Abbie 4th at Swim England Open Water Champs

Congratulations to Abbie Barnwell, coming 4th in the Girls 16  years’ Swim England 5k Open Water.

Abbie with coach Rikki Morris

Abbie, together with  Chantal Smith, qualified for the Swim England National Open Water Championships by virtue of them winning their respective age group’s 5k events at the East Region’s 2019 Open Water Championships.

In total seven of the Club’s swimmers took part in the East Region event with everyone  (Lauren Donnelly, Lauren Hooker, Lyla Howard, Zara Fallon and Dave Wright) winning regional or County medals. Full report here.

Promotion to Division 1 of M11 Junior League

Our junior swimmers finished in second place in Division 2 of the 2019 M11 League to gain promotion to Division 1 for 2020.

In a closely fought Round 3 we ended up with 170 gala points to finish behind Camden Swiss “B” team. Only 11 points split the clubs finishing in 2nd to 6th place (Team Luton, Epping Forest, Halstead, Borough of Harrow and Enfield Swim Squad). Read here for more details and dates for 2020.

Seven Qualify For British / National Championships

It is a busy few weeks for our Performance swimmers competing at the British Championships, English Nationals,  National Open Water and the Swim Wales Summer Open.

L-R: Matt Wright, Chantal Smith, Celyn Walmsley, Chiara Rogers, Rhys Davidson & JJ Wilde.

First off it’s the British summer Championships up in Glasgow (23rd to 28th July) where Rhys, JJ and Celyn will be swimming for Team Luton and Matt and Chantal for Bath University and Sterling University. To watch the swimmers “live” each day click on the Youtube.com link.

At the English Summer Meet (31st July – 4th August) in Sheffield Rhys, Celyn, Matt and Chiara will all be swimming for Team Luton. This should also be live streamed from the Swim England website.

Download this Summer Meets Schedule to see on which day each of our swimmers are competing.

The Welsh Open meet (29th July – 2nd August) sees JJ, Menna Walmsley, Anna and Zara Fallon competing over in Swansea.

Chantal and Abbie Barnwell have also both qualified to swim on Monday 5th August at the National Open Water Championships, following their swims at the weekend’s East Region Open Water championships.

Good luck to everyone!

 

TEAM LUTON AUTUMN SHORT COURSE 3ER191555 26/27 October 2019

We are delighted that we are now accepting entries for our Open Short Course meet to be held at Inspire on 26/27 October 2019. This meet will have a full programme with all events – including 800m and 1500m freestyle for both boys and girls.

This meet is first-come-first-served with a final closing date of noon Saturday 28 September 2019. 

We look forward to welcome you! Full details, including entry forms and the SportSystems entry file, can be found here

Five Medals At 2019 GB Masters Championships

Our swimmers demonstrated their prowess and versatility at the 2019 GB Masters, winning five medals – three of them in their respective age group’s  400m IM.

John O’Rourke, Karen MacKenzie & Malcolm Barton

Malcolm Barton hung on to snatch the Silver whilst both Karen MacKenzie and John O’Rourke won Bronze medals. Malcolm and John were double medalists. After 14 years of Masters’ competitions, it was the first time that John had ever won medals on the National stage. Karen meanwhile set two new Beds County Masters records. Read here for a full report.

2019 September Open Meet now open for entries. 3ER190369

 

We are really excited to announce that we are now accepting entries to our Level 3 Open Meet at Inspire: Luton Sports Village. This will be held over 6 sessions on 28/29 September 2019 and include a full schedule of events (inc 800m and 1500m). It will have no minimum qualifying times and therefore will be an ideal season starter for more junior swimmers plus senior swimmers looking to get back to racing after the summer break.

An entry pack, Sportsystems files plus full details can be found here