Leighton Buzzard Swimming Club
About Leighton Buzzard Swimming Club
We are a Competitive Club in Leighton Buzzard and surrounding areas. The Club’s home is Tiddenfoot Leisure Centre, Mentmore Road, Leighton Buzzard where we train three evenings a week. Training days and times are: Sundays 6.00 pm to 9.00 pm, Tuesdays 7.00 pm to 10.00 pm and Fridays 7.00 pm to 9.45 pm. Further training sessions at satellite pools for the more ambitious swimmers are available.Team sheets for forthcoming galas can be found under ‘Fixtures’ on website – please check website or notice board and notify club of your availability for those events you have been chosen to swim in.
The Club runs a highly popular and successful “Learn to Swim” programme for 5 year old’s and upwards, and three main competitive squads
We compete in the following Leagues: Chilterns (we were 2002 and 2011 First Division Champions and 2nd in 2004, 2005 and 2006), Home Counties, National Arena (West Midlands) and Milton Keynes and District Junior League. We enter and host inter-club competitive galas from Novice to “A” grade galas as well as large Open Meet Competitions. Leighton Buzzard Swimming Club is run by the efforts of the Committee, parents, volunteer helpers and our Head Coach, John Honey.
Why are we here?
Leighton Buzzard Swimming Club exists to teach children of all ages how to swim and further the pleasure of its members in the activities of competition swimming. The Club believes that this will be achieved by providing a disciplined training environment aimed at competitive swimming at the highest level available. This training will seek to develop and maximise the swimming potential of each member.
The Club believes that the swimmers are to be encouraged towards technical excellence and their enjoyment will be achieved through the commitment and respect of Team Members, Coaches, Instructors, Club Officials and The Committee.
Clubs Aims and Objectives
The aim of Leighton Buzzard Swimming Club is to promote and take part in competitive swimming. All Club teaching is devised with this aim and all swimmers are taught the correct techniques to achieve their maximum potential. When this has been achieved, members will be encouraged to swim, compete and represent their Club in appropriate events. Although the Club is ambitious, it remains our aim to develop swimmers without excessive pressure, in a friendly, injury free and non-aggressive environment. It is relatively easy to achieve success particularly at young ages by putting great pressure on swimmers and working them extremely hard, but in our experience we know this approach has an adverse effect in later years and is not encouraged by Leighton Buzzard Swimming Club.
The History of LBSC
The Club was founded in 1921 after World War 1 and used to swim at Spinney outdoor pool off Billington Road, we swum there up to the start of the Second World War, after which we moved to Stockgrove School where we trained until Tiddenfoot Leisure Centre opened in 1975. In recent years, Leighton Buzzard Swimming Club has competed in exchange trips in Belgium, France and Germany.