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Water Polo in Bedfordshire

As part of the Bedfordshire ASA Club Development Day and Conference, please find here a poster for your information on Water Polo in the region.

Mondays 9 – 10pm
Men and women, 16 years +
Inspire Luton Sports Village
Must be able to swim 50 metres

Sundays 5 – 6:30pm
Juniors
Bedford Modern School

The Water Polo team are happy to respond by email to anyone’s enquiries or questions about water polo and taking part in this aquatic discipline.

info@bedslionspolo.club

www.bedslionspolo.club

 

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Luton Sports Awards – nominations open

Nominations are now open for Luton Sports Awards. You can nominate anyone you think is worthy of an award by clicking this link.

For more information download more information here.

GET VOTING!!!

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Crazy Month for PSC!

Enjoy a crazy month with PSC. Watch Lesley’s Facebook video below:

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GB Bronzes for Matthew Haden

Congratulations to PSC Swimmer Matt Haden for achieving GB Bronzes at the European biathle and triathle Championships in Portugal. Matt trains and competes in the elements for Penthalon, hence Biathle and Triathle.

“I was fortunate enough to qualify to and go to the European biathle and triathle Championships held in Setubal Portugal (just outside Lisbon). The competition lasted 3 days with the triathle on the Friday and finishing off with the biathle on Sunday. The triathle comprises of swimming ,shooting and running and all four laps complete a total of a 3200 m Run, 200 m open water sea swim and 20 targets. In this competition I placed 3rd out of 12 behind another GB team mate and a Ukrainian who narrowly beat me to 2nd by overtaking me on my last shoot...

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Bishops Stortford LC end of season meet

24 swimmers competed at the Bishop Stortford long course meet on 1st July, our last long course open event of the summer. It was of a high standard with some fast swimmers coming from all over the UK. There were some great PB’s achieved, with stand out performances from the following swimmers:

Bleu Wildman – 200IM Silver, 100m Backstroke Silver

Eloise Brown – 100m Butterfly Bronze

JJ Wilde – 50m Freestyle Bronze, 50m Breaststroke Silver, 100m Freestyle Silver

Holly Dickson – 50m Breaststroke Silver, 100m Breaststroke Bronze

Elise Crick – 50m Breaststroke Gold , 100m Breaststroke Silver

All the times are now uploaded to the Active swim portal and can be viewed through your individual log on to the portal.

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Ryan qualifies for Sheffield

PSC’s Ryan Roberts aged 12, competed in the East Region Open Water Championships last Sunday. It was his first Open Water Event, and saw him compete in a highly competitive age group, to finish the 1.5 KM swim in 3rd place and qualify for the National event in Sheffield on Monday 31st July.

Ryan’s thoughts on Open Water Swimming
“I really enjoy open water swimming. It is different to pool swimming because you’re racing around a course against other people rather than just swimming backwards and forwards in a lane...

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Lesley selected as East Region Skills Coach

More great news for Putteridge Swimming club as Head coach, Lesley Batson is selected as Skills coach for the East region Talent camps.

The East Swimming Talent Camp forms the entry level towards the ASA England Programmes Pathway. It provides an opportunity for swimmers within the Region to develop through an aligned approach using programmed activities which then prepares for a possible entry into the England Programmes or potentially onto the World Class Programmes.

The selection policy provides a clear approach to identifying swimmers, coaches and support staff to attend the outlined programme activities.

Congratulations to our Coach!

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World Para Series Berlin 2017

We flew to Berlin on the 5th July for the last leg of the World Para Series Event. We were collected by car at the airport and taken to our hotel in the centre of Berlin, the technical meeting was held at 6.30pm, but we couldn’t find the pool.

The event started the following day with warm up at 7.00am. The event was the biggest by far of the series there were so many swimmers in the warm up pool, it was incredible. Aaron was very focused and knew what he needed to do. He was in the 5th event of the day, heat 15,lane 1.

Spot the pool!!!

Some swimmers took over 8 minutes to achieve 100 meters.

You could hear all the cheering in different languages and clapping it was fabulous, you could also tell when the heats were getting quicker because of the water rushing down pool side.

100 breaststr...

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New Active Luton Video

See our PSC swimmer Jordan Quinn in the new Active Luton Video.

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Hatfield Summer Meet

17 of PSC Swimmers competed in the extremely high level 2 at Hatfield 24/25 June. Congratulations to all who competed especially our Little Putts who have definitely put in to race their practice skills. They have been learning in training, much improved starts, turns and in particular their underwater work, was very pleasing to see such good breaststroke underwater, such skills are sinking in….. very happy Coaches.

The event saw very tough age groups for finals 10-13 and 14 and over, but the little Putts held their own and made those finals also which is great experience for them by racing heat then final. Not only did they pb they also achieved medals as well as starting to accrue their next years County Times...

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Mare Nostrum International

PSC swimmers, Lawrence Palmer, Brandon Nabarro and Jordan Batson competed in the Barcelona and Canet legs of Mare Nostrum International Swimming Series. The guys were all competing for difference reasons and had their own goals to achieve.

Brandon was there to gain international experience and aimed for a final, Lawrence was to compete against the best in the world whilst being un-tapered and to see where he is positioned in comparison to his counterparts, as well as working on the process goal for him of progressing from heat to final and to successfully perform faster in the final as well as working on his dive, with Jordan supporting his friends and to compete at that level before he retired from Mainstream competition.

It was a 10 day training and competing experience at the highest l...

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Jordan and Cameron make us proud!

Jordan and Cameron made the long journey to Sunderland on the 24th & 25th June, to represent PSC at British Para juniors.

The first event saw Jordan going in 100 freestyle swimming within half a second of her PB to secure Bronze in the S9 14-17yrs. Cameron was up next in 100 freestyle taking 1 second off his entry time and 6th place S9 10-13yr.

The second event for Jordan was 100 breaststroke, no PB but she still managed to achieve another bronze! The 2nd session which saw Jordan again swimming first in 50 freestyle. Missing out on a PB by only half a second she won her 3rd bronze. Cameron’s second event was 50 freestyle, another 1 second PB and 6th place. Jordan’s last event was 100 backstroke, a small PB finishing 4th...

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Congratulations little Putts!

Congratulations to all the little Putts who competed in our first Round of Junior League. Such a great event to get the young swimmers competing and to learn whats involved with competing. I have to say Thank you to the Parent Coaches who insisted I did not need to go as everything was under control for the event, I have to say it was nice to be at home for once, although Thanks to Julia Matthews who filmed each race and sent to me- our own PSC live stream so I could actually watch the races. Looked like a great night and good fun!

This is a new division they have created, which means for any club wishing to join the league, they have to start in this Division, so we will come across large clubs along the way, which is all great experience for the swimmers, and parents get a greater unders...

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Young Putts do PSC proud at Hemel Spring Development Meet

31 of our younger swimmers attended the Hemel Hempstead Spring Development meet over the weekend of 20th and 21st May. It turned out to be a fantastic weekend for all involved. The team received many compliments over the weekend for the way they supported everyone of our swimmers that entered the pool.

It was amazing to see the ‘Orange’ at the end of each lane cheering their team mates on.

It obviously worked as the team’s performance was outstanding. They achieved 50 speeding tickets, 4 spot prize heat wins, 13 gold, 9 silver and 10 Bronze medals and finished 5th in the visiting club trophy. There was also a 93% PB rate ! To put this into context the 4 biggest clubs attending the meet had over 90 swimmers in each of their teams, 3 times as many as us !

There were many successes over...

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Well Done Everyone!

An amazing last weekend with a fantastic performance from everyone!

137 swims
50 speeding Tickets (Wow!)
13 gold
9 silver
11 bronze
5 heat win spot prizes
95% PB rate
Only 4 DQ’s (double wow !)
And 4th place in the visiting team trophy.
Now that’s performance !

Well done to you all

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Head Coach News

Hi Everyone,

Just a few things, firstly a roundup of the last few weeks.

As you know I am sure as its been all over Facebook and Twitter, PSC had fantastic swims up in Sheffield at the British Championships – World Trials the highest National Competition in the Swimming Calendar.

Many of our new members may not understand the enormity of what was achieved there. Huge Congratulations to Lawrence and Brandon, this was a result of 6 months hard work in the pool and the gym which came together as they raced.

Lawrence making his first ever British Champs finals, displacing many funded GB athletes and those that train at Performance Centers and are classed full-time athletes, swimming his fastest times in 2 years and has seen him on the verge of quitting at last years British Champs as he then s...

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