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National Arena Swimming League


National Club competition.  The club entered a team for the first time this year which competed in Division Two of the London League.  There are three preliminary rounds of the league followed by regional semi finals and National final.  For each round the division is split into two galas.  The positions in a gala determine the participants for the next.  Details and results are available on Arena League Website .  In our inaugural season the club finished as runner-up in Division Two and earned promotion to Division One for next season.

Essex Swimming League


Annual club competition.  Teams compete in fixed divisions over four galas. The club has entered one team in the league for 2013/14 season.  This team will compete in Division Two and the first gala will be in January.  2014 Fixture details:

18-Jan-14   Becontree Leisure Centre       WarmUp: 18.30hrs   Start: 19.00hrs

01-Feb-14   Harlow Leisure Zone Times     Time TBA

01-Mar-14   Braintree Swimming Centre    WarmUp: 18.00hrs   Start: 18.30hrs

17-May-14  Basildon Sporting Village        WarmUp: 18.00hrs   Start: 18.30hrs

See full fixture details and results at the Essex Swimming League website.  

Essex Mini League dates


The Essex Mini League is aimed at swimmers that have not achieved their Essex County qualifying times.  There is a single division and each club compete in five galas over the season. The fixture list is arranged with the aim that each club will swim against every other club in the league during the season.  Each event has a 'standard time' agreed, performances faster then these standard times score no points.

08-Feb-14  Colchester           08-Mar-14  Chelmsford        14-Jun-14  Saffron Walden
13-Sep-14  Braintree             11-Oct-14  Basildon Sporting Village

See full fixture details at the Essex Mini League Website.

Junior M11 League


The Junior Swimming League (M11) is a regional club competition aimed at 9-12 year olds. For historic reasons this competition is sometimes referred to as the Junior Speedo League or ‘Diddy’ league.  BPSC are entering this league for the first time this season and join in Division Two.  
Gala dates for 2014 are: Sunday 27th April, 18th May & 29th June.  

After the last of 3 galas in 2014 the club finished runners-up in Division Two and gained promotion to Division One .

Gala Details - Planned

Listed here are currently available details of potential swimming galas plus some useful gala-related material and National, County, and Regional Qualifying times.

 Age Group/Youth Qualifying Times:  

  2015 Essex Age Groups   2014 East Region - Age Group/Youth   2014 National

Planned Galas:

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New parents/swimmers:  please read the BPSC Gala Entry procedure.  
All: Please ensure that all entry forms and entry monies for galas are handed in by the due date – absolutely no late entries will be accepted.


Gala Details

Who can Enter

BPSC Entries due by



26/27th April

Redbridge Regional Meet (Level 3)


Redbridge Regional Meet Details  

WarmUp times

3rd/4th May 2014

East Region Youth Championships - Luton

Qualifying swimmers - Age 15 & above


East Region Youth Entry Pack  

10/11th May

Braintree Spring Festival
Development Squad: 50’s & 200 F/S

Club Age & Age Group Performance:
11 & Over 200’s & 100’s

All other squads: NON Regional Qualifiers

Development Squad

Club Age & Age Group Performance

Non Regional qualifiers



Upper Limits



17th May

Essex League Gala (4 of 4)

Team Selection

Location:  Harlow

24/25th May

Team Luton Last Chance National Qualifier


Luton Last Chance 2014  

7th/8th June 2014
14th/15th June

East Region BAGCAT Championships - Norwich

Qualifying Swimmers - Age 10-14 years


East Region BAGCAT Entry pack  

21st June

Harlow Eric Shepherd gala
Age group Performance, National performance, Youth squad

non national/regional qualifiers


Conditions    Schedule+QTs

5th July

Essex County Relay gala

Team Selection

Conditions    Schedule

19/20th July

BPSC End of Season LC Meet

All (subject to licensed QT's)


See Open Galas page for details

20th July

ASA East Region & Essex Open Water Championships 2014

All - 11+


Conditions    Timetable   

Entry Form  

13th September

Essex Masters Championships

(subject to licensed QT's)

See Essex swimming website for details

20th September

BPSC Early Season ‘Taster’ Meet

All  (subject to licensed QT's)

3rd September

See Open Galas page for details

25-26th October

BPSC Autumn Short Course meet

All  (subject to licensed QT's)

12th September

See Open Galas page for details

9th November

BOSS Firework Spectacular

12th September

Schedule  Conditions  
Time limits  Entry Form

22nd & 23rd Nov

Guildford Short Course

3rd October

28,29,30th November

Essex Senior/Junior Championships

(subject to licensed QT's)

Conditions Schedule QTimes

5-6th December & 19-20th December

BPSC Annual Club Championships

All swimmers
All squads

21st November

Schedule & Entry Form  

21st December

BPSC Distance County Qualifier

24th October

See Open Galas page for details

3rd & 4th January

BPSC Winter Long Course Meet

23rd December

See Open Galas page for details

A: 16,17,18th Jan
B: 31st Jan/1st  Feb
C: 13,14,15th Feb

2015 Essex Age Group Championships
Note: Age for QT’s is as at 31st Dec 2015

Age 10+ at end-2015
(subject to licensed QT's)

22nd December

Conditions  Schedule
Qualifying Times  

Gala Entry Form Gala Calendar