Just a reminder that the club closing date for entries is the 19th September - please hand all forms to Don Briggs.
Please see below results from the Early Bird Time Trial.
Please see the below notice from Team Luton.
As a result of this change Don will reissue the meet information on 9th September. This must be returned to him by Monday 15th September. Any entries received after this date will not be accepted as the gala is operating on a first come first served basis.
*Time results from the 14th September will be included in the entry file
"With British Swimming due to make a decision on the future competition structure, we have decided that our proposed Long Course meet in November may not be the best investment of swimmers efforts and money. We are there withdrawing it and replacing it with a Level 3 Short Course meet, which will provide opportunities for swimmers to gain County Qualifying times and fits better with the anticipated competition structure"
Training is cancelled for all squads on Saturaday 14th November due to a gala held at the Forum. This is the same weekend of the Luton meet. A further reminder will be posted closer to the time.
As the new season starts to unfold, the calendar and forthcoming gala pages have been updated to include the dates and information of the galas the club intends to enter.
Details of the ASANER Short Course championships and The Burns Meet (previously the Zonal Meet) can also be found here.
Billingham ASC swimmer Stephanie Blakeburn has returned from The British Gas National Swimming Championships in Sheffield as National Champion in the 200 metres individual medley event. Stephanie stormed to victory in the 200 metres individual medley final to win the gold medal in a super new personal best time.
Stephanie had qualified for the final in first place where she had to beat off strong opposition, including Olympic medalist Kerry –Anne Payne, to win the gold medal taking 2 seconds off her previous best time. Stephanie later received accreditation from The Amateur Swimming Association and was named as swimmer of the day in The Championships.
Three days later, Stephanie was back on the medal podium again, winning the bronze medal in 200 metres butterfly in another hotly contested race. Stephanie had qualified for the final in fourth place and powered her way to win the bronze medal in the final.
Throughout the week Stephanie competed in a total of seven events setting personal best times and also reaching the finals of 400 metres freestyle, 100 metres butterfly and freestyle.
Head Coach Guy Fawkes was delighted with Stephanie’s impressive swimming results. He said that this has been a particularly tough year for Steph, combining a full time degree course at Teesside University with her demanding training schedule. Steph has managed to balance both with excellent results. It is wonderful to see her end the swimming year crowned as National Champion.
Paddle Boarding is a sport which originates from Hawaii and is known as hoe he’e nalu. The top two Billingham swim squads took part in a paddle boarding boot camp – unfortunately not in the sun kissed islands of Hawaii, but the seaside town that is twinned with Honolulu; Saltburn!
A fun filled afternoon both on, and in the water was had by all. Followed by fish and chips and a game of football.
Photographs courtesy of Claire Collins can be found here.
The club is again collecting wish tokens from the Evening Gazette. If you, your family or friends are regular readers of the paper, the club would appreciate your help in collecting the tokens. These can be handed in to Sue Mogford on a Saturday morning.
Billingham A.S.C. Supporter shirts are now for sale. Priced at £15 each the shirts are available now - please see the boys on the door on a Saturday morning. The shirts are ideal for supporting the club at galas and can also be used for social wear as modelled below.
Many thanks to John Flynn for sourcing the shirts and also to Don Briggs who has not modelled since the 1981 Littlewoods winter catalogue.
13th September 2014
Winner of the Bonus Ball this week is Don Briggs – No.44. Well done Don - your wife wins £35.
To receive 10% discount from NESS Swimwear, just click on the above link and enter the code bill2013 at the checkout. This discount is for online purchases only.
BASC would like to wish Happy Birthday to the following members this September:
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