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!

Cambridge Spring Open Report

Well done to all 21 swimmers who took part in the cambridge Open, we had such a great weekend of results. 

Two swimmers in particular went to the Open with one goal in mind, to get a Regional qualifying time. I am extremely pleased to say that both Phoebe and Matteo achieved this goal and qualified for 50m Backstroke, they both swam so well and really pushed for it, a big congratulations to you both.

Now on to the PB’s. Out of 64 races they came away with 44 PBs, with over half of them being 2’s faster or more. Here are the numbers:

1 PB for – Grace, Anna N, Matteo, Lewis P, Ithan and David

2 PB’s for – Anna I-k, Mya, Zubair, Rachel, Justin, Matthew, Freddie B and Alex

3 PBs for – Mauricio and Lilla

4 PBs for – Freya

5 PBs for – Phoebe

7 PBs – Patryk, topping the leader board 

There were some medals won which were particularly hard to win due to the meet being aimed for regional qualifiers so a lot of fast swimmers had entered. 

Lilla achieved Bronze in 100m Breaststroke

Matteo achieved Bronze in 50m Backstroke

Yvonne Achieved Bronze in 200m Medley

Phoebe achieved Gold in 50m Backstroke

Just when I thought the weekend couldn’t of gone any better I found out we had 10 new club records too….

Yvonne – 50m Fly, 100m Free, 200 Medley, 100m Backstroke

Phoebe – 100m and 50m Backstroke

Matteo – 50m Backstroke

Lilla  – 100m and 50m Breaststroke

Freddie B – 50m Breaststroke

Great work from everyone, in particular Patryk who had a full house of PB’s with all brilliant swims, Phoebe and Matteo for their Regional times and also to Yvonne one of our Uni swimmers who came back to compete.

Thank you Paula, Rachel and Sara for helping with the swimmers and to Youri for helping coach Friday.

JFL Round One Whittlesey – Gala Report

Our team of sixteen swimmers travelled to Whittlesey for the first round of the Junior Fenland League on Saturday night. We had seven swimmers new to the JFL, swimming against some tough and rather loud opposition in March Marlins, Thetford Dolphins, Huntingdon Piranhas and West Norfolk.

Two swimmers had to pull out at the last minute – we hope all will be well with you soon – which meant some last minute shuffling of the team. We had three swimmers swimming all the events in their age group and one swimming up a year. The team achieved a staggering 33 PBs, and seven top-two places.

Our wonderful Round One team comprised:

As our 9Us: Dominic and Emma, who are both new to the JFL and swam all the events in their age group. Dominic swam 3 PBs, including a tremendous 10 seconds PB his 50 Breast to finish a superb second place, while Emma swam a full house of PBs, including a terrific 11 seconds off her 50 Breast to also finish second.

Our 10Us: Lewis P, who swam all the events in his age group and the relay, securing 2 PBs; Lilla, who swam straight through the cut-off in 50 Back to finish first, and came second in her 50 Fly, achieving 2 PBs; and, Izzie, our third JFL newbie, who also swam 2 PBs, coming third in a close 50 Breast race.

Our 11Us: Harry, who swam 2 PBs, knocking a brilliant 4 seconds off his 50 Back; and JFL newbies, Alec and Anna, who both swam 2 PBs and competed in their first squadron relay.

Our 12Us: Lewis K, who swam up an age group to achieve 2 PBs, and won THE raffle prize of the night: Footy Head!; Daniel, who grabbed 2 PBs; Katherine, our sixth JFL newbie, who swam 3 PBs, including a cracking 5 second PB in 50 Free; and Livia, who swam the PB of the night, slicing a staggering 16 seconds off her 100IM and another 6 seconds off her 50 Fly, as she was nudged into second place in the last couple of metres.

And finally our 13Us: Rachel, the last of our JFL newbies, who swam 2 PBS, including an 8 second PB in her 100IM; Andrew, who also swam 2PBs, including a super 6 second PB in his 50 Fly; Sam, who charged through the cut-off for 50 Breast and finished first in his 50 Back; and last, but by no means least, Katie, who is fast running out of events to swim at the JFL, this time swimming through the cut-off for 50 Back to finish first and is now within a second of the 50 Breast cut-off.

It was a fantastic start to the season: well done! We are proud of you all!

A really big thank you to Paula and Karen for marshaling, to Claire, James and Emma L for timekeeping, to Suzy for refereeing, to Coach Karl for coaching, and to Freddy M for helping poolside.

All times are now on SCM, although these results are still subject to scrutiny by the Adjudicator.

As always, Bottisham will be hosting Round Two at Newmarket. So, all raffle donations will be gratefully received, and I will be asking for volunteers shortly, so please watch out for emails!

Mini Meet Report

Well done to all 14 swimmers who took part in last weekend’s Mini Meet at Parkside. Unfortunately one swimmer couldn’t be there due to illness but hopefully will join us next time.

 

For most of you it was your first competition so I hope you had fun and look forward to the next one.

Everyone achieved a PB or more which is brilliant and shows your all working hard so keep it up.

Here is the tally:

3 PBs – Alec, Anoushka, Evie, Olivia

2 PBs – Jenny, Cassidy, Anna, Katherine, Mya

1 PB – Freddie, Justin, Lucia, Leah, Ithan

 

Well done Mya and Lucia, both winning a medal each. Mya won Bronze in Breaststroke and Lucia won Bronze in Backstroke.

 

A big thank you to all the parents who officiated on the night and helped the children poolside. These meets wouldn’t be possible without your support.

 

The possible date for next round will be June, we will pass on the information when we receive it.