COMPETITION AND SOCIAL EVENTS CALENDAR

Feb
8
Sat
Isle of Wight Masters @ Newport, Isle of Wight
Feb 8 all-day
Feb
29
Sat
Swim Wales Masters Long Course inc. GB 1500 @ Wales National Pool
Feb 29 – Mar 1 all-day
Mar
7
Sat
Bracknell 25th Anniversary Meet @ Bracknell Leisure Centre
Mar 7 all-day

Link to Entry Details

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 close on 13 February 2020 (or earlier if full)

Mar
21
Sat
Fareham Nomads Meet @ The Quays
Mar 21 all-day
Mar
27
Fri
Guernsey International Masters @ Beau Sejour Centre
Mar 27 – Mar 29 all-day
Apr
24
Fri
GB Masters Championships @ Ponds Forge
Apr 24 – Apr 26 all-day

Details here

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.

Jul
11
Sat
Inter Club: Spencer vs Mid Sussex Marlins @ HaywardsHeath
Jul 11 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

New Inter Club Swimming Meet for 2020
Spencer vs Mid Sussex Marlins
A couple of years in the forming and the inaugural event will happen in 2020.
We have managed to arrange an event for our club members which will be a no pressure, fun and social competitive meet.
Against Mid Sussex Marlins and held in Haywards Heath, 11th July 2020. We are hoping that a successful first year will lead this to being an annual fun competitive event.
In detail the events will be all strokes over 50 and 100 metres. In each discipline there will be 4 age categories with a beneficial handicap based on age. This will lead to exciting and close races.
We will also run a series of relay races, some of which will hopefully include some of our fun events!!!
After there will be a barbeque, some drinks and chance to socialize with some old and new friends.
It is the intent at this time to arrange for group transport, but this needs to be worked on.
The details:
Date:​​Saturday 11th July 2020
Location:​Haywards Heath
Time:​​c5-8pm
In the first instance we need to start getting levels of interest and names in the frame.
It does not matter what standard you are; you are part of Team Spencer.
Please mail Steve with your statement of interest and importantly date of birth.
More details will follow but in the first instance please mail Steve.

sbaker50@btinternet.com

Many thanks

Stephen Baker
Coach
Spencer Swim Team

Sep
6
Sun
The Spencer Mile @ The Thames
Sep 6 @ 11:00 am

Open Water Mile championship!!!! 2020

It is a race, but it will also be a great day out, with scenery, spectacle, food and drink.
To be held at Oxford in the Thames, start time 11am on Sunday 6th September 2020, this is a straight mile river race. The club will be making awards by 5-year age categories.
We will follow the race with fabulous coffee and cake, other beverages are available.
After that we will meet for a picnic lunch on the banks of the river and whatever river dips take your fancy. Bring the family, the food and the drink.
This is really a fantastic addition to the Spencer calendar and your committee and coach hope for an excellent turn out on the day.
Next year I am very keen to top the 30 mark in terms of members. Suits or skins, you are all welcome.

This year to get the momentum going please mail me direct with your entry. The official website will not be open for a while. I will then make a group booking. Please also confirm your DoB.

Or. Enter when advised by:
https://etchrock.com/challenge/buy-ticket/oxford-classic-mile//spencerswimmers
You can also use the below access code through the normal registration link and this will reveal the ticket.
www.swimoxford.co.uk
Code: spencerswimmers

Please enter soon!!!!
Regards
Steve

Oct
23
Fri
Swim England National Masters @ Ponds Forge
Oct 23 – Oct 25 all-day

 

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.