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Jason Ellis 18-Mar-2019

Maidenhead Masters Series Event   Maidenhead ASC held its first Masters Series event on Saturday 16th March - this was to enable many Masters to achieve qualifying times for British Championships and Nationals later in the year. WDSC was represented by 7 swimmers who decided to challenge themselves in a variety of ways: Matt CJ swam all 8 events held in this event, Greg DT swam in 7, Caroline entered events she has not done in years, Pip and John entered events they would never normally do, and Ami and...

Jason Ellis 13-Mar-2019

Lucie has made her return to competitive swimming with some fantastic results. In February Lucie competed in the WDSC L3 dual award meet, her first gala in some time. She performed superbly and notched up 2 PBs and came away with 4 gold and 2 silver medals.  In the process she also attained 2 qualifying times for the European Downs Syndrome Championship 2019. This weekend Lucie continued her winning streak when she competed in the Special Olympics at Hatfield coming away with another 2 Golds,1 silver plus another 2 PBs Patrick Ahern Head of Disability...

Jason Ellis 10-Mar-2019

Bracknell Masters Open Meet 2019 On Saturday 3rd March Bracknell Swimming Club held it’s annual Open Meet. This year we had an incredible 30 swimmers take part (only 4 years ago there was only 2 of us!!) - and many of those were doing their first ever gala, or their first in a very long time. It was also great to have some new swimmers with us who have moved up to Seniors -  Paulo and Jordan. As always team spirit was very high and we were definitely the club...

Simon Shaw 06-Mar-2019

On Sunday 3rd March 2019 Wycombe’s swimmers competed in Cardiff in the 50th National Arena Swimming League Finals.  In an exciting and close final Wycombe Swimmers did themselves and their club proud.  After the team parades and opening anthems racing started watched over by special guest world record holder and Olympic Champion Adam Peaty.  The first event was the Ladies Open 200IM Millie Sansome opening Wycombe;s account with a  fine 2nd placed swim. Followed by Camereon Brooker gaining a PB and Trials Qualifing time in the mens event. A second place for the Girls 12/u 200m...

Jason Ellis 27-Feb-2019

FINA recently released the Masters World Rankings following the completion of the 2018 season. The lists are complied of the 10 fastest times swum in each event in each age group over the course of the year. Wycombe Swimming's Louise Henley (30-34 age group) has been confirmed as the WORLD NUMBER ONE in the 100 Breastroke. Louise won Gold in the 100 Breastroke at the European Championships (LC) in Slovenia in September, breaking the British Record in doing so. Her fantastic swim of 1.12. 87  puts her 4th in the All Time list...

John Reed 01-Feb-2019

8 Masters swimmers represented WDSC at the South East Masters Regional Championships over the weekend of 19/20 January at the K2 in Crawley. For Steve Quinn and Kevin Wills this was their first time at a regional event and they were joined by Holly Moore (her first event as a Wycombe swimmer), Sarah Collin (an ‘away day’ from her University studies), and regular competitors Ami Pantridge, Jo Beardsworth, Greg du Tertre and Pip Williams.  It was a busy meet with many masters trying to achieve qualifying times for the Masters World Championships in August. In view of...

Simon Shaw 29-Jan-2019

County Championships Weekend 2 Report by: James Lewis Another packed weekend of racing at Wycombe Leisure Centre once again saw Wycombe Swimmers in dominant form over their local rivals.  On Saturday, the top ten swimmers in the senior boys 1500m freestyle were from Wycombe; Alex Cooper won the junior event by almost a minute. In the girls 400m freestyle, won by Millie Sansome, the top eight seniors were also from Wycombe. Brodie Judge did the double in the senior 50m and 100m backstroke. Other county champions from this weekend were...

Simon Shaw 28-Jan-2019

Wycombe Swimmers retained their title of County Champions for the fifth season in a row at the Berks and South Bucks County Championships. The clubs swimmers took an impressive clean sweep of the points trophies. In the Boys aggregate scores events Alex Cooper took the Lambert Shield in a close fought competition with Marcus Haigh, Alexander Moore and Sammy Tucker. In the final standings 12 of the top 20 Boys were fom Wycombe. In the Girls Aggregate scores event Merissa Booth convincingly won the Parker Silver Cup with 247 Points. The top...

Simon Shaw 17-Jan-2019

Wycombe Swimming is proud to announce a number of its performance swimmers have so far been selected for National duties in 2019. This is a fabtastic achievemnent by them and  recognition of the hard work they have put in. It is a result of the progress of the club under the current coaching team that so many swimmers and coaches are now recognised at a National Level.  Demonstrating that Wycombe District Swimming Club is a place for swimmers to achieve their pottential. National Team Representation The following Wycombe District Swimming Club swimmers have...

Simon Shaw 14-Jan-2019

County Championships Weekend 1 Report by: James Lewis Wycombe District Swimming Club dominated the first weekend of the Berkshire & South Buckinghamshire County Championships. In the 16 individual events Wycombe had a county champion in all except one, with a 1-2-3 result not being uncommon. An exciting start to Saturday saw Jamie O’Connor just beat Josh Williams to the title of 400m Freestyle senior county champion by less than two tenths of a second. Jamie also set a new county record with 4:03.80, the record was previously held by former...