Club Championships 19 Nov 2017

18th November 2017

The provisional heat sheets are now available for downloading by clicking here. Please note these are based on current entries and the final heat seeding will change on the day if there are any withdrawals.

The programme of events and Promoter's Conditions are available here

800 Club records!

16th November 2017

Libby's 800m Club record on Sunday was appropriately the 800th record broken since we started keeping effective records several decades ago. In fact of the top 20 individual record breakers, 8 are still competing for the club. Maybe we will see a few more records go over the next few weekends at our Club Championships. You can view the top 20 here

Club Championships 2017

13th November 2017

Well now that we have got the Regionals, Arena League and Distance Time Trials out of the way we turn our attention to the main event - our Club Championships - which kicks off next Sunday (19 November). A reminder as to who has entered day 1 can be viewed here. A copy of the conditions for the competition, including the schedule of events and warm-up times, can be viewed here

Distance Time Trials

12th November 2017

Many congratulations to the 22 swimmers who took part in the distance time trials at the Aqua Vale. Several swimmers were racing over the distance events for the first time and everyone did a great job. Big well done to Harry who broke the boys 13/14 club record only to then watch Zac break it again in the next heat and Libby who took the 15/16 age group record, narrowly missing the overall record.

Many thanks to all the officials and volunteers who made the event possible, a few got a little wetter than they had planned! Results will are on the results page.

National Arena League Round 2 Success

12th November 2017

What another great evening of swimming and a memorable night for the club with every swimmer stepping up to ensure we won on the night just ahead of a really strong team from Putteridge (complete with a world record holder). Despite not heading the number of firsts on the night it was our consistency across the board that really counted and not a DQ in sight. 20 personal bests is a great indicator of the level of performance our swimmers were attaining. Congratulations also to Ben Meyer on making his Arena League debut for the club with some fine relay legs.

This result should place us third in the final with the top three teams all level on points, so a top two finish would mean promotion. The final is likely to be at Borehamwood on 9 December, so keep the date free - it will be a great night of racing. Details will be out shortly.

Many thanks to our great team of volunteers and officials for hosting the event, well impressive in an "away" venue. Thanks also to Alastair, Deryn, Lily and Sian for their help poolside. The results are now on the results page.

Training Changes - During November

10th November 2017

Just to a reminder that due to back to back competitions throughout November there are training changes that will take place effecting all the Sunday training session. Details are on the Training Changes document - link from the homepage. This Sunday, due to the Distance Time Trials, the Aqua Vale Training session at 3pm will move to the Stadium and be combined with the 6-7.30 pm training session.  

Distance Time Trials 12 November

9th November 2017

Details of the distance time trials taking place this Sunday are now on the team selections page.

2017 Club Championship Entries

6th November 2017

We have had around 120 entries to the 2017 Club Championships which bodes well for a great few days of swimming with many opportunities to do something special including; race for the first time, set your best ever time, win your heat or get on the podium in your age group. 

The list of entries for the first day (19 November) can be viewed here and for the second day (26 November) here. Finally the swimmers competing in the Learn to Swim event on the second day can be viewed here.  

If you believe there are any issues with the entry please let Kim or Andy know ASAP.

South East Winter Regionals

6th November 2017

For the first time (and hopefully the last!) the Winter Regional Championships was held as a long course meet and it was very evident that the majority of swimmers competing from across the region were struggling with this so early in the season.

Despite this our small team of swimmers put in some respectable performances and even managed some long course personal bests.

Dan had several good swims with the pick being his 50 backstroke where he came 6th in the final and qualified 7th for the 200 IM final. Libby qualified for 6 events with her best swim coming in the 200 IM where she came in the top 20 in the Juniors. Sian was in good form across the weekend and her best result came in the 50 breaststroke where she placed 24th. Charlotte had two strong swims with her best result coming in the 200 IM where she placed 23rd. Finally Mya had her seasons best swim in the 200 fly to place 25th in the juniors.

Well done to all our swimmers.

 

Masters - Short Course Nationals

30th October 2017

A number of our masters swimmers travelled up to Sheffield over the weekend to take part in the short course National Championships. 

Kate, Deryn, Kerry, Ashley, Darren and Mike all competed and set several PBs and 3 county records (Deryn in the 100 and 200 breast and Kerry in the 200 back). Full results are on the results page.

You will get a chance to see them all in action at our Club Championships Laughing

Swimmer Workshop

26th October 2017

The second instalment of Dan's Swimmer Workshop will be aimed at swimmers from the Development Squad and he will be looking to run it at the Stadium on the afternoon of Saturday 18 November, in time for some last minute practice for the Club Championships. Invitations, including the logistical arrangements will be emailed shortly. 

World Championships Medal for Reya

16th October 2017

Huge congratulations to Reya Farlam who has been out in South Africa competing for the British Team in the World Laser Run Championships. Looking at the twitter feed @PentathlonGB Reya has come away with a silver in the team event and 7th in the individual and pairs event. Well done Reya from all at ADSC and we look forward to seeing that medal.

New item of club kit

15th October 2017

A new piece of club kit is now available,  an ADSC branded tracksuit top. We will placing our first bulk order for these on 1st November. To check sizes, prices and to place an order please visit http://copperfieldsclothing.com/tracksuit-top-641-p.asp

Louise will be at swimming training (Mon, Wed, Thu at Aqua Vale and from 7pm on Friday at the Stadium) this week with samples if you wish to try on sizes. 

Great start to Arena League

15th October 2017

What a great start for the team in this year's Arena League with a win in our first gala, the first time we have achieved this. We came away with 22 wins on the night out of the 50 races and took the gala by nearly 60 points, amassing 294 points, with Watford in 2nd on 235, Braintree in 3rd with 232, Halstead in 4th with 210, Tring in 5th with 166, Bushey in 6th with 147 and Wimbledon in 7th with 100. 

All our swimmers really stepped up and it was great to see our younger swimmers competing in the competition for the first time. Finally well done to Oli Clegg for setting another Club Record.

Thanks to Watford for hosting, our Officials for supporting them, Alastair and team Lily for their help poolside.

Our next round is November 11th - keep the date free and I am hopeful that the next gala will start earlier so we will not be back so late. All the results will be published shortly.

 

Young Leader of the Year - Bucks Sport Awards 2017

14th October 2017

Congratulations to Josh Childs on being shortlisted for the Young Leader of the Year Award for his work at his Mandeville School. The award will be announced at the annual ceromony at the Waterside Theatre, hosted by Leap, on 1 December. Good luck Josh, from all at ADSC.

Pop Up Swim Shop

13th October 2017

We have just been informed that Swim Shop specialists Mailsports are going to be having a Pop Up shop at Aqua Vale this Sunday.

The shop will be in the spinning room @ Aqua Vale between 4.30 - 7.30pm this Sunday 15th October.

This is a good opportunity to get expert advice on swim suit sizes and try on the latest suits.

Maxwell Open Meet

8th October 2017

Many congratulations to all our swimmers who competed at the Maxwell Open meet over the weekend. We set 50 pbs including 5 club records (Libby x 3, Sian x 2) and claimed 30 medals (7 Gold, 11 Silver and 13 Bronze). 

Many thanks to Mark, Lily, Sian and Bailey for their help poolside and all our officials for supporting the meet. Results are now on the results page.

 

Speedo Fastskin Goggles

2nd October 2017

We now have a new supply of Speedo Fastskin Goggles (Black) in stock. These cost £30 for club members and Louise will be around at Aqua Vale swimming training, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday this week if you would like to buy a pair. 

 

ASA Cat. Fees 2018

30th September 2017

We have just been informed of the new ASA fees for 2018.

ASA Cat 1 will be £13.10

ASA Cat 2 will be £31.40

The ADSC club membership will remain at £25.

 

Swimmer Workshop

24th September 2017

Over 20 of our County squad swimmer's attended an informative and practical workshop run by Dan Morgan at the Stadium yesterday. Looking at physical and psychological preperation out of the pool and stroke and race technique in it the session was deemed a real success with all attendees.

Dan will be confirming the date and time of his next workshop (hopefully next month) and the squads who can attend shortly.

Many thanks to Dan for all the hard work he has put in to get the workshop up and running and thanks too to Deb and judge Tina for their help poolside.

New technical officials needed!

23rd September 2017

If white is your colour and you're keen to help out our club, then we have a great opportunity coming up! On Friday 13th October we will be running the first course on the road to becoming a Judge Level 1. This mainly focuses on the role of the timekeeper and hopefully we should be able to actually get you assessed on the night as well. A strong team of technical officials and volunteers are vital to the club since without these then competitions are simply unable to run. This is really important for our own licensed Club Championships where we have to be self sufficient and able to satisfy the terms of our license by having enough qualified officials on the pool deck. The course will be at Stoke Mandeville Stadium and run between 7-9pm. If you're interested, then please register your interest by clicking on the link. https://goo.gl/forms/eelXtZ9w6vk9vhuH3

Maxwell Open Meet - Oct 2017 Accepted Entries UPDATED

21st September 2017

The revised accepted entries list for the Maxwell Meet in October are now available.

The list showing all the swimmers rejected (SCR) are here

The list of just accepted swimmers are here

For those of you accepted - please recheck the list as you may have had some swims re-instated as some clubs have withdrawn completely.

If there is a SCR alongside an event, this means you have not been accepted into this meet.

Refunds will be organised as soon as possible.

BBATT Meet

18th September 2017

Well our annual kick off meet was the biggest ever and our swimmers once again demonstrated some great skills and huge improvements. It was an ideal opportunity for all our swimmers to put down some markers for the rest of the season and compete in some events for the first time. Overall we claimed 193 medals (66 gold, 69 silver and 58 bronze) and set over 300 personal best times! Well done to Zac for clean sweeping the 13/14 boys club records in the 50, 100 and 200 fly.

We finished as runners up again in the team event - perhaps next year!

Many thanks to Vicki, Mark, Lily, Sian and Libby for their invaluable help poolside and all our great officials and helpers who once again demonstrate how these events should be run.

Results are now on the results page.

Junior League - 5th overall

11th September 2017

Our young swimmers did a great job on Saturday to finish 5th overall in division 2 of the Milton Keynes Junior League. Despite our team losing out on a number of points due to a last minute rule change we came away from the gala on Saturday with some superb performances. What was great to see was how much our youngest swimmers had progressed since the last round - particularly in the diving department Laughing

Many thanks to Lily, Heather, Libby, Dan, Kerry and Ellen for all their help poolside with the team - particularly after I had to shoot off. Well done to Crusaders for hosting the gala in an away pool, supported by our officials Tanya, Dave and Jo.

Results are in the results page. Relay splits will be added if they were recorded. 

BBATT 2017 Program

10th September 2017

Program for BBATT 2017.

We will NOT be printing any programs at the event, so please print your own copy to bring.

Training Timetable Changes from 1 September 2017

30th August 2017

Just a reminder that the new training timetable comes into effect on 1 September. For all the details check out the news item on 27th June. The new timetable can be viewed here

BBATT 16/17 September - Aquavale

18th August 2017

Details of the entries to the BBATT meet in September are now on the Team Selection Page - a fantastic 89 entries - so far so good!!

Please check the entries to make sure everything looks correct. Any problems please let Kim or Andy know.

Workshop for Swimmers

14th August 2017

As we all know our sport can be very demanding in terms of both time and effort. Dan Morgan has designed a workshop for swimmers which aims to educate them on how best to manage this time and maximise swimming performance as well as provide further practical race support on improving technique, starts and turns. In the workshop he will look at effective target setting and skill development along with some simple techniques which, if practised and implemented, will enhance your swimming. It will also offer valuable insights on how to manage your time across all aspects of life supporting a healthy balance between education, other sports and swimming. 

The first "free" workshop will be for the County Age Group and County Transition Squads and will be held at the Stadium on 23 September between 3 and 5.45. Spaces are limited to 24 swimmers and will be on a first come first served basis. Email invites will be sent out shortly from Swim Manager or you can email Dan (danielmorgan20@hotmail.com) to reserve your space.

Details of the further workshops for the other squads will be confirmed shortly. 

Swimming hats

21st July 2017

We will be placing a bulk order for named (and unnamed swimming hats) shortly. If you would like a named hat please place an order online before Sunday 13th August. This will ensure that everyone who wants one will have them in time for the new season, and certainly in time for our next big meet, BBATT. 
Orders can be placed here - http://copperfieldsclothing.com/swimming-hat-261-p.asp

Wycombe Open Meet

17th July 2017

Our final competition of the season was at Wycombe in what is proving to be a great opportunity to compete in a long course meet, lay down some quick times, win some medals and make the odd final. Hopefully we can get a few more swimmers at this meet next year.

With 24 swimmers competing we amassed 37 medals (7 gold, 17 silver and 13 bronze) and over 80 personal best times.

Our gold age group medalists were; Kianna, Oli Clegg (2), Max and Libby (2).

Our silver age group medalists were; Aidan (2), Grace Gibson (3), Kianna (2), Libby, Mya (4), Oli (2), Tom Moslin (2) and Will Annat

Our bronze medalists were; Grace (2), Jessica Creasy, Kianna (2), Libby, Mya, Oli, Tom and Will.

Further congratulations to Oli, Max and Mya for making junior finals with Max picking up a bronze in the 100m breaststroke. In the senior age group, Libby, Grace and Tom made finals where Grace took a bronze in the 50 free and Libby won gold in the 100 fly.

Many thanks to Vicki, Mark and Alastair for their help poolside. The results are on the results page. Swimmers PBs will be updated when the official results are published.

Summer Training

13th July 2017

Our summer training schedule is out (link here), for those who may have missed it on the current training changes page. As last year, we are aiming to continue throughout the summer albeit with some consolidated sessions where appropriate.

Coasteering/SUP itinerary

11th July 2017

Please click HERE to view the itinerary