Congratulations to Alex Mason and Jj Wilde, both winning three medals in their respective age groups at the Swim Wales Short Course Championships.
At the Masters event held in Newport, Alex, aged 22, won all three of his events in the 18 – 24 years’ age group, the 50m & 100 Breaststroke plus the 200m Backstroke.
In the Boys 13 – 14 years Short Course championships held in Swansea, Jj Wilde swam four huge personal best times, bringing home three Bronze medals.
Away from the national stage, Sam Bradley has collected his first Beds County Masters record. whilst Tom Lambert won all six of his 18 – 24 years’ events at the Etwall Masters meet in Derbyshire, earning valuable points for the Masters & Seniors Team Decathlon competition.
Our swimmers have had successes recently at both the East Region Open Water and Long Course championships, winning a total of five gold, seven silver and five bronze medals with all attaining notable personal achievements. For more details click here.
Team Luton swimmers have finished at the top of the medal table in the 2016 Bedfordshire ASA Championships. With a tally of 53 gold medals, 54 silver and 48 bronze they won over a quarter of all medals awarded and beat Modernians, who managed 49 gold medals, into second place.
Head coach Pete Woodbridge said that the performance was the reward for all the hard work put in by the swimmers, many of whom were competing in their first county championships. He also paid tribute to the support the club receives from Active Luton and the staff at Inspire, the club’s home pool.
In the junior age groups Team Luton had four swimmers awarded ‘top swimmer’, based on their top scoring performance in a single event. Jack Juggins won the 10 year old boys category, Rhys Davidson 12 year old boys, Jess Keogh 12 year old girls and Lauren Young 13 year old girls. In addition Emilia Dunwoodie was second in the 11 year old girls, Abbie Barnwell second in the 13 year old girls and there were third places for Daniella Njawaja (10 year old girls), Vivienne Flatt (11 year old girls) and Eilidh Dunwoodie (12 year old girls).
Development coach Mandy Gee was pleased with the performance of the younger swimmers and especially that with over 70 entrants, more Luton swimmers had qualified for the championships than in any previous year. Nearly a third of Team Luton swimmers won medals and many more set personal best times.
In addition to topping the medal table Team Luton swimmers were senior county champions in nine events with Nicola Pasquire taking five titles and Matthew Wright four. There were also junior titles for Ralph Muncer and Nathan Swift.
With the championships over there will be no time to rest for Team Luton. As well as winning medals and achieving personal bests the swimmers set over eighty qualifying times for the East Region ASA championships to be held in May.
Full results are available on the Bedfordshire ASA website.
Our men’s squad of Colin Mayes, Alastair Gibb, Dave Wright and Graham Powell gave Team Luton Masters their best ever result. It is the third successive year that Team Luton’s men have finished in the top 30 in the Masters’ team decathlon. Read here for more details.
Team Luton hosted Gala 2 of the 3rd and final round of the 2015/2016 National Arena League, London at Inspire: Luton Sports Village on 12 December.
In this round Team Luton were competing against Anaconda, Berkhamsted, Brompton, Enfield Swim Squad B, Greenwich Royals, Hitchin and Wandsworth. The Team Luton swimmers put in a magnificent performance recording 10×1st, 6×2nd and 14×3rd place positions.
The team finished in 3rd place on the night and finished 10th overall out of 16 clubs in division one. CLICK HERE for the full report.
Team Luton swimmers recently attended the Modernian Swimming Club 2015 Golden Eagle Meet at Bletchley Leisure Centre. This Level 2 Meet included finals for the 100m and 200m events.
The team came away with 18 golds, 19 silver and 14 bronze medals, along with a range of personal bests across the age groups. CLICK HERE for the full report or go to the Modernians Results page.
Team Luton hosted the 2nd round of the 2015/2016 National Arena League London at Inspire: Luton Sports Village on 14 November.
In this round Team Luton were swimming against Berkhamsted, Brompton, Enfield Swim Squad B, Hemel Hempstead, Hitchin, Potters Bar and Saxon Crown.
After eighteen events Team Luton were placed in 4th position with only 8 points between them and the third placed team. After the next 8 races the gap was narrowed to only 2 points. With every team member swimming enthusiastically, they managed to move into third position after event 34 and stayed in this position to finish the gala in a commendable 3rd place. In a closely fought gala, Hemel Hempstead turned out winners by 1 point from Brompton. For a full report CLICK HERE
Results from the first and second rounds of the Club Championships held on Saturday 19 September/17 October are available HERE
Team Luton’s Masters swimmers enjoyed incredible success at the 2015 East Region Masters Championships held at Newmarket on 4 October. The swimmers brought home a total of 25 medals, eleven of them gold, and recorded two new County Masters records in the process. Click to read more
Fourteen of Team Luton’s swimmers attended their first open meet of the season in Cambridge at the weekend competing in the Cambridge Swimming Club October Grand Prix. Plenty of personal bests swum and medals won.
FULL REPORT HERE