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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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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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