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.’