Team Luton Swimming Club is a well-established, friendly and highly successful competitive swimming club based at Inspire: Luton Sports Village.
We encourage everyone starting from their very first local swim meet through to our Performance swimmers competing at Regional and National level. With seven Performance swimmers qualifying for the 2019 British or National championships and fifteen for the English National Masters, the Club prides itself on providing a supportive club environment that enables all swimmers, regardless of age, to reach their full competitive potential. As of July 2020, our Performance, Masters and Seniors Age Group members held over 120 Beds County long course and short course records on distances ranging from 50m to 1,500m.
If you are interested in joining, contact either the Club’s Secretary or Masters Secretary. Read here for more about us or click on any of the drop down menus for much more information.
We are pleased that we have now processed all of the entries to our Open Meet and are able to publish our draft accepted entries. Unfortunately, in order to maintain a balanced programme, we have had to reject some boys from 400m freestyle. This was done strictly in order of when we received the entry files.
We also were over-subscribed in the long distance freestyle events and are therefore publishing waiting lists for these. Further information can be found here
Update 15/3/22. Many thanks to all swimmers who have entered this meet. Unfortunately we are completely FULL and are unable to accept any further entries. We have processed the entry files in strict order of receipt and will be running a waiting list for the long distance events for 800m/1500m events and, in order to run a balanced programme we are also going to have to reject some male swimmers from 400m free. We hope to have sorted all of this out by next weekend – thank you for your patience.
Congratulations go to Lyla Howard and Matt Wright on being the Club’s first swimmers in 2022 to break Club records in their respective age groups.
Whilst these club records have to be claimed, it’s been heartening to see as we return to more regular competitions so many of our members achieving personal best times at the various recent Swim Meets held at Inspire, Hatfield etc. These are recorded automatically by British Swimming and may be viewed on the swimming.org website.
Not to be outdone by our younger swimmers, Colin Mayes and Dave Wright also broke two of the Club’s Masters records at the Bracknell Masters meet in March. Dave’s 200m Freestyle time was an improvement on his own Beds County record for the 60 -64 years’ age group.
Eleven Senior and five Junior County titles with 32 Gold, 26 Silver and 20 Bronze Individual Age Group medals. After the Covid-pandemic induced break in 2021, the return of the County championships also saw numerous personal best times. These were achieved over a range of strokes and distances not only by our more experienced swimmers but also those having their first taste of competition in a 50m pool against youngsters from all the other Bedfordshire clubs.
Jo Mitchinson, Dave Wright and Graham Powell are all included in the World Top Ten Rankings for their Masters’ swims in the lists just released by FINA.
Jo was ranked 3rd (1500m Freestyle, ) 6th (400m Freestyle) and 7th (200m Backstroke) in the Ladies 40 – 44 years’ age group.
Dave claimed 6th spot in the Men’s 60 -64 years’ 200m Butterfly.
In the 65 – 69 years age group, Graham Powell was 5th (50m Back), 6th (100m Back) and 10th (200m Back).
FINA’s Top Ten relay listings were clearly incomplete, omitting all British club relay times from 2021. Other countries may also have been omitted but the English Nationals’ time recorded by Graham, Malcolm Barton, Dave and Alastair Gibb in their 240 – 279 years’ 400m Medley relay might have claimed them 5th spot. The combination of Dave, Alastair, Colin Mayes and Malcolm potentially also recorded the 8th fastest time for their 240 -279 years’ 800m Freestyle relay.