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Announcement

Following some great interviews, we wish to congratulate Amaro Viloria on being appointed as Lead Coach for Junior Performance.

We would also like to announce two other changes to our coaching team: Joey Stanger will remain as Lead Coach for Performance Development and will also take on the role of Assistant Head Coach to work alongside Ashley Cox in the development of the club and coaching teams.

We are also in the final stages of discussions with another coach who we hope to welcome to the coaching team in the New Year to take the Lead position for the Seniors/Masters ad Competitive Squads. We will announce further details as soon as possible.

There will be some changes in coaching teams at sessions over the next few weeks as we transition into these new positions. We will do our best to keep disruption to swimmers to a minimum.

Session Changes due to Boldmere Open Meet

Friday 17th: Senior & Junior Performance sessions will be cancelled.

Saturday 18th: All sessions at Castle Vale are cancelled, please check your emails for possible catch up sessions.

Sunday 19th: All sessions at Perry Beeches are cancelled. Swimmers who normally attend the 2pm or 3.30pm session at Perry Beeches are welcome to swim at Castle Vale instead from 2.45pm till 4pm.

Sunday 19th:Swimming sessions at Castle Vale, 1pm - 1:45pm, 1:45pm - 2:45pm, and 2:45pm - 4pm will run as normal but there will be no Land Training for Performance development squad.

Help Boldmere Raise Money by using Easyfundraising

Please help the Club raise money by using the Easyfundraising website whenever you shop online, especially in the run up to Christmas!

The site is very simple to use:

1) Go to www.easyfundraising.org.uk
2) In the "Search for a cause" box, type "Boldmere Swimming Club"
3) Click through to "Join Us" and create an account
4) You don't need to provide any bank or debit/credit card details, just your name, address and telephone number
5) Click through to the website you wish to purchase from and buy your items as normal. The cost will be the same but the club will get a donation - usually between 1.5% and 2.5% of the purchase amount.

There are 3,100 retailers on the site including Amazon, John Lewis, Marks & Spencer, Next, Boots, etc

October 250 Club Winners

Well done to Kim Atkins and Paul Arthur who are the lucky winners of £50 each!

Boldmere Open Meet 17th/18th/19th November 2017

Volunteers: Without the kind assistance of volunteer parents and friends, this event would not run, so if you have volunteered thank you very much for your support.

Can You Help? We are still in need of volunteers for The Open. Please see the most current list of all Volunteers. Key areas that need filling are Security and Marshalling. If you have volunteered but cannot see your name or you are yet to let us know you can help please email Natalie and we will add you to the list.

Accepted Entries: Boldmere Open Meet list of accepted entries is available here.

Note: We are running a joint skins on Sunday not individual skins on Saturday and Sunday. This is a change to the published programme

Session Changes - Sunday

The following sessions will now run permanently at Perry Beeches Leisure Centre :

  Castle Vale Perry Beeches
Squad Original Time    New Time
Competitive 4 - 5.30pm 2 - 3.30pm
Junior Competitive 4 - 5.30pm 3.30 - 5pm
Junior Performance    5.30 - 6.45pm 3.30 - 5pm

New Sunday session

We will also be offering a session to swimmers from the Junior Club squad to swim on a Sunday at Perry Beeches from 2pm till 3.30pm. Anyone interested please contact boldmeremembershipsecretary@gmail.com.

We are looking for Head of Junior Performance

We are looking for Head of Junior Performance to take overall responsibility for development of the junior section of the club, with primary responsibility for training Boldmere Junior Performance Squad. Click here for a full job description and here for the advertisement and information on how to apply if you are interested.

September 250 Club Winners

Well done to Dave Price and David Edmonds who are the lucky winners of £50 each!

Welcome to our new Swimming Pathway Officer, Jenny Fowler

As Swimming Pathway Officer Jenny will be coordinating our swimming instruction programme and leading our dedicated team of instructors teaching children in the Learn to Swim, Advanced Instruction and Transition sections of the club.

Jenny learnt to swim with Boldmere herself and reached national competitions with the club. Jenny started teaching swimming in 2012 and continued whilst at university. She has recently returned from university and competes with our Masters squad as well as dedicating her time to teaching our younger members. We welcome Jenny to the team.

If you have any queries about our instruction programme, please contact Jenny at boldmereLTS@gmail.com

Nigel Kelly is Retiring

It is with much regret that we announce Nigel Kelly's retirement after 14 years leading our Junior Squads, so he can focus attention on his much-neglected family. The club is deeply indebted to Nigel for his outstanding contribution to the development of the club and the success of the Junior teams.

The Club is now actively seeking a replacement and this process may take 2-3 months. In the intervening period, Nigel has kindly indicated that he will support us in managing a smooth transfer over to his successor.

On behalf of all members of Boldmere Swimming Club, past and present, we wish Nigel an enjoyable retirement and once again wish to thank him for his immense contribution.

Boldmere Swimmers represent Warwickshire County

Here is a report from the inter county gala. Boldmere made an impressive contribution to a second place result.

The most impressive part was the strength of the county team and how they bonded as one. It was also good to hear Graham, Joey and Jessica discussing issues and sharing best practice.

Boldmere SC Membership Renewal due September

To existing BSC Members:

You should have by now received your Squad Invitation for the new season beginning in September from Head Coach Ashley Cox, if you have not received this email do let boldmeremembershipsecretary@gmail.com know

Please click here for a PDF version of the 2017-18 Membership Pack for the swimming year commencing 1st September 2017.

ALL members need to submit a new membership form and standing order instruction if paying by this method

1. Should you not wish to renew your membership, can you please confirm this by email to boldmeremembershipsecretary@gmail.com

2. Our current membership levels are for the second consecutive year very high at over 660. As a result, existing members (who have not renewed) should be aware that after September 1st , NEW membership applications will be processed and will have priority over renewals that have yet to be submitted.

3. Existing members who have not renewed their membership by 31st October 2017 will be deemed to have resigned from the club, and their ASA registration will be terminated and access to the Members' page withdrawn.

4. If you want to take advantage of the 10 month Standing Order Membership Fee collection you MUST have renewed your membership by 23rd September 2017 .

Update on Castle Vale Pool

An statement is now available HERE on Castle Vale Pool.

Press Release

Click here to view the press release about the Mercian League Round 1 from the Sutton Observer.

Press Release

Click here to view the press release about the Junior League Round 1 from the Sutton Observer.

Ellie Simmonds returns home to Boldmere

Ellie Simmonds returned home to Boldmere this week to receive the Warwickshire County Swimmer of the Year Award to recognise her achievements in Rio - Congratulations Ellie!

Please Help Boldmere Swimming Club to Support The Pines School

The Pines School is a small local special school for children with Autism. If you have any 'preloved' toys or activities (from Happy Meal toys to scooters) that you could donate to The Pines please use 'Contact Us' above to arrange for their collection. We regret that we can not provide a new home for cuddly or stuffed toys!

Volunteers Required!

The club is currently run by a committee of swimming parents but we need more volunteers. We are looking for help with Administration of Volunteers, Communications and Fundraising. Please click HERE for more details.

Cancelled and Missed Sessions

As stated in the Membership Terms and Conditions when Boldmere Swimming Club cancels a normal session members may swim at an alternative session that week, with the prior agreement of the coach of the alternative session, if there is room in that session. Members attending an alternative session without the prior agreement of the coach of the alternative session will not be permitted to swim.

Members who miss their normal session will not usually be permitted to swim at an alternative session. In exceptional circumstances a member who misses their normal session may swim at an alternative session that week, with the prior agreement of the coach of the alternative session, if there is room in that session. Members attending an alternative session without the prior agreement of the coach of the alternative session will not be permitted to swim.

Open Meet Entry Information (Internal)

Boldmere Open Meet 17th/18th/19th November 2017

Boldmere Open Meet list of accepted entries is available here.

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