... Working in partnership with SLM, operators of Basildon Sporting Village.
Welcome to the web site for the Basildon & Phoenix Swimming club.
We are a very
friendly and professionally run swimming club based in Essex which provides quality
swimming and water polo coaching all the way through to national level competition
- covering a wide age spectrum from youth to adult masters. Our home base is the
fantastic new 50m pool facility at the Basildon Sporting Village.
We draw our membership not just from Basildon, but Billericay, Wickford, Corringham,
Brentwood and beyond. If you are looking to improve or develop your swimming or
water polo skills, we’re the place to come. Browse this site to learn more!
Winter Open LC Gala - Regretfully, due to popularity of this event , it was necessary
to reject a number of entries. Details of accepted and rejected entries are available
on the Open Gala page together with an updated schedule which includes warm-up times.
Swimmers are reminded that afternoon warm ups start at 1.15pm and entry to poolside
is from 1.00pm ONLY. Club seating on poolside will be allocated .
BPSC Club Champs - Congratulations to all who completed in this club event and many
thanks to all the volunteers and officials without whom it could not have been held.
Results available here: Session One, Session Two, Sessions Three+Four
League galas - Fixture dates have been announced for the forthcoming season for the
Essex Swimming league, Essex Mini league and Junior M11 league. See Planned galas
page. These have also been added to the club Calendar of Events.
Various - 9/11/13
National Beacon Status - We are pleased to be able to announce that Basildon has
been successful as one of only seven groups nationally in being awarded Sports England
funding for Swimming under the ASA Beacon programme. This programme is funded by
Sports England with an aim to nurture the next generation of elite athletes. This
award follows confirmation earlier this year of the club’s Swim21 accreditation for
its governance processes, and further reinforces growing recognition of the club
for the quality of its training and development programme. See ASA Beacon announcement
Hall of Fame - We’ve added some recent club photos to a new Gallery and Hall of Fame
page where we will look to add notable achievements by BPSC swimmers. Have a look!
Session Change - Changes in swimming arrangements on Friday 22nd November due to
the Essex Winter Championships are available on the Session Amendments page.
Splash Night - Results from the October splash night are available here. Please
note that we are reliant on people volunteering on recording of the times so on future
splash nights we would be very grateful if parents of these swimmers could consider
helping out so we can make this event even more successful. Please contact Lindsey
Cooper to offer your support. No prior experience necessary!
Various - 26/10/13
Open Gala - Results from the recent Autumn meet are now available on the Open Galas
Mini League -A report is available from the last of this season’s gala which resulted
in BPSC finishing overall second on the night. See Gala Results page.
East Region Masters - A strong performance from our senior and masters swimmers resulted
in a hatful of medals at these regional championships. These included gold’s from
Jessica Ford, Samantha Mullender, Katrina Farrall, Abi Newell and Joe Wennell. See
Gala Results page.
Future galas - details added for Arena league round 2, 2014 qualifying times for
East Region Youth and Age Group championships, plus schedule for East Region Winter
Championships. All these are on the Planned galas page. Note: East Region have
announced that 2014 qualifying times have been tightened up since it was becoming
difficult to accommodate the number of swimmers qualifying.
Club Records - The overall and age group club records have been updated to reflect
galas though to 20th October. Congratulations to Brooke Frost and Conor Harrold
who have broken overall club records in recent months. See Club Records page.
Various - 19/10/13
Calendar - Arrangements for sessions over the Christmas period and dates for the
2014 Summer shutdown have been added to the Calendar of Events and Sessions Amendments
pages. Please also note that the training session on 20th October has been cancelled
due to the open gala over the weekend.
Open Gala -Results from the Early Season meet are available on the Open Galas page.
Arena league - Congratulations to the team who represented the club in our first
foray into the National Arena league and came away with a decisive first place, winning
32 of the 50 events on the night. See Arena League Gala round 1 report for more.
Well done all!
Nationals - A report is now available from the National Youth and Age Group Championships
at which five of the club’s swimmers took part and medals were won!. See 2013 BPSC
Various - 29/9/13
It is is with deep sadness that we have to announce the death of Dave Warriner, previously
club chairman and head of the club’s Water Polo section. Dave was also a founder
of the Go Polo initiative and major force in the development of Water Polo in the
ASA East region. Dave’s energy and enthusiasm will be sadly missed.
Club Champs - A club championships entry form has been added on the Planned Galas
page. Please note that ALL club swimmers are encouraged to enter these championships.
Event entry guidelines have been included on the entry form.
Arena League - The club is entering a team in the National League this year. First
fixture is on 12th October at Borehamwood. Draw for initial gala includes the following
clubs: Brent Dolphins, Berkhamsted B, Braintree & Bocking, Greenwich Royals B, Brompton,
Bushey (HOST) & Bethnal Green Sharks. Team selection will be announced nearer the
England Talent - Congratulations to BPSC Swimmers Brooke Frost and Harvey Jolly for
being selected for the England talent development programme starting in October.
This is an excellent achievement and we wish them both every success with this
A big Thank You! to our other club sponsors who include:
Selection of Basildon & Phoenix Swimmers - Jan 2013