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Swim England Winter National Qualifying Times

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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.

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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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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

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