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!

Newmarket Centenary Open 2018

Well done to all 30 swimmers from Sunday who took part in Newmarket’s Centenary Open, helping them celebrate running for 100 years.

It was great to have nearly a third of the club come along. We had some brilliant results and as it was only sprints it’s a great way to see what we need to work on for the future.

PBs: We achieved a brilliant 51 Pbs, which brings our total so far for 2018 to 210.

4 – Anna I-K; Phoebe E; Millie; Faith

3 – Lucia; Emily; Sam; Livvy; Patryk; Joseph; Sasha

2 – Alex; Lewis K; Grace S; Nick;

1 – Matthew; Jack H; Phoebe N; Megan T; Andrew; Josh

Medals and top six finishes:

Nick topped the tree with two golds in back and fly, a bronze in breaststroke and two fourths in free and IM; Faith got a gold in breaststroke, two silvers in fly and IM, a bronze in backstroke and a fourth in free; Phoebe E got a gold in her backstroke by two whole seconds(!) and fifth and sixth places in her free and IM; Jack got a silver in breaststroke and fifth in fly;

Lauren got a bronze in breaststroke in her last competitive swim (sob);

other top six finishers were Lewis K, Lucia, Tara (twice!) and Sasha.  Great work.

Club records

Faith continued to cement her place in the record books by lowered 3 all-time girls club records in 50 breast, 50 fly and 100 IM, and took the girls 50 back record for her first time ever!

This brings our total club records beaten for 2018 to 22.

Special mentions:

A special mention must go towards 4 swimmers for taking a huge chunk of their PB’s:

Lewis Kincaid, taking off 5 seconds in his 50m Back

Milly Robinson, taking off 5 seconds in her 50m Breast

Livia Marsden, taking off 7 seconds in her 100m IM

Phoebe Edwards, taking off 9 seconds in her 100m IM


Also, as I mentioned earlier this was Lauren Chapmans last race with the club and what a great way to end with a medal.



Thank you to all the team managers/ helpers for organising the swimmers in the hall and to all the officials for volunteering. We are back at Newmarket on the 7th April for the next competition.

JFL Round One Newmarket – Gala Report

We started the 2018 JFL season on Saturday at Newmarket, competing against teams from Deepings, Huntingdon, Mildenhall and Thetford. Our team of 15 swimmers, including several swimming in their first JFL, were Lilla, Mady, Grace S, Amy, Livia, Megan, Esme, Freya, Katie, Lewis K, Ithan, Andrew, Sam, Freddy and Ollie. A special mention to the four swimmers who swam up an age group: Katie, Freya, Megan and Esme. Well done girls!

From 38 individual swims, we had a fantastic 25 PBs:

A tremendous three PBs for Lilla, our youngest member of the JFL team, who swam all the events in her age group, coming first in her 50m breaststroke and second in all her other races … absolutely brilliant!

A terrific two PBs for Lewis K (who also swam all the events in his age group, swimming his 50m breaststroke without goggles, and setting PBs in both backstroke and free: fantastic!), Grace (who sliced a whopping 13 seconds off her fly time and came second in her breaststroke with a superb 6 second PB: awesome!), Amy, Megan and Esme (all first time JFL swimmers), Livia (who knocked an amazing 6 seconds off her fly time), Katie (who came second in both her races, swimming up an age group), Freya and Ollie.

A wonderful one PB for Mady and Ithan (both first time JFL swimmers), Sam and Andrew.

Fantastic swimming all of you: well done!

A huge thank you to Jamie Kincaid for timekeeping, to Karen Kincaid and Mary O’Neill for helping out poolside and keeping hold of the now seriously depleted PB Bag, and of course to Coach Karl and Coach Ciara.

All times are now on SCM. Full results can be found here, although these are still subject to scrutiny by the Adjudicator. We will be hosting Round Two at Newmarket on April 21st. Invitations will be going out shortly, so please check your emails.

County Champs 2018 – sprints and relays

Well done to the Bottisham swimmers who competed last Saturday at the last two sessions of the County Championships.

The individual events were the 50m freestyle and 100m Individual Medley. We had a great team consisting of Tashie, Mary B, Phoebe E, Luna, Ellen H, Justine, Holly, Ellen C, Yvonne, Anouk, Faith, Nick, Jack H, George, and Kieran. In the 50m free there were PBs for Mary B, Luna, Tashie, Ellen H, Justine, Kieran, George, Nick, Faith and Anouk; Anouk reached the final of the girls’ age 12 event and swam brilliantly to get 4th place, her (joint) highest finish in the championships and a new club record! Nick went sub-30 seconds for the first time in his race and finished 10th in his age group; Faith also got a club record and finished 13th overall.  In the 100m IM, Luna, Justine, George, Nick, Faith and Anouk all got PBs: Faith was the highest placed finisher in 5th, lowering her all-time girls’ record again, with Nick 6th – a matter of tenths away from Thomas M’s age group record! – and Anouk 7th. Congratulations all swimmers.

We were thrilled to be able to put a team forward for every single event in the County Relays, and everyone swam really well and did the club proud.  We didn’t win; but I bet we had the most fun of all the clubs there. Well done to all swimmers.  Thanks to everyone for turning out and braving the chaos of Parkside to support the club: thanks also to Fay and Sam for team managing, to Vinny, Trish, Emma and Patrick for judging, and to the fabulous Coach Karl. Let’s do it all again next year!