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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.

Castle Vale Pool

We apologise about the on-going issues with Castle Vale pool and that the sessions on Saturday and Sunday will be also cancelled.

Alternative sessions have been arranged on Sunday for all swimmers who have missed sessions at Castle Vale this week : Details coming later this evening , please keep a check on your emails

Club Championships - 23rd September 2017

The revised warm up schedule and revised final programme of events and revised list of entries are now available on the Club Championships page.

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.

August 250 Club Winners

Well done to Jaspal Singh Bachada and Ian Wilson who are the lucky winners of £50 each!

July 250 Club Winners

Well done to Malcolm Ratcliffe and Jenny Fowler who are the lucky winners of £50 each!

Bedfordshire - Intercounty Gala - 2nd September 2017

Congratulations to Oliver Carless, Gracie Comyn, Jude Denning, Lauren Knight and Connie Palmer for being selected for this gala.

Best of Luck.

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 .

Club Championships - 23rd September 2017

Entries are now been taken for the Club Championships, 23rd September 2017. Click here for more information about the club championships and the entry form.

Worcester UPDATE

Please note age on day for entry to this meet i.e.: October 8th and not 31st December

Worcester's 20th Short Course Open Meet will take place over the weekend of 7th & 8th October, a week earlier than previous years, so that times posted will qualify for the Short Course Regionals championships.

Please also note Perdiswell is a new 25m pool from the Sansome Walk pool used in previous years and so will be popular so get your entries in quick!

Note: closing date for entries 28th July. 

Worcester, Level 3 Short Course meet at Perdiswell Leisure Centre

Entries for the Worcester, Level 3 Short Course meet at Perdiswell Leisure Centre, Worcester on 7th – 8th October are now open.  This is a target meet for swimmers in all Performance squads along with Senior Competitive swimmers.  If you are unsure whether you should enter, please check with your coach.

Note: closing date for entries 28th July. 

June 250 Club Winners

Well done to Alison Green and Grant Pulley who are the lucky winners of £50 each!

Update on Castle Vale Pool

An statement is now available HERE on Castle Vale Pool.

May 250 Club Winners

Well done to Wayne Powers and Georgina Southgate who are the lucky winners of £50 each!

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!

Important Changes to Boldmere Swimming Club

Please click here to read about some important changes to the club that will take place in September 2017.

Sainsbury's Active Kids Vouchers 2017

Please collect your Sainsbury's Active Kids Vouchers and pass them on to the Club - please pass your vouchers on to anyone at the desks at Erdington or Wyndley, or to Judy Kenyon at Castle Vale.

IMPORTANT: Update to Sunday Swimming Timetable

There will be a change to the Sunday timetable for 2017 which will start from Sunday 8th January. Please see the document below for details.

New Sunday Swimming Timetable

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

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.

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