As a club, as I’m sure with others there was a strong desire to keep everything going including training and our Open Meet VK 2020. Over the last few days guidance from Swim England as well as other guidance from the Government we have considered what to do next. Safeguarding is and always will be at the heart of what we do as a club and this extends past the swimmers and includes coaches, parents and officials. I have therefore decided to cancel the VK 2020 Open Meet, and at the moment it will not be re-scheduled. I wish every club and their members our best wishes during these unprecedented circumstances, stay safe and we will see you for VK 2021.
Regards Andy Wilson Chair, Bognor Regis Swimming Club
Volunteers & Officials Request As a small club, volunteers and helpers are essential for the Open Meet to take place. We currently have at our club two officials and two timekeepers. We ask that participating clubs could bring their own officials with them. Could you kindly let us know if you are able to support us and provide the following details ASA number Club Qualification Which session you prefer firstname.lastname@example.org
Bognor Regis Swimming Club has been running for over 50 years, and the success of the club is down to its members.
We are a competitive club, and our training is geared around this. We work on a 16-week programme, stroke technique, turns, starts and finishes.
As the swimmer’s progress and start to gain stamina and speed with the correct technique they move up the squads. Minnows being our start out squad, Seahorses, Dolphins, Barracudas and Marlins.
Open Meets and local galas we attend regularly, here the swimmers often achieve personal best times and win medals or ribbons. We also have inter club competition where the swimmers compete against each other in their age groups.
Our Vanessa Knight Memorial Open Meet, just before the May bank holiday is our club Open Meet where other clubs come to compete against other club swimmers for medals. This Open Meet is unique as it is a Licensed A, B, C grade meet. This gives the opportunity for swimmers to achieve personal bests and win medals.
Our coaches are qualified or working towards their qualification. Everyone on poolside has a DBS check, and must regularly attend child protection seminars.
Sue Eason Head Coach
New members are always welcome. If you would like to join our club please email, email@example.com for your free swim trial!
Sunday 24th May 2020, Level 3 Open Meet held at Arun Leisure Centre, Felpham Way, Bognor Regis PO22 8ED.
New for this year will be 100m Freestyle!
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Volunteers & Officials Request As a small club, volunteers and helpers are essential for the Open Meet to take place. We currently have at our club two referees and two timekeepers. We ask that participating clubs could bring their own officials with them. Could you kindly let us know if you are able to support us and provide the following details ASA number Club Qualification Which session you prefer firstname.lastname@example.org
2019 was a great year for the club, with new coaches, club lifeguards, new committee and swimmers achieving county times. Half way through the year our home training pool ‘The Arena Sports Centre’ was refurb and new comfortable seating was provided.
During the year we attended various open meets, where our swimmers competed for the club with many achieving PB’s. This gave great aspiration for the swimmers to do well in their training and can’t wait to compete at their next meet.
As a team we invited to attend our 2nd Bonfire Gala where we competed against Littlehampton Swimming club. This is a novice gala held at Windlesham School in October, it encourages every eligible club swimmer to compete, regardless of age or ability. Most swimmers swim in 4 or 5 events which are 25m all strokes and have the opportunity to swim 50m Freestyle, 50m Backstroke and 50m Breastroke. As this is a teaching gala the swimmers are talked through the gala procedure for each stroke, including demos from senior swimmers. This a great event to introduce swimmers to competition. Our swimmer this year embraced the experience with them all gaining high placing and overall achievements.
Our Christmas fun swim at our last training session rounded off 2019 with all enjoying the music, large floats and determination to beat the inflatable!
We have been working with a local supplier JW Sports in Bognor Regis to produce our new team kit. Our range consists of training/gala t-shirts, shorts, tracksuits, hoodies and kit backpack. All kit can be ordered online or you can go into the sports shop.
The Gala Kitconsists for the Embroidered White T-Shirt and Black Shorts with club logo and printed Gold Initials Only. All swimmers who enter galas/open meets and are representing the club are required to wear the new team kit.