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.

Save the date – Sunday 13 September 2015

On Sunday 13 September there will be no training at Impington.  Instead we are organising a CLUB BBQ at a location to be disclosed nearer the time, for all club members, parents and coaches, between 5-8pm.  There will be chat, surveys, fun, games,  Q&A sessions, and meat and veggie options.  We will be asking you to confirm attendance nearer the time so we can order enough food.  In the meantime, save the date!

The Neate Meet (and other galas)

Hi everyone

Packs are finally out for West Suffolk’s The Neate Meet at Bury St Edmunds on 3/4 October and can be downloaded below.  Although this is the same weekend as the Deepings Meet and the Cambridge Grand Prix, the committee feels that this is the one that best fits our club and so, as a club, this is the one we are suggesting you attend.  We will have committee and coaches there, and not at Deepings or Cambridge.

Message from Carol:

“Yes it clashes – but it is a good one to go to …..  so if you have already put in for the either

of the others (Cambridge or Deepings) and you want to cancel those then please let me know.

This is a level 3 meet – meaning we can all enter.  You still need a time of some kind and you still need an ASA number – any issues then please ask as always.

I have attached the individual form, the upper limit times and of course the schedule of events over the two days.

This is a first come / first serve so I will have a two week limit on this ………. as of now!

Closing date I am being really strict on ……  Saturday 30th July, 2015″  [I think she means Saturday 1 August!]

Please post your entries to Carol by Saturday 1 August  – address on the email already sent, or email her to get it again!

It would be great if we could get a good group going to this gala, including some of you older swimmers who haven’t competed for a while.  It’ll be fun!

WSSC Neate Meet 2015 – Individual Entry Form

WSSC Neate Meet 2015 – Upper time limits

WSSC Neate Meet 2015 – Programme of Events

WSSC Neate Meet 2015 – Flyer

WSSC Neate Meet 2015 Rule and Conditions

 

Gala results – JFL Round 4 and Cambridge July Open

Bottisham swimmers had a wildly successful weekend with the junior team competing in Round 4 of the Junior Fenland League in Whittlesey on Saturday evening, and a select group swimming at the Jeanne Barker Open at Parkside on Sunday.

JFL Round 4

We had the highest total of PBs and first swims so far this year in a JFL: 36 PBs out of 44 races, and the lowest number of DQs (only 2).  Congratulations particularly go to Tom who had an amazing meet, swimming 4/4 PBs, winning two races, going through 2 cut-offs (grrr!) and getting a county qualifying time* in his 50 freestyle!  Big hearty back-slaps for excellent first galas/JFLs to Honey, Freddy, Dominic and Leila – we hope you enjoyed it and will come again.  PB big-ups to Tom (4), Katie (3), Finn (3), Megan H (2), Joel (2), Honey (2), Alex (2), Nina (2), Ellen (2), Dom (2), Ben (2), Freddy (2), Leila (2), Emily (2), Ella (just missed county time in Fly!), Jacob, Caitlin, Matthew and Nicole.  Well done to everyone.  Not that it matters, but our points total is creeping up each time…

Thanks as always go to Coach Chris, Simon, Sharon, Tracy and Lauren for helping out. We couldn’t do it without you.

Jeanne Barker Open

On Sunday some of us spent the day, or part of it, at the Jeanne Barker Open meet at Parkside, run by CoCSC.  It was a very high-level gala with many of the best clubs from the East and South East represented.  Again, Bottisham swimmers performed brilliantly, with a raft of PBs and Thomas (whom we still count as one of our own even when he swims in a blue hat) wiping the floor with pretty much everyone in his races.  Thomas acquired a ‘clank’ of medals, 3 new PBs (100 breast, 50 fly, 100 free) and 4 new Club Records (those three and the 50 free). It goes without saying that all those swims were also county qualifying times*.  Well done Thomas!  Also swimming were Pippa, who kindly helped run the show and came away with a brace of medals, James M who hasn’t trained for months due to exams but swam well and was lovely to have around as usual!; one PB each for Jordan (PB and county time* in the 200IM), Mary and Jacob; a tremendous 2 PBs for Hannah and Megan H; a fantastic 4 for Cassie; and a stupendous 6 for Faith, including 2 more county times* and a new club record in the 200IM.  Well done everyone.

Big thanks go to Coach Karl who stayed with the swimmers all day, and Ashley for stepping in when needed, as always.

Times are on the database, if you’re able to access it (please bear with us if you’re not – we’re nearly there…)  Have a good summer everyone!

*NB County times haven’t officially been announced yet but we expect them to be the same as last year.