WYCOMBE DISTRICT SWIMMING CLUB

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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

Swimming is coming back After 16 weeks of lockdown swimming pools are finally beginning to reopen. Sadly this is not happening as fast as we would have hoped and as yet Bucks Council and Places Leisure have not agreed a date for opening Wycombe Leisure Centre or Risborough Springs. We will let you know as soon as we are able to train there again but at this stage we have no date or allocated time agreed. On the plus side Wycombe Rye Lido is open. Unfortunately they will not accept...

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

In the Government announcement on Sunday 10th May it was stated that Open Water Swimming is permitted now. However at this stage Wycombe District Swimming Club cannot support or organise any return to open water training.There are a number of reasons for this: Social distancing restrictions remain in place. As Swim England have also stated, regarding open water swimming: ‘no club activities should be taking place at this time’ this is because the government activities do not permit organised groups to exercise together. At this stage we are not covered...

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...