Welcome to

Linslade Crusaders

Swimming Club

Linslade Crusaders is a Swim England SwimMark accredited club.

Our friendly and passionate club ensures that every member counts as we aim to develop their full swimming potential. Through our structured pathway system swimmers will improve on all their technical skills while developing speed and endurance.

 

Upcoming FIXTURES 

  • October 24, 2020

    SWIM WEEK 24th -30th

  • October 25, 2020

    SWIM WEEK 24th -30th

  • October 26, 2020

    SWIM WEEK 24th -30th

  • October 27, 2020

    SWIM WEEK 24th -30th

  • October 28, 2020

    SWIM WEEK 24th -30th

  • October 29, 2020

    SWIM WEEK 24th -30th

  • October 30, 2020

    SWIM WEEK 24th -30th

  • October 31, 2020

    East Region Winter Championships (TBC)

  • November 1, 2020

    East Region Winter Championships (TBC)

  • November 8, 2020

    LCSC Club Championship 2020 Gala 5 - 400m free

  • November 14, 2020

    Arena League - Round 2

  • November 15, 2020

    LCSC Club Championship 2020 Gala 6 - 400m IM

  • November 21, 2020

    PRESENTATION EVENING

Join OUR amazing team

Do you have a passion for swimming? Take your skills and fitness to the next level by joining our fun and supportive Club. Or, support our amazing club helping out with one of our many volunteer roles.

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Frequently Asked QUESTIONS

About Crusaders

Team and Event selection

Training and Kit

The Importance of Volunteers

Other Swimming Bodies / Governance

Times and Licensing

Miscellaneous

Affiliations

Swimming, swim, club, leighton buzzard, linslade, bedfordshire, buckinghamshire, beds, bucks, swimmers, lessons, competitive

Our primary pool is Tiddenfoot Leisure Centre near Leighton Buzzard Beds.

Crusaders History

Crusaders Swimming Club was started following an unsuccessful attempt to form a training squad for swimmers in the South Bedfordshire area.  At that time there was, and still is, a high demand for learn to swim lessons,  and as a result water time was obtained on Sunday afternoons at Lewsey Pool in Luton, and under the supervision of Colin Moore, the original Crusaders Club Coach, with the assistance of Colin and Pauline Swaithes and Mr and Mrs Tom Nairn,  the Crusaders Self Help Learn to Swim scheme was launched. From this grew our current club, which at the moment has a membership of approaching 170.

The Club was one of the original founding members of the Chiltern League, which was formed in the late 1980s to give the young, inexperienced novice swimmers the experience of competitive swimming.  In 1996 the Club took the decision to enter two further leagues, the Home Counties and the prestigious National Speedo League. The club currently swims in not only the Chiltern League,  division 1, junior league division 2 but also Arena League 3.

The Club is very proud of its beginnings, especially its Learn to Swim scheme, where many of our current swimmers started their swimming journey. This demonstrates the loyalty of the Club’s swimmers to the Club, coach and teachers.

The Club also helps to develop school swimming by hosting a successful schools gala for the town’s middle schools

Join our team as a Volunteer

Like every swimming club in the country, Linslade Crusaders in run entirely by Volunteers.

From coaches, background admin, helpers and official at galas, the club relies on a steady supply of ready and willing volunteers to make sure the club continues to run smoothly and to enable our children to participate in the sport they love.

To put it bluntly, without volunteers there would be no club. There are a number of roles that we encourage parents to undertake, from helping at our splash galas every few months, to regular admin tasks to those who are willing to go the extra mile and qualify as a coach or official.

We are a friendly bunch and welcome all offers of help with open arms and will support you in whichever roles you feel you can help with.  If you are interested in volunteering for the club, please contact…………….

Linslade Crusaders is a Swim England SwimMark accredited club.

Our friendly and passionate club ensures that every member counts as we aim to develop their full swimming potential. Through our structured pathway system swimmers will improve on all their technical skills while developing speed and endurance.

We welcome swimmers from Learn to Swim Level 5-10, those starting out on their competitive swimming careers, and those striving to compete at Counties, Regionals and Nationals.

Our dedicated teachers and coaches are all DBS checked, are qualified to the standards required by Swim England and work under the guidance of our Head Coach, Adrian Smith – holder of the Swim England UKCC Senior Coach qualification and our Assistant Head Coach, Simon Wright – Swim EnglandUKCC Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Swimming.

 

Crusaders History

Crusaders Swimming Club was started following an unsuccessful attempt to form a training squad for swimmers in the South Bedfordshire area.  At that time there was, and still is, a high demand for learn to swim lessons,  and as a result water time was obtained on Sunday afternoons at Lewsey Pool in Luton, and under the supervision of Colin Moore, the original Crusaders Club Coach, with the assistance of Colin and Pauline Swaithes and Mr and Mrs Tom Nairn,  the Crusaders Self Help Learn to Swim scheme was launched. From this grew our current club, which at the moment has a membership of approaching 170.

The Club was one of the original founding members of the Chiltern League, which was formed in the late 1980s to give the young, inexperienced novice swimmers the experience of competitive swimming.  In 1996 the Club took the decision to enter two further leagues, the Home Counties and the prestigious National Speedo League. The club currently swims in not only the Chiltern League,  division 1, junior league division 2 but also Arena League 3.

The Club is very proud of its beginnings, especially its Learn to Swim scheme, where many of our current swimmers started their swimming journey. This demonstrates the loyalty of the Club’s swimmers to the Club, coach and teachers.

The Club also helps to develop school swimming by hosting a successful schools gala for the town’s middle schools.