Congratulations to Chiara Rogers, Celyn Walmsley, Chantal Smith , Nicola Pasquire and Matthew Wright for your swims up in Sheffield bringing Team Luton’s 2016/17 season to a highly successful conclusion.
Finals and top ten places were secured by all, topped off by Matthew winning Gold in the English 400m Freestyle, albeit representing Bath University where he has just finished his first year’s studies. Read here for a full report.
The fantastic results are testament to all of the hours put in by our swimmers and all of our coaching staff. It was also a fitting end to Adam Taylor’s first year as Head Coach coming just after the club recognised all of its up and coming swimmers, with over 120 club records established over the last year.
Three members of Team Luton Masters are heading off to Budapest for the World Masters Swimming Championships next week.
Karen Mackenzie competes in the 40-44 year age group 50m and 100m Backstroke, 50m Freestyle and the 200m IM. For Karen this is her debut on the World stage having only started competing as a Masters two years ago.
Graham Powell, who won a bronze over 50m Backstroke at the World Masters championships back in 1996, competes over 50m, 100m and 200m Backstroke plus the 50m and 100m Butterfly in the 60-64 year age group. He is ranked 6th on entry times for both the 50m Back and 100m Fly and 7th for the 100m Back.
Colin Mayes swims in the 60-64 years 50m, 100m and 200m Breaststroke and the 200m IM.
Our younger swimmers were in spectacular form over the second May Bank Holiday weekend competing over in Norwich.
Rhys Davidson won a gold, a silver and two bronze medals with all nine of our swimmers each recording long course personal best times (or finishing within a fraction of a second of them).
As Adam Taylor commented, “All swimmers came away with plenty of process goals to work on into their final competitions of the season. Congratulations to all who competed and represented Team Luton so professionally”.
Read here for a detailed report on everyone’s achievements at both rounds of the East Region Long Course Championships.
Chantal Smith who has qualified for the British Summer Championships in the 400m & 800m Freestyle;
Celyn Walmsley who has qualified for the English Summer Championships in the 100m & 200m Breaststroke and both the 200m & 400m Individual Medley;
Chiara Rogers who has also qualified for the English Summer Championships in the 100m & 200m Breaststroke.
As Adam Coach says. “This is a huge achievement, one everyone at Team Luton is proud of. Good luck from all of us this summer!”
We will also be rooting for Matthew Wright who in his first year at Bath University has qualified for the 1,500m Freestyle at the British Summer Championships and the 400m Freestyle at the English Summer Championships.