NOW FULL – Boston Open Meet

Boston Amateur Swimming Club’s 12th Open Meet will take place on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th November 2016. This Meet is now full, any entries received on approx. the 18th July or later will not be accepted.

The meet is a Licensed Level 3 meet (License number 3EM161367) and will take place at the Meres Leisure Centre, Grantham.

As in previous years, we are also looking for sponsorship of each of the 30 individual events, which will be named after the sponsoring company, organisation or individual. We are also looking for Sponsors for the Open Meet. If you would like to have an informal chat about this please don’t hesitate to speak to Pete Hockerston (Chairman), Katy Roberts (Treasurer) or Sheli Scott (Open Meet Secretary) or email

Sponsors needed for November Open Meet – Can you help?

Boston Amateur Swimming Club is on the look-out for sponsors for the November 2016 Open Meet. Can you help?

For the last 9 years we have held the event at the Meres Leisure Centre in Grantham in view of the excellent transport links and spectator facilities. The event is being held over two days – Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th November 2016 – and we are now looking for sponsorship for a number of elements for this event.

At an Open Meet, swimmers compete in a variety of strokes and distances with the aim of achieving Personal Best times which they can use to enter future competitions. The last three Open Meets we have held have been full, with more than 300 swimmers from 16 Clubs from around Lincolnshire and beyond swimming in 30 events, ages of competitors start from nine years. The November meet is already full, with entries closing in record time.

Boston Amateur Swimming Club is conscious that swimming should be for everyone regardless of age, ability or financial circumstances and we make every effort to keep our fees at a realistic level in spite of increasing running costs each year.

We are looking for sponsorship of each of the 30 events as we had at the previous open meet, which will be named after the sponsoring company, organisation or individual. The cost of this would be £75 per event or £140 for two events.  The pool hire, cost of trophies plus hire of electronic timing are some of the event’s largest biggest expenditure.

We are also grateful for the time and support given by our team of volunteers, officials and helpers who give their time for free. Your support with this event would be much appreciated. Please don’t hesitate to contact the Club via the website, speaking directly to Sheli Scott (Open Meet Secretary), Michele Ingamells (Fundraising Secretary), Pete Hockerston (Chairman) or by emailing for more information. Many thanks in advance.

Timings for Deeping Open Meet

Deepings Swimming Club have now confirmed warm-up times for next week’s Rob Welbourn Open Meet.

On Saturday 1st October, the Warm-ups will now be – Session 1 2.3opm to start at 3.15pm; Session 2 5.45pm to start at 6.30pm.

On Sunday 2nd October, the warm-ups will be – Session 3 9am to start at 10am; Session 4 2.30pm to start at 3.30pm.

It looks like the Programme will not be available to purchase on the weekend, but is on the Club’s website to download.

The Meet will take place at Deepings Leisure Centre, Park Road, Deeping St James, Peterborough PE6 8ND.

Membership now due

As we are approaching the last week of September, a polite reminder that the Annual Club Membership of £25 is due by the end of the month.

This must be paid by all swimmers from Silver squads upwards – including Silvers, Juniors, Futures, Development, Seniors, Performance and Masters. Payments can be made by Bank Transfer, by cheque to the coaching staff, card machine or cash – please indicate the swimmer’s name.

The card machine will be available most evenings next week. If swimmers in Silvers, Juniors and Futures would like to pay by card machine, please email and the Treasurer will attend one of these sessions to help this.

Also a number of squad fees remain unchanged – Juniors is now £36 a month, Futures £40, Club £34 and Masters £34. Please can you check your Standing Orders to check you are paying the correct amount.

Many thanks for your co-operation.


Officials needed for Deepings Meet

Are you able to help at the forthcoming Deepings Open Meet weekend?

As a condition of entry, Boston will need to supply officials to help poolside on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd October. This would be a great opportunity for some of the new volunteers, who had some training at our Club Championships, to gain more experience.

If you are able to help, please contact Paul Hart (Gala and Officials Secretary) on

Many thanks.

Card machine

The Club have now taken delivery and have been set up with a secure mobile card machine.

If you would like to make payments by card, the machine will be the available most evenings Monday to Thursday from 6.45pm until 9pm.

If you have any questions about the machine, please speak to Katy Roberts (Treasurer).

Changes to next week’s timetable

There will be a few changes to the timetable due to a coach being on training and the Coventry Training weekend.

There will be no gym next week for Development/Seniors on Tuesday or Performance on Wednesday. On Saturday 17th September, Performance and Seniors training is cancelled and Seniors will train with Development at 9.15am.

All other sessions will be as normal.


Please check standing orders

We hope you are all having a lovely summer break! Just a reminder that training restarts on Saturday 3rd September 2016 with our new timetable, so please check out the Training Times page to check when your squad will now be training.

Some squads will have a small change in squad fees from September 1st – now is the time to check that the new fees are in place to start from this date.

Annual Club membership for the 2016/17 season of £25 is also due in September – this charge is applicable to any swimmer in Silver squad upwards, including Masters, on September 1st.

Finally, all squad fees paid by Standing Order need to be paid in August as fees are calculated over 12 months. If, for whatever reason, you have not paid these fees in August you will be asked to pay this shortfall on return to training in September or the balance of the more expensive squad fees if paid by cheque/cash over 11 months. For more details please email the Treasurer on