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.
Many thanks to the many clubs and swimmers who have entered our Open Meet on 23/24 October. The response has been phenomenal and we are now FULL and unable to accept any further entries. We are in the process of responding to those who have entered with details of accepted and rejected entries.
We hope that this will have concluded by 19 September and will post more information on our Open Meet page at this point.
We are delighted to announce that we have appointed Jamie Fowler as our Head Coach from February 2021.
Jamie joins us from the City of Birmingham Swimming Club where he is currently Development Squad coach, taking swimmers to regional standard and beyond.
He comes with a wealth of experience having been a swim coach for over 8 years. He swam competitively for 10 years including at Team Luton.
Building on a degree in sport and exercise sciences, he has worked with swimmers of all ages, coaching athletes who have competed at national and international level.
Over the past two seasons Jamie has been selected as a skills coach on the Swim England National Development Programme, working with swimmers from different clubs and alongside other coaches from across the country.
Over the last 18 months he has produced a coaching podcast, interviewing coaches at the forefront of the sport. This has been great for knowledge sharing and discussions on ideas and best practices across swimming.
Commenting on his appointment Jamie said: I am delighted to have be the new Head Coach of Team Luton. This is a club very close to my heart having given me the platform as a swimmer to achieve my best. As a coach I am hoping I can give something back to this club and help everyone involved better themselves and move to the next level.
We are thrilled to have Jamie join as head coach and look forward to supporting him in realising our shared ambitions for the Club.
We are delighted to announce that we are now accepting entries for our September Open Meet – our first of the new 2020/21 swim season. We hope that this gives swimmers something to look forward to during these difficult times.
The meet is first-come-first-served and will include all strokes and all distances (including mixed 800m and 1500m events). The events have no minimum qualifying times and so is suitable for everyone
We look forward to welcoming you back to Inspire!!
Further details and the entry forms/packs can be found below:
Please be aware that following the Government’s guidelines on the need for physical distancing we have reluctantly decided that we have to cancel these meets.
Whilst falling short of banning galas, Swim England’s statement last night gives strong guidance on how we should treat galas with swimmers from many clubs. We are clear that we have a moral responsibility to protect swimmers, spectators and volunteers alike.
We appreciate that this decision will be unwelcome by some and so over the last twenty four hours we have evaluated many options to keep the meet going. We know how many hours swimmers have trained to compete at this level. It is so hard that they won’t have the opportunity to race.
We will be refunding fees for swimmer entry and spectators but please bear with us as we have a lot of urgent admin tasks to wind down ahead of the weekend. The refund process will start early next week.
Once again we are deeply sorry for the decision that we have had to make. We wish swimmers all of the best for the rest of the season – please keep training where you can!!!
Thanks for choosing to enter a Team Luton gala and we hope to see you again soon in happier times
Congratulations to Jo Mitchinson on setting an East Region and 4 new Beds Masters records in the 40 – 44 years’ age group with her winning swims at the Welsh Masters Long Course Championships.
Jo’s 200m Freestyle time of 2:21.53 broke the East Region record by 6 seconds whilst her time of 2:47.62 in the 200m Butterfly set new figures for the County’s 40 – 44 years’ age group record. Her 100m splits of 1:20.82 and 1:08.23 were both new Beds records; Jo’s freestyle split breaking the record club mate Kelly Cooke had only set back in January.