Putteridge Swimming Club (PSC) is based in Luton and is Bedfordshire’s highest performing swimming club and National achiever with representation in County, Regional, National and International Championships.
We have 216 swimming members (at August 2016). and also have GBR representation from our Triathletes and Modern Pentathletes. PSC won Luton Sports Network’s Sports Club of the year in 2014 amongst other awards including Contribution to Disability Sports.
Lesley Batson – our Head Coach – won Coach of the Year award in 2014 and 2015 as well as the National ASA Silver Award in the ‘Service to Aquatics’ category.
We train at Inspire: Luton Sports Village complex, Lea Manor Recreation Centre and Lewsey Park and have swimmers ranging from 7-year old beginners to young adult swimmers. We also have Senior Age Group and Masters and Triathletes. Our many successes throughout our squads include, County, Regional and National Qualifiers, British Championship semi-finalist, British Summer National Champions and ASA Summer Home Nations National Champions.
We strive to provide the best possible coaching and teaching standards to produce the best in our swimmers and to nurture those who are interested in competitive swimming. The club is Swim21 accredited – which is a National Standard Quality Award for swimming clubs.
Our Coaches’ Motto is ‘Quality not Quantity’.
Competitive swimming is governed by the ASA Amateur Swimming Association. PSC abides by the rules and regulations of the ASA. The ASA technical committee put together the Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) which is a document that helps parents understand the principles behind the training and competition of young children and adolescents. It is also used as a guide (for coaches) as to the most appropriate types of training and competition for each swimmer.
Long term athlete development is about achieving the correct training, competition and recovery throughout a young athletes’ career – particularly in relation to the important growth and development years of young people. Our Coaches give considerable thought to physiological, psychological and emotional development of our young swimmers. Our training programme follow the LTAD guidelines.
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