Chiltern League Round 2

16th March 2019

Well done to all our swimmers who competed tonight. Once again lots of great swimming with over 20 PBs, one of which from Soheil was an amazing 10 seconds! We came away 3rd on the night with 14 swims too fast affecting our total. Back to the drawing board on team selection again! Final round is on 6 April.

Many thanks to Kerry, Libby, Josh and Becky for their help poolside. Full results are on the results page.

Maxwell Open Meet

10th March 2019

Congratulations to our 60 plus swimmers who took part in the Maxwell Open Meet. There was some really great swimming across all age groups with many swimmers improving their personal best times and many by a fair margin. Overall we came away with 55 medals including (16 gold, 23 silver and 16 bronze). Special well done to our 9-11 year old swimmers who made finals:-

  • Carl Harder (3 finals with two bronze) 
  • Louis Zientek (2 finals with a silver)
  • Reya Farlam (2 finals with a bronze and silver)
  • Megan Johnson (2 finals)
  • Hannah Bolton, Ellis Bunce, Robert King (all with 1 final)

Many thanks to Mark, Ellen and Chris for all their help poolside. Results are on the results page.

SE Regional - latest qualifiers

26th February 2019

A list of the swims since 1 June 18 that are within 10% of the region's considered time are shown here. Times that are qualifying, considered and within 3% of considered are highlighted. Entries will be via Swim Manager and will open shortly. 

Chiltern League Round 1

23rd February 2019

What a great start to our Chiltern League adventure of 2019. Although we were 4th on the night we did end up with all bar two swims as PBs, 19 of which went below the "no faster time" and so scored no points. A few changes to make for the next round!

Many thanks to Vicki, Chris, Libby, Becky, Josh, Izzy, Millie and Jessica for their help and support poolside and to our great team of volunteers and officials for ensuring that we were all done well before 7.

Results are on the results page. 

Leighton Buzzard Springboard Meet 12th May 2019

21st February 2019

Entries to this meet are currently open on swim manager, and close on Friday 1st March 2019. Please ensure that your paid entries are submitted by then. This meet is ideal for those swimmers with little competition experience, full details are available within the documents section. Any problem, please e-mail meetentry@adsc.org.uk.

Wycombe Sprint Meet - Saturday 27th April 2019

21st February 2019

Entries for the Wycombe sprint meet are open on swim manager and close on Sunday 24th February at 6.30pm. Please ensure that your paid entries are submitted by then. Any problems, please e-mail meetentry@adsc.org.uk.

County Championships 2019 - Summary

19th February 2019

With the results now loaded the headlines from the 2019 Championships are as follows:-

  • 39 swimmers in individual events and a further 17 in relays (56 in total)
  • 147 PBs
  • 15 Club records (Zac, Millie (2), Izzy (2), Mya (2), Tom, Charlotte (4), junior (Josh, Zac, Bailey and Harry) and senior (Dan, Joe, Tom and Oli) boys relay (2)
  • 84 top 8 finishes
  • 2 gold (Dan, Charlotte)
  • 3 silver (Millie, Dan, Charlotte)
  • 5 bronze (Millie, Dan (2), Mya and Izzy)
  • 1 junior bronze (Izzy)
  • 1 senior relay bronze (Dan, Joe, Tom and Oli)
  • 1 senior gold and county champion (Dan)

Well done to every one of the 56 swimmers who took part and helped create many special moments.

County Championships 2019 - Day 7

17th February 2019

So after 6 days of competition I am not sure we could believe that we had left the best until last with 18 finals making it our most successful day's competition ever, 

In the girl's 100 backstroke; Millie (5th), Libby (4th)  and Charlotte (4th) breaking her sister's overall club record. In the boy's 100 free; Dan (4th) and Joe (5th). In the girl's 50 breaststroke; Amber (4th). Izzy (5th) in a new club record and Charlotte (7th). In the boy's 50 back; Charles Raines (6th), Ollie Clegg (5th), Harry (7th), Josh (6th), Oli Kenton (7th), Joe (5th) and Dan taking gold and in so doing becoming overall County Champion for the first time!

In the girl's 200 fly; Leilani (6th), Mya (bronze) in a new club record and Izzy (4th) in a new club record. Mya and Izzy went on to the final where Mya placed 7th and Izzy went on to take the overall junior bronze. In the girl's 200 breaststroke Jessica (6th), Izzy (4th) and Charlotte broke the club record to take silver in the open age group and placed 8th in the final.

In the girl's senior medley relay both teams came in the top 8 with Lilly, Jessica, Mya and Lottie improving on their entry time by over 3 seconds to take 8th and Millie, Izzy, Libby and Charlotte just missing the podium in 4th. 

In the boy's senior free relay Josh, Zac, James Phillips and Dan Riddick finished 14th and then Dan, Tom, Joe and Ollie broke the club record to miss the podium by a finger nail to fininish 4th.

Many thanks to Mark, Ellen and Vicki for all their help poolside along with a great team of swimmers who once again provided the loudest support of all. All the results will be published shortly.

County Championships 2019 - Day Six

16th February 2019

The penultimate day of the championships continued in the same vein as the previous 5 days with all of our swimmers stepping up when it mattered. Once again over 50% of the swims were personal best times and we made 13 more finals. 

In the girl's 100 fly; Leilani (8th). Charlotte (8th). Izzy (7th) and Libby (6th). In the boy's 100 breaststroke Dan came (8th). In the girl's 50 freestyle. Millie (silver) in a new club record and Charlotte (5th). In the boy's 50 fly; Harry (5th), Zac (7th), Tom (7th) in a new club record and Dan (6th).

In the 200 freestyle; Charlotte broke the overall club record to take gold in the open age group, finishing 6th overall in the final. In the 200 IM; Dan took a superb bronze in the overall championship.

In the junior relays our teams once again beat their entry times with our boys freestyle teams finishing 12th (James, John, Max and Ollie) and 5th (Josh, Zac, Bailey and Harry) in a new club record. In the girl's medley Lottie, Jessica, Georgina and Kianna (12th) and Millie, Izzy, Leilani and Ilana (7th).

One more day to go and but lots more opportunities to leave a club legacy.

County Championships 2019 - Day Five

10th February 2019

Day 5 of the County Championships certainly met all expectations when it came to creating special moments. Lots of great swims across all age groups with again nearly half of the swims being personal best times. 11 finals this time with Charlotte (5th) kicking off in the 100 free and breaking the magic 60 seconds for the first time in the heat and final. A project that has lasted over three years and a fine example of where belief, persistance and hard work can eventually pay off.

Charles Raines (4th) Ollie Clegg (6th), Harry (6th) Josh (7th), Joe (7th) and Dan (bronze) in the 100 backstroke. Millie (bronze) in a superb club record, Charlotte (7th) and Libby (5th) in the 50 backstroke. Dan (5th) in the 50 breastsroke. 

In the 200's Zac set a personal best in the fly to finish 4th and Millie took several seconds off her PB to finish 8th.

In the relays, all of our teams went faster than their entry time with our girl's A team (Libby, Millie, Lilly and Charlotte) finishing 5th in the freestyle relay and our boy's A team (Dan, Joe, Tom Moslin and Oli Kenton) making club history by finishing with bronze in a new club record in the medley relay. Great to see so many of our swimmers poolside putting away their phones, cheering on their team mates and being part of the moment.

Full results are on the results page. Same again next weekend please.

County Championships 2019 - Day Four

9th February 2019

Quick catch-up on events in the pool at the County Championships on day four and a big well done to every one of our swimmers who took part, ensuring 50 percent of swims were personal bests. We had 13 finals from Oli Clegg (8th), Harry Phillips (8th), Zac Arnold (8th) and Joe Walker (8th) in the 100 fly. Jessica Creasy (4th), Izzy Carroll (bronze) and Charlotte Neill (5th) in the 100 breaststroke. Charles Raines (4th) in his first county final, Joe Walker (7th) and Dan Morgan (6th) in the 50 free. Charlotte Neill (8th) and Libby Blissett (6th) in the 50 fly. Finally Charlotte Neill (6th) 200 IM, qualifying for the final in a new club record. All of our junior relays also went faster than their entry time with our boys A team (Josh, James Crawford, Zac and Harry) finishing a creditable 5th in the freestyle relay.

Further detailed results to follow after some more excellent racing tomorrow. 

Training Changes this weekend

8th February 2019

Check out the training changes this weekend due to the County Championships.

Committee vacancy

6th February 2019

As you may be aware our current Chair, Simon, has announced that he will be stepping down from the role at the next AGM in November. This leaves a rather critical vacancy! Simon has put together a document that outlines the key duties of the Chairperson which you can read here

We would like to be able to appoint a Chairperson Elect by the end of April so that there is a long period of handover in the run up to taking on the responsibility from November. If you would like to find out more,  please don't hesitate to contact Simon Barber or Gary Blissett (Vice Chair) for an informal chat.

Expressions iof interest in the role need to be made in writing / email by the end of March. 

Awards Evening

3rd February 2019

Last night we held our annual awards evening and once again the numbers attending were up on last year in what was an opportunity to celebrate successes in and out of the pool.

Winning the female swimmer of the meet was Hannah Bolton and the male winner was Ted Devlin. Squad awards went to Whirley Field, Danny Munir, Cyrus Khamnian, Charlotte Wayep Leumfo, Daniel Prikryl, Sophia Davies, James Davies, Lucy Thompson, Alys Elmidoro, Millie Brindle and Max Moult. The Stockland Trophy went to Gary Blissett and the Wilmot Dixon Trophy went to Lilly Neill.

With so many deserving swimmers to now choose from selecting team captains gets tougher each year. The Team Captains for 2019 are Emily Sampson, Becky Lee, Josh Childs and Tom Moslin and the Club Captain is Libby Blissett.

Many thanks to our departing captains; Mya, Sian, Dan and Bailey who have joined a select and special band of individuals as former captains.

Finally big thanks to Clare and her team of helpers for arranging the night and sorting out all of the trophies. It definitely looked like everyone had a great time.

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.