It was another successful competition for Flitwick Masters swimmers at this year’s East Region Masters with a 28 medal haul consisting of 8 Gold, 6 Silver and 14 Bronze. This year Flitwick fielded its largest team of 8 with 4 swimmers new to the event all of whom won medals, Owen Jones (Gold, Silver & Bronze) Simon Dove (Gold & 2 Bronze), Keith Mulholland (Gold & Bronze), Judy Thompson (Gold & 4 Bronze). But this year’s star was undoubtedly Bank of England Employee Dan Gorgescu who started his own Gold Reserve with 4 Golds plus a couple of Bronze medals. Noreen Weighell got her first individual medal with a silver in the 50m Breaststroke plus an additional Gold & Bronze in the mixed team relays. Chairman Nigel Halford in what was probably the most competitive age group improved on his previous year’s times and won a silver & 3 bronze. However Ian Murray was unable to repeat his success of previous year although still managed a Gold, Silver & 3 Bronze.

The team hopes for greater success next year and with also gaining 25 European Masters qualifying times hope to compete at the Olympic Pool in London In May next year at the LEN European Masters.

The club is enormously proud of two of its swimmers, Molly Bow and James McFarland, who both train with the Mid-Beds Swim Squad, and were the first members of the club to qualify for the National Championships in Sheffield in August for several years. Both swam superbly, with James winning a bronze medal in the 200m butterfly and Molly a silver in the 100m breaststroke. They were inspirational performances that were watched avidly via the live internet stream by many of the club’s
younger swimmers, who will be training hard to follow in Molly and James footsteps.

The Club Champs Entry pack is now available to download from here
Flitwick Leisure Centre are holding an Open Day on Saturday 10th October 2015 8.00am - 6.00pm, come along try some fun activities and visit the Flitwick Dolphins Stall. More details are available for download here
Ronnie Curr our Assistant Head Coach  will be taking part in the Aspire Channel Swim from September 14th - December 7th. Over the 12 weeks Ronnie will be swimming 22 miles for the charity, the equivalent of crossing the Channel.

Every eight hours, someone in the UK sustains a spinal cord injury. There is no warning, no preventative medicine, and no time to prepare. A spinal cord injury can happen to anyone at any time. Aspire is a national charity that works with people with spinal cord injuries to create opportunity, independence and choice.
Aspire provide accessible houses so that people leaving hospital have somewhere suitable to live. Their Independent Living Advisors all have spinal cord injuries themselves and provide direct advice and support for newly injured people. Aspire Grants ensure that people have access to the essential equipment they need, such as lightweight wheelchairs.

The Assistive Technology programme ensures that everyone can use a computer, even people with high level injuries who can’t use their hands or arms. Aspires dedicated Welfare Benefits Advice Service is tailored to provide appropriate advice for those entitled to benefits.

Aspire ensures that everyone with a spinal cord injury has the opportunity to live an independent and fulfilled life. They receive no statutory funding, so every penny raised through the Aspire Channel Swim helps their vital work.

Ronnie is hoping to raise £500 for this incredible charity. So please visit just giving page, www.justgiving.com/RonnieEvelynAspire and donate as much as you can for this brilliant cause.