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!

Cambridge BS/Cambridge News – we did it!

Thank you to all who voted for us to be shortlisted for the Cambridge Building Society and Cambridge News “Cash for the Community” giveaway – we got through, and we’re now guaranteed to get some money from the scheme!

Fifteen good causes are all in line for a portion of £12,000 – and how much we get depends on how many tokens we can collect.  Tokens will be published in the Cambridge News each day between Saturday 24 July and Saturday 19 August. You can read full details of the scheme and the other good causes involved here.

Please can you all have a think about how you can support us in collecting these tokens – perhaps you could spread the word to friends and family and set up collection points at work, at your local newsagent/post office, in the pub, at your local doctors’ surgery? We will also be collecting them at training sessions, of course!  The more tokens we collect, the more money we will receive towards our Impington Blocks fundraising project.

This is a fabulous opportunity – let’s go for it and see what we can do!

Summer training schedule starts on Monday

Just a reminder that our summer pool and dryside training schedule starts on Monday, with the last normal sessions on Sunday at Impington. The schedule is here. It runs from 24 July to 24 August, when we return to normal.

We understand that swimmers and parents are starting now to make decisions about the next school year. Please do discuss with Karl if there are any changes to your own schedules that will make it difficult to train or compete in accordance with the criteria laid down for your squad, which you can find here.  If you are planning to leave the club in September, please let us know as soon as possible by email to membership@bottishamswimclub.org.uk – thank you.

County Development Gala – Sunday at Whittlesey

Paula Durrant, Chair of Cambs ASA has sent the following info re Sunday’s rearranged session 2 of the County Developments:

Warm up will commence at 17:00. Entry to poolside will be at the discretion of the meet promoter as and when the pool is set up and ready.

We ask all clubs to support this event by ensuring parents are clear that there will be no entry to the pool until at least 16:30, please discourage early arrival as we are having to manage public swimming hand over and it is more effective if we do not get in the way of the pool operatives for this. This is very important as the Exec have negotiated a limited cost for pool hire on this.

We are operating AOE and the event has a new approved licence number from the region.

We will be charging for entry and there will be programmes but the programmes will on this occasion not be charged for.

We have sufficient officials to meet licence criteria but could do with further volunteers to assist with warm up and other roles. Please email John Burling john.burling@ntlworld.com if you are able to help here. Thank you.

I look forward to seeing you all on Sunday and to completing the County Development Meet in full. Thank you to all that have supported this event in its reschedule.

Team, your coach for the evening is Alex Bevis – please meet poolside by 4.45pm.  Swim fast, have fun, see you there!