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Club Champs - No training

There wil be no training for all squads on Friday 23rd, Sunday 25th, and Friday Friday 30th due to club champs... Good luck everyone!!

Peanuts League - Round 2

Well done to all swimmers who competed at the recent Peanuts League:
Flyers came 1st, and the Blue team came 3rd.
The coaches said that there was some great swimming,  and were extremely pleased with the effort everyone put in! 

Josh Foreman - Selected for the Maccabia Games

Congratulations to Josh Foreman for being selected to compete for GB at the Maccabia Games. The Maccabia Games is an international sporting competition that takes place every 4 years in Israel. It will take place from the 5-17th July.  10,000 Jewish athletes from 80 countries take part in 45 sports. Josh has been selected for the junior boys (13-16yrs) GB swimming team. 

Summer Training

Please note that the only sessions to be closed this summer will be the morning ones: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.  The last session will be Saturday 15th July and morning training will recommence Saturday 2nd September.

East Region InterCounties - PBSC Swimmers Selected for the Hertfordshire Team

Congratulations to Noah Cornwell, Emily Lush, Georgina Tallon, David Shipman and Katie Conyers who have all been selected to swim at the East-Region Intercounties on Sunday 2nd July at Luton. 
As part of this squad, they may also be called up for Junior and National Intercounties as well.

A great achievement, and on behalf of the club, WELL DONE! - we are very proud of you!

Hertfordshire County Qualification Times 2018

Hertfordshire County Qualification Times for 2018 can be found here 

J1/J2 Fridays at the Furzefield - Training Times error on website

Please note that there was an error on the training times for J1 and J2 on Fridays at the FF. This has now been corrected. 
On a Friday J1 Swim earlier (6.15 to 7.15) and J2 Swim later (7.15 to 8.15).  J2 need to Swim at the same time as the Learn to Swim group.

My apologies for the confusion.

Potters Bar SC Summer BBQ & Peanuts Presentation - Friday 14th July 2017

All PBSC Swimmers and families are invited to the annual, end of season Summer BBQ which is on Friday 14th July 2017 at The Cricket Club, The Walk, Potters Bar from 7.30pm onwards. There will be a licensed bar and burgers and sausages can be purchased from the BBQ.

During the evening our Peanuts swimmers will be recognised with individual awards so please make every effort to come along and celebrate the achievements of the youngest swimmers in the club. Everyone is welcome so bring along your chairs, picnic rugs and have a fun night!

Volunteers, as well as suitable prizes for the raffle, are required to help make the evening a success. If you can help in any way please see Anita Shipman.

There will be no swimming at the FF from 8.15pm onwards that night. The "Learn to swim" and J1 and J2 sessions will operate as normal.

Furzefield - Update

Please note that the Furzefield are working hard to resolve the challenges with the pool temperature and the water quality. They are having to manually stabilise the temperature due to the failure of the automatic systems, and this is not easy. They are working with their service suppliers to determine costs and timelines for a full repair, and will advise accordingly.

The pool vac has been repaired, and the water quality has improved a lot. The lane ropes have also been repaired, and they will fix the 33m ones ready for when the boom is repaired at the end of the year.

I really appreciate everyone's patience during this period which has obviously created very frustrating training conditions. It hasn't been very pleasant in the pool lately, but this last week has seen stable temperatures, perfect for training in. 

Please could I ask that all questions / complaints regarding conditions at the pool are sent through me to avoid the FF from getting mixed messages, and I will coordinate communications to them.

John Cunningham -

No Training - Bank Holiday Monday

Just a reminder that there is no training for any squads this coming Bank Holiday Monday

East Region Swimming Champs - weekend 2

Good luck to all swimmers competing in Norwich this weekend! Jessica Heesom, Jessica Woodward, Eliza Connery, Joshua Heesom, Benji Refson, Alex Mason, Alfie Francis, Samuel Oakley, Noah Cornwall

London Open Meet - 27th & 28th May

Good luck to all swimmers competing at the London Open meet this weekedn at teh Olympic pool!

Tom Williams Meet - Dunstable 13th May

PBSC had a great team gala last night at Dunstable. There was a great atmosphere and everyone had a fabulous time. Head Coach Wray was really pleased, and has said there were some great swims, especially the relays.

Well done everyone!

Peanuts League Round 1

A Strong Start for the Peanuts League in Round 1 for the Blue Team

Saturday 6 May saw the start of the 2017 Peanuts League with the Blue team swimming at our home pool and finishing strongly on first position in Division 1.

It was a very exciting evening with some fantastic individual and team performances from our young swimmers. A full report can be found here

Flyers also had a strong start finishing second on the night. Again, another exciting evening, with great swims. The full report can be found here

European Masters Record for John Cunningham

John set a new European Masters record for the 50m Fly Long Course in the Dutch Open. He bettered his previous record, setting a time of 26.08, in the 45+ age group... 

East Region Swimming 2017 Long Course Championships, Luton 29th April – 1st May

Well done to all the swimmers who qualified and competed at East Regional LC Championships in Luton over the May Day Bank Holiday weekend. Some great swims, and a great competition! Well done to all swimmers, and the coaches and parents who supported the club throughout the weekend.

A full report can be found here

East Region Swimming Champs

Well done to all our swimmers that competed (and are still competing!) at the East Region swimming champs this weekend and weekend 2, and apols for not updating the website!

There have been some great swims, PB's, and finalists in weekend 1...

Weekend 1: Thomas Stanbury, David Shipman, Adam Martin, James Woodward, James Blount, Tolu Elesin, Kate Andrew, Katie Conyers, Georgina Tallon

Weekend 2: Jessica Heesom, Jessica Woodward, Eliza Connery, Joshua Heesom, Benji Refson, Alex Mason, Alfie Francis, Samuel Oakley, Noah Cornwall

Bank Holiday Monday - 1st May - No Training

No training for all squads this coming Monday as it's Bank Holiday..

British Swimming Champs!

Well done to James and David - some great swims and PB's - what a great experience and an inspiration to our up and coming swimmers! 

I hope everyone had a chance to watch the live stream and enjoy some amazing swims from the like of Adam Peaty, James Guy, Ben Proud, Siobhan-Marie O'Connor, Hannah Miley and many more. The streams are still available on the British swimming website, so please take another look and learn!

Easter Training

There is no training for the squads for the four days from Friday 14th April to  Monday 17th April inclusive. 

Training resumes on Tuesday 18th April.

For Masters, see the Masters page.

Club Champs 2017 - Moving!

Club Champs are moving to the weekends of the 24th June and the 1st July to give the swimmers an end-of-season gala.

More to follow! 

PBSC Volunteers Needed

A number of volunteers in the club have decided to step down this year after a number of years of providing excellent support to our swimmers.
The club need YOUR HELP to keep the club running effectively going forward. The main roles that will need filling are:

  • Club Secretary
  • Membership Secretary
  • Gala Secretary (2 Roles)
  • Gala Promotors (2 or 3 roles)
  • Gala Coordination - this role just needs more support, and can be broken into small tasks

The job descriptions can be found on the PBSC website at the following link:
The more volunteers we get, the easier it is for everyone!
Please respond directly to the club secretary, either via email or phone, for more information on what the roles entail, or confirmation that you'd be able to help.

J1 / J2 Time Swap from Tuesday 7th March

From Tuesday 7th March, the Coaches have asked for J1 and J2 to make the following changes to their training times.
The reason is so that the younger J2 swimmers can swim at the earlier time, which is hoped will encourage them to attend more frequently.
The Venue:
Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday - J1 / J2 swap on all three days - 
J2 will be at the earlier time to 6pm. 
J1 will be at 7pm
Thursday - J1 / J2 swap - 
J2 will be at the earlier time of 6:15 to 7:15
J1 will be at 7:15

Peanut Trials - Sunday 26th February

Advance notice that Peanut trials will be help on Sunday 26th February from 18:15 - 20:15. There will be no training for all squads (including Masters) that day.

More details to follow.....

Leighton Buzzard Development Meet - 11th Feb

Well done to all swimmers that competed at the Leighton Buzzard meet. Please see the write up here

Herts ASA Development weekend

Herts ASA are running a development weekend on the 18/19 February. There are a number of workshops available to coaches and parents, including the following:

ASA Englands Parents Guide to Swimming 18th Feb Herts Sports Village 09.30 till 11.30

UKAD Understanding Drugs in Sport ..... 18th Feb 1.30 till 3.30

Please see this document for more details

Hertfordshire County Championships 2017

Congratulations to all the swimmers who have swum in the Herts County championships 2017 so far. There has been some fantastic swimming and amazing results from this years championships - full report will follow in due course. 

Good luck to all those swimmers who are swimming this weekend in the long distance events and in the exciting finale of the championships - the relays. Have fun and swim fast!

Hertfordshire County Championships 2017

Congratulations to all our swimmers that have qualified for the County Championships 2017, and well done to those that have competed so far! The list of names can be found at this link.

The Venue - Car Park Resurfacing from 30th January

Please be aware that Hertsmere Borough Council intend to carry out resurfacing works to the Civic Office car park from 30th January 2017. We have been informed that this will last for approximately five weeks. During this time, please allow some additional time to park.

J2 - Tuesday Training at the FF - Time change

Please note that J2 will be training at 7pm at the FF on Tuesdays going forward (commencing tomorrow 3rd January). This will allow the club to have two lanes instead of just the one lane.

My apologies for the short notice with this communication.

National Arena League - Round 3 - 10th December

A big congratulations to the two teams that competed at the NASL on the 10th December. Some fabulous swimming from everyone, lots of PB's, and a club record in the Open 100m Fly (SC) from Joel Knight!

The Blue team finished in 5th place on the night, and 6th place overall - this is our best result for a number of years! The full report can be found here.

The Flyers team finished in 6th place on the night. The full report can be found here.

The times and team performances can be found on the "Reports & Results" page

Annual Presentation Evening 2016

Saturday 26th November saw many PBSC swimmers and their families at Mount Grace School for the annual Presentation Evening. It was great to see so many swimmers being awarded their medals from the Club Championships. Well done to all the swimmers and to the recipients of the various squad awards and trophies which were as follows –

P1 Trophy – David ShipmanP2 Trophy – Eliza Connery

J1 Trophy – Jessica Bright

J2 Trophy – Louise Savage

Venue J1 – Ido Gurharash

Venue J2 – Crystal Haxhia

Hurley Trophy – Louise Hughes (Girls) and Matthew Honeyman (Boys)

Peanuts Swimmers – Alex mason (Blue) and Mercy Floate (Jade)

Majors Swimmers – Thomas Stanbury (Blue) and Adam Zeinden (Jade)

Both the Junior and Open Girls Trophies – Jessica Woodward

Both the Junior and Open Boys Trophies – James Woodward

Swimmers Swimmer – James Woodward 

Head Coach Wray announced that Georgina Tallon and Adam Martin, both P1 swimmers as the Club Captains for 2017. We wish them every success in the year ahead.

Thanks must go to those members that donated some fantastic raffle prizes and to the helpers that helped set up,  that ran the bar, the door, the raffle, made and sold cakes, those that cooked the excellent food and those that helped clear up at the end of the night. And thank you to Adi for doing the disco.

 This link takes you to some pictures from the evening.

Christmas Pantomime Trip 2016

PBSC are arranging a trip to the Pantomime on Thursday 29th December. The pantomime is Dick Whittington at Wyllyotts Theatre starting at 5.00pm. The cost will be £14 per child which includes a vanilla ice-cream in the interval. If your child / children would like to go please get the money (cash only in an envelope with the child / children's names) to Anita Shipman or Brenda Heesom as soon as possible (and no later than Sunday 11th December 2016). There are limited seats available and will be allocated when payment is received. On the day, please meet in the foyer at 4.45pm.

2016 East Regional Short Course Championships – 4-6thNovember 2016

Well done to our swimmers who competed at the East Regional 2016 SC Championships in Luton.

Joel Knight, James Woodward, David Shipman, Georgina Tallon, Chloe Jacobs, Adam Martin, James Blount, Jessica Woodward, Katie Conyers, Thomas Stanbury and Rachel Connery all represented Potters Bar over the weekend (4-6thNov). Jessica Heesom and Lauren Andrew also qualified but were unable to swim. The performance of the swimmers is as follows: -

Joel Knight swam in the 1500 coming 5th with 16:07.74.

David Shipman – Qualified for 9 events. David made 3 finals: coming 8th in 100 Breast (1:08.48); 6th in 200 Breast (2:29.60); and 6th in 50 Breast (30.69).

James Woodward – Qualified for 16 events and competed in 8. James made 3 finals winning the Gold medal in 200 Fly (2:07.14); coming 7th in 200 IM (2:12.30); and 6th in the 100 Fly (57.80).

Adam Martin – Qualified for 6 events and had some great swims, achieving PBs in both his 50 and 100 Free; and both the 50 and 100 Fly.

James Blount – Qualified for 3 events and had great swims in his 50 Free, 100 free and 50 Back.

Thomas Stanbury – Qualified for 2 events and had great swims in both his 50 and 200 Back.

Georgina Tallon – Qualified for 6 events. Georgina made the final in 50 Fly coming in 5th (29.14) and achieved PBs in 5 out of her 6 events.

Chloe Jacobs – Qualified for 1 event and had a great swim in the 50 Back.

Jessica Woodward – Qualified for 10 events and competed in 7 including the 100, 200 and 400 IMs and had great swims in her events including a PB of 31.03 in the 50 fly.

Katie Conyers – Qualified for 6 events including the 200 and 400 IMs and achieved a PB of 27.54 in her 50 Free.

Rachel Connery – Qualified for 1 event and had a great swim in the 50 Free.

The Relays of mens 400 Freestyle and 400 Medley; and womens 400 Medley and 400 Free were all extremely exciting races with excellent performances by the Potters Bar teams achieving: 5th out of 16 for mens 400 Free; 6th out of 17 for mens 400 Medley; 10th out of 15 for womens 400 Medley and8th out of 15 for womens 400 Free.

Head Coach Wray said "It is a fantastic to have this number of Potters Bar swimmers qualified and competing at the ASA East Region SC Championships, with some outstanding swims in both the individual and relay events and a great achievement for James to come away with the 1st place trophy for his 200 Fly.”

Some great performances, well done!

The swimmers and their families would like to thank Wray for his support and encouragement over the weekend.

The National Arena League Rd Two – Barking & Dagenham

On Saturday Potters Bar Blue team travelled to Becontree Heath Leisure Centre in Essex to compete in the Second Round of the NAL.
The winners on the night were our hosts Barking & Dagenham, 2nd Leander, 3rd Potters Bar A, 4th Berkhamsted, 5th Wandsworth, 6th Anaconda, 7th Harpenden and 8th Hoddesdon.
Congratulations to our 1st, 2nd & 3rd places on the night who were as follows;
1st places – James Woodward 200m IM & 100m Back Open, Jessica Woodward 100m Breaststroke U13, Alfie Francis 100m Breaststroke U13 and Thomas Stanbury 100m Back U15
2nd places – Joshua Heesom 50m Fly 10/11, Jessica Heesom 100m Back U13 and Jessica Woodward 100m Fly U13
3rd places – Georgina Tallon 100m Fly Open, Adam Martin 100m Fly Open, David Shipman 100m Breaststroke Open, Alex Mason 50m Free 10/11, Jessica Heesom 100m Free U13 and Adam Martin 100m Free Open
2nd places
9 – 11 Boys Free: Joshua Heesom, Charlie Stanbury, Thomas Hooper & Alex Mason
U13 Girls Medley & Free: Jess Heesom, Eliza Connery, Jess Woodward & Justine Sansom
Open Boys Medley: James Woodward, Daryl Mason, David Shipman & James Blount
Open Boys Free: Adam Martin, David Shipman, James Woodward, James Blount, Daniel Rinkoff & Daryl Mason
3rd places
Open Girls Medley: Chloe Jacobs, Kelly Dunn, Georgina Tallon & Katie Conyers
U13 Boys Free: Billy Barber, Noah Cornwell, Benji Refson & Alfie Francis
Open Girls Free: Georgina Tallon, Jess Woodward, Kelly Dunn, Kate Andrew, Chloe Jacobs & Katie Conyers

There were lots of PB’s on the night as well from: - James Woodward, Jade Bentley, Jessica Woodward, Alfie Francis, Thomas Stanbury, Georgina Tallon, Chloe Jacobs, David Shipman, Emily Dunn, Alex Mason and Tolu Elesin
Our Coach Chris said ‘ It was good to see the team achieve a higher position this round and all working together to support one another. Everyone swam really well but a special well done to some swimmers who had moved across from Flyers team: Adam Zeinden, Lilly Blount and James Blount
Thank you to our only J1 official Victoria Francis who had managed to pass her J1 just in time for the second round

PBSC Presentation Evening & Disco - Saturday 26th November 2016

The Annual Awards and Presentation Evening this year is on Saturday 26th November 2016 at Mount Grace School. Doors open at 7pm and the presentations will start at 7.30pm.
This year the evening will commence with a warm welcome to our new families from Hertsmere Flyers, along with the vision of the club going forward.
This is the social event of the year and not to be missed! As a Club we like to celebrate the achievements of our swimmers so on the night there will be presentations to ALL swimmers who competed in this year's Club Championships, individual squad awards, club trophies including Swimmers "Swimmer", the Hurley Trophies, Wray's Award and the Junior and Open Championship awards.
There will be a licensed bar, BBQ and Adi Heesom will be doing the disco! Tickets for this event will be on sale at the information desk on the balcony each Friday evening, priced at £3 each for all attending. Please purchase your tickets in advance as this will assist with the catering arrangements. The evening operates as a fund raiser and there will be a raffle, so any donations for this (wine, chocolates, meal vouchers etc) will be gratefully received!
If you are able to help on the night please let Anita Shipman or another committee member know. The club has had another great year and this is a great opportunity to celebrate the progress the swimmers and club have made so please make every effort to come along to this great social event! We look forward to seeing you there and making this another enjoyable and fun night for our swimmers and their families!

National Arena League Round 1 – Jade Team Report – 8 October 2016

Well done to all of the Jade Team swimmers who competed in the first round of the National Arena League on Saturday 8 October 2016 at Braintree. We were competing against Hertford, Aylesbury & District, Dunmow Atlantis, Verulam, Putteridge Piranhas, and Braintree & Bocking where the standards were very high.

Although the team finished in 7th place this does not do them justice as there were some fantastic performances both in the individuals and relays with numerous PB’s being beaten. We also had swimmers swimming up and age group which was a particularly big leap for those 15 and under girls who swam in the open category for the relays (Ineke Oosterhuis, Harriet Newman and Rachel Vardy). Well done also to Will Farndale who swam up to support the 15 and under boys in their relays.

Very well done to the mens open relay team who achieved an impressive 3rd place in the Medley relay and the 6 x 50m freestyle relay which made a very exciting end to the evening. The teams were as follows:-

Medley relay (James Spence, Adam Colyer, Matthew Honeyman and Joseph Wheeler)

Freestyle relay (Adam Colyer, Matthew Honeyman, Joseph Wheeler, James Spence, Adam Zeinden, and James Blount).

A large number of swimmers achieved PB’s in their Individual races:-
James Blount – Mens open 200m, James Renton – Boys 10/11 50m Backstroke, Charlotte Cork – Girls 13/U 100m Breaststroke, Dillian Attygalle – Boys 13/U Breaststroke, Nathan Martell – Boys 15/U Backstroke, Lilly Blount – Girls 10/11 50m Fly, Elliot Ball – Boys 10/11 50m Fly, Jack Savage – Boys 13/U 100m Backstroke, Harriet Newman – Girls 15/U 100m Fly, Caitlin McCabe – Ladies open 100m Backstroke, James Spence – Mens open 100m Backstroke, Lilly Blount – Girls 10/11 50m Breaststroke, Ineke Oosterhuis – Girls 15/U 100m Freestyle, Amy Webb – Girls 13/U 100m Freestyle, Will Farndale – Boys 13/U 100m Freestyle, Anna Shipman – Girls 15/U 100m Breaststroke and Adam Zeinden – Boys 15/U 100m Breaststroke.

In addition to this, we saw lots of new PB’s in the Freestyle relays:-
Taisiia Sonmez, Tilly Larner, Simone Aramesh, James Renton, Rachel Vardy, Ineke Oosterhuis, Nathan Martell, Lucas Farndale, Adam Zeinden, Amy Webb, Katie Johnson, Jack Savage, Patrick Doran, Will Farndale, Caitlin McCabe, Harriet Newman, Matthew Honeyman, Joseph Wheeler, James Spence, James Blount.

And in the Medley Relays:-
Charlotte Cork, Amy Webb, Patrick Doran, Harriet Newman, Caitlin McCabe, James Spence, Adam Colyer, Matthew Honeyman and Adam Zeinden.

Our Coach on the night was Bronwen who said ‘For the first ever outing in the National Arena League, the B Team produced excellent results with the final 6 x 50m Mens open Freestyle relay finishing the evening off brilliantly! I am very proud of the effort that has been put in this evening.’

Many thanks to Ian Bays and Jay wheeler who were our officials and to all parents for getting their children to Braintree and providing such needed support.

Lastly, Don’t forget to keep 12 November and 10 December free for the following rounds of the League and where possible, get some extra training sessions in to make sure you’re in the best condition for the coming rounds.

The National Arena League Rd One – Watford

On Saturday Potters Bar Blue team travelled to Woodside Leisure Centre in Watford to compete in the first round of the NAL where throughout the night our positioning changed from 6th to 2nd and finally seeing us finish in a comfortable 4th place with 220 pts. The winners on the night were our hosts Watford with 277 pts, Leaner 2nd with 246 pts, Saxon Crown 3rd with 233 pts, Hemel Hempstead 5th with 209 pts, Berkhamsted 6th with 206 pts, Greenwich Royals 7th with 201 pts and Harpenden 8th with 197 pts.
Congratulations to our 1st, 2nd & 3rd places on the night who were as follows;
1st places – Joel Knight 200m IM Open, Alfie Francis 100m Breaststroke & 100m Free U13, Jessica Woodward 100m Fly U13, Jessica Heesom 100m Free U13 and Thomas Stanbury 100m Back U15
U13 Boys Free Rly – Billy Barber, Noah Cornwell, Benji Refson & Alfie Francis
Open Boys Medley Rly – James Woodward, David Shipman, Adam Martin & Daryl Mason
Open Boys Free Rly – Joel Knight, David Shipman, Adam Martin, James Woodward, Daniel Rinkoff & Daryl Mason

2nd places – Jessica Woodward 100m Breaststroke U13, Georgina Tallon 100m Fly Open, James Woodward 100m Fly Open, David Shipman 100m Breaststroke Open and Adam Martin 100m Free Open
9 – 11 Boys Free Rly – Charlie Stanbury, Thomas Hooper, Ethan Howard & Joshua Heesom
U13 Boys Medley Rly – Billy Barber, Alfie Francis, Noah Cornwell & Benji Refson
U13 Girls Free Rly – Jessica Heesom, Eliza Connery, Justine Sansom & Jessica Woodward
3rd places – Joshua Heesom 50m Fly 10/11, Jessica Heesom 100m Back U13, James Woodward 100m Back Open and Katie Conyers 100m Free Open
There were lots of PB’s on the night as well from: - Joel Knight, Jessica Bright, Alfie Francis, James Woodward, Joshua Heesom, Amy Mason, Adam Martin & David Shipman.
Head Coach Wray said “I was very pleased with tonight’s performances from all of our swimmers who had some tough competition in this London League, but I’m sure with some more training in the coming weeks we can achieve a higher position next round”
Thank you to our only J2 official Richard Henderson who gave up his time to help PBSC out at this gala.

PBSC Kit - Counties Hats 2017

If you are interested in having your name on a PBSC Counties Hat for 2017 then please let Brenda Heesom know by texting 07939278942. We have also had a few reports of lost t-shirts and kit over the last week or so and would ask all parents / guardians and swimmers to check they have their own kit. Brenda is often on the balcony on a Friday evening so you can also register your interest in hats then.

Notice  of PBSC AGM - Thursday 3rd November 2016

All PBSC members are advised that the AGM will take place at the FF starting at 8.30pm and are invited to attend. At the AGM we will be looking to elect the new committee to take the club forward in 2016 / 2017. The club are looking for new committee members to help the club progress and some important roles including Club secretary and the Club Treasurer need to be filled. if you are interested in standing for a position then please email for a nomination form.

Club Championships - Session 3 and 4 results

The second weekend of the annual Club Championships brought more great results and valuable racing experience for all of the club's swimmers. The highly prestigious parent and child race was won by James and Darren Woodward who produced a great race for the supporters on the balcony. A big thank you to all volunteers and officials as the Championships could not have been run without your help, parents for supporting your swimmers and lastly a big well done to all swimmers who participated this year.

Session 3 Results

Session 4 Results

Friday 30th September

Brenda Heesom will be collecting PBSC t/shirts again this weekend if anyone would like to have their name printed on the front for a fee of £5. The print company have assured us they will be back by next Friday. Also a few people have promised to bring along raffle prizes for tomorrow evening (Saturday 1st October) which Brenda will be happy to collect on the door tonight.

Club Championships - Session 2 results

Session 2 produced more exciting races with PBSC swimmers competing in the 200m Freestyle events followed by the Medley Skins. Once again the Medley Skins produced some very close finishes before Jessica Woodward and David Shipman came out as the winners of the event. Well done to all swimmers that participated and thanks to the army of volunteers and officials that made the night run smoothly.

Session 2 results

Club Championships - Session 1 results


Last night we had some fantastic swimming in session 1 of the Club Championships. The support from the balcony for the swimmers was also excellent and made a great atmosphere. Well done to all swimmers and thank you to all officials and volunteers .


Session 1 Results

PBSC Club Championships - Friday 23rd and Sun 25th September 2016


Good luck to all PBSC Swimmers participating in the Club Championships being held over the weekend. This is a "sign in" event so all swimmers / parents and guardians are reminded that they must sign in at the desks in the foyer to confirm that they will be swimming in each event. Therefore please make sure that you arrive in good time to do so as we are keen to avoid having any disappointed swimmers. Sign in Times are as follows: -

Friday 23rd September 2016 - Sign in opens at 5.45pm and closes at 6.10pm

Sunday 30th September 2016 - Sign in opens at 5.45pm and closes at 6.15pm

Please also note that there is no Squad or "Learn  to Swim" Sessions on these evenings.

Bee Allen Cup report- 17th September 2016


Very well done to all the Jade Team swimmers from PBSC who competed in the Bee Allen Trophy at Milton Keynes on Saturday 17th September. On the night we were against teams from Reading, Dunstable and Leighton Buzzard. Whilst the Jane Team were short on numbers, there were some great performances with many swimmers swimming up an age group and competing in a number of different races. At the end of the evening Potters Bar were joint third place with Reading, behind Dunstable in second place and Leighton Buzzard in first place.Very well done to our first, second and third places as follows –


1st Places –Maya Spence – Open 100m IM, Caitlin McCabe – 15 and Under 100m Backstroke, Patrick Doran – 11 and Under 50m Freestyle & Benji Refson – 13 and Under 100m Freestyle


2nd Places – Luke Martell – 11 and Under 50m Backstroke, Benji Refson -13 and Under 100m Breaststroke, Maya Spence – Open 100m Butterfly, Ineke Oosterhuis– 15 and Under 100m Butterfly, Adam Zeinden – 15 and Under 100m Butterfly, Patrick Doran – 11 and Under 50m Breaststroke, Yasmin Wheeler – 13 and Under 100m Butterfly & Matthew Honeyman – 15 and Under 100m Freestyle


3rd Places – Wray Shewell-Cooper – Open 100m IM, Matthew Honeyman – Open 100m Butterfly

Harrison Cork – 11 and Under 50m Butterfly, Oscar Eagle – 13 and Under 100m Backstroke, James Spence – Open 100m Backstroke, Oscar Eagle – 13 and Under 100m Butterfly, Leah Refson – 15 and Under 100m Freestyle, Anna Shipman – Open 100m Breaststroke & Rachel Connery – Open 100m Freestyle


And relay teams as follows : –

Boys 13 and Under Medley Relay ( Callum Tilly, Benji Refson, Oscar Eagle and Henry Follet)

Girls 15 and Under Freestyle Relay (Caitlin McCabe, Anna Shipman, Sophia Zeinden and Leah Refson)

Boys 15 and Under Freestyle Relay (Benji Refson, Adam Zeinden, Nathan Martell and Matthew Honeyman)

Ladies Open Medley Relay (Anna Shipman, Maya Spence, Rachel Connery and Ineke Oosterhuis)

Boys 13 and Under Freestyle Relay (Oscar Eagle, Callum Tilly, Henry Follet and Benji Refson)

Girls 15 and Under Medley Relay (Sophia Zeinden, Anna Shipman, Ineke Oosterhuis and Caitlin McCabe)

Ladies Open Freestyle Relay (Maya Spence, Leah Refson, Ineke Oosterhuis and Rachel Connery)


Head Coach Wray said ‘The whole team gave 110% tonight and I am very pleased with their performance. There were some great swims. Many of the swimmers had to swim up an age group and they held their own against stiff competition. I am very happy with tonight’s performance’


Many thanks to Jay Wheeler who was our official timekeeper for the evening.

Eric Eady Trophy Report - 17th September

The PBSC Blue Team finished in a fantastic 1st place ( 196pts ) after an exciting gala at Southbury Road, Enfield  in the Eric Eady Trophy with great determination against very strong opposition from Enfield SS Purple ( 188.5pts ), Enfield SS White ( 184pts ), Enfield SS Blue ( 183pts ), Anaconda ( 152.5pts ) & Haringey Aquatic ( 144pts ).

Our top performers on the night were: -

1st places- Joshua Heesom, Jessica Woodward, Emily Dunn, Tolu Elesin, 9 – 11 Boys Medley Relay which included Charlie Stanbury, Elliot Ball, Josh Heesom and Ethan Howard, 12 – 13 Boys Free Relay which included Billy Barber, Noah Cornwell, Jack Savage and Alfie Francis and the Open Boys Free Relay which included Joel Knight, Adam Martin, James Woodward and David Shipman.

2nd places- Joel Knight, Charlie Stanbury, Alfie Francis, Thomas Stanbury, Jessica Heesom, James Woodward, Katie Conyers, 9 – 11 Boys Free Relay which included Charlie Stanbury, Ethan Howard, Elliot Ball and Josh Heesom, 12 – 13 Girls Medley Relay which included Jess Heesom, Jess Woodward, Eliza Connery and Emily Dunn, Open Boys Medley Relay which included James Woodward, David Shipman, Adam Martin and Joel Knight and the 12 – 13 Girls Free Relay which included Jessica Heesom, Eliza Connery, Emily Dunn and Jess Woodward.

3rd places –Georgina Tallon, Daniel Rinkoff, Chloe Jacobs, Elliot Ball, David Shipman, Adam Martin, 12 – 13 Boys Medley Relay; Billy Barber, Alfie Francis, Noah Cornwell and Jack Savage, 14 – 15 Free Relay which included Tolu Elesin, Thomas Stanbury, Joshua Foreman and Daniel Rinkoff, Open Girls Medley Relay which included Chloe Jacobs, Kelly Dunn, Georgina Tallon and Katie Conyers, 14 – 15 Boys Medley Relay which included Joshua Foreman, Tolu Elesin, Thomas Stanbury and Daniel Rinkoff and the Open Girls Free Relay which included Georgina Tallon, Kelly Dunn, Chloe Jacobs and Katie Conyers.

There were lots of PB’s on the night as well from: - Jessica Bright, Eliza Connery, James Woodward, Jessica Woodward, Daniel Rinkoff, Olivia Poynton, Elliot Ball, Jack Savage and Joshua Foreman.

Chris Andrew, PBSC Coach “It was a great team performance with some good early season swims in both individuals and relays. This is a great start to the new season and we have an exciting time ahead with the National Arena League fast approaching”

PBSC off to a "flying" start winning the Eric Eady Trophy and 3rd in The Bee Allen Cup.

Last night saw over 50 PBSC swimmers taking part in our first competitive events of the new season. The PBSC Blue Team travelled to Southbury Road, Enfield to compete in The Eric Eady Trophy and came out as victors in a very exciting gala. The PBSC Jade Team competed in The Bee Allen Cup at Milton Keynes where they finished in 3rd place, another excellent result.
We are awaiting the processing of our swimmers times but early indications are that they have recorded some great early season times. More importantly it was a great night of fun and exciting racing for all and some great team bonding took place. We can now look forward to the forthcoming National Arena Swimming League 2016 and as this is fast approaching we are encouraging all swimmers to add in a few extra sessions over the next few weeks.

Four PBSC swimmers called up by Herts ASA for National Inter-County

Well done to Jessica Woodward, Alfie Francis, David Shipman and James Woodward who have received selection invites to represent Hertfordshire ASA  at the National Inter-County gala being held in Sheffield on the weekend of 22nd and 23rd of October 2016. Again this is great news for the swimmers and the club. The PBSC Coaching Team is delighted that we are regularly placing swimmers on the County team, which is as a direct result of the hard work and commitment that our swimmers are making.

The Eric Eady Trophy and the Bee Allen Cup

Next weekend sees PBSC field two competitive teams as part of our preparations for the forthcoming National Arena Swimming League 2016. These gala's are our first competitive event of the new season and will see around 50 of our swimmers participating and it will be great to see our swimmers back in action after the summer recess. PBSC has a great reputation for supporting our swimmers in the pool so let's continue that by having great vocal support for our swimmers from our supporters in the balcony. It is well known that the great support helps lift the performance of our athletes so lets keep this up this season.

PBSC Land Training Sessions

We have re-started the Land training sessions at the Hatfield Performance Gym (P1 only) and at the FF (P1, P2) for which there are still some places available for interested swimmers. The PBSC Coaching Team are interested in developing a Sunday evening session for swimmers in J1, J2 so if you are interested please email Coach Chris on

County Honours for four PBSC Swimmers

Jessica Heesom. Jessica Woodward, Joshua Heesom and Alfie Francis have been selected to represent Hertfordshire ASA on Sunday 18th September in the Junior-Inter County Gala. This is a fantastic achievement for the swimmers and for the club. Well done to Jessica H, Jessica W, Joshua and Alfie.

Morning Training at the Furzefield

The morning training sessions on Tuesday's and Thursday's that are open to swimmers in P1, P2, J1 and J2 have re-started this last week and have seen a good turn out from our swimmers. The PBSC Coaches encourage all swimmers to participate in these sessions and would be delighted to see more swimmers come along.

Hoddesden Open Meet

We are preparing a club entry into the 4th Hoddesdon SC County Qualifier Open Meet which will be held on 19th & 20th November 2016 at The Venue, Borehamwood. Invitations with details have been emailed to swimmers in all squads. If you have not received your email invitation, please email Tina Stanbury on .

Closing date for Potters Bar Swimming Club entries is Sunday 11th September 2016, and no late entries will be accepted.

PBSC fielding two teams in the National Arena Swimming League 2016

As part of the development of the club's competitive swimming programme we will have two teams competing in this years National Arena Swimming League. The National Arena Swimming League has over 400 clubs from around the country competing in six different leagues and the PBSC Teams will be in Division 1 and Division 3 of the London League. The league consists of three rounds and will see our swimmers competing against some of the strongest clubs in the London area. This is an exciting development for the club and will provide a high octane swimming experience for an additional 30 or so PBSC swimmers. See the Club diary page for the dates of each round. As part of our preparations for the National Arena Swimming League we have two teams competing on Saturday 17th September 2016 in the Eric Eady Trophy and the Bee Allen Cup.

The PBSC Coaching Team is encouraging all PBSC Swimmers to make that extra effort to fit in additional sessions come the start of the new season on September 1st so that we are well prepared for the National Arena Swimming League 2016.

PBSC is always on the look out for new members so if you are interested why not give us a call.

PBSC Land Training Programmes

1) P1 & P2 at the Furzefield on Friday evenings - 7pm to 8pm - We are looking to re-start this session on Friday 9th September and any swimmers interested in attending should email Coach Chris via to register their interest. Cost is likely to be around £30 for 10 sessions, and will be confirmed once numbers are known.

2) P1 Land Training at the Hatfield Performance Centre - There are a few places left for this programme which is open to P1 swimmers only and will re-start on Friday 9th September between 6pm and 7pm. If you are interested please email Coach Chris via Cost is likely to be in the region of £100 for 10 sessions.

3) We would like to ascertain if swimmers from P1, P2 & J1 would be interested in a land training session on a Sunday evening between 5pm and 6pm prior to their swimming session. The cost would be in the region of £30 for 10 sessions. If this may interest you please register your interest by emailing Coach Chris at

PBSC Club Championship 2016 - Closing date for entries - September 10th 2016

All PBSC swimmers are reminded to submit their Club Championship entries as soon as possible. Full details are on the Club Championships page of the website accessed by clicking on the tab above. Also remember to enter the parent & child relay which once again is likely to be the "blue ribbon" event of the Championships, current favourites being James and Darren Woodward.

News Archive - up to 2016 Season