Rhys Davidson – England Talent selection

Congratulations to Rhys Davidson selected for England Programmes Phase 1 camps.

This fantastic achievement involves Rhys attending 3 one day camps through September to November aimed at developing his swim specific knowledge.

Head Coach Adam Taylor said, the selection was ” well deserved coming from (his) recent racing success. Well done Rhys – everyone at Team Luton is very proud. Make the most of this brilliant opportunity!”

Seven Medals At National Masters

Alex Mason won the 18-24 years’ 400m Freestyle as Team Luton collected a total of seven medals (1 Gold, 3 Silver and 3 Bronze) at the Swim England Masters Championships.

Our National Masters’ medal winners, Dave Wright, Graham Powell & Alex Mason

The swims recorded in Sheffield mean the Men have climbed to 12th in the GB Team Decathlon competition whilst the Ladies are currently 115th. Read here for full report.

County Honours For All Ages

Individuals across a fifty year age range have been chosen to represent Beds County, demonstrating the depth of talent held by members of the club .

Chiara, Ellie, Celyn, Rhys & Freddie

Five of our Performance Squad were up in Sheffield at the weekend competing in the National County Team Championships; Chiara Rogers (aged 13), Eleanor King (17), Celyn Walmsley (15), Rhys Davidson (13) and Freddie Symonds (15).

Meanwhile Alex Mason (21), Michael Poynton (27), Karen MacKenzie (44) and Graham Powell (61) have all been selected to swim for Beds in the Masters Inter Counties at Newmarket next month.

County caps were also won last month by Veronica Popow (10), Jack Juggins (11 and Susanna Opoku-Gyamfi (12).

Well done eveyone.

Medal Strike at East Region Masters

Our Masters and Seniors were in medal winning form bringing home a total of 7 Gold, 5 Silver and 4 Bronze medals from their East Region championships at the weekend.

Valuable points were gained for the National Masters Decathlon competition. As a result Team Luton are now standing 14th in the Men’s Team competition with 16,417 points, just 78 points short of their best ever total. The Ladies Team are currently in 124th position with 5,428 points from just 18 qualifying races.

Read here for a full report.