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Autumn Short Course Open Meet. 3ER200608. 31 October / 1 November 2020.

We are pleased to announce that we are now accepting entries for our Autumn Short Course Open Meet to be held on 31 October and 1 November 2020.

The meet is first-come-first-served and will include all strokes and all distances (including mixed 800m and 1500m events). The events have no minimum qualifying times and so is suitable for everyone

We look forward to welcoming you!!

Further details and the entry forms/packs can be found below:

Closing date 10 October 2020

September Open Meet. 26/27 September 2020. 3ER200342

We are delighted to announce that we are now accepting entries for our September Open Meet – our first of the new 2020/21 swim season.  We hope that this gives swimmers something to look forward to during these difficult times.

The meet is first-come-first-served and will include all strokes and all distances (including mixed 800m and 1500m events). The events have no minimum qualifying times and so is suitable for everyone

We look forward to welcoming you back to Inspire!!

Further details and the entry forms/packs can be found below:

Closing date 5 September 2020

Team Luton Level 1 meets are CANCELLED

March Meet 1ER200051 and April Meet 1ER200055

 

Please be aware that following the Government’s guidelines on the need for physical distancing we have reluctantly decided that we have to cancel these meets.

Whilst falling short of banning galas, Swim England’s statement last night gives strong guidance on how we should treat galas with swimmers from many clubs. We are clear that we have a moral responsibility to protect swimmers, spectators and volunteers alike.

We appreciate that this decision will be unwelcome by some and so over the last twenty four hours we have evaluated many options to keep the meet going. We  know how many hours swimmers have trained to compete at this level. It is so hard that they won’t have the opportunity to race.

We will be refunding fees for swimmer entry and spectators but please bear with us as we have a lot of urgent admin tasks to wind down ahead of the weekend. The refund process will start early next week.

Once again we are deeply sorry for the decision that we have had to make. We wish swimmers all of the best for the rest of the season – please keep training where you can!!!

Thanks for choosing to enter a Team Luton gala and we hope to see you again soon in happier times

Fiona Walmsley (gala promoter)

 

 

UK Government and Swim England issue further guidance on Coronavirus

On 12 March 2020 the Government announced that we were moving from the Contain to the Delay stage of  their action plan for handling the pandemic.

The key change in their guidance is that people should self isolate at home for 7 days if they have a new persistent cough and/or a fever.

We would ask that any swimmers, parents, coaches or friends please follow this guidance during training sessions and also  with respect to attendance at galas.

On 10 March Swim England issued further advice and links to UK Government website. This can be found here

Team Luton training will continue as normal.

 

Great Success for Team Luton in the 2020 County Championships

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.

Team Luton Fast and Furious VII. 11 July 2020. 3ER200258

We are pleased to start accepting entries for our last Open Meet of the 2019/2020 swim season. This will be held over two sessions on Saturday 11 July 2020 at Inspire: Luton Sports Village.

Please find below further details of the event:

We look forward to welcoming swimmers of all abilities to this fun end of season event. Spot Prizes will be awarded throughout the day!