Welcome to Bottisham Swimming Club!

We are a friendly and competitive swimming club based just north of Cambridge, with about 100 swimmers aged between 8 and 21. We train at Bottisham and Impington Sports Centres, and compete at galas throughout the eastern region and beyond.

Our latest news appears below, or please click on the links for more information. Swimmers and parents please also check the board at Bottisham for latest news!

Club Champs 2018 – session 1

Congratulations and well done to the ten girls who took on the 800m freestyle and the six boys who took on the 1500m freestyle on Monday night at Impington during the first session of this year’s club champs. Of those sixteen swimmers, eight had swum the same event before, and every single one of those managed a significant PB this year – brilliant work!

The races were remarkably close considering the distances, and here are the results:

Girls’ 800m: age 12/13 – Gold: Anouk; age 14/15 – Gold: Sanna; Silver: Tashie; Bronze: Anna I; age 16+ – Gold: Ellen C; Silver: Nina; Bronze: Ella G. Club champion 2018 is Ellen C, well done!

Boys’ 1500m: age 12/13 – Gold: Matteo; age 14/15 – Gold: Josh; Silver, Thomas C; age 16+ – Gold: Liam; Silver: Youri; Bronze: James B. Club champion 2018 is Josh, well done!

Thank you to all parents and swimmers for volunteering to officiate. See you all again next week, same time and same place, for the reverse long distance.

SFL (B Final)

Congratulations to our SFL team who achieved second place for the 3rd year running.

 

Our team of 22 swimmers took part in the SFL final at Newmarket last Saturday and did a brilliant job.

There were some fantastic swims. Out of the 47 events we won 13 and came second in 11.

There were 17 PBs over the course of the evening:

Patryk, Luna Anna and Katie topping the tree with 2 each

Matteo, Alex, Lewis P, Sam, Kieran, Josh, Ella, Ellen and Mya earning 1 each.

 

There was also 1 new Club Record set as well, Mary (17) set a new record in the 100m Butterfly.

Thanks too to all the parents who helped on the night for officiating and for making sure all the swimmers were in the right place at the right time.

JFL Round Five Newmarket – Gala Report

Saturday night saw the last round of the JFL before Bottisham host the C Final next month. And what a fantastic team night it turned out to be! Three swimmers had to pull out at the last minute through injury or illness – we hope you are all on the mend soon – which meant some last minute shuffling, reshuffling and re-reshuffling of the team. Our swimmers rallied with several swimming all the events in their age group and others swimming up a year or two. We achieved 26 PBs, which is fabulous given that this gala was hot on the heels of the Nifty 50s last weekend, and eight first and second places, which is rather good given that we were racing against Boston and March from the top half of the league.

Our fantastic Round Five team comprised:

As our 9Us: Lewis P, who swam all the events in his age group, securing 2 PBs, and swam up a year to swim his first ever cannon relay; and, Lilla, who swam PBs in ALL the events in her age group, coming first twice.

Our 10Us: Coco, who grabbed a PB in her 50 Back; and Lucia, who swam 2 PBs, missing out on a first place by 0.05 seconds, and then squeaked her way through the rest of the gala with the last of Trish’s PB ducks! (Thank goodness they’ve all gone now!)

Our 11Us: Alex, who swam all the events in his age group to obtain 2 PBs and sliced 3 seconds off his 50 Breaststroke; Phoebe, who swam up TWO years in her 50 Back, and almost won, to secure one of her 2 PBs of the night, and who soaked the turn judge very effectively in her 50 Fly; Cassidy, who swam up a year for two races, and grabbed 2 PBs; and, Livia, who swam 50 Free twice and would have secured 2 PBs for them had she swam them in reverse order, and also swam another PB in her 50 Breaststroke while giggling at the team cheering her on!

Our 12U: Andrew, who swam all six events in his age group, swimming PBs in his IM, 50 Breaststroke and 50 Fly.

And finally our 13Us: Ollie, who smashed though the cut-offs for 50 Free and 50 Back to gain 3 PBs and two second-places; Freddy M, who drenched our timekeeper, Deryck, in his 50 Fly; and, Mary, who swam 3 PBs including a super IM before racing up to the other end of the pool to swim the final leg of the cannon relay.

It was a brilliant evening, with tremendous team spirit that saw EVERY swimmer (including a couple that weren’t even on the team: thank you Grace and Freddie B!) cheering and encouraging their teammates. We are proud of you all!

A big thank you to Paula and Sara for helping poolside, to Deryck and Sam for officiating (hope your hearing has recovered, Sam), and to Coach Ciara for all your encouragement.

All times are now on SCM. Full results can be found here, although these are still subject to scrutiny by the Adjudicator (apologies on behalf of the recorder, who has ‘corrected’ the spelling of some swimmers names).

The team for the Final on 20th October will be coming out soon.