Welcome to Bottisham Swimming Club!

We are a friendly and competitive swimming club based just north of Cambridge, with about 100 swimmers aged between 7 and 20. We swim at Bottisham and Impington Village College pools, and at galas throughout the eastern region and beyond.

Our latest news appears below, or please click on the links for more information.

Reminder – Land Training for B & A squads tomorrow

Land training starts tomorrow before swimming at Bottisham Sports Centre: B Squad swimmers, please head to the gymnasium (at the end of the long corridor on the left) by 6pm, and A squad swimmers please be there at 7pm.  Finn Conroy is taking the sessions, which will focus on fitness, core strength and flexibility.  Please wear gym kit and bring water.

The Return of Land Training

It’s back!

The committee is pleased to announce the return of Land Training for A and B squads. This will now take place on Thursday evenings in the gymnasium at Bottisham Sports Centre, starting from Thursday 18 August. Each squad will do land training – exercises to increase fitness, strength and flexibility – for fifty minutes before they swim.  The B squad land training session will therefore start at 6pm, and A squad will start at 7pm.

We appreciate it may take some time for people to accommodate land training into their schedules. That’s why we’re letting you know now, and starting it during the holidays, so that everyone has time to adjust before the start of the new school term. Land training will be compulsory for those who wish to swim on Thursdays, but if there is a genuine problem with getting to Bottisham in time to do it, please let the coaches know.

Any queries, please talk to Karl or Suzy. Cheers!

Newmarket December Open – 3/4 December

I know it’s early to be thinking about the Newmarket December meet, but entries are already open and because it’s so popular, we need to get in as soon as we can.  This meet is particularly important for those who have qualified, or are hoping to qualify, for the County Championships in January/February 2017 as it will be the last chance to get a time, or your best time, for the events you are targeting. That said, of course everyone is welcome at the meet, not just those who swim at County Champs level, and it is usually one of our biggest as a club.

The lovely Chris Bellwood at Newmarket has said that if we get our entries in early, we can update times later if necessary. This means we should be able to use at least some times achieved at the Club Champs in November. There are upper cut-off times, which you can view on the website here together with the full conditions, but these will not affect 99% (literally!) of our swimmers.

Please let Carol have forms and cheques for this one by Wednesday 21 September.  Cheques should be made payable to Bottisham Swimming Club as usual.  All forms need times and an ASA number.  If you need a time, please ask a coach well in advance of the closing date. As always, submitting an entry doesn’t mean entry is guaranteed, as this is outside our control. But they mostly are. Thanks!

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December Open Meet 2016 Individual entry form

Newmarket Dec 16 Schedule of Events v3