Bridlington Swimming Club would like to welcome our new starters of the month: Zakk Baldwin, Jacob Emms, Euan Herbert, Aiden Marshall, Reuben Smelt (returnee).
Congratulations to Livinia, Summer, Ebony, Dolly and Ryan on passing their Preliminary Competitive Diving Award in December, all ready for 2019 competitions. Also congratulations to Brooke, Blake, Isabella, Jack and Frank whom achieved their Preliminary Competitive Diving Award on the 14th January. Coach Helen said “Well done to all the children on passing their diving awards.”
Charlie Coulam and Jasmine Sissons were 2 of the 38 young leaders from across the Swim England North East Region, who attended a development day in Castleford on Saturday 19th January. All the candidates received training in the Young Aquatic Helper Volunteer course and UK Coaching Keeping Safe in Sport workshop.
The workshops included subject areas including: Managing safety, hazards and risks, Effective teaching/coaching, Team work, Verbal and non-verbal communication, Praise and feedback, Learning styles, Athlete development pathway, Child protection and awareness.
All candidates have the support of an identified mentor back in their own club who will support them with putting into practice what they have learnt back in their club environment.
Bridlington Swimming Club took part in the Gala at Ennerdale pool, Hull in January, the first event of the New Year, coming a respectable 4th place.
Bridlington Friendly Gala was held on the 26th January, some swimmers were too fast for the cut off times in almost one fifth of the races and Bridlington Swimming Club came in at a very fantastic 3rd place, with 29 new pb’s over 44 races. This was the first race event for the club’s new members and they all did the club proud. A big thanks to all the supporters, officials, helpers and well behaved swimmers.
Over the weekend of 2nd/3rd February Nathaniel Horner and Mickey Wall swam at the Yorkshire Swimming Championships in Leeds. Nathanial came 10th place in the 200.m Butterfly, knocking 12 seconds off his pb.
On the 10th February a Bridlington Swimming Club member Jack Coulam attended a classification opportunity at Northampton. This was to assess if he could be classified as a para-swimmer due to him having cerebral palsy. Jack gained his classification and is now a classified S10 swimmer. He is looking forward to competing in regional competitions in the near future.
Bridlington Swimming Club are looking for new members, who can swim 25m of each stroke, but will be assessed at a trial session. We can train them to a competitive standard and to be part of a team. Contact the club 01262 830120, website www.bridswimclub.co.uk or call at Bridlington Leisure World pool Monday / Wednesday / Friday from 6.30pm and watch the swimmers in action.