Half Term Swimming

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.


Sussex County Long Distance Championships

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!


ASA and Club Membership Fees

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.

Thank you
Alison Boon – Membership Secretary


Seasons Greetings + Pool Closure Dates

Just a quick note to let you know training sessions and pool closure dates over the holiday period.

Mon 21st – Normal sessions
Tues 22nd – No training – pool closed
Wed 23rd – No training – pool closed
Thurs 24th – No training – pool closed
Fri 25th – No training – Christmas Day!!!
Mon 28th – No training – pool closed
Tues 29th – Normal sessions
Wed 30th – Normal sessions
Thurs 31st – No training – pool closed
Fri 1st – No training – pool closed
Sun 3rd Jan – Littlehampton Splash Open Meet at ALC
Mon 4th Jan – back to normal

We would like to thank all of our members, coaches, committee members, parents and friends for their continued support this year, and wish them all a very happy Christmas. We look forward to seeing you all in the new year, and are looking forward to a successful 2016.



Hello from your new Head Coach…

First, I’d like to introduce myself.

As some of you know, I have been at Littlehampton Swimming Club since 1999, the last six years as their Head Coach. I stood down recently so I could go back to nursing, however I very soon realised that this was no longer for me, having been out for over 15 years, and found I really missed coaching swimming. I have been looking for another coaching role and was delighted when I heard that Bognor was looking for a coach, so here I am!

I am an ASA Level 3 Coach and a Level 2 teacher. I have been involved in both county and regional training and have taken several swimmers to national level. This year I had two swimmers at the British Championships and five at the ASA Nationals. One made two finals at the British Championships, four made finals at the ASA Nationals and one achieved a Gold Medal in the 200m breaststroke. Two of these swimmers are on the Regional Beacon Programme at Portsmouth and one young S6 swimmer is on the British Para-Swimming Talent Programme.

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New Head Coach Appointment

Dear Members

As you are all aware Chris Adams will be stepping down from tomorrow as Head Coach at BRSC, and we wish him well and thank him for his long service.

I am delighted to inform you that I have secured a new Head Coach for BRSC, and it is a name you will probably know.

Sue Cameron will be taking the Role of Head Coach from November 9th. Sue has been Head Coach at Littlehampton for many years and having taken a short break is now ready for a new challenge.

Sue will be working through the squads and has some exciting plans for our swimmers.

I know you will support her and move forward with her.
It’s a very exciting time!

Sarah Boot-Cook


Head Coach Chris Adams

It is with some sadness that I need to inform you all that Chris Adams will be stepping down as Head Coach of BRSC at the end of this month.

He will be enjoying a well earned retirement and plans to take some extended holidays with his lady wife. I know that you will join me in wishing him well and thanking him for his many years of service to our Club.

Chris won’t disappear completely though, and will still be seen on poolside on occasion.

The committee is actively seeking a replacement for Chris and we will keep you posted.
We would appreciate your ongoing support during this period of transition and if you have any concerns please do not hesitate to contact me.

Sarah Boot Cook
Chair BRSC