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!

JFL Round Five Thetford – Gala Report

The last round of the JFL before next month’s final was held at Thetford last weekend. It was another tough (and loud) draw swimming against Wisbech, Peterborough A, hosts Thetford Dolphins and Deepings. Despite the odds, Bottisham swimmers took three third places and two second on the night. Three girls jumped in at short notice to plug gaps in the team – thank you Lilla, Lucia and Livia – and in Lewis K’s absence (hope your ankle is feeling stronger soon), Ithan nobly took on the role of losing googles after a dive.

Our newly-deafened Round Five team comprised:

As our under 9s: the very dependable Dominic and Emma, who once again swam all the events in their age group, Emma swimming two PBs.

Our 10Us: Lewis P, who was just outside his PBs; Freddie, who swam two PBs including the PB of the night, a cracking 12 seconds in his 50 Fly; Izzie, who swam PBs in her 50 Back and 50 Breast; and, Lilla who powered down the pool in her 50 Fly to finish in second place.

Our 11Us: Alec, who swam a PB in his 50 Free; Anna, who was within 0.5 second of all her PBs; and, Lucia who swam to a brilliant second place in her 50 Breast.

Our 12Us: Joseph, who swam a 3 second PB in his 50 Breast; Ithan, who swam a 4 second in his 100IM and bagged a 5 second PB for his 50 Fly; Megan, who swam a PB in her 50 Free; and, Evie B who swam three-out-of-three PBs despite being full of cold. Well done Evie, we hope you are feeling better soon.

And finally our 13Us: Andrew, who both swam one PB; Sam, who finished third twice; and for the girls, both swimming up and age group, Olivia, whose three-out-of-three PBs totalled to a whopping 19 seconds (and was very close to swimming the PB of the night); and, Livia, who swam two PBs including one for her 100IM before racing up to the other end of the pool to swim the final leg of the cannon relay and bring BSC’s relay team home.

Well done, everyone!

Thank you to Coach Karl, to Sally and Allison, for marshalling poolside, to Emma for timekeeping, and to Deryck for letting me twist his arm to judge turns. And a big thank you to all the parents for making this the first JFL in a while when the entire team was present in very good time for the warm up!

All times are now on SCM, although these results are still subject to scrutiny by the Adjudicator. The results have been posted on the Fenland League website and can be found here.

We have qualified for the C Final on 19th October, which we hope will be held at Newmarket. Emails have been sent out to those selected to swim. Please can you confirm as soon as possible. Thank you!

Jeanne Barker Report

Bottisham had a great weekend at Jeanne Barker coming away with 72 PBs.

There was also 6 Bronze medals and 1 club record.

 

Phoebe continued her brilliant form in backstroke, getting a Bronze medal and a club record.

Lilla won Bronze medals in 100m Breaststroke and 100m Backstroke

Alex and Matteo both achieved Bronze in 50m Backstroke

Grace earnt her Bronze in 50m Free

 

On to the PBs

Starting off with 6 PBs – Matthew, Phoebe and Patryk

5 – Mya and Matteo

4 -Megan T, Tom and Justin

3 – Lilla, Grace, Olly, Livia, Sam, Rebekah, Evie, Anoushka, Freddy M, Anna I, Freddie B, Eleanor and Rachel

 

Well done everyone, It’s great to see Backstroke coming along so well recently, let’s target Butterfly for the next meet 😉

JFL Round Four Peterborough – Gala Report

Sandwiched between Sessions 2 and 3 of the Jeanne Barker, Round Four of the Junior Fenland League saw Bottisham sail up to Peterborough-by-the-sea to swim against Boston, St Ives, St Neots and hosts Huntingdon. Swimming in the salt water, our team of fifteen swimmers achieved a flurry of PBs, including nine in the last ten events, three top-two places and another solid relay performance.

Our fabulous Round Four team comprised:

As our under 9s: stalwarts Dominic and Emma, who once again swam all the events in their age group. Dominic grabbed a PB in his 25 Fly, while Emma was awarded 3 dips in the PB bag as she swam to two second-place finishes. Well done, Emma!

Our 10Us: Eddie, who was a turn away from the PB of the night; Freddie, who swam a PB in his 50 Free and swam 50 Fly for the first time; Izzie, who also swam 50 Fly for the first time; and, Leah, who swam a 3 second PB in her 50 Breast.

Our 11Us: Lewis K, who managed a whole JFL without losing his goggles (is this a first?); Alec, the first of our joint-winners of PB-of-the-night with his 5 second PB in his 50 Breast; and swimming all the girls’ events, Anna, who not only grabbed a PB in her 50 Back, but equalled the PB-of-the-night in her 50 Breast when she beat Boston, no mean feat. Well done, Anna!

Our 12Us and 13Us shared the events for their two age groups. Our boys were: Joseph and Andrew, who both swam 1 PB, and Alex, who achieved our third second-place of the night. And for the girls: Soojung, swimming 1 PB, Livia, swimming 2PBs, and Rachel, who swam four-out-of-four PBs and equalled the 5 second PB-of-the-night for her 100IM.

Well done, everyone!

Big thank yous to Ciara who remained calm despite half our swimmers having a mental block about turns, to Deryck and Helen, for marshalling poolside and guarding the PB bag, to Freddy M for helping out poolside, and to Claire and James for donning whites and wisely resisting the invitation to referee.

All times are now on SCM, although these results are still subject to scrutiny by the Adjudicator. The provisional results have been posted on the Fenland League website and can be found here.

Round Five is at Thetford on 14th September. Email reminders will be sent over the next few weeks for those already signed up. We have a few spaces in the team, so watch out for emails to fill those gaps as well. We look set to qualify for the C Final on 19th October, hopefully at Newmarket. The team for the final will be selected from our fastest swimmers nearer the time. In the meantime, do please pencil in the date.