Your club needs you!

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.

Club Records updated

The Club Records have been updated with recent Claims and split into Short and Long Course records. Previously both long and short course swims were included in one format.

While checking the records, it was noted that a number of swims had not been claimed by current squad members.

Just a reminder that Records are not automatically updated and need to be claimed following the swim. An online Claim Form is available on the Club Records and completed for checking by the Records Officer.

To view the Club Records, please visit the Records page.

 

Find out about becoming an Official!

Would you like to find out how you can become an Official?

Boston ASC is holding an information session on Wednesday 18th May at 6.30pm at the Geoff Moulder pool for those interested in finding out how to be come Timekeepers and Judges.

Officials are a vital part of the running of an Open Meet or Gala, and without them events wouldn’t run. Over the last season or so, the number of Licensed Officials has reduced and we’d like to appeal to all parents/guardians to consider volunteering to support both the swimmers and the Club.

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.

The evening will also provide a training opportunity for existing J1/2 to go through workbooks and sign off sections.

If you are interested in attending, please let Paul Hart know or reply to this post.

 

 

Judge Level 1 sign-off

To be signed off as a Judge Level 1, it is now a requirement to do two sessions being mentored at a Level 1 or 2 meet.

The next Meet at this level will be the Northampton Spring Festival on Friday 13th to Sunday 15th May. If anyone working towards Judge Level 1 would like to be mentored at this meet, please contact Paul Hart, Gala and Officials Secretary asap to arrange this. The organiser of the Spring Festival is aware that the Club may have officials and will try to accommodate this.

Paul can be contacted via email – prh.basc@gmail.com.

Lincolnshire County Consideration Times now available

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.

Arrangements for Tulip Meet

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

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.