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.
March 250 Club Winners
Well done to Rachel Stone and Henryk Koryl who are the lucky winners of £50 each!
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.
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.
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.
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.