WYCOMBE DISTRICT SWIMMING CLUB

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Simon Shaw

#Oneteam Things have changed rapidly over the last two weeks and you will have had a number of communications from the club as we reacted to each new development. All swimming has now stopped until further notice and our next meet (the sprint meet) has been cancelled and refunds are under way. Such a big change could seriously impact our club as a viable operation but we are determined to get through this. This August marks 110 years of High Wycombe Swimming Club. Twice before in our history the club...

Simon Shaw

The club continues to monitor the Coronavirus situation and will be following Government and Swim England advice carefully. At this stage we have no plans for major changes to our offering. Our own open meets remain as scheduled, as do our planned attendances at other meets. However, it is likely that we will see some form of disruption over the coming months. These months include both regional and national level target competitions as well as the Olympic Trials. Training will, as much as possible, continue as normal. There are currently...

Simon Shaw

A big thank you to all the volunteers that helped to make the March time trials a sucess. It is impressive that we can run our own licensed events using the people we have within the club. Not many swimming clubs can do this on their own. At this time trials we had around 100 swimmers setting times and because of the volunteers the times will all go to rankings as licensed times. Swimmers will be able to use these level 4 times to enter most competitions. They will also...

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

Saturday saw a momentous victory for Wycombe District Swimming Club who won the National Arena Swimming League South Premier Division for the first time in their history. The club’s swimmers brought home a thrilling victory swimming against five strong sides from across the South of England in front of a packed and noisy crowd at Wycombe Leisure Centre. The competition was strong throughout the event with Wycombe, Bromley and 14 times champions Guildford sharing the early wins. After 10 events Guildford had pulled out a lead of 5 points on...

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...