Junior League Grand Final
Well done to the Boldmere Juniors who matched last year's 6th place in the Grand Final at Corby with 27PBs & 4 CRs. A full report will be
Many thanks to mrcphoto for supplying us with the team photo above. You can visit the mrcphoto website
HERE to see more photos from the final.
British Biathlon Championships
Seven Boldmere swimmers qualified and took part in this year's Championships at Solihull's Tudor Grange Leisure Centre on Sunday 1st December.
Matt Price (third) and Georgina Dolan (8th)
made podium finishes, with Matt taking the swimming prize in the U14 Boys category to go with his West Midlands title. The overall results achieved by
Boldmere swimmers were:
• Tom Sherriff B11 (23rd swim(37.30) 28th run) overall 30th
• Abby Turnbull G11 (5th swim (34.15) 69th run) overall 42nd
• Katherina Hall G13 (40th swim (1.17.53) 43rd run) overall 43nd
• Hannah Turnbull G13 (20th swim (1.11.49) 52nd run) overall 48th
• Georgina Dolan G14 (9th swim (1.05.95)17th run) overall 8th
• Matt Price B14 (1st Swim (57.45) 8th run) overall 3rd
• Lois West G15 (21st swim (2.29.68) 14th run) overall 18th
Most of the swimmers are hoping to qualify for the National Schools Championships at the Olympic Aquatics Centre in April and are now awaiting new National
rankings, published in January.
October 250 Club Winners
CONGRATULATIONS to our October 250 Club winners Pam Chatham and John McCabe who both win £50. There's still time to join in time for the £250 December
British Gas ASA National County Team Championships 2013: Warwickshire Crowned 2nd Division Champions!
WELL DONE to the nine Boldmere swimmers - Alex Dolan, Rachel Wilson, Emma Smith, Luke Davies, Matt Price, Steve Wilson,
Tom Bloor, Jake Dixon and Ben Stanford - who helped Warwickshire return to the First Division for next year's competition as Second Division Champions,
with the massive total of 497 points, at Ponds Forge, Sheffield on the 20th October.
Arena National Swimming League - Round 1 Roundup
NEW: Press Release
It was a cracking start to the Arena National League with our A Team winning their Premier Division first round gala at
Nuneaton by a huge 81 points ahead of second placed Gloucester. This will sit them at the top of the table with City of Derby in second
and Abingdon in third spot.
It was a superb team performance with 31 1st placed swims out of 50, 17PB's, 10 CR, 5 Relay CR and 37 unofficial
PB's in relays. Congratulations to Kate Davies and Tom Bloor who received Stars of the Gala medals sponsored by Appella Fitness.
Also in the Premier Division, after promotion last year, our B Team travelled over to Leamington to face tough 'A' team opposition.
Achieving seven 1st placed results they finished 5th just 9 points behind 4th placed Stratford Sharks. It was a Davies family night as
Stars of the Gala went to Erin Davies and Kai Alexander. It was also good to see Adam Kelly come out of retirement and back in the pool.
In Division 3 North our C Team had their best result ever - with a first time Gala win in a very close top three battle in Nottingham.
Going into the last race Lichfield, Matlock and Boldmere were all level on 178 points but our boys relay team swam superbly to secure a win
by 3 points, ahead of Lichfield. The team had an impressive 30 swims out of 50 in the Top 3 and 21 PB's. Stars of the Gala were
Sarah Kelly and Ben Forrest. It was nice to see Eden Harlow and Charlie Payne come out of retirement and back in the pool after 18 months,
with Adam Hall making a return as well. Finally a warm welcome to new swimmers Lily Massey and Chester Powell.
Round 2 is on 9th November - so make sure it's in your diary!
Full results can be found on the Members' page. Thanks to Del Stanger,
Sam Turnbull and Geoff Fowler.
Boldmere Swimmers Shine at West Midlands Biathlon Championships
Eleven Boldmere swimmers entered this year's gruelling West Midlands Biathlon Championships on Sunday 13th October. All eleven
achieved a fantastic top 6 place finish, which means that they have all qualified for the 2013 National British Biathlon Championships
at Solihull at the end of November.
Additionally seven of the swimmers finished in top three places for their age groups and six qualify for the National Schools Biathlon Championships
which will be held at the Olympic Aquatic Centre in London next April.
Special mentions go to age group West Midlands Champions Leo Karski (U13), Georgina Dolan (U14) and Matt Price (U14) and to the other swimmers
also going to London: Leighton Palmer-Whyte 2nd (U13), Ben Smith 3rd (U12) and Hannah Turnbull 3rd (U13); and to the British Qualifiers Thomas
Sherriff 4th (U11), Lois West 5th (U15), Abby Turnbull 6th (U11), Katrina Hall 6th (U13) and Sophia Karski 3rd (U17) (for this Category only the winner
qualifies). When the national rankings are published later this month we are hopeful that some of those not yet qualified for the London
Championships at the Olympic Pool may also qualify.
The final at the Aquatics centre will be the first 'public' event to be staged there on its opening weekend following its extensive reconfiguration.
This means that the seven Boldmere representatives will join Josh Winnecott (1st Competitive race winner) and Ellie Simmonds (1st World Record) in
the Olympic Aquatics Centre record books.
Some of the swimmers who competed can be seen in the photo above. Well done to everyone who took part!
High 5's to our Junior Team!
Well done to the Junior A team who have qualified for the Arena Junior Inter-League Grand Final on 24th November for an impressive 5th time!
The team had an early 6.45am set off time up to Leeds on Sunday morning the 6th of October to compete in the 'tougher' Northern Junior Inter-League Final -
and after missing out in 2007 and 2009 they finished 4th, just 6 points behind Southport, to qualify for the first time from the Northern Final route.
There were some impressive times set with 23 PBs, unofficial PBs, 29 top three finishes and 4 relay club records - as this was the first
time the 12 Yrs and under have swam 50m relays in this event.
Well done to swimmers, parents and of course a big high fives to Junior Head coach Nigel Kelly!
Most of the team can be seen here - showing it will be the 5th time in the final on 24th November in Corby.
Boldmere Club Championships - Full Results
Thank you to the seventy volunteers who made the Club Championships possible. If you would like to volunteer for the
Boldmere Open 16/17 November please contact Cathy Dolan via contact us.
Special thanks to our Guest of Honour - Kathryn Fowler. It was inspiring for all our swimmers to have the opportunity to meet
a full GB International.
Please click HERE to go to the Club Championships page where you can access:
• Full Results
• Girls Points Scores for each Age Group
• Boys Points Scores for each Age Group
• Boldmere Club Championships Trophy Winners 2013
Nuneaton & District Junior League Final at Wolverhampton
For the sixth time in seven years Boldmere's Junior A Team have yet again secured a place in one of the two Junior Inter-League
finals that lead on to possible qualification to the Arena Inter-League Grand Final at Corby in November. At the recent Nuneaton
& District Junior Final at Wolverhampton the A team finished runners up in Division 1, this year behind worthy winners and a very
strong Northampton team, who topped the league going into the final. The team will now travel up to Leeds on 6th October to compete
in the Northern semi-final.
Well done all and many thanks to Helen Holder for compiling the Press Release report above.
Liam Tancock Visits Boldmere
NEW! Newspaper Report - 'Swim star's visit is pure gold'
Many thanks to 50m Backstroke World Record Holder Liam Tancock who visited Boldmere's Junior and Senior Midland Squads on the 15th of September
at Castle Vale Leisure Centre. After an inspirational talk and Q&A session, Liam took to the pool where he gave our squad swimmers a masterclass in
backstroke training techniques.
Please click HERE to see photos and a slide show from the day.
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