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 bostonswimingclubweb@gmail.com

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 bostonswimmingclubweb@gmail.com

Summer newsletter now available

The Summer Newsletter is now available to download from the Club Website. Copies have been emailed out to parents and hard copies are being handed out to swimmers.

The newsletter features reports from Coaching staff and committee members. Details about the new training times are also featured and the changes to squad fees and membership, which are applicable from September.

There are some training time changes before the end of this season, with the final session being Friday 29th July before starting the 2016/17 season on Saturday 3rd September. Timetables are available on the Training Times page.

Please also give your feedback on a quick Payments Option survey we are currently running.

 

We need your views on payment options!

As a Club, we are aware that parents need to pay for a variety of different things to enable their child to swim with us – this includes squad fees, membership, competitions, kit etc.

As a general rule, we ask that parents pay monthly fees by Standing Orders and competition fees by cheque but are increasingly aware that some banks are not issuing cheque books.

We are looking into the costs and feasibility of having a mobile card machine but need feedback from you if this is something you would likely use if an option. Your feedback on this would be gratefully received before we purchase anything.

Please click on the survey and take a few minutes to let us know your thoughts. Many thanks in advance.

Records fall at Club Champs again

The second weekend of the 2016 Club Championships has now come to an end, with more PBs and records falling again.

Full results are now available online.

Twenty-six records fell over the weekend. Ten-year-old Jack Robinson earned records in the boys 50m and 200m Butterfly event, while 13 year-0ld William Pettitt gained the 200m Fly record.

But it was again the girls who saw the most records gained. Harley Maddison and Kieva Clegg shared the 14-year-old 200m Butterfly record, although Harley was deemed to have pipped it by a Referee’s Decision to gain the gold medal. Harley also gained records in the 100m Free, 50m, 100m and 200m Back, the 50m and 100m Fly, and the 100m and 2oom IM. Kieva meanwhile gained Club Championship records in the 200m Freestyle, and the 50m and 200m Breaststroke events.

Only two year categories didn’t see records changing for the girls over the course of the Championships. In the eight years and under category, Ocean Orrey gained records in the 100m Freestyle and the 100m and 200m Butterfly events.Daniela Bringeman added the 200m Breast, 100m and 200m Fly and the 200m IM to her haul at the previous weekend’s sessions in the 9 years age group, with Amelia Ridge also adding the 100m Back in this age.

Tegan Harrison saw her 9-year-old 100m Back record fall, but gained the 10 years record in this event. Millie Prudden gained the 15-years 200m Freestyle, while Jess Pearson took the 16-years-and-over 50m Back record.

Well done to all those who took part, and also to all the coaching team, parents, grandparents and supporters of all our swimmers who helped make this Club Championships one of the best. If you would like to find out more how you can get involved in the Club, please speak to any of the committee members or coaching staff.

Club Champs results

A copy of this weekend’s results from the first two days of the 2016 Club Championships is now available online.

It was a good weekend of action, with many Championship records falling. The girls, in particular, saw a number of long-standing records go.

In the nine-year-old age group, three girls took away Championship records – Daniela Bringeman in the 400m Freestyle and 200m IM,  Amelia Ridge in the 800m Freestyle and Lola Whitaker in the 400m Individual Medley. Katie Scott took the 12-year-old 100m Breaststroke record, while 14-year-olds Kieva Clegg and Harley shared the records for all the events competed in this age group – Kieva in the  400m and 800m Freestyle and 100m Breaststroke and Harley in the 200m and 400m IM.

Joseph Vickers was the lone record-breaker for the boys in the 11-year-old 1500m event.

A big thank you to all the parents who supported the running of the Championships through timekeeping, being officials, running the fundraising activities and for cheering on and supporting the swimmers at the Club. If you would like to find out more about becoming a timekeeper and to give it a go, please speak to a committee member.

We look forward to the second weekend of competition on the 2nd and 3rd July.

 

Good luck to all our swimmers!

Good luck to all our swimmers competing today. Today sees the start of the 2016 Club Championships with two sessions taking place in the Geoff Moulder Training Pool. Warm-ups are at 9am and 12.30pm.

There will be food available and other fundraising stalls. There will also be the opportunity to buy Club Shirts.

Please also get involved in the running of the day. Without the support and help from our parents and supporters, events like these would not take place. If you would like to have a go at Time Keeping or Team Managing, please let us know.

A results page has been set-up but online results will not be available this weekend. We are expecting the results to go online on Monday evening.

Also good luck to the small group of Club swimmers representing Tower Road Academy in the National English Schools’ Swimming Association (ESSA) Primary School Relay Competition at Ponds Forge.

Boston Open Meet – now open for entries

The 12th annual Boston Open Meet is now open for entries. The popular event will take place on 19th and 20th November 2016 at the Meres Leisure Centre, Grantham.

It is anticipated that this meet will be popular so please get your entries in as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

For full details, please visit the Open Meet page.