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!

A’MAY’zing Spring Development Meet 2019

Well done to all swimmers who took part in the a’MAY’zing Spring Development Meet earlier this month.

It was a great weekend with a lot of PBs and medals. We had a handful of our experienced swimmers with our newer swimmers making up a majority of the group, we had some races scratched so there were some who unfortunately missed out but hopefully they come along to the next Meet.

 

We had 71 PBs, 13 medals and 2 club records out of the 101 races, brilliant work from all the swimmers.

 

PBs:

7 PBs – Freddy M

5 PBs – Matteo

4 PBs – Ithan, Matthew, Sam, Alec

3 PBs – Phoebe, Katie, Jenny, Leah, Livia, Katherine

2 PBs – Anoushka, Eleanor, Freddie B, Mary Evie, Alex, Patryk, Lewis P, Olivia, Rachel, Andrew

1 PB – Izzie, Zubair, Maia

 

Medals:

Matteo- GOLDs in 100m Back, 50m Fly & 50m Breast. SILVER in 100m Breast

Patryk – SILVER in 50m Free, BRONZE in 100m IM

Matthew – BRONZE in 50m Free

Phoebe – SILVER in 50m Free, BRONZE on 100m IM

Katie – GOLD in 50m Fly

Mary – BRONZE in 50m Back

Alex – SILVER 100m Back

Eleanor – BRONZE in 100m Back

 

Club Records:

Matteo – 100m Breaststroke, age 13

Phoebe – 100m Backstroke, age 12

 

Great swimming everyone.

Thank you to all the parent helpers and to Ciara for coaching Sunday.

Next up is the Jeanne Barker.

JFL Round Two Newmarket – Gala Report

Round Two of the Junior Fenland League was held on Saturday night, where Bottisham was host to Boston, Cops B, Deepings and Huntingdon Piranhas, all teams that finished well above us in the league last year, Boston being the 2018 league winners.

We had a full team of swimmers, with two new to the JFL. Despite the tough competition and the decreasing light levels, the team achieved eight top-two places and another seven third-place finishes, together with 24PBs.

Our terrific Round Two team comprised:

As our 9s: Dominic and Emma, our only swimmers in this category who consequently swam all the events in their age group for the second round running. They swam four top-three placings and 3PBs between them, with Dominic slicing 7 seconds off his 50 Free. Brilliant!

Our 10Us: Freddie B, our first JFL newbie, who swam a 4 second PB in his 50 Breast; Lewis P, who swam 1PB; Lilla, who finished a fantastic first place in her 50 Breast; and, Izzie, who swam 2PBs.

Our 11Us: Harry and Alec, who both swam just outside their PBs; and, Lucia and Mya, who both swam to a super second place, Lucia in her 50 Breast and Mya in her 50 Free.

Our 12Us: Daniel, who grabbed a PB in his 50 Free; Ithan, who swam the PB of the night, knocking a tremendous 25 seconds off his 100IM before swimming another PB in his 50 Breast; Evie M, our second JFL newbie, who swam three-out-of-three PBs; and, Cassidy, who swam two-out-of-two.

And finally our 13Us: Alex, swimming up an age group to achieve three-out-of-three PBs, including a brilliant 50 Back swim with a time that is faster than the 12U cut off; Andrew, who knocked a noteworthy 9 seconds off his 50 Breast; Arwen, who swam three-out-of-three PBs, coming second place in her 50 Back; and cool-as-a-cucumber Katie, who swam 2PBs to secure two first place finishes and is still just outside the cut-off times – oh yes!

It was good set of results given the very tough competition. We are proud of you all!

Thank you to everyone who donated raffle prizes and everyone who came and cheered the team on. A very big thank you to all our officials: Suzy, Nigel, Trish, Vinnie, Patrick and Angharad. Another big thank you to Julie and Pete for marshaling with the PB bag, to Paula and Leigh for manning the door and selling raffle tickets, to Guy for recording and to Coach Ciara. Final thank yous (and extra adjectives for coming even though you weren’t swimming) to the lovely Livia for assisting with the raffle and delivering rhubarb and custards, and the fabulous Freddy M for announcing.

All times are now on SCM, although these results are still subject to scrutiny by the Adjudicator. The full results list is on the Fenland League website and can be found here.

Round Three will be at Newmarket on 8th June against the two Peterborough Teams, First Strokes and St Ives. Might be another tough one…

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.