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Updates - 19th & 24th Dec 2014
Updates - 10th & 14th December 2014
- Relay Success - Congratulations to the BPSC Mens Freestyle relay team who secured third place, and a rather impressive trophy, at the East Region Winter Championships last weekend.
- International Referee - We are pleased to report that British Swimming announced this week that BPSC’s own Tom Baster is one of only three people appointed to the list of FINA officals as a Referee for a four year term from 1st January. Congratulations to Tom in achieving this high level of recognition for his officiating expertise.
- Christmas Schedule - - There are various session changes over the Christmas and New Year period. See full BPSC Christmas and New Schedule for details.
- Open Galas - Updated list of Accepted Entries and the session warm-up/start times for our Winter Long Course meet in January are now available on our Open Galas page.
- New Referee - We are pleased to announce that after 18 months dedicated work Lindsey Cooper has successfully passed the British Swimming Referee exam. Achieving this level of qualification is no easy task and required much studying and practical experience work so please pass on your congratulations to Lindsey!
Lindsey started her journey as just another parent who stepped down from the balcony with a stopwatch to help out in 2007 and we could really do with a new generation of newcomers to join the officiating team. No previous experience required, just a willingness to help out. Please express your interest in person or via email to Lindsey or Matt Brame and they can explain everything!
- Essex Entries - A reminder that the deadline for entries to the 2015 Essex Age Group Championships are required to be in the postbox by Monday 22nd December for all events that your swimmer has qualified for. Entries should be made on the usual BPSC Gala entry form. See 2015 Essex Qualifying Times. Additional entries can be handed in on Sunday 4th January for events that have been qualified for on the weekend of 3/4 Jan ONLY. Note that existing entry times that are already inside the QT CANNOT be altered on that weekend.
- Club Champs - Results from the first two days of our BPSC club championships are now available. A huge thank you to everyone that volunteered this weekend - you were all fantastic as usual and made the event a huge success. More support is needed for the next two sessions on 19th & 20th Dec. If you are not already signed up please offer your help to Lyndsey Motin or anybody from the club committee.
Updates - 23rd & 25th Nov
- Club Champs - A list of Accepted Entries is now available for this event.
- Open Gala - Accepted Entries for the Long Distance gala in December are published on the Open galas page. Please note that the start of all warm ups and the closure of the sign-in desk will both occur at 5pm.
- Essex Snr/Jnr - Updated schedule and warmup times are published. See Planned Galas page.
- East Region - The new 2015 East Region Youth/Age Group qualifying times are now available. The event dates of 2,3 & 4th May (Luton) and 23,24,25th May (UEA Norwich) have also been announced.
- ActiveBasildon Awards - We are very pleased to report that BPSC were awarded ‘Sports Club of the Year’ at the recent ActiveBasildon awards held in the Towngate Theatre, Basildon. Matthew Oaten repeated his recent triumph in Rochford and was recognised as the Disabled Sports Personality of the Year. Also ‘Highly commended’ were BPSC’s Lyndsey Motin for her volunteer role under the category of ‘Unsung Hero’ and Brooke Frost as ‘Young Sports Personality of the Year’.
Updates - 16th Nov
- Arena League - The BPSC spectators attending the second round National League gala saw yet another first place finish for the BPSC team. After a dominating performance in the first round of the 2014 competition the promoted BPSC team performed even better in the second round, building an even higher lead over the next-placed team Saxon Crown. This time, the BPSC winning margin was a massive 66 points - a result of achieving 21 first place finishes, 12 second places, 8 third places and a solid collection of points in the other races. See Gala Results page for details.
- Splashnight - Times from our winter splashnight are now available. A huge thank-you to ALL of the volunteers that turned up to help at this event both swimmers and parents. It was great to see such a big level of support poolside.
- Sports Award - We are please to report that in a recent sports awards ceremony run by Rochford & Castle Point council BPSC swimmer Matthew Oaten was awarded Disability Sports Personality of the Year. Matthew competed in the Deaf National Championships and won two Golds and two Silvers. Matthew then went on to represent Team GB at the Deaf European Championships in Russia , gained personal bests in all the strokes that he competed in, and achieved three British records in the process. We are sure all of you will join the club in congratulating Matthew on his performances. Photo
- Sessions Changes - Clarification of the arrangements for the evening of 28th November are included on the session amendments page.
News - 30th October
- Coaches - We are pleased to be able to to announce that Chris Stothard has joined the club coaching team. Chris is a qualified level 2 coach, formally from City of Wakefield Swimming Club, and he will take over as Lead Coach for the Gold 2 squad for the next year while he is working at Ford Motor Company in Dunton. As previously announced, Matt Dibble leaves us for a new position in Dubai (anything to avoid the UK Winter!) at the end of this week. The club has advertised an opening for an additional squad coach but in the meantime our head coach Doug will ensure suitable cover is in place.
- ASA Swimming Pathway - Those of you with aspirations for swimming at national level will be interested in the changes being implemented this year. The will now be three National level event: British Summer Championship (age 13+), ASA Summer Championships (age 12+) and an ASA Winter Championships. Age for all these competitions will be calculated on the basis of age as at 31st December in the year of competition. Selection for the Summer championships will be based on a swimmer’s position in the National Rankings instead of a specific qualification time (e.g. the top 24 in any given age grouping will be invited to swim) . The bottom age group for English, Regional and County Age Group championships will now be a combined group (e.g. 12/13, 11/12 & 10/11 respectively). Details are being progressively added to the British Swimming website at ASA Swimming Competition Pathway.
Updates 11th & 25th October
- Open Gala - Results from our Autumn Open gala are now available.
- Club Champs - A reminder of our forthcoming club championships which are scheduled for 5/6th and 19/20th December. Please note that participation in these championships is encouraged for ALL swimmers at ANY age. The schedule (and recommended events for our Academy swimmers) is available on the 2014 Club Champs Entry form. We will need A LOT of help to run this event, there are duties suitable for all levels of (in)experience. Please volunteer by dropping an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Arena League - A fantastic number of excellent performances by our swimmers at the first round of the 2014 National Arena League (London, Division 1) resulted in a resounding victory for the team which amassed a grand total of 309 points in the 50 event competition, leaving second place team Luton trailing some distance (46 points) behind. See Gala Results page for more details.
- Mini League - Lots of new swimmers joined the squad for the first Essex Mini League gala of the new season on 11th October. Many swimmers smashed the time limits and gained time faults making the squad coach, Sue Humphries’ selection job even harder next time so well done! The team finished third overall on the night.
- Recent Announcements - Committee News and Coaches News
Updates - 22nd Sept 2014
- Open Gala - Results from the Dave Warriner Memorial Early Season Taster gala are now available on our Open galas page.
Updates - 7th Sept 2014
- Open Gala - Accepted entries and warm up schedule for our Dave Warriner memorial Early Season Taster gala are now available on the Open galas page.
- Club Records - These have been updated to reflect to galas through to August. See Club Records page. See also latest pictures in our Hall of Fame.
- New Fees due - All members are reminded to update their standing orders to reflect the new squad fees. Changes were effective 1st September.
- 2015 Essex Age group qualifying times published - see Planned galas page. Please note the change for next year to age as at 31st December.
Updates - 5th , 9th & 16th August 2014
- Nationals - Congratulations to all our participants in the British Gas National Age Group/Youth Championships and especially to our finalists Harvey Jolly, Conor Harrold, Lewis Clifford-Stephenson and our English backstroke champion: Brooke Frost! See 2014 National Report & Gala Results page.
- Open Meet - Visiting clubs please note that our September Early Season Opener meet is now FULL. We ARE still accepting entries for our Autumn Short course and 1500/800m County qualifier meets in October and December.
- Open Water - A Fantastic day at the Regional and County Open Water Championships. BPSC Swimmers brought home 3 Regional medals and 9 County Medals. See Gala Results page.
- Hall of Fame - We’ve added a few more photos to our Hall of Fame - take a look!
- Club Records - The club age group records have been updated to include some fantastic performances at our end of season open gala. See the Club Records page for details. Congratulations to: Charles Royle, Harvey Jolly, Aidan Robinson, Erin Lee, Bryony Umfreville, Molly Redgrave, Caitlin Watson-Dotchin, Keelan Gosney, Evlin Servis, Katrina Farrall, Cole Shepard, Tyler Berry, Mason Hunnisett, Samuel Pease, Emily Tatam, Evie Hunnisett, Ciara Rafferty and Billy Fox who all set records of various kinds at this gala. Over the weekend Molly Redgrave set 6 new long course records and two overall records in the 9 yr age group. Her 50m Breaststroke time broke one of the longest standing club age group records previously held by Ciarra Rafferty and set at the first competitive gala entered by the new club in 2010. It was lose one, win one for Ciarra at the weekend who herself set a new 50m Long Course record for the 50m Freestyle 13 yr age group in the same meet. Another highlight was Erin Lee who set a new record in the 200m Fly beating her own record set at our previous gala in April.
Updates - 15 & 21st July 2014
- Results - Results from our End of Season LC open gala are now available on the Open Galas page.
- Splash Night - Results from the recent summer splash night are available here.
- Squad restructure - Details of the revised squad structure and session times announced at the 10th July meeting are now available on this website. See Squad Structure page for details. Letters are available to collect from the club desk either on a Monday or Friday night. There is one for every swimmer and it is important that these are collected by parents ASAP. This explains the new squads and times when coming back from our summer shutdown. There is also an important slip to return accepting/not accepting your child's placement.
- AGM - Reminder that the club Annual General meeting will take place on Thursday 17th July at 8pm in the creche at Basildon Sporting Village. See 2014 AGM Agenda. All parents and club members are encouraged to attend.
- Glossary - A new list of of some terms commonly used in swimming which can be hard for a newcomer to understand is available. See BPSC Swimming Glossary.
Updates - 22nd June 2014
- Squad restructure - There will be a meeting for parents and swimmers aged 18+ on Thursday 10th July 7-9pm to announce details of the planned squad and session changes which will take effect after the summer break. Location: The Noble Room, The Green Centre, Wat Tyler Country Park.
- AGM - The club Annual General Meeting will take place on Thursday 17th July at 8pm in the creche at Basildon Sporting Village. There are likely to be a few vacancies on the club committee and we would very much welcome some 'new blood'. It is not necessary to have any specific experience just a willingness to help out and run and improve our swimming club to make it as good a place as possible for our children to swim. If you want to have an informal chat to any of the existing committee about what is involved, a full list of current committee members can be found on the 'About Us' page of the website. Don't be put off by any of the formal paperwork or process. A willing and enthusiastic volunteer with a few ideas is always extremely welcome. Committee nomination form.
- End of Season Meet - Accepted entries and a revised schedule with warm-up times have been posted to the Open galas page.
- Club Records - Updates to the overall and age group club records have been published on the club records page. Congratulations to Evlin Servis who has set two breaststroke long course club records for the 13-year age group and to Charles Royle who set a new 200m Freestyle long course record in the 9&under age group. Congratulations also to Connor Harold, Mason Hunnisett, James Day, Harry Nicholls, Harvey Jolly, Brooke Frost and Bryony Umfreville who all improved on club age group long course records in the last few weeks.
- Hall of Fame - The Roll of Honour has also been updated with recent achievements relating to 2014 East Region and County championships. See Hall of Fame page.
- Mini-League Report - See Gala Results page for a short report from our most recent mini-league gala.
- Swim21 - The club recently secured renewal of its Swim21 accreditation from the ASA in recognition of good governance process and standards. Well done and many thanks to Sharon Griffiths and all the other volunteers and coaches who helped in preparing the material necessary for this review!
Updates - 24th May 2014
- Club Records - Club records have been updated for all competitions up to 4th May. See Club Records page for details. Congratulations to Brooke Frost, Connor Harrold and Lewis Clifford-Stevenson who set overall club records since the previous update in March, and Erin Lee and Charlotte Hartin who set new club age group records. An especial congratulation to Lewis as his time of 28.49 for 50m Breaststroke achieved at the British championships in Glasgow was an Essex county and East Region long course record!
- Hall of Fame - new pictures from 2014 Essex counties have been added to the BPSC Hall of Fame.
- Holiday - Please note that there will be no sessions on 26th May due to the Bank holiday.
Updates - 15th May 2014
- Membership Fees - Annual membership fees are due on 1st June for all swimmers. Please see the 2014 membership letter with details. Please ensure your fee is paid otherwise you will not be to participate in training sessions.
- Gala - A new recommended gala has been added to the program in June for non regional & national qualifiers but entries close this week. See Planned galas for details.
Updates - 3rd May 2014
- Open Galas - Details for BPSC Open meets in September, October and January have been added to the Open galas page.
- Session changes - Please note that there are no training sessions on Monday 5th May due to the Bank Holiday.
Updates - 26th April 2014
- Galas - Details for East Region/Essex Open Water championships and information for the upcoming Braintree Open gala have been added on Planned galas page. Results files (all clubs) for the recent Halsted meet have been added to the Gala Results page. The Sportsystem entry file has been updated for our BPSC End of Season meet - see Open galas page.
Updates - 21st April 2014
- Easter Meet - The results for our Easter meet are now published on the Open galas page. Many thanks to the volunteers and officials who gave generously of their time to assist with the running of this event.
- Arena League - Planned gala dates for the new National League season have been added to the Calendar of Events.
Updates - 16th & 18th April 2014
- Planned galas - The schedule and conditions for the Essex Relay gala in July have been added to the Planned galas page. Also added is the warmup schedule for the April Redbridge gala.
- Easter - Further information added for session changes due to the Easter weekend. See Session Amendments page.
- Records - Apologies for missing Caitlin Watson-Dotchin off the list of new age group record holders in the last update. Caitlin has broken all three club girls 12 yrs age group records in breaststroke over the last two months so well done Caitlin!
Updates - 12th April 2014
- British Championships - Good luck to our swimmers Conor Harold, Lewis Clifford-Stephenson, Danielle Hartin and Charlotte Hartin who will be competing in the British Championships in Glasgow over the next few days. You can watch their performances live on the British swimming website.
- Open Gala - An updated schedule plus the Sportsystems file and single swimmer entry form for our End of Season Long Course meet have been added to the Open Galas page.
- Counties - The series of events which made up the 2014 Essex Age Group Championships ended on 28th March. All Block C results have now been added to the Gala Results page. There were many great performances by BPSC swimmers over the three blocks. Especial congratulations go to Brooke Frost who won Top Girl in the 13yrs category and won the Essex ASA award for ‘Most outstanding performance by a BAGCAT swimmer’. Congratulations also to Aidan Robinson and Harry Nicholls who both finished overall runner-up in their respective categories. In the club competition BPSC eventully finished in overall 5th place. We’d also like to take this opportunity thank all the BPSC volunteers without whom this event could not have been run.
- Club Records - The overall and age group club records have been updated to reflect galas over the last couple of months. Congratulations to: Aidan Robinson, Conor Harold, Bradley Clarke, Brooke Frost, Georgia Mills and Charlotte Hartin who all set new overall club records since the last update in January. Also to Caitlin Watson-Dotchin, James Day, Vincent Melo Peet and Samantha Pfeiffer who joined the list of age group record holders in this update.
- Regionals - The latest schedule and entry details for the East Region youth and age group championships have been added to the planned galas page.
Updates - 4th April 2014
- Easter Meet - Information on accepted entries, time trials, rejected entries and warmup schedule are all published on our Open Galas page.
Updates - 28th March 2014
- New Session - There is an additional session arranged for the Club Youth squad at the Billericay Lake Meadows pool. This will take place on Wednesday evenings between 6:15 and 7:15pm and starts from 2nd April. We anticipate being able to announce additional sessions for other squads at a later date.
Updates - 23rd March 2014
- Session Change - On 28th March the Sporting Village will be hosting the final block of the 2014 Essex Age group championships. Replacement sessions for selected slots have been established at Billericay pool. See Session Amendments page for details.
- Counties - Congratulations to all BPSC swimmers who competed in block B of the Essex Age Group championships. Block B results are available here and on the Gala Results page. BPSC climbed one place to lie fourth in the Essex club points table at the end of this block.
Various - 15th March 2014
- Policies - A copy of the photography and Social Media protocol has been added to our Policies page. All members & relatives are requested to review these.
- Regional Championships - Entry packs including schedule, qualifying times and conditions have been posted on the Planned Galas page for the 2014 East Region Youth and Age Group (BAGCAT) Championships
- Speed Awards - Reminder that certificates/badges for Speed Awards can be ordered from our club desk. See Speed Award times.
Various - 22nd Feb 2014
- Gala Calendar - Updates to the forthcoming galas have been added to Planned galas page and calendar of events. This includes the Halsted gala which is suitable for our younger swimmers.
- Results - Results from first block of Essex Age Group Championships are available on the Results page.
Various - 10th & 15th Feb 2014
- Mini League - A short report on the 8th February team mini-league gala is available on the Gala Results page.
- Open Gala - The Sportsystems entry file is now available for our Easter open meet. See Open galas page.
- Session changes - On Friday 14th Feb squad session changes have been made due to the Essex County event at the Basildon Sporting Village. See Session Amendments page for details. The Sunday morning session on 16th February is also cancelled.
- Counties - WarmUp times and other information relating to the Essex County Age Group Championships which start this weekend have been added to the Planned Galas page.
Various - 14th Jan 2014
- Open Gala - The results file from our New Year short course meet is now available.
- Club Records - A updated set of records with results from up to and including last weekend are now available. No less than nine new overall club records have been set in the last two months – Connor Harrold (x5), Brooke Frost (x2), Sonny Ford, Bradley Clarke, and Tia Colby. There were also new age group records set by Cole Sheppard, Danielle Hartin, Mason Hunnisett, Lily May, Evie Mickley, Harvey Jolly, Harry Nicholls, Aaron Clarke, Ruby Wilson, Charlotte Hartin and Jessica Ford. Many congratulations to all! See Club Records page for details.
- Arena League Report - Just before the Christmas break our Arena league team took part in the final gala of the current season. In our first year back in the National Arena League, we gained an excellent second position behind an extremely strong Hillingdon Team. The atmosphere at the pool was electric with both swimmers and spectators being in great voice supporting our swimmers throughout the gala . This excellent team performance, where every point counted, gave us 2nd position overall in the league and gained us promotion to Division 1 for next season, just ahead of a very strong Luton team.
Various - 21st & 23rd Dec 13
- Open Gala - The results file from our Winter Long Course meet is now available. Many thanks to all those volunteers and officials who made this event a success. Also, the schedule for our January level 3 meet is now published with amended warm-up times. See Open Galas page.
PS: Merry Christmas!
- East Region QT’s - The Qualifying times for the 2014 East Region championships have been changed. The updated versions are now available at the top of the Planned Galas page.
- Club Records - The club age group records have been amended to reflect galas through to 8th December. Congratulations to Brooke Frost, Samantha Pfeiffer, Alicia Lindsay, Danielle Hartin, Eavie Mickley, Tia Colby, Harvey Jolly, Keelan Gosney, Harry Nicholls, Ben Harvey, Connor Harold and Lewis Cooper who all set new club age group records in the last two months. See Club Records page.
- Shutdown - There is one change to the previously published Christmas schedule. The morning session on Friday 27th December will no longer take place. The evening session is still on. See Session Amendments page for the session schedule over the Christmas period.
- PB Quick Link - a quick link has been added to the ASA rankings database on the right hand side of this page so you can access your licensed PB’s.
Open Meet Update - 13th Dec 2013
- New Year Open - Accepted entries for the New Year Short Course gala (11/12th Jan) have now been posted on the Open Galas page. The updated schedule for this gala will be published shortly.
Various - 7th & 8th Dec 13
- 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 for more.
- 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 page.
- 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 Nationals Report.
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.
- Open Galas - The Accepted Entries list and Final session schedule with warm-up details is now available for our BPSC Autumn meet in October. Financial summary form added for Winter LC gala.
- 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.
Various - 18/9/13
- Open Galas - The Accepted Entries list and Final session schedule with warm-up details is now available for our BPSC Early Season taster meet in September.
- Event Schedule - A couple of dates have been amended in the the new event schedule and Planned Gala Programme.
- 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 time.
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 programme.
Various - 8/9/13
- Open Galas - The Gala Calendar for 2013/14 has been added to club calendar of events page and to the Planned galas page. Schedule and qualifying times for the 2014 Essex Age Group Championships have also been added.
- Club Records - Club records page information has been updated to include results up to 3rd August. Congraulations to Brook Frost who broke the Women’s overall club 200m backstroke record while winning a silver medal at the National Age Group championships. Also to Connor Harrold who broke his own Men’s record in the same event (200m back).
Various - 28/7/13
- Open Gala - The 100m I.M. event has been added to the BPSC Early Season Gala in September revised entry files are available on the Open Galas page.
- Social Events - A Stubbers activity day has been scheduled on 14th September for all swimmers aged 9 and over. Tickets are on sale from the club desk on a first come, first served basis. Click here for details & medical form. Note the BBQ event in July has been cancelled.
- Club Records - Updated overall and Age Group club records published. Congratulations to Mason Hunnisett, Bethany Richardson, Masie West, Georgia Mills and Samantha Mullender who each set new club Age Group records in the last month. See Club Records page.
- Splash Night - Times from the July club splash night are now available: Boys results Girls results. Well done to all who took part.
- National Results - Watch out for BPSC medals news from the National Championships. Coming soon!
Various - 13/7/13
- Session change - Due to the end of season gala there will be no training on Sunday 14th July.
Various - 6/7/13
- Open Galas - Results from last weekend’s Novice open gala are now available on the Open Galas page. Many thanks to the people who helped with yet another smoothly run event. Congratulations also to the swimmers who took part. Once again we maintain the club’s excellent gala reputation! Details for the Early Season meet has also been added to this page.
- Club AGM - A reminder that the BPSC Annual General Meeting will take place on Thursday 18th July at 7:30pm in the BSV creche. See Agenda and 2012 AGM Minutes . Nomination period for committee vacancies have been extended.
- Club Records - These have been updated with times achieved up to 13th June. Congratulations to Mason Hunnisett , Hannah Logan and Jessica Ford who all set new club Age Group records in the latest update. See Club Records page.
Various - 15/6/13
- Open Gala - Accepted entries for the BPSC End of Season Meet have been posted on the Open Galas page. An updated BPSC gala schedule has now been decided details of which are on the same page. As part of this schedule we have had to move the planned Autumn Meet from the 9/10tt Nov to the 19/20th October due to a clash with the National Arena league.
Session Change - 5/6/13
- Club Age - The session on Thursday 6th June has changed due to continued problems at Basildon Lower Academy. See Session Amendments page for details.
Various - 2/6/13
- Open Gala - Accepted entries and session information (incl. warm-up & start times) is now available on the Open Galas page.
- Membership - A reminder that all membership fees for all swimming and Water Polo members were due on 1st June. Individuals who have not paid this fee by 1st July will not be permitted to participate in club sessions.
- AGM - Reminder that the club Annual General Meeting will be held on on Thursday 18th July at 7.30pm in ‘The Creche’ at Basildon Sporting Village (ground floor). Anyone wishing to stand for election for the committee or propose a change of rule (the constitution) or a new resolution should forward these to Dawn Nicholls, Club Secretary or hand in a sealed envelope addressed to Dawn by Thursday 20th June. All parents of swimmers are encouraged to attend.
Various - 25/5/13
- Masters - News on Open Water training and other exciting plans. See Masters newsletter for details.
- Session Changes - There is no swimming on bank holiday Monday (27th May). All Club Age swimmers including new and current swimmers are invited to swim Wednesday am session in the half term week only. Also, due to an ASA water polo event being held at BSV this weekend, our Sunday Morning session will be in 25m mode.
- Essex League news - Congratulations to our Division One Essex League Team who rounded off the Essex league season in style by winning the fourth gala of this year’s Essex league competition and finishing in overall 2nd place. See Essex League Report for details.
- Club Records - The records have been updated for recent galas. See Club Records page for details. Congratulations to Brooke Frost, Sonny Ford, Connor Harold, Bradley Clarke and Harvey Brown who all broke overall records in April/May. With a three-way tie for the club 50m Fly record watch out for the next time our BPSC swimmers compete in this event!
Various - 11/5/13
- Newsletter - 31 pages of club news, information and photos! See the BPSC May Newsletter here!
- Insurance - Copies of the club’s insurance schedule for 2013/14 is available on the Policies page.
- Quiz Night - To be held on 25th May, Mayflower Hall, Billericay. All proceeds towards a Swim Camp in Malta. See Social Events page for details. Tickets are being sold in advance and are available at the club desk.
- Membership - All swimmers are reminded that annual club membership is now due (required by 1st June). Fees are: First Family Member £33. Subsequent family members: £33 (18 years+) or £16 (under 18 years).
Swimmers who have not paid this fee by 1st July will not be permitted to swim. Fees can be paid at the club desk on Monday or Friday evenings, or direct into the club bank account including as reference the Swimmer’s surname, initials & the words ‘BPSC mem’.
- AGM - The club Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday 18th July. Nominations for committee roles or proposed resolutions should be sent to the club secretary in advance.
Various - 27/4/13
- Session Change - The location and time of Thursday evening session are changing for the Club Age squad. Please see Session Amendments page for details.
- Results - The results file for April’s Redbridge meet is available on the Gala Results page.
Various - 13/4/13
- Squad info - Information on our training squads has been updated. See Academy squads page and Masters & Aqua page. This include guidance on gala participation for Academy swimmers.
- BPSC Open - The Sportsystems entry file for the BPSC ‘End of Season’ meet is now available on the Open Galas page for other clubs use. ASA licence numbers now listed for this gala and the Novice Open.
Various - 6/4/13
- Regionals - Updated the qualifying times sheet for 2013 East Region Youth and Age Group (BAGCAT) Championships. This is available on the Planned Galas page.
- BPSC Novice Open - The Sportsystems entry file for the BPSC Novice Open is now available on the Open Galas page for other clubs use.
Various - 1/4/13
- County Champs - Full Block C results from the 2013 Essex Age Group Championships are published on the Gala Results page. After completion of Block C Basildon & Phoenix SC finished in overall 5th place, continuing its year on year improvement with a climb of two places versus last year. Over the whole of the 2013 championships the club gained 67 medals (with 26 gold) compared to 41 medals (with 15 gold) last year so well done to all the swimmers involved!
- Club records - The overall and age group-based club records have been updated with times from the recent county blocks and other galas. No less than 20 new overall club records were set in the last two months plus a whole multitude of age group records! See Club Records page for details. Congratulations to Georgia Mills, Ellie Pirrie & Brooke Frost who each broke overall female records and to Harvey Brown, Bradley Clarke and Aidan Robinson who each broke male overall records.
Various - 28/3/13
League Galas - 17/3/13
- Essex League Champions - Congratulations to the BPSC team who won the Essex Swimming League Division Four title last night. See Division Four Champions photo. More details to follow. Our Division One team continue on their own campaign with their next fixture on 27th April.
- Essex Mini League - Information and fixture dates for the 2013 Essex Mini League are available on the Planned galas page as well as the Calendar of Events .
- DSE Nationals - A belated congratulations to our BPSC swimmers, Ciara Tappenden, William Jones and Charlotte Hartin, who completed in the DSE Junior National championships. Ciara won four gold and four silver medals and broke S15 category records in 50 & 100m Backstroke and 400m Free. William won three gold medals and three Silver in the S14 category. Charlotte, who also competes in the S14 category, collected two silvers and a bronze in her three events.
Various - 16/3/13
- Sessions changes - Reminder that special session arrangements apply on 22nd March due to BSV pools being used for County Championships. See Session Amendments page.
- Academy Squad Contact - Collette Hunnisett is the new squad liaison contact for academy coloured hats. Parents should not be going poolside to speak to coaches but find Collette at the club desk on Mondays and Fridays, who will relay your questions and messages to the coaches and can arrange a meeting if needed. For all squad contacts and emails see Contact Us page.
- Help Needed - Volunteers to assist on the club desk on Monday and/or Friday are requested. No previous experience required! If you may be available please approach someone at the club desk or click here to email .
- County Championships - A link to results from Block B is available on the Gala Results page. Further great performance in Block B with BPSC Gold medallists including Tyler Berry, Ellie Pirrie, Brooke Frost, Harry Nicholls and Harvey Brown.
- Cancellation - No Sunday morning training on 10th March due to the Essex Mini league gala and Essex Age Group Championships.
- Essex League Results - Good results from our Division One and Division Four teams on 2nd March. The Division One team came second, just squeezing out Killerwhales and our Division Four team came first placing them in a great position at the top of the league with just one gala to go. Further details and times available on the Gala Results page. See Essex Swimming League site for current league tables.
- Wavepower - The ASA Child Safeguarding Policy and Procedures manual has been updated . A link to this is available on our Policies page. Also included is a link to ChildPower a site for under 16’s where young swimmers can make their voice heard. Here you can talk about anything that matters to you. A useful reference on this site is the ASA Parent’s Guide to Twitter. This includes information on how to set up and protect you and your child’s information.
- County Championships - A link to results from Block A is available on the Gala Results page. Many congratulations are due but an especial mention for Harvey Jolly, Harvey Brown and Brooke Frost who all came away with gold medals from this, the first weekend of three. Thanks also to our volunteers and officials who helped run the event. See Letter of Thanks from Tom Baster of the Essex ASA.
Note: Revised warm up times for blocks B and C are on the Planned galas page.
- Open galas - details of the forthcoming BPSC Novice Open meet (level 4) and the end of season Summer meet (level 3) have been added to the Open Galas page.
- Club Records - Club Overall and Age-group records have been updated to include galas up to 3rd February. Congratulations to Bradley Clarke for improving the club overall 100m Breaststroke record!
- Gala Details - Various updates to the planned galas page including Essex Masters event in May. Gala results posted for Killerwhales and Bishop Stortford galas, see Gala Results. The club Calendar of Events is also updated.
- Session Changes - Amendments due to the Essex County Championships on Friday 22nd Feb and Friday 22nd March are available on the Session Amendments page.
Gala Updates - 2/2/13
- Training Changes - Please see the following announcement on Training changes which was sent out to the club mailing list earlier this week.
- Southend gala - This gala is a recommended alternative to the Norwich Open for non-regional swimmers. See Planned Galas page.
- Essex league result - Congratulations to the division four team who came first once again in the second gala of season. See Essex Swimming League website for the current league table.
- Head Coach - News Article on arrival of Doug Campbell the new BPSC Head Coach.
- Open Galas - Dates for the Open galas planned to be run by the club in 2013 have been posted to the Open galas page and Calendar of Events.
- Results - Results from all sessions of the 2012 club championships are available on the Gala Results page. Also added are results from the Redbridge Open gala earlier this month.
- Pool Docs - Normal Operating procedures and Emergency Action Plan documents for Corringham have been added to the Policies page for poolside staff reference.
- Photos - Some updates have been made to the Poolside and Committee who’s who lists to reflect the arrival of Doug and Shekh (Mo) Motin.
- SRS Clubshop - The club shop programme has been ended by SRS so we have removed the links.
Various - 4/1/13
- Head Coach - We are pleased to announce that our new Head Coach, Doug Campbell, will be taking up his role on 7th January. Can all swimmers who attend both Monday morning and Monday evening sessions please attend their normal session with club polo shirts (and tracksuits for those who have them) . We are hoping to take a number of photos.
- Club Records update - Alan Twine has kindly updated the club overall and age group records to reflect times achieved in November and December (including BPSC Club Championships). Congratulations to Aidan Robinson and Bradley Clarke who set new overall club records in recent galas. See Club Records page.
- Gala Results - The results from session One and Two of the recent club championships are available on the Gala Results page. Session Three will take place on Friday 11th Jan.
- Essex League Dates: Fixture dates for both teams are listed on the Planned Galas page. Next fixture is for the Division Four team on 26th January at Colchester Leisure World.
Christmas Schedule - 23/12/12
- South Woodham - Due to pool closure please note that there will be no session at South Woodham pool on Thurs 27th December. Club Age group swimmers are invited to attend the early morning session at BSV between 5.30-7am instead. For all Christmas session details see session amendments page.
Various - 18/12/12
- Winter Open - Results file is published on the Open Galas page.
- Session change reminder for Wednesday 19th Dec. See session amendments page.
- Club Champs: Reminder that this event will be occurring in the evening on Friday 21st Dec. Warm-up at 5pm, start at 5:30pm. All other sessions are cancelled.
The long distance events will be held on Saturday 22nd Dec with warm-up 6pm, start 6:30pm.
If you forgot what events you entered the entry lists are available on the Planned Galas page!
- Fun Water Polo - After the club championships on 21st Dec (approx. 8 to 9pm) there will be some fun water polo matches played across the pool. These will be split into younger and older swimmers. All are welcome to have a go! If you can’t make that, don’t forget there’s a beginners session open to all club swimmers every Tuesday 8-9pm at BSV. We also have a mini-polo section, Go Polo, for kids aged 8-12, which trains at Brentwood School on Saturdays (more info at www.gopolo.co.uk).
- Redbridge gala - Accepted entries and warm-up times for the January gala have been added. See Planned galas page.
Gala Details - 24/11/12
News - 18/11/12
- The BPSC November Newsletter is now available. 24 pages of news and useful information!
- A Who’s Who Gallery of poolside staff and committee volunteers is now published under the About Us section. Print this off and you can play ‘Balcony Bingo’ and cross them off as you spot them!
- Many thanks to all the volunteers who helped at splash night for the academy, aqua train and development squads to gain experience and times for future swimming galas
BPSC Winter Open Gala updates
- Event schedule published with warm up times and accepted/rejected entry lists. See Open Gala Page.
Gala update 15/11/12
- Killerwhales - Details of this level 1 gala in January have been added. See Planned galas page.
- BPSC Winter Open - Uncompressed entry file added for external entries.
- Waltham Forest - Accepted BPSC entries list for December gala have been added
Various - 10/11/12
- Club Champs: Reminder that entries are now being taken for the club championships in December and January and are due by Tues 20th Nov. Details and entry form available on the Planned Galas page. ALL club members (including coloured hat squads) are encouraged to enter this event. Family spectators welcome!
- Splash Night - Parents briefing letter and Results file available.
- Session changes - Details of arrangements on Friday 23rd Nov added. Plus change back to normal early morning session times on 24th & 31st Dec. See Session Amendments.
- Club Session Timetable: amended to reflect switch from Pitsea to Corringham and South Woodham pools
- Club Records: Last updates available on BPSC Club Records page.
- Redbridge gala: Entry details added. See Planned Galas page. Note that closing date for club entries has changed to Friday 16th November.
- East Region QT’s: Qualifying Times for the 2013 East Region Youth and Age Group Championships are now published on the Planned galas page.
- BPSC Winter Open: Club Entry pack for external entries updated with corrected Girls 50m Fly time.
Various - 5/11/12
- Christmas shutdown: Arrangements for sessions over the Christmas period are published on the Session Amendments page.
- Fun Session: Monday 17th December will be a Christmas fun session. Swimmers should attend at their normal squad times.
- Fri 9th Nov: Can all swimmers bring their Club Polo shirt on Friday 9th November. There will be a photo for participants at the Redbridge and BPSC Autumn open galas as well as the ‘swimmer of the month’ presentation. Also, will last month’s trophy winners please return their trophies this week.
Pool Closure - 4/11/12
- Pitsea Pool Closure: Our apologies to those parents and swimmers who arrived at Pitsea pool last Wednesday and discovered it was closed. This was as much a surprise to the club as it was to you. Alternative arrangements have now been made to replace all Pitsea sessions at other pool locations. See Session Amendments page for details.
- BPSC Autumn Open: Full results file is now available on the Open Gala page. Many thanks to those parents and volunteers who assisted in running the this gala on 27 & 28th Oct .
A special congratulation to Ann Robinson, Tania Barbero and Nathan Honeysett who passed their Judge Level 1 qualification and Andy Mullender who passed his Judge 2S (Starter) qualification at the gala at the weekend.
Anyone interested in joining our officiating team (no previous swimming expertise required!) please contact Jim Rourke the club officials coordinator - it beats sitting in the balcony!
- Additional Club Champs session: On Saturday December 22nd we will be holding an extra Club Champs session for the 1500 F/S (boys 11+) and 800m F/S (girls 10+), this will be held short course (25m pool) and the warm up will be at 6.30pm. Please use the club champs entry form and hand in entries by 20/11/2012
- Waltham Forest gala - The club will not be attending the 800m/1500m long distance events on Friday evening. The three individuals who entered these distances at this gala will be automatically transferred to the equivalent club champs events on Sat 22nd December.
Session Update - 24/10
- Please note that Sunday Morning 6-8am training on 28/10/12 is cancelled due to the club hosting an open gala over the weekend.
Various - 20/10
- Water Polo News: Congratulations to the Basildon & Phoenix Water Polo squad who won the Summer London League Div 2 title this month with one fixture still to play. The team have amassed an impressive total of 8 wins out of 9 games this season! The club is also currently sitting 2nd in the Essex Water Polo league. See the Water Polo site for further information.
- Calendar of Events updated.
- Club Records updated to include results of Redbridge gala.
Various - 11/10/12
- BPSC Autumn Open Gala: Warm-up times and confirmed entries list added. See Open Gala page.
- Details added for BWFSC Open gala in December. See Planned Galas page.
- Swimmer of the month: The next 'swimmer of the month' trophy presentation will be on Friday 12th October at 7pm, all squad swimmers please remember to bring your club Polo shirt.
- Committee vacancies: There is a vacancy on the Committee and a new treasurer and welfare Officer are urgently required (for after Christmas) or the club will not be able to fulfill its role. Please let the club secretary Dawn Nicholls know if you are interested in either role.
Redbridge & Stubbers Activity Day - 29/9/12
- Redbridge gala: Accepted entries and warm-up times added for Redbridge gala. See Planned Galas page.
- Stubbers report: The club took 48 swimmers ranging from 9 years to 16 years on a fun packed, thrilling day at Stubbers Adventure Centre. Five teams took part in four different activities, comprising of banana boating, canoeing, archery and team challenge. Each group was headed up by a team leader and throughout the day took turns in competing in each event. See group photo opposite!
- Stubbers Photos: Photos from the Stubbers activity day are now available to purchase from Nicola at the club desk on Friday evenings. 200 photos on a disk for only £1. All proceeds going towards the club (social events).
- Head Coach: As members are aware we are seeking to support the ongoing growth of the club with the addition of a new Head Coach - see Head Coach advert for details.
Various - 15/9/12
- Added 2013 Essex Age Group qualifying times, event schedule and latest Gala Calendar to Planned Galas Page.
- Contact for volunteers (we always welcome more!) added to Contacts page.
Various - 15/8/12
- Updated Shutdown dates (see Session Amendments)
- Gala information - Added Club championship and Essex Winter championships details on Planned Galas Page. Entry packs added to Open galas page.
- Club Records updated to 14th July.
- Added Squad Liaison contacts and emails. See Contacts Page. Updated session times.
- Mini League results file added for July Mini league and Mini-Olympians meet. See Gala Results page.
- Fees Reminder: All members are required to update their standing orders to reflect the new fees effective 1st September.
Various - 21/7/12
- New Gala added: Details of Hoddesdon gala added to planned galas page. Please note entries close this Wednesday (25th). Apologies for the short notice.
- New session fees announcement: As announced at last week’s AGM the club swimming and water polo fees are changing from 1st September. This includes a change to fixed squad-based fees for several squads. All members are requested to check the announcement and amend their standing orders. See new session fees document for details.
- Stubbers Fun Day: The club will be running an Adventure day at Stubbers Adventure park for all swimmers on Sat 15th September. Tickets are £25 per child and are available on a first come, first served basis from the club desk. Cost for this day has been subsidised by the Jack Petchey Foundation.
- Various Updates- July
Posted latest Club Records data. Added links to GatewayFM and VideoJug on useful links page. Added details of our latest Jack Petchey Award winners.
- Club Champs results - 11th July
Results for both Session One and Two have been posted to the Club Championships page. Lots of great swims and 19 club championship records were broken!
- Gala Results - 26th June
Added results files for Killerwhales (Top visiting club trophy!) and Black Lion galas. All available on the Gala Results page.
- Eastern Regional Results - 7th June
Link to 2009 East Region Age Group Championships results added to Gala Results page. Congratulations to all our swimmers who are competing at these championships.
- Club Championships
Details of the club championships (3rd and 10th July) are posted on the special club championships page. Get your entries to Sue on the club desk by Friday 12th!
- Family Funday
Details for this club event are available on the Social Events page. Purchase your tickets in advance from Dawn Harris on the club desk on Friday evenings.
- Officials - 20th May
Congratulations to Dawn Harris, Jim Rourke, Lindsey Cooper, Linda Mellor, Jon Byfield plus Sue and Andy Mullender who have all now officially qualified as ASA Judge level 1’s. All you swimmers out there: be afraid, be very afraid....! ;-)
- Gala Updates - 25th & 27th April
Redbridge & Crawley Results on Gala Results page plus replacement of Ipswich Summer sprints with Braintree gala and latest Gala calendar on Planned Gala page.
- Results and Jack Petchey - 11th April
Added Results file from SOS Good Friday meet on the Gala Results page. Also, added link to Jack Petchey Award presentation photo on Jack Petchey page.
- Future Galas - 5th April
Added details of summer galas on Planned galas page. Overall and Age group Club Records pages updated with County results. BAGCAT points explained - see BAGCATs page.
- County results - 2nd April
See details of the great overall results achieved by Phoenix swimmers in the 2009 Essex County Age Group championships on the Gala Results page. Also added a link to the Basildon Sporting Village video on Useful Links page.
- Swim School updates - 29th March
Distance swim results from February and March are available on the swimmers page. Also published is Teaching plan notice with background on the NPTS as implemented at Phoenix.
- Basildon Sports Village News - 29th March
The project to build a new 50m pool in Glioucester Park got planning approval last week. See Echo news article...and give the project your support by posting a comment.
- Gala Calendar: Details of the club autumn gala programme has been added on the Planned Galas page.
- Session change: The junior water polo session on Wednesday 25th July will be from 8.30pm - 9.30pm, the senior polo is cancelled (unless you hear otherwise).
- BPSC Open galas - Details posted for new galas in October and December. See Open Galas Page.
- Gala Results - Results file added for Harlow.
- Newsletter - Lots of information, news and photos are available in the latest club newsletter (5MB).
- Annual General Meeting - Please note that the location for the club AGM on Tuesday 17th July has been changed to Pitsea Leisure Centre. Time remains 7.30 for 7.45pm. All members and parents are invited. AGM Agenda
Temporary Session Changes
- There are a number of temporary evening session changes in July due to the Japanese Olympic Swim Team using the pool at the Basildon Sporting Village. See Session Amendment page for letters indicating changes by squad.
Harlow gala update
- Times, confirmed entries and other information added for the Harlow invitation meet on 30th June. See Planned Galas page.
Water Polo Updates - 18/6
- Congratulations to the Basildon Water Polo team who won this year's East Region water polo Under-14 summer cup with a clean sweep of victories at the Royal Hospital School Pool near Ipswich on Saturday June 16. See Water Polo Report.
- II you ever fancied trying water polo, now here’s your chance. BPSC’s water polo section has managed to secure some pool time for a new session on Tuesdays from 8-9pm at BSV. The boys will be coached by BPSC’s Mike Chadwick, while the girls will be coached by our very experienced Canadian coach, Monika Blazon.
The session is open to swimmers of any age, and if you have any queries or questions, please contact Dave Warriner on 07761 277 581 or email Dave at this link.
- AGM Notice. The club Annual General Meeting will be held on Tuesday 17th July at Basildon Sporting Village - 7.30 for 7.45pm. See 2012 AGM notice for details also Committee Nomination Form.
- Details added for Southend gala on 14th July. This replaces the Northampton gala which was oversubscribed. See Planned galas page for details.
- Open gala photographs now available to view and order online. Link added to Open galas page.
- Novice Gala results posted. For BPSC club results see Gala Results page, for full results see the Open galas page.
- East Region Open Water Championships entry form added. See Planned galas page.
- Club Kit Orders - Reminder that all club kit items can be ordered from the club desk on Monday and Friday evenings. Print off the BPSC Club Kit order form, fill it out and bring it to the club desk together with a cheque payable to BPSC.
- Jubilee weekend arrangements. See Session Amendments page for changes on 4th & 5th June.
League Team List
- Availability list for the Essex mini league gala is published on planned galas page and on the club noticeboard. Please confirm whether you are available ASAP.
Misc Updates - 12th May
Gala Updates - 6th May
- Press Reports added for Essex County block C and Waltham Forest gala. Results file added for Norwich gala. See Gala Results page.
News & Updates - 24th April
- There will be Parents' Quarterly Update meeting on Monday 30th April, from 7pm until 8pm at the Sporting Village. Please do come along.
- There is NO swimming on Monday 7th May - land training is STILL ON though.
- Summer Shut-Down - The club will be CLOSED for our Summer Break from Saturday 11th August until Thursday 23rd August.
- There is no swimming on Monday 27th August (Bank Holiday) although Land Training is still on.
- Gala details added for Northampton Long Course, session times and accepted entries added for Thurrcok gala. Date added for East Regional Open water championship. See Planned Galas page.
Updates - 14th April
- Waltham Forest Open gala results posted (see Gala results page)
- Details of Harlow Penguins meeting in June (see Planned Galas page)
- Club Records updated with latest times through to 1st April. New overall club records set by Bradley Clarke, Georgia Mills, Michael Grace, Maisie West, Aidan Robinson and Josh Inwood. Congratulations to all!
Gala updates - 5th April
- Black Lion accepted and rejected entries lists now available on Gala Results page.
- See Gala Results page also for results from Essex County Age Group championships which completed with block C and saw overall Essex BAGCAT County Champion awards for Brooke Frost and Harvey Brown, runner-up for Harry Nicholls plus event first place performances for Harvey Jolly, Aidan Robinson, Harvey Brown and Brooke Frost amongst many other medals and PB’s. Results files by swimmer for all blocks now available.
Academy Splash night (20th April 5-6pm)
- On Friday 20th April we will be giving all our Academy swimmers the chance to get timed over 50m in all swimming strokes. See Academy News page for details.
Session Changes Reminder
- Due to the Essex Age Group championships arrangements for sessions on 30th March and 1st April have changed. See Session Amendments for details.
Gala Updates - 27/3 & 28/3
- All BPSC entries were accepted for Waltham Forest gala. Please note that session times have been adjusted. New times and accepted entries is available on Planned Galas page.
- Entry details also added for East Region Youth & Disability Championships. You will need to complete your swimmers entries onto a BPSC gala entry form then please hand to either Ann Robinson or Amanda Clarke by the 1st April , so they can be sent off and meet the deadline.
- Added estimated start times for BPSC Novice gala in May. See BPSC Open gala page.
- Added event results and swimmer’s times from Essex league gala in March and press article from block B of the Essex Age Group championships. See gala results.
Various - 10/3
- Selection list and start times for March Mini-League gala added. See Planned Galas.
- Essex Block A: Congratulations to Brooke Frost, Harvey Brown and Aidan Robinson from BPSC who all won gold in block A of Essex Age Group Championships. See Press article with details of these and other great performances on Gala Results page.
- Details of Thurrock Regional qualifier gala added. See planned galas page.
- Congratulations to: Amy Shellito, Robin Hughes, Bradley Clarke, Markus Ketley, Matthew Cahiil our February ‘Swimmers of the month’.
- Water Polo news: Four BPSC swimmers (Alec Humphries, Aidan Robinson, James Warman and David Williams) were in the East region team which came a creditable second in the recent Academy Boys inter-regional Water Polo tournament. See Match report for details.
Novice Gala Entries
Internal entries are now invited to our Novice Open gala in May which represents a fantastic opportunity for all our younger/less experienced swimmers to take part. Please see Planned Galas page for details.
Click on this BPSC Newsletter link for the latest news from our Swimming, Water Polo and masters section as well as results from the Block A of the Essex Age Group Championship and news of our new monthly award scheme. Don’t miss the members competition at the end with a £15 prize!
Club Records - Latest updated version of the club records are now posted on the club records page.
Swimming on TV!
For those of you interested...trials for the GB Olympic team are taking place in the 2012 Olympic Aquatics centre between 3rd and 10th March. Coverage is available on the BBC Red button most evenings with all the news on the BBC Swimming site.
Please see Gala - Results page for Northampton, Canvey and Redbridge Winter meet results.
League gala availability
Please click on the links below to see our Mini League and Essex League availability lists. Yes or no replies to Claire asap.
Essex mini League 10th March 2012 - availability.
Essex league 17th March 2012 - availability
Session Changes during Essex Age Group Galas
Notice to all - please view the swimming session amendments page to see changes to swimming sessions due to the Essex County Age Group championships.
All Squad members - look at planned galas page for lots of new galas coming up!!
Also, Fab photo and news clipping in this week’s Yellow Advertiser!! Click to veiw.
ASA Fees are now due!
Please visit the club desk to renew your swimmers ASA fees. These fees are paid directly to the ASA and include your yearly insurance fees. ALL swimmers must be insured. Cat 1 is £11.55 and Cat 2 is £28.35. If more convenient payments can be made online directly to our a/c. Details available on the club noticeboard or via the club treasurer. Please reference swimmers surname and initials plus ASA FEES.
Last date for payment is the 10th February, if you have not renewed by then, unfortunately we will have to remove you from our list of permitted swimmers, as you will not be insured.
Essex County Qualifiers 2012
Please look at our galas planned page for all the info you need for this years Counties. Congratulations to all our swimmers who managed to qualify. If anyone is able to help at any of the sessions please inform Ann Robinson. There are many various roles we need to fill - raffle, poolside, marshalls etc and you will not miss your child’s event.
Redbridge gala final (!!) selected BPSC swimmers: Please check gala planned page for the final selected Redbridge entries, there have been some amendments
So please check carefully.
Essex league final selection 14-1-2012: Please see our galas planned page
for the final team selection. If you are unable to attend please inform Claire ASAP.
SLM, the operators of Basildon Sporting Village, have agreed to sponsor us for an initial three year period. We are expecting that this will be a long term partnership. As part of the sponsorship deal we will display the ‘everyone ACTIVE’ logo on all our club polo shirts. Most shirts have now been embroidered, if however you still have shirts outstanding please bring to the club desk either Monday or Friday evenings. If your shirt does not have a name embroidered on, please attach name with a safety pin, we will then ensure both logo and name are stitched free of charge.
Important Notice Rejected gala entries:
Please ensure you view the scratched entries for our BPSC swimmers at the forthcoming Redbridge gala. Due to an extremely large number of requested entries, Redgridge have had to ‘scratch’ swimmers from every event. All Information is on our Galas Planned page.
Please see BPSC Club Records page for new updated records.
Friday 23rd December - Fun Session - All swimmers!!!
There is NO Water Polo session on Friday 23rd December. There will be a 'Fun Session' - (hopefully with the large inflatable) in the earlier sessions - please feel free to come along to this instead. Thank you.
Essex County Championships 2012. All details are now on are Galas Planned page.
Updated QT’s now added for Counties, Regionals and National events. Please see top of Galas Planned page.
Christmas shutdown details available on Christmas Sessions page.
BPSC Christmas Meal for all club members. 50 places available see link for full details. Christmas meal details 8th December 2011
Please see BPSC Newsletter page for latest update of club news.
Essex League Division One Jan 2012 - Availability sheet is on our galas planned page. Please check this availability list and confirm whether your swimmer is available to Jon by return by Friday 16th December.
Redbridge winter meet 7th & 8th January 2012 - see galas planned page.
Thurrock Gala 5th Nov 2011 - details now on our Galas planned page.
Canvey Winter Gala 3rd & 4th December .Details now on our Galas Planned page.
Essex Winter Championship 25th/26th/27th November. Details on galas planned page. Accepted entries now available for viewing on galas planned page.
Essex League Gala.
Team availability list for Division 1 gala 22nd October 2011. Please check this availability list and confirm whether your swimmer is available to Jon by return. Final team selection will be on the 7th October 2011.
- Thurrock Season Opener 8th & 9th October. Please see our Galas Planned page for full details.
- Mini-League 8th October Basildon Sporting Village. Details on Galas page.
- Redbridge Results now available on Gala results page.
- Club Champs - Final results now on our Gala - Results page.
- Essex League Gala
Team selection for Saturday’s Essex league gala is available. If any swimmers on the original availability list who do not appear here but are now available please let Jon know.
- Essex League Gala
The final Essex League Division Two round is to be held on 25th June at Fulwell Cross pool Barkingside, please check the Team availability list and confirm whether you are available to Jon by return. Final team selection will be published on Friday.
- AGM Notice
The club AGM will be held on Thursday 14th July at Pitsea Leisure Centre starting at 7.45pm. Those who intend to attend are asked to confirm this to Catherine O'Doherty or Sarah Munro at the Club Desk on Monday or Friday nights so that we can judge the likely numbers attending.
The club is always looking for new members to help out with running the club. Anyone interested in helping out on the committee please see the following:
As per para 9.3 of the club constitution, nominations for committee members or notice of any resolution proposed to be moved at the AGM should be emailed to the club secretary by Friday 17 June 2011. Alternatively they may be handed in writing to any member of the existing committee by the same date.
Each committee nomination or resolution needs to be proposed and seconded by a paid up member of the club. (Where the paid up member is below the age of 16, the paid up members parent/guardian may assume this right)
- Bank Holiday closure
Please note that due to unavailability of the pool there will be no sessions (morning or evening) on Monday 30th May.
- Essex League Selections & Gala info
Final selection lists for the two Essex League galas on 21st May added on Planned galas page. Results for Redbridge and Bexley added to Gala Results page.
- New Squad & Session Arrangements
Only a handful of days left before Gloucester Park pool closes and we move to the new Basildon Sporting Village pool. If you are still wondering what is happening see the attached letter!
- League & Open Galas
Results from the two recent Essex League galas have been posted on the Gala Results page. Availability lists for the two Essex league galas on 21st May are posted on the Planned galas page as are a number of new gala files.
- Essex & Junior (M11) league announcements
The team selection for the Essex league Division Two gala on 2nd April has now been published. Also, please note that due to fixture conflicts the club has decided NOT to compete in the Junior (M11) swimming league this season so there will be no gala on Sunday 3rd April.
- Parents Meeting
A Meeting on session arrangements for the new pool have been arranged for Tuesday 22nd March 8:30-9:30pm at Pitsea Leisure Centre (opposite the pool and to the left). If you cannot attend don’t worry because letters will be sent out following the meeting with squad and session details.
- Mini League
Congratulations to all the team who swum at the mini-league gala on the 12th March. The team came away with 1st place and there were lots of great performances.
- Essex League team, gala calendar & ASA fee reminder
Division One Team selection list published for 19th March. Map Link added for Colchester Leisure World. Updated Gala calendar available on Planned galas page. Reminder: Last opportunity to pay 2011 ASA fees will be at the club desk on on Friday 18th March.
- March Newsletter
A newsletter for March has now been published. If you have not received one via email please check your email address is held correctly at the club desk.
- Club Kit Orders
The following BPSC items are now available to order: Polo Shirt, Tracksuit, Hoodie and Backpack.
Please fill in a BPSC club kit order form and return with payment to the club desk on Monday or Friday evening. Please note that Hoodies are being made available as an additional kit item to the club tracksuit, not as an alternative.
- Bowling Night!
The club will be running a bowling night at Hollywood Bowl, Basildon on 29th March from 18:30-20:00 (Ish). Cost £5 which includes a shared hot food platter and pitcher of drinks. Both Adults and Children are invited, cost £5 per head. Please return payment via cheque payable to BPSC in an envelope (together with the attendees names) at the club desk on Monday or Friday evening.
- ASA Fees
Annual ASA membership fees for all swimmers are now due. Please ensure these are paid at the club desk by end-Febuary to ensure you are able to continue to swim and/or compete.
- Essex League Availability
Availability lists for the Essex League Division One and Two galas have been added to the Planned Galas page. Please check these and confirm your availability ASAP.
- Planned galas updates
Updates to the planned galas list together with a map link to the new Garon Park pool in Southend have been added to this page.
- BPSC Open Gala Results
These results are available on the Open Galas page. Many thanks to all the volunteers and coaching staff who gave up their time to make this event a great success!
- Essex League Team
After the fantastic 2nd place achieved by the Division One team last week it’s time for the Division Two team to try their luck. Division Two Team selection available here and on the Planned Galas Page.
- Session Cancelled - Sun 9th Jan (morning only)
Morning Training Session. Due to lack of staff availability due to other galas, we have had to CANCEL the Sunday morning session this week. Please accept our apologies for the late notice.
The afternoon sessions will take place as normal.
- Essex league Teams
The team & confirmation of availability lists for the two Essex league galas in January have now been published on the Planned galas page. Can you please check for your swimmers name and confirm availability (or otherwise) to Jon Pearse ASAP. Thanks.
The new Tracksuits are now available for collection. Unfortunately, due to some confusion with the order, the tracksuit trousers have not been personalised. Please accept our apologies for this. Could you therefore return your tracksuit bottoms in the New Year (after the Ipswich/Cambridge galas if preferable) and they will be returned to the embroidering company and your child’s initials will be embroidered on the trousers. Unfortunately names are not possible due to the pocket being in the way! Please pin a label to the sides of the tracksuit bottoms with your child's initials on them and also clearly write their name on the tracksuit label itself.
- Guildford Gala report
Only one of three sessions went ahead at the Guildford LC Distance meet but a small team of hardy swimmers did attend and see the Guildford gala report for details of how they got on!
- Combined Fun session on Friday 17th Dec
Please note that all sessions on Friday evening will be combined into a fun session at Gloucester Park pool. Swimmers who normally attend the evening session at Wickford are invited to attend at Gloucester Park instead (6-7pm recommended). Note this means there will be no session at Wickford that evening.
- Gala Results added
BPSC Results have now been posted for all galas in October, November and December. These are available on the Gala Results page. Lots of great performance here so happy reading!
- Session changes on Sunday 5th Dec
Due to the substantial numbers of swimmers and staff attending galas (Canvey & Northampton) on Sunday 5th Dec the following two sessions will be cancelled:
Morning session (6am – 8am); Afternoon Rookies session : 3.30pm – 4.30pm
Note: Teaching/Academy (4.30pm – 5.30pm) & Water Polo (5.30pm onwards) – will operate as NORMAL.
- Tracksuit orders
As from Friday 19th Nov we will be taking orders for new club tracksuits which will be supplied in black with the orange club logo and the opportunity to include the swimmers name on the jacket and trouser. Samples to try for size will be available at the club desk at Gloucester Park pool on Friday and Monday evenings. Orders will be taken at an introductory price (£40 Adult sizes, £35 child sizes) for a limited period only. Please print off and hand in the tracksuit order form with a cheque payable to BPSC.
- Novice Open Gala on 5th Feb
We are pleased to be able to announce that we will be running our first Open gala on Saturday 5th February at Blackshots pool, Grays. This open gala is targeted at swimmers who will not be competing in the Essex County Age Group championships in February. Event qualifying times (Upper Limits) have been set accordingly. BPSC Novice Open Gala Entry pack.
- January Gala Details
Added guidance on swimmers who should be attending the Cambridge Open meet to Planned Galas page.
- Sessions on Sunday 7th Nov
As a large number of swimmers and staff are at the Romford Town Swimming Club Open Meet, the following changes have been made to sessions on Sunday 7th November.
6am – 8am: CANCELLED 3.30pm – 4.30pm: Rookies – CANCELLED
Teaching/Academy (4.30pm – 5.30pm) & Water Polo (5.30pm onwards) – will operate as NORMAL. Wickford sessions will also be UNCHANGED.
- Gala Details
Cambridge and Ipswich information added.
- Gala Details & County Relays
Information for forthcoming galas together with confirmed entries for Romford gala and County Relay selections have been added to the Planned Galas page. Also included on the Gala Results page are the excellent results from the recent Redbridge gala.
- Morning sessions update
Please be advised that Wednesday and Thursday morning training sessions will continue at Gloucester Park until further notice.
- New club polo shirts
Club shirts in the new BPSC colour and logo are now available to order. Orders placed before FRIDAY 15th OCTOBER will still only cost £12. For those who collected a shirt for the Redbridge and Thurrock galas you can return these to get the swimmers name added at no charge but these shirts must be returned to the club desk by October 15th. Please WASH and IRON polo shirts before returning them as this is a requirement for the embroidery. Please also write your child’s name on the cloth label and pin a piece of paper onto the same label, with your child’s first and second name, clearly printed. Please DO NOT pin anything into the polo shirt as this may prevent it being embroidered!
- New Fees & Hat policy
Please note the new fee structure takes effect from 1st October. Please remember to update your standing order!
All swimmers and parents are also reminded that the wearing of a swimming hat during pool training sessions is compulsory.
- SGM Merger Result
We are pleased to be able to announce the the outcome of the Merger SGM on 27th July was an overwhelming vote in favor of the creation of a new combined club to be called “Basildon & Phoenix Swimming Club”.
Phoenix members voted 28 in favour, 0 against; BDSC members voted 31 in favour 3 against.
The membership of the two clubs will be combined into the new club effective 1st September. Following this vote a committee was elected for the new club and the constitution formally adopted.
- SGM reminder - 24th June
All parents and club members over the age of 16 are requested to attend the SGM on Tuesday 27th at 7:30 pm in the Upper Foyer of the Towngate Theatre to vote on the creation of a new combined club with BDSC.
SGM Invite SGM Agenda New club Constitution
- Galas Essex plus- 24th June
Dates and qualifying times for the Essex Age Group and full championships have been added to the Planned Galas page as have details for Redbridge and Thurrock galas. Results also posted for Braintree and Club Championships.
- Shutdown reminder - 17th June
As announced in the June newsletter the club summer shutdown will be from 2nd August to 15th August inclusive. There will be no swim or Land Training sessions during this period.
- Special General Meeting
Following further discussions with BDSC we have decided to call a Special General Meeting to seek a final approval on the proposed combination of the two clubs. This meeting will be held at 7:30pm on Tuesday 27th July in the Upper Foyer of the Towngate Theatre, Basildon (note: not the Bowls Pavilion!). Should the vote be in favour of establishing a new combined club then this meeting will be followed by a General Meeting of the new club where a new management committee will be elected. A nomination form for anyone wanting to join the prospective new club committee is included in the invite.
SGM Invite SGM Agenda Constitution
- Sponsored Swim - 11th June
As mentioned in the newsletter this event will take place at club night on Friday 25th June and will replace all normal training sessions. Attached is a sponsorship form and event outline. Each swimmer will be allocated a time slot for their swim. The session schedule indicating individual time slots is now available.
- Various Updates - 9th June
Read the June club newsletter which includes recent gala results, merger discussions update, club diary dates (including summer shutdown) and lots more! Also, Club records (overall and age group) updated to 1st June on the Club Records page. Added details of 2010 Club Championships - don’t forget to get your entry in before 25th June
- Poster Competition - 8th June
Congratulations to Rebecca Asher who was the winner of our anti-bulling poster competition. See her winning entry here.
- Gala Results added - 27th May
See Gala Results page for swimming results from Canvey and Bracknell galas. Well done to all who competed and to Kathryn Pearse for securing the ‘Top Girl’ trophy at Bracknell.
- Online Club Shop Launched - 12th May
The much awaited online Phoenix club shop has arrived! This new facility will enable you to place online orders for items such as swimwear direct with our supplier and have them delivered direct to your door. If you use the link from this site delivery is free and you will still obtain commission for our club (which helps to keep down our fees). We will of course, still continue to stock and take orders for items at the club desk on Friday evenings but this gives you the opportunity to shop from the comfort of your own armchair! Please click on the button on the menu bar on the left of this page, or follow this Phoenix online shop link.
- Gala results - 2nd May
Posted gala results files for recent meets plus Essex league gala on Gala Results page. Added Braintree gala entry details to Planned Galas page. See the results where Phoenix brought the Essex League Division Two title back to Basildon!
- Club Records - 22nd April
Updated Club records to include missing items from Block C. See Club records page.
- Essex league Selection
The team list for the final Essex league gala has now been published. See Planned galas page.
- Club Records Update - 5th April
Club records page and the age group records have been updated to include galas up to 2010 County Block D.
- March Newsletter
The new March Newsletter has been published.
- Essex Lge Round 4 - 17th March
Availability list published for the final round of this year’s Essex League competition on the Planned galas page. One last push at the final gala for Phoenix to hold onto top position and the Division Two title!
- Special General Meeting
Invitations for a Special General Meeting of club members (to be held on 20th April in the Pavillion at Gloucester Park Basildon) has been sent out this week via eMail. If you have not yet received your invite please ask for a copy at the club desk on Friday evening and check your listed email address with Lisa!
- New ASA website
The main ASA website address has changed to www.swimming.org. Main links on this page and the Useful inks page has been changed accordingly. Some further updates to specific documents will follow in later updates as I track down where things have moved to!
- Club records Update - 28th Feb
Club Records (Overall and Age group) updated to reflect galas through to 14th Feb. See Club Records page.
- Essex League Result - 28th Feb
Congratulations to all who swam in our Essex league gala this weekend. Those of us spectating were getting worried at one stage but it turned out to be another top performance as Phoenix came away with another first place and consolidated their place at the top of the table.
Final Points: 1st Phoenix 241 pts, 2nd Braintree 217 pts, 3rd Hornchurch 185 pts, 4th Harwich 153 pts, 5th Newham 147 pts.
- County Results - 19th Feb
Various gala results added including further Phoenix success in Block B of the Essex county championships. Essex League team selection for round 3 published plus updates to the Gala calendar all on the Planned Galas page.
- Revised Block C and D schedule - 28th Jan
The revised schedule for Block C & D is now available on the planned galas page. Also added Block A press report.
- Essex County Block A Results - 27th Jan
Lots of excellent results from the first weekend of the 2010 Essex Age Group Championships. More than twenty Phoenix swimmers competed, reaching a total of fourteen finals between them. See Gala Results page for more details.
- County Relay Selection - 18th Jan
Phoenix Relay teams for Block A published.
- Gala updates - 16th Jan
Various updates to planned galas page including details for Redbridge Meet.
- Essex league Round 2 Gala Cancelled
The league gala on Saturday 9th Jan has been cancelled due to adverse weather conditions.
- Misc Updates - 29th Dec
The team selected for Essex league round two is now available on the Planned Galas page. December Newsletter added. Gala Results files posted for Jingle Bells and Runnymede galas. Latest Club records (including Age Group) also updated.
- Swim School Update - 12th Dec
End of term assessments for our swim School members are now available from Marcel (Wednesday) or the club desk (Friday). Congratualtions to the many swimmers who have progressed onto the next stage. Swim School Report - Dec 2009.
- Swimskills Photos - 4th Dec
Photos from the very successful Technique Day with top GB coach Bill Furniss are now available in our club photo slideshow. If you have some photos of your own from the day please drop the webmaster copies on CD or via email!
- Gala Results Added - 4th Dec
Results from the fantastic Essex League Round One gala have been added (didn’t they do well!) as well as Phoenix results from the Ipswich and Canvey Island open galas. See Gala Results page
The team availability list has been posted for our next Essex league fixture which is on 9th Jan. Please indicate your availability on the noticeboard or to Deb Mann by 18th Dec.
- Speed night and Club records- 16th Nov
Results from Swim School Speed Night held in the half-term are now included on the Swimmers Page. Club records updated to include changes from recent galas. See Club Records pages.
- Gala updates- 16th Nov
Information for the Watford gala added. Also, location for the Jingle Bells gala has changed to Waterside Farm, Canvey Island together with a spectator restriction. See Planned Galas page.
- Miscellaneous - 7th Nov
Added 2010 Regional Qualifying times and Essex League availability list onto Planned galas page. Latest Phoenix Newsletter published.
- Plymouth Gala details - 31st Oct
Added details of the Plymouth gala on the Planned galas page. Selected swimmers only.
- Jack Petchey Photo - 21st Oct
Three of our 2009 Jack Petchey Achievement Award winners attended a Presentation evening at the Towngate Theatre, Basildon to receive medallions to celebrate their achievements. Visit the Jack Petchey page to access the photo.
- Stubbers Photos - 17th Oct
It seems that much fun was had by our swimmers at the recent Stubbers activity day. Our intrepid photographer was there and caught a few snaps. Visit the Stubbers Photo Gallery to have a look!
- Essex Age Group Championships - 8th Oct
The dates and locations for the Essex Age Group Championships have now been confirmed. See the Planned Galas page.
- Gala Results - 6th Oct
Results for the Braintree, Ipswich Novices (Sept) and Redbridge Early Qualifier galas have now been added to the Gala Results page.
- National Results & Talent Selection
Congratulations to Kate Pearse who has been selected for the ASA England regional Talent development squad. This fantastic achievement followed Kate’s great performances at this years National Age Group Championships (BAGCATs) where she made the finals in 3 events and finished 8th overall in her age group.
- Essex County - 8th Sept
The following Phoenix swimmers have bee selected to attend Essex county training camps in 2009/10. Lewis Cooper, Patrick Rourke, Oliver Knight, Finlay Munro, Harvey Brown, Michael Grace, Alex Drysdale, Molly Jerome. Well done to all!
- Sporting Village News
See the Basildon Sporting Village plans video which includes views of the fantastic 50m pool planned to open in April 2011. On-site work due to start in October.
- Gala updates - 28th Aug
Added details for galas in October. See Planned Galas page. Also included announcement of 2009 Club Champions on Club Champs page and updated Maisie West selection of items for her Jack Petchey Award.
- Logbook sheets - 12th Aug
Added some additional logbook templates on the Swimmers Page.
- Success in Open Water - 31st July
Congratulations to Lily Mann who competed in her first ever Open Water competition in July and came away as Essex 12yr 800m Girls Champion and 2nd place in Eastern Region - well done!
- Essex Lge team & Jingle Bell results - 30th Dec
The selected Team for our next Essex League gala is on the Planned Gala page. Phoenix results from the December Jingle Bells gala are also published on the Gala Results page.
- Various - 17th Dec
December Newsletter published, Thanet gala results added to Gala Results page, see Jack Petchey page for latest Achievement award winners. Merry Christmas!
- Gala Results & Availability - 6th Dec
Results files added for various galas including Essex League Round 2 & Romford. Swimmers availability is now requested for Essex league gala on 10th Jan. See availability list on the Planned Galas Page.
- Essex Championships Qualification change - 9th Nov
Please note that the qualification rules for the 2009 Essex Age group Championships have now changed. Swimmers are no longer required to have achieved their times at a licensed meet, although in the event of over-subscription preference will be given based on licensed meet times. See Essex Championship Qualification letter - Nov 08.
- Map Added - 9th Nov
Map link added for Bury St Edmunds Leisure Centre on Planned Galas page.
- BOSS Results - 9th Nov
Hot off the press! Phoenix results posted on the Gala Results page. Top Club trophy won by Phoenix.
- 2009 East Region Times - 8th Nov
Qualifying Times for the 2009 East Region ASA Age group Championships are posted on the Planned Galas page.
- 2009 Essex County Schedule - 6th Nov
The schedule of events for each gala of the 2009 Essex Age group championships has now been published and is posted on the Planned Galas page.
- Galas (Essex Lge & BOSS) - 3rd Nov
Added Essex League Round 2 Phoenix Team selection plus maps to Blackshots (BOSS gala) and Braintree Pool (Essex League) on Planned Galas Page.
- Galas - 14th Oct
Essex League availability list and map link to Waltham Forest Pool & Track both added to the Planned galas page.
Results from Ipswich Novice, Round 1 Essex League and Canterbury galas added on Gala Results page. Details for West Suffolk Long Distance added on Planned galas page.
- Family Fun Day - See report on Social Events page
Link to Canterbury gala map on Planned Galas page. Additional club contact information on the contact us page. Latest purchases on the Jack Petchey page. Gala Protocol document added to logbook material on the Swimmers Page.
- Gala & Social Event Updates
Gala details added for BOSS meet (& others) on Planned Gala page. Family Fun day details added on Social Events page.
- New Training Log documents and 2008 National results
Copies of the new training logbook documents are available on the Swimmers Page. Also added on the Gala Results page are the excellent results for Phoenix’s own Kathryn Pearse in the 2008 ASA National Age Group Championships.
- 2009 Essex County Qualifying Times
The qualifying times for full and county age group championships have been published and are available on the Planned Gala page. Also link has been added to the new Essex Swimming League website. Club championship records added to the Club Champs page. Ipswich Summer sprint gala results added.
- Olympic Swimming News
Check out the BBC Olympic Swimming news site. Link is also available in the Quick links section of this page.
- Club Fun Day & BBQ
This event has been booked for Sunday 21st September, make a note in your diary now!
- Club Championships - 5th July
Results from sessions 1 and 2 are now available on the 2008 Club championships page. Eastern Regional Championship results also published (Youth & BAGCAT).
- Killerwhales Results - 25th June
Phoenix Results from the Killerwhales level 4 licensed gala are available on the Gala Results page. Details of September gala at Ipswich available on the Planned Galas page and the June Newsletter published.
- Sudbury Results - 8th June
A whole series of excellent Phoenix results from this gala. See the results on the Gala Results Page.
- Black Lion Results - 4th June
Phoenix Results from this level 2 licensed gala are available on the Gala Results page.
- Miscellaneous - 23rd May & 3rd June
Link to Sudbury & Black Lion maps added on planned gala page plus new Jack Petchey photo. Please also make a note of the date for the Club Annual General Meeting (AGM) which will be held on 10th July 2008.
- 2008 Club Champs
Details of the 2008 club championships (July 4th & 5th) are available on the Club Champs page.
- Essex selection - 15th May
Congratulations to Michael Grace who has been selected to represent Essex at the forthcoming Regional InterCounties Gala.
- Teacher/Coach Qualifications - 15th May
Big congratulations to Henry Wood and Marc Butcher who have both recently passed ASA/UKCC Level One qualifications. Henry has passed in Teaching Aquatics, and Marc in Coaching Swimming. These qualifications involved both classroom training and practical work so please congratulate them for their achievement.
- Adventure Island ticket offer - 9th May
We are now taking orders for discounted wristbands to Adventure Island fun park in Southend. These are available at around half normal price (£11-Big, £7.50 Junior) and profits from this offer will go towards the October 2008 swim training camp. See Debbie or Linda Mellor at the desk for details.
- May Newsletter
See the latest club news including County results and the latest Jack Petchey award winner. Newsletter Link
- Jack Petchey Page - 8th May
New Jack Petchey page created with material moved from Swimmers Page. See announcement of our latest winner and submit your nominations for the next Youth and Leader awards!
- Ipswich Gala posted - 28th April
Details and entry forms for this gala is available on the Planned Galas page. Entries required by Friday 9th May.
- Redbridge Gala - 28th April
Nice to see such a big turnout at this gala with over 30 swimmers from Phoenix. Results sheet now available on the Gala results page.
- Crawley Oversubscribed - 4th April
We have received notification that over 2/3rds of the entries for the Crawley gala have been rejected due to it being massively oversubscribed. Phoenix entries were similarly affected. See Jon for details or check the Crawley SC website.
- Essex League Selection - 2nd April
The team list and a map for Saturday’s gala is available on the Planned Galas page. Please note the location for this gala is now Rochford’s pool (Clements Hall) and warm-up starts at 6:30pm.
- Essex County Block ‘D’ Results - 31st March
More medals for Phoenix at the last set of County Age Group Championships, including one more County title and a national qualifying time for Kathryn Pearse! Congratulations go to Kathryn, Sidney, Michael and all the other competitors at this weekend’s events. See Gala Results page for details.
- Support the Basildon Sporting Village - 15th March
The outline planning application for the Basildon Sporting Village goes for approval in April. This initiative will deliver a 50m pool and improved facilities for our club. Please help by submitting your supporting comments via this link now!
- Link to archive of 2007 Phoenix SC (Basildon) news items