Galas

Splash Galas

Splash Galas are our internal club galas for swimmers from Otters up to Gold Squad.

It’s where all of our swimmers started off with their first ever race and we’re all on hand to calm nerves and help the swimmers to enjoy themselves.

Although it can seem tricky to understand, swimmers are actually swimming against their own times and are awarded points for beating their Personal Best. They swim against others with a similar time to them so no-one is noticeably slower and all of our younger swimmers receive a medal.

Splash Gala dates for 2018 are:

June 23rd


Splash Gala Downloads

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Novice Galas

Aylesbury Novice Gala, Aqua Vale 1st April 2017

Another fabulous night of swimming this time in the Aylesbury Novice Gala which was a “No Faster Than” gala. This gala was for 12 years & under and what a performance our swimmers put in.

There were 8 swimmers competing in their first team gala, Jasmine, Maia, Jemima, Phoebe, Audrey, Lucas, Lewis & Violet and they showed no nerves at all and set some fantastic PB’s. Overall the swimmers achieved 25 individual PB’s and an amazing 43 Relay PB’s. So many swimmers achieved new PB’s that I was struggling to keep up with them, watching them achieve them made us all feel very proud of them.

There were 3 swims that were incredible, firstly Lucas Krynauw, he swam the 25m Butterfly in a time of 25.57 seconds knocking 6 seconds off his PB, secondly Edward Jackson who swam the 50m Butterfly for the first time & achieved a time of 1:00.81 and lastly Emma Layzell who like Edward swam the 50m Butterfly in a time of 53.20 which if this was a licensed gala would have been a county qualifying time!

Crusaders swimmers also achieved 13 first place & 12 second place finishes. We also had around 10 swims that were too fast.

Overall Result:

1st place – Linslade Crusaders 106
2nd place – Aylesbury & District 95
3rd place – Bourne End 91
4th place – Henley 90

Thanks to all the swimmers who yet again showed great team spirit, poolside helpers who without your help we could not enter these galas, to boys team captain William Wright for coming along and giving up an evening of Xbox to support the swimmers and to the parents for now realising that Saturday night socials are now spent at the swimming pool and not the pub!


Novice Gala Downloads

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Junior League

2017 – Round 1 – Aqua Vale, Aylesbury

Round 1 of the 2017 Junior League took place at Aqua Vale in Aylesbury, Crusaders were drawn against some tough opposition but once again all the swimmer upped their game and put in a brilliant performance. The squad was a mixture of Dolphin, Learn to Train, Green, Black, Gold & performance squad from 12years old & below. As usual the whole team created a great atmosphere poolside supporting each other and were by far the loudest team!!
Our youngest age group of 9 year olds had a few nerves at the start but once they were in the pool the nerves disappeared and they swam their hearts out for the team achieving some fantastic PB’s. The 9 year old boys of Cameron Gell, Lewis Masson, Humza Sheikh and Edward Jackson set a new club record in the 4x25m Special Medley Relay with a time of 1:34.24.
With so many great PB’s it is difficult to pick any out for special praise but everyone who was there will understand why I am picking out the 12 year old boys 4x25m Freestyle Relay of Billy Knibb, Daniel Miller, Gabriel Layzell and Jack Hill. Quite simply put it was breathtaking, finishing in a time of 59.99 over 4 seconds ahead of 2nd place and at least 6 seconds from 3rd place. When the time went up and you heard gasps from the spectators and then everyone applauding you realise that this was special, a sub 1 minute relay, incredible. The boys did however set a new 12 & Under 4x25m Medley Relay club record with a time of 1:06.39.
Overall Crusaders achieved 14 first places, 8 second places and only 3 DQ’s, swimmers set 16 individual PB’s and 41 relay PB’s.

Results:

1st Place – Chesham 183
2nd Place – Linslade Crusaders 179
3rd Place – Brompton 178
4th Place – Aylesbury 165
5th Place – Newport Pagnell 150
6th Place – Oxford ‘B’ 148

As always a huge thank you to all the swimmers for making your coach a very proud one, to all the poolside helpers who without your help we cannot enter these events and to all the parents for giving up their Saturday night to come along and cheer on the team.


Junior League Downloads

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Chiltern League

2018 Round 1 – Tiddenfoot, Leighton Buzzard

Wow! What a night of swimming, a great team performance, amazing PB’s and a brilliant team spirit. We had so many highs last night that is is difficult to single any out but the 2 I will is the only 2 speeding tickets we got, firstly Jemima Kimber who set a 7 second PB in the 50m Breaststroke with an amazing time of 51.73. It is such a shame that this was not a licensed meet as this would have given Jemima her first County time, a quite brilliant swim. The second one was the 10 year old boys Freestyle relay team of Lewis Masson, George Foster, Lewis Sweetlove & Cameron Gell who were too fast in the relay with a time of 01:17.13.

Two other swims that were just inside the no faster that time was Finn Bunyard in the 100m IM with a time of 01:13.18 (0.18) and 1st place whilst Dylan Evans swam the 100m Backstroke in 01:11.61 with the no faster than time of 01:11.00 again gaining a 1st place.

Overall we had 16 1st place finishes and 12 2nd place finishes out of 50 races, even better we had no disqualifications which is amazing considering the relays were in the water starts in the shallow end. There were 24 individual PB’s and 20 relay PB’s.

The final gala result:

1st – Linslade Crusaders 224 (will will also get  bonus points in the league)

2nd – Flitwick Dolphins (199)

3rd – Bourne End (171)

4th – Henley (133)

5th Dunstable (130)

6th Hemel Hempstead (123)

A huge thank you to all the poolside helpers, officials and other helpers who came forward as we were the hosting club, we cannot enter these events with your help. The biggest thank you goes to the swimmers, you are the best and a joy for us all to watch you develop.

Round 2 is the 17th March, details to be confirmed.


Chiltern League Downloads

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Open Meets

LCSC Supported Open Meets for 2018

We are supporting the following Open Meets – keep the dates free if you wish to compete

March 10/11th – Mid Beds Open (Saxon Pool, Biggleswade)

May 13th  – LB Open (Bletchley) –

November 24/25 – Linslade Crusaders Last Chance Open Meet

December 15/16th – Biggleswade Open Meet L3


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