04 August 2014

30 July 2014

No Land Training on 10th, 17th, 24th August

Land training will run as usual on Sunday (3rd August) this week, but due to competitions and holiday the next session will be on 31st August.


16 July 2014

Friday training at Bramcote

Please note that the training session at Bramcote Leisure Centre THIS Friday 18th July has been moved to the time of 8-9pm due to the Broxtowe Aquathlon.
This is for one week only.
Training will return to the normal time of 7-8pm from Friday 25th July.
Sorry for any inconvenience.
Training at Loughborough is unaffected.

13 July 2014

Wednesday Masters

10 July 2014


09 July 2014

Thursday training is cancelled

Due to industrial action, Bramcote Leisure Centre and John Carroll Leisure Centre will be closed on this Thursday July10th.
This means that training at both of these venues has been CANCELLED on that evening.

03 July 2014

28 June 2014

Club Champs payment

Thank you to all those who have entered this year's Club Champs.
If you haven't paid your entry fee yet, please do so at the desk this Sunday.
Or you can put the fee in an envelope marked with the swimmer's name and 'Club Champs' and pop it into the club postbox on the first floor of the leisure centre.
Thank you for your co-operation.

03 June 2014

Remember to enter club champs

This is a reminder to enter the 2014 Bramcote SC Club Championships.
All members of Core and Performance squads are encouraged to enter.

You can enter by clicking here. (As online entry has now closed, this link has been removed.) Other information about the competition can be found here.

If you need help or advice with your entry, information and assistance will be available at the desk at Bramcote Leisure Centre on the evenings of Sunday 8th June and Tuesday 10th June.

The closing date for entries is 10th June.
Late entries will be accepted up till 17th June but they will incur an additional £5 administration fee.

Once you have entered, please pay the entry fee as soon as possible. You can do this at the Sunday desk or by putting the money in a named envelope in the postbox on the club notice board.

Thank you

31 May 2014

No Land Training Tomorrow

Apologies for the late notice, but there is no land training tomorrow due Sam having an open meet commitment. Back to the usual schedule next week.

24 May 2014

Club Champs entry now open

Entry to the 2014 Bramcote Swimming Club Championships is now open.

This year's club champs is licenced as a Level 4 meet. All information and conditions can be found on the club champs webpage and entries can be made online by clicking on the 'Online entry' link. Please note that the closing date for entries is 10th June.

This year we have introduced a Medley Skins event, which will have a cash prize. Competitors for the Medley Skins will be decided in the 200IM, so make sure you enter it!

Once you have entered, please pay your entry fee as soon as possible. Payment can be made at the Sunday desk or by placing the fee in an named envelope, marked 'club champs entry' and posting it in the club postbox on the first floor of the leisure centre.

Go Bramcote!

23 May 2014

Changes to Coaching team

After many years as a competitive swimmer and coach at Bramcote SC, Sarah Ford is stepping down from her role as Head of Intermediate Squad and Coach of Inter Performance swimmers. Sarah has been a member of Bramcote since the age of 6 and came through our Learn to Swim programme. She regularly competed for the club in galas and then went on to qualify as a teacher and Level 3 coach. As a coach, Sarah has been instrumental in helping Bramcote SC improve our rankings within the county and East Midlands region and has coached many swimmers to County and Regional level competition. Sarah has contributed a great deal to Bramcote over many years and she will be very much missed.

We are extremely pleased to announce that taking over from Sarah is Grant Robe, whom many of our parents and swimmers will already know. Grant is an experienced competitive swimmer, having swum at National level from the age of 12-18, after which he moved to Nottingham to study at university. While studying he continued his development as a swimming coach and quickly began to gain recognition with a Nottingham City Council Sports Awards nomination in 2010 and winning the ASA National Aquaforce Young Volunteer award in 2012. Grant is now a qualified Level 3 coach and has gained fantastic experience in his recent posts as coach of Nova Development and then B2 squads. We are delighted that he will be joining Bramcote from 15th June and look forward to welcoming him to the club, where we are confident his skills, knowledge and experience will enhance our already strong coaching team and help Bramcote continue to succeed.

Scott Pearson, Chairman
Michelle Preston, Head Coach

20 May 2014

Bank holiday training

13 May 2014

British Swimming consultation on competition

A few days ago, British Swimming published a consultation document containing proposals which, if implemented, will significantly change the competition system in Britain at County, Regional and National level. This document is now available on our club website.
As a club, we intend to respond to these proposals; the deadline for this is the end of May.
If you have any feedback on the proposed changes (positive or negative), please e-mail your comments to secretary.bsc@hotmail.co.uk before Sunday 18th May.
The committee will meet after this date to collate the comments and put together a response to be sent to British Swimming.

01 May 2014

Team Manager course

To ensure that any parents who help on poolside at galas, open meet and club champs are fully prepared, Bramcote SC are running a Level 1 team manager course on Sunday 18th May.

The course will be run by Wendy Coles from 7pm till 9.30pm approx. (exact times to be confirmed) and takes place in the Training room at Bramcote Leisure Centre. The course is funded by the club, so here is no cost to individuals taking part.

Anyone who is interested in attending should e-mail secretary.bsc@hotmail.co.uk

Thanks for your support

29 April 2014

26 April 2014

Nottingham Northern open meet

All swimmers who are entering the Nottingham Northern Open meet are reminded that entry forms must be returned to Sarah Pearson by Thursday 1st May. For Junior and Inter Core swimmers, this means that you need to return the form with payment to the Sunday desk or to your coach by THIS Sunday 27th April, in order that it can be passed to Sarah on time.
Please note that cheques should be made payable to Bramcote Swimming Club.
Go Bramcote!

22 April 2014

No training THIS Wednesday

Please be reminded that there will be no training at University of Nottingham pool THIS Wednesday 23rd April, as the pool is closed for repairs.

17 April 2014


Congratulations to Sarah and Tom
Married 14th April 2014

16 April 2014

Ben and Elly at British International Para-Swimming Champs

Bramcote swimmers Elly Blacknell and Ben Foulston are heading off to the Tollcross International Swimming Centre in Glasgow this weekend, to represent Nova Centurion in the British Para-Swimming International Meet. This meet, formerly known as the British International Disability Swimming Championships is one of the largest open competitions for disability swimming in the world. The event attracts swimmers from all over the world. Last year over 300 international competitors took part, representing over 20 countries. The entry field is huge again this year and includes Gold and Silver Paralympic medallists Oliver Hynd and Charlotte Henshaw (both also representing Nova).

You can watch the swimming on live stream which will be available on the British Para-Swimming Meet home page once the swimming starts on Friday 18th April.

Elly is competing on Friday and Saturday, all heats starts at 9am:
Friday 18th, Event 101 100m Free
Saturday 19th, Event 201 50m Free

Ben is competing on all 4 days:
Friday 18th, Event 102 100m Free
Saturday 19th, Event 202 50m Free, Event 204 200m IM
Sunday 20th April, Event 302 100m Back, Event 304 100m Fly
Monday 21st April, Event 404 400m Free

It will be a fantastic experience for both swimmers to take part in such a high level competition in the newly refurbished venue. Best of luck to both of of you from all at Bramcote SC!