Putteridge Swimming Club is based in Luton and is one of Bedfordshire’s highest performing competitive swimming clubs with representation in County, Regional, National and International Championships.

The clubs professional coaching team work with young academy beginners through to performance squads, masters swimmers, triathletes and disability swimming.

PSC won Luton Sports Network’s Sports Club of the year in 2014 amongst other awards including Contribution to Disability Sports.

Lesley Batson – our Head Coach – won Coach of the Year award in 2014 and 2015 as well as the National ASA Silver Award in the ‘Service to Aquatics’ category. 

We train at Inspire: Luton Sports Village complex, Lea Manor Recreation Centre and Lealands High school. We have swimmers ranging from 3-year old beginners through to Masters  Swimmers and Triathletes and Disability Swimming. Our many successes throughout our squads include, County, Regional and National Qualifiers and Champions, British Championship finalist, British Summer National Champions and Swim England Summer and Winter Home Nations National Champions.

We strive to provide the best possible coaching and teaching standards to produce the best in our swimmers and to nurture those who are interested in competitive swimming. The club is SwimMark accredited – which is a National Standard Quality Award for swimming clubs.


Our Coaches’ Motto is ‘Quality not Quantity’

Competitive swimming is governed by Swim England. PSC abides by the rules and regulations of Swim England. Swim England technical committee put together the Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) which is a document that helps parents understand the principles behind the training and competition of young children and adolescents. It is also used as a guide (for coaches) as to the most appropriate types of training and competition for each swimmer.

Long term athlete development is about achieving the correct training, competition and recovery throughout a young athletes’ career – particularly in relation to the important growth and development years of young people. Our Coaches give considerable thought to physiological, psychological and emotional development of our young swimmers. Our training programme follow the LTAD guidelines.