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Club Championships - Cannon Event

Thank you to all for your fantastic support of our new event, the Boldmere cannon, which brings together all the club's squads from learn to swim to masters in one fun team race. Many swimmers ticked the box on the entry form to be involved. All those names were put in a hat and drawn out by squad, with each squad forming one leg of the cannon. As many swimmers as possible have been included in the 6 girl's teams and 6 boy's teams, but if you haven't been included this time be sure to tick the box again next year! The cannon teams for this year are available below, so have a look and if you are involved listen for the announcer calling the cannon teams poolside at approximately 4.30pm (during the Boys 100m Fly). All swimmers need to gather in the assembly area (by showers) so they can be organised into their teams. And for all those spectating, please make as much noise as possible, especially when our youngest and least experienced swimmers hit the water!

If there are any concerns about the cannon please let us know by Friday. Click HERE for team lists.

Club Championships - Volunteers Listing

Click HERE to see the volunteers listing.

Club Championships - List of Entries

Click HERE to see the entry list. Please check the entries carefully and let bscmeetmanager@gmail.com know of any errors.

Club Championships - Raffle Prizes Needed!

If you have any suitable raffle prizes for the Club Championships please can you bring them along to the desks at Wyndley or Erdington or hand to squad reps at Castle Vale.

Boldmere Open Meet 18th - 20th November 2016

Click HERE to download your entry form. For all other information please use the 'Meets' tab on the top menu to go to the Meet page. Please be sure to get your entries forms in quickly as this meet is extremely popular. The electronic file for this meet will be uploaded in the next few days.

Closing date: 16th October 2016

2016 Club Championships

Thank you for everyone who has entered their son or daughter in Boldmere Club Championships on the 24th September. The list of entries will shortly be available on this website. Please ensure you check your child has been entered into the correct events and with the correct times. Any errors, omissions or queries please email Judy Kenyon (judykenyon@aol.com) and we will endeavour to sort it out.

We now need your help !!!!

Without the kind assistance of volunteer parents and friends, the event would not run, so if you have never helped before but are going to be there anyway, why not get involved. Jobs which we need volunteers for include :

* Top Results Desk (data entry of results, playing with word and excel documents)
* Security (standing at the bottom of the stairs, entrance to the pool and ensuring all the correct people go where they should do)
* Runners (run up and down the viewing gallery from the top desk to the pool side collecting the results of each heat)
* Marshalls (take the children along pool side in heat order until they race)
* Chaperones (ensure the children and lined up and ready for their events)

If you are available to help all day, or just some of the time, can you drop Judy (judykenyon@aol.com) an email and she will explain what the roles involve and add you to our list of volunteers.

Membership renewal due NOW!

ALL members need to submit a renewal form. Renewal forms will be available at the pools and the membership secretary will be at Erdington on Monday to assist with any queries.

August 250 Club Winners

CONGRATULATIONS to Ian Druce and Tracy Wilson who are the lucky winners of £50 each!

Please Help Boldmere Swimming Club to Support The Pines School

The Pines School is a small local special school for children with Autism. If you have any 'preloved' toys or activities (from Happy Meal toys to scooters) that you could donate to The Pines please use 'Contact Us' above to arrange for their collection. We regret that we can not provide a new home for cuddly or stuffed toys!

West Midland Region - Club Newsletter

Click HERE to read the ASA West Midland Region - Club Newsletter for Summer 2016.

A & B Junior League Teams do the 'Double'



Congratulations to both A and B Junior League teams who both won their 3rd and final round draws in the Nuneaton & Bedworth Junior League. Both have made their respective finals in Division 1 & 2 on 10th September with the A now gunning to try and qualify for either the Southern or Northern Regional Final while the B team will be looking for a top 4 finish and promotion to Division 1 again. Full Press Release report by Karen Woodhall below. Photo above of coach's (Nigel and Joey) Stars of the Gala.

Click HERE to read the Sutton Observer press report for this round.

Click HERE to read the BSC press release for this round.

Junior League Round 2

Click HERE to read the Sutton Observer press report for this round.

Click HERE to read the BSC press release for this round.

European Masters Championships, London 2016



Good luck to Amaro Viloria, Pete Purdy, Alice Lane, Karen Woodhall, Scott McKenzie, Des Burley, Jon Tanner, Dan Smith, Rich Lane and Catalina Newble who are all competing at this week's European Masters Championships. Live steam available HERE

2016 Warwickshire County Champs Round-up

NEW: Newspaper Report 1
NEW: Newspaper Report 2

Many thanks to Karen Woodhall for taking on the reporting role for the Warwickshire Champs. A Press Release for the three weeks of competition can be viewed HERE. Well done to everyone who took part in the pool and coaches and chaperones poolside. Yet another great Champs!

Volunteers Required!

The club is currently run by a committee of swimming parents but we need more volunteers. We are looking for help with Administration of Volunteers, Communications and Fundraising. Please click HERE for more details.

Warwickshire Swimmer of the Year and Volunteer of the Year

The Warwickshire Swimmer of the Year 2015 was announced at the Age Group Championships to be Tully Kearney and she was presented with the trophy at the meet. Her citation is on the Warwickshire ASA website.

The Volunteer of the Year 2016 was also announced and the trophy presented to Shirley Wigley.

Cancelled and Missed Sessions

As stated in the Membership Terms and Conditions when Boldmere Swimming Club cancels a normal session members may swim at an alternative session that week, with the prior agreement of the coach of the alternative session, if there is room in that session. Members attending an alternative session without the prior agreement of the coach of the alternative session will not be permitted to swim.

Members who miss their normal session will not usually be permitted to swim at an alternative session. In exceptional circumstances a member who misses their normal session may swim at an alternative session that week, with the prior agreement of the coach of the alternative session, if there is room in that session. Members attending an alternative session without the prior agreement of the coach of the alternative session will not be permitted to swim.

Team News

Open Meet Entry Information (Internal)

Worcester Open Meet

This meet is now closed for entry.

Rotherham Metro Long Course Graded Meet - 21/22 Jan 2017

Information is now available at www.rotherhammetro.org.

On-line Resources