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!

SFL Round 2 – gala report

Congratulations to all 20 swimmers who took part in the SFL final at Newmarket on Saturday evening. Bottisham finished the evening in third place, and we could easily have been second if a few things had worked out differently on the night, so everyone should feel very proud of themselves – it was a great way to start the new term.

There were some fantastic swims. Out of the 47 events we won or came second in 24 (that’s over half!). The junior girls took first place in their 4 x 25m freestyle relay again, and Anouk, Ellen C, Faith, Nick and Tom Mc all won at least one of their individual races.

There were plenty of PBs over the course of the evening (19 to be precise), with Faith and Ithan topping the tree with 3 each, Nina, Nick and Tom Mc walking away with 2 each and Anna I, Ellen C, Ellen H, Freddie, Josh, Luna, Matthew, Jacob, Molly, and Youri earning 1 each.

And as if all that wasn’t enough there were 5 new Club Records set as well. Faith (13) set new records in the 100m IM, the 100m butterfly and the 100m breaststroke, and Tom Mc (17) set new records in the 100m breaststroke and the 100m freestyle.

A special mention goes to Ithan who was swimming in his very first gala. He was unfortunately our only 10/u boy so bravely agreed to swim 3 individual races as well as the fast and furious cannon relay at the end. Not only did he swim incredibly well, but also he even took second place in the 50m breaststroke!

Thanks too to all the parents who helped on the night; David, Sharon and Carol for officiating, and Anne-Marie and Rob McCubbin for making sure all the swimmers were in the right place at the right time. And of course to coach Karl for supporting the swimmers on the night, and for all your hard work during the season.

Cathryn, SFL Team Manager

Newmarket Gala: Deadline on Sunday

The deadline for entering the Newmarket Open is Sunday evening. Those who have received invitations, please make your choices through SCM and pay the appropriate amount via bank transfer. This is the last chance for county qualifying times after Club Champs – if you haven’t received an invitation and would like to swim, please talk to Karl. Thanks.

New Team Managers

Thank you and congratulations to Fay, Cathryn, Sally, Sasha, Emma, Sam, and Sharon who together with myself all qualified as Team Managers Level 1 last evening by completing a 3 hour course. This will mean that we are better informed and prepared for managing and helping our swimmers when they are at events, and supporting our coaches in their work. We will be sharing our learning with the other kind volunteers who help out at events from time to time.  If anyone is interested in attending this course when it is next run, please let me know.