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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Tuesday at Lealands cancelled until further notice

Due to the current COVID-19 outbreak we are cancelling Tuesday Night sessions at Lealands.

All Lealands swimmers will now train at Lea Manor until further notice. Session time 6.15pm to 7.15 pm. Remember no land session. Please see the advisory regarding washing etc from previous email.

Many thanks 

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Land Training cancelled in light of latest COVID-19 update

It is with regret that we are having to cancel land training from this evening, 17th March 2020. See details

We have cancelled all land-based sessions at Inspire, Lea Manor and Lealands, along with the swimming session at Lealands on Tuesday, as of today.
The current times/days are listed below:
Tuesday 6-7pm Land training
Tuesday 7.15-8.15pm Swimming
Sunday 6-7pm
Lea Manor:
Tuesday 6.15-7.15pm
Tuesday 7.30-8.30pm
Friday 6-7pm
Friday 7-8pm 
Saturday 2.45-3.45pm

These measures are taken with a heavy heart but the health, safety and wellbeing of all our members, their families and friends, are our utmost priority at this difficult time.

Regular updates will be posted on this website.

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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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Club Champs 2020

Club Championships 2020 will be held on the following dates.

9th May 2020; 13th June 2020; 19th September 2020 and 17th October 2020

Entry forms will be out in due course.

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Closing date for March Open Meet is Friday 14th February

Please note our closing date for our Open Meet 14th/15th March 2020 is Friday 14th February 2020.  

Late entries will not be accepted

Cheryl Blacksley will be at Lea Manor Friday 14th February 2020 between 7-8pm, any remaining entry forms & payment will be taken at that time.

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Notice of AGM

Notice of the Annual General Meeting of Putteridge Swimming Club

To be held at Inspire: Luton Sport Village, Butterfield Green Road, Luton LU2 8DD on 10th February, 2020 at 7:15 pm


  1. Chairman’s Report
  2. Treasurer’s Report
  3. Election and appointment of PSC Accounts Independent Examiner
  4. Election and appointment of Executive Officers and other members of the Committee

Please note: Nominations for election of members to any office or for membership of the Committee must be made in writing by the proposer and seconder to the Club Secretary not later than 1 day before the Annual General meeting. The nominee shall be required to indicate in writing on the nomination form his/her willingness to stand for election. 

In accordance with the Committee resolution dated 13thJune 2016 t...

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Volunteers needed for County Championships

As you are aware we will need lots of parents to help for non-technical roles at the County Championships. All volunteers must have an ASA number.

Warm Up Marshalls – 1 per session for every session of the Championships 1-10

Team Manager – 3 per sessions, for sessions 3-10

Coach – 1 for Session 1 and 2. 
               2 per sessions, for sessions 3-10

Clerks of the Course x 3 volunteers at the following sessions: –

Sunday 26th January – Session 5

Saturday 1st February – Session 8

Sunday 2nd February – Session 10 

Could I also remind parents of swimmers that parents should have NO access to the changing rooms at any time during the Championships and if they are in the changing rooms they will be asked to leave by the ‘on-duty’ welfare Officers.   

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Christmas Training Schedule 2019

See below schedule for Christmas Training 2019

Download latest Christmas Schedule here

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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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Notice – Tuesday 5th November

The road outside Lea Manor will be closed on Tuesday 5th November due to fireworks on the field. Please see attached Vehicle Pass that you will need to show to gain access to the car park. Please pass this on to any coaches, parents or swimmers that will need it. There are also copies in Lea Manor reception if you want to pick one up next time you are in.
Please allow extra time for travel.
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No Training at Inspire 26th and 27th October

This weekend (October 26th and 27th October ) there is no training at Inspire as there is a Gala.
Please NOTE we do still have training at Lea Manor in the morning instead. 06.30-07.30 am
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2020 County Championships

The 2020 Championships will be held at Inspire: Luton Sports Village. All events in these Championships will be held as
long course (50m). The County Junior (under 16 years) and Senior Championship titles shall be decided from the
fastest times recorded in the finals. When an event has no final, the fastest times recorded in the heats will be used to
determine the Junior and Senior Champions. Junior swimmers are eligible for senior titles. All events shall be deck
seeded and ‘Over the Top Starts’ may be used except in Backstroke events.

Download Competitor Entry Pack Here

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No Training

No training at Inspire Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th September.
I only received dates from Inspire of closures recently which didn’t give me enough notice to sort out alternative at Lea Manor as they need a few months notice.
Lea Manor as normal.
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