Summer Schedule at QE Boys’ School 

Lady Swimmer

BPSC’s summer training schedule will start on Sunday 25 July at QE Boys’ School throughout the summer; please see below for individual squad days and times.
NB: There are no Learn to Swim lessons over the summer.

 

 

 

Development & Junior Squads

Sundays  10am-11am

Tuesdays  7pm – 8pm

Thursdays  7pm – 8pm

Senior Squad

Sundays  9am-11am

Tuesdays  7pm – 9pm

Thursdays  7pm – 9pm

Adults & Masters, Junior & Senior Active 

Sundays  9am-10am

Tuesdays  8pm – 9pm

Thursdays  8pm – 9pm

Even though COVID restrictions are starting to ease, there will still be a requirement to book online for the summer training sessions. However, we are pleased to be able to welcome spectators back to the QE Boys’ balcony for all training sessions, but ask that you be mindful and considerate of other people.

Success at Sunday’s Middlesex Gala

BPSC was delighted by the results at last weekend’s Middlesex Invitational Meet, where all swimmers smashed their PB times across a number of races and brought home several medals.

After such a turbulent year in and out of the water and without any opportunity to compete for at least the last 12 months, the young swimmers showed exceptional resilience, sportsmanship and team motivation. BPSC may have been one of the smallest clubs participating, alongside Chelsea and Westminster, Enfield and Haringey but Tom’s motivational whistles and shouts and the team’s encouraging cheers definitely made us the loudest!!

Future Galas for BPSC

For BPSC to take part in future galas and meets we need to provide qualified Swimming Technical Officials to preside over the competitions. At present BPSC has two volunteer Officials who share the responsibility, but we need to be able to offer more support otherwise our participation in multiple competitions will be in jeopardy.

We hope you all agree that one of the great advantages of being such a small and intimate club is the sense of community as well as a more relaxed and personal approach to training sessions. However, this comes with its own disadvantages, in term of the size of our team, and we need to ask our members and parents to support the club where possible.

Therefore, we are appealing for help and asking members to put themselves forward to train to become Swimming Technical Officials for BPSC. For those enthusiastic about swimming and who would like to gain a new qualification, this could be an excellent opportunity to get more involved with the club.

One of our Officials Richard Pixner has this to say of his experience:

‘Being an official has been a very great pleasure over the 3 years or so I’ve been doing it.  It brings a sense of excitement to be poolside and to be where all the action is!  It’s also satisfying to know that we’re representing our wonderful club and helping our kids to stay in competition.’

If you are even slightly interested please speak to Tom or Rosie at training, click here for more information about what’s involved or email Richard with any queries at galaofficials@bpsc.club

Pier-to-Pier

A huge thank you to those who sponsored Jayne and me for the Bournemouth pier to pier swim, thanks to your generosity the event raised in total a massive £550,000.
Having taken part in this event for over 20 years I can honestly say it was the most exciting swim I have done for many years due to the choppy sea. In fact, for the first time, the organisers had to amend the 1.4 mile course due to safety reasons and so we did not swim from pier to pier but in an elongated P shape around three large buoys covering about 1.2 miles. However, with waves ranging from 3 – 4 ft, it felt at times like being in a washing machine and as part of the course was against a good current, it was a challenging swim.
Bournemouth Pier-to-Pier
I must pay tribute to the organisers and especially the amazing safety volunteers out in canoes, boards, ribs and jet skis who were certainly kept busy as a number of the 2,000 swimmers who were not used to cold water and the rough conditions were unable to finish and had to be pulled out. Fortunately everybody was ok in the end.
Jayne completed the course in an impressive 38.21 minutes and Doug who is not such a regular swimmer did a fantastic 49.08. I completed the course in 46.47 which was not by any means quick but having not got in the training I would have done normally because of lockdown, I took the course at a steady pace (the longest time was 1:47:20 – bless whoever it was for trying).
Once again thank you for all your support and if anybody fancies giving the swim a go next year just contact me and I will fill you in with more details.
David Tomback

Great News – Racing is Back!

Swimming Gala

Some really exciting news for our competitive BPSC swimmers with competitions returning as early as next month! There are currently two meets which we will be entering as a club. I hope to see all competitive squad swimmers entering these meets!

Please note, you MUST be Cat. 2 registered in order to race! Please email me if you have any questions/queries.

Cant wait to get back to the races!

Tom Sullivan
Head Coach
BPSC

headcoach@bpsc.club


Peak view ahead:

https://uk.teamunify.com/EventShow.jsp?id=712201

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