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Open Water Event – 3rd July

Despite the threat of thunderstorms on 3rd July the Flitwick Dolphins Open Water Event at Box End was able to go ahead. Swimmers were able to complete either a 800 or 1600metre swim. For some swimmers, it was their first competitive open water swim.

Every swimmer can be really proud of what they achieved, as everyone managed to complete the trial. The fastest female swimmers were: 1600m- Francesca Baber and 800m – Neve Jones. Alistair Shaw was the fastest male (1600m) and Daniel De Filippo was the fastest male in the 800m event.

Following the swim, swimmers took advantage of the Aqua Park facility at Box End to test out their water skills further. Well done to everyone!

By |2021-07-24T04:48:28+01:00July 13th, 2021|Uncategorised|

Flitwick Dolphins swimmer Francesca Baber in contention for British Junior Open Water team

Flitwick Dolphins swimmer Francesca Baber (15) has qualified for the British Junior Team Selection Race for the European Junior Open Water Championships. The selection race, over a gruelling 5km, will take place on Saturday 19th June at Llandegfedd Lake in Monmouthshire, with places at the European Junior Championships in Paris on 22nd to 25th July up for grabs. Francesca qualified for the race through her previous finishes at the National Open Water Age Group Championships, and her performances in pool events prior to lockdown.

It is an incredible achievement for Francesca and the club, said Head Coach Nigel Halford, and we are all very proud of her.

By |2021-07-24T04:48:28+01:00June 8th, 2021|Uncategorised|

Important dates for your diary

Great to be back in the pool and with the sun shining also a chance to get involved in some open water swimming.
13th June – Level X 100s for senior swimmers – get your entries in by 7th June via Swim Manager
16th June – Junior League
20th June – open water event at Box End
3rd July – to mark our 30 years as a club we are going to be celebrating at Box End – offering the chance of an open water swim, time on the Aqua Park and a BBQ. Don’t forget to book your place by 8th June!

By |2021-07-24T04:48:28+01:00June 3rd, 2021|Uncategorised|

Link for petition to get pools open in first wave

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/567492?fbclid=IwAR0ouKSY5EWLGzpcvxxK63g_yVAtpQ5QuJrW95C2_Qpf23NOvrcEsxBkeVk

This link should get you straight to the page if you would like to sign the petition. Over 216000 people have done it so far!

By |2021-07-24T04:48:28+01:00February 20th, 2021|Uncategorised|

Help get pools open again in the first wave

The following petition is looking for your support. They were originally hoping to get 200,000 signatures. They’ve already got over 208,000 but would appreciate more signing it.

We want the government to recognise the importance of gyms, health clubs, leisure centres and swimming pools in empowering people to look after their health and stay fit and for them to open first as we come out of lockdown.

You can sign it by following the attached link:
Open gyms first as we come out of lockdown & fund a Work Out to Help Out scheme – Petitions (parliament.uk)

By |2021-07-24T04:48:28+01:00February 19th, 2021|Uncategorised|

Quiz evening: Update

Well done to everyone who took part in our 30 year quiz! Questions covered what happened in the years 1991-2021, including some great ones from swimmers based on their year of birth. Some great scores were achieved and we all learned something along the way, including what Bubblewrap was originally designed for!
Halfway through the quiz we were entertained by our pancake flippers. What an amazing show they put on. The competition was stiff, whether it was between family members in the first 2 rounds, and then for the final between Michelle Thomas and Oscar Sherwani. Both put on a sterling effort to win a plaque with over 70 tosses achieved in 30 seconds – amazing! If you’d like to have a go at the 30 questions – the file is attached.

By |2021-07-24T04:48:29+01:00February 17th, 2021|Uncategorised|

30 year Quiz and Pancake Flipping Competition

As part of our 30 years’ celebrations we are holding a Virtual Quiz at 7-8pm on Pancake Day! Questions cover the 30 years of our existence. Plus, not to be missed – pancake flipping competition – how many times can you flip your pancake in 30 seconds? Check out the bulletin for more details.

By |2021-07-24T04:48:29+01:00February 10th, 2021|Uncategorised|

Welcome

Welcome to our website. 2021 marks our 30th year as a swimming club. During the year we hope to be able to celebrate this in various ways. Look out for further details to follow!

By |2021-07-24T04:48:29+01:00January 16th, 2021|Uncategorised|
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