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Oxon County Champs 2015
Information on home page

National Arena Swimming League Division 1

Results from Guildford 11th Oct here and on home page

Swim Shop Link
Here and flyer and new button on home page

Bletchley Invitational Meet 19/10/14
Accepted entries and details on home page

WDSC 18th Oct Meet
Accepted entries and details on home page

Rushmoor 25/26th Oct Meet
Accepted entries and details on home page

Maxwell Lev 3 October Meet Results
On home page and here

Club Records updated
On home page and here

New competition schedule
link here and on home page LHS

New Training Timetable
Link here

Future Maxwell Meets
Diary dates
6/7 December 2014 Level 3
14/15 March 2015 or Jan 17/18 Jan 2015 Level 2 (dependent on counties date)
27/28 Jun 2015 Level 3
3/4 Oct 2015 Level 2
5/6 Dec 2015 Level 3

New Link added to ASA code of Ethics

Swim 21
Link to new ASA Code of Ethics here

Link added onto homepage for Wavepower 2012-15. This can be found at the link & consists of 6 sections.

Details regarding Bagcats


First Meet Guidance
document here

Policies added
Dataprotection here
Guidance for Supervision and Evacuation Policy here
Constitution here

Maxwell Swim Club
Oxfordshire & North Bucks Premiere Swim Team - Top Club in the County 7 years running
Club Blog
Support Your Swimmer(s) & their Club - Official's Training

Dear Member
We are writing to provide you with an update following our email of 30th September 2014.

Thank you to those parents who very quickly emailed Ally Brewer and volunteered to attend the Judge 1 (J1) Course in Milton Keynes. We hope that Maxwell Swim Club is now taking the first steps towards being able to provide our own officials at Open Meets and Galas. However, we do need more officials! As previously mentioned it is becoming increasingly common that we, as a club, are asked to provide officials so that our swimmers may be accepted at other meets. This is frequently a challenge! Please do not embarass us as a club by entering meets independently unless specifically advised to do so by the squad coach or head coach. Receiving an email from another club requesting officials for a meet we are not scheduled to attend is quite a surprise! If we fail to meet their request Maxwell SC may be prevented from entering in the future.

As you know Maxwell SC hosts four Open Meets each year. Our Open Meets have been developed over many years to provide an excellent opportunity for swimmers from Maxwell and surrounding clubs (some not so local!) to compete in a superb 25m competition pool. Recent Maxwell Open Meets have been licensed at Level 3 providing good competition and great racing. However, we would like to aim to include, in the future, a Level 2 meet in our annual programme to provide 'home-based' competition for all our swimmers in all 'their events' and attract other clubs thus improving our preparation for county, regional and national competitions.

In order to achieve this Maxwell SC needs more officials trained to Judge 2 (J2). We need more of you to train as J1 and then continue to J2! So if you are already a J1 please consider continuing with your training. All the details regarding training requirements may be found on Oxon & North Bucks ASA website  - or by contacting Ally Brewer by email

Current courses include:
J1 Courses
Part 1 Abingdon - 23rd October
Part 2 MK - 28th November
Oxford area TBC

J2 Courses
Part 1 - 2nd November 2014 at Kidlington (AM)
Part 2 - (trainees from April Course) - 16th Nov 2014 Kidlington (AM)
Part 1 - 12th April 2015 at Kidlington (AM)
Part 2 - 14th June 2015 at Kidlington (AM)
Part 1 - 20th September 2015 at Kidlington (AM)

If you have any questions or ideas please contact a member of the committee.
Thank you again for your help and support.
Maxwell Committee

Oxon N Bucks ASA - County Championships - 11th Jan to 15th Feb 2015

Boy's qualification times here
Boy's entry form here
Girl's qualification times here
Girl's entry form here
Revised 17/10 ... Promoter's conditions here
Programme of events here
Boy's Multi Disability Entry form here
Girl's Multi Disability Entry form here
Promoter's supplementary conditions here

National Arena Swimming League Division 1

Results from The Spectrum, Guildford 11/10/14 here

Bletchley Swim Club Invitation Meet - 19/10/2014

The gala is being held at the Bletchley Leisure Centre MK2 2HQ

The Leisure Centre has a multi-story car park so there should be ample parking for all, however if the car park does get full there is a free long term car park approx. 5 mins walk away at Bletchley Library in Westfield Road (MK2 2RA).

Swimmers need to sign in for each session. The signing in table will be located just outside of the canteen and will close 45 mins before each Session Start Time.

Session 1 - Warm Up 8:25am - Start 9:30am (approx. finish 11:15am)
Session 2 - Warm Up 11:30am - Start 12:30pm (approx. finish 2:10pm)
Session 3 - Warm Up 2:30pm - Start 3:30pm (approx. finish 5:15pm)

Whipping will be on poolside to ensure a good atmosphere is maintained and to maximize the rest time between swimmers races.

Accepted entries here
Meet information here

Wycombe District Swim Club
Oct BC Meet 2014 - 18th Oct 2014

Accepted entries here
Session times here

Rushmoor Royals : 11th Autumn Open Meet - 25th & 26th October 2014

Accepted entries here
Information and session times here

Maxwell Level 3 Meet 4/5th Oct 2014 Results

Please find results for the level 3 October Maxwell Meet below and on Meet Mobile.
Zip file here
PDF file here

Provisional dates for future Maxwell Meets

Maxwell Level 3 Meet - 6th-7th Dec 2014

These dates are in planning and may change ...
Maxwell Level 2 Meet - 14th-15th March 2015 (if counties are in late Feb),
                                      else Jan 17-18 Jan 2015 (if counties are not in late Feb).
Maxwell Level 3 Meet - 27th-28th Jun 2015
Maxwell Level 3 Meet - 3rd-4th Oct 2015
Maxwell Level 3 Meet - 5th-6th Dec 2015

New Head Coach Appointed
Dear Maxwell Member
I am very excited to be able to tell you our news.
After a very thorough interview process starting back in May, involving over 30 very high class applicants, we are delighted to announce that we have appointed Lisa Atkinson to be our new Head Coach.
Lisa will be joining us from her current club, Satellites of Macclesfield where as head coach she has developed outstanding swimming programmes all the way through the club up to National medal winners, in both the able bodied and disability branches of our sport. Lisa’s contribution to her club and swimmers has been recognized when earlier this year she won the coveted Coach of the Year, Awarded for the Cheshire East Region. Just last week Lisa went on to win Coach of the Year for the whole of Cheshire!
Lisa’s record as a swim coach has been noticed by the Great Britain Swimming team where she has been invited to attend overseas talent camps for elite GB swimmers and work alongside GB level coaches including Fred Furniss. With a first class honours degree in Sports Science and an MSc in Exercise and Sports Science, Lisa brings a wealth of scientific knowledge with her to support her practical hands on experience of developing great swimmers, mentoring and supporting coaches and building and developing swimming clubs.
Lisa commented “I am very excited to be joining the Maxwell Swim Club and work with some fantastic swimmers and coaches. I look forward to building upon Maxwell’s proud history and further developing the clubs reputation as a competitive swimming club.”
The Maxwell committee will be organizing opportunities for you all to meet Lisa and we are delighted that Lisa will be joining our club ready for the new season at the beginning of September.
Maxwell Committee

Training Timetable 2014
Please see attached file for latest training timetable

Maxwell Club Records
(Updated 19/9/14)

The attached records have been updated to the end of last season 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.   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.

Ray Martin -

ASA Stroke Standards and skills development links
Please see following link to ASA site (as recommended by Marc) detailing stroke standards.
Or alternatively here

Backstroke Start here
Backstroke Breakout here
Freestyle Start here
Freestyle Start2 here
Freestyle breakout here

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 online swimshop. There will be a transition period while that is fully launched. In the meantime, when you buy anything from Proswimear, using this link, not only will you get a 10% discount but the Club will get paid a bonus. But - we will be clearing out our stock so while we are in transition were going to ask you to help us by checking if we might have it first. Thanks for understanding while we get it running.

Easy Fundraising Link

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An Easy Way To Raise Funds
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Maxwell Competition Schedule

Click here for the latest comp schedule.
(Version 19/9/14)