23 February 2015

Bramcote SC has advertised for a new Head Coach

Bramcote SC has advertised for a new Head Coach to take over from Michelle Preston, who is staying with the club in the position of Assistant Head Coach.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and committed new Head Coach to take over responsibility primarily for the senior swim squads (aged 13+) and to oversee the organisation and co-ordination of the other swim squads. In doing so, the Head coach will receive strong support form our highly skilled coaching team. It is envisaged that the role would require 12-18 hours per week, salary up to £25, 000 pro rata, depending on qualifications and experience. The ideal applicant will have a UKCC/ASA Level 3 qualification, although a suitably experienced coach with a UKCC/ASA Level 2 qualification would also be considered for the post. The full advert, detailed job description and information on how to apply can be seen on the Careers in Aquatics website.

We would like to reassure parents that Michelle will continue as Head coach until the best possible candidate is found to take over. We thank Michelle and the coaching and teaching teams for their continued support and dedication to the club through this period of transition.

From the Executive Committtee

12 February 2015

Counties 2015 begins this weekend

Good luck to everyone competing for Bramcote SC at this year's County Champs, which starts this Saturday 14th February. 37 Bramcote SC swimmers have entered for the competition, having successfully achieved the necessary qualification times over the last year. We are really looking forward to some fast swimming and an exciting competition, which goes on until mid-March, culminating in the relay gala on 15th. Full details of the schedule, draft programmes and a full meet timeline can be viewed at the County Champs website. Once the competition starts, the link to results will become active.

Please note that if any swimmer is unable to attend their event for any reason, you must withdraw by e-mailing withdraw@notts-swimming.co.uk in advance or by texting 07725 320970. Failure to withdraw will result in a £10 fine from Notts ASA. Please also let your coach know that you will not be competing.

Go Bramcote!

10 February 2015

Competition Time

08 February 2015

Team Manager course

Our team managers are a huge support to coaches on poolside during all levels of competition, including club champs, league galas and County Champs. Team managers ensure that swimmers get to their race on time, eat and drink enough and generally keep an eye on them, leaving coaches free to coach the swimmers. To ensure that any parents who help on poolside at competitions are fully prepared, we have arranged with Notts ASA to run a Team Manager course in the Training room at Bramcote Leisure Centre from 6.30-9pm on Tuesday 24th February. The course will be run by Wendy Coles of Notts ASA. Anyone interested in attending should e-mail secretary.bsc@hotmail.co.uk to sign up, or add your name to the list on the club notice board. The course is free of charge. Team managers will be required to become members of the club and to undergo a DBS check.

Becoming a team manager is a great way to get involved and help out the club-especially if you can only lend a hand every now and then.

Thanks for your support

05 February 2015

Dates for club champs 2015

27 January 2015

New Chair and Treasurer

Bramcote Swimming Club is pleased to announce that, following Scott's recent resignation as chairman of the club, at last Wednesday's meeting of the Executive committee, Ian Fahy was elected as the new chairman with George Holmer taking over the position of club treasurer.

We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate both Ian and George on their new appointments and to thank Scott and Sarah for all of their hard work. We wish them all the best for the future!

Bramcote SC Executive Committee

09 January 2015

A TV star in the making!

Lenka Tanner, our head synchro swimming coach has made a big splash on TV over Christmas and the new year as the face of the new Kuoni adverts. If you haven't already seen it  just click the adverts link to

This has come at a great time as Lenka and her team launched the synchro swimming training sessions earlier this week adding another dimension to Bramcote Swimming Club. I'm sure that this will be an exciting time for the club and look forward to meeting new members!

06 January 2015

County Champs entry reminder

As the deadline for entry to the Notts ASA County Champs approaches, this is a reminder that entry forms and payment should be sent to Sarah Pearson as soon as possible.

All qualifiers should have received entry forms from their coach. If you have qualified and did not get a form, please speak to your coach or e-mail secretary.bsc@hotmail.co.uk.
Qualifying times can be viewed here. Swimmers must have achieved the qualification time in order to be entered. All entry times must be listed on the Bramcote SC database of individual times. (If you require details of how to access this database, please e-mail secretary.bsc@hotmail.co.uk.)
Remember that the 'age at' date is 31st December 2015.  Please note that 9 year old swimmers must have reached their 9th birthday on or before 14th March 2015.

If you are swimming in the Notts ASA Winter gala (17/18 Jan), any updated times can be added to your entry to Counties, so please don't wait till after this gala to send in your form. Compiling the Counties entry for the club is a massive job and needs to be mostly completed before the Winter gala and then updated in the few days between 18th Jan and the closing date.

Many thanks for your co-operation

19 December 2014

Main pool Christmas fun gala

This Sunday 21st December is the Christmas Fun gala-silly races and chocolate for everyone!

Groups 8 & 9, Junior Core, Junior Performance-from 7-8pm

Intermediate, Senior and Nova Squads-from 8.15-9.30pm

Hope to see you there!

16 December 2014

Learn to Swim Fun gala

Please see below for details of the Learn to Swim fun night on Sunday.
Details for the main pool swimmers will follow in the next day or two-watch this space.

11 December 2014

AquaStars Routine

This Saturday (13th) is the 6th and final session of the Bramcote SC AquaStars synchronised swimming taster course.
You are all welcome to come and see what the swimmers have been up to. They will be performing their routine 8.30-9a.m. 

02 December 2014

Christmas Break

28 November 2014


Sam is at a Uni Gala this Sunday (30th Nov) and Land Training is therefore cancelled.

All swimming sessions will run as usual.

26 November 2014


Sunday proved to be the busiest day of the year for Bramcote Swimming Club with many of the older swimmers taking part in our 7th Open Meet with warm up starting at 8:30 in the morning. Some excellent swimming saw personal best times achieved along with qualification for County and Midland Championships. 

Full results are available.

Not content with one competition in the day though, in the evening we hosted our 2014 Teaching Pool Championships, with groups 3 through to 9 taking part. The standards were extremely high once more with the enthusiasm of the swimmers, many competing for the first time, matched by some extremely vocal support.

Results are now available with awards being presented at our Presentation Evening on 5th December. Tickets will be on sale on Sunday and Tuesday evening.

Congratulations to all swimmers who took part and to the parents, coaches, teachers and friends without who these events just would not happen.

Go Bramcote!

16 November 2014

Meeting about Counties 2015

15 November 2014

Raffle Prizes Please

Bramcote Swimming Club runs several events each year to raise funds for the club and would appreciate any raffle prizes which can be donated. With the Bramcote Open next weekend any donations would be gratefully appreciated and these can be dropped off at the Sunday desk or handed to Sarah Pearson, Judy Cresham-Fox or Fiona Dilley.

Thank you

13 November 2014

Changes to teaching and coaching teams

Since the start of the new season, Bramcote SC has seen some changes in the teaching and coaching teams on poolside.

We are delighted to announce that we have appointed Mags Heathfield as our new Learn to Swim co-ordinator. Mags is a Level 2 teacher and has much experience as a swimming instructor with Bramcote Leisure Centre. We are confident that she will be a great addition to the team. Mags' appointment follows the resignation of Lee Reddish, who has accepted a job as a swimming teacher in Dubai and moved there in September. Bridget Reddish has also resigned her position as a swimming teacher with the club. We extend our thanks to Lee and Bridget for their contributions to the club over the past number of years.

On the coaching side, Luke Howdle has moved to university in Sheffield, where he is training and competing with City of Sheffield SC. Peter Tejes, following a storming performance in the Hungarian National Champs in the summer, has been called up to the Hungarian National team and has moved to Hungary to continue his training as part of the national squad. Our existing coaches are currently covering the sessions while the committee recruit a replacement Level 2 coach. We wish Luke and Peter well. We will be following their swimming progress with great interest and hope to see them back at Bramcote when they are next in Nottingham.

09 November 2014

Presentation evening

06 November 2014

AquaStars synchro course

Bramcote SC AquaStars 6 week taster course still has a few spaces left. If you have never tried synchro before-this is your chance to give it a go. The course starts THIS Saturday 8th November, 7.30-9am at Bramcote Leisure Centre and is open to swimmers aged 7+.

The cost of the course is just £18 and thanks to funding from Sportivate, the price includes a swim cap and nose clip. Once you have completed the course, participants have the opportunity to join the AquaStars team full time (first month is free for those on the taster course).

If you would like to find out more, or register for the course, e-mail Lenka on bscaquastars@hotmail.com

20 October 2014

Parent Forum