The Club is in need of Licensed Officials and we are on the look-out for volunteers to take the next step to becoming a key part of the Club.
Over the last season or so, the number of Licensed Officials has reduced.
Explained Coach Ian Wells: “When we enter swimmers into an Open Meet, it is a requirement of our entry that we send along some Licensed Officials. We’re seeing less Licensed Officials with current swimmers. One of our recently attended Open Meets was in Cambridge, who requested that for every five swimmers entered we provide one Licensed Official. We had 28 children entered and luckily Cambridge accepted part-qualified officials. I’d like to appeal to all of you to consider doing some timekeeping first before moving to covering a session or 2 over our Open Meet weekends .. AND that you PLEASE CONSIDER becoming Licensed.”
Becoming a Licensed Official does not necessarily mean that you will be asked to officiate every time we attend an Open Meet. If we do not have Officials to volunteer, then we WILL NOT be able to attend Open Meets. Licensed Open Meets are where the children can gain those important County and Regional Qualifying Times so could stop our swimmers reaching their full potential.
Please see Committee Members Sheli Scott or Paul Hart to enquire about timekeeping at our forthcoming Club Championships and even completing a course for Licensing. All help gratefully received.
Please remember without your help our swimmers may be turned away from competitions.
The 2017 Lincolnshire ASA County Championship Consideration Times are now available.
Further details about the 2017 competition will be available in due course.
Minimum age for competition is 10 (age as of 31st December 2017) and qualifying swims must be recorded at Licensed Meets between April 1st 2016 and the closing date of 1st December 2016.
The Tulip Open Meet will take place on Saturday and Sunday at the Castle Sports Complex, Spalding, and the Club will be taking 52 swimmers to compete in this meet over the weekend. Good luck to everyone taking part!
Warm-ups for both days will be at 8.50am for the morning sessions and 2.20pm for the afternoon sessions. All swimmers should arrive promptly to poolside ahead of these warm-ups to be signed in.
Parents please note this is a ticket-only Meet therefore you will only be able to enter the pool area to watch your child swim and must leave straight after to allow other parents in. Caroline Hutchings, as in previous years, will be managing the tickets. You must collect your viewing ticket from Caroline and return this to her once your child has swum. Please do not hold onto your ticket. Your co-operation on this is appreciated and will make things run smoothly.
Swimmers new to Open Meets are reminded they must have “Club” hats only, and have a t-shirt or Club shirt to keep warm on poolside. Please bring plenty of fluids with you.
All swimmers are asked to remain poolside throughout the duration of the sessions and not leave the pool until the Coach and poolside helpers say they are able to do so. Again parents are asked not to encourage the swimmers to come out to them before they have completed their swims during the session.
A list of Boston swimmers and entered swims are available here.
A reminder also that due to the Tulip Meet and the East Midlands ASA Youth Meet there will be no training for Performance, Development and Senior squads on Saturday.
Good luck to all our swimmers competing today. This morning sees the 3rd Sharks/Silvers race day, starting at 11am in the Geoff Moulder Training Pool.
The session provides our Pre-Squad swimmers with their first taste of competitive swimming, with many of our Squad swimmers on hand to help poolside.
Later today is the 2nd round of the Anglian League at the Breckland Leisure Centre in Thetford. Two teams are in action with Boston A looking to build on their win in the last round. The coach will be leaving the Geoff Moulder complex at 3.45pm.
A quick reminder that all ASA Category 2 Membership Fees for Competitive Swimmers (those entering Open Meets) should be paid in by the end of February.
Fees for 2016 is £20. Anyone who competes in Open Meets, including those new to competitive swimming need to pay these fees in order for you to swim and gain qualification times. You will not be able to attend Meets if you are not registered to this level.
Deadline for payment is 29th February 2016 and all monies should be passed to Katy Roberts (Treasurer and Membership Secretary) by this time.
Any new swimmers to competition will also need to confirm preferred Country of Representation. Can we also remind you to return all Membership forms? If you have not had a copy of the Membership/Consent forms, please ask for a copy from your coach.
Due to works at the Geoff Moulder Training Pool, the changing rooms are not accessible to the public for this week only.
Swimmers can change in the main Leisure Pool changing rooms and walk across or arrive to training with clothes over swimming costumes.
Please bring appropriate clothing and footwear for these sessions.
Good luck to all our swimmers taking part in the second full weekend of Lincolnshire ASA County Championship action.
This weekend, swimmers will be heading to the Meridian Leisure Centre in Louth. Warm-ups on both days will be 9.00am and 1.30pm.
Video streaming is available from the Lincolnshire ASA website and there is also a full results service.