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Shepshed SC Memorial Gala
This is a fantastic friendly gala which always has a great atmosphere with lots of encouragement from swimmers and spectators alike. Loughboroughs team spirit and effort won through to see them finish as winners for the 2nd year running.A big well done to everyone who took part especially the younger swimmers who were taking part in their first gala. LT hat was left at Diddy Gala 14th May.
Loughborough Town Swimming Club are delighted to announce the appointment of Olympian, European medalist, World Championship finalist, Commonwealth finalist, 10 x British champion and level 2 coach Roberto Pavoni as Acting Head Coach.
Over at least the next four months Roberto will work with our swimmers and coaches to share his knowledge and experience and also to further develop his own.
A message from Roberto:
'I am excited to join LTSC and am grateful for the opportunity to be a part of the club. After my disappointment of not making the 2016 Olympic Team, I feel it's time to give something back to the sport I love so much and have given so much of my life to, whilst I make the decision about my own future in the pool.
I have done many swim clinics over the years and have always enjoyed sharing my passion and knowledge with younger swimmers, and I hope that from my position as Head Coach I will be able to have a positive impact on the swimmers at LTSC'.
This weekend a number of swimmers from Loughborough Town SC competed at the inaugural East Midlands Championship held at Ponds Forge in Sheffield. Four swimmers had qualified in their own right to compete, Ashleigh Howells (50, 100, 200 br), Mia Larke (50, 100, 200 br), Olivia Morrison (50, 100 br), and Maddison Gregory (50, 100 fly). Four other swimmers (Eduarda Ponticelli, Lucy Sharp, Eleanor Capell, and Niamh Harrison) earned themselves a place on relay teams as a result of both times recorded in a time trial but more importantly by displaying commitment and dedication to training. It was a weekend of firsts for the team, with Maddie competing in her first ever LC 100 fly, and Eduarda, Eleanor, Lucy and Niamh competing in their first Midlands. A focus on dives, takeovers, warm up and swim down protocols in the week preceding the event seemed to pay off with fast swimming, fantastic team spirit, and admirable results.
The first day set the tone for the remainder of the weekend with Ashleigh making the final in the 16 years 200 breaststroke in a PB time and finishing in 7th place, and Mia producing a massive long course PB in the 15 years 200 breaststroke. Ashleigh went on to earn herself a second PB in the 100 br and a place in that final (finishing 9th). Showing the depth of breaststroke swimming in the club, another final swim came from Olivia in the 15 years 100 breaststroke on the Sunday also in a PB time (finishing 7th). As the lone fly swimmer Maddie swimming her first LC fly event made it look like she had been swimming LC fly for years setting a very respectable starting PB.
Displaying true team spirit the highlight of the weekend were the relays. On Saturday Eduarda, Maddie, Olivia and Niamh raced in the 14-16 years Medley Relay beating three teams who had posted faster entry times. The main excitement of the weekend was in the 4 x 100m freestyle relay where we had two teams competing. This in itself was a great achievement for a small town club as many of the large performance clubs were only able to field one team. Loughborough A Team consisted of Ashleigh, Lucy, Niamh, and Olivia, and Loughborough B of Mia, Eleanor, Eduarda, and Maddie. In an exciting race which saw Loughborough Town teams swimming in adjacent lanes, the A team came 12th and the B team 15th against some very strong performance clubs.
In addition to great swimming, multiple PBs, and reaching three finals, the most successful aspect of the weekend was the attitude that the girls displayed towards their preparation, their races, and to each other. They were a team to be proud of!
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Loughborough Town Swimming Club is sad to announce the passing of Brian Dickinson.
Brian was actively involved in swimming for around 50 years with both Loughborough Town and Leicestershire Amateur Swimming Association. Brian, along with his late wife Pat, was the driving force and organisation behind Loughborough Town serving as Club Secretary, teacher/coach and referee/judge for many years long after his own children had given up swimming.
Although in recent years Brian took a back seat from Club activities he agreed to remain as Loughborough Town’s President and continued to play an active role in the organisation of swimming within Leicestershire and as a referee/judge, for which he commanded widespread respect for his careful and efficient handling of galas. When complemented on this he modestly replied "people come here to watch swimming not me.”
Brian enriched the lives of many young people in Loughborough Town and we are proud to have had him as a member and ambassador. Brian will be fondly remembered and our thoughts are with Brian’s family at this time.
The attached photo shows Brian with Loughborough Town swimmers at our Annual Presentation evening where he was special guest to mark the occasion of his 80th Birthday in 2010.
Brian's funeral service will take place at 2.00pm on Thursday 28th April at Loughborough Crematorium. Family flowers only please; donations if desired, and cheques made payable either to Cancer Research UK and/or Ian Dickinson (for Paphos Hospital), can be sent via G Gamble & Sons (Quorn) Ltd, 101A Meeting St., Quorn, Leics, LE12 8AQ Tel 01509 415415.
COL Age Group Meet 2016
LTSC swimmers competed in the City Of Leicester Age Group Meet 2016 .A great performance by everyone who entered with medals for;
Francesca. Bronze 400m Freestyle Ashleigh. Bronze 200m Breaststroke Olivia. Silver 100m Breaststroke
Mia. Bronze 50m Breaststroke
See the swimmers in action here
Congratulations and good luck to Will Bell who has been selected to swim for the UK in the International Childrens Games which take place in New Taipei City, Taiwan in July.
Club Newsletter Spring Edition 2016
County Age Groups 2016
LTSC had a squad of 35 swimmers at this years Age Group Championships taking part in 17 events, swimming 210 races in total.
Between them they achieved 143 PB's, 46 finalist places in which 23 Gold, 9 Silver and 9 Bronze medals were won.
3 swimmers won BAGCAT Top Ten awards and 2 swimmers won Junior/Senior and Open Champions awards.
8 swimmers achieved Midland qualifying times.
A very big well done to all of you who took part and a big thank you to all the Coaches, Judges and poolside helpers.
See the swimmers in action here.
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Masters Open Meets
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