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!

Jeanne Barker Report

Bottisham had a great weekend at Jeanne Barker coming away with 72 PBs.

There was also 6 Bronze medals and 1 club record.

 

Phoebe continued her brilliant form in backstroke, getting a Bronze medal and a club record.

Lilla won Bronze medals in 100m Breaststroke and 100m Backstroke

Alex and Matteo both achieved Bronze in 50m Backstroke

Grace earnt her Bronze in 50m Free

 

On to the PBs

Starting off with 6 PBs – Matthew, Phoebe and Patryk

5 – Mya and Matteo

4 -Megan T, Tom and Justin

3 – Lilla, Grace, Olly, Livia, Sam, Rebekah, Evie, Anoushka, Freddy M, Anna I, Freddie B, Eleanor and Rachel

 

Well done everyone, It’s great to see Backstroke coming along so well recently, let’s target Butterfly for the next meet 😉

JFL Round Four Peterborough – Gala Report

Sandwiched between Sessions 2 and 3 of the Jeanne Barker, Round Four of the Junior Fenland League saw Bottisham sail up to Peterborough-by-the-sea to swim against Boston, St Ives, St Neots and hosts Huntingdon. Swimming in the salt water, our team of fifteen swimmers achieved a flurry of PBs, including nine in the last ten events, three top-two places and another solid relay performance.

Our fabulous Round Four team comprised:

As our under 9s: stalwarts Dominic and Emma, who once again swam all the events in their age group. Dominic grabbed a PB in his 25 Fly, while Emma was awarded 3 dips in the PB bag as she swam to two second-place finishes. Well done, Emma!

Our 10Us: Eddie, who was a turn away from the PB of the night; Freddie, who swam a PB in his 50 Free and swam 50 Fly for the first time; Izzie, who also swam 50 Fly for the first time; and, Leah, who swam a 3 second PB in her 50 Breast.

Our 11Us: Lewis K, who managed a whole JFL without losing his goggles (is this a first?); Alec, the first of our joint-winners of PB-of-the-night with his 5 second PB in his 50 Breast; and swimming all the girls’ events, Anna, who not only grabbed a PB in her 50 Back, but equalled the PB-of-the-night in her 50 Breast when she beat Boston, no mean feat. Well done, Anna!

Our 12Us and 13Us shared the events for their two age groups. Our boys were: Joseph and Andrew, who both swam 1 PB, and Alex, who achieved our third second-place of the night. And for the girls: Soojung, swimming 1 PB, Livia, swimming 2PBs, and Rachel, who swam four-out-of-four PBs and equalled the 5 second PB-of-the-night for her 100IM.

Well done, everyone!

Big thank yous to Ciara who remained calm despite half our swimmers having a mental block about turns, to Deryck and Helen, for marshalling poolside and guarding the PB bag, to Freddy M for helping out poolside, and to Claire and James for donning whites and wisely resisting the invitation to referee.

All times are now on SCM, although these results are still subject to scrutiny by the Adjudicator. The provisional results have been posted on the Fenland League website and can be found here.

Round Five is at Thetford on 14th September. Email reminders will be sent over the next few weeks for those already signed up. We have a few spaces in the team, so watch out for emails to fill those gaps as well. We look set to qualify for the C Final on 19th October, hopefully at Newmarket. The team for the final will be selected from our fastest swimmers nearer the time. In the meantime, do please pencil in the date.

JFL Round Three Newmarket – Gala Report

Round Three of the Junior Fenland League was held on Saturday night, where Bottisham swam against hosts First Strokes, both Peterborough teams (Cops A and Cops B) and St Ives, all teams that are well and truly above us in the league and so provided formidable competition.

We had an enthusiastic team of swimmers, with three new to the JFL, four swimming all the events in their age group and two swimming up a year. Our swimmers held their own and raced their own races to achieve not only 25 PBs, but two top-two places and another four third-place finishes.

Our determined Round Three team comprised:

As our 9s: Emma, who, as our only girl in this category, yet again swam all the events in her age group, including a PB in her 50 Back.

Our 10Us: Lewis P, who swam a PB in his 50 Breast for the second JFL running; Eddie, who swam the PB of the night, knocking a tremendous 13 seconds off his 50 Fly, as well as another 5 seconds off his 50 Free and finished third in both events; and, the very smiley Leah, our first JFL newbie, who swam all the events in her age group, including the squadron relay, to earn 3 dips in the PB bag.

Our 11Us: Alec, who swam a brilliant 8 second PB in his 50 Free; Lewis K, who swam a PB in his 50 Breast, swam 50 Fly one-and-a-half times, and in true form lost his goggles diving in for the relay; Anoushka, who sliced 4 seconds off her 50 Free PB and finished third in both her events; and, Lucia, who swam a brilliant 9 second PB in her 50 Fly to finish a fantastic first place.

Our 12Us: Joseph, who stepped in at the last minute to swim all the events in his age group and grabbed 4 PBs; and, our other two JFL newbies swimming in their first gala, Soojung, swimming three-out-of-three PBs, and Jenny, who swam her first relay and a PB in her 50 Free, finishing in a superb second place.

And finally our 13Us: Andrew, who swam all the events in his age group and bagged 2 PBs; and our girls, both swimming up an age group, Livia, who sliced a super 6 seconds off her 50 Breast, and Ellen, who swam three-out-of-three PBs and drenched me twice in the process.

There was not only some great racing, but also some close races despite the really tough competition. We are so proud of you all!

A very big thank you to David and Beth for marshaling and supervising the PB bag, to Jamie for timekeeping, to Coach Ciara, and, to Freddy M for helping out poolside.

All times are now on SCM, although these results are still subject to scrutiny by the Adjudicator. The full results list has now been posted on the Fenland League website and can be found here.

Round Four is on 13th July when the opposition will be a bit more of a mixed bag. It’s competition weekend with the Jeanne Barker also happening, so we need to do a little bit of juggling to finalise the team. Please watch out for emails.