Maxwell Open Meet - 7th & 8th December 2013
The Warm Up and Session times are now confirmed as shown below:
Session 1 Warm up: 8.20am Sign in closes at: 8.45am Competition starts: 9.30am
Session 2 Warm up: 1.20pm Sign in closes at: 1.45pm Competition starts at: 2.30pm
Session 3 Warm up: 8.20am Sign in closes at: 8.45am Competition starts: 9.30am
Session 4 Warm up: 1.20pm Sign in closes at: 1.45pm Competition starts at: 2.30pm
Please note: Entry for swimmers and spectators will not be before 7.50am.
Training changes Dec / Jan 2013
Dear Swimmers and Parents,
Please see attachment for details of changes to training in December and for the Christmas and New
If you have any queries regarding these, please speak with your Coach.
Maxwell Open Meet L2 18th and 19th Jan 2014
(including Maxwell Member entry form)
Maxwell Members Only
Liz Drew to receive entries and payment by 9pm Monday 25th November 2013.
Inter-Counties News - Maxwell Achievement
Six Maxwell swimmers were selected to be part of a 26 strong team representing the best of swimmers
in the County of Oxfordshire and North Bucks. The team, coming from 6 clubs in the County, travelled to
Sheffield to take part in the British Gas National County Team Championships held in the prestigious
39 Counties were competing at this exciting annual event. 20 teams in Div 1 and 19 teams in Div 2
created a great day of competition and healthy rivalry.
Liam O’Brien, David Witham, George Manser,Harry Maishman, Sebastian Nicholls and Abbie Haward
competed in individual events and relays to help notch up the magnificent total of
338 points as Oxon and North Bucks stormed into 8th place after promotion from Division 2 just back in
2011. Maxwell’s Marc Sparkman also represented ONB as County Coach.
Bletchley Invitational Meet 12th Jan 2014
Liz Drew to receive entry no later than 8pm 28th October 2013.
Northampton Swimming Club Ltd Winter Festival Open Meet L1
Fri 20th, Sat 21st and Sun 22nd December 2013
At Corby East Midlands, International Swimming Pool
Liz Drew to receive entry no later than 8pm 28th October 2013.
Abingdon Vale Winter Meet 4th and 5th January 2014
All ages 9+
All events from 50m-200m
Marc Spackman appointed ONB County Coach
We are delighted to advise that Marc has taken on the role of ONB County Coach. This does not impact
on his role at Maxwell in any way and is indicative of the impression made by Marc since moving to the
Marc will lead the ONB County Team next month at the annual Inter County Gala at Ponds Forge in
Sheffield on 20 October, the day after the Lincoln Vulcans Meet which a large squad of Maxwell
swimmers are competing in the day before at the same venue.
We would also like to congratulate Maxwell swimmers Sebastian Nicholls, Harry Maishman,George
Manser,Liam O'Brien and Abbie Haward who have been selected to represent the ONB County Team at
the gala . Well done all!
Aylesbury training and squads only from 17th June 2013
To simplify the details, this schedule covers Aylesbury training and squads only. There are no changes
These changes take affect from Monday 17 June 2013.
The emails sent out say “has been placed within the [name of squad]” - this wording has been used as
not all swimmers have moved squads. It may be that your child will remain in the same squad,
dependant on the evaluation of the criteria.
If you have queries or questions about the squad changes please direct these to your child’s coach in
the first instance.
The academy squads in Aylesbury have become Academy Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3.
Sprint squad are invited to train with Performance Squad - Sprint Squad can train two evenings per
week (except Monday night) and any morning sessions.
ASA Stroke Standards and skills development links
Please see following link to ASA site (as recommended by Marc) detailing stroke standards.
The attached records have been updated to take account of swims at the October Maxwell Meet and
now also include relays and open water swims for the first time. Those broken and new to this edition
are highlighted in red. 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, especially
where anyone has knowledge of which swimmers took part in the relays where these details in the
records I have researched are not given. The records are up to date as far as I am aware, but if you
know different I can update them following the receipt of a "claim" on a record, which should be sent to
me, specifying the details of the event concerned, the date it was achieved and the new record time. I
shall verify any claims received and update the Club Records accordingly. To be sure of inclusion all
records need to be "claimed".
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.
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
YOU can raise money for Maxwell by simply changing your buying habits. We are busy setting up an
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get paid a bonus. But - we will be clearing out our stock so while we are in transition were going to ask
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