Congratulations to Abbie Barnwell, coming 4th in the Girls 16 years’ Swim England 5k Open Water.
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.
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.
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.
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.
There will be a reduced training session schedule over the summer holidays – NO Wednesday evening training at Inspire and NO early morning sessions. (The Masters & Senior Age Group squad – who have a different competitive season- will train as normal).
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
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.
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.
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