COMPETITION AND SOCIAL EVENTS CALENDAR

Oct
25
Fri
Swim England Short Course Championships, Sheffield @ Ponds Forge
Oct 25 – Oct 27 all-day

Details & qualifying times available nearer the event

Nov
9
Sat
Spencer Fun Gala, AGM & Awards evening @ Putney Leisure Centre
Nov 9 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

After last year’s success, this year’s AGM will be preceded by a fun gala at Putney leisure centre which promises to be an action packed fun and competitive swim session.

We’ll then go to Putney Tennis Club to have the meeting where we announce the new committee, give out the much deserved awards and discuss club issues. Most importantly of course there will be an exciting array of FOOD.

Look forward to seeing as many of you there as possible!

Nov
23
Sat
Barnet 1500 @ Barnet Copthall Pools
Nov 23 @ 3:30 pm – Nov 24 @ 7:30 pm

Swim 1500 in the new Barnet Pool. Event is on Sat 23 November and Sun 24 November. Choose the Saturday if you can.

Link to details

Dec
7
Sat
Spencer Christmas Party
Dec 7 @ 8:00 pm – 11:45 pm
Jan
18
Sat
South East Region Long Course Masters Championships @ K2
Jan 18 – Jan 19 all-day
Mar
7
Sat
Bracknell 25th Anniversary Meet @ Bracknell Leisure Centre
Mar 7 all-day

https://www.bwscswim.org.uk/open-meets/masters-open-meets/?fbclid=IwAR1ieVtBi-R7Cun89dJ8Yqwy_74xtQMagEmy0rYvEI7U0FCnL6ZPj8xHKJ0

Key features

Short Course at Bracknell Leisure Centre.
Afternoon and evening session
50s, 100s and 200s all strokes and 100 and 200 IM
120+, 160+ and 200+ 4x25m freestyle and medley relays
Special anniversary event – 25 x 25m cannon relay

Entries open 1 September 2019 and close on 13 February 2020 (or eearlier if full)
Link to on-line entry system from 1 December 2019

May
30
Sat
LEN European Masters Aquatics Championships @ Dagaly Complex
May 30 – Jun 6 all-day

LEN website
Link to qualifying times
Open Water Swimming
Lupa Lake Day 1 – Saturday 30/05 2020 – 10.00 h
Five (5) km Men and Women
Day 2 – Sunday 31/05 2020 – 09.00 h
Three (3) km Men and Women
Swimming – Duna Arena
Day 1 in Swimming Monday 01/06 2020 – 08.00 h
01) 800m Freestyle Men
02) 800m Freestyle Women
03) 4x50m Medley Men
04) 4x50m Medley Women
Day 2 in Swimming Tuesday 02/06 2020 – 08.00 h
05) 200m Freestyle Women
06) 200m Freestyle Men
07) 50m Breaststroke Women
08) 50m Breaststroke Men
09) 100m Butterfly Women
10) 100m Butterfly Men
Day 3 in Swimming Wednesday 03/06 2020 – 08.00 h
11) 200m Breaststroke Men
12) 200m Breaststroke Women
13) 50m Freestyle Men
14) 50m Freestyle Women
15) 100m Backstroke Men
16) 100m Backstroke Women
17) 4x50m Medley Mixed
Day 4 in Swimming Thursday 04/06 2020 – 08.00 h
18) 200m Ind. Medley Women
19) 200m Ind Medley Men
20) 400m Freestyle Women
21) 400m Freestyle Men
22) 4x50m Freestyle Women
23) 4x50m Freestyle Men
Day 5 in Swimming Friday 05/06 2020 – 08.00 h
24) 200m Backstroke Men
25) 200m Backstroke Women
26) 50m Butterfly Men
27) 50m Butterfly Women
28) 100m Freestyle Men
29) 100m Freestyle Women
30) 4x50m Medley Mixed
Day 6 in Swimming Saturday 06/06 2020 – 08.00 h
31) 200m Butterfly Women
32) 200m Butterfly Men
33) 50m Backstroke Women
34) 50m Backstroke Men
35) 100m Breaststroke Women
36) 100m Breaststroke Men

Useful info:
The location for the pool swimming is the Duna Arena, Dagaly Beach, address:
1138 Budapest XIII. kerület
Népfürdő utca 36.
Hungary
This is on the banks of the Danube by Arpad hid, slightly north of the city.
(Hid = Bridge, utca, pronounced utsa = Street, the complex is on Nepfurdo street.) You can easily see this on google maps if you search for Duna Arena.
There are 2 x 50m indoor racing pools and 1x50m outdoor pool, which may be used for warm up. There are 2 further outdoor racing pools on Margaret Island which is very close, if numbers require extra facilities. For the 2017 Worlds, they used all 4 pools, but we were done by lunchtime, so this will not be planned for the Europeans.
The pool is north of the city and there is not much happening around there. However if you want to focus exclusively on swimming, there is a nice hotel about a mile away and also a small apartment.
Hotel = Danubias Hotel Helia. https://www.booking.com/hotel/hu/helia.en-gb.html
Apartment = google search “apartment nepfurdo” and it will come up on various booking sites.
Metro Line 3 goes to Forgach utca which is a short walk to the pool, and there are also buses that stop outside, numbers 15 and 115 from the city.

The hotel that some of us stayed in for the Worlds was NH Budapest City, which was convenient for both Duna and Margaret Island by bus, but it now seems rather expensive (£1500 for a week). Apartments seem much better value. HomeAway, AirBnB and booking.com are possible booking sites.

Lupa Lake is about 20 mins drive North of the Duna Arena.

 

Spencer Swim Team has a strong history of success and we compete locally, nationally and internationally throughout the year. We have often won the Cupar Cup for the Top Team at the GB Long Course nationals and have a number of World, European and British records for relays across the age groups. For advice on entering meets feel free to make contact with coaches, colleagues or the Team Manager.