SAVE THE DATE – Boston Open Meet November 2015

The 11th Boston Open Meet will take place later this year, 21st and 22nd November 2015, at the Meres Leisure Centre, Grantham.

Full details will be available later this year but make a note of the dates in your diary!

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Sharks & Silvers Race Day

On Saturday 13th June, Boston ASC will be holding its first Race Day aimed at  our Sharks and Silvers swimmers.

As a swimming club with a great history of success in competitive swimming since the late 19th Century, we like to give all our swimmers the opportunity to race. Race day is a great introduction to competitive swimming without the pressure of a full competition. The children are not judged in these race days on starts, stroke and turns, so there will be no disqualifications, they simply swim doing the best they can in each stroke.

Swimmers will be timed and will gain a certificate with their time on it.

Entry is only £5 and they can do as many of the five races they like. These races are great fun and we really hope that you enter them so they can show off what you have learnt. If you have any question don’t hesitate to ask one of the coaches.

Entry forms can be downloaded here or are available from the Club Noticeboard. Completed forms should be handed to Brendan, Sarah or Ian by Friday 6th June.

The competition starts at 10am in the Training Pool.

May half term training times

There will be a change of Training Times over the forthcoming May half term.

As it is a Bank Holiday, there will be no training on Sunday or Monday.

For details visit the Training Times page.

Advanced notice: Due to the Sharks/Silvers race day on Saturday 13th June 2015, there will be a change to Training times on that day also.

Time keeping training

The next batch of timekeeping training will take place in June.

In preparation for the forthcoming Sharks and Silver Race Day and the Club Championships, volunteers are needed to come forward to help with the running of the events.

Training will be held on Tuesday/Wednesday evening of 2nd/3rd or 9th/10th June with practice opportunity at the Race Day on the 13th June. Training dates and times to be confirmed.

If you would like to find out more please contact through the website, Facebook or speak to Paul Hart direct.

Details for the weekend

A group of our swimmers will be competing in the Level 3 Ernehale Open Meet. The weekend is the last chance to get those all important Midlands Qualifying Times.

Warm-up on Saturday 9th May will be at 4pm, while there will be two sessions on Sunday – warm-ups at 8am and 1pm.

The Club has been made aware that the Nottinghamshire County Show takes place this weekend so could be delays near Newark. Parents are advised to travel via Grantham.

A results service is due to be in operation over the weekend on the website.

2016 Lincolnshire County Qualification Times released

The 2016 Lincolnshire ASA County Qualification Times have been released.

The competition will take place over five days between January 23rd and February 20th in 2016 – venues and times will be confirmed nearer the time.

The qualification window opened on the 1st April 2015 and closing date for entries will be 1st December 2015. Some changes have been made to next year’s competition, with the first age group to compete being 10/11 years.

Please note: Age is at 31st December 2016. Minimum age to compete is 10 years – ie. must be aged 10 as of 31st December 2016 to qualify for the 10/11 years age group.

For details visit the Qualifying Times page.

Bank Holiday training times

As this weekend is a Bank Holiday weekend, there will be no training on Sunday May 3rd.

On Bank Holiday Monday, there will be an early morning session, from 5.45am until 7.30am. However all other training sessions on Monday are cancelled. Normal sessions resume at 5.15am on Tuesday 5th May.

A reminder for this weekend’s Tulip Open Meet, warm-ups on both days is from 8.50am for the morning session and 2.20pm for the afternoon session. More details available on the South Lincs CSC website.

EDIT: Training on Saturday is unaffected.

Entry forms now available for the Club Championships

Details about the forthcoming 2015 Club Championships are now available to download or on the Club Noticeboard.

Long Distance events (Girls 800m and Boys 1500m) will take place on Sunday 28th June at the Geoff Moulder Training Pool. Warm-up will be at 11am.

The main Club Championships will be held over the following three weekends – on Saturday 4th July, Sunday 12th July and Sunday 19th July. Warm-ups on each of these days will be 9.30am, with an afternoon warm-up time to be confirmed.

Forms and more details are available here.