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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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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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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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Lawrence powers to European record in 200m Breaststroke

Lawrence Palmer of Putteridge Swimming club dominated his age group to claim a new European record in the 200m Breaststroke in Session 3 of the Swim England Masters National Championships.

He put some real distance between himself and the rest of the 24-29yrs age group. He touched the wall well over eight seconds faster than Aaron Flynn who claimed silver. Putteridge lowered the previous European marker from 2:14.44 to an impressive 2:11.90 to take the title.

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PSC’s Lawrence Palmer Competes in Fina World Cup-Dubai

Lawrence had a phenomenal season last season becoming a National Champion and being acknowledged as a World Class Elite Athlete. 2015-2016 proved extremely challenging, and for the first time in his swimming career things didnt go to plan, due to events outside of our control.

The advice we were given at the time was to not change any part of his training programme in preparation for the British Championships Olympic Trials in April this year. However, the implementation of the new competition structure did not suit us at all and saw Lawrence have to compete more to obtain qualifying times within certain qualifying windows for the main events.

This had the effect that in order to compete in these events, Lawrence lost training time during the weekend when the large bulk of his training tak...

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Lawrence makes final of 50m Breastroke

Newsflash! – Lawrence Palmer made the final of the 5om b/s at the World Cup in Dubai today!

With a fantastic time of 27:42, he held his own against a very strong field including:
Lima Felipe of Brazil
Tandy Bradley of South Africa
Schoeman Roland of South Africa
Morozov Vladimir of Russia
Li Xiang of China
Elkamash of Egypt, and
Botik Marek of Slovakia

Congratulations Lawrence and Lesley – brilliant stuff!!

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Lawrence Palmer

Assistant Head Coach

Lawrence has reached the highest level of National Competition in the UK. Last year he qualified for the British Championships-World Trials where he made the semi-finals in 50m breast, his speciality, which saw him ranked top 10. This year he has qualified for the 2015 World Championships trials at the London Aquatic Centre in the 100m Breaststroke. He holds the current County records in the 50, 100 and 200 Breast Stroke and 200 IM and Regional for 50, 100 and 200 Breast. He is also 2014 Regional Champion for all three Breast stroke distances. He is also 2015 British summers National Champion 50 Breast, 100 breast Bronze Medalist and ASA Home Nations 200m Breast Champion. Aswell as ASA Winter National Champion at 50m Breast and bronze in the 100m Breast. 

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Wow!! Amazing Results from the British Summers, ASA and WASA National Championships 2016

Huge Congratulations to Lawrence, Brandon, Ellie, Lauren, Jo, JJ and Jordan, 13 FINALS from 15 events with 2 Silvers and a Bronze!!!!

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PSC Compete at International Open Meet – Mare Nostrum

Lawrence had always wanted the opportunity to compete against the best in the world, this opportunity came. After illness at the Olympic Trials we applied to swim at the Barcelona leg of the Mare Nostrum series which has  a great reputation for attracting the top International swimmers from around the world.

Un-be known to us at the time, this leg proved to be the most hotly contested of all 3 legs. The worlds Country Federations decided to use this leg as Olympic pre-prep for their swimmers and saw the Olympic teams from Russia, Denmark, South Africa, Brasil, Japan, GB, Germany, Sweden ….. everywhere.

This meant that at last Lawrence would compete against his lifelong idols, Felipe De Silva (Brasil) and Cameron Van de Burgh (South Africa)

The weekend saw Lawrence compete in the 50 and 10...

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