Boldemere SC AGM
The AGM for Boldmere SC will be held at Harvest Fields Centre, Sutton Coldfield on Wednesday 9th April at 7.30pm. As in previous years
we are arranging a presentation for Swimmers immediately preceding the AGM.
The successful operation of any club is based on the contributions made by its volunteers, and the AGM is the occasion when the club's organisation
for the next 12 months, and beyond, is agreed. There are many varied opportunities where YOU, all members and parents, can contribute your time
and/or expertise. Nominations can be made for almost all of the club posts. Nomination forms and further details will be posted on notice boards
and the website in the coming weeks. If in the meantime you wish to find out more please speak to one of the committee or email us via the 'contact us'
tab on the homepage.
Note: Notice of any resolution proposed to be moved at the Annual General Meeting must be given in writing to the Secretary not later than 10 days prior
to the AGM. Only fully paid up members who have reached their 16th birthday and volunteers, who have completed Volunteer Membership Forms, are entitled
to make nominations or vote on all matters.
Warwickshire Week 1 Results Summary
The first week of the County Championships saw 2 County Champions - Luke Davies 100 fly and Joey Stanger retained his 50
free County Championship title for the 5th consecutive year.
There were 6 finalists and 37 medallists, 93 LC PBs and 1 relay record which gave the men`s relay 4 x 100 free team their gold medal win for
3rd year running by nearly 5 seconds over second placed Coventry and an invite to have tea with the Lord Mayor of Birmingham.
Championship medals were awarded to Gold for Luke & Joey, Silver for Alex and Ben Stanford and Bronze for Joey.
Age Group Medallists were Gold to Ben (3), Erin (2), Roan, Acer, Leo (2), Joey and Josh.
Silver to 9/10 Yrs Girls free relay and Boys 9/10 Yrs Medley. Katie, Acer, Leighton, Alex, Ben C,Roan, Lily, Rachel, Luke, Girls
11-16 yrs medley relay,
Bronze to Morgan, Archie, Megan, Ben C, Lily and Kate.
Special mention to Ben Stanford, Steven Wilson and Joey Stanger who after swimming 1500 metres (30 lengths of the pool) and having only a short
break went on to swim in 50 m free finals, and Ben also 100 fly.
Warwickshire County Championships
List of accepted entries
List of rejected entries
With the first week of the Warwickshire County Championship starting this weekend on Sat 1st March, here is some important
information (for all those who are competing) from your coaches in preparation for a busy day of competition at the Coventry 50m pool.
With the morning warm up starting at 8.10am please be poolside for 7.45am at the very latest to allow enough time to get a space
poolside, a pre meet preparation talk from Ash Cox & Nigel Kelly as well as time to stretch thoroughly before warm up. For those
not competing in the morning the afternoon warmup starts at 1.30pm.
With a girls event first in both morning and afternoon sessions expect the girls to be in warm up first although no
confirmation has been received yet.
Please make sure you are wearing your Boldmere kit poolside and wear the latest 'B' cap for those who wear caps.
Poolside can become a little tight for space so please be mindful of others and keep all your kit and kit bag tidy.
Please also keep the Boldmere area tidy from rubbish.
MOST IMPORTANT: For the first time these Championships will be a 'cardless' meet. Therefore, due to injury or illness etc,
if any swimmer is not able to swim an event they have been entered for then they MUST
notify the organisers by emailing the following address with their name, and the events they are not going to swim
Text either Nigel Kelly or Ash Cox so they know not to expect you.
PLEASE NOTE: The Promoters Conditions state:
'It will also be possible for clubs to withdraw swimmers from events on the day via the same link, or via a paper form
(available as a download from our website, or from the results desk); up to 1 hour before the earliest published
session start time where the event(s) being withdrawn from are scheduled to take place. Other than in exceptional
circumstances and entirely at the Promoters discretion, failure to comply with the withdrawal process
shall result in a fine of £5 for a heat and £10 for a final; which must be paid before a swimmer competes
again in the Championships'.
Will ALL 2013 Trophy winners please ensure you return your trophies this weekend to the event organisers.
If you have a trophy and are not competing this weekend please make arrangements to pass the trophy to someone who will
and let Nigel Kelly know by text.
Finally, Good Luck to all our 77 swimmers competing, enjoy and have a great Championships.
February 250 Club Winners
CONGRATULATIONS to Ying Lin Fellows and Chris Hall who are the February 250 Club winners who each win £50.
The full results from JIM14 are available to view on the 2014 JIM page.
Please note that photos taken at the event by DE Photo can be accessed by clicking HERE. Your club contact can
provide you with the event code password.
Sutton Schools Gala
Well done to all the Boldmere Swimmers who took part in this year's Sutton Schools Gala at Stechford on Saturday 1st February. Your updated PBs have now
been added to the PB charts on the Members' page.
Staffordshire Inter-Counties Gala
Congratulations to all of the Boldmere Swimmers who have been selected to swim for their County at the forthcoming Staffordshire Inter-Counties Gala
on the 2nd February at Stoke.
Boldmere has the honour of supplying more swimmers to the squad than any other club and the 13 swimmers
selected are: Lily Wood, Alex Bartley, Ben Smith, Aristea Knight, Rowan Griffiths, Leo Karski, Leighton Palmer-Whyte, Kate Davies, Tom Bloor,
Archie Langston, Matt Price, Ben Campbell and Ben Stanford.
National Arena League: A Team Champions Again
NEW: Press Release
Birmingham City Council Budget Proposals
As some of you will know Birmingham City Council have been reviewing all their services due to a
large funding gap in their budget.
"Current forecasts are that the city council will need to have found £840m in the six years from 2010/
11 to 2017/18 as a result of spending pressures and grant cuts - more than two thirds of the budget
we have any choice over how to spend. This year alone, we will be making cuts in the region of £120m."
For Boldmere SC the potential impacts are with changes to the swimming pools we use for teaching
and training. There are two main risks to the club due to pool closures or pools moving into private
• Reduced access to pool time
• Increased costs for pool time
Your Committee, having been made aware of this process earlier in the year, have been working
to understand the potential issues. However until the exact details of potential changes to pools
provision are made known we cannot determine the exact impact to the club, but be assured we
continue to plan to maintain ongoing provision of swimming to all our members. We will continue
to keep you updated as and when we know anything further.
As you will see from this Council White Paper there will now be a period of further
consultation. You can get more information on this process from the Council website at www.birmingham.gov.uk.
Boldmere Swimmers Shine Through the Storms for England in Brazil
Two Boldmere swimmers have just returned from representing England at the ISF Gymnasiade, the World School Games in Brazil.
Joshua Winnicott and Bradley Lynch joined team-mates from the City of Birmingham and schools across England in a team that included Olympic
Gold Medallist Ruta Meilutyte for the 6 day event, held at the Ayrton Senna Aquatic Complex in Brasilia.
Between them they collected 3 of the teams 32 medals, a record haul for England which earned them a table topping position for the swimming events.
Both swimmers raced through a tropical storm on Day 2 of the event in the outdoor pool, in conditions described by their Head Coach as the worst he
had ever seen in an International competition. As the day's rains developed into a tropical storm, chairs, hats, cups and even advertising hoardings
were blown into the pool!
Josh Winnicott battled through the conditions to take the Bronze medal in the 100m breaststroke. He also won the B Final that evening in the 200IM
to take 9th place overall in the 200m Individual Medley.
He then went on to top this in calmer conditions on Day 3, securing a Gold Medal with his team-mates in the 4 x 100m Medley Relay.
Bradley Lynch put in a strong performance in the stormy conditions to help the 4x100m freestyle relay team to a Silver medal during the busy
second day, as the team were just denied gold by Italy. His Silver medal topped two individual 5th place performances in the 200m and 400m
Well done to both swimmers who did their schools, their country and Boldmere proud.
Junior League Grand Final
Well done to the Boldmere Juniors who matched last year's 6th place in the Grand Final at Corby with 27PBs & 4 CRs. A full report will be
Many thanks to mrcphoto for supplying us with the team photo above. You can visit the mrcphoto website
HERE to see more photos from the final.
British Biathlon Championships
Seven Boldmere swimmers qualified and took part in this year's Championships at Solihull's Tudor Grange Leisure Centre on Sunday 1st December.
Matt Price (third) and Georgina Dolan (8th)
made podium finishes, with Matt taking the swimming prize in the U14 Boys category to go with his West Midlands title. The overall results achieved by
Boldmere swimmers were:
• Tom Sherriff B11 (23rd swim(37.30) 28th run) overall 30th
• Abby Turnbull G11 (5th swim (34.15) 69th run) overall 42nd
• Katherina Hall G13 (40th swim (1.17.53) 43rd run) overall 43nd
• Hannah Turnbull G13 (20th swim (1.11.49) 52nd run) overall 48th
• Georgina Dolan G14 (9th swim (1.05.95)17th run) overall 8th
• Matt Price B14 (1st Swim (57.45) 8th run) overall 3rd
• Lois West G15 (21st swim (2.29.68) 14th run) overall 18th
Most of the swimmers are hoping to qualify for the National Schools Championships at the Olympic Aquatics Centre in April and are now awaiting new National
rankings, published in January.
British Gas ASA National County Team Championships 2013: Warwickshire Crowned 2nd Division Champions!
WELL DONE to the nine Boldmere swimmers - Alex Dolan, Rachel Wilson, Emma Smith, Luke Davies, Matt Price, Steve Wilson,
Tom Bloor, Jake Dixon and Ben Stanford - who helped Warwickshire return to the First Division for next year's competition as Second Division Champions,
with the massive total of 497 points, at Ponds Forge, Sheffield on the 20th October.
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