WYCOMBE DISTRICT SWIMMING CLUB

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Simon Shaw

Presentation Evening Tickets for the presentation evening at Wycombe Swan are going fast. We have now had over 600 tickets requested for the event smashing the previous record. The event if free to members and their guests but you must book tickets in advance. It’s a great opportunity to give recognition to our swimmers for all their hard work. The event was previously limited to 400 tickets by the previous venue capacity. We searched long and hard for alternative venues to allow more people to attend in the end the...

Jason Ellis

Swim England Masters National Championships, Sheffield, 25-27 October 2019 WDSC had strong representation at this years Nationals with 14 swimmers taking part, 5 for the first time. The competition was very strong this year, and the team stepped up, breaking 24 club records, and winning 15 medals as well as achieving numerous personal bests. A huge shout out to Samantha Usher (45-49) who beat the club record in the 800 freestyle by 2 and a half MINUTES!! We are also very grateful to the legend that is Brian Bolton for...

Jason Ellis

Enable Squad Storm to success in Southampton On Saturday 28th September four swimmers from WDSC’s Enable Squad participated in The South East Region Para swim meet. As is becoming the norm our swimmers made their presence felt with some super swims with their bright green hats turning heads. The girls 100m breaststroke had Evie, Elowyn and Iris pitted against each other in the same heat. All three swam closely throughout with a finish too close to call. Tom stepped up and competed in the 50,100 and 400fs recording some superb...

John Reed

With the Club's continuing expansion, it is important that the size and depth of our coaching team grows to match or even precede it. Consequently, o ver the summer we have been recruiting for a Lead Junior Coach - our 7th full time (pool based) professional position. As a Performance Centre Club with a strong reputation and great facilities, we attracted a high level of interest from applicants and f ollowing the interview process we are delighted to announce that we have hired coach Kieran Trimmer to fill the new...

John Reed

Results for Club Champs 2019 are now available. A BIG thank you to all the swimmers, masters, volunteers and officials, experienced hands and new ones, for taking part & helping out last weekend to make the meet a success. There was some great swimming and we look forward to the Presentation Evening on Dec 2nd for the issuing of awards & certificates (details to follow). It makes a huge difference to the running of the meet to have had so many of you helping out and we hope you enjoyed...

Jason Ellis

Lucie Fickling to represent GB at the DSISO European Championships Enable swimmer Lucie Fickling is flying to Sardinia to represent GB in there DSISO European Championships from 15th to 22nd September. This is her first international representation and comes after some impressive results over the past few months and a lot of hard work in training. Lucie says she is excited, but also a bit nervous as the competition is being held in an outdoor pool and she has never raced in one. Good Luck Luicie from all of us

Jason Ellis

Berks and South Bucks Masters County Championships 8th September 2019 WDSC mighty masters team took part in the BSBASA County Championships on September 8th at Maidenhead Leisure Centre. With 27 swimmers taking part we made our presence felt with great team spirit and a fair bit of noise (!). This year we there were 7 seniors (18-24) taking part, many for the first time in a masters event - and all found the experience very positive and a lot of fun, and can’t wait to do more. They were Ronnie...

Jason Ellis

WDSC Masters round off the triathlon season with more impressive results at two competitions World Age Group Triathlon Championships Lausanne 31st August 5 WDSC masters took part in the World Age Group Triathlon Championships on 31st August in the beautiful city of Lausanne in Switzerland. The temperature of the lake water was just warm enough (!) that the 750m swim was done without wetsuits, before heading off on the bike for 20km, and finishing with a 5km run (sprint distance triathlon) Results for our masters were: Gemma Hathaway (30-34 age...

Jason Ellis

Summer of International Success for WDSC Masters It’s been a busy end to the season for some of our masters who went abroad to compete in international competitions, before a very well-earned holiday break. FINA World Masters Championships, Gwangju, South Korea Greg du Tertre was WDSC’s sole representative at the FINA World Masters Championships, competing in the notoriously competitive and difficult 30-34 age group. Greg did not disappoint, and all the hard work he has put into training over the past year paid off, with an astonishing 3 PBs in...

Jason Ellis

Wycombe Swimmers Conquer the Thames Marathon On Sunday 4th August a small group of WDSC Masters participated in the Thames Marathon, a 14K endurance swim starting at the Henley and finishing in Marlow. Amy Barton was the first WDSC swimmer to finish clocking an impressive 03.08.43 placing her 23rd out of 1002 entries with Jon Compton hot on her heals. They were followed by ; Simon Digby, Husband and wife Team Nick and Beth Huntley, with Fred Eastman and WDSC coach Patrick Ahern completing the team. Results as follows: Amy...