Here are some key (and exciting) dates for this Christmas and over the coming year for your diaries.
This does not include upcoming Meets and Galas, which will be updated in the new year!
Friday December 23rd 2016:
BRSC Mannequin Challenge and 12 Swims of Christmas Show taking place at the Arena in Bognor. Parents please come and see!
Splash/Inflatable Party hosted by BRSC at the Arena in Bognor Regis. Members play for free, £5 for siblings/friends/ family, to include refreshments.
Sunday January 1st 2017
12:00 noon. New Years Dip (details to come).
Last month the club celebrated the achievements of all the swimmers who took part in the Junior Club Champs and the Long Distance Champs on the 9th July, which took place at the club’s home pool at the Arena in Bognor Regis.
Summer swimming commences tonight and runs for three weeks through August.
There will be a flat rate charge of £6.50 per swimmer per week payable to a committee member on poolside. The more swims you have the better value it is!
The final week of August there will be a break for all before normal squad swimming resumes on September 1st.
Please ensure you have paid at the beginning of each week if you wish your child to be able to swim.
The dates and times for our summer swimming sessions are for all squads and will be led by head coach, Sue Eason.
Aug 2nd, 3rd, 4th – 6.00 to 7.30
Aug 9th, 10th, 11th – 6.00 to 7.30
Aug 16th, 17th, 18th – 6.00 to 7.30
We were enormously proud of all our swimmers who took part in the Sponsored swim on the 25th April, which was organised to raise funds for the club, and celebrate the Queens Birthday. The younger squads swam as teams in relays, with the older squads swimming individually.
The Arena pool is closed over February half term for boiler replacement. We have secured two days at Westbourne House School, coach Road, Shopwhyke, Chichester, PO20 2BH. Sessions as follows:
Tuesday: Top 5pm-7pm; Gold 6pm-7pm; Silver & Bronze 5pm-6pm
Friday: Top 7pm-9pm; Gold 7.30pm-9pm; Silver 6pm-7.30pm; Copper & Bronze 6pm-7pm
When you drive into the school take the immediate left hand turning. Please park under the trees and not in front of the houses. Enter through the side door on the large building, go up the stairs and then down the next stairs. No shoes allowed poolside.
Congratulations to Abbie Turner who finished 4th in the 800m Junior Championship event at K2, Crawley on Sunday 7th February. Abbie was also the fastest 16 year old, finishing 6th in the 16 years & over age group. A well deserved result for Abbie!
Referee Mark Webb and starter Martin Stone were there representing Bognor too in their official capacity – thank you!
Just a gentle reminder that the 2016 ASA and club membership fees are now due, details are as follows:
Annual Club Membership: £15
ASA Category 1 Registration: £13.45 (for under 9’s and non-competitive swimmers)
ASA Category 2 Registration: £31.25 (for those age 9yrs & over who compete in open meets and leagues)
ASA Category 3 Registration: £5 (for all dry members – parents, coaches, etc)
If you are unsure in which category your child should be in, please ask Sue Cameron, head coach.
Payment must be made by Monday 29th February.
Please may I ask that you either make your payment by cheque at the club table every Monday evening during training, put into the club post box on poolside, or make a bank transfer (ref: your child’s surname). For details on bank transfer, please email Alison Boon for the information.
Alison Boon – Membership Secretary