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.

County Developments – urgent help needed

There’s a call out for volunteers to help at the County Developments in Whittlesey over the weekend of 4/5 June.  John Burling from First Strokes is co-ordinating – please can you email him urgently if you can help, with the sessions at which you are available: john.burling@ntlworld.com. He needs people to assist with the following:

Door – reception
Medals
Announcing
Marshalling – quite a few needed
Refreshments
Results – putting up on walls
Warm up marshalls

Unfortunately if they don’t get enough people coming forward they will have to cancel the event :-(. Please do help if you can.

Thank you!

Timekeeper course: Sun 22 May at 6pm

Thank you so much to all of you who are coming to Timekeeper Training on Sunday.  We have 13 parents and 7 swimmers signed up for the course, which should only take an hour. Please could you make sure you are in the Big Room at Impington Sports Centre at 6pm sharp so we can get going promptly.

Nigel Brigham, officials co-ordinator for Cambs ASA, is kindly coming to run the course. Those of you who are interested in training as a judge can take the opportunity to chat to him about what is involved.

I have all of the course booklets so all you need to bring with you is a pen or pencil. Stopwatches are not required for this course – you will need a stopwatch for your poolside assessment but the club has some you can borrow so there is no need to purchase one specially.

Fenland Open – details

Here are the session times for the Fenland Open Meet on Sunday 29th May at Whittlesey.
Session 1 – Warm up 08:30am – Start 09:30am – Expected finish 12:30pm
Session 2 – Warm up 13:30pm – Start 14:30pm – Expected finish 17:15pm
All being well live results will be available on the Marlins’ website http://www.marchmarlins.org.uk/
There will also be a swimshop run by http://www.sportyswim.co.uk/
They usually open the field behind the pool for car parking.  Please make sure you arrive in good time for the warm-up – that’s an early start for those of you swimming in the first session! Coach Karl will be poolside to receive you.

If it’s nice weather we will aim to picnic outside on the grass at lunchtime, so bring a rug.  If it’s raining… we’ll think about a plan B!