SE Regional Championships 2019

10th December 2018

The qualifying times for next years Regional Championships in May are now on the website under the Competition tab. Further details will follow in Q1 next year.

5th - Division One - London Arena

9th December 2018

After gaining promotion to division one this year, simply avoiding relegation was the aim. Finishing 5th overall was therefore way beyond our expectations but well deserved from a great team who raced superbly on the night.

We finished with two individual wins from Millie and Dan and two relay victories in the men's open medley in a new club record and then an amazing finger tip finish in the men's 6 x 50 with Tom, Oli, Dan R, Joe, Josh and Dan taking the blue ribbon final event. We also had 8 PBs on the night from Reya (x2), Aidan (x2), Millie, Nathaniel, Noah and Oli K.

Well done to every swimmer who competed across the three rounds and many thanks to Ellen and Vicki for their help poolside and our significant team of officials. Full results on the results page.

Maxwell Open Meet

1st December 2018

On the first day of the Maxwell Open Meet we continued to build on our recent club championships with some great swims, particulary in the 200 and 400m events. 36 personal best times have been set so far which included two club records from Ollie C and Oli K. Many of the PBs were county considered times and included new considered times from Ellis, Aidan, Reya and Charlie. We also picked up 26 medals (11 gold, 7 silver, 8 bronze) and a speeding medal from Amber and Joe.

On the second day a further 52 personal times were added to the previous day's successes and included anothe club record from Ollie C. Once again we saw many county considered times bettered with new times achieved by Olivia, Jessica, Will, Tom, Harry, Sophie and Leilani. A further 27 medals (9 gold, 10 silver and 8 bronze).

Well done every swimmer who took part and many thanks to Mark, Ellen and Vicky for their help poolside and to all out officals who helped Maxwell in what was once again a well run meet. Results are on the results page.

Dan makes Winter Nationals

27th November 2018

Congratulations to Dan Morgan who will once again be flying the Aylesbury flag at the Winter National Short Course Championships in Sheffield next month. Dan will be competing alongside a string of international swimmers in what is the top short course competition in the country. He will be in his favourite 100 IM event on Friday 14th December and a link to the live feed will be published when it is confirmed. Everyone from Aylesbury wishes Dan all the very best.

Club Championships Day 2

25th November 2018

Well this year's Club Championships has come to an end with yet another afternoon of superb swimming across all age groups. There were over 250 personal best times set which included another 6 club records from Millie, Izzy, Libby, Charlotte and Ollie C (x 2). 

Many thanks to all our officals and volunteers who worked together to ensure the championships ran smoothly once again. 

Results are now on the results page. The age group points results can also be viewed here

2018 AGM - Swim Report

23rd November 2018

For those of you who couldn't make this year's AGM you can view a copy of my swim report here

Club Championships Day 1

18th November 2018

What a great start to this year's Club Championships with some fantastic swimming across all age groups. It was pleasing to see some superb skills on show too - with turns in particular improving all the time. Over 300 personal best times were set which included, 12 County Accepted times, 52 County Considered Times, 6 club records from Ollie C. Izzy, Zac, Tom M, Libby and Charlotte. 

Results are on the results page - same again next Sunday please!

Training Changes Nov/Dec/Jan

14th November 2018

The training changes document on the homepage has been updated to reflect changes in training over the next quarter. This now includes some changes to training at the Grammar School at the end of 2018 and start of 2019 where they will be carrying out a refurbishment of the changing facilities.

Long Distance Time Trials

11th November 2018

Well done to all the swimmers who took part in the 800m and 1500m events at the Aqua Vale today.

A total of 17 PBs from the 19 swims included an amazing 11 club records from Zac x2, Harry x2, Oli C x2, Emily C, Tom x2 and Libby x2. In fact Zac's 1500m record was our 900th record since we started recording them - who will get the 1000th?

Many thanks to Mark and Ellen for their help poolside and our huge team of officials for supporting the event. Results are on the results page.

Arena League Round 2

11th November 2018

In another tough night of exciting racing we once again more than held our own as the newbies in this division, finishing 3rd on the night and booking a place in the top final in the third round. 

We took 8 wins on the night from Sian, Izzy, Leilani, Dan (x2), the girl's 13&U relay team of Millie, Kianna, Georgina and Emily and the two senior boys relay team of Dan, Joe, Tom, Josh, Dan R and Oli K.

There were also 8 personal bests on the night including a superb club record from Millie, in what was the last opportunity she had to break it - my daughter was well happy!

Thanks to Mark, Ellen and Vicki for their help poolside along with our large team of officials supporting the gala. Final round is on 8 December - keep the date free.

SE SC Regionals 2018

5th November 2018

It was another successful weekend for the club at this year's SE Regional SC Championships in Portsmouth. A bronze from Dan, a club record from Libby, a monster PB from Tom and a birthday from Joe were amongst the highlights. The full story can be viewed here

Swim England British Masters SC

28th October 2018

Congratulations to our team of masters who travelled up to Sheffield to compete in the the Swim England British Masters SC Championships. You can read how they got on the report  on news page here

National Arena League - Round 1

14th October 2018

Well following promotion to division 1 last year we knew we would need to step up again to compete with some great teams this year and every swimmer did just that ensuring a superb third place finish in the gala at Luton. We took 7 wins on the night from Libby, Dan, Millie, Josh, Georgina, Izzy and Lilly. With so many swimmers performing at their best we also set 18 PBs including 3 club records from Libby, Millie and Oli Kenton. Well done also to those swimmers making their League debuts, Hannah Bolton, Nathaniel LaBorde, Ellis Bunce, Charlie Starsmore and Sam Clark. The results are on the results page.

Many thanks to Mark, Ellen, Chris and all our officals who supported the event. 

The next round is 10 November - keep the date free - team selections will be made in the next few days. After Round 1 we look to be in 5th - same again in round 2 and we may make it to the top final in Round 3!

 

Maxwell Open Meet

7th October 2018

Well another weekend of great swimming passes by and with it came 92 PBs, 63 medals (27 gold, 19 silver and 17 bronze), 52 county qualifying times and 5 club records (Oli Clegg x 2, Libby x 2 and Dan). All the results are now on the results page.

Many thanks to Mark and Ellen for their support poolside and all of our officials and Maxwell swimming club for ensuring the meet ran smoothly.

BBATT Main Weekend - Stats

25th September 2018

As promised the key statistics from the BBATT main weekend:-

  • 563 swims
  • 394 PBs (70%)
  • 223 medals (74 gold, 84 silver, 65 bronze)
  • 16 club records (Millie, Libby x2, Ollie Clegg x4, Ollie Kenton x2, Joe x4, Dan x3)
  • 23 County Accepted and 110 County Considered times
  • Top club in girls, boys and overall

All the results are on the results page. If I have missed any CRs please let me know (it is a manual exercise!)

Well done one and all.

BBATT Meet 2018 - Top Club

23rd September 2018

Well in the ninth running of the event our club has finally taken the overall top club trophy gaining most points in both the girls and boys category. Huge congratulations to all our swimmers who put in some fantastic performances across the weekend, setting hundreds of PBs, several club records and scores of medals. 

All the details will follow when the results are published.

Many thanks to Mark, Ellen, Vicki, Chris and Anna for all their help poolside and to Gary, Christine, Simon and the their huge team of officials and helpers for ensuring the weekend ran so smoothly.

BBATT 400m Events

16th September 2018

Well done to all our swimmers who took part in the 400m events in the BBATT Open Meet. We had 31 swimmers compete in 34 events and set 29 personal best times in total (85%). We also amassed 17 medals (3 gold, 9 silver and 5 bronze). Special mention to Katie Duggan and Ben Cheetham for having a great go at the 400 freestyle for the first time.

All results are on the results page.

Many thanks to Christine, Simon, Gary and all of our officials for ensuring the event ran smoothly and on time and to Mark for helping me poolside. 

Dunstable Trophy Gala Success

9th September 2018

What a great start to the seaon with victory in the Bee Allen Cup hosted by Dunstable, ahead of strong teams from Potters Bar, Dunstable, Leighton Buzzard and Witney.

There were 17 personal bests on the night which included two club records from Millie (50 bk) and Joe (100 fly).

Well done to all our swimmers and many thanks to Mark, Ellen and Vicki for their help poolside as well as our big team of officials who helped Dunstable ensure the gala could run smoothly. 

All the results are on the results page.

Level 1 Teachers

31st August 2018

Congratulations to Elise and Mya on passing their Level 1 Teacher qualification today.

Timetable changes effective 1 September 2018

28th August 2018

Just a reminder that the new timetable comes into effect this weekend on 1 September. A summary of the changes are as follows:-

On Mondays the Grammar School session (for County Age and Transition Squads) will move to 7.10 pm and finish at 8.10 pm

On Fridays at the Stadium the Junior 2 Squad will start at 5.30 pm and run through to 6.30 pm.

On Sundays at the Stadium the Junior squads will start at 5.30 pm and run through to 6.30 pm. The County Age, Youth and Club Blue squads will start at 6.30 pm and run through to 8.00 pm and the Masters will start at 8.00 pm and run through to 9.00 pm.

The new timetable can be viewed here

Level 2 Teacher

18th August 2018

Congratulations to Hannah Oxley on passing her level 2 teaching qualification today.

European Sprint Triathlon Championships - Glasgow

14th August 2018

Congratulations Megan on placing 23rd in her age group (14th after the swim!) at the European Sprint Triathlon in Glasgow over the weekend.

Level 1 Teaching

6th August 2018

Congratulations to Becky Lee and Libby Blissett on passing their level 1 teaching qualification.

English Summer Nationals

4th August 2018

Well the 2017/2018 season finally came to an end with 4 of our swimmers competing in the English Summer Nationals in Sheffield. 

First came the 50 backstroke where we had three qualifiers. Ted kicked off the procedings with a seasons best time to finish 13th in the 16 year age group. Joe also set a seasons best to finish as the first reserve for the final (and would of took a final spot if the Danish swimmers were not competing!). Dan set a lifetime best to qualify for his first ever National final where he went on to finish 8th (6th if you discount the Danes).

Next came the girl's 50 breaststroke with Izzy who also swam a superb lifetime best to finish in 11th overall in the 15 age group again in the agonising first reserve for final spot.

In the first season that the club has produced multiple English National qualifiers it was great to see all of our swimmers taking their opportunity and performing at their best. They are setting the standards that I am confident many other of our swimmers can emulate in the next few years. Well done to all of you.

MKJL Round 2

7th July 2018

Well done to all our swimmers who braved the heat at the Aqua Vale to compete in the second round of the Milton Keynes Junior League. Once again we had a number of swimmers who couldn't take part or fell ill in the days leading up to the gala. There were also a couple of boys who swam despite a few injuries. We came 5th on the night behind a strong team from Rushmoor.

Huge thanks to Ellen for managing the team on the night supported by Chris, Anna and Emily as well of our team of officials who endured the conditions to ensure the gala went ahead.

Results are on the results page.

London Arena League - Promotion to Division 1

3rd July 2018

Well after just missing out in our first two seasons of the league we found out this week that we did get promoted to division one as one of the other teams in that division has withdrawn from the league. 

So that means we will be up against the likes of...Harrow, Watford A, Luton, Hemel, Haringey, Greenwich, Lewisham and Dunmow Atlantis and there will also be some new venues.

Our campaign kicks off on 13 October at the Luton 50m pool (hopefully set up for 25m events)! We are in lane 6 and we are up against some tough teams. Brompton (9th last year), Harrow (6th), Dunmow (3rd), Anaconda (4th), Hemel (13th), Potters Bar (11th) and Haringey (12th). Round 2 will be on 10 November and round 3 on 8 December. Keep those dates free!

Maxwell Open Meet - Day two

24th June 2018

Day two of the Maxwell meet continued in the same vein as day one. 44 medals, scores of PBs (making it 150 in total) and another 5 club records (Joe x 2, Lilly, Oli and Libby). We had some impressive swims across all age groups and a number of swimmers competed in several swims over the whole weekend. It was also great to see our seniors take gold and silver in the open mixed relay and silver in the 13&U relay.

Well done to all our swimmers who, as always, behaved impeccably. Many thanks to Mark, Ellen and Vicki for all their help on a tropical poolside and to all of the officials and volunteers who gave up their time to support the meet.

All the results are on the results page.

 

Maxwell Open Meet - Day one

23rd June 2018

Well the first day of the Maxwell Open meet was hugely successful with over 40 medals and 80 % of swims personal best times. We also had three club records (Joe x 2) and Lilly.

Same again tomorrow would be nice Smile

European Sprint Triathlon Championships - Glasgow

18th June 2018

Huge congratulations to our very own Meg Jenkins and Hannah Alexander for qualifying for the European Age Group Sprint Triathlon which takes place in Glasgow. Meg will be taking up her place in the under 20 age group category on 11 August and all of ADSC wish her all the very best. 

Home Trophy Gala - retained

16th June 2018

What another great night of racing with us and Wycombe neck and neck throughout the night and our blue team grabbed the win by 4 points. It was also great to see team yellow finishing 5th in what was the first time we have been able to field a full two teams.

There were 40 PBs on the night plus an amazing 5 club records from Dan (50 back), Joe (100 breast), 16&U 50 freestyle relay of Josh, Max, Bailey and Zac, Open freestyle relay of Jacob, Tom, Joe and Dan and Open medley relay of Dan, Joe, Tom and Jacob in a time that would have taken Silver at the Counties!

Well done to all our swimmers and many thanks to Deb, Ellen, Heather, Chris and the team captains for their help poolside and of course our huge team of officials and volunteers who ensured the event ran so smoothly.

Full results are on the results page.

 

British National Masters LC Championships

10th June 2018

Well done to our "magnificent seven" masters competing in the British National Masters in Plymouth. A brief report on how they got on plus a picture of them all looking very smart in their team colours can be viewed here 

It's Volunteers Week - time to step up?

3rd June 2018

This week is National Volunteers Week, so a big thank you goes out to all of our amazing team of volunteers. Whether it's coaching, team managing, working as a committee member or helping to run our galas, the club couldn't exist without you. THANK YOU!

So, for those that would like to get involved now is the time! We are looking for people to join our team of Technical Officials. Without this team, there would be no galas! We have Club Championships later in the year and need a minimum number of trained officials to meet the terms of our license. 

The first stage of training is to qualify as a timekeeper and then work your way through the levels of Judging as far as you are comfortable to go. We are lucky enough to have enough referees in our club to be able to carry out all of the training 'in house' so the short courses and poolside training can all take place locally. 

If you are interested in joining us (and look good in white Wink) then please click here to submit your details in the first instance. Once we know who is interested we will then arrange a date for the first course. 

Thank you in advance!