Parents – come to land training!

As you may know, our B squad and A squad swimmers currently enjoy a fitness/circuits class in Bottisham Gymnasium on a Thursday evening before they swim, as part of their training. As part of our ethos as a community club, we would now like to offer all club parents the opportunity to join in.

The class is run by the Bottisham Sport Centre’s personal trainer, Nathaniel Goldstein, aka ‘Le Coach’ (yes, he is French) – just click on his name here to link to his Facebook page. The classes are fast-paced and fun, focusing on improving fitness and core strength, and he has promised to introduce more ‘levels’ to cater for an increased number of masters athletes!

If you’d like to improve your fitness from whatever level it’s currently at, or if you’re training for something specific, it’s an easy way to make good use of an hour you might otherwise spend sitting by a pool or in the lobby. We’ll be asking for a contribution from attending parents of £5 for each session, unless you’re designated on the rota as the ‘parent in charge’ for the evening (which just needs a DBS check – let us know if you’re keen!). No need to book or tell us you’re coming, just don your gym gear and a decent pair of trainers, turn up, and enjoy training with/embarrassing your kids.

Sessions are Thursdays 6-6.50pm and 7-7.50pm – to find the Gymnasium, follow the long corridor to the left of the pool all the way to the end. All BSC parents are welcome, and we hope to see you soon.

Grant success!

Thanks to Treasurer Gordon’s hard work, we have been successful in our grant application to the Histon & Impington Feast to help fund new blocks for Bottisham pool. Nearer the date we will be asking parents and swimmers to help the Feast by selling (or buying!) programmes and helping on the day of the Feast Festival, which is Sunday 2 July 2017. We may even be allowed to have our own stall…. so please get your thinking caps on as to what we might be able to do as a fund-raiser!  More information about the Feast can be found here.

Award winners!

Thank you all for coming to the  awards ceremony on Sunday.  We hope you liked the new format!  Congratulations to everyone for your achievements over the last year.  I’d also like to extend our thanks once more to Louis Rolfe MBE for joining us, and for bringing along his wonderful medals from the Paralympics.

Congratulations to all those who set club records in 2016:

One club record was set by: Kathryn, Justin, Lauren, Aedan, Kieran, and Sasha

Two club records were set by: Molly, Luna, Pippa, Finn, Thomas H, Holly, and Justine

Three club records were set by:Megan B and Nicholas

Four club records were set by: Joshua V and Yvonne

Six club records were set by Sophie

Seven club records were set by Jack H

Eight club records were set by  Anouk

Seventeen new club records were set by: Faith and Thomas M.

Congratulations also to the winners of our Bottisham Swimming Club shields for 2016, as chosen by our fabulous Head Coach Karl:

Most improved 11/u boy: Freddy M
Most improved 11/u girl: Anouk

Most improved 12-13 boy: Jack H
Most improved 12-13 girl: Caitlin

Most improved 14+ boy: George
Most improved 14+ girl: Megan H

BSC award for male swimmer of the year: Thomas M
BSC award for female swimmer of the year: Molly, runner up Sophie

Performance award, male: Josh J, runner up Nicholas
Performance award, female: Faith, runner up Justine.