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Gillian Valentine

We are very proud of the following swimmers who acquitted themselves brilliantly in the pool this afternoon: Giselle Arnold Harry Lockhart Aryan Bandgi Zalie Murray Lydia Barson-Cain John Palmer Grace Breeze-Collins Oliver Rendall Jacob Cooke Hari Mahesh Natalie Fletcher Caitlin Valentine Maddy Gallacher Kieran Wakefield Lexie Hobbs Megan Whitbread This was a perfect opportunity for team bonding and for those new to competitive swimming to "have a go". Some really amazing swimming on display. We also received feedback from the lane 5 official who said our swimmers were incredibly polite....

Gillian Valentine

Our coach Keiran Millard completed the Windsor triathlon last weekend over the sprint distance (750m river swim, 20km bike ride, 5km run). Keiran, who only started competing in triathlons in 2019 came 2nd in his age group and an impressive 24th out of all 456 competitors. Keiran says 'I've competed in half marathons since I was a teenager, but triathlon is new - the big challenge was the swimming but through regular training - actually using my own coaching sets - a 1500m open water swim is now something routine"....

Gillian Valentine

MY OPEN WATER SWIMMING EXPERIENCE, Saturday 4th June 2022 - written by Hari Subramaniam, D2 Squad Waking up on the Jubilee weekend, but instead of the usual 7:15 swimming class, I was looking forward to a 6:45 open water swimming opportunity at Westhorpe lake. It dawned on me as we drove to the lake that it was going to be freezing. Not only had my dad woken me up early to swim, he was bringing me to a freezing cold lake in the tranquil but frosty twilight. The night before...

Gillian Valentine

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Keiran Millard

Bourne End have been crowned Chiltern League champions for 2022. This was an amazing performance by our swimmers over the three fast and furious rounds held in February, March and April in open competition against all the main clubs in the Chiltern Region. Chiltern League is a local competition with 12 clubs across the Chiltern region competing against each over in 50 individual and team relay events. A club can only enter a single swimmer or team per event each of which carries a ‘no faster than time’ meaning there...

Keiran Millard

An incredible team effort secured first place for Bourne End in Round 2 of the Chiltern League. Competing against five other division 1 clubs clubs across the Chiltern Region, BEJSC swam brilliantly across all age groups finishing some 20 points ahead of second place host club Leighton Buzzard with who we were chasing all evening. A special congratulations to our younger and first time Chilterm League team swimmers you did the club proud! - and too our experienced swimmers - thank-you for showing the way. As a reminder, points are...

Gillian Valentine

Grace Breeze-Collins (D1+) and Poppy Garnett (D2) competed in a gala with their school, Juniper Hill School. Overall, the team finished in 1st place and are going through to the County Finals. Poppy was nominated by their PE teacher as the “Swimmer of the Day" and Captain for the school swim team and Grace was nominated as Vice-Captain. Poppy swam 25m backstroke and finished in 1st place and Grace swam 25m front crawl also finishing in 1st place. The girls also took part in two relay events – Freestyle and...

Gillian Valentine

These lovely people gave up their time to help officiate at the 1st Chiltern League gala last Saturday evening. Thank you Glenn, Keiran, Chris, Graham and Helen. Also a big thank you to the parents of one of our younger swimmers, Mr & Mrs Rahalkar, who drove to Banbury to assist poolside. They enjoyed a brilliant view of the swimming while helping to ensure results were collated accurately. In every respect, it is volunteers who make our club work. If you would like to get involved, please speak to any...

Keiran Millard

Chiltern League - Round 1 Wow! - What a fantastic round 1 performance by BEJSC at Banbury Leisure Centre, achieving a comfortable second place and a good points total to build on for rounds two (19/03) and three (09/04). What stood out though was 'the team'. Not only was the swimming excellent - showcasing everything learned in training, the poolside conduct was impecable and the support (and noise!) for their team mates infectious. All swimmers did themselves and the club proud. The evening comprised of 50 events for which each...

Gillian Valentine

ONB County Champs – 2022 The Oxford and North Buckinghamshire County Championships drew to a close on Sunday 13th February after 7 days (over 5 weekends) and 18 galas of incredible swimming. We would like to CONGRATULATE the 6 swimmers who proudly represented Bourne End Swimming Club at the Championships: William Armstrong Lydia Barson-Cain Jacob Cooke Emily Grainger Ruby Millard Caitlin Valentine There were 19 PBs, 3 finalist medals and 4 Club records (to be ratified)! We're very proud of our swimmers! Special thanks to Helen Fisher and Chris O’Connell...