizes! Congratulations on the many Qualifying times, Club Records and Personal Best Times.
Thanks to all our officials, coaches, volunteers and parents for your support. We could not hold such galas without you.
After the first two rounds of the Arena League (London) we are in 10th place out of the 16 clubs in Division One. We go into the final round on Saturday 9th December at the Hertfordshire Sports Village with the same number of league points as 9th placed Brompton who were relegated last season from the Premier Division. Read here for more details.
Congratulations to Rhys Davidson selected for England Programmes Phase 1 camps.
This fantastic achievement involves Rhys attending 3 one day camps through September to November aimed at developing his swim specific knowledge.
Head Coach Adam Taylor said, the selection was ” well deserved coming from (his) recent racing success. Well done Rhys – everyone at Team Luton is very proud. Make the most of this brilliant opportunity!”