We are delighted to announce that we are now accepting entries for our September Open Meet to be held on 29 and 30 September at Inspire Luton Sports Village. This is a great opportunity to start the new competitive season.
This Meet has no minimum qualifying times and we also welcome swimmers who have no times registered on the rankings database.
Graham Powell came away with four silver medals from the 2018 GB Masters championships in Plymouth. It was a weekend that epitomised the Masters’ spirit of Fitness, Friendship and Fun whilst all of our competitors each came away with at least two Top 5 finishes. Read here for a full report.
Congratulations to all sixteen of our swimmers who competed over the three weekends of the East Region Long Course championships. We won a total of 1 gold, 4 silver and ten bronze medals with many individual PBs. The medals total was more than any other club in Bedfordshire reflecting the breadth of talent and is testament to the time given by all of our coaches. Read here for full report.
Six gold, three silver and two bronze medals where won by our men at the Midland Masters helping them up to 17th place in the GB Masters Team Decathlon. Our Ladies are now in 76th place. Read here for further details
After some impressive performances at Newmarket, as of 20th May, our Ladies are in 59th place out of 293 teams in the GB Women’s Team Decathlon competition. (This interim position has been achieved with just 19 out of a potential maximum 40 qualifying races.). Karen Mackenzie (aged 45), Michelle Neal (38), Sonia Bentley (50) and Sharon Thompson (51) are our top four Ladies, so far, but Lorraine Sadler (47) and Gwen Skingley (36) are not far behind with their points totals.
To date our top four for the Men’s Team competition are Alastair Gibb (58) Dave Wright (57), John O’Rourke (49) and Malcolm Barton (62). The Men are in 23rd place, having competed so far in 31 qualifying races. (The results of the EDSC Masters Meet last weekend, where Alastair, John and Malcolm had the “pleasure” of a heat of the 400IM all to themselves have yet to be included.)
The club’s position in both team competitions will undoubtedly change following swims this weekend at the Midland Masters and then the GB Masters down in Plymouth next month.
All ten of our Masters who competed at the 5th Newmarket Masters Meet each came away with at least two medals contributing to a total of 9 Gold, 12 Silver and 11 Bronze medals. Read here for a full report and how our Ladies outshone the Men.