News
19-Jul-2019 - BSC Club Night - 800m & 1500m Events
15-Jul-2019 - Peanuts Round 3 - June 19 - Final Result
We came 5 th in Division 2, an excellent job by all the athletes that took part across the three rounds. Next up close to the end of the year will be the Herts Major League, look out for the Availabi...
13-Jul-2019 - Bantham Swoosh Open Water - Jul 19
On Saturday the 6 th July 2019 a group of 9 masters and junior swimmers from Berkhamsted and Watford swimming club took part in the Bantham Swoosh in Devon. This world class 6km swim is an exciting, ...
06-Jul-2019 - Henley Classic - Open Water June 19
Five Masters went to Henley to swim an Open Water event on Sunday morning using the Henley Regatta Rowing course known as the Henley Classic. Best finisher was 18 year old Owen Strakosch, 33 rd out o...
06-Jul-2019 - Bishops Stortford - End of Season - June 19
On Saturday the younger swimmers were in action at the Bishops Stortford, End of Season, Long Course meet in the 50m pool at the Luton Inspire complex. Tamsin Moren started the meet with bronze in her...
06-Jul-2019 - BSC Summer Holiday Schedule 2019
06-Jul-2019 - Hoddesdon Summer Sprint - June 19
On Sunday 4 more swimmers had a successful time at the Southbury Road pool in Enfield for the Hoddesdon Summer Sprint meet. Newcomer Kate Hopper swam faster than ever before in all of her 3 races desp...
14-Jun-2019 - Berkhamsted Leisure Centre Tiling Works Commence 24th June
As you are aware, Berkhamsted Leisure Centre is in need of some repairs with respect to the tiling around the pool, we have received the following update from the centre. "To update you on the pools...
14-Jun-2019 - Poolside Work at Berkhamsted Leisure Centre Commencing 24th June
As you are aware, the tiles at Berkhamsted Leisure Centre poolside are in need of repair, we have just received the following from the centre, with works potentially commencing 24 th June. "An update...
12-Jun-2019 - Revised Training Sessions on Some Saturdays & Sundays - All at BLC
09-Jun-2019 - Club Night - 800m Free Jun 19
As outlined by Geoff, competitions are not just about the short distances, but also the 800's and 1500's, especially as these days our female athletes can now do both at all levels. These may look cha...
30-May-2019 - Revised Training Sunday 2nd June - All at BLC
28-May-2019 - East Region "Regionals" Championship May 19
Over the two May Bank Holiday weekends 8 Berkhamsted athletes took on the top swimmers in the East Region at Luton and UEA Sports Park Norwich. Zac Patel & Ish Rahim began the competition in the 100m ...
23-May-2019 - Revised Training Sunday 26th May - All at BLC
20-May-2019 - Hemel Development Meet May 19
14-May-2019 - Tring Pool Reopening - BSC Sessions Start 12th June
I am glad to say that it looks like Tring pool is now open, at least at present to Tring SC. As you would expect there are some minor issues that need resolving, but by the time we start using Tring a...
14-May-2019 - Revised Training Sunday 19th May - All at BLC
08-May-2019 - Revised Training Sunday 12th May - All at BLC
05-May-2019 - Peanuts Round 1 - May 19
01-May-2019 - May Bank Holidays & Half Term Training Sessions
29-Apr-2019 - Newmarket Masters Meet April 19
Newmarket Masters meet has often been a rich seam of medals for Berkhamsted swimmers and this year was no exception with Mark & Owen Strakosch clearing up 10 medals (including 7 Golds) from their 10 r...
29-Apr-2019 - Training Sunday 5th May All at Berkhamsted Leisure Centre
07-Apr-2019 - South Herts Trophy March 19
Over the last week or so Berkhamsted SC athletes have had several opportunities to show their talents. The novice / junior squads went to Furzefield, Potters Bar for the South Herts trophy and turned ...
07-Apr-2019 - Wycombe L1 - Luton L1 & Guilford L1 Open Meets March/April 19
Meanwhile in Open events, Dan Chennells visited the Wycombe Level 1 meet and produced a long course 100m free pb of 57.95 which included pb of 27.52 at 50m as well. At the Luton Level 1 meet, Eva L...
01-Apr-2019 - Herts Major League- Round 3 & Final Results
30-Mar-2019 - Training Schedule - End of Term - Bank Holidays and Easter 19
25-Mar-2019 - BSC 6th Annual General Meeting (AGM)
Sunday 24 th March was the 6 th AGM for the Club. Thank you to those of you who turned up, think we just about had more parents than Committee members. There were some important points raised at the...
15-Mar-2019 - Training Sessions Revised for Sundays (17th & 24th) No Training at KJ
11-Mar-2019 - Tape Trophy 2nd March 19
Report to follow. Results can normally be found as outlined below. How do I see what my swimmer's best times are as well as their meet results? You can view the best times and results as well othe...
25-Feb-2019 - Herts Major League Round 2
At the middle Round of the Herts Major League, Round 2 of 3, held at Everyone Active, Hemel Hempstead, the team was hit by holidays and belated injury and illness. As always those who stepped in perfo...
25-Feb-2019 - Knox Johnston Revised Training - Thursday 7th, 14th, 28th March - Grps 3,4,5 & 6
Groups 3, 4, 5 & 6 - Knox Johnston Revised Training Times for Thursday 7 th 14 th & 28 th March 2019. Due to a school gala being held at Knox Johnston on these dates, training times for Knox Johnst...
25-Feb-2019 - Wycombe Dual Meet Feb 19
Wycombe was medal laden. Eva Lawson fresh from her 1 st overall in the 10/11 age group at County Champs (an award competed for across the whole range of events to determine the winner) stormed to ano...
16-Feb-2019 - Half Term Schedule - Knox Johnston Sessions
04-Feb-2019 - Herts Counties - Final Weekend Feb 19
The last sessions of the Championship series was for the middle distance and distance events alongside the entertainment of the relays for all age groups. Berkhamsted SC had swimmers in the 400m Free ...
28-Jan-2019 - Herts Counties - Weekend 2 Jan 19
The second weekend of the Herts County Championships at The Venue, Borehamwood proved to be a real roller coaster of emotions for the Berkhamsted Swimming Club athletes ranging from elation to desolat...
20-Jan-2019 - Herts Counties 1st Weekend
The first 5 sessions of County Champs provided Berkhamsted SC?s athletes with some spectacular results. Spread across the 2 days they saw 35 swims, including 8 swims in finals, 20 personal best swims,...
18-Jan-2019 - Revised Sunday Training 20th/27th Jan & 3rd Feb
14-Jan-2019 - Club Championships 2018/19
07-Jan-2019 - Herts Major League - Round 1 Jan 19
30-Dec-2018 - Registration Needed to Volunteer/Officiate for 2019
Firstly thank you to everyone who has supported the Club, Volunteered and Officiated throughout 2018, it is much appreciated and meant that we could continue to run this Club. Looking at 2019 we nee...
09-Dec-2018 - Arena League Round 3 Nov 18
08-Dec-2018 - Potters Bar Last Chance Dec 18
On Sunday 2nd Dec at The Venue pool the Potters Bar Last Chance qualifying meet was attended by 15 swimmers. Issy Whitaker began the meet with a bronze in her first 200m IM 3:21.28, Abbie briers dropp...
04-Dec-2018 - BSC Christmas Schedule 2018 - Starting 24th Dec
Please find below details of the Christmas Schedule for 2018. In summary the schedule changes from Monday 24 th December until and including Wednesday 2 nd January, all other times are usual schedul...
03-Dec-2018 - Sunday 9th Dec - Revised Training Schedule
This coming weekend we have a number of meets going on (Arena, Alan Doyle & Harpenden), therefore based on historical attendance, we are going to downsize the training sessions for Sunday 9th Dec. The...
01-Dec-2018 - BSC Awards Evening - Results
BSC Awards Evening - Results
27-Nov-2018 - Knox Johnston Revised Training Times - Thursday 29th November - Groups 3, 4, 5 &
Groups 3, 4, 5 & 6 - Knox Johnston Revised Training Times for Thursday 29 th November 18. Due to a school gala being held at Knox Johnston on this date, training times for Knox Johnston are revised. ...
27-Nov-2018 - BSC Awards Evening Friday 30th Nov
26-Nov-2018 - Hoddesdon County Qualfiier Nov 18
15 youngsters from Berkhamsted lined up at The venue Borehamwood over the last weekend for the 6th Hoddesdon County Qualifier meet and, as always, delivered some excellent results. The meet began with...
21-Nov-2018 - Watford County Qualifier Nov 18
15-Nov-2018 - Knox Johnston Saturday 17th Nov - Reduced Training Times
To Groups 5 & 6 including Tring Swimmers, This coming Saturday 17th Nov, the session at Knox Johnston will be finishing early at 09:00.
12-Nov-2018 - Knox Johnston - Parking & Development Plans
Please find below details of plans Berkhamsted School are considering. Please take note of the enforcement of parking on double yellow lines. Development We are shortly to put in for planning permis...
11-Nov-2018 - Arena League Round 2 Nov 18
11-Nov-2018 - Arena League Round 1 Oct 18
Berkhamsted SC were back in National League action at the weekend. A year after relegation to Division 2 of the London League the visit to Southbury Rd pool in Enfield was viewed with some trepidation...
11-Nov-2018 - East Region Winter Open Champs Nov 18
At Luton, Ellen Northwood, Issy Soulsby, Ish Rahim and Dan Chennells competed in individual events at the East region Winter Championships joined by George and Harry Thorne for the 3 male relays which...
11-Nov-2018 - English Masters Short Course Championships
Berkhamsted swimming club had competitors at both ends of the age range recently. Mark Strakosch and Tracy Van DeVenter travelled to Sheffield for the English masters Short Course Championships while ...
10-Nov-2018 - Harpednden Legacy Meet Oct 18
The weekend began with the Harpenden Legacy meet at the 10 lane 25m pool at Westminster Lodge in St Albans. Undoubted performer of day 1 was Millie Harrison with 6 pbs from 7 swims but the Saturday se...
10-Nov-2018 - Hemel Birthday Meet Oct 18
In the 200m Free, Luca Greene?s first Open meet swim posted 3:41.93 for 6th and, likewise James Bellamy?s first effort was 3:58.10 and Cam MacDonald went 2:18.86 for the silver medal. Two more first t...
10-Nov-2018 - hemel Birthday Meet Oct 18
In the 200m Free, Luca Greene?s first Open meet swim posted 3:41.93 for 6th and, likewise James Bellamy?s first effort was 3:58.10 and Cam MacDonald went 2:18.86 for the silver medal. Two more first t...
10-Nov-2018 - hemel Birthday Meet Oct 18
In the 200m Free, Luca Greene?s first Open meet swim posted 3:41.93 for 6th and, likewise James Bellamy?s first effort was 3:58.10 and Cam MacDonald went 2:18.86 for the silver medal. Two more first t...
10-Nov-2018 - hemel Birthday Meet Oct 18
In the 200m Free, Luca Greene?s first Open meet swim posted 3:41.93 for 6th and, likewise James Bellamy?s first effort was 3:58.10 and Cam MacDonald went 2:18.86 for the silver medal. Two more first t...
22-Oct-2018 - Team Luton Autumn Short Course
A select band of 9 swimmers from Berkhamsted SC made their way to the Inspire complex at Luton this weekend to look to improve their times and it proved to be a wise choice. Dan Chennells began the me...
15-Oct-2018 - Knox Johnston Revised Training imes - Half Term 27th Oct to 3rd Nov
05-Oct-2018 - Knox Johnston Revised Training Times - Thursday 11th October
Groups 3, 4, 5 & 6 - Knox Johnston Revised Training Times for Thursday 11 th October 18. Due to a school gala being held at Knox Johnston on this date, training times for Knox Johnston are revised. G...
01-Oct-2018 - East Region Masters SC Champs Sept 18
It was a relatively quiet weekend for Berkhamsted?s swimmers with only Mark Strakosch involved in the East Region Masters Champs in Newmarket and Tilly Anderton (now at Millfield school) competing in ...
24-Sep-2018 - Serpentine 1 Mile
Mark convinced son Owen along with Harrison and Callum to enter with him and they were joined by another of the coaching team, Jan Stevens at the Serpentine mile. It was Mark?s third year and he wante...
24-Sep-2018 - Hemel Fly Fest - Sept 18
In the pool, the Open meet season is already in full swing and 10 from the club took on the 200m Butterfly at the now annual, Hemel Fly fest. As usual, the meet was superbly organised and a total of 2...
24-Sep-2018 - Dart 10K Open Water Competition
Beginning with the River Dart 10k swim, the club had Masters swimmers Rob Diehl, Peter Northwood & Phil Hurst taking on their longest ever swim alongside ex-committee member Guy Ellwood in a relativel...
20-Sep-2018 - Successful Open Water Trials
On a Saturday morning and Monday evening these fantastic swimmers took to the water at Denham Waterski Club. Saturday The experienced ones (Izzy, Callum, Harrison, Owen and Mark) dashed off and did l...
17-Sep-2018 - Hoddesdon Novice Meet Sept 18
It was great to see a number of new swimmers enter the affray of competing for the first time, well done to you all. The 2018 / 19 Open Meet season started with a bang for the 26 swimmers from Berkham...
10-Sep-2018 - National Partnership Swim - Ciara McKenna
Last weekend saw Ciara McKenna continue her road trips to many different pools when she made her way to Swansea and the Welsh National Pool for the National Partnership Swimming Meet in conjunction wi...
31-Aug-2018 - Knox Johnston Pool Closed - 1st/2nd Sept
We have just been advised by Vicky at Knox Johnston that the pool can?t be used over the weekend. The main reason is that during the repairs the pool water level has dropped to 50cm at the shallow end...
30-Aug-2018 - Update - Revised Training Schedule Due to Tring Closure
21-Aug-2018 - Knox Johnston Pool Closure Wed 29th to & Including Fri 31st Aug
As we highlighted earlier in the year Knox Johnston is replacing the boiler and other components and fortuitously most has been done without impacting access to the pool. We have just been advised by ...
06-Aug-2018 - English Nationals July 18
English Summer National Championships The 50-week long swimming year came to an exciting conclusion for Berkhamsted Swimming Club with the week-long English Summer National Championships at the iconic...
28-Jul-2018 - Putteridge Level 2 July 18
Putteridge SC Level 2 Meet Just 3 swimmers from Berkhamsted stepped up to the Level 2 meet run by Putteridge SC at the Inspire Luton Venue configured as a 25m (Short Course) pool for the meet. All 3, ...
22-Jul-2018 - Chiltern 100 Mile Bike Ride
To show yet more diversity of our Club, Head Coach, Geoff Wood took on the gruelling 100m Chiltern Cycling Festival Sportive event around the local Chiltern Hills. On a scorching day with temperatures...
22-Jul-2018 - Henley Mile Open Water Swimming July
Coach (and recently qualified Open Water Coach) Jan Stevens, fresh from her own recent return to open water experiences, went to Henley for the classic mile and opted to swim without wetsuit given the...
20-Jul-2018 - Peanuts Round 3 & Final Tables
In the final Round of Peanuts, Berkhamsted?s Green team were once more at Hitchin for the promotion gala whilst the Silver team were in the Consolation Gala at Borehamwood. Sadly, the club was only ab...
19-Jul-2018 - Bishops Stortford L3 Open June 18
Vicky Ayles travelled to the Inspire pool in Luton fresh from her successes at the Terry Davies meet in Watford, swapping a 25m pool (SC) for a long course (LC), 50m, pool challenge and surpassed hers...
19-Jul-2018 - Bantham Swoosh Open Water July 18
Three swimmers from Berkhamsted swim club ventured to Devon to take part in the Bantham Swoosh on Saturday 14 th July. After a 5am start to fit with the tides the swimmers donned their wetsuits and ...
19-Jul-2018 - Hillingdon Open Water Swim 2km June 18
The Hillingdon Open water swim, Owen Strakosch, Izzy Sansom and Mark Strakosch took on the 2k event. Up against a field of over 60 swimmers, the massed start was a mad thrashing of arms and legs again...
19-Jul-2018 - Hoddesdon Summer Sprint June 18
15 swimmers went to Borehamwood for the Hoddesdon Summer Sprint meet in what turned out to be a very hot facility, spoiling many attempts for good times. However, those there made the most of things. ...
19-Jul-2018 - Open Water Swimming
Berkhamsted Swimming Club - Open Water Swimming The Club is keen to expand its capabilities and Open Water Swimming is an area that we would like to offer members this opportunity. Overview of Open Wa...
19-Jul-2018 - Assessment Week - Moves and Changes
The following link depicts all the moves and changes for 1st Sept. A very BIG THANK YOU to the following; Volunteers Charlotte Eastaff Chris Briers Helen Lawson Jo Harding Keith Farnham Leona Johnso...
15-Jul-2018 - BSC Training CANCELLED 15th July
The coach that was due to cover Geoff at all our training sessions this evening is now no longer available due to a serious family issue and we have no one else who can cover, so therefore we have no ...
11-Jul-2018 - BSC Summer Holiday Schedule 2018
11-Jul-2018 - Are Adolescent Competitive Swimmers Cleverer?
The report below looks at the impact of competitive swimming and swimming training on cognitive function and asks the question "Are Adolescent Competitive Swimmers Cleverer?"
10-Jul-2018 - Summary of Extraordinary General Meeting For Herts League
03-Jul-2018 - Swimming Club Holiday Closure 6th Aug to 19th Aug
During the holiday period BSC closes for two weeks. This year the Club will be closed from Monday 6 th August until Sunday 19 th August. The last training day will be Sunday 5 th August and then th...
29-Jun-2018 - Mark & Owen at Marlow Classic Open Water June 18
At the Marlow Classic River Swims on the Sunday, Owen Strakosch was competing in his first ever Open Water swim. After the frantic fracas of the Mass Start, Owen found himself at the head of affairs i...
27-Jun-2018 - Terry Davies Alternate Nationals - June 18
Firstly a big thank you to the following without whom we could not support our swimmers. Officials - Jo Sansom Mark Strakosch, Simon Lever & Tara Bullock Volunteers - Anna Kalverboer, Natalia Moren,...
24-Jun-2018 - Knox Johnston Revised Training Times - Thursday 28th June
Groups 3, 4, 5 & 6 - Knox Johnston Revised Training Times for Thursday 28 th June 18. Due to a school gala being held at Knox Johnston on this date, training times for Knox Johnston are revised. Grou...
19-Jun-2018 - Herts Major League (Peanuts & HML Continuation) -Extraordinary General Meeting
We would appreciate feedback prior to 27 th June to communications@berkosc.org.uk if you have a viewpoint on this. Herts League provide Peanuts for junior/novice swimmers and Herts Major League for...
11-Jun-2018 - British Masters Long Course (LC) Championships - Jun 18
In the British Masters, Mark Strakosch began the meet with a super lifetime best and bronze medal in the 800m Freestyle which also lowered his Regional Age Group record by over two and a half seconds ...
11-Jun-2018 - Jubilee River 2018 Open Water Event 10k - Jun 18
Meanwhile, on the Open Water front Izzy Sansom and Callum & Harrison Bullock joined forces with James pope from Watford to swim in the Jubilee River 2018 event as a 10k relay swim and thoroughly enjoy...
10-Jun-2018 - IAPS - National Swimming Finals in London
On Saturday 9 th June a number of BSC swimmers representing Berkhamsted School went to the London Aquatic Centre to compete in the Independent Association of Prep Schools Final. The U11 Girls team co...
10-Jun-2018 - Peanuts Round 2 June 18
01-Jun-2018 - East Region Age Groups - 26th & 27th May
Following the multiple swims at Hemel Hempstead?s Spring Development meet, the number of swimmers from Berkhamsted SC competing at Regional Champs in Luton was much lower with just 3, Tamsin Moren, Ab...
29-May-2018 - Group 5 & Above - Change of Venue Saturday 2nd June
To Groups 5/6/7/8, Due to limited availability of coaches on Saturday 2 nd June, there will be no swimming at Knox Johnston, instead those who would normally swim at this time please go along to the ...
23-May-2018 - International Down Syndrome Swimming Championships in Kosovo - May 18
As some of you maybe aware, within the Club we now have a GB swimmer, namely Ciara McKenna who represents the Club and country at a number of Downs Syndrome events, as you can imagine both parents and...
22-May-2018 - Hemel Spring Development Meet - May 18
22-May-2018 - Peanuts Round 1 - May 18
Both of the Berkhamsted SC?s junior league (Peanuts) teams were at the Hitchin Swim Centre for Round 1 of the league and produced some excellent results from largely novice squads as, yet again, they ...
07-May-2018 - East Region Youth Championships - May 18
A select group of just 7 swimmers travelled to the UEA Sportspark in Norwich for the annual East Region Long Course (50m pool) Championships and performed with distinction across the board. Ellen Nort...
07-May-2018 - Bank Holiday Training & Knox Johnston Half Term Training Schedule
01-May-2018 - Bank Holiday - No Training Monday 7th May
This coming Bank Holiday Monday 7 th May, there will be no training at any pool. Please enjoy the time with your family and kids. ?Training will be continuing as normal on the Sunday and Tuesday. ...
01-May-2018 - South Herts Trophy - 28th April
On Saturday 60 swimmers from Berkhamsted SC traveled to Furzefield pool in Potters Bar, making up 2 squads to swim at the Potters Bar hosted friendly meet, the South Herts Trophy. Both squads comprise...
27-Apr-2018 - Roy Rogers Memorial Trophy
Swim England Hertfordshire (County Association of Swim England East Region) Roy Rogers Memorial Trophy The Roy Rogers Memorial Trophy is awarded annually to the Hertfordshire person, team or club ...
23-Apr-2018 - Masters Aldershot Garrison Pool - 1500m
Masters swimmer, Mark Strakosch went to the Aldershot Garrison pool for the 1500m meet in an effort to refind his form from 2 years ago. In the event, he managed to take his short course East Region A...
23-Apr-2018 - Down Syndrome European Open Swimming Championships April 18
Ciara McKenna travelled to Southampton for the Down Syndrome European Open Swimming Championships, competing against swimmers from 9 different countries. In the final analysis Ciara came away with a f...
22-Apr-2018 - Luton Level 1 Long Course April 18
A big thank you to all those who volunteered to help on poolside, especially to Kath who took on the role of Team Manager for all but one of the sessions. Anna Kalveboer Daren Chennells Kath Donald Yv...
25-Mar-2018 - Herts Major League - Round 3 Results
What a successful evening, in summary the Division 3 team at Borehamwood came 2 nd on the night and then came 2 nd overall, this means that assuming we get the support of parents and swimmers and we...
25-Mar-2018 - Peanuts Trials
?On Saturday 24 th March we ran the trails for the Peanuts teams. Like other events this year, we are looking to run two teams, primarily as parents have requested the opportunity for their swimmer(s...
18-Mar-2018 - BSC AGM
Thank you very much for those attended the 5 th AGM. For those who were unable to attend please find the covering literature, please take time to read as there is some important information within it...
17-Mar-2018 - Bank Holiday Training & Knox Johnston End of Term Training Schedule
14-Mar-2018 - Peanuts Trials - Saturday 24th March 07:00 to 09:00
Peanuts Trial (24 th March) & Peanuts Galas (5 th May, 9 th June & 7 th July) The series of Peanuts Team Galas are aimed at novice to intermediate swimmers within the Club. Aimed at swimmers aged ...
12-Mar-2018 - Knox Johnston Revised Training Times - Thursday 15th March
Groups 3, 4, 5 & 6 - Knox Johnston Revised Training Times for Thursday 15 th March 18. Due to a school gala being held at Knox Johnston on this date, training times for Knox Johnston are revised. Gro...
08-Mar-2018 - Early Warning Pool Closures - KJ 29th March & Sportspace 1st April
We have been advised that two of the pools we use need to close for a day, which means we need to cancel training on these days, these are as follows; Knox Johnston Thursday 29 th March - some of t...
07-Mar-2018 - Club Champs Session 5 - 10th March
06-Mar-2018 - Watford Regional Qualifier 3 & 3th March
This weekend was a bit of a challenge, with waist deep snow in places, the cold and ice, a challenging trip to Watford. The swimmers that did manage to get there over the two days swam really well. Al...
06-Mar-2018 - Bracknell Masters 3rd March
This weekend, evergreen Mark Strakosch travelled to Bracknell on Saturday for a Masters meet and came away with a haul of 3 Gold, 3 Silver and a 4th place from his 7 events in 2 sessions. Probably his...
06-Mar-2018 - Edinburgh British Champs
T wo swimmers left the town of Berkhamsted last summer to pursue their studies in the South West. 17 year olds Abbie Hurst went to Millfield and Amy Pemberton went to Plymouth College. They have a...
03-Mar-2018 - Sunday 4th March - ALL TRAINING & CLUB 50s CANCELLED
As some of you are aware, we have cancelled today the Tape Trophy team due to the weather conditions and the potential for this evening, freezing conditions and possibility of freezing rain. Our main ...
02-Mar-2018 - Tape Trophy - Update
Update 3 rd March @ 10:00 Due to the current and potential weather conditions, we have decided to withdraw the team from the event. An email has been sent to the team, to ensure you have received t...
02-Mar-2018 - Saturday 3rd March - ALL TRAINING CANCELLED
Please keep checking your email, the News on our website, Twitter & Facebook for updates Training Saturday 3rd March CANCELLED Due to the adverse weather conditions and peoples safety we will not be r...
02-Mar-2018 - Herts Major League - League Tables
Outlined below are the current tables for the two leagues that we are present in, Division 1 & 3. As you will see Divison 3 is looking very good and a good posibility of moving up to Division 2 next y...
02-Mar-2018 - Watford Regional Qualifier - Update
Update - 3rd March @ 10:30 The Watford regional qualifier will go ahead as planned today . We have been to Woodside and the car parks are ok and paths being gritted . Drive carefully https://twitter.c...
26-Feb-2018 - Herts Major League Round 2
20-Feb-2018 - Wycombe Long Course 17th Feb
Video of photos from Wycombe Dual Long Course > Your browser does not support the video tag. A great weekend of swimming at the reasonably new 50m pool at Wycombe, obviously loved by our swimmers as...
13-Feb-2018 - Everyone Active (SLM) Assume Sportspace Contract from 1st April 18
It has been announced that Everyone Active (SLM) will be assuming the delivery of Leisure Services for Berkhamsted Sports Centre, Hemel Hempstead Sports Centre, Hemel Hempstead School Courts, Jarman P...
08-Feb-2018 - Herts Counties All Results & Pictures
30-Jan-2018 - Knox Johnston Revised Training Times - Half Term 12th to 17th Feb
Knox Johnston during the half term reverts to a holiday training schedule, commencing Monday 12th February to Saturday 17th February. This ONLY applies to Knox Johnston pool and the times and grou...
22-Jan-2018 - South East Masters LC Championships
At the other end of the swimming scale from Herts Counties, Zoe Doyle and Mark Strakosch journeyed to the K2 pool in Crawley for the South-East Masters long course championships. It was Doyle?s first ...
19-Jan-2018 - Knox Johnston Revised Training Times - Thursday 25th January
Groups 3, 4, 5 & 6 - Knox Johnston Revised Training Times for Thursday 25th January 18. Due to a school gala being held at Knox Johnston on this date, training times for Knox Johnston are revised. Gro...
17-Jan-2018 - Thank You
This Club is run by volunteers and it is a credit to what the Club achieves for our swimmers, due to the commitment of these volunteers. There are various roles required in running a Club of this si...
15-Jan-2018 - Herts Major League Stevenage & Borehamwood Teams Jan 18
The first round of the annual Herts Major League produced some excellent results for the two Berkhamsted SC teams. The Stevenage team finished 3rd in their gala at Stevenage, which the club hosted, an...
11-Dec-2017 - BSC Christmas Schedule 2017 - Starting 18th Dec to 5th Jan
Please find below details of the Christmas Schedule. In summary the schedule changes from Tuesday 19th December until and including Tuesday 2nd January. ?Training times either side of these dates will...
11-Dec-2017 - Harpenden Last Chance County Qualifier
On Sunday 11th Dec several swimmers braved the snowy weather to head to The Venue, Borehamwood for the ?final? Last Chance Qualifying meet for County Champs, run by Harpenden swimming club. Adi Cooper...
10-Dec-2017 - CANCELLED ALL SESSIONS SUNDAY 10TH & MONDAY 11TH DEC
CANCELLED ALL SESSIONS AT BERKHAMSTED SUNDAY 10TH & KNOX JOHNSTON AND BERKHAMSTED SPORTSPACE MONDAY 11th DEC After having a discussion with various people and considering that at present it is still s...
10-Dec-2017 - Arena League Final Round - 2nd Dec 17
Ultimately, the final round of the National Arena League saw Berkhamsted SC relegated from the 2nd tier of the London Division of the National league but every swimmer gave 100% on the night and there...
04-Dec-2017 - Potters Bar/Hertsmere Flyers Meet - 3rd Dec 17
On 3rd December a number of Club swimmers attended The Venue in an attempt to improve upon their County Qualifying times, and very successfully. A thank you to all the following, without whom we would...
03-Dec-2017 - CoStA Open Winter Meet 2nd Dec
On 2nd Dec Lydia Wisely attend the CoStA Winter Open. She achieved a county consideration time for 100m Fly, well done Lydia!!
01-Dec-2017 - Assessment Week - Moves and Changes
The Assessments and reviews have now been completed and the coaches have decided the moves and changes that will become effective from 1st Jan 18 based on this week and the swimmers progress since the...
13-Nov-2017 - Arena League Round - 2 Nov 17
On another busy weekend of swimming action, Berkhamsted Swimming club may have propped up the final results at the National Arena League 2nd round finishing in 8th place, but 33 swimmers had an except...
13-Nov-2017 - British Universities Short Course Championships - 10th Nov
At the British Universities short course champs in Sheffield. Jack Filer swam for Durham & Ollie Hurst and Ellie MacDonald competed for Exeter. All 3 showed that there is life in the sport after leavi...
07-Nov-2017 - Knox Johnston Reopens - Thursday 9th November - Revised Training Times
Groups 3, 4, 5 & 6 - Knox Johnston Revised Training Times for Thursday 9th November 17 The swimming club will now recommence our training schedule at Knox Johnston from Thursday 9th Nov as the heating...
06-Nov-2017 - Winter Regional Championships Nov 17
This year for the first time the competition was deemed to be run in 50m (long course) pools by our governing body and all of the swimmers swam very well given the time in the season. This weekend w...
06-Nov-2017 - South West Championships Nov 17
Amy Pemberton and Abi Hurst attended the South West Championships on the weekend of 3rd to 5th November. Amy Pemberton and Abi Hurst who have both moved to the region for schooling, were in excellen...
03-Nov-2017 - Knox Johnston Heating Problems - Training Cancelled Mon 6th Tues 7th & Wed 8 Nov
Update Monday 6th Nov We have been advised by Knox Johnston that the heating has failed at the pool. ?Repairs have commenced but unclear yet when the pool will be operational. Therefore training will...
30-Oct-2017 - Swim England Masters Championships Oct 17
Berkhamsted SC had just 2 swimmers competing in the Swim England Masters Championships at the Ponds Forge complex in Sheffield. Mark Strakosch and Jack Filer, back from University in Durham, flew the ...
18-Oct-2017 - Dacorum Borough Council - Leisure Managment Services 2018 Tender
18th October Update Over the last 5 weeks, the chairs from Berkhamsted, Hemel Hempstead and Tring swimming Clubs in conjunction with Sian MacDonald have been reviewing the tender documents and assessi...
17-Oct-2017 - Club Championships 2017/18
Each year the Club puts together a series of Club Championships across all strokes and various distances. The aim is for each person to achieve as part of the Club, a time for the strokes and distance...
16-Oct-2017 - Konx Johnston Half Term Training Schedule - 23rd to 29th Oct
Knox Johnston during the half term reverts to a holiday training schedule, commencing Monday 23rd October to Sunday 29th October. This ONLY applies to Knox Johnston pool and the times and groups w...
15-Oct-2017 - Arena League Round 1
On Saturday 15th Oct at University of Hertfordshire - Sports Village in Hatfield the Club entered a team for the first round of the Arena League. The team came 8th on the night, but fought hard and al...
10-Oct-2017 - Maxwell Level 3 Meet Oct 17
Over the weekend of 7th and 8th October a reduced number of swimmers attended the Maxwell Meet. This turned out to be a very popular meet which was some 2.5 times oversubscribed, however working with ...
10-Oct-2017 - Hemel Hempstead Birthday Meet Oct 17
On the weekend of 7th/8th October, seven of our swimmers went to Hemel Hempstead for their birthday meet. This was a Facilitated meet and the Tring team very kindly looked after our swimmers, so thank...
04-Oct-2017 - Revised Club Fees - 1st Nov
As the BSC year end is approaching, and as announced at our AGM earlier in the year, potential fee increases are now to be considered before the Club year end and increased with effect from the start ...
02-Oct-2017 - Cambridge Level 2 Gand Prix
At Cambridge there was a top performance from Louis Armitage in his first competition after long term illness where he made the final of the Under 15 50m Breast with a pb of 33.20, finishing 7th in th...
02-Oct-2017 - Harpenden Legacy Meet Oct 17
The Harpenden meet was held at The Venue, Borehamwood and saw a host of terrific performances. In the medley events Tom Holmes-Higgin (3rd), Sam Newman (2nd), Euan Donald (1st) medalled in the 400 IM;...
02-Oct-2017 - East Region Masters Championship Newmarket
At Newmarket for the Regional Masters Champs on Sunday, Mark Strakosch, after working poolside for 10 hours at Borehamwood the previous day, was slightly off his normal form but still had enough to ta...
01-Oct-2017 - Assessment Week All Groups w/c 13th Nov
We will commencing the next round of assessments from 13th Nov for ALL GROUPS. These will be carried out over all training sessions for the whole week,so the more you attend the better the assessment....
01-Oct-2017 - Hemel Fly Fest
This was a level 3 licensed open meet comprising a single event - the 200 fly! When it was first held in 2016 no fewer than 135 swimmers participated. The event is intended to form part of each club'...
20-Sep-2017 - Serpentine Open Water 1 Mile Swim 2017
Saturday was the second year of the Swim Serpentine open water event. Over 5,000 entrants from 27 different countries swam a variety of distances from 1/2 mile to 6 miles. Mark Strakosch entered the 1...
19-Sep-2017 - Hoddesdon Novice Meet 2017
13-Sep-2017 - New Club Kit Swimmer & Officials Order - Please Check
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11-Sep-2017 - Club 50s Sept Results & Nov Registration
I hope all your swimmers enjoyed the Club 50s on Sunday, it was great to see so many Group 1 to 3 swimmers, you could see some of them a little nervous but they soon seemed to get into the swing of it...
07-Aug-2017 - English Summer Champioships 2017
James Chennells attends the English Summer Championships after qualifying for 50m, 100m & 200m Freestyle and 200m IM, an achievement in itself, the gala took place in early August at Sheffield. He beg...
02-Aug-2017 - British Summer Championships 2017
At the end of July the Club had two senior swimmers who had qualified for the British Summer Champsionships, namely Abbie Hurst and Zac Patel. These championships are for the top 24 nationally ranked ...
19-Jul-2017 - Training Cancelled at Tring Wednesday 2nd August
Due to non-availability of coaches and not being able to find any cover, I am afraid that we have no option but to cancel training at Tring on Wednesday 2nd August for Groups 5,6,7 & 8. I am glad to s...
17-Jul-2017 - East Region Open Water Swimming Championships
On 16th July Harrison, Callum and Izzy swam the 3k event at whitlingham Broad Lake for regional open water champs. The swimmers were well looked after by Kelvin at Watford and their inspiration Jeremy...
10-Jul-2017 - London Docklands 1 Mile Open Water Swim
Mark Strakosch competed in the London Docklands 1 mile Open water swim on Saturday 8th July, claiming 6 th overall out of more than 500 swimmers. First in his Age Group and 5 th Male, with a tim...
09-Jul-2017 - Peanuts Round 3 2017
Saturday 8 th July saw the third and final round of the Peanuts League for this year. Although we had problems in trying to pull a full team together, and in the end we had a number of boys swim up t...
05-Jul-2017 - Summer Training Schedule 2017
25-Jun-2017 - Thursday 29th June Knox Johnston Revised Training Times
Groups 3, 4, 5 & 6 - Knox Johnston Revised Training Times for Thursday 29 th June 17 Due to a school gala being held at Knox Johnston on this date, training times for Knox Johnston are revised. Group...
24-Jun-2017 - 2017/18 Season Current Competitions
22-Jun-2017 - East Region Open Water Swimming Championships
In the last couple of years we have expanded our swimming from just the pool to Triathlon and Open Water with particular success on the Open Water front with Charlotte Watson (2015) & Ish Rahim (2016)...
19-Jun-2017 - Terry Davis Alternative Nationals June 2017
?The weekend of 17/18 th June saw the next open meet at Watford Swimming Club, the Terry Davis Alternative Nationals, an ideal opportunity for swimmers to seek qualifying times for County. Over the t...
19-Jun-2017 - Herts Masters Competition 2017
At the Herts Masters at The Venue, Borehamwood, 5 masters (Ellie MacDonald, Sian MacDonald, Tracy Van Deventer, Mark Strakosch and Tom Strakosch) came away loaded with medals. Tracy managed a comebac...
12-Jun-2017 - HSSA Primary Inter-District Championships - Friday 9th June 2017
On Friday 9th June a number of BSC swimmers represented their schools as part of the Dacorum swimming squad. Alexander Kalverboer Christina Soulsby Ella Nijkamp Emma Hockney Eric Batt Evie Light Lydia...
11-Jun-2017 - 10th June Peanuts Round 2
We met at Hemel pool to do battle to maintain our position within the league. Despite a host of pbs, as well as a new Club record as well as epic swims from the youngsters, the opposition was just too...
08-Jun-2017 - 10th June Peanuts Round 2 - Squad
07-Jun-2017 - County Champs 2018 entry detail now available
IMPORTANT NEWS : Herts ASA have now published the Qualifying times Competition schedule & Conditions for 2018 The qualifying window has changed to 1st June 2017 until 10th December! Qualifying times c...
06-Jun-2017 - Starting Mon 19th June - Groups 1 & 2 Assessment Week
Assessment Week for Groups 1 & 2 Starting Monday 19th June 2017 The coaching team have reviewed the occurrence and requirements of the Assessment Weeks as well as reviewing the Assessment Crit...
03-Jun-2017 - Norwich Regional Age Group Championships
On the bank holiday weekend of 27 th May, Ella Nijkamp, Abbie Hewson, Issy Soulsby, Euan Donald, James Corner, Luke Nijkamp and Louis Armitage went to Norwich for the Regional Age Group Championships...
22-May-2017 - Hemel Spring Development Meet
12-May-2017 - Can You Help Run The Club?
As outlined at the recent Awards Evening and at the AGM, we need volunteers to be able to run the Club; without people stepping forward the Club will not function. We have over the coming months a num...
05-Apr-2017 - South Herts Trophy - 1st April
01-Jan-2017 - BSC Lexicon
At one of our training sessions we did an exercise with all the Groups and swimmers who attended the sessions at Sportspace where the swimmers decided on a list of attributes they felt coaches expecte...