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Top four ranking places for PSC

The 11 years age group female Bedfordshire rankings for the short course 100m individual medley have PSC swimmers in the top four spots!

Well done to Masie, Amelia, Ellie, Georgia, Annie, Isobel, Eleanor and Bethan for all making the top 25. We are all very proud!

 

 

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Accepted Entries for Stevenage Summer Sprint

Thank you for supporting our Summer Sprint.

Attached is a list of accepted entries, if there are any problems with this please let me know.  Withdrawals will be accepted to this email address up to the 14th June, after that there will be withdrawal forms in the coaches packs. The Program will be available on our website from 1 week before the meet and I will email it out to you at the same time.  There will NOT be printed programs on the day.

Please note we are very full, and the car park is limited at the pool, there is a pay car park across the road but if you use this can we ask that you walk down to the underpass and not try and cross the dual carriageway. There are also no café facilities at the pool although there are various coffee and sandwich shops in the town...

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Congratulations to all from Club Champs Round 1

Hi All,

I just wanted to congratulate you all on Club Champs swims on Saturday night. So great to see so many taking part (107 swimmers), in particular our youngest swimmers and our masters!!!! Family affair!!! So much progression from the youngsters. Well done everyone!! It was a pleasure to sit and watch everyone all in one place. Thank you to all those who organised, Dean, Dan, Darren, Phil and Susan in the technical suite, Emma and James for organising the officials and volunteers and to all the parents who volunteered on the night and as ever, to all our Teachers and Coaches.

Club Champs is organised so that our swimmers learn how to race initially and then also how to tweak their races as they get older. To try new things...

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Little Putts Academy

Learn to Swim Programme for Children Aged 3-8

Putteridge Swimming Club offers low ratio classes with teachers of exceptional standing and with over 20 years of swimming, coaching and international racing experience.

Our ‘learner levels’ make for a great balance of teaching, challenging new skills, reinforcing current skills and making lessons enjoyable and fun.

We teach at Lealands High School, Sundon Park Rd, Luton LU3 3AL

EVERY MONDAY AND WEDNESDAY

SPACES AVAILABLE – ENROL NOW!

All enquiries to contact.us@putteridgesc.co.uk

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Mother and daughter join Ross Edgley for last mile

PSC’s mother and daughter team Carina and Georgina Quayle joined Ross Edgley for the last mile of his 155 day swim around mainland Britain.

“It was brilliant. Georgina and I registered at 6:30 am briefing at 7:20 am and then straight into the freezing cold water. We swam out about 750 m, with about 300 others, waited at the buoy until Ross swam in towards us, we gave him a big cheer and then we were all swimming in together until 200 m from the end where we were treading water while he swam the last 200m by himself so the media could photograph and interview him. The sun was shining as we swam in, the tide was coming in and it was so brilliant. It was great to be part of history in the making”

A huge congratulations to Carina and Georgina for their part in Ross’s huge and historic achievem...

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Negative Effects of Snapchat for Teens

Dear members

The use of social media/snap chat poses us with many issues in society, something our club is not immune from. Over recent months we have tightened our control of social media posts with Facebook controls and other policies. However snap chat is a form of communication that is harder to police as a parent let alone a club such as ours.

Of late I am sorry to say that Welfare have received a number of complaints due to social media and snap chat. Can we ask that as a parent you learn more about snap chat, for example posts will disappear from view after a period of time. As with any social media activity there is no tone and situations can escalate quickly  and before you know it Welfare are embroiled in investigation and action when necessary.

The reason I ask is that we hav...

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Lane Coach Announcement for 2018/2019 Season

Putteridge Swimming Club (PSC) is proud to announce its Lane Coaches for the start of the 2018/19 season – covering ALL sessions at Inspire, Lea Manor and Lealands. PSC is in an enviable position once again this season, with a dedicated Coach any each lane for Learning and Development of our swimmers, guaranteeing the highest quality Coaching for all of our members and all of our Squads.

Our qualified staff for Poolside and Land training now exceeds 40 Coaching, Teaching and qualified Aquatic helpers, with all eventualities covered.

This includes 10 of our own lifeguards and 17 first aiders.

Once again, this demonstrates the progress and continued development of PSC and its commitment to provide excellence at every level.

Download our September 2018 Lane Coaches schedule here.

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PB and 5th for Jordan at CPISRA World Games

A fantastic performance by Jordan Quinn saw her knock 2.5 secs of her PB to finish 5th in the 100 backstroke at the CPISRA World Games.

The CP World Games in Sant Cugat 2018 is organised by Catalan Sports Federation of Cerebral Palsy (FECPC, Catalan Acronyms) and CPISRA with the collaboration of Sant Cugat City Council. The FECPC was created in 1990 as sport group, thanks to the collaboration of an exceptional set of people interested in supporting sports suited for people affected by cerebral palsy and cerebral injury.

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Putteridge hold their first ever national meet

Inspire Swimming Pool in Luton

Thank you to Luton Today Sportsdesk for this great piece in today’s paper.

Putteridge Swimming Club (PSC) is holding its inaugural Alternative National Swimming Event at Inspire Swimming Pool in Luton on Saturday and Sunday. The event is an L2 Regional and National Short Course Winter Qualifier and is being held under ASA Laws and Technical Rules affiliated to the East Region ASA. PSC is based in Luton and has developed from a small family club to become Bedfordshire’s highest performing swimming club. With representation in County, Regional, National and International Championships, PSC has swelled to 235 members and now enjoys GBR representation from its triathletes and modern pentathletes.

Chairman Chris Long said: “We have grown from humble beginnings to become a major performance sw...

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Tributes paid to Fred Furniss

Fred Furniss National Talent Officer British Swimming

Tributes have been paid to Fred Furniss who died yesterday. During an illustrious career Fred, 64, dedicated his life to swimming, most recently as a National Talent Officer with Swim England Talent team. Tim Jones, British Swimming’s Head of Elite Development said: “It was with great sadness that we heard the news about Fred late yesterday.

“Through his work, he touched the lives of many, many swimmers, coaches, parents and volunteers.

“He will be sorely missed by the whole swimming family. A true gentleman.”

His career saw him take on Head Coaching roles at Norwich and Sheffield, as well as taking charge of international teams, most recently the Bahamas 2017 Youth Commonwealth Games.

Dawn Peart, British Swimming National Programmes Manager said: “Such sad news for the “swimm...

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Stevenage Sprint Meet Results

SSC Summer Sprint 2018 – 16/06/2018 Results

Download results here

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Redrow Homes to sponsor the PSC Inaugural Alternative Nationals

Redrow Homes is sponsoring Putteridge Swimming Club’s Inaugural Alternative National Swimming Event at Inspire Swimming Pool in Luton on Saturday 21stand Sunday 22ndJuly 2018. The event is an L2 Regional and National Short Course Winter Qualifier and is being held under ASA Laws & Technical Rules affiliated to the East Region ASA.

Putteridge Swimming Club (PSC) is based in Luton and has developed from a small family club to become Bedfordshire’s highest performing swimming club. With representation in County, Regional, National and International Championships, PSC has grown to 235 members and now enjoys GBR representation from its Triathletes and Modern Pentathletes.

“We have grown from humble beginnings to become a major performance swimming club...

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Talent Team claim 12 medals in Marseille

Putteridge Swimming Club swimmer Lawrence Palmer added two other medals to the tally as he triumphed in the 50m Breaststroke in 27.88 and finished third in the 100m Breaststroke in 1:02.08.

Fifteen members of Swim England’s Talent Team enjoyed considerable success at the recent Mediterranean Open in France.

They claimed a total of 12 medals between them after reaching 27 finals in the event held in Marseille.

The 27-strong squad, which was selected from English rankings and includes only the highest ranked athletes in their age groups this year, are all part of phase 3 of the talent programme for young swimmers.

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Triathlon Club Mark for Putteridge

Putteridge has just become the first Club in the East Region to be awarded club mark accreditation for Triathlon!

Triathlon England has worked with Sport England to develop the TriMark Club accreditation system. The aim of the accreditation is to support, sustain and maintain a network of high quality triathlon clubs. The TriMark Club accreditation process is open to all community clubs that are affiliated to Triathlon England.

TriMark Club accreditation is a three tiered system; TriMark Club Bronze, TriMark Club Silver and TriMark Club Gold. At each level there are a range of rewards and benefits open to triathlon clubs that meet the criteria and have been awarded the accreditation...

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Mike Woodbridge

Very sad news that Mike Woodbridge passed away last week.  A member of Team Luton SC and a Past President of Beds ASA, Mike was a passionate supporter of competitive swimming over many years and a personal friend to many within the County.

On behalf of everyone at Putteridge Swimming Club, we pass on our condolences and best wishes to his family and friends.

He leaves many fond memories and will be greatly missed.

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Putteridge Swimming Club – Swimming to success!

PSC Swimmer

Last weekend our 52 swimmers competed in the first of this year’s Bedfordshire County age group swimming competition and it saw some of our youngest “Putts” taking to the water in their very first counties. They did not disappoint. With multiple PB’s, finals and medals across both our 10-11 year old boys and girls, it was the boys who stole the show in their 10-11 4×50 meter medley relay coming home with a fantastic bronze medal, not only a bronze medal and a first for each of the four boys, Elliott, Oscar, Archie, Kamil, but beaming smiles returned to the PSC base.

Success in the pool didn’t just come in the form of times and medals but in the skills performed...

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