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!

BWFSC New Year Meet 2018

IMG_8643What a great start to the year.

On Sunday, we took an amazing 48 swimmers to the Olympic Pool (London Aquatics Centre).

It was a great day with such an amazing venue and good experience for everyone, especially the younger swimmers who some have never seen a 50m pool let alone swam in one. Well done for giving it a go even though it may have been scary.

We even managed to come away with a brilliant 21 Medals, 61 PB’s and 3 club records, I couldn’t ask for a better way to begin 2018. PB’s are really hard to get in a 50m pool.

Medals

Ella G – 2 Golds and 1 Silver

Anouk – 1 Gold, 1 Silver and 2 Bronze

Faith – 2 Silver and 2 Bronze

Nick – 2 Silver

George – 1 Silver and 2 Bronze

Chris – 1 Silver and 1 Bronze

Kieran – 1 Silver

Megan H – 1 Bronze

PB’s

5 – Cassidy

4 – Anna B

3 –  Amy, Arwen, Justin, Mya, Nick

2 –  Alex, Anna N, Eleanor, Freya, Joseph, Lewis K, Mady, Mary B, Matteo, Megan T, Millie R, Phoebe E, Tom C

1 – Andrew, Anouk, Chris, Faith, Gemma, Katie, Kieran, Livia, Megan H, Patryk, Youri

Club records

Anouk – 50m and 100m Fly, Age 11

Faith – 50m Fly, Age 13

Well done to everyone, we hope you enjoyed the experience, parents included. It may have a been an early start but I think it was worth it.

Thanks to the team managers, Land Coach Nathaniel, the parents who volunteered to be marshalls and officials, and Ciara for helping everything run smoothly.

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Countdown to Christmas

Just a reminder that we’re training as usual on Wednesday and Thursday this week. Land training will run on Thursday but will take place for both squads in the Studio rather than in the gymnasium.

We’re thrilled to report that our new coach, Ciara, is joining us this week for a gentle festive start to her work with BSC. Please make her welcome.

Finally, on behalf of the BSC committee, I’d like to wish all swimmers and parents a very merry Christmas and a happy, healthy and successful 2018. We’re back in the pool on Wednesday 3 January.  Enjoy your time away from the chlorine, but do try to keep some fitness, particularly if you’re coming to the Olympic pool with us on Sunday 7 January!

Fees in 2018

The BSC committee is considering moving to a system of monthly fee payment for each of our squads, rather than the termly payment in advance system that we currently operate.

Each squad’s fees would still be calculated in broadly the same way as currently, but the new system would mean that Swim England fees and a proposed small club membership fee (to cover admin costs) could be spread out over the course of the year rather than being charged as one big chunk in January. Termly variations would also be evened out and payments would become more predictable.

Can you please let me know if you have any strong views about this by replying to this email or emailing me direct at chair@bottishamswimclub.org.uk by the end of the year? Many thanks.