Performance Camp for Junior and Senior Squads, Crystal Palace 27–31 October

During this October half term we are running a 5 day training programme specifically to learn and develop what it takes to be a performance swimmer – How can you achieve your Peak Performance?

With an eye firmly on Beckenham Rising Stars, Saxon Crown and Surreys – Leander SC have teamed up with Kingston Royals SC to create our own ‘Talent Camp’. This will be an opportunity to mix and train with swimmers from another club to learn something new, to experience a team environment and enjoy the social interaction between competitive club swimmers. We are confident that the programme will bring a positive outcome to both our swimmers and coaches alike.
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Changes to Counties and Nationals

British swimming have announced plans for a new British Summer Championships which will take place from 2015, and will replace the current National Championships system. No specific details have been divulged, but it has been confirmed that there will be no qualifying times. Instead the qualification will be by achieving a top-24 GB ranking within a specified qualification period, and ages will be as of 31st December.

British Swimming piece on the new national system.

Reflecting the new approach, Surrey County ASA have made changes for the 2015 competition: details in a consultation document (although the consultation has been closed for a while).

Surreys 2015 details.

Competition Skills Camp for Bronze, Silver and Gold

27 – 31st October Ernest Bevin College

Leander Coaching Team will be running a Competition Skills Camps this October half term for Development Squad swimmers to develop and hone their competitive drills. We will cover pre and post work out, race routines, injury prevention, stretching, land conditioning, principles of warm up, recovery and many more techniques.

This 5 day course is open to swimmers in Bronze, Silver and Gold squads looking to improve their competitive swimming and build a pathway to our Performance Squad.


  • Monday 27th October Front Crawl and streamlining
  • Tuesday 28th October Back Stroke and tumble turns
  • Wednesday 29th October Breaststroke and turns
  • Thursday 30th October Butterfly and dives
  • Friday 31st October Individual Medley, IM turns, relay turns

Cost: £20 per day or £60 for the full 5 days booked in advance.

To reserve your place please contact Fiona by email quoting DSC at

MK League promotion at first attempt!

MKRd3Leander juniors came a very close second in the final of the Milton Keynes League at Aylesbury on Saturday 13 September, and achieved promotion to the first division next season. Our 218 points was only 7 points less than the very accomplished winners, Wantage White Horses.

Of the 49 events, Leander was first in 13 and second in a further 12 among much stronger teams than in earlier rounds. Crucially we achieved our number one objective of no disqualifications and therefore every swimmer contributed to the result.

Well done all swimmers and coaches and thanks to Caroline in particular for organising and running the competition for the club.

Our individual race winners were Sandor, Mia, Jack B, Charlotte C, Jordan, Jacob T, Bella H and Kirsten.

Club Champs

The Club Champs will take place on Sun 12th October, Sun 19th October, Sun 9th November, Sat 15th November, Sun 16th November and Sun 7th December.

Please could all squad swimmers enter as many events as they can – the club champs are a friendly (and cheap -£1 per entry) way of getting official times that can then be used for entering other galas through the rest of the season including the Surrey County Champs. Please enter using the online form – one entry can cover all the different days.

See details in the gala list.

Welcome back!

Squad training started on Tuesday 2nd Sept. The first Academy lessons are on Wednesday 10th Sept.
Details on squad pages and in the calendar – please note that following a review of the first week of training the club has needed to make a few changes to accommodate the new squad structures and numbers.