WYCOMBE DISTRICT SWIMMING CLUB

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Simon Shaw

A reminder to all members, we are registered with easyfundraising. This is a great way to help us raise money when you do your online shopping. . There are over 3,600 big name retailers like Amazon, Argos, John Lewis, ASOS, Booking.com, eBay, Boden, and M&S on Easyfundraising. Every time you shop through the site we receive a small donation to say ‘thank you’ and it’s completely free too. We want to raise as much as possible to help the Club through this difficult time, so please sign up and help...

Simon Shaw

Our club has been recognized in all four categories of the Bucks & MK Sports Awards for 2020. These awards are given each year to recognise individuals and organisations who make sport happen in Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes. The sucess and impact of Wycombe Swimming District Club in the region has previously been recognised with these awards. In 2014 we were recognised as club of the year and Kevin has twice won performance coach of the year. You can find out more about these awards on the Leap website. This...

Simon Shaw

110 Years of Club Night Wycombe District Swimming Club has a double celebration on Tuesday night. The day was the first "Club Night" since the break for Covid-19 which would be a cause for celebration on its own, but the night also marked 110 years of Club Nights for the swimming club. The club was first founded as "High Wycombe Swimming Club" in 1910 and this coincided with the opening of Stacey's baths in Frogmore in the town. These indoor baths opened Wednesday August 10th with an opening ceremony, the...

Simon Shaw

Whlst many of our swimmers were enjoying the Dual Award meet a small team of our Bucks New University swimmers competed at the British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) Long Course Swimming Championships. Longstanding Wycombe swimmer James Baxter spearheaded our contingent in Sheffield; he was joined by Olivia Tatton and Piers Bowden. Olivia and Piers are both in their 1st year at the university, with Olivia’s ‘home’ club being Northampton SC. Piers has been a member of WDSC since 2016. All three swimmers swam well with James & Olivia making...

John Reed

Seven WDSC masters took part in the South East region long course masters Championships over the weekend January 18/19 at Crawley. Despite only being few in number, we achieved 9 golds, 4 silver and 4 bronze as well as 5 Club Records (CR). A very good start to the year for the masters and progress in looking ahead to European Championships in June. A huge thank you from us all to Sam Dyson and Brian Bolton for enduring a day on poolside as officials in support of us. GOLD: Holly...

Simon Shaw

Arena League Final Round Saturday 8th December sees the six best swimming clubs in the South East of England competing in a head to head gala at Wycombe Leisure Centre for the title of Arena League South Champions.  The winners will have a guaranteed place in the National Final to be held in Cardiff in April 2019 and a chance to crowned National Champions. Hosts Wycombe take on the previous year’s winners Guildford and teams from Oxford, Bromley, Thanet and Sevenoaks. The event consists of 50 races combining team relays...

Simon Shaw

Website Update We have now switched our website to the new look content management system provide by Team Unify.  We have been trialing the system over the last few months with Team Unify and we now believe the website is sufficiently developed to go live.  The system is designed to be responsive to the platform on which you are viewing it.  The site should scale to your phone or tablet, but we havent been able to test it on every brower and there are some features that are still in devlopment by Team Unify....

Simon Shaw

Lena ETU Champion WDSC Master Lena Poulton won GOLD at the ETU Sprint Triathlon Championships at the Strathclyde Country Park last Saturday in the F45-49 age-group. Exiting first out of the water, Lena was untouchable on the bike and run, storming to an impressive victory. The course is a real favourite with the elites and it was easy to see why; the very un-Scottish weather was also a bonus. The 750m swim in the lake was straightforward enough, but the 3-lap hilly 20km bike leg was a challenge, with one particularly steep...