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Gillian Valentine

ONB County Championships 2024 - Report from Jenny Roberts Earlier this month 9 swimmers from Bourne End represented the club at the ONB County Championships at Aquavale in Aylesbury. For a lot of our swimmers, county championships are the highest level of competition that they will take part in, and they did themselves and the club proud! There were personal bests galore and fantastic team spirit from all involved. We had 5 top-eight finishes, 4 finalists and 15 personal bests over the two weekends. A great effort from a small...

Gillian Valentine

Another fun outing for Bourne End swimmers chasing qualification times for the ONB County Champs coming up in the New Year. This was a tough meet against some strong swimmers. Hopefully, some good lessons learned. Well done to all the swimmers! HUGE THANKS TO OUR OFFICIALS AND TEAM MANAGERS Results 1 | Results 2 | Results 3 | Results 4

Gillian Valentine

Bourne End swimmers represented the Club at the BBATT Main Meet in Aylesbury on Saturday and Sunday, doing themselves and the club proud. Great efforts from all the swimmers. Well done for achieving PBs and coming home with even more bling! HUGE THANKS TO ALL OUR OFFICIAL AND TEAM MANAGERS RESULTS

Gillian Valentine

Yesterday afternoon, a group of Bourne End swimmers represented the Club at the BBATT Distance Meet in Aylesbury. Great efforts from all the swimmers, with a special mention to: Simon Arnold - Boys 16&O - 400 Free - Bronze George Newman - Boys 15 - 400 Free - Bronze Oliver Rendal - Boys 12 - 400 Free - Gold and Boys 12 - 400 IM - Gold Jenny Roberts - Bronze, 400m Free - Bronze HUGE THANKS TO: OFFICIALS - Helen Fisher, Graham Arnold, Keiran Millard & Chris O'Connell TEAM...

Gillian Valentine

On Saturday and Sunday, Bourne End swimmers participated at the Windsor SC Bonfire Meet, Braywick Leisure Centre, Maidenhead. There were plenty of PBs and a fair bit of bling (medals) too! Well done to: Amelie Allen, Giselle Arnold, Simon Arnold, Arwen Ayres, Grace Breeze-Collins, Amalia Coffey, Jacob Cooke, Natalie Fletcher, Poppy Garnett, Anna Lacy, Zalie Murray, John Palmer, Alice Roberts, Hollie Roberts, Lola Rockell and Megan Saunders. Huge thanks to: OFFICIALS: Helen Fisher, Graham Arnold, Chris O'Connell TEAM MANAGERS: Davina Lacy, Karen Coffey, Kate Cooke, Jenny Roberts, Gillian Valentine RESULTS:...

Gillian Valentine

CONGRATULATIONS Helen and Graham! They have both qualified as J2 Officials and have provided this insight to encourage others in the club to step up and get involved for the benefit of all swimmers. Why? The technical answer is that Officials are essential to run galas for swimmers to swim. If our Club doesn’t provide Officials for galas, we don’t get invited. And we were persuaded to do it. Honestly, you learn a lot about swimming, feel good about supporting young people’s ambitions and well-being and help to make the...

Keiran Millard

We start our 23/24 season with a farewell to some of our swimmers as they head off to university. This happens every year, but in 2023 we will have a large number of leavers who have been members of the club for over ten years. This is the generation of swimmers who started their competitive swimming journey with winning the Chiltern League in 2015 and finished it with winning it again in 2022. In that time they have not only trained to be great swimmers, including swimming at County level,...

Keiran Millard

2022/23 has been an amazing season for Caitlin Valentine who achieved success at both the 2023 County and Regional Championships. Qualifying for the ONB (Oxford and North Bucks) County Championships is a fantastic achievement in itself, but to reach the finals and go on to the South East Regional Championship is testament to the outstanding swimmer Caitlin has become: ONB COUNTY CHAMPS 2023: Qualified for 11 Events, achieved 11 final places with 1 Bronze medal and 2 Silver medals SOUTH EAST REGIONAL SUMMER CHAMPS 2023: Qualified for 5 events To...

Keiran Millard

Swim meets only work because of the volunteers who train to be officials. Without the requisite number of officials, a meet cannot be licenced and our swimmers' times will not be recognised on national rankings. That means improvements in PB's cannot be traced and no entries to qualification events such as Counties :-( When my daughter, Ruby, started competing I decided I would much rather have a poolside view than be stuck in the gallery - and have to pay for that privilege. Like everyone I started as a timekeeper...

Gillian Valentine

The Wycombe End of Season Meet was a terrific way to head into the Summer holidays. Twelve Bourne End Swimmers did the club and themselves proud with really good performances in the pool over two days of competitive swimming. There were: 28 PBs 11 New LC Times Set 6 Medals (3 Bronze/3 Silver) 5 Club Records (to be ratified by Club Committee) Swimmers are seeing the results of consistent training - WELL DONE! A huge THANK YOU to the Bourne End volunteers who gave of their time to ensure our...