As you may be aware, we have the club sprint championships coming up on the 16th September at the Dolphin Centre.
I am pleased to confirm that we successfully applied for a licence (Level 4) and therefore any times achieved on the evening will be uploaded onto the ASA official times database. They can then be recognised for entry to the 2018 County Championships if the qualifying time is achieved.
In order to run the event legally as a licensed level 4 gala, there is a minimum number of qualified officials required for the evening – I believe that I have lined up both a referee and starter for the evening but I do also need qualified judges (J1 / J2 / J2S) and any qualified timekeepers to volunteer their services. Without the correct number of officials, we will not be in a position to submit the times achieved as official to the ASA. Therefore I would ask anyone that has a suitable qualification to contact me asap to confirm if they could help on the evening at firstname.lastname@example.org
I have attached the form and outline conditions for the championships to this post. Please note the closing date – entries received after this date may not be accepted due to the work involved in preparing the event. I have set the closing date as midnight on Monday the 11th September which is only a few days prior to the event.
The events on the evening will be 25m in all 4 strokes for swimmers under 9.
All swimmers 9 and over can enter 50m events in all 4 strokes and the 100m Individual Medley.
Note – only the 50m and 100IM times will be uploaded to the ASA times database.
Could you please complete the form and pass to Matt, myself, Geraldine Bray or Lindsay Mansell before the closing date along with the correct entry fee asap.
Many thanks & I look forward to seeing you on the evening.
Club Sprint Championships 2017 Entry Form
A huge well done to every single swimmer that has competed for Bromsgrove in the PGL League. Thanks to all your efforts, we have not only qualified for the final but have achieved top position in the league table.
The work isn’t done yet as we now have the final to complete and all teams will be going to Gloucester with the intention of taking first place overall.
PGL League Results + Final Qualifiers
Please find attached the Christmas Training schedule for Bromsgrove SC for 2016. All swimmers are encouraged to attend as many sessions as possible in line with the Athlete Progression Pathway and Long Term athlete development, and especially with the competition schedule kicking off so early in January.
I am aware that some of you will not be used to training through Christmas, but this is an ideal time to hone those race skills and work off those mince pies. 😉
It would be especially nice to see more new faces at the morning sessions. Morning training is very important in the development of athletes. When you compete at county / regional / national level, and even at open meets, you are expected to be in the water at 8am for warm up, meaning you need to be at the pool well before that, and ideally doing a land warm up by 7:40. By training in early mornings regularly, you can adapt your body to be used to performing at that time meaning it’s not such a shock to the system when you compete.
May I take this opportunity to thank you all for your support through this year since I joined in January, and I look forward to us all working hard as a team to make 2017 even more successful for the club and all its members.
Wishing you all a very happy and peaceful Christmas, and a fantastic New Year.
We have unfortunately been forced to cancel our club distance championships as a licensed event due to a lack of qualified officials being available for the evening.
We are planning to hold an event in the New Year which will include 100m events for the older swimmers and some shorter races for our younger members. We hope this will be a good introduction for the inexperienced competitors before the start of the PGL league.
We will get forms out asap to give more details about the planned gala.
We now have the full details for the 2017 County Championships.
The dates are in the calendar and have been confirmed as the 22nd January, 28th and 29th January and the 4th / 5th February.
Information may be obtained on the links below :
Here are the accepted entries for the Club Sprint Championships – please check this asap and advise me of any discrepancies that you may have.
I will be creating the swim heats later today and need to know any errors prior to completing this.
Many thanks !!
Club Sprint Championships 2016 Entries
The Qualifying Times for the 2017 Worcester County Championships have now been released. As expected there are no changes (with the exception of one female 200m Butterfly time)
Times for all events must be achieved between the 1st April 2016 and the closing date of the 18th December except for the distance events (800m & 1500m) which can be counted from the 1st January to the 18th December.
As previously announced, all times must come from an official competition with the times logged onto the ASA ranking list.
A copy of the qualifying times can be obtained by clicking the link below :
County Qualifying Times 2017
Following the first 2 rounds of the PGL league, we are sitting in a strong position with a chance to qualify for the final on the 4th June.
Results for each gala and the league table can be seen by clicking the link below :
PGL cumulative results 2016
The remaining 2 rounds are due to be held on the 16th April (likely to be in Cheltenham as they are the hosts) and the 7th May at the Dolphin Centre (we are hosting).
We would love the club to reach the final for the first time in many years so please try to be available if selected.
The weekend of the 5th & 6th March saw a number of swimmers and families travel down to the Welsh capital for a weekend of swimming in the Olympic sized International Pool. For many this was their first experience of swimming in a long course pool and all seemed to enjoy the experience (even with the tough training sessions from Matt and Edd !!)
The whole weekend was a great success and many thanks go to everyone who put their time into organising the event.
We have had a couple of reports in the local paper for our recent successes in the PGL league and the County Championships.
You can see the reports through the links below :
Congratulations to everyone for the great results and the continued positive news stories !