Spring Festival Meet Postponed
We are very sorry to have to tell you that our Spring Open Meet will have to be postponed. The work being undertaken at the pool has been significantly delayed. It was originally due to be handed back on 29th April, but we have now heard that it has already started to run over by nearly 3 weeks. Fusion will not get the keys back from the contractors until Thursday 18th May, which we feel is too close to guarantee that the Open Meet could go ahead.
Therefore we have decided that it is in the best interests of all clubs to advise you now rather than wait any longer to see if the date changes again. This will give you the opportunity to make alternative arrangements if you wish.
We are very sorry about this. Please watch this space as there is the likelihood that we will look to do a meet in June or July and will of course keep you posted and hope to see you all then.
Training Times 27 Feb-1 May
As swimmers and parents will be aware, the main pool at Braintree will be undergoing repair work from 27th February. All parents/carers should have received emails regarding the training timetable for this interim period, where we will be swimming at Witham Leisure Centre. Land Training will take place at Braintree Swimming Centre (the gym and small pools will still be open).
The interim training timetables are available on the Training Times page - click here.
MOST IMPROVED SWIMMERS AWARD
Congratulations to the following swimmers who have been chosen and awarded THE MOST IMPROVED SWIMMER by Head Coach Erica Johnson:
Izzy Raven, Rohan Gibson, Nat Coburn and Jack Raven
Dear Swimmers and Parents/Guardians
So as we are nearly two weeks into the new year already and all those Christmas chocolates have all but gone, training is back in full swing and Squad 1 had their first land training on Sunday we thought it timely to introduce the new faces that you may have seen poolside coaching and supporting Erica.
Firstly welcome back to Hugo
Hugo is an ex Braintree swimmer who actually held the 25m breast stroke record since 2012 until Charles Rennie beat it just last year! Hugo is now a BBSC poolside helper and is also a qualified swim teacher. He will be helping out across all squads and will be poolside Tuesday and Thursday evenings and occasionally Sunday mornings, Hugo will be at training this Thursday to introduce himself to the juniors.
And secondly Richard
Richard has been poolside now since September and is supporting Erica with the senior squads, he is also an ex Braintree swimmer and was part of the first BBSC relay team to medal at national level swimming the butterfly leg, his children now also swim at the club. His experience will be a great support and as a qualified WAKO kickboxing instructor he will be running the land training for us, you will also see him at Open meets and Galas in the future.
Finally we would like to welcome our latest swimmer poolside helpers, Grace and Ed who have been helping out since December and Ben who has joined this week, Cameron, Joe and Charles will also continue with their support.
Nicky and Terri will also continue with their poolside support.
We have a very busy swimming calendar ahead and wish all our swimmers a very successful 2017
BBSC Committee and Erica
ASA Membership Fees
The ASA Annual Membership Renewal will take place in January 2017, therefore all swimmers ASA Membership Fees are now due. Please pay by 31st January 2017. You can pay direct to the club bank account (please use the swimmers name and ASA as the reference), or by cash/cheque in the club post box. The fees for 2017 are:
Masters (non competitive) - £20.00
Single swimmer - £40.00
Family (more than 1 swimmer) - £70.00