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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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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