Junior League 2024 – Round 1

A huge thanks and well done to all parents, volunteers, officials and of course the children for a fantastic two nights racing for the first round of the National Arena Junior League. The two evenings went really well with lots of fast racing, loud cheering and lots of fun all around. This was a first event for many of the children and we were all super pleased how well everyone participated and performed! The second round is scheduled for Mon June 10th and Weds June 12th in a similar format as this week. Following these two rounds we will be selecting our fastest team for an in-person final round on Saturday July 6th at Tiddenfoot Leisure Centre, Leighton Buzzard. Very exciting!

Finally and arguably most importantly, we want to say a huge thanks to all our volunteers and officials over the two evenings – we can’t stress enough how much we value your help, quite frankly these events and others couldn’t happen without you. Extra special thanks go to Kate F, Katie M, Marcus and James for becoming our newest qualified timekeepers, I know they will agree how much fun it is being amongst the action at the start and finish. However we always need more of you in any capacity, so if anyone would like to join in the fun next time, please do let us know!

By |2024-05-28T09:53:37+01:00May 21st, 2024|Uncategorised|

2024 Regionals Round Up

Regionals 2024 is a wrap. Huge congratulations to all those that qualified for the Luton & Norwich meets across April and May. It was a really successful meet with 3 Golds, 4 Silvers and 3 Bronze medals. Lots of great racing and lots of fun was had. A strong team of 13 represented the club comprised of Harrison S (2 Silver, 1 Bronze), Lily F, Abs (2 Silver, 1 Bronze) , Daniel (2 Gold, 1 Bronze), Joseph, Lucas, Yasmine, Ida (1 Gold, 1 Silver, 2 Bronze), Niamh, Elise, Lily MB, Sophie K & Eva J. All swam amazingly with some personal bests also achieved in what is an extremely high level of competitive swimming.

By |2024-05-28T09:53:37+01:00May 16th, 2024|Uncategorised|

Flipping Big Weekend for Dolphins

Fabulous weekend of competitive swimming at the Chiltern League, Swim East Regionals & The British Masters. Also a couple of our Masters even managed to find time to train and run the London Marathon.

Round Up:

Chiltern League: 5th Place on the night & 5th overall after the 3 rounds. Well done to all that represented the club.

Swim England East Region Regionals: 1st weekend of Regionals (15+/Para).

Congrats to Harrison S, Daniel, Max, Yasmine, Abs, Ida, Lucas, Lily F & Joseph for qualifying.

1xGold for Daniel (400IM)
4xSilver for Harrison S (400IM), Abs (100FS, 400FS), Ida (100BF)
4xBronze for Harrison S (200BF), Abs (50FS), IDA (100BR), Daniel (400FS)

British Masters

Congrats to Ian, Jaye & Thomas for qualifying

3xGold for Ian (1500FS) & Thomas (800FS, 400IM)
4xSilver for Ian (200BS, 800FS) & Thomas (1500FS, 400FS)
3xBronze for Thomas (200BS, 200IM) & Ian (400FS)

London Marathon

Massive congratulations to both Alistair Shaw & Marcus Cook for completing the London Marathon. Hope you both are feeling not too bad, today!

By |2024-05-28T09:53:37+01:00April 22nd, 2024|Uncategorised|

Scottish Nationals Age Group Championships (10-14th April 2024)

Congratulations to Niamh Bunker on qualifying for the Scottish National Age Group Championships in Aberdeen. Niamh qualified for the 100 & 200 Butterfly events in the 14yr category. After a tricky 200m, she smashed the 100m Butterfly with a new PB and coming 18th out of 29 in her age group. Well done, Niamh, on your first National level competition.

By |2024-05-28T09:53:37+01:00April 22nd, 2024|Uncategorised|

Chiltern League Round 1 & 2 Round Up

Top 3 places in round 1 and 2 of Chiltern League has put the team in a great position ahead of the final round on April 20th. Swimmers swimming up age groups & last minute replacements showing how much people care and want to help their team mates out. Good luck in the final and not too many speeding tickets please!

By |2024-05-28T09:53:37+01:00April 6th, 2024|Uncategorised|

Linslade Mad March Meet: 23rd/24th March

Linslade was the main club open gala for this quarter. A staple of our racing calendar and as a development meet it is a great opportunity for those that have never raced in a open gala. However, as it is also a Level 3 meet, times count for regionals in April/May. There was lot at stake. Over 50 swimmers took part and despite being in a squash court for many, many hours – it was a fantastic success. Highlights being Lucas going under 1min for the 100m Freestyle & Niamh getting the Scottish National qualifying time for her age group competition in April in the 200m Butterfly. Club records broken by Sophie A (Age 9: 100BK, 100 & 200 IM) & Eva J (Age 11: 50BK). Overall, 256 PB’s, 64 Gold, 47 Silver and 38 Bronze medals. Again, thank you to all the officials, team managers and coaches who helped make it a great success. Also shout out to Linslade for a fantastic event.

By |2024-05-28T09:53:37+01:00April 6th, 2024|Uncategorised|

Putteridge National Qualifier – March 9th/10h

Flitwick took a squad of 15 swimmers over the 2 day Level 1 National Qualifier at Putteridge. We held our own against some top teams such as Peterborough & Basildon with some fantastic podium positions, pbs, regional times and early placements for those National Championships in the summer. Well done Dolphins!

By |2024-05-28T09:53:37+01:00April 6th, 2024|Uncategorised|

County Champs Round Up

Flitwick had a fantastic counties. Finishing top of the medal table against the Central Beds teams and 4th overall. Some amazing swims with many competing at this level for the first time. 31 Gold, 39 Silver and 36 Bronze medals were achieved over the long & short distance events inc relays. Stand out performances were Daniel who collected 15 Junior Cups, Eva J who came third in her age group and Harrison S who also won three age group trophies in the Senior category. Big shout out to all the officials and volunteers who helped make counties the success it was this year. We can’t do it without you!

By |2024-05-28T09:53:37+01:00April 6th, 2024|Uncategorised|

Swim England Winter National Championships 14th-16th Dec

The Swim England Winter National Championships at Pond Forge, Sheffield, took place between 14th-16th December and we were proudly represented by Harrison, Abs & Ida. It‘s a short-course event and has just the open age category and so to just qualify is an amazing achievement.

Abs swam 5 events, made 3 finals and achieved 1 PB. Harrison swam 7 events and achieved 5 PBs whilst Ida swam 4 events in total. Supported by Head Coach Nigel, it was a great experience for all three, competing against some of the best swimmers in the country. Congratulations!

By |2024-05-28T09:53:37+01:00January 1st, 2024|Uncategorised|

Arena League – Round 3 – December 9th 2023

With Flitwick narrowly missing out on the divisional finals, by just 1 point, it was up to the team, in the final round, to ensure a top 10 position. As always at this time of year – there are illnesses and other Xmas related activities, so the team called up some fresh faces (some with very little notice) and headed north to Tamworth, home of the Snowdome.

Second place on the night and that top ten position secured. And what a performance was put in. Not only by those that have attended all three rounds but all the new swimmers as well. There were swimmers swimming up age groups, swimmers swimming multiple races and swimmers swimming not their preferred stroke. The McDonalds at the traditional stop at Watford Gap was well & truly deserved.

With the final round complete it’s time to say thank you to the Coaches – Louise & Nigel, Team Managers Ali & Angela and the various officials that helped out (Ref) Louise Mackie, Neil, Michelle, Nikola, Claire, Tash & Phillipa. Big additional thank you to Ali for organising us all. Roll on next year!

By |2024-05-28T09:53:37+01:00December 10th, 2023|Uncategorised|
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