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March 250 Club Winners

CONGRATULATIONS to PJ Harrison and Carolyn Buckroyd who are the lucky winners of £50 each!

Let's Give Pete Our Support!

Please take the time to read this link and help our very own Pete Purdy give back and say a BIG THANK YOU! Pete has given a lot of time to Boldmere Swimming Club and it's great to see him back in the water so let's all get behind Pete and help him reach his goal. Keep an eye out for more news on Pete in the Sutton Observer soon.

Week 3 of the Warwickshire County Championships 2015

The final week of the County Champs saw Boldmere exceed last years County Champion individual titles with a further 4 to take our total to 9 and surpass last years medal haul of 114 with a combined total of 129! Impressive results all round.

The 4 County Champion titles went to Joey Stanger 200m IM and 400m Free, Steve Wilson 100m Free and Morgan Harlow 200m Fly with a further Junior County Championship title awarded to Eden-Joy Light in the 100m Breast.

All in all week 3 saw 42 Finalists and 54 medallists - 22 Gold, 17 Silver and 11 Bronze. Another 94 PB's were set along with 2 new Club Records for 11 year old Nadya Sterling with a 30.18 50m Free and 12 year old Erin Davies setting a time of 1.22.14 in the 100m Breaststroke.

There were three BAGCAT point winners BY Nadya in the 11 year old category and Erin in the 12 year old's while Leo Karski was not only the 14 year BAGCAT winner but also the Top Boy of the championships with the highest Boys Fina points total.

Finally, congratulations to Abbey Turnbull (50 Fly) and Ellen Ratcliffe for achieving their first ever MDQT's and to William Cooper for adding the 200m Breast to his first MDQT time from last week.

Full results are on the Members' page and watch this space for Summary of each week soon.

Week 2 of the Warwickshire County Championships 2015


Week two of the Warwickshire County Championships saw our medal tally rise by a further 37 (13 Gold, 12 silver and 12 bronze) and Joey Stanger was crowned 800 Free County Champion. Fifteen swimmers qualified for Finals with total of 80 PB's set and one new club record. Special mention must go to William Cooper who achieved his first Midland Qualifying time in the 50 Breaststroke.

Week 1 of the Warwickshire County Championships 2015


Boldmere's swimmers got off to a great start at the first week of the Warwickshire County Championships with a total of 42 medals won - 16 Gold, 18 silver and 8 bronze medallists. Three County Champions were crowned with Luke Davies taking the 100m Breaststroke title, Tully Kearney the 1500m Freestyle and Ben Stanford the 50m Freestyle as well as the Junior County Title.

In total 28 swimmers made finals and a whopping 101 PB's were set and a new Club relay record set.

A special mention must go to S10 Para swimmer Tully Kearney whose 400 IM was a S10 British record as well as a European and World record time. However, as the championships were not an IPC registered event they unfortunately will not be eligible for ratification.

Above are most of the 27 medalists from week one of the Championships.

Junior Midland Squad Target Meets

Entries for the Haden Hill and Rugby Opens are now open, details attached. These are target meets for Junior Midland squad swimmers (only need to enter one). Junior county swimmers are also encouraged to enter. Judy Kenyon will be coordinating the club entries and forms can be returned to her or via the desks at Wyndley or Erdington. Please discuss your entries with Nigel or your coach and complete the entry forms which are available on the attached meet links.

Rugby Open 25-26th April 2015 DETAILS. Entries £4.75 per event plus £1 per day to help cover coaches costs. Closing date for Boldmere club entries 20th March 2015.

Haden Hill Open 10th May 2015 DETAILS. Entries £5 per event plus £1 to help cover coaches costs. This meet is filling up fast and we have already submitted the first lot of entries. As entries are taken on a first come first served basis in order to try and avoid any rejections we are looking to get any final entries in this weekend so would appreciate any outstanding entries are handed in by Wednesday 25th. If you are unable to get your entries in via the club we would recommend sending them directly to the event organisers.

2015 City of Birmingham Open Meet: Accepted Entries

The list of Boldmere accepted entries is now available to view on the City of Birmingham SC website HERE

Please read the important notes on the 2015 Open Meet page HERE

2014 Boldmere Open Meet

A BIG thank you to all the officials and volunteers who gave up their time to help run our annual Open Meet over the weekend of November 21st, 22nd & 23rd - a lot of effort was put in behind the scenes, especially by our meet organiser Rob Richardson, to make this one of the best meets to date with its new format. Without this support the meet would not be possible. Also a special thank you to all the Visiting Clubs' swimmers, coaches and parents for supporting our Open this year. We hope to see you all again next year.

Boldmere Swimmers achieved 316 PBs, 4 club records and 2 Meet records over the 3 days - full results are available on the Open Meet page and updated Boldmere PBs are now available on our Members' page.

Junior Inter-League Northern Final, Liverpool

A BIG congratulations to the Junior A Team on their excellent team performance at the Junior Inter-League Northern Final up at Liverpool on Sunday 5th October. With the 'age on day' changing for the Inter-League finals the team took on a new look with some age groups with swimmers now out of age and some new additions to the youngest 9 year old age group. However, despite the changes the team did Junior Head Coach Nigel Kelly proud, pulling out some big performances and maintaining a recent club tradition of qualifying for the Junior Inter-League Grand Final - for the sixth time in the last seven years. The Grand Final will take place on Sunday 30th November at Corby. A full set of results can be found on the Members' page.

Team News

Junior League Round 2 Galas, 9th May

The team sheets for these galas have now been published on the Members' page. Please check and confirm your availability as soon as possible.

Open Meet Entry Information and Updates

Senior Midland Squad Targeted Meets

Please find below details of two L1 meets in May. Ash will discuss targeted entries with swimmers.

Sheffield No Frills Meet, May 23-24th , Ponds Forge, Sheffield. £6.50 per entry plus £1 per day contribution to coaches costs. Completed entries to be returned by Monday 13th April

Northampton Spring Festival Open Meet, May 15-17th, Corby. £6.00 per entry plus £1 per day contribution to coaches costs. Completed entries to be returned by Monday 20th April

Malcolm Ratcliffe will be coordinating entries. Completed entry forms with payment can be handed in via your squad rep or direct to Malcolm.

Northampton Spring Festival Open Meet
Sheffield No Frills Meet

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