Here is the team sheet for a gala at Tiddenfoot on Saturday 20th April. Warm up is at 5.15pm for a 5.30 start.
Please let me know by email, phone or ticking the notice on the board, which will be up by Tuesday, whether you can swim. As always we will need help from friends and parents to run this gala so please let me know about that too.
Chiltern League swims the week before, on the 13th, and will warm up at 5.15pm too so please be ready on poolside by then.
Have a good Easter,
There is a two day open meet, at Aquavale, hosted by Maxwell S.C, the details of which are attached, and which will also be on the Maxwell website today
Open Meets are open to all swimmers above the age of 9 years. You swim as an individual, against other swimmers from competing clubs. It gives you the opportunity to try out different events you might not normally swim in club galas. Each Open meet has different qualifying times. This meet has ‘no faster times’ , together with a consideration time. So you cant enter if you swim faster than the ‘no faster times’, and really if you are slower than the consideration time.
We are going to handle the entry times differently for this meet, we would like anybody who wishes to enter to email to me the events they would like to swim. We will then enter the club entries en masse. When the entries have been accepted, we will then ask you to pay the race fees , which are set out in the info attached. Maxwell meets fill very quickly , so we will need your emails and entries by Tuesday 2nd April . No late ones please.
Good luck to all those who have entered SPILLS 2013. Swim to the the best of your ability, but most importantly – have fun!
Here are points after the first round…
Some dates for your diary – next rounds
Gala 2 – Saturday 19th May 2011 – -5.00 pm registration Tiddenfoot L. C, L. Buzzard
Gala 3 – Friday 15th June 2011 – 7.00 pm registration Tiddenfoot L. C, L. Buzzard
Gala 4 – Saturday 30th June 2011 – 5.00 pm registration Tiddenfoot L. C, L. Buzzard
Eleven swimmers from Leighton Buzzard Swimming Club recently participated in the 2012 Biggleswade Open Meet, held at the Saxon Pool in Biggleswade. The LBSC squad produced some excellent swims with 1 gold, 5 silver and 6 bronze medals being won and 21 new personal best (‘PB’) times being achieved.
Leoné Crick came first in the boys 13 years 50m backstroke sprint and came away wearing the gold medal. He also won silver in the 200m backstroke and the 200m butterfly and bronze in the 100m backstroke. Bethany Twitchell did magnificently in the 50m freestyle and breaststroke sprints gaining two silver medals whilst
Jess Payne took the silver medal in the 50m butterfly and bronze in the 50m breaststroke. Sam Twitchell was delighted to come away with two bronze medals won in the boys 14 years 50m freestyle and 50m breaststroke events and Tom Faulkner achieved bronze in the boys 11 years 50m breaststroke. Michael Judd also won the bronze medal in the boys 13 years 50m butterfly.
The aim of this open meet was to allow swimmers to gain better entry times for the Bedfordshire County Championships which start in February. The 21 new ‘PB’ times achieved by swimmers meant that their personal aims were met! Those gaining new personal best times were Bethany Twitchell (2), Jess Payne (2), Elise Crick (3), Lauren Faulkner, Connor Ferguson (3), Tom Faulkner (3), Sam Twitchell (4), Leoné Crick (2) and Louis Bell.
Two Leighton Buzzard Swimming Club Swimmers also attended the Linslade Crusaders Open Meet at Bletchley. Katy Casterton won the gold medal in the 200m butterfly and silver in the 200m Individual Medley. Conor O’Gorman, despite sustaining an injury that resulted in withdrawal from later events, achieved bronze position in the boys 200 Individual Medley and the 200m breaststroke and achieved 3 new personal best swims.
Lesley Cox-Smith, Chair of LBSc was delighted with the results saying ‘with the Beds County Championships coming up soon, these achievements look as though the LBSC swimmers will do well at that as well.
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George Thomas 5m
Sam Burdford, Martha Butchart, Harry Cook, Jocelyn Kiteley, Noah Pastore, Syd Read, Sean Tufnell and Ethan Wallace all achieved 10m
James Thomas and Hollie Welford swam 15m.
Dylan Everard, Amy George, Callum Goodyear, Jessica Harvey, Ryan Hawkins, Ben Herbert, Callum Palmer-Moodey, Amy Spencer and Daisy Sinclair all swam for their 25m badges.
Joel Blades, Charlie Cook, Isabelle Couling, Bradley Farrington, Kelsey Farrington, Lauren Feander, Emily Holden, Coco Longworth, Jessica Parker-Naples and Emily Probst and Hamish Robinson all achieved two lengths / 50m in the main pool.
Abigail Casterton, Lauren Chappell, Amber Demaine, Sam George, Charlie Paron, Ceris Wears and Leah West gained their 100m badges.
George DeVoogt, Callum Gould, Rachel Herbert, Natasha Howles, Joseph Hull, Liam McKean, Zoe Munford, Arthur Sammons and James Spencer all achieved a magnificent 200m – that’s 8 lengths of the main pool!
Lesley Cox-Smith, Chair of LBSC, was delighted to see the progress of these youngsters and said ‘These are the future of this swimming club and the future county and regional swimmers. It’s great to see so many getting their new distance badges this year.”
Junior of the Year
This is based on the points achieved in the club championships for 12 years and under. Awarded to top boy and girl
Senior of the Year
As above but 13 and over
Award for Technical Excellence
For swimmers up to and including 10 years of age. To encourage technical excellence in young swimmers. Awarded to up to two boys and girls with the best technique across all three strokes. Swimmers are judged by the junior league coaches (minimum of three)
Most Improved Young Swimmer
Awarded to the boy and girl in the junior age group (up to and including 12 years of age as at 31st December) by the junior league coaches (min of 3). Each teacher will receive a nominations form during November. They will nominate swimmers they teach based on the following points;
1. Improvement in all four strokes.
2.Recorded improvements in PB times, When using the % improvement in times, each swimmer should have his total % improvement divided by the number of events they have times for , with a minimum set of 8 events (from all strokes 25m, 50m, 100m +100IM. Bonus points achieved in SPILLS also to be used.
3. Have a good attitude
4. Are committed
Nomination forms to go to committee award meeting in Dec and committee to make final decision
For competitive swimmers of 14 yrs +, a swimmer at any level. Given for the greatest contribution to the success of the swimming club. Incentive for 14+ to take a broader involvement in the club and to recognise that contribution.
Contributions could be in the way of
1.Willingness to swim Swimmers must have entered club championships, spills and participate when selected in club galas
2.Participation in Open meets
3.Helping in the organisation of open meets
4.Teaching: Gaining teaching qualifications, helping with learn to swim, qualifying as junior timekeepers or judges,
5.Help with social events
6.Any support for the club encourage and support the younger swimmers
Nominations should be made to chair of committee from coaching staff or committee members. Committee members to have final vote at the December award meeting
Swimmer of the year
Swimmer of the year will be given to the boy and girl who have achieved competitive excellence over the whole year based on:-
1. To be awarded to one boy and one girl swimmer
2.In the year of competition, the swimmer gaining the highest number of
a. National qualifying times
b. Zonal qualifying times
b. Regional qualifying times
c. County qualifying times
3. measurement of performance using the ASA graded tables, across all four strokes.