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 Last Chance County Qualifier - 1/2 December

10th October 2018

Details of this meet are now available on Swim Manager. The closing date for entries is Friday 2nd November. Entries without payment by this date will not be processed.

Anyone wishing to enter where their PB is faster than the cut-off time but it was not set in the County Qualifying Window (ie after 10 April 2018) should inform Andy or Deryn so that a season's best time can be entered instead.

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.

2018 Club Championships

1st October 2018

In November we will be once again hosting our Annual Club Championships at the Aqua Vale and the "must enter" competition for all swimmers from the club. For many it is the opportunity to compete in up to 10 races in order to set new best times, maybe break the odd club record, perhaps achieve a county time or even win a medal or trophy or two. Remember the more races you do, the more points you are likely to score for the overall age group awards. For other swimmers it presents the first chance to compete in a gala, to race against club team mates to win a heat prize or to get that swim race bug that will be with you for the next ten years or more!   

More details on the Club Championships and other swimming competitions can be viewed here.

Entries can now be made to this year's Club Championships via Swim Manager. Don't put it off - enter now!

Any questions please just ask one of the coaching team.

Aylesbury, Tring & Maxwell distance time trials

26th September 2018

Entries for this event, to be held on Sunday 11th November at Aqua Vale, are now open on Swim Manager. This event presents a rare opportunity to take part in 800m or 1500m distances for both girls and boys.

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.

County Championships 2019

13th August 2018

The County have confirmed the details (schedule/qualifying times etc) for the 2019 Championships. Details on the County website can be found here.

There have been a number of changes made to the 2018 qualifying times with the open age group (17&O) now differentiated (and faster) than the 16 age group. In addition the considered times for all events (except 200m) and all age groups are faster. 

There are now 1500m freestyle events for girls and 800m events for boys. The 100 IM event has been scrapped because the "Swimming Pathway" (used to define licensing criteria) states that any 100m events must have a final for each age group - which cannot be accommodated in the schedule. There are also no longer 400 IM events for 10/11 year old age groups.

The new County times have been uploaded to the website (summarised here) which means the swimmer's times on our website now give an indication whether any times set after 10 April 2018 in a licensed meet are accepted or considered times. We currently have over 30 swimmers with either an accepted or considered time.

When we get back after the summer we will enter the busiest period for swimmers looking to achieve a county qualification standard. You can use the BBATT meet (entries are still open), Maxwell Open meets, Distance Time Trials and our Club Championships to set qualifying times.

Any questions - please email me. Andy 

Winter Nationals

10th August 2018

Details of the Short Course Winter Nationals at Sheffield in December can be found on link on the news page here 

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.

SE Winter Regionals 2018

1st August 2018

The SE Winter Regionals will be held in Portsmouth on 3/4 November and will return to being Short Course. Details of the schedule can be viewed here and the Qualifying Times (all age groups) here.

Details of entry process and closing date will follow in due course.

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!

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, 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.