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Development Squad Trials

Do you love swimming ? Would like to learn / swim more ? Enter competitions, represent the Club in galas…. Then Performance Development Squad may be the choice for you.

We would like to invite any swimmers who’s birthday is between 1st September 2008 and 31st August 2010 from Transition or Competitive Development squads to come along to a trial session at Castle Vale on Sunday 20th May from 4pm till 5pm. This session will be aimed at any swimmer who is interested in swimming the Performance Development squad in the future.


Performance Development Squad Session Times :
  • Monday 4.30pm – 6pm Castle Vale
  • Wednesday 5.30pm – 7pm Wyndley
  • Thursday 6.30pm – 8pm Wyndley
  • Saturday 10.30am – 11.30am Castle Vale
  • Sunday 2.45pm – 4pm Castle Vale

Swimmers will normally be expected to attend a minimum of 3 sessions a week.

After the trial, some swimmers will be invited to attend two further sessions on Sunday 27th May 5-6pm and Sunday 3rd June 5-6pm both at Castle Vale.

If your son or daughter is interested in coming for a trial, please contact Judy Kenyon (judykenyon@aol.com), mobile : 07920 760851 to book a place on Sunday’s session. If you are away, or unable to attend, feel free to contact Judy to arrange a different time for a trial.

More information about the trial and what happens after will be emailed out once we have confirmed numbers.

Intensive Whitsun Sessions

We still have spaces on our intensive sessions at Castle Vale over Whitsun, so we are opening up the 10.30am – 12pm session to all junior swimmers. This includes swimmers from the following squads :

  • Transition
  • Competitive Development
  • Performance Development
  • Junior Club
  • Junior Competitive
  • Junior Performance

Cost is £40 for the 4 days (Tuesday to Friday), or £10 per day. Priority will be given to those who can attend all four days but I am taking bookings for people to do individual days.

Any questions or to book, please contact Judy (judykenyon@aol.com).

Long Course Training

We are running a session at Loughborough University pool for swimmers to experience swimming in a 50m pool. This is great practice for anyone who is interested in competing as a number of our Meets are in 50m pools including County Championships every January. We have the following sessions :

Sunday 20th May : 3pm till 4pm or 4pm till 5pm : £10 per hour
This is open to anyone in the Competitive Development and Junior squads (Competitive and Club).

Sunday 10th June : 2.30pm till 4.30pm : £15 for the session
This is open to anyone in the Senior non-Performance squad ie Club, Competitive, Seniors and Masters

Please contact Judy (judykenyon@aol.com) to book.

Safeguarding Course - Sat May 19th

The club is running a safeguarding course on Saturday May 19th at Castle Vale Swimming Pool, from 9am until 12.

This is an ideal course to attend for anyone that volunteers at club meets, internal or external. It is an now an ASA requirement that chaperones have a valid safeguarding certificate, so the more people that we can have safeguarded, the less we have to rely on the same people to cover the role.

If you are interested in attending the please can you email boldmerevolunteers@gmail.com to secure your place.

There is no fee to pay for Boldmere members

West Midlands Championships Week 2

Boldmere swimmers met up with Dual reg COB/Boldmere swimmers at Coventry pool for Week 2 of the West Midland Championships over 3 days of competition on the bank holiday weekend with
50 finalists, 2 Gold, 3 Silver and 5 Bronze Medallists
68 PBs and 2 CR

Well done everyone

Bank Holiday Monday 7th and 28th May

ALL sessions on Bank Holiday Monday 7th and 28th will be cancelled

West Midlands Championships Week 1

2018 has been a record year for West Midland qualifiers with 102 qualifying times achieved by 29 swimmers.

Week 1 of West Midland Championships at Coventry saw 26 finalists, 1 gold, 5 silver and 5 bronze medallists and 30 LC PBs.

Mercian League Round 1

Great result for the Mercian League Team who tied for 1st spot with HAdden Hill on 207 points on Saturday night. Congratulations also to Abigail Cope and Max Dalton who were awarded the Stars of the Gala accolade.

April 250 Club Winners

Well done to Kevin Williams and Amanda Cooper who are the lucky winners of £50 each!

Whitsun Intensive Sessions

Following the successful Easter Intensive, Boldmere will be running another course during the Whitsun Holidays for the following squads :

Learn To Swim Course This course is free to anyone who attended Castle Vale lessons during Autumn Term but did not attend the Easter Intensive.



Learn to Swim

Advanced Instruction



Performance Development

Junior Competitive

For more information or to book a place, please contact Judy Kenyon (judykenyon@aol.com).

Long Course Training

We are running a session at Loughborough University pool for swimmers to experience swimming in a 50m pool. This is great practice for anyone who is interested in competing as a number of our Meets are in 50m pools including County Championships every January. We have the following sessions :

Sunday 20th May : 3pm till 4pm or 4pm till 5pm : £10 per hour
This is open to anyone in the Competitive Development and Junior squads (Competitive and Club).

Sunday 10th June : 2.30pm till 4.30pm : £15 for the session
This is open to anyone in the Senior non-Performance squad ie Club, Competitive, Seniors and Masters

Please contact Judy (judykenyon@aol.com) to book.

Luton Level 1 Long Course Open Meet

14 Boldmere swimmers competed in 56 races recording 70% personal best times over the weekend of Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th April
All the swimmers performed incredibly well with many looking to set or improve on their national ranking in a number of key individual events.
For enquiries about competitive swimming get in touch through Contact Us.

Junior League Round 1

Well done to all swimmers at the Junior League Galas on Saturday. A team won by 44 points over 2nd placed Orion with 42 of the 51 swims being placed in the top 3. B team came in 5th place with coach Joey being really pleased with all swimmers performances on the night, where nearly every swim was a PB.

Congratulations to A Team Stars of the Gala - Willow Bevan and Hugh Mason-Williams and the B Team Gala Stars - Mia Woodhall & Owen Penzer.

Staffordshire Masters Open Meet

A Fabulous performance for Boldmere at the Staffordshire Masters Open Meet

A record 14 Boldmere masters swimmers competed at the Staffordshire Masters Open Meet on Saturday 17th March bringing home 14 golds, 13 silvers and 16 bronzes between them. Swimmers competed across all age groups and all strokes. Great to see Masters swimming flourishing at Boldmere - if you fancy getting back in the pool to compete or just improving your swimming, get in touch through 'contact us'.

3 Boldmere help Solihull to League Success

Solihull became British Water Polo League men’s champions last weekend when they defeated Manchester 7-6 in the final round of Super Five matches.

Solihull entered Division 5 of the BWPL in 2012 with a young team and gained successive promotions through the divisions finishing 3rd in their first year in Division 1 last year. This year they have stepped up further and clinched the title. They still have a relatively young squad with 7 of the 13 players used this season being 21 or under.

All of the players live in the West Midlands and play locally in the Midland Water Polo League mostly for Solihull with the addition of 3 from Boldmere and 1 from Coventry. Coventry women's team were also competing in their BWPL Super Fives finishing 4th. Sky TV filmed the weekend’s matches and will be airing two programmes of highlights in the near future - one for the men and one for the women

Boldmere Awards Evening

Here are a few photos of recognitions from our AGM on Wednesday night.


The Club would like to welcome Robin Richardson as our new President and would like to thank the outgoing President Neil Holmes for all his valuable contributions to the Club


..and now to the Awards presented at the AGM. Well done to Alex Cash who won the Young Volunteer Award


Lindsay Atkin who wins the Volunteer Award


Joel Hales-Waller receives the Swimmer Disability Award


Freddie Cresswell receives the Learn to Swim Disability Award


Joey Stanger receives the Coach of the Year Award.


Aaliyah Lloyd receives the Waterpolo Swimmer of the Year Award.


and finally Dan Smith receives the Masters Swimmer of the Year Award.

Other award went to Claire Hopkins-Razzaq (Teacher) but wasn’t present on the night

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)

Water Carnival - 7th & 8th July 2018 - CENTRAL BATHS, WOLVERHAMPTON

Entries now open for the Water Carnival 2018. Please hand your entry forms to your Emma Harris, your squad reps or hand in at the desk at Wyndley or Erdington with the relevant payment. Please note the closing date is 25th May 2018.
Please contact bscmeetmanager@gmail.com if you have any queries.
More information can be found here

Derventio LC MEET Ponds Forge 25th/26th/27th May 2018

Please click here for the accepted and rejected list

Stourbridge Junior Sprint Meet 10 June 2018

If anyone interested in attending an extra meet, the Stourbridge Junior Sprint Meet is on 10 June 2018 We as a club aren’t going nor any coaches, it’s more if someone wants more practice... More information can be found here

Team News

Mercian League Dates

28th April, 9th June, 14th July

Junior Leagues Dates

April 14th, May 12th, June 16th

Masters and Seniors News

2018 Masters and Seniors Calendar

For some of the competitions - Swim Wales, Staffs and Midland Masters - entries are already open or do so within the first week of January. The rest of them on the list are just there to make you aware at this stage.

1. Swim Wales Masters and Seniors - 3rd to 4th March Swansea

2. Staffordshire Masters - 17th March

3. Gloucester Masters - 22nd April

4. Midland Masters - 26th - 27th Rugby May

5. British Masters and Seniors Long Course - 8th - 10th June Plymouth

6. European Masters - 3rd - 7th Sept with OW on the 8th Slovenia

7. Swim England Masters and Seniors Short Course - 26th - 28th October Sheffield

Can you give me a shout if you choose to enter so we can look into relays. We did well at Midlands in 2017. My email address is alicelane87@gmail.com.

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