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!

BSC at East Region Junior Championships

Congratulations to BSC swimmers Anouk, Nick and Faith who swam at the Swim England East Region Junior Championships last weekend in the 50m pool at Luton. These championships are for swimmers aged 11-14 years who can reach the high qualifying standards. It’s been five years since we had more than one Bottisham swimmer attend a Regional Championships!

Anouk was placed 30th in the region in her 50m butterfly; Faith was 31st in the 50m breaststroke and 21st in the 100m breaststroke; and Nick was 21st in the 50m butterfly, 22nd in the 100m backstroke, 22nd in the 200m backstroke and a particularly brilliant 12th in the 50m backstroke.

These championships are a great building block for the future: it’s all great experience of long course racing. Well done to all three of you – we’re really proud of you!

Gala Report: A’MAY’zing Spring Development Meet 2018

Here is the report from the weekend (better late than never)

We had 21 swimmers at the A’MAY’zing Spring Development Meet. With a good handful of them still very new to the competitive scene. We managed to come away with 41 PB’s out of 73 swims and 10 medals.

PBs

Leading the weekend with an amazing 6 PB’s was Matthew Campbell!

Only just behind and still knocking her times down was Yvonne with 5.

Five swimmers got a brilliant 3pbs: Anouk, Lilla, Jack, Mary and Katie

With a terrific 2 Pbs we have: Megan, Matteo, Patryk, Freddy and Livia
Then owning the weekend with 1pb: Zubair, Andrew, Lewis, Grace, Evie

 

Medals

4 of our swimmers brought our medal tally to 10.

Yvonne achieved Gold in 100 IM, Silver in 200 IM, Bronze in 50 Back and 100 Free

Anouk achieved Silver in 100 Fly and 50 Breast, Bronze in 200 Fly and 200 IM

Lilla achieved Silver in 100 Breast

Mary achieved Bronze in 100 Fly

Great job girls.

Club Records

Achieving 6 club record times (new or Improved) we had:

Yvonne (age 18) with 100 Fly, 100 IM and 200 IM

Mary (age 17) with 200 Fly

Anouk (age 11) with 200 Free, 50 Fly

 

There was one bit of sad news about the weekend, and that is because it was Yvonne Winterborns last competition with us. She will at the SFL but that’s not quite like a full weekend meet. She has always been a great person to have along at competitions with her positive and friendly attitude she will be missed. She signed out in style though with her last race by being the outright winner and getting gold in 100m IM, well done Yvonne.

All results have been uploaded.

Thank you to all those parents who helped in the hall, to the officials, and to coach Ciara.

JFL Round Two Newmarket – Gala Report

Round 2 of the JFL was hosted by Bottisham at Newmarket, competing against teams from Mildenhall, First Strokes, St Neots and Peterborough. Our team of 15 swimmers, including two swimming in their first JFL, were Lilla, Anoushka, Mya, Cassidy, Phoebe E, Katie, Freya, Luna, Anna I-K, Lewis K, Ithan, Justin, Sam, Alex, Matthew and Matteo. Thank you to Freya and Anna I-K for stepping in to swim at very short notice!

From 38 individual swims, we had a fantastic 21 PBs resulting in Bottisham finishing in an absolutely brilliant 3rd place on the night. So, to the PBs:

A tremendous three PBs for Matteo: some very exciting swimming that nearly caused Mary to fall into the pool, gave him a first place and a 3 second PB in his freestyle, racing through the cut-off time. Another 3 seconds fell off his 100m IM time and he took a cracking 4 seconds off his fly time to finish in second place. Brilliant swimming, Matteo!

Also swimming a tremendous three PBs was Lilla, our youngest member of the JFL team, who again swam all the events in her age group, coming first in her 25m butterfly and slicing 3 seconds off her breaststroke time to come second … fantastic swimming Lilla!

A terrific two PBs for Mya (who swan 50m fly for the first time), Cassidy (swimming in her first JFL), Alex (who swam a brilliant IM for the first time) and Katie (who chopped a whopping 9 seconds off her 100 IM time and came first in two of her races: absolutely fantastic!).

A simply wonderful one PB each for Anoushka, Phoebe E, Ithan, Matthew and Luna (who has now swum through the cut off for 50 back).

A final mention to Lewis K who, despite hurting himself, swam 50m breaststroke without goggles and made sure that Bottisham could still race in the relay: thank you Lewis for showing such great team spirit.

Fantastic swimming all of you: well done!

A huge thank you to Suzy for refereeing and to Trish, Gordon, Jamie, Gareth and Sam for officiating.

A very big thank you to Paula and Karen for helping on the door and selling raffle tickets for a truly amazing raffle (thanks to all who donated). Another very big thank you to Fay for helping out poolside aided by Mary and Faith, to Guy for helping out in the box and of course to Coach Ciara.

My last thank you to Freddy, who was really rather brilliant at announcing, and to all the parents, siblings and grandparents who cheered on and made the evening a success.

All times are now on SCM. Full results can be found here, although these are still subject to scrutiny by the Adjudicator. Round Three is at Newmarket on 9th June. Invitations will be going out soon, so please check your emails.