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!

MKJL Round 1

2nd June 2018

Well done to our young team of swimmers who competed in the Milton Keynes Junior League at the Aqua Vale. The half term holidays gave a number of swimmers the opportunity to compete for the club for the first time in a league gala; Imogen White, Alana Sakala, Chenai Mofolo, Jack Devlin, Louis Zientek, Cyrus Khamnian, Nathaniel Thomey and Ted Devlin. All did themselves proud and looked like they enjoyed the experience. A big well done too to Ella Stewart who stepped in at the 11th hour and competed in 6 events and James Burnham who was in 7 events.

We came 5th on the night behind Brompton, Leighton Buzzard, Newport Pagnell and Chesham. Overall there were over 20 PBs and 3 first places. All the results are on the results page.

Many thanks to Ellen, Anna, Libby, Mya, Dan, Bailey and Elise for their help with the team and to all our officials who ensured, despite the tropical conditions, the gala went ahead and ran so smoothly. 

English Home Nationals

1st June 2018

Based on the latest list of accepted entries, which can be viewed here, I am pleased to confirm that we have four swimmers who have qualified for the English Home Nationals in Sheffield in August. Huge congratulations to Izzy (50 breast), Ted, Joe and Dan (all 50 back). This is by far the highest number of swimmers we have ever had qualify in the same year. Laughing

Further details will follow as we find out more.

14&U SE Regionals 2018 - Weekend Two

27th May 2018

In the final weekend of the Regionals at Crawley Millie, in her first Championships, set a club record on her way to 9th place in the 50 backstroke.

Oli, in his third and final event, 100m backstroke, took a second of his best time to climb the rankings.

Georgina, in her first Championships, was on PB to climb the rankings in the 50 fly.

Finally, Jessica in the last event of the competition, 400 IM, set a long course personal best by over two seconds to finish 12th overall.

Well done to all our young swimmers for flying the flag for Aylesbury in what is always a great learning experience and one that they can hopefully draw from when working towards the senior championships in the future.

Leighton Buzzard Open Meet

14th May 2018

Well done to all the 40 swimmers who took part in the Leighton Buzzard Open Meet at Bletchley on Sunday. 97 personal bests and 43 medals (13 gold, 16 silver, 14 bronze) as always from this meet and it was great to hear that all our swimmers behaved impeccably as always.

Many thanks to Heather, Ellen, Kerry and Chris and all of the senior swimmers who helped manage and support the team poolside. Full results are now on the results page.

14&U SE Regionals 2018 - Weekend 1

13th May 2018

The 14&U SE Regionals at Crawley kicked off with Oli on PB in the 50 back, the first time he had qualified for this event. Jessica set a personal best in the 50 breaststroke, breaking 40 seconds for the first time. Oli, in his second of three events, was again on PB in his 50 fly.

Well done to both swimmers, where simply getting there is a massive achievement and a great experience in preperation for the senior regionals in the years to come.

We return again in two weeks time for the final weekend.

15&O SE Regionals 2018 - Day 3

7th May 2018

The final day at Wycombe during the hottest early May bank holiday on record, apparently, saw some equally scorching swimming in the pool from our swimmers. 

In the boy's 50 back, Josh improved his personal best by over a second to maintain his ranking, Ted had a solid swim in the heats to make the final where he improved his time again to finish 6th overall, Joe and Dan were within hundredths of each other in the heat to both make the final where Dan dipped under 28 for the first time to finish 6th and Joe was spot on a 28 to finish 8th in a new club record. It was amazing to see Ayesbury with the highest number of swimmers in the senior final.

In the girl's 50 breast, Izzy had another great swim to make reserve for the final in a really tough age group. Libby maintained a 100% PB count to also make reserve for the final. Not to be out done, Sian broke 35 seconds for the first time to also make reserve in a new club record. Libby also PB'd again in the 100 fly to take another reserve position for the final.

In the final event of the day Charlotte took two seconds off her best time to make the final of the 200IM where she finished 8th. Libby dipped under her best time to also make the final where she went on to improve it again and take a fantastic fourth place.

Huge congratulations to all our swimmers for some really special moments and for representing the club so honourably. Many thanks to all the officials from across the South East for giving up their time to make the event happen, in particular our very own Gary and Tina.

15&O SE Regionals 2018 - Day 2

6th May 2018

The second day at the Regionals began with the girls 4 x 100 medley relay. Libby kicked off with a long course PB, followed by Izzy, Mya and Emily C to win their heat and climb 8 places in the rankings. The senior girls then followed with the aim of going faster. Lilly set a long course PB, followed by Charlotte, Sian, with a monster fly leg and Grace, in her maiden Regional venture, to better their team mates time by 5 seconds and finish 9th overall.

It was great to see Emily B racing again for her Surrey University team, following a serious back injury for. She helped them to a position at the Nationals in the 200 Free relay and swam a solid leg in the 4 x 100 free to give them another opportunity. She also set a creditable time in her 50 free individual.

In the 50 fly, Zac set the pace with a personal best to improve on his ranking and Ted was only a tenth of a second off his best time to maintain his ranked position.

In the 200 breaststroke, Izzy was a fraction outside her best time, despite a wardrobe malfunction 10 minutes before her race. Charlotte set a personal best to make reserve for the final. Libby took two seconds off her best tme to make her second final where she finished 7th in her age group.

One more day to go - can we make it three days of consecutive finals?

15&O SE Regionals 2018 - Day 1

5th May 2018

Well done to all our swimmers competing in the 15 & over SE regionals today.

Libby swam a long course PB in both the 50 fly and 50 back to finish as a reserve for the final in both events and PB'd again in the 100 breast where she made her first Regional final, finishing 8th. Mya also put in a solid performance to make the final in the 200 fly where she finished 7th. Ted Gundry, representing the club for the first time also finished reserve for the final in the 100 back. Charlotte and Izzy both set best times in their events, the 50 back and 100 breast, with Izzy dipping under 1.19 for the first time. Joe and Dan were just outside their long course PBs in the 100 back to finish 19th and 13th respectively and Sian was just off her best in the 50 back. 

Lots more swimming tomorrow and hopefully another opportunity to experiece all the warm-ups, heats, finals and medal ceremonies that a day at the Regionals has to offer - many thanks Libby and Mya!!!

Andy

Coaching Qualifications

30th April 2018

Many Congratulations to Dan Morgan and Liv Phillips on passing their Level 1 Coaching Qualification yesterday.

Wycombe Open Meet

28th April 2018

Well done to all our swimmers who competed in the Wycombe sprint meet today. We ended up with over 100 personal best swims and 35 medals (17 gold, 10 silver and 8 bronze). Out of 130 swims we also didn't have a single DQ! Finally congratulations to Kianna who snatched the 11/12 years 50 fly club record.

Many thanks to Vicki and Ellen for their help poolside and to Gary, Tina, Tanya and Jo for their expert judgement.

Full results on the results page

Chiltern League

22nd April 2018

Well done to all swimmers who competed at the sauna in Witney in the final round of the Chiltern League. We came 5th on the night following the usual plethora of PBs (20 in total) and relay DQs. Full results are on the results page.

Many thanks to Ellen, Chris, Mya and Libby for their help with the team poolside, all our officials for ensuring the event could take place and those parents that braved the heat to support the team.

Crawley Open Meet

8th April 2018

Well done to all our swimmers who took part in the Crawley Open meet; several medals, many personal bests and a Club Record from Tom Moslin in the 50 back. A summary of the weekend can be viewed here. Results are on the results page.

Spinning

20th March 2018

For anyone who has signed up for the spinning class, please note it starts tonight! 5 - 5.45 at Aqua Vale. Please arrive 15 mins early for a briefing.

Chiltern League - Round 2 March 17th

17th March 2018

There was a somewhat of a wintery feel in the air as the team arrived in Leighton Buzzard for tonight’s gala, however this did not dint our swimmer’s enthusiasm – nor their performance!

Full results are on the results page - Click here for the full report.

Hats and goggles

15th March 2018

Louise has at last managed to get hold of a supply of black Speedo goggles which shoudl be with us next week. We will aso be placing an order for named swimming hats on Monday. If you'd like either of these please visit the club shop and order/pay online. 

http://copperfieldsclothing.com/adsc-37-c.asp

 

Maxwell L3 Alternative to Counties - Day 2

11th March 2018

After another long day at the pool, click here to read Mark's report about how the day panned out! An impressive weekend for all of our swimmers. Thanks as always go to our team of poolside coaches, team managers, volunteers and officials that help make these meets so successful. 

Maxwell L.3 Alternative to Counties Meet - Day 1

10th March 2018

Click here to read Mark's full report about day one at the Maxwell meet. 

Congratulations to our new Referees, Gary and Christine.

24th February 2018

Huge congratulations to Gary Blissett and Christine McLintock who today passed their Referees practical exam. To reach this level takes commitment, many hours poolside during meets and galas, as well as learning new skills, all in their own time.  We now have 3 fully fledged Referees within ADSC. Well done to you both, from all at ADSC and your friends within the county.

Squad Review 2018

17th February 2018

Following the Counties we always look to conduct a review of the squads in order to ensure sessions are appropriately utilised and swimmers are in the right squad that suits their ability and swimming objectives. As a result of the review we will be making a small change to the timetable for the Club Blue squad with the Thursday session moving to the Sunday evening (6-7.30) session. This provides the opportunity for increased flexibility in some of the busier sessions and may also offer some of the senior swimmers a better squad option than their current one. The revised squad structure can be viewed here.

Emails will be going out shortly to a small number of swimmers who will be changing squads.

Following the change we will be closely monitoring the number of swimmers attending the busier sessions, particualrly the one on the Wednesday. If necessary a further change in session times may be needed to balance the Wednesday and Thursday sessions. We will let you know if this is the case next month.

Please email Andy with any questions.

County Championships 2018 - The full story

14th February 2018

You can now read the full story of the 2018 County Championships here. Whether you played a part or are aiming to be there next year - enjoy!

Counties 2018 - Final Day

11th February 2018

Just a quick summary of the final day at this year's Counties before digging into all of the detail after the results come out in the next day or so and what a final day it turned out to be.

15 finals, 38 PBs (including a sub-60 100 freestyle from birthday boy Zac) and, wait for it, an amazing 14 club records!! Congratulations, Mya (15/16 200 fly), Emily Sampson (17/18 200 breast), Libby (200 breast), Charlotte Neill (overall 200 breast),  Oli (200 back), Sian x2 (17/18 and overall 50 breast), Izzy x6 (13/14 50 breast x2, 13/14 200 fly x2, overall 200 fly x2) and the Senior 4 x 50 medley relay (Libby, Izzy, Sian and Charlotte).

Many thanks to everyone who helped and supported the club poolside - we may not be the biggest club but we sure are the loudest!! Thanks also to Oliver and his army of officials and volunteers for promoting the championships for the first time this year and ensuring it was a huge success.

Finally my thanks to all our swimmers who, every year, never cease to amaze me in what you achieve. You have once again done both yourselves and our club very proud and I am privileged to share many special moments with you all.

Andy

County Championships 2018 - Day 5

10th February 2018

Half-time report on the final weekend and lots of examples of our swimmers doing great things. 35 PBs, 10 finals (including the bravest of 100 flys) and two club records from Zac (50 fly) and the junior girls medley team of Libby, Izzy, Mya and Emily Cheetham. In the words of Donkey, "Lets do that again!". See you tomorrow. Andy

SE Regional Master-class

22nd January 2018

So whilst some parents were strutting their stuff at the Award's Night others were at Crawley showing off their swimming skills and what a weekend it turned out to be. Overall the small team came away with an amazing 8 medals and three county records - in what must be the best Master's Regional Championships the club has seen.

Di Groat (50 fly and breast), Deryn (400 IM - county record) and Kate King (100 breast) took gold as did the 4 x 100 freestyle relay team of Di, Heather, Deryn and Kate with Kate making up a 25m deficit on the last leg to snatch the win in the last metre in a new county record.

Kate (50 free) and Deryn (50 breast) took silver and Heather bronze (100 fly). 

Deryn also set a county record in the 200 IM to add the final cherry.

Well done to all our swimmers - proving you are never too old to do something special. Full results are on the results page.

Awards Evening

21st January 2018

Once again we had another well supported Awards Evening yesterday with many swimmers receiving awards for their perfomances in and out of the pool. Along with the race and age group winners from the club championships awards were also presented for swimmer of the meet, squad, overall contribution and we had the confirmation of the 2018 captains. 

Winning the female swimmer of the meet was Elise Waller and the male winner was John Finn. Squad awards went to Jack Devlin, Peggy Sue Telfer, Ben Oxley, Ruby Scott, Ben Cheetham, Kiersten Fowler, Oliver Coxon, Emily Curtis, Samuel Mitev and Grace Gibson. The overall contribution awards went to Hannah Oxley and Amanda Stockland.

Finally, after some tough decisions with so many individuals deserving of the captain's role, the 2018 team captains are Libby Blissett, Dan Riddick, Mya Kedzierski and Bailey Walrond-Guy and the club captain is Sian Morgan. A huge thanks goes out to our departing captains Grace Stockland and Lilly Neill who have done a superb job over these last two/three years.

Congratulations to all our award winners and many thanks to everyone who organised the evening.

County Championships 2018 - Day Two

14th January 2018

The second day of the County Championships kicked off with the 400m events. In the 400 IM Jessica set a PB and Kianna, Mya and Libby were all on or around their PBs to maintain or improve their rankings with Libby finishing 4th and Mya 7th in their age group. In the 400 free Harry, Kitty, Jessica and Libby all set PBs and Oli, Ilana, Emily C and Mya were all on or around PBs with Kitty finishing 5th and Libby 7th in their respective age groups. 

In the girls age group relays all of our girls really stepped up and made some great improvements in all our teams with Stephanie, birthday girl Emily and Kianna setting PBs on the lead off leg of their respective relays. Most of our teams improved on their entry time and ranking and overall we finished with 4 top 8 finishes.

Huge congratulations to all our swimmers who represented the club today - great job. 

All of the results, including splits, are now on the results page and further details are now included in the traditional "Story so far" document which will build throughout the championships.

ADSC Information Desk

12th January 2018

A member of the committee will be available from 6pm at Stoke Mandeville, on both Fridays and Sundays to answer any swim club queries.

County Championships 2018 - Day One

8th January 2018

The 2018 County Championships kicked off yesterday with the distance events and boys age group relays. Ilana and Jessica competed in the 800m event for the first time. Ilana was a little off her entry but maintained her ranking whilst Jessica took over 10 seconds off her best time to improve on her ranking by 5 places. Our results are on the results page and the full results are on the county website.

In the boys age group relays all the boys swam superbly with many setting PBs or splitting faster than their PB and most teams matched or improved on their ranking with the 13/15 boys grabbing a top 8 finish. The splits and results can be viewed here. Times set in the first leg of the yellow that were PBs are highlighted. Many thanks to all the parents who ensured all the boys were there and on time.

Well done to all those who took part - I must say you all looked smart in your new ADSC County Hats and now you can wear them with pride in training and future galas/events.

Next Sunday is the turn of the 400m swimmers and girls in their age group relays.

Counties hats 2018

6th January 2018

If you wish to buy a Counties hat, please reserve and pay online here

If you need it for tomorrow, please order by 10pm tonight and we will bring it to Oxofrd. 

Updating your payment details

17th December 2017

Please remember that you need to make changes to your standing orders  and settle any outstanding invoices for next year before the end of December. For a step by step guide, take a look here