WYCOMBE DISTRICT SWIMMING CLUB

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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

As you may have heard Wycombe Leisure Centre and Risborough Springs will be reopening on Monday 17th August. The club will confirm to you very soon what that means exactly for the pools at those venues and our swimming sessions once we have finalised details with the Leisure Centres. Importantly this means we can begin the process of returning to training for all squads. We are indeed grateful to be returning to any pool so soon after the Government gave the green light for pools to open. Several of our...

Simon Shaw

Swim England Guidance Today Swim England have published their long-awaited guidance on the return to swimming pools. This is great news for us all, but we do not yet have a date when the pools will be open again, so there is no immediate return to training. Our online services will continue at the same time we will be preparing for a return to the pool. What will training look like? What will training look like under the guidance? Well it's not easy to answer that question now, these guidelines...

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...

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...

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...