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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British Masters

It’s now just under 3 weeks until the closing date for the entries into the Masters Nationals in Aberdeen. The closing date is midnight Wednesday 24th May. Click here for entry details for the event and the schedule of events.

Below is the link to enter online:

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ASA Change to Swim England

Today the ASA changes its name to ‘Swim England’. Swim England is the national governing body for swimming in England. It helps people learn to swim, enjoy the water safely, and compete.

“Our vision is of a nation swimming and we strive to inspire everyone to enjoy the water in the way that suits them. We work with our partners to create engaging programmes that enable everyone to be active, have fun and stay healthy through swimming.

Each month millions of people are able to enjoy swimming, diving, water polo and synchronised swimming because they have been through our renowned Swim England Learn to Swim Programme.

Ensuring people are safe in the water is of paramount importance to us and so we work closely with partners to keep water safety high on the national agenda.

At our heart Swim...

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Forthcoming Masters Competitions

There are three Masters competitions coming up.

The first is Newmarket on Sunday 23rd April. The closing date is Friday 14th AprilTo enter, you can print off a hard copy and send to the event organiser or email entry form to them.

The second is Norfolk held in Norwich on Saturday 13th April. Again, the closing date is Friday 14th AprilThis is long course/50m long and is good prep for the British Masters. Click here to direct you to the online entry.

The final one is the British Masters held in Aberdeen from Friday 16th June – Sunday 18th June. The closing date is Wednesday 24th May. Click here to direct you to the online entry.

Download the entry information for each competition below:

British Masters Senior Age Group

Norfolk Open

Newmarket Masters

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PSC’s Ian Dickson in the News

PSC’s own Ian Dickson is in the Luton News!!…

Vehicle after sales executive Ian Dickson, 41, of Stopsley said: “I’ve raised money for a number of charities but this is personal for me. “I’ve always wanted to do the London Marathon and what this club has done to integrate disabled young swimmers into the mainstream is a wonderful example of what can be achieved – it brings a lump to my throat.”

Ian – who’s taken on the role of welfare officer at the club – added: “I’ve been lucky to see it grow and become one of Bedfordshire’s highest performing clubs, and in particular how its development of disabled swimmers has helped turn them into regional and national prospects...

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Ian Dickson running London Marathon for PSC

PSC’s own – Ian Dickson is pounding the pavements of the London Marathon this year to raise money for PSC’s Disability section. Ian says:

“The main reason for my participation in the London Marathon is to raise funds for our disability section. Working with children primarily with physical and mental disability just shows that the club wants to support those who may not have joined a club if this wasn’t on offer. When you see what these kids put themselves through, training alongside able bodied swimmers being part of a great team shows what a great club this is.

However this all comes at a cost. Pool and Gym time along with kit and equipment needs can make this a very costly excercise...

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A great performance from our Para Swimmers

Jordan Quinn and Cameron Connelly represented PSC Para swimming at East Midlands Para Regionals on Saturday 4th March and they didn’t disappoint! First to swim was Cameron in 100 free, a good swim equalling his entry time. Jordan swam 100 free, 2nd in her heat with a 3 sec PB and 6th fastest over all classifications.

Cameron’s 2nd event was 50 breaststroke, he had a great swim with a huge PB & improvement in this stroke, his entry time was 1:51:24, he swam 1:42:18! With very little recovery time Cameron was up to swim again, this time 50 backstroke, once more he didn’t disappoint. His entry time was 1:08:32, Cameron swam 57:98, another great swim. Only 5 mins later Cameron swam 50 free, no PB this time but an excellent overall performance in his first regional meet.

Jordan’s 2nd event ...

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Best of Luck

Best of luck and best wishes to all Putteridge swimmers taking part in the County Championships this weekend!

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PSC Awards Presentation Night

An excellent time was had by everyone at the PSC Annual Awards Presentation Night at St Joesph’s Parish Hall on Saturday. Our boys and girls age group winners were:

Girls (16 and over)

1.      Elise Crick
2.      Lauren Simpkins
3.      Alexia Nabarro


1.      Bleu Wildman
2.      Aisha Karouai
3.      Niamh Hargadon


1.      Jasmine Gore
2.      Jessica Mcleod
3.      Grace Beeston


1.      Ellie Matthews
2.      Cara Hughes
3.      Holy Dickson


1.      Julia Pilat
2.      Alice Corran
3.      Eve Perry


1.      Eloise Brown
2.      Jasmine Davison
3.      Storm Ellis


1.      Olivia Newman-Baronius
2.      Zara Buckingham
3.      Lucy Matthews



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Arena League

Hi all,

Huge congratulations to everyone involved with our debut in Arena League. Its been a long time in the making, when I joined PSC I withdrew from all Team competitions in order to re-build a strong Team to enter this type of event. It took 3 years, but was worth it. To finish 5th in the London Division is an amazing feat.

Thank you so much to Debbie Millar for dealing with all the behind the scenes logistics over the last 3 months, this was a big task, very time consuming as well as daunting having to get so many details right with registration and Team Submissions ech time. Thank you also to John Nabarro, Nick Corran and Chris Haden for officiating each round. And to our poolside Team, Debbie, Carol, Gavin, Dean, Graeme and Rob for supporting swimmers.

Finally, you as Parents and Su...

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PSC in the News again!

Headline in the Luton News this weeks says, “Putteridge SC finished a magnificent second in the medal table at the 2016 East Region Winter Championships“.

The article reads as follows:

The club had their biggest squad to date qualify, with 15 swimmers taking part, as a phenomenal first day saw PBs galore, with a number making finals and being crowned champions too.

Brandon Nabarro, 19, won the 200m IM final, Lawrence Palmer, 24, triumphed in the 100m breaststroke final with Nabarro finishing second. Nabarro then broke the Beds ASA County Record in the 50m freestyle, while Liam Curran, 18, made the final of the 50m butterfly and claimed bronze. Lauren Simpkins, 18, reached the 100m freestyle final and was just touched out to fourth...

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