** NEW **
Accepted entries for Maxwell June meet
See home page
Club Records updated
See home page
Future Maxwell open meet dates for your diaries
5th & 6th October 2013
7th & 8th December 2013
Maxwell L3 MEET 15th & 16th June 2013
Details here ... spaces still available
Details on home page
Leighton Buzzard accepted entries
Details, and amended session times here
Bletchley accepted entries
Cardiff International L1 Open Meet 7th-9th June 2013
Link to new ASA Code of Ethics here
Link added onto homepage for Wavepower 2012-15. This can be found at the link & consists of 6 sections.
Maxwell SC Squad Timetable from 1st Feb 2013 is here
Details regarding Bagcats posted to help entries to County Championships which are NOW OPEN
First Meet Guidance document here
Guidance for Supervision and Evacuation Policy here
Head Coaches Newsletter
Marc will be visiting different parts of the club all year. Schedule here
Maxwell Swim Club
Oxfordshire & North Bucks Premiere Swim Team - Top Club in the County 7 years running
Club hats and polo shirts
Hats and polo shirts will be for sale on Sunday 19th May at the Leighton Buzzard Meet at Bletchley if anyone wishes to buy .
£15.00 each for polo shirt
£5.00 each for a hat
Must pay on the day.
Please see Belinda Denton.
Maxwell L3 MEET 15th & 16th June 2013
June Meet deadline has been extended to midnight on Sunday 26th May, subject to space still being available. Details here
Here is a list of the current accepted entries, as at 17th May 2013. Please check and advise the Promoter - email@example.com - of any changes or additional entries.
Well done to all swimmers that competed in this years Youth Regional Championships
Results: individual events, relays
The results for the Youth Regional Championships were manually entered therefore if you spot any mistakes regarding times please advise Liz Drew. As Liz manually created the meet into our database, event numbers for Relays will not correspond with those at the competition.
Swimming Club - Vacant role
There is currently a vacant role in the swimming club for a fundraising/sponsorship coordinator. If you have experience in this, or have some fresh ideas you'd like to try, then please speak to or email one of the committee. You'll be joining a dedicated team, who'll be keen to assist where required.
ASA Stroke Standards and skills development links
Please see following link to ASA site (as recommended by Marc) detailing stroke standards.
Or alternatively here
Backstroke Start here
Backstroke Breakout here
Freestyle Start here
Freestyle Start2 here
Freestyle breakout here
The attached records have now been updated to take account of results from the CMK Open Meet, the Regional Youth Championships and the Coventry Open Meet. A dozen records have been broken, that I know about. Well done to all. There may be others, so apologies if I have missed any, but I am awaiting claims. As with the last update the new records are shown in red.
The records are for individual age groups from 8 year olds up to an Open category, for both short course and long course times. They have been compiled primarily with reference to the ASA rankings which date from 1997, but also include some older times for the Open age category where these had already been recorded by the Club. Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of these it cannot be guaranteed and I would be pleased to address any queries that may arise in this regard, The records are up to date as of the end of March 2013, From this point forward I intend only to update them following the receipt of a "claim" on the a record, which should be sent to me, specifying the details of the event concerned and the new record time. I shall verify any claims received and update the Club Records accordingly. I hope that the swimmers will be keeping me busy
Ray Martin - Competition Secretary
[The intention is to add the records as a separate page, with the ability to make a claim...tba]
What do you want from your website?
Please can you let us have your feedback about what you would like to see on a future website, Some really good feedback received so far ... please keep it coming!
Guidance for Supervision and Evacuation Policy
Please see the club's new Guidance for Supervision and Evacuation Policy - we are working towards achieving this as best practice and suggest parents make themselves aware of it and help us to reinforce this with the swimmers for their own safety. Link here
Maxwell supporters T-Shirts
Don't forget we still have some adult sizes of the supporters T-Shirt in stock here
YOU can raise money for Maxwell by simply changing your buying habits. We are busy setting up an online swimshop. There will be a transition period while that is fully launched. In the meantime, when you buy anything from Proswimear, using this link, not only will you get a 10% discount but the Club will get paid a bonus. But - we will be clearing out our stock so while we are in transition were going to ask you to help us by checking if we might have it first. Thanks for understanding while we get it running.
Easy Fundraising Link
Do you shop online?
Did you know that every time you buy something you could be raising money for Maxwell Swim Club?
Thatís right - over 2400 well known retailers including Amazon, M&S, Boden, Waitrose, House of Fraser, Vodafone, Virgin Atlantic and many more, will donate a percentage of what you spend to Maxwell Swim Club! when you shop with them, via fundraising website easyfundraising.org.uk
An Easy Way To Raise Funds
Itís like nectar but instead of earning points, each purchase generates a donation. So instead of going directly to a retailerís website, go to easyfundraising first and choose the retailer you want to shop with - then everything you spend with that retailer earns a free donation for Maxwell Swim Club. Itís completely free to use and your shopping wonít cost you a penny more.
On average, each retailer will donate 5% of the cost of your shopping - and those donations soon mount up.
So whatever you need to buy, from your weekly grocery shop or fashion must-have, to your business travel, office supplies or mobile phone, buy it via easyfundraising and raise money for Maxwell Swim Club at no extra cost to you!
Please register to supporting us when you shop online - http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/maxwellswimclub
Charity Swim in aid of Helen & Douglas House
Helen & Douglas House has the time and expertise to care for children and young adults with life-shortening conditions and support their families. The two hospice houses offer specialist symptom and pain management, medically-supported short breaks and end-of-life care, as well as counselling and practical support for the whole family. Our aim is to help every young person - aged from birth to 35 - who visits us from Oxfordshire and surrounding counties, live life to the full....even when that life is short.
Millie is 8 years old and swims with Maxwell Academy, and have just moved up to silver level. She lives with Mum, Dad and big sister, Hannah. A nice lady from Helen and Douglas House recently visited her school, St Maryís in Fairford Leys near Aylesbury, to tell us about the work they do for poorly children.
Millie wants to raise money to help these children, as she knows what it is like to be poorly but get better. She just can't imagine what it would be like to be poorly and never get better.
Millie asked her Mum and Dad if she could raise some money for the children and they said "YES".
In collaboration with her swimming coach - Steve Aldred at The Maxwell Swimming Academy, Millie has decided she would like to do this by swimming 4,000m during the half term holiday.
Millie's 5 point challenge:
1. 1 reason............. To help poorly children
2. 2 houses ~ Helen & Douglas
4. Swim 4,000m (2.48 miles)
5. 5 days to complete the challenge
Thank you for helping Millie help the poorly children
To sponsor Millie, please use the "justgiving" link