Fantastic Covid-19 Response

PSC Online coaching duding Covid-19 epidemic

A massive thank you to everyone at PSC for responding YES in support of our proposals to deliver online coaching and support during the Coronavirus epidemic.

Your amazing support will not only help to stay afloat financially during the crisis but moreover, will enable us to stay connected, engaged and able to help you in anyway we can as we all navigate our way through these challenging and unprecedented times.

I am delighted to report that Lesley and Lawrence have already started to deliver our amazing online service and it is a credit to both of them, our Committee and our Management Team, that we were able to respond so quickly and effectively.

We are using Team App as the communication platform for our Masters, Coaches and Swimmers...

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COVID-19 Statement by Club Chairman

Dear Members,

We are clearly in un-chartered waters when it comes to the current situation regarding the COVID-19 outbreak throughout the world.

At Putteridge Swimming Club our first priority is the health, safety and welfare of all of our members, their families, our coaches and volunteers. To this end, we have taken onboard all the advice of the UK government and Swim England where this has been forthcoming. We review the position daily and our Committee is in constant contact.

However, given these unprecedented times, no clear direction for swimming clubs has been forthcoming and it is up to us to decide on an operational stategy moving forward. A massive consideration for PSC and all swimming clubs throughout the UK is simply, survival...

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BSCA advice to members on how to best alleviate potential spread of COVID-19 within the swimming programmes and Clubs

Posted on March 17, 2020

We suggest such bodies consider doing the following:

  1. Coaches ensure that they maintain appropriate distance from colleagues, staff, swimming members and make good use of alternative safe communication means
  2. Coaches ensure they do not have any physical contact with swimmers
  3. Coaches should not share hand held equipment such as stopwatches, clipboards or whiteboard pens, with colleagues or others
  4. Parents / guardians do not attend or observe training or swim sessions
  5. Coaches, Swimmers and Parents to not congregate in hallways and corridors outside of the pool hall or reception of facilities
  6. Parents to wait in open areas of facilities or on car parks in their vehicles
  7. Swimmers shower with soap before and after training
  8. Any swimmer who has a new cough or a temperature do...
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Coronavirus Update

A Swim England statement last night stated all Swim England competitions are now cancelled till May. For those clubs who have meets scheduled it is down to them or their facility to advise and/or cancel

Swim England stated last night that clubs can continue to train and work alongside their facility provider.

There are daily changes and early this morning, Jane Nickerson, CEO of Swim England stated:
“I appreciate there are many interpretations on what should now be happening re training and @Swim_England club sessions. We are taking more advice today and will issue updated guidance re training and clubs as soon as we can.”

In the meantime both Luton Borough Council and Active Luton have the normal measures in hand and are promoting hand hygiene and showering before entering the po...

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Covid-19 Coronavirus

Government guidance has been updated 13/03/2020 as we move from “containment” to “delay”. The advice does not alter the operation of our Spring LC National Qualifier Meet, but may apply to each of you as individuals. Self-isolation requirements have changed. If they apply to you (i.e. you have a fever or a cough, regardless of travel or contact) then please do NOT attend our meet.

In light of the current outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Swim England East Region has reviewed its current position, and has issued the following statement to share information to ensure all possible precautions are taken:

“Our current events are still going ahead as planned, and the welfare of anyone attending Swim England East Region events is of paramount importance.”

Ahead of our Open Meet...

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We are closely following Public Health England’s guidance regarding the Coronavirus.  The current guidance does not recommend any suspension of normal activities by the general public but recommends thorough hand washing and use of alcohol-based sanitiser which is being provided in centres – unless people have been to a specific list of affected places/areas when self isolation is required.   The latest guidance can be found here:

The welfare of all our athletes, coaches, workforce and volunteers is of paramount importance.

This communication is designed to inform, rather than alarm, and contains relevant links to the most up-to-date guidance from the Government and Public Health England regarding novel coronavirus (COVID-19)...

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Housebuilder Redrow continues sponsorship of PSC Open Meets

Leading housebuilder Redrow is sponsoring Putteridge Swimming Club’s Winter Short Course County Qualifying Swimming Event at Inspire Swimming Pool in Luton on Saturday 30th November and Sunday 1st December 2019. The event is a Level 3 Licensed Meet 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 just a small family club to become Bedfordshire’s highest performing swimming club. With representation in County, Regional, National and International Championships, PSChas grown to over 300 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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Arena League

The second round of Arena League is on Saturday 9th November at Inspire Luton.  Putteridge is hosting so would love to see lots of support in the galary at our home pool. The following swimmers have been selected to represent Putteridge. Lawrence has selected the team based on previous results, form and training attitude.

The races that individual swimmers are racing will not be communicated prior to the gala, no one needs to know what they are racing everyone is fit and physically able to swim any event on the programme and therefore will swim what they are selected for.

Again parents as well, do not need to know what their children are swimming, so please do not ask, if any issues with this please email Lawrence directly/ talk to him.

Arrive time: 5:15-5:30
Warmup: 6pm
Gala Start: 6:30

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Swim England Winter National Qualifying Times

Swim England logo

Swim England released yesterday, the Swim England Winter National Qualifying times for December in Sheffield, must have been achieved at a Licenced Level 2 event, or at the up and coming Winter Regionals.

Download here

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Junior League – Well Done Little Putts!

The Junior League Competition is spread over 3 rounds in June, July, and September. It is an excellent team building activity where our swimmers learn to race hard for each other and our club, rather than worrying about PB’s and qualification times.

On Saturday 14th September our little Putts headed to Maidenhead for the 3rd round of Junior league – the final gala and opportunity for PSC to gain promotion!

We had tough competition from the other teams, some races being won on the touch!

Thanks to all our swimmers for being such great ambassadors for Putteridge Swimming Club and demonstrating such great team spirit.

PSC were promoted to the next league for the second year running, demonstrating the skills and behaviuor we ask of our swimmers through all three rounds.

Kian Ptomlomey and Elea...

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British Summer Championships

So pleased for Lawrence today – not winning bronze – but achieving two 1.01 again in 100 breast at British summers. After a popped rib and back spasm in March and not being able to compete in Marseille but then having to compete at British Champs way below where he should have been, (in pain to rank qualifying times for these Championships) then, to compete in Barcelona Paris and Rome to try and regain lost race pace training below par, and where we would have liked him to be at this time, the frustration, feeling low but behind the scenes the sheer determination to pull something back from the last 7 months and a smile from both of us today to swim those times again to persevere, paid off.

Sense of satisfaction now and hopefully for me, dare l now say, in my own little bubble world, try ...

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2nd Alternative Nationals – Great Success!

The Putteridge Swimming Club’s 2nd alternative Nationals sponsored by Redrow and held at Inspire Pool last weekend, was a huge success. Swimmers from as far away as Wolverhampton took part in a first-class Swimming Meet Programme.

Lesley Batson – PSC’s Head Coach, welcomed everyone and said, “We hope you enjoy two days of racing here at Inspire Sports Village. As we come to the end of the season and training block, we have given you all the opportunity to perform well, whether this is your last meet of the season or whether you are using it as preparation for up and coming national events, winter regional or national qualification.”

Redrow Homes sponsored the event – their second PSC Open Meet at Inspire...

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Redrow Homes sponsor the PSC 2nd Alternative Nationals

Redrow Homes is sponsoring Putteridge Swimming Club’s 2nd Alternative National Swimming Event at Inspire Swimming Pool in Luton on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st, July 2018. The event is an L2 Regional and National Short Course Winter Qualifier and is being held under Under ASA Laws & Technical Rules affiliated to the East Region ASA.

Putteridge Swimming Club (PSC) is based in Luton and has developed from a just a small family club to become Bedfordshire’s highest performing swimming club. With representation in County, Regional, National and International Championships, PSChas grown to almost 300 members and now enjoys GBR representation from its Triathletes and Modern Pentathletes.

“We continue to grow and aim to become a major performance swimming club...

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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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