Easter Session Changes
All normal sessions over the Easter weekend will be cancelled including Friday 30th March through to Monday 2nd April.
Sessions will resume as normal from Tuesday 3rd April
Performance & Junior Performance squads : There will be combined sessions on Friday 30th, Saturday 31st and Monday 2nd April at Castle Vale from 8-10am. All swimmers from these squads are welcome to attend.
Session Changes Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th March.
Due to a large number of swimmers attending the Stourbridge Meet this coming weekend, there are the following session changes.
Saturday 24th March
Competitive, Seniors, Masters & Performance : 7.15am – 9.15am at Castle Vale. There will be NO land training.
Sunday 25th March
Performance Development, Junior Club, Junior Competitive & Competitive : 2.45pm – 4pm at Castle Vale. There will be NO land training for any PD swimmers not at Stourbirdge.
THERE WILL BE NO SESSIONS AT PERRY BEECHES.
All other sessions will run as normal.
Easter Intensive Sessions
Boldmere are looking to run some intensive sessions during the Easter Holidays for the following squads
Boldmere JIM Food Donation
Boldmere Swimming Club donated all the food bought for the JIM to Mandi Powell who accepted the food on behalf of the two charities.
Mandi Powell runs the Little starfish charity which helps the homeless, domestic violence victims and poor families, and volunteers for the Big Feed which also feeds the homeless and poor families.
They were externally grateful and will distribute the food over the next two days between the charities.
Feb 250 Club Winners
Well done to Sharon Ralph and Adam Hughes who are the lucky winners of £50 each!
Emily joins the Swim England Para Swimming Talent Development
Congratulations to Emily Surgeoner who has been invited to join the Foundation level of the Swim England Para Swimming Talent Development programme. She has had a great year starting with the Dual Para-Swimming Development Meet in March where she swam well and got a place medal and improved from there onward. She swam her first 400m Freestyle in May at the East Midlands Para Regional Champs and winning a number of medals including a Gold in the freestyle relay. She went on to qualify and compete at the English Federation of Disability Sport Junior Nationals swimming 3 PB’s and winning bronze and silver. Emily then continued to train hard throughout the summer and autumn, swimming 3 out of 5 pbs at the Boldmere Open.
Emily is now swimming a regular programme of races being the 50, 100 & 400 free 100 Breast and 100 Back as these are her Para Pathway events at the moment, and she qualified from the Boldmere Open to swim all five at The Para Winter Short Course Nationals on 9th and 10th of December. What a great weekends swimming she pulled out of the bag, swimming 4 out of 5 pb’s only missing out on the 50 free by 0.1 of a second and winning the 400 freestyle in the 10-13 age group despite being only 10, and having cut 55 secs off her time from her first 400 in May. Subsequently her performances were noticed by Swim England and to round the year off fantastically Emily has been invited to join the Foundation level of the Swim England Para Swimming Talent Development programme.. Well done Emily.
Nigel Kelly - A Trip Down Memory lane
Big Thank You From Nigel Kelly
Nigel Kelly would like to say a big thank-you for the wonderful cards, gifts and good wishes he received on his retirement from Boldmere Swimming Club. He has really enjoyed his time at the Club and appreciates all the support he received during his time as Junior Head Coach.
He would like to wish all swimmers, parents, coaches and committee members all the very best for the future and hopes Boldmere Swimming Club continues to enjoy its success in the future.
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
Session Changes - Sunday
The following sessions will now run permanently at Perry Beeches Leisure Centre :
||4 - 5.30pm
||2 - 3.30pm
||4 - 5.30pm
||3.30 - 5pm
||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 email@example.com.
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
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!
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
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.