News Archive 2019

Recent News

Another great Splash Gala - Hope you all enjoyed it!!

We had another amazing Splash Gala on Tuesday 03 Dec 2019 - thank you to everyone who helped organise and run the event - it was great to see so many new faces getting involved!

The results are published here. If you have achieved one of the Swim England Speed Awards - Bronze, Silver, Gold - please email to request a certificate.

— 03 Dec 2019, 21:00

Great swimming by Lindsay at Masters Nationals

Our super coach, Lindsay competed at the Masters Nationals this weekend in four events:

  • 50 Back - 5th, 50 Free - 9th, 100 Free - 4th and 50 Fly - 9th

Her fantastic 38.08 in the 50 Back was a new County record too! Congratulations Lindsay!!

— 26 Oct 2019, 23:00

Congratulations Zack and Lilia!

Winning Top Boy and Top Girl at this year's BBATT gala.

There were some fantastic swims with lots of PBs, County Times, Regional Times and Club Records being set. The boys came first and the girls came third, with Thame earning the most points overall to win the trophy. Everyone should be extremely proud of themselves!

— 24 Sep 2019, 23:25

Good Luck Cameron at the South East Regional Para Champs

This weekend Cameron Hawes will be competing at the Swim England South East Autumn Para Champs in Southampton. Good luck and swim fast!

— 24 Sep 2019, 23:25

Get ready for BBATT!

Programmes for the 400s and the main weekend are now available to be printed at home.

(To save on costs we are not printing copies for distribution on the day).

— 8 Sep 2019, 21:55

How to have a successful gala

This season's Club Captains, Maddie and Ben, have put together some sound advice for parents and swimmers on how to get ready for competing at galas. Take a look at their tips for "How to have a successful gala".

— 8 Sep 2019, 21:50

Archie Cockett "swimming the Channel"!

9 year old Archie recently joined the Club and swims in Academy 1.

Archie has signed up to do the “Aspire swim the channel challenge” where he will swim 1416 lengths of the pool - a distance of 22 miles - which is the equivalent of swimming the English Channel. An incredible feat for a 9 year old!

He will be doing this over the coming weeks and will record the number of lengths he completes each time swims on his fundraising page. This monitors his progress for sponsors to see.

Archie's funding page and a full story is here:

Good luck Archie!

— 20 Aug 2019, 10:30

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