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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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PSC Awards Dinner

PSC Presentation Night

It was a fantastic night at Venue 360 on Saturday 13th January for our Club’s 2017 Awards. All the photographs for the evening can now be viewed at here. A special thanks to Catherine Pound for taking them all!!

The prize-winners were:

Top Girl – Eloise Brown and Olivia Newman Baronius.

Top Boy – Oscar Kane

Masters – Miriama Owens and Emma Newman-Baronius

Triathlete of the Year – Matt Haden

Most improved Triathlete – Simon Router

Coaches Award – Ellie Matthews and Aaron Hird.

King Award (9 and Under) – Masie Emerton and Kian Ptolomey

Palmer Award – Lucy Buckingham and Jack MacDonald

Batson Award – Holly Dickson and JJ Wilde

Junior Club Member – Julia Pilat

Senior Club Member – Jasmine Gore

Disability Awards – Jordan Quinn and Cameron Connelly

Land Training Award – Lucy M...

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Volunteers Wanted

The Bedfordshire County Championships will be soon up on us and I am writing to request volunteers to support the events.  The  event is held on Friday 26th (pm) – Sunday 28th January and Saturday 3rd -4th February. Please can you let me know ASAP if you are available to support any of the following roles, and which sessions you are available (unless already stated in description).

Warm Up Marshalls
Please provide 1 per session for every session of the Championships 1-9

Clerks of the Course x 3 volunteers at the following sessions:-
28th January – Session 4
4th  January – Session 9

Results Posting/Presentation Marshall x 1 volunteer at each of the following sessions:-
3rd  February – Session 7

I will be also looking for help from our coaches and team managers to support L...

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Lesley selected for Pathway Coach Development Programme 2018

A group of 17 coaches have been selected for the Swim England Pathway Coach Development Programme for 2018. These include Lesley Batson of Putteridge Swimming Club.

The aim of the programme is for coaches of age group athletes (10-14yrs) to get together, share best practice and develop their technical and soft skills. They will then be able to take what they have learned, and use it to benefit their swimmers. They will also pass the knowledge on to other coaches in their club, and the local club network.

Five workshops will be delivered over the 14 month programme. These cover topics such as self-awareness and reflective practice, coach athlete relationships and more.

Swim England Coach Development Manager Joanna Jones said: “We view the Pathway Coach Development programme as an integral ...

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Happy Christmas to all our Members, Volunteers, Families and Supporters

Merry Christmas

Hello Everyone,

Just thought I would touch base with you all before the festivities begin, last few training sessions before we have 3 days off, which I know we are all looking forward to.

Firstly, click on the training schedule below if you need it for reference again. This is also on our Facebook page. The Squad list is on the website (members area for your reference also). You can train whenever you like and there are double sessions on to keep fitness levels up so we dont lose too much when Counties are end of Jan. Tri can also train when Masters train.

Secondly, Our Presentation Evening on January 13th at Venue 360. We have a maximum 260 seats, we only have approx 80 tickets left...

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Pathway Coach Development Programme

Lesley has completed her first year as Beds ASA County Head Coach. She has planned and delivered 4 workshops for the County’s top 11 year olds and along with the County Development Team, attended the National forum in Nottingham to see where the County Programme is going next year. She hopes to continue the role in 2018.

Lesley was also selected as a Skills Coach on the East Region Talent Camps and the Swim England National Phase one Camps for the East this year. This was completed last weekend, delivering a total of six training sessions for the Regions best swimmers since September.

Lesley has now also just been selected as 1 of only 20 Coaches from across England for Swim England Pathway Coach Development Programme 2018-2019...

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Top Performance!

Top performance by all our swimmers in the East Region Winter Championships with Putteridge Swimming Club coming 5th in the region.

Well done all.

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World Record for Putteridge!

Lawrence received his 2nd European Record for 100 breast this morning alongside the absolute swimming legend Jane Asher. But something even more incredible followed. He broke the Great British, European and World record in the 25/29 yrs Masters with an incredible time of 26.99 in the 50M breaststroke!

Lawrence brought the curtain down on the Swim England Masters National Championships 2017 with a 50m Breaststroke world record in the final session at Ponds Forge. Lawrence’s time sliced almost a second off the previous world record of 27.31.

“The record was an added bonus to the fact that I was close to my PB, especially as I didn’t expect to break the time,” he said.

“Putteridge Masters do a large amount of land-based work. I think this gave me an edge today.”

 

 

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