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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...

Simon Shaw

above: The new pool at Godstowe School We are pleased to accnounce that from September Wycombe District Swimming Club is to partner with Godstowe Girls School & Wycombe Abbey Girls School. This is an exciting development and is part of our vision to work more closely with the wider Wycombe community and the schools our swimmers attend. These partnerships will help to develop both schools' swimming offering by bringing them the knowledge and skills of our swimmming team to all their swimming team. They will bennefit the club swimmers that attend...

Jason Ellis

British Masters Championships, Swansea 14-16th June 2019   The British Masters Championships was held at the SwimWales pool in Swansea between the 14th and 16th June 2019. As well as the usual suspects, there were two new members of the team, stepping up to compete in a national level meet for the first time. As qualifying times were set as a two tier system this year, we were really pleased that out team of 6 we all made the first selection with 25 swims between us.   As ever team spirit...

Simon Shaw

Ex-Wycombe Swimmer’s Paddle Board Triumph Ex-Wycombe swimmer Jack Cox recently joined 200 paddle boarders in an attempt to paddle from Bahamas to Florida in the ‘Crossing for a Cure for Cystic Fibrosis’. Jack was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis (CF) at 18 months old. The ‘Crossing for a Cure for Cystic Fibrosis’ is a long-distance endurance paddle challenge and international championship race that takes paddlers 80 miles across the Gulf Stream from Bimini in the Bahamas back to the Florida mainland. The event was inspired because of the incredible health benefits of the Ocean for...

Simon Shaw

So finally the Nationals Qualying window has come to a close and Wycombe Swimming now know who will be wearing the renowned Green Cap at the upcoming Summer Meets. The club will be well represented with a large team qualified to attend the competitions. There were plenty of highlights and stand out swims during the qualifying window, with certain competitions targeted by the coaching team to post the best times during this period. The window kicked started with swimmers competing at our 4th Annual Premier Meet in March. The Wycombe meet...

Simon Shaw

The 14 years and under regional championships took place over the weekends of 11th/12th and 25th/26th May at the K2 Crawley and saw Wycombe take 19 gold, 7 silver, and 5 bronze medals. Leading the way in the boys 13 years age group was Alex Cooper winning nine gold medals in the 100, 200, 400, 800, and 1500 free, 100 and 200 fly, and 200 and 400 IM. Alex also took a further bronze medal in the 50 free along with two 4th places in the 50 and 200 breast...

Jason Ellis

Len Badcock Memorial Gala 2019 On Sunday 2 June WDSC  five Enable swimmers participated in the 3rd Len Badcock Memorial Gala.  This was a level 3 licenced meet aimed at formally classified swimmers but opened up to any competitive  swimmers who regularly trains in a disability squad This  was a small but high quality meet with national and  world Para record holders participating, however Wycombe’s five swimmers created quite a stir turning heads from  an array of seasoned competitors with some superb swims. Unfortunately  medals were only awarded to formally  classified...

Simon Shaw

We’ve registered the club with easyfundraising to help raise money. Easyfundraising is a website where you can help Wycombe Swimming raise funds simply by doing your everyday online shopping with over 3,600 big name retailers like Amazon, Argos, John Lewis, ASOS, Booking.com, eBay, Boden, and M&S. 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 so please sign up and help us at by following this link to our fundraising page.

Jason Ellis

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...