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!

Gala Report – CoCSC Spring Open

Well done to our small but perfectly formed team of swimmers who attended City of Cambridge’s Spring Open meet at Parkside on Friday, Saturday and Sunday this weekend: Samuel A, Freddie A, Jacob, Jack H, Yvonne, Eleanor, Anouk, Cassie, Milly S and Faith. Everyone swam really well – there were plenty of PBs and four club records!

Big congratulations go to: Milly S, for a new PB; Freddie, Jack and Samuel, for 2 new PBs each; Eleanor, for 3 new PBs; Jacob for 5 new PBs; Yvonne for 6 new PBs AND a new club record in the 200IM age 17 category, just whipping it away from Sophie; and to Anouk for another amazing weekend in which she achieved 9 PBs and 3 club records: beating her own age 10 50 fly record, nicking the 50 breast one from Faith by 5/100ths and taking the 5-year-old 200IM record too.  On top of this, she also got a brilliant bronze medal in her 50 fly – well done Anouk!

In more bling news, despite swimming off her best times this weekend, Faith got silver medals in both the 50m and 100m breaststroke and a bronze in the 200m breaststroke.

Congratulations to everyone who swam, and thanks to Coach Karl, and to Vinny Z for stepping in for the last session when Karl went to Impington.  Next stop Newmarket – please will those who wish to withdraw from any Newmarket swims let me know as far in advance as possible. Thanks.

Galas: Cambridge, Newmarket, West Suffolk…

Cambridge: good luck to all swimmers taking part in the CoCSC Spring Open over the next few days!

Newmarket (April): I’m afraid there are a high number of rejections from this meet. Because it now falls at the end of the under-14s regional qualifying window, they have found themselves very over-subscribed and have taken out most of the younger/slower swimmers, plus some of the older/faster ones too! We really are disappointed to have lost so many swims. If you applied for Newmarket, please check the document below to find out what swims have been accepted and rejected – an ‘SCR’ next to the event means it’s been scratched (rejected).  Gordon will kindly be dealing with refunds.

bottisham entries with scratches

West Suffolk (May): we’ve spent most of the week thinking we’d had another nightmare here – they closed the meet a month early because they were deluged with entries… However it looks like they’ve managed to accommodate us, so hooray for that! We’ll be in touch to confirm when we can.

In any event, the Cambs ASA Development Championships will take place on 4 and 11 June – consecutive Sundays – at Whittlesey and Peterborough respectively. The pack should be out next week, and entry acceptance is pretty much guaranteed as the point of the meet is to develop swimmers from Cambs ASA clubs. Please put the dates in your diary as we’d love you to come along.