02 October 2018
September brings the start of the new season for the swimmers of Maxwell Swim Club. And this September is even more exciting than others, as Maxwell has a new head coach. Noel Horton, who has guided many swimmers through to international level, joins Maxwell from Burnley. And despite thinking all Southerners are soft, Noel has been immensely impressed by the club he has joined.
And why shouldn't he be? Maxwell swimmers enjoyed an incredible season, finishing 2nd in the County Championship in February, having nearly forty swimmers make the South East Regionals Championship and most recently getting a number of swimmers to National finals, under the tutelage of assistant head coach Marc Butcher. 'I'm really excited to be be working with Marc to continue to build this successful club,' said Noel.
Maxwell is known for breaststroke swimmers and they did not disappoint at Nationals. Elle and Gracie both made the finals in breaststroke events at the English nationals and achieved personal bests. Gracie, who is only 12 yrs old, went one step further by competing in the 200m Breaststroke at British Nationals, in Sheffield. Gracie has been swimming since she was seven and her success is down to commitment, enthusiasm and hard work.
At Welsh Nationals, Maxwell were represented by Jenna and at the Scottish Age Group Nationals by Millie. Both also excel at breaststroke. Additionally, Sophie competed with great distinction at Swim Wales Long Course Championships in a variety of events, making many finals and winning many medals.
Maxwell Swim Club has the lead performance programme in Aylesbury. It is an all-inclusive swim club, training out of The Aqua Vale Swimming Centre, Stoke Mandeville and Swan Leisure Centre.
The future is very bright at Maxwell, and all the swimmers are looking forward to achieving great things in the coming season.