Welcome to Bexley Swimming Club
Registered Charity - Number 1156407
Warm up & Start times
Easter Swimming Times
Parkwood have now confirmed their opening times over the Easter weekend. There will be NO swimming on Good Friday or Easter Monday due to Parkwood's opening/closing times.
Good Friday 18th April – No swimming/Land training for any squads at Crook Log or Sidcup
Saturday 19th April – Normal swimming training at Crook Log
Easter Sunday 20th April – Normal swimming training at Sidcup
Bank Holiday Monday 21st – No Swimming training at Sidcup.
Bexley Long Course Open Meet 2014 - Level 1
26th and 27th April 2014.
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Registered Charity & Spinathon
After nearly two years, we have finally become a Registered Charity Number 1156407. I am sure that you will agree this is a fantastic achievement and a big thank you to Hogan Lovells Law firm for all their hard (probono) work. This will now allow us to approach company's for sponsorship and donations, as hopefully we will now be looked on more favourably as a charity in order for us to plug the massive hole left by the Council withdrawing its grants to our club. I would love to hear from you if you own your own company, or you work for a company who offer 'Charity matching', so we can tap into that.
I am also pleased to inform you that we have a new Sponsor for the club in 'Christopher Russell Property Services'. They will be sponsoring all our Kent, Regional and National Kits over the next year. So if you are thinking of selling, buying or letting your home, please give them a look first.
This also leads me nicely onto our first Fund Raiser, we are going to hold a 'Spinathon' in partnership with Parkwood Leisure Centre, at Crook Log on Saturday 24th May between 3.00pm & 9.00pm.
To be able to enter you will need to gather a team together of between 4 - 6 people (16+) and raise a minimum of £100 per team. Each team will have a bike, it's up to you to decide how long each member of your team cycles for. You can enter with friends or family. We are in the process of setting up a 'just giving' site and I will let you know when this is available. In the meantime, I can provide you with a paper sponsorship form.
If you cannot form a team but would still like to compete, please let me know and I will put you with some other likeminded people.
There will be prizes for the team that cycles the most miles and for the team that raises the most sponsorship. As well as these, there will also be other spot prizes on the night.
Parkwood will be promoting this to their spin classes at Erith, Crook Log and Sidcup to get as many teams to take part as possible along with allowing us to have use of the bikes and the studio free of charge, so any money raised, will go straight to the club.
If you are interested or have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
I hope that you will get behind the club and its fund raising activities, as I have said on many occasions, this is your club as well and the more people that we can get involved the better and stronger the club will become.
Bexley End The County Championships in Fine Style.
The final weekend of the Kent County Championships, saw another strong team of Josh Solly, Niamh Martin, Eve Luhmann, Honor Woods, Ella-Louise James, Amie Hawkins, Brine Stone, Tom Hellewell, Dylan Child, Jessica Owen continuing their fine form, with 14 Personal Best swims out of 16 Swims, some 87.5%.
Again leading the way was Tiegan Child and a back to form Bethan Davies, both won two gold medals each, both in the 50m B/C and 100m Fly.
The championships concluded with the freestyle and medley relayteams. There were some fine swims from the 9/10 year old boys team of Josh Solly, Harry Collins, Callum Owen, Louis Woods and Matthew Davies, the 13/14 boys team of Dylan Child, Tom Hellewell, Sam Woolfenden, Alex Walsh and Henry Collis, the 11/12 girls team of Brine Stone, Beth Hawkins, Mia Cruickshank, Honor Woods, Tiegan Child and Jess Owen, the 13/14 girls team of Bethan Davies, Chloe Mancini, Zoe Luhmann, Emily Tilley and Niamh Martin and the 15/16 girls team of Tobi Olusanya, Lucie Rowsell, Bethany Martin and Brook White.
The 13/14 Girls Freestyle Team of Bethan Davies, Zoe Luhmann, Emily Tilley and Niamh Martin finished a very creditable fourth place, but it was with the girls 11/12 freestyle relay team of Mia Cruickshank, Honor Woods, Tiegan Child and Jess Owen, who insured Bexley finished the championships in fine style by winning gold in thrilling fashion. After being the quickest team in the heats, the girls had to swim even quicker in the final to hold off Thanet and Tunbridge Wells by 0.12 of a second.
The end of what was a great Kent Championships for Bexley Swimming Club with 96% of the 91 individual swims, swum in personal best times. A great reward for all the hard work put in during training.
Well done everybody!