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Bletchley & District Swim Club joined forces with Leon Leisure Centre Learn to Swim on Saturday, 23rd March for an Aquatic Splash Event.
This event provided children of all ages and ability the opportunity to participate in aquatic events that were fun, inclusive and rewarding.
Bletchley and District Swim Club hosted their own Licensed Meet at The Leisure Centre in Bletchley on the 13th January, 2013. Over 30 swimmers from Bletchley participated in this event including our youngest 8/9 year old competitive swimmers, Lauren Bazley, Dejannae Shelukindo, Jessica Ross, Torsten Hansen, Eloise Bywater, Amy Efthimiou, Ellie McManus, Sophie McManus, Ryan Minihan and Emily Taylor.
6 other clubs attended this event including Wantage White Horses, Witney, Thame, Maxwell, City of Milton Keynes and Aylesbury
Club Championships whilst hosted at the end of the calendar year are actually the setting the scene for the beginning of the competitive swimming season for swimmers at Bletchley and District Swim Club. For many of our swimmers that participate in this competition, the club championships prepares them for the start of the competitive season. For the younger and less experienced competitive swimmers it’s a great opportunity for practicing skills, strokes, techniques, dives, starts, finishes and many other racing skills that they would not have had the opportunity to do if Bletchley did not host their very own Club Championship event.
Phoebe Allen from Bletchley & District Swim Club broke all her own records in her first disability competition at the “6th ASA East Region Disability Swimming Championships” at Newmarket on Sunday, 14th October, 2012.
Alison Powell, Coach at Bletchley & District Swim Club said the dedication and enthusiasm shown by Phoebe during her training programme has certainly paid off as Phoebe had 4 amazing swims; 50m breaststroke, coming 1st, taking 11 seconds off her time; 2nd in 50m butterfly, and then 4th in 50m backstroke where she took 9 secs off her personal best and finally frontcrawl saw another personal best by 4 sec.
10 of our younger swimmers from Bletchley took part in the Maxwell Open meet and between them achieved a massive 48 Personal best swims, the swimmers were, Luke Ainscow, Becky Allen, Yasmin Dos Santos, Scott Foreman, Robert Hanlon, Anna James, Jack James, Claire Messenger, Elizabeth Shirley and Dan Summers. Robert contributed 11 of these with Elizabeth close behind him with 9 personal bests. The events they competed in ranged from 50m to 200m and they all swam really well across the 2 days. Club records were gained by Yasmin in the 50 Fly and Dan in the 100 Fly. Well done to everyone for such brilliant swims.
Swimmers attended an open meet at Abingdon on Saturday the 3rd October 2009 and recorded some amazing swims. For the boys Carl Sartorelli swam in 3 events and recorded personal bests in them all, coming in 5th and two 7th places, Andy Wadsworth swam 4 events gaining places in the top 6 for all the races, well done for the boys.
The girls continued with the great results, Yasmin Dos Santos recorded a personal best in one event and a good
time in the other one, Yasmin was then joined by Megan Wadsworth, Elizabeth Shirley and Robyn Messenger to gain a commendable 4th place in the girls relay. Robyn Messenger swam 4 individual events, gaining personal bests in all her 4 events, picking up a speeding ticket, silver and bronze medals, sister Katie also gained personal
bests in all her events with a 4th and two 6th places. Elizabeth Shirley also gained 3 personal bests in all her 3 individual events with Megan Wadsworth also recording a personal best for her event and two other great