Young People’s Election Survey and a chance to win an iPad Mini 2!

The Jack Petchey Foundation has supported the club for many years providing regular achievement awards for our swimmers and annual celebration events. They are interested in finding out local young people’s views about the forthcoming election through a special online survey for those aged 11 to 17. It only takes 2 minutes to fill in including a few questions about the election and whether they think the voting age should be lowered to 16.

As an incentive, anyone who completes the survey will be put into a draw to win an iPad Mini2.

You can take part by going to: As with the general election polling stations, the survey closes at 10pm on Thursday 8th June.

Certificate Sunday

Mahran is the latest swimmer to receive an ASA Award through our Learn to Swim programme. He achieved Stage 1 and was awarded his certificate last Sunday.

Well done Mahran!


LBRSC in the News

Two pieces in this week’s Ilford Recorder. Firstly a round-up of all the action at the London Aquatics Centre where are older swimmers had a highly successful Bank Holiday weekend in the London Regional Championships.

You can also hear about Club Captain Kieran Holdbook’s achievements at a weekend in Loughbrough in the run-up to July’s Deaflympics.

Forthcoming Galas

There are lots of opportunities for competitive swimming over the next three months. Please talk to your coach about which events are most suitable and any application deadlines. You can check the club calendar for details of the following:

29 April – 1 May: London Swimming Regional Youth Championships (LC)

13-14 May: Team Luton May Long Course Meet 2017 (Luton)

13-14 May: London Age Group Championships Sessions 1-4 (LAC)

20 -21 May: London Age Group Championships Sessions 5-8 (Crystal Palace)

27 – 28 May: London Swimming Open “Last Chance” Meet (LAC)

2 June: Barking & Dagenham Club Championships

4 June: Newham & UEL SC Invitational Meet 2017 (East Ham)

17 June: Thurrock SC Summer Sprint Meet (Blackshotts)

1 July: Basildon & Phoenix SC Novice Meet (Basildon Sporting Village)

2 July: 2017 Regional Open Water Championship (Surrey Quays)

2 July: Epping Forest Summer Sprint Gala (Loughton)

15 July: Harrow SC L3 Distance Meet (Barnet)

16 July: Harrow SC L3 Sprint Meet (Barnet)


More Stage 4 Success at Caterham

Inaaya and Amaan are two swimmers who this month successfully completed ASA Stage 4 Awards at our Learn to Swim sessions at  Caterham High School’s pool.

Stage 4 swimmers need to be able to demonstrate 10 different skills including being able to swim 10 metres of each of the four main strokes.

Well done Inaaya and Amaan!

Kieran excels in Loughborough

While the many of us were eating chocolate, Kieran Holdbrook travelled to Loughborough last weekend to train with the GB Deaf Swimming squad in preparation for the upcoming Deaflympics in July 2017. As part of the training he competed in the annual Deaf Championships.

Kieran (pictured here with the rest of the British team) said that he found the training hard both physically and mentally, however this helped him with his focus on both skills and race strategies in the competition. This clearly worked as he swam really well in six races

Overall Kieran swam three new personal best times and came away with a silver and two bronze medals.

Now back with us in Redbridge, Kieran remains focussed and determined with the Olympics now only two months away.