Due to the Prime Minister’s latest announcement that London and much of the South East will enter the new Tier 4 restrictions tomorrow morning, BPSC unfortunately must cancel tomorrow’s (Sunday 20 December) final training session for Junior and Senior squads at The Venue.
BPSC hopefully anticipates that the new term will commence again from 5 January 2021, but we will of course keep you informed and updated with all information as soon as we know it.
Thank you for your continued patience during this extremely frustrating time, Merry Christmas and stay safe.
I hope that everybody is staying safe and healthy. I’m sure we are all looking forward to hearing the contents of Boris’ updates later on today.
I’ve had some really lovely emails over the last few weeks from some of you. I’m getting a feeling that in a strange sort of way this virus has brought some of us closer together which is absolutely amazing, and one of the reasons why we are the best club out there!!
Please have a look through the attached document. It includes some workouts for you all to have a look through including some recommendations.
Tom Head Coach
BPSC SWIMMERS (ALL SQUADS, INCLUDING ACTIVE, ADULTS AND MASTERS) & ANYONE WHO WANTS TO STAY ACTIVE
I understand that some of you may not have access to the club Instagram account and therefore may not have seen the workouts being put up online for everybody. I’m including here some workouts for you to have a look through.
As a qualified and insured Personal Trainer and body massage therapist under the register of exercise professionals (REPS) I would encourage everybody to try and stay as active as possible whilst we are on lock-down. This being said, you also need to be realistic and sensible with the workouts you might want to do. Basically if something is hurting or aggravating you, do something else or take a rest. Ensure you do a warm up (heart rate raising activity) before you start any strenuous work. I would also advise some stretches and/or mobilisation work if you are going to do some regular form of training.
I’ve included for everybody three online workouts of varying intensities for you to have a look through. As I said above, if you have restrictions to doing these, please respect those restrictions and don’t push yourself too hard – we don’t want any injuries!
Workout #1 Duration: 20mins
This workout is lower in intensity and work rate and is aimed at the older swimmers (adults & masters) who may have some form of injuries or physiological restrictions.
Workout #2 Duration: 20mins
This workout is fairly middling in intensity. This would be suitable for anyone who is injury free and for most groups in the club.
Workout #3 Duration: 15mins
This is the most intense of the three workouts and is aimed at competitive swimmers in all squads who are injury free.
As I said above, please ensure you take good care and warm up thoroughly for your workouts. All training is undertaken at the risk of each participant.
The Parents’ Representatives provide a link between parents and the BPSC Committee. They hope to be able to communicate any concerns, questions and information between both parties whilst also establishing an informal group of parents willing to contribute in some way to the demands of running the club.
Please feel free to contact Clare, Jo or Vanessa via the links below, or chat to them during squad training sessions or at galas if you have any questions or concerns about the club. They may not always have the answers straight away but will endeavour to find out for you.
The Parents’ Representatives are:
Clare, whose children Nerys and Jäger are in Development Squad;
Vanessa, whose children Madison and Jemima are in Junior Squad and
Jo, whose daughters Tabitha, Phoebe and Lily swim in Junior Squad, Senior Squad and Active, respectively.