Mid-Beds Swim Squad held their 6th Open Meet at Saxon Pool, Biggleswade, on the 12th and 13th of March and were joined by swimmers from 20 clubs, including Flitwick Dolphins, who had 27 swimmers competing over the weekend.

It was a great weekend of swimming achievements, where an amazing 158 new personal best times were gained, 3 gold, 17 silver and 19 bronze medals were won, and a new club record was achieved.

Gold medal winners were: Francesca Baber (10) and Kai Borromeo (14).  Silver medals went to: Autumn Handscombe (13), Eloisa Miller (11), Kiera Williams (14), Ruby Blackmore (10), Francesca Baber (10), Imogen Thompson (13), Emma Boost (14), Kai Borromeo (14), Tyler Watson (12), Jake Hickmott (11) and Isaac Moon (13).

Bronze medallists were George Maskell (12), Tyler Watson (12), Jake Hickmott (11), Felix Moon (11), Francesca Baber (10), Sophie Fowler (11), Imogen Thompson (13), Autumn Handscombe (13), Eloisa Miller (11), Ruby Blackmore (10) and Ryhanna Cummins (10).

Also congratulations to Francesca Baber for gaining a new club record for the 9 year-old girls’ 100m Butterfly.
Beds ASA will be holding two Open Water training sessions this season, the first in the pool at Luton Inspire on 23rd April, starting at either 5.30 or 6.00pm and lasting two hours, the second in the lake at Box End on a date to be confirmed. The application form is now available to download on our website here.

Another date for your diary is Sunday July 17th for the East Region Open Water Championships.  

Nigel Halford
Acting Head Coach
east region Weekend 1 – 30th April, 1st and 2nd May 2016 at Sportspark, UEA Norwich (1ER160820)
Weekend 2 – 28th, 29th and 30th May 2016 at Inspire: Luton Sports Village,Luton (1ER160821)
Any swimmers wishing to enter the East Swimming 2016 Long Course Championships, please read the entry conditions carefully. There are available at: http://www.eastswimming.org.uk/swim/index.php/swimming/swimentries1
Please email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with details of the events you wish to enter. I will check your entries are valid and email you back with details of the payment that needs to be made for the entry fees.

Club closing dates for entries are:
Weekend 1, Friday 25 March 2016
Weekend 2, Friday 22 April 2016
Entry deadlines are strictly enforced, so we are unable to accept entries after these dates
There are some changes to the training schedule for the Easter break. These are as follows:-

Bank Holiday Easter Weekend

Good Friday 25th, Saturday 26th, Sunday 27th and Bank Holiday Monday the 28th March 2016
Good Friday –  There is NO early morning training at FLC

There is normal training for the usual squads at Trinity Friday evening including land training before swimming training


Normal training at Luton Inspire Pool early morning


Normal training time for the usual squads Sunday morning at FLC

Normal training times and for the usual squads at FLC Sunday night
Bank Holiday Monday

Flitwick: NO swimming at FLC Monday night – this is Flippers and junior squads so please do not attend at FLC Bank holiday evening

Trinity: Normal training at Trinity, normal times for the usual squads

Flippers : No Flippers training (back to normal Weds 30th March, new Cycle starts 4th April)
After Bank Holiday Monday all training is as normal through the rest of the Easter break.

If you have any queries you can ask your coach or email SCM.