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Water Carnival 2017 Programme of events

The UPDATED programme of events for the Boldmere Water Carnival 1st/2nd July is now available HERE
Please take to look in case the estimated time of your event has changed. Please note that the 200IM for males has been moved to the afternoon session on Saturday.

Water Carnival 2017 Accepted Entries

Accepted entries for Boldmere Water Carnival 1st/2nd July are now available HERE

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.

Water Carnival, July 1st and 2nd 2017 - Volunteers Needed

Without the kind assistance of volunteer parents and friends, the event would not run, so if you have never helped before but are going to be there anyway, why not get involved. Jobs which we need volunteers for include :

  • Top Results Desk (data entry of results, playing with word and excel documents)
  • Security (standing at the bottom of the stairs, entrance to the pool and ensuring all the correct people go where they should do)
  • Runners (run up and down the viewing gallery from the top desk to the pool side collecting the results of each heat)
  • Marshalls (take the children along pool side in heat order until they race)
  • Chaperones (ensure the children and lined up and ready for their events)

If you are available to help all day, or just the morning or afternoon session, can you drop Natalie Andrews an email boldmerevolunteers@gmail.com and she will explain what the roles involve and add you to our list of volunteers.

Press Release

Click here to view the press release about the Junior League Round 1 from the Sutton Observer.

Boldmere Water Carnival - 1st/2nd July

Places are filling up fast for the Water Carnival. Get your entries in quickly to guarantee a place. Click here for all information relation to this meet.

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.

Open Meet Entry Information (Internal)

Water Carnival - 1st/2nd July

Places are filling up fast for the Water Carnival. Please use this entry form to enter as by 19th May.

Boldmere Meets in the Near Future

Information on Meets Boldmere is planning to do in the near future HERE

Team News

Junior League Team Sheets

Round 3 Gala team lists are now available in the members section.

Round 3: Saturday 17th June - A Team (TBC) and B Team (Stechford)

Please confirm if your child is able to swim as soon as possible.

On-line Resources