Tyler Watson of Flitwick Dolphins Swimming Club selected for Open Water swim camp

One of the clubs open water swimmers, Tyler Watson has been selected to take part in an open water swim camp.

Tyler has competed in previous years at open water competitions and has represented the club on a number of occasions. Selection for this open water swim camp couldn't have come at a better time for Tyler as he is part of a team of swimmers that will be embarking upon a relay swim across the English Channel in July of this year.

Tyler is taking it all in his stride and when he was asked how he felt about being selected for the camp he said he was very pleased but that he knew it is going to be hard work.

Congratulations to Tyler on his selection for this open water swim camp , more news and details will follow once Tyler has completed his other sessions at the swim camp .

Good luck to Tyler and his fellow teammates when they embark upon their training preparation for the swim across the English Channel.
The weekend of the 13th and 14th of May proved to be a very busy time for the club across all the squads.

Liz Woolner of the Masters squad, on Saturday the 13th, competed at the Norfolk Masters Long Course Championships in Norwich and on Sunday the 14th she competed again at the Midland Masters Short Course Championships in Nuneaton. The result of Liz's extremely busy weekend is 6 gold medals, 3 PBs (50 free LC and 100 back & 50 breast SC), 3 East Region records (50 fly & free LC and 100 back SC), 4 Bedfordshire records (East Region + 50 breast SC).

Liz narrowly missed the British record in the 50 fly LC by 0.04s .

The next stop for Liz is Aberdeen in 5 weeks time for the British Masters Championships.

Many sincere congratulations once again to Liz for some awesome swimming!!

More news from the weekend is the Tom Williams cup Saturday night at Dunstable with a lot of novice , first time swimmers  gaining personal-best times and much valued competition experience, at this enjoyable charity fundraising gala hosted by Dunstable Swimming Club. The charity that Dunstable swimming club support is CHUMS and more information on this charity can be found at http://www.chums.uk.com .

Luton Inspire Pool was the venue for the Team Luton long course meet over the 13th and 14th May. Competing at this two day event were swimmers Eloisa Miller, James McFarland, Autumn Handscombe and Rebecca Grogan producing some excellent swimming all round.

Finally,  Sunday the 14th of May at the Leighton Buzzard Open Meet held at the Bletchley Leisure Centre , Flitwick Dolphins swimmers excelled and obtained personal best times and medals.

Full details of the results from these swimming competition will be notified in due course.

Well done to all our swimmers that competed at the competitions that took place over this busy weekend.

Thank you  must go to all the hard-working people who make the competitions possible , the coaches, the team managers, the qualified officials, non-technical volunteers and the brilliant parents who  get the swimmers to the venues and then cheer them on through their events.
Olivia Fowler , Katie Tompkins and Billy Cutler represented all the club's volunteers tonight at the Flitwick Town Councils community award presentation evening .  

The category of local club award for volunteering was presented by the Flitwick town Mayor Mr Phillip Thompson who  said that the club had stood out above all others in the community to receive this award.

Flitwick Dolphins has an amazing team of dedicated volunteers, parents, extended family members and swimmer volunteers and this award was accepted  by these three senior swimmers on behalf of all the clubs volunteers.

The club would like to take this opportunity to extend our sincere thanks to all our volunteers. There are many ways that you can help the club, non-technical roles are vital part of running events for the club as well as those who become ASA technical qualified officials.   

The Club website now has a page dedicated to our volunteers which will be being further updated.  If you'd like any information on how you can volunteer for the club please do not hesitate to email in on Swim club manager , there is bound to be a volunteering opportunity that is ideally suited to you.

Thank you to Olivia , Katie and Billy for giving up their time this evening to represent the club , they were exceptional.

The club's press officer , James Handler  will prepare further news with more pictures and these will be posted on the club website and mailed out to members .

The award will be put on display at the cabinet at the Flitwick Library where we are exhibiting for the next two weeks.  It will also be available to view at the club AGM.

The club is pleased to announce that we have a new PR and Press Officer, James Handler who is one of our senior swimmers.  

James will be pursuing a career in journalism so this is a great volunteering opportunity for him and a great benefit for the club. 

He will be keeping us all at the Club up-to-date on our news and activities, doing articles for the press and the website.

James Handler - Press Officer
A new chapter for the Amateur Swimming Association as they start to use their new name: SWIM ENGLAND
 
With the change of name comes a new, 4 year strategic plan. 
   
Swim England: Towards a Nation of Swimming.
 
In the coming weeks SWIM ENGLAND will roll out a new website and launch their refreshed resources and of course the new strategy.   The strategy reinforces and highlights how SWIM ENGLAND will continue to lead the swimming sector within sport and remain a governing body that is fit for the future.  
 
For more information please go to www.swimming.org/swimengland
 
The club will keep you posted of the re-branding, change of logos and other information as the month’s progress.  
 
We have much to look forward to as a club in the coming months and with a vibrant and flourishing club, we can continue to build on the successes of our swimmers with the brilliant support and encouragement from our coaches, volunteers,  parents and extended family members.

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