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Bram Montgomery

As we mentioned previously Brompton SC swimmer Isabella Hindley is currently in Budapest where she will be competing with the best swimmers on the planet in ISL 2020. In the past the competitions took place around the world across 3 months of the season, but this year all the athletes are "bubbled" together in Budapest, Hungary where they will be training and racing over the next 5 weeks. You can read more about this season by clicking here: ISL- Your Guide to Season Two in the "Budapst Bubble" The BBC...

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Although it was inevitable, it has still been frustrating for everyone involved that many of our swimmers have been sent home by their schools due to individuals within their “bubble” testing positive for Covid. With Winter coming and the overall infection rates rising throughout the country, this situation is likely to continue. As a club we need to follow government guidelines and most importantly Swim England (our Governing Body and insurance holders) advice, therefore should your child be part of a group sent home from their school, we ask that...

Bram Montgomery

“My attitude was any time I had an opportunity to practice a start or do a dive into the water, I did it as well as I could… In training doing turns, you do a thousand turns in a practice. Well, you might as well do a thousand of them very well, rather than get lazy and get into bad habits.” --Tracy Caulkins In the course of every swim practice there are things don’t quite tickle your chlorinated fancy: A set that isn’t your main stroke A drill that you...

Bram Montgomery

The Brompton coaches and committee were thrilled to learn that fresh off her 3 Gold medal performance at the 2019 British Winter Championships, current Brompton SC swimmer Isabella Hindley has been signed to race for Team Iron in the up coming International Swimming League season. Isabella, who grew up in London swimming for coach Bram at their former club, has been back home training with our Sr squad since March when she had to leave the US. Bella graduated from Yale in 2019 but made the decision to hold off...

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There is no shortage of material, tips, and “hacks” for swimming faster. Google “how to swim faster” and you are going to get over 66,000,000 results. (!!!) Technique, dryland, sets—there is so much stuff out there that you are going to be neck-deep in tips faster than you can say, “Get out swim!” Most of the traffic that comes to my blog is a variation on the “how-to” searches: How to swim faster freestyle How to improve your underwater dolphin kick Swim workouts for distance swimmers How to not swim...

Bram Montgomery

The coaches have been thrilled to see all the swimmers back in the water over the last few weeks. While we’ve all had to make some adjustments getting used to new routines and less time in the pool, the sessions have for the most part been going very well and the majority of the swimmers have done a good job respecting the new rules. It is imperative that you help us remind your swimmers about proper social distancing and hand washing protocols. We are equally thrilled to announce that after...

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Thank you to those who have signed-up to volunteer and completed their return to training consent forms. For those looking to volunteer, we still need your support and you can find links to available job slots, below. Also remember to please complete the return to training consent form, as we cannot allow swimmers to train without it! Volunteer sign-up links: Week 1: https://uk.teamunify.com/Login.jsp?team=lrmbsc&id=50a708484 Week 2: https://uk.teamunify.com/Login.jsp?team=lrmbsc&id=50a708485 Week 3: https://uk.teamunify.com/Login.jsp?team=lrmbsc&id=50a708486 Week 4: https://uk.teamunify.com/Login.jsp?team=lrmbsc&id=50a708487 Return to training consent form: https://forms.gle/koT2NhS7hxyaihYw9 Brompton Swimming Club Health and Safety Protocols: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Vc3P7a3gRWMA12NIXWAohSdc0hBnp16P/view Latymer Pool Operating Procedures:...

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PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU FILL IN THE RETURN TO TRAINING CONSENT FORM BEFORE COMING TO THE POOL - LINK ON THE WEBSITE IN THE TRAINING SCHEDULE TAB In order to get back into the pool safely, we will need one volunteer for each August training session, starting Monday, 3 August, to guide swimmers to and from the pool. At the start of the session, the volunteer will meet the swimmers outside of the leisure centre, take the swimmers register, hand out hand sanitiser, ensure the swimmers line up, remain socially...