How the club will celebrate our 25th year

Flitwick Dolphins have been successfully swimming now for 25 years!!   The club is still as vibrant and as friendly as it has been for the past quarter of a century and we have every reason to celebrate and to look forward to the next 25 years of Flitwick Dolphins.

To celebrate this year we have a number of things planned. These range from a commemorative hat that will be a gift to all swimming members, we also have during this year only special embroidery or print on tops at a nominal cost to members, a commemorative drinks bottle that can be purchased, as well as our special family fun event at Oasis in Bedford.

We also have our End of Season party to look forward to and the theme of the party will come as no surprise – PURPLE AND SILVER.   We are hoping to organise a special fun splash night event as well closer to the end of the year.

We will keep you posted on all the events and full details will be sent out to all our members. Some of the dates are already on the fixtures list! 

In the meantime, we continue to have so many amazing and dazzling successes and achievements in the swimming pool and a marvellous group of swimmers across all our squads who make us all very proud indeed.
We have an energetic and dedicated group of volunteers who make everything work smoothly and help to open up and make possible the opportunities for all our swimmers to reach their full potential.   We are  sure that you will agree that we have much to celebrate and that all the hard work, both on the part of the swimmers in their training and all the volunteers makes it all very worthwhile.

Happy 25th Silver Year to all our members and here’s looking forward to our celebrations throughout the rest of the year and our swimmers continuing achievements.

We will be entering this meet which will be held at Saxon Pool, Biggleswade over the weekend of 18th & 19th June 2016.
Please read the entry conditions carefully, particularly in relation to entry times. These can be found here:
Please complete the entry form and return to your coach or Sandra, with a cheque payable to Flitwick Dolphins SC, by no later than Friday 22nd April. This is a 'first come - first served' meet, no late or incorrect entries will be accepted.
We currently have a Vacanct for a Head Coach which can be viewed in our Vacancy Section here
Unfortunately this meet has filled up rapidly and long before the closing date for entries. This means that as soon as our Competition Secretary went to submit our entries, well within the closing date, the meet had already become full.    This is something that is totally out of our clubs control.  Licensing criteria usually stipulates a maximum time a competition can take place and if a club gets a lot of entries, the time can soon be filled and any more entries take the timings over the allowed competition time.   I have handed back some entry forms and cheques last night and I do have a few more to return which I shall do as soon as possible.
Once again, we are sorry that this has happened but we shall not now be attending this swim meet. There are other meets coming up and soon as the entry packs are available these will be sent out to our club members. Could you please complete the entry forms with total accuracy as to entry times etc. and hand back to us ASAP so that we can send in our entries as swiftly as possible.  
Please also take the time to check the website and any emails that you receive from the club on a regular basis as to keep you up to date on all matters in relation to the club and competitions and events. Please also feel free to email Swim Club Manager on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions and I shall assist as soon as possible.
Kind regards

Club Secretary
This year, Flitwick Dolphins Swimming Club has been busy with fundraising ventures. In the run-up to Easter, the club held a competition to guess the name of the Big Fluffy Bunny, which raised a fabulous £100 for the club. The name was pulled from a hat by Chairman and Acting Head Coach, Nigel Halford.  Congratulations to the lucky winner, Alexa Johnson, who had chosen the name ‘Tabby’.

One of the club’s swimmers, Emily Cullen, took part in this year’s Swimathon at Flitwick Leisure Centre for her 5th consecutive year. The Swimathon raises money for Marie Curie Cancer and Sport Relief.  Emily has gradually increased her distance from 1km five years ago to 3k this year, which she completed in just 55 minutes, taking only 3 more minutes than the 2.5k last year.  So far this year Emily has raised £450, which makes a total of almost £3000 raised over the last 5 years.

Two of the swimmers’ mums, Sue Hickmott and Clare Brown, will be walking the 26.2 mile London Moon Walk on the 14th May in aid of the Walk the Walk Breast Cancer Charity.  As well as training hard for their walk, they have also been busy knitting well over 300 chicks and bunnies, each one taking about 1 hour to make. They have had help from Clare’s mum, Evelyn Bailey, and Sue’s sister, Linda Tilburn, and mum Pat Neale, sewing the finishing touches and popping a Cadbury Cream Egg, kindly donated by Nisa and Bookers, into each of them. They have raised an eggmazing £700 by selling them at training sessions.

Once Sue’s fingers have recovered, she will be teaching a few of the other parents knitting skills so that they can make knitted Christmas tree decorations for sale during December 2016.