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Competitions

BPSC will endeavour to add the latest results to the gala results page as soon as possible, but you can always email Tom to find out results. 

Category: Competitions

When you attend a competition make sure you bring all the necessary swimming equipment including two towels; two swimming costumes (one training costume if required); two BPSC swimming hats; a T-shirt, sweatshirt and trainers to wear between races. Healthy snacks, such as a piece of fruit or energy bar,  are also very important and plenty of water!!!!

Click here for more information in our Guide to Entering Galas. 

Category: Competitions

If you are new to competing it can be a bit overwhelming at first, but the coaches will be there to guide your child through the day. Galas are usually arranged in sessions (morning, afternoon and occasionally early evening) and each session will have a warm up time when swimmers are expected to be poolside, regardless of the time of their race. BPSC coaches will inform all swimmers, in advance, with a time they expect them to be poolside for each session. 

Parents and carers can watch and support from the spectators’ gallery, however there is usually an entry fee which varies depending on galas and venues. BPSC encourages parents, families and friends to support and cheer swimmers on – making as much noise as possible! 

Category: Competitions

BPSC welcomes and encourages an ongoing dialogue between swimmers, parents and coaches. Therefore if you have any questions regarding any aspect of your child’s swimming or which galas and races they should be considering entering please do not hesitate to approach the coaches poolside. We only ask that you speak to them at an appropriate time between sessions, when the swimmers are warming up. Or alternatively drop Tom, Head Coach, an email at headcoach@bpsc.club 

Category: Competitions

Generally competitive galas are for swimmers over 9-years-old and all swimmers are encouraged to attend galas once they are in Development Squad. However, BPSC offers opportunities for swimmers to continue improving and practicing technique whilst regularly swimming without competing through our Junior and Senior Active squads.

Category: Competitions

General enquiries

If you have a query regarding the club, either:
1. approach your squad’s Parent Representative, giving as much information as possible regarding the complaint, so that they can channel your concern to the appropriate person
or
2. contact the BPSC Club Secretary, so that your concern can be dealt with as swiftly and appropriately as possible.

Click here to see a list of contact details of all BPSC Trustees, Committee members, Coaches and volunteers. 

Please send an email to information@bpsc.club letting us know swimmer’s age and ability.

Groups message boards

Only the members of your squad, your coaches and the committee will see the message(s) you have posted at your Squad’s Groups message board. All club members can see and post to the ‘BPSC General’ Groups message board. The Groups message boards are only visible by appropriate BPSC members after they have logged into the website. The Groups message boards are not visible to the general public.

Every parent, swimmer and other club member has their own account at the bpsc.club website. Your personal information is stored securely at this account which is only activated with your prior permission, by logging in.

After activating your bpsc.club website account, you can edit and save your personal information yourself. Otherwise, only members of the BPSC Committee have access to your account and can make updates there on your behalf, if needed.

BPSC has a General Privacy policy downloadable from the Policies and Procedures page and a web site privacy policy.

Fora exist for each BPSC Squad. There are also separate Forum boards for Volunteers, Coaches, Committee and the ‘BPSC General’ board for the club as a whole.

After you log in to the site, you will see the ‘Forums’ (Fora) block on the right of your screen, or below if you’re scrolling on a mobile ‘phone.

The ‘Forums’ block is the place where you can communicate with your coach and other swimming members of your squad. What you post will be seen by every swimmer in your squad who has registered at the website, and by your squad’s coach, so please be polite at all times.

General messages for the whole Club are posted at the ‘BPSC General’ forum board.

To post a message, click on the forum boards for the squad you are in, or the ‘BPSC General’ forum board. Click to join a topic or to start one of your own. Astonished Smiley

Coaches can send documents to swimmers and parents, using the upload link at the bottom of the posting form.

You can set new posts to forward to your email address if you like.

BPSC holds codes of conduct for its members, which can be downloaded from the Policies & Procedures page – etiquette members are expected to bear in mind when participating in club activities.

We hope that the Group message boards will be used to exchange positive information and encouragement. If you have a complaint, please email this to the main BPSC club email address: information@bpsc.club.

Website

Only the members of your squad, your coaches and the committee will see the message(s) you have posted at your Squad’s Groups message board. All club members can see and post to the ‘BPSC General’ Groups message board. The Groups message boards are only visible by appropriate BPSC members after they have logged into the website. The Groups message boards are not visible to the general public.

Every parent, swimmer and other club member has their own account at the bpsc.club website. Your personal information is stored securely at this account which is only activated with your prior permission, by logging in.

After activating your bpsc.club website account, you can edit and save your personal information yourself. Otherwise, only members of the BPSC Committee have access to your account and can make updates there on your behalf, if needed.

BPSC has a General Privacy policy downloadable from the Policies and Procedures page and a web site privacy policy.

Fora exist for each BPSC Squad. There are also separate Forum boards for Volunteers, Coaches, Committee and the ‘BPSC General’ board for the club as a whole.

After you log in to the site, you will see the ‘Forums’ (Fora) block on the right of your screen, or below if you’re scrolling on a mobile ‘phone.

The ‘Forums’ block is the place where you can communicate with your coach and other swimming members of your squad. What you post will be seen by every swimmer in your squad who has registered at the website, and by your squad’s coach, so please be polite at all times.

General messages for the whole Club are posted at the ‘BPSC General’ forum board.

To post a message, click on the forum boards for the squad you are in, or the ‘BPSC General’ forum board. Click to join a topic or to start one of your own. Astonished Smiley

Coaches can send documents to swimmers and parents, using the upload link at the bottom of the posting form.

You can set new posts to forward to your email address if you like.

BPSC holds codes of conduct for its members, which can be downloaded from the Policies & Procedures page – etiquette members are expected to bear in mind when participating in club activities.

We hope that the Group message boards will be used to exchange positive information and encouragement. If you have a complaint, please email this to the main BPSC club email address: information@bpsc.club.

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