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!

Summer Training Schedule

Training changes:

Our summer schedule will operate from SUNDAY 22 JULY 2018 to THURSDAY 30 AUGUST 2018.

Monday, IVC, A Squad – no change
Tuesday Open Water at MCP – no change
Wednesday, BVC – C, C+ and B3/4 -6-7pm; B1/2 and A – 7-8pm
Thursday, BVC – Land Training 7-8pm; those in C+ and B/A not attending land training swim 7-8pm; those attending land training swim 8-9pm.
Sunday, IVC – C, C+ and B3/4 -5-6pm; B1/2 and A – 6-7pm.

If you are unsure what sessions you should be attending, please speak to Karl.

County Development Weekend 2 and Mini Meet

Well done to all the swimmers at the County Development Meet day 2 on Sunday the 10th. We had a small group of 8 swimmers with 18 PB’s out of 23 swims and 10 medals.

PBs

A brilliant 3 for Ithan, Phoebe, Patryk and Jack

A super 2 for Matteo, Cassidy and Mary

 

Medals

 

Jack Bruce with Gold in 50m Free, Silver in 200m Breaststroke and Silver in 200m IM.

Phoebe Edwards with Gold in 200 IM and Bronze in 200m Freestyle

Matteo Browne with Gold in 50m Fly and 200m Breaststroke

Ollie Francis with Silver 200m Free and 100 Back

Patryk Jerszynski Bronze in 50m Free

 

 

County Times

 

Another 3 county times achieved.

Matteo in 200m Breaststroke

Phoebe Edwards 200m Individual Medley and 100m Backstroke.

Well done to both of you.

Thank you to the volunteers and to Paige handing out the sweets.

 

Mini Meet

We also had two swimmers at a Mini Meet with Cambridge Swimming Club on the 9th.

Coach Ciara said there was some really good swimming from both of them and it shows, Freya White getting 2 PBs out of her 3 swims and Lucie Browne achieving 3 out of 3.

Great job Girls

 

JFL Round Three Newmarket – Gala Report

Round 3 of the JFL was hosted by First Strokes at Newmarket on Saturday night, with Bottisham in a tough draw, competing against First Strokes, March and two teams from Peterborough. For the first time this season we had a full team of swimmers, namely: Lewis P, Lewis K, Alex, Joseph, Andrew, Sam, Zavi, Matthew, Lilla, Coco, Grace, Evie, Livia, Cassidy, Ellen, Arwen and Katie. We had one swimmer in their first JFL and two swimming in their first gala.

A big thank you to Katie and Ellen for stepping in to swim at very short notice!

It was a great night of swimming. Four of our girls, Katie, Arwen, Ellen and Cassidy, were swimming up an age group. Three of our youngest swimmers, Lewis P, Lilla and Lewis K, swam all of the races in their age group, Lilla taking a super second place in her 50m breaststroke.

From the full 44 individual swims, we had a tremendous 32 PBs as follows:

A tremendous three PBs for Zavi in his first gala, for Ellen (who chopped 5 seconds off her backstroke time), and for Lewis P and Arwen (who both sliced 5 seconds off their freestyle times), Arwen swimming the IM for the first time.

A terrific two PBs for Lewis K (who took 4 seconds off his 50m breastroke time), Joseph (who took 5 seconds off his backstroke time and 4 seconds off his 50m freestyle), Andrew (who took 4 seconds off his IM time), Coco (swimming in her first gala and finishing in a rather tremendous 3rd place with her 50m freestyle), Evie (who took 4 seconds off her backstroke time), Cassidy (swimming her first IM), Matthew and Alex. Two PBs also for Sam who swam a fantastic freestyle race to finish in first place and is now within a second of the cut-off time.

A wonderful one PB each for Grace and Katie. Katie’s backstroke time sees her smoothly sailing through the cut-off for her age group.

Super swimming all of you: well done!

A huge thank you to Gordon, Jamie and Deryck for officiating.

A very big thank you to Paula and Fay for helping out poolside, and of course to Coach Karl.

All times are now on SCM. Full results can be found here, although these are still subject to scrutiny by the Adjudicator. Round Four is at Whittlesey on 14th July. Invitations went out a couple of weeks ago. Reminders are on their way to those who are yet to reply. It’s a busy time of year, so we would really appreciate a prompt response: thank you!