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!

Gala Report: Newmarket April Open 2018

We had a fabulous weekend at the Newmarket Open. Our small but perfectly formed band of swimmers got 33 PBs from 66 swims – not bad at all!

At the top of the PB tree we had Anouk, again, with seven – and it would have been more if a shoulder twinge hadn’t forced her withdrawal from a few races. Well done Anouk, and make sure you recover in good time for Regionals!
Yvonne and Jack B both came away with four PBs – what an achievement!
Rebekah, Nick and Patryk all achieved a brilliant three PBs; Matt, Faith, Arwen and junior coach Youri each got a terrific two; and there was one each for Emily, Mya and Luna – well done to all of you. A special mention to Phoebe E who did a great swim in her 50 back to come 6th in her age group, and to Jacob who just missed out on a medal in the 200 breast.

Our medal haul was fabulous: Nick got eight in all – golds in the 200IM, 50 back and 200 back, silvers in the 100 back, 50 fly and 100 IM, and bronze in the 50 breast and 50 free.  Faith got six – golds in the 100 fly and 100 IM, silvers in all of the breaststroke events and a bronze in the 50 fly.  Yvonne got three bronzes in 200 breast, 200 back and 400 IM; Jack B got a silver in the 200 breaststroke and Patryk got a bronze in the 200 breaststroke.  Excellent work!

New club records: one swimmer swept their age group this time…. congratulations to Yvonne, who took no less than six club records in the 18+ category – the 200 free, 100 back, 200 back, 100IM, 200IM and 400IM! That’s quite a legacy – well done.  Anouk set new age 11 records in the 50 free, 200 back, 100 IM and 200 IM; Faith lowered the club’s all-time girls’ 100 fly and 200 breast records each by another couple of seconds; and Nick set a new 50 back record at age 14.

Finally, two pieces of big news: congratulations to Nick for achieving his fourth regional qualifying time in the 50m backstroke with a lovely clean swim this time(!); and also congratulations to Youri for becoming the newest member of the sub-30 second 50m free club at last!

All results have been uploaded.

Thank you to all those parents who helped in the hall, to Vinny and Patrick who officiated all weekend, and to coaches Karl and Youri. The next gala is the West Suffolk May meet. See you poolside!

 

Newmarket Centenary Open 2018

Well done to all 30 swimmers from Sunday who took part in Newmarket’s Centenary Open, helping them celebrate running for 100 years.

It was great to have nearly a third of the club come along. We had some brilliant results and as it was only sprints it’s a great way to see what we need to work on for the future.

PBs: We achieved a brilliant 51 Pbs, which brings our total so far for 2018 to 210.

4 – Anna I-K; Phoebe E; Millie; Faith

3 – Lucia; Emily; Sam; Livvy; Patryk; Joseph; Sasha

2 – Alex; Lewis K; Grace S; Nick;

1 – Matthew; Jack H; Phoebe N; Megan T; Andrew; Josh

Medals and top six finishes:

Nick topped the tree with two golds in back and fly, a bronze in breaststroke and two fourths in free and IM; Faith got a gold in breaststroke, two silvers in fly and IM, a bronze in backstroke and a fourth in free; Phoebe E got a gold in her backstroke by two whole seconds(!) and fifth and sixth places in her free and IM; Jack got a silver in breaststroke and fifth in fly;

Lauren got a bronze in breaststroke in her last competitive swim (sob);

other top six finishers were Lewis K, Lucia, Tara (twice!) and Sasha.  Great work.

Club records

Faith continued to cement her place in the record books by lowered 3 all-time girls club records in 50 breast, 50 fly and 100 IM, and took the girls 50 back record for her first time ever!

This brings our total club records beaten for 2018 to 22.

Special mentions:

A special mention must go towards 4 swimmers for taking a huge chunk of their PB’s:

Lewis Kincaid, taking off 5 seconds in his 50m Back

Milly Robinson, taking off 5 seconds in her 50m Breast

Livia Marsden, taking off 7 seconds in her 100m IM

Phoebe Edwards, taking off 9 seconds in her 100m IM

 

Also, as I mentioned earlier this was Lauren Chapmans last race with the club and what a great way to end with a medal.

 

 

Thank you to all the team managers/ helpers for organising the swimmers in the hall and to all the officials for volunteering. We are back at Newmarket on the 7th April for the next competition.