September Open Meet 3ER190369. Accepted Entries are now available

Thank you to everyone who has entered our September Open Meet on 28/29 September 2019. We have now processed all of the entry files and have now created our Accepted Entry files. We were oversubscribed for our long distance events and so have created reserve lists for each of 800m and 1500m. If you have any queries please speak to us at galas@teamluton.com

We would appreciate volunteers to officiate at this event. If you are able to do so please notify us at officials@teamluton.com.

The accepted entries and reserve lists are shown below

Please note that Active Luton have introduced car parking charges at Inspire. Further details can be found here

 

Silver Medal For Matt Wright At Swim England Summer Championships

Six of the Club’s swimmers competed at the British and or English Summer Championships held respectively in Glasgow (23rd – 28th July) and Sheffield (31st July – 4th August). Their 2018/19 season ended with various finals and new Club age group records. 

Celyn Walmsley, Rhys Davidson and Jj Wilde all made finals but in literally the very last event over the two competitions, Matt Wright claimed a silver medal for Team Luton in the 19 years & over 400m Freestyle with a blistering final 50m. Read here for a full report.

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

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!