2019 County Championships - Day 3

20th January 2019

Day 3 of the Championships took place at the Aqua Vale and kicked off with the 400 IM for girls. Kianna (-5 sec), Leilani (-12) and Jessica (-1) all set PBs with Jessica finishing 8th in her age group. Mya also claimed a top 8 spot with 6th. In the 400m free; Noah (-5 sec), Will (-11), Ollie (-7) and Harry (-10) all set PBs to move up the rankings with James just off his best time. In the girl's 400 free; Lucy (-1), Reya (-14), Emily Curtis (-9), Ilana Riley (-1) and Jessica (-13) all set personal best times to improve their rankings with Mya and Georgina just off their best times. In the boy's 400 IM Zac was our sole swimmer bettering his best time by 2 seconds to improve his standing.

Detailed results will be published later this week.

In the girl's 11/12 age group relay; Nicole Orimoloye, Megan Johnson, Ruby Robinson and Hannah Bolton were making their county debuts. In the medley relay Amber Amesbury, Nicole, Megan and Ella Brothers smashed their entry time by 12 seconds to finish 20th. Ruby replaced Nicole in the freestyle relay to set another great time to finish 22nd. Lucy Burnham, Amber Curtis, Reya and Hannah took 4 seconds of their entry in the medley relay to finish 5th although we later found out that a strange infringement resulted in them being disqualified. They did go on to to finish 7th in the freestyle relay.

In the 13/14 age group relay; Stephanie Beveridge, Sophie Francis-Baker, Emily C. and Connie King went quicker than their entry time in the medley relay to finish 13th. Olivia Brookes came in for Stephanie and Leilani came in for Emily in the freestyle relay to once again improve on their entry time and ranking to finish 10th. Millie Brindle, Kianna, Leilani and Georgina came 6th in the medley relay and took an impressive 7th in the freestyle relay with Emily replacing Leilani.

A breakdown of the relay splits can be viewed on the results page.

Huge congratulations to all of our swimmers, who once again showed they can step up when in matters. Roll

Grammar School - Week Commencing 14/1/19

14th January 2019

Just to confirm that training at the Grammar Schools is back on this week.

County Championships 2019 - Day Two

12th January 2019

The second day of the championships was the 800m event and we had six swimmers competing this year, our biggest ever entry. Noah and Ellis were up first and both swam superbly to take 12 seconds off their best times and break the 12 minute barrier. Emily Curtis had a great swim to set a 6 second PB to go under 11 minutes for the first time. Despite a leg injury, Will took an amazing 16 seconds off his personal best to improve on his ranked entry. Jessica Creasy and Harry Phillips were a little off their best times but both went faster than they had this time last year, boding well for their preferred events in a few weeks time.

Well done to all our swimmers and full results are on our results page.

County Championships 2019 - Day One

5th January 2019

Our 2019 venture into the 2019 County Championships kicked off today with the 1500m. Zac was our sole representative and swam superbly to take 20 seconds off his PB to finish in 18 minutes 45 seconds and claim club records at both 800 and 1500m and improve on his ranking to 27th.

Our boy's age group relays came next with Charles Raines, Nathanial LaBorde, Robert King and Nathanial Thomey improving on their rankings and entry time to finish 13th in the Medley relay and 18th in the freestyle relay with Ted Devlin coming in for Charles. In the same age group Noah Brownbridge, Ted, Ellis Bunce and Charlie Starsmore finished 10th in the medley relay and 7th in the freestyle relay with Charles coming in for Ted. In the 13/14 age group James Davies, Thomas Curtis, Max Waller and Sam Clark finished 13th in the medley and 15th in the freestyle with Oliver Coxon coming in for Max. In the same age group Oli Clegg, Oli Coxon, Aidan Bennett and Will Annat finished 6th in both the medley and freestyle relay with Max replacing Oli Coxon in the freestyle event. 5 of the 8 lead off swims were Personal Bests and many of the other swims were faster than best split times. The relay results can be viewed here.

Well done to all our swimmers and many thanks to all the parents who ensured thay were all there and on time (always a stressful time!)

Upcoming Open Meets 2019 - dates for your diary

29th December 2018

Maxwell Open Meet 9-10th March 2019 - open to all swimmers Junior 2 and above. Entries will OPEN on 4th February, close on 8th February. Entry pack available on swim manager.

Wycombe LC premier meet 22-24th March 2019 - open to those achieving the qualifying times and aiming for regional/national qualification (county squads). Details available and entries now open on swim manager, closing date 1st February.

Crawley LC open meet 5-7th April 2019 - open to those achieving the qualifying times. Details available and entries now open on swim manager, closing date 25th January. 

Any queries, please e-mail meetentry@adsc.org.uk



County Championships 2019

21st December 2018

We have had confirmation of which entries have been accepted for the 2019 County Championships and I am pleased to confirm that all bar 5 entries (2 x girl's 800m and 3 x girl's 50m FC) have been accepted. A total of 258 individual entries from 39 swimmers, making us the 5th biggest club this year. This is great news and a real positive reflection of everyone's efforts. A list of the accepted entries (including ranking) can be viewed here. You have done the hard bit to qualify, now keep training hard for the next 6 or so weeks in order to give yourself every chance at the competition itself. If you have any questions - please let me know. Andy 

Arena League - Division One - Correction

20th December 2018

We have been informed today that there were a few errors made in the recording of the results of the final round of the Arena League, which has caused the delay in the publication of the results and table. Consequently we did not finish 5th on the night but actually finished 4th and so 4th in the league overall. Good or what Smile

Arthur Blake Memorial Gala

16th December 2018

Well a fantastic win last night brought the total to 7 out of 7 on trophy galas for the last three years. Many thanks to Mark for looking after the teams whilst I was away. You can read Mark's write up here and great to see another 3 club records broken. All of the results are on the results page.

National SC Championships

14th December 2018

Another great swim in the 100 IM from Dan at the National Short Course Championships in Sheffield. Dan was right on his entry time to go under 59 seconds again and finish in the top 30 swimmers in the Country. Well done from all of us in Aylesbury - once again you did yourself and the club proud.

County Championship 2019 - Long Distance Accepted Entries

13th December 2018

We have had confirmation that the following entries into the 2019 County Championships distance events (1500, 800 and 400m) have been accepted. Details can be viewed here. Further details are on the team selection page.

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.