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Fabulous end of season awards evening!

A special thanks to our guest of honour, Jack Cummings, for an inspirational presentation on his journey from St. Birinus boy to Invictus Games swimming medalist.

Congratulations to all our winners and well done to everyone involved in setting up such a wonderful celebration of our successes this season.

— 10 Jul 2019, 10:30

Go Open Water Masters!!

Liz, Nancy, Paul and Simon got up super early for the Henley Classic and Lock to Lock open water swims.

Showing the kids how to do it!

— 30 June 2019, 11:10

Ben Newell - 800m Freestyle Second in the 16yrs Age Group!

Congratulations Ben Newell on taking silver in his age group at Regionals with a time that puts him 3rd in Britain - fantastic swimming!

What a great start to the South East Regional Championships and testament to our terrific coaching team and the hard work Ben puts into training!

— 03 May 2019, 23:25


Thought I'd let you have a few statistics from the weekend's gala at Maxwell.

We had 28 swimmers entered into 135 events - 15 of them being swam for the first time. We had swimmers from 7 squads there with Grace, Mattie & On Bong competing in their first "real" gala.

Of the 135 swims, 102 new Personal Best times were achieved.

Biggest margins were from:

· Oscar - 200 IM - 16.4 secs / 200 Free - 12 secs / 100 IM - 9 secs

· Adrien - 100 IM - 13.8 secs / 200 Free - 12.4 secs / 100 Back - 8.4 secs

· Isabelle - 200 Free - 10.2 secs / 100 Free - 9.4 secs

· Poppy - 100 IM - 15 secs

· Charlotte - 200 IM - 10.4 secs

· Isobel - 200 Back - 8.8 secs

· Emmanuella - 50 Free -7.88 secs - which is phenomenal over such short a distance!

There were only 4 disqualifications - the daftest of which was from Ben T who seemed to forget that he couldn't swim the whole of the first length underwater in the 50m backstroke!!

In the 50m events, there were finals for the 9, 10 and 11 year age groups, and 6 of our swimmers achieved between them 10 Top 8 places and therefore qualified – Esther (50m Back & 50m Breast), Emmanuella (50m Breast & 50m Free), Amelie (50m Free), Adrien (50m Back & 50m Breast), Isobel (50m Back) and Harvey (50m Breast & 50m Free).

We had 66 Top 10 placings (nearly 50%!) which included 2 Golds, 6 Silvers and 7 Bronzes.

There was, as always, great team camaraderie - from both swimmers and parents - and hopefully you all enjoyed yourselves.

I do know that Mark was extremely pleased with all the fabulous backstroke starts and it was great to see all your hard work in training reap rewards.

Leah Day

— 15 Mar 2019, 17:10

Fantastic swimming from the Masters at Bracknell

PBs, medals & county records - our magnificent Masters gave their all and came away with 10th spot in the Top Club competition. Well done to everyone who swam so brilliantly and thanks to Steve Gilbert, our terrific Team Manager for keeping us all in order!

— 04 Mar 2019, 17:45

Wow! PBs and Bling for Livs!!

A great set of results for Livs at the CP Sport development gala in Winchester. 3 PBs and 3 Gold medals!


— 24 Feb 2019, 23:09

Good luck Livs at the CP Sport Development Gala

Olivia races in Winchester at the weekend at the CP Sport development gala. Good luck and swim well - hoping for PBs and maybe some bling!!

— 21 Feb 2019, 22:29

Ben Newell - 50m Backstroke Winner of the 16yrs Age Group and Junior Championship Silver Medalist!

Congratulations Ben Newell on gold in his age group and second place in the Junior Championship for 50m Backstroke.

— 19 Feb 2019, 22:16

Lilia Gilbert - 200m Freestyle Age 12 Silver Medalist!

Congratulations Lilia on a silver medal for 200m Freestyle.

— 19 Feb 2019, 22:30

Maddie Pike - 200m Fly Age 15 Silver Medalist!

Congratulations Maddie on a silver medal for 200m Butterfly.

— 19 Feb 2019, 22:30

Ben Newell - 200m Butterfly Junior Silver Medalist!

Congratulations Ben Newell on second place in the Junior Championship for 200m Butterfly.

— 10 Feb 2019, 22:20

What a great Splash Gala - Hope you all enjoyed it!!

We had a terrific turn out at the Splash Gala on Friday 25 Jan 2019 - thank you to everyone who helped organise and run the event, especially those in whites who don't even have swimmers in the Club any more!

The results are published here. If you have achieved one of the Swim England Speed Awards - Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum, please let your coach know if you would like to purchase a certificate.

— 25 Jan 2019, 23:40

400m Events - More success for the girls and the boys

Congratulations Ben Newell - Runner Up in the 400m Freestyle Junior Championship.

Congratulations Maddie Pike - 3rd in the 400m Freestyle 15yr age group.

Congratulations Vicky Brown - 3rd in the 400m IM 13yr age group.

— 23 Jan 2019, 12:00

Ben Newell - 800m Freestyle Junior County Champion!

Congratulations Ben Newell - The 2019 Junior County Champion for 800m Freestyle ...and 2nd in the Open event too!

Ben was also Runner-Up in the 1500m Junior Championship - Fantastic result and an awesome swim!

— 12 Jan 2019, 23:20

Lots of success at the County Championships 800m Freestyle

Well done to all our swimmers at the County Championships this weekend - some brilliant swimming and great results - PBs, Club Records and a new County Champion!

— 12 Jan 2019, 23:10

Fantastic fun at Xmas Bowling

Thanks to our brilliant Social Squad, we all had a great evening bowling in our Christmas jumpers on Sunday!

Well done to all the competition winners - it was so nice to see such a lot of swimmers joining in with the fun!

— 16 Dec 2018, 22:50

Follow Ben at National Winter Champs 2018

Follow Ben at the Winter Champs on the Swim England Live Stream here:

— 14 Dec 2018, 09:50

Fantastic results from the South East Regional Winter Champs 2018

Maddie Pike, Ben Newell and Alfie Baum all produced personal best performances at the Regional Champs this weekend. Ben's fantastic bronze medal in the 1500m Freestyle was Britain's second best swim in the last 12 months for someone of his age - an incredible achievement!

Congratulations to all three - we're very proud of you!

— 04 Nov 2018, 22:30

The Results for BBATT 2018...

Congratulations to Aylesbury for winning BBATT 2018!

And Congratulations to Lilia Gilbert for winning Top Girl and to Ben Newell for winning Top Boy!

We actually had the top 3 girls and 4 of the top 8 boys overall - so a high quality performance from the Club, even though our strength in depth wasn't quite enough to retain the trophy. We'll be back stronger next year to give it another go!

Well done again to everyone involved!

— 27 Sep 2018, 17:40

Fantastic swimming at BBATT 2018!

Another wonderful BBATT gala this weekend with some outstanding performances from across the squads. Well done to all those swimming and thank you to our terrific parent helpers. You have made us all very proud of this truly great club!

— 24 Sep 2018, 11:50

Rachel Pearce finishes 9th in the ITU World Triathlon Grand Final

A fantastic result for Rachel Pearce, finishing 9th in her age group. Congratulations!

Full results list here:

— 14 Sep 2018, 14:00

Good Luck Rachel Pearce in the ITU World Triathlon Grand Final

Rachel is a Masters swimmer and hopes for a strong performance in the Grand Final of the World Triathlon Series in the Gold Coast, Australia. She races in the 45-49 AG Sprint distance on Thursday, 13 September 2018.

Good luck Rachel! To find out more go here:

— 11 Sep 2018, 22:45

Congratulations Ben Newell - terrific performances at British Champs and English Nationals

The whole Club was very proud to watch Ben race so well in his 1500m Freestyle at the British Swimming Championships where he came 11th, and at the English Nationals where he came 17th in 200m Fly, 6th in the 800m from a field of 15, and in the 400m Freestyle where he made the Final and finished 6th, just 3 seconds from a medal.

Fantastic swimming Ben - an inspiration for all our swimmers to emulate and improve on next season!

— 07 Aug 2018, 15:45

New look website launched

Mobile-friendly design, well organised and interesting content - All the info you need in one place!

— 26 Jul 2018, 12:07 PM

Good luck Ben Newell at the English National Champs - Watch Here

Everyone at the Club is wishing Ben well and hoping he can build on his terrific performance at British Champs last week as he races in 3 events at English Nationals this week.

First up - 800m Heat 6 Lane 9 at around 2:15pm

Posted: 02 Aug 2018 08:50

Swim Manager Launching Soon

Lookout for an email detailing how you can login to Swim Manager for membership and gala administration.

— 24 Jul 2018, 12:26 PM

British Swimming are live streaming the champs and Ben swims in the last event of Session 3

Posted: 23 Jul 2018 12:01

What a terrific evening celebrating the successes of season 2017/18

Pictures from the evening available in the Gallery

— 23 Jul 2018, 07:32 AM

Alfie wins Henley Mile for the second time

Congratulations Alfie on coming first in the Junior category of the Henley Mile on Sunday 15th July 2018, and second overall. Great swimming!

Posted: Jul 20, 2018 19:54

Highly regarded swim coach, Wayne Goldsmith, has published the ultimate Swim Parents' manual: here

It's a must-read for every parent, setting out the most important attributes everyone needs for success in any sport, but particularly in the world of swimming.

— 16 Apr 2018, 12:12 PM