Events Diary  (calendar view)
Relay Gala at Hutton Moor. 6pm - 9pm    26/07/2014
Team selection in events information

CoB & Aquae Sulis Level 3 Sprint Meet at Hengrove    28/09/2014
A long course sprint meet. Info and entry form now in events information. closing date 24th August.

ASA Somerset Development Meet    04/10/2014
Sat 4th and Sun 5th October at Millfield School.

City of Bristol Level 3 Open Meet    01/11/2014
Long course open meet run by our performance club at Hengrove.

City of Bristol Level 3 Open Meet    02/11/2014
Long course open meet run by our performance club at Hengrove.

Four Seasons Gala at Easton Sports Centre (hosted by Henleaze)    29/11/2014


Yeovil Level 3 Open Meet    20/12/2014
20th and 21st December at Millfield School. Not sure at this stage if we are sending a coach or poolside helping team but will update further shortly.....

Four Seasons Gala at Burnham    24/01/2015


Somerset County Championships at millfield    28/02/2015
28th Feb and 1st March (Provisional dates)

Cotswold Round 1 Date TBC    28/02/2015


Somerset County Championships at Millfield    07/03/2015
7th and 8th March 2015 (Prov)

Four Seasons gala at Clevedon    14/03/2015


Somerset County Championships    15/03/2015
Long distance long course events at Millfield (Prov)

Somerset County Championships at Millfield    21/03/2015
21st and 22nd March (Prov)

Cotswold Round 2    28/03/2015


Weston SC Easter Open Meet    04/04/2015
4th and 5th April. More details to follow nearer the time

Cotswold Round 3    18/04/2015


Cotswold Round 4 (At Backwell)    02/05/2015


Cotswold Final    16/05/2015


Four Seasons Gala hosted by Bishopsworth (venue tbc)    13/06/2015


Four Seasons gala at Backwell    17/10/2015


  Club News
WSMSC Relay Gala Sat 26TH July at Hutton Moor
Warm up is 6pm.Please aim to arrive by 5.45pm. The team sheet is in events information.      [Posted: 24/07/2014]

ASPSC & COB Long Course Licenced Sprint Meet September 28th At Hengrove
Information and entry pack is now in events information. CLOSING DATE IS 24TH AUGUST. please put completed entry forms and cheques payable to BSC in the post box at club. Thanks      [Posted: 16/07/2014]

Gloucester Results now in members section
     [Posted: 14/07/2014]

July issue of Swimming Times
The July issue of Swimming Times can now be found by clicking on thetitle link above. Happy Reading!      [Posted: 13/07/2014]

SWIM THE CHANNEL SPONSOR MONEY DUE IN BY SUNDAY 13th JULY
Please could we ask you to collect your sponsor money for the swim the channel event as soon as possible. We would like to have all monies in by sunday 13th July. Please hand monies to Sue Mennie or in her absence please give it to any of the committee members or post in the box. Thanks once again for your support.      [Posted: 11/07/2014]

COB NEWSLETTER JULY 2014
For those of you who are interested click on the title link to see the latest newsletter from COB.      [Posted: 11/07/2014]

We Swam the Channel!
A big thank you to all swimmers, family, and particularly friends who took part or helped with the Swim the Channel event on Sunday. There was a great atmosphere at the pool and hopefully lots of money raised for the club.      [Posted: 29/06/2014]

Leagues and Changes
For news of changes proposed to British Swimming, the Arena League and the Cotswold League please see the latest Chairman's Blog.      [Posted: 28/06/2014]

Four Seasons Gala July 19th
Team sheet is now available in events information. Please indicate as soon as possible on the team sheet on the notice board at the pool if you are available to swim or not. Thank you      [Posted: 26/06/2014]

New Look AquaZone for ASA Cat 2 Members aged 9-15!
It's all change for the ASA's quarterly membership magazine aimed at young competitive swimmers, and we wanted to let you know all about it before it launches. Following a research and development period, Aqua Zone magazine is moving from print to online with a social platform. This secure, monitored and moderated environment is for all competing (Category 2) ASA members aged between 9 and 15. Within the last two issues we've given readers a taster of what they've got to look forward to, and they will be receiving a final print mailing in the post in a few weeks, telling them all about how to access the site and get started. Click on the link to check out some Frequently Asked Questions to further explain all about the new AquaZone.      [Posted: 26/06/2014]

Relay Gala at Hutton Moor 26th July
just a reminder that if you want to be considered to take part in this event then please add your name to the list on the notice board at club by Thursday 3rd July. It will be great relay practice and fun too......      [Posted: 25/06/2014]

REMINDER TO STAGE 4B AND 5A SWIIMERS THAT THEIR LESSON ON SUNDAY 29TH JUNE WILL BE AT 4PM.
There are still some spaces available from 4.30pm in the sponsored swim event on the same day. If any of stages 4b and 5a want to take part then please contact Rachel Davis. Also please note that there will be NO DEVLEOPMENT SQUAD training on 29th due to the sponsored swim event.      [Posted: 25/06/2014]

June's Newsletter
This month's BSC Newsletter is out and available in black and white hard copy at the pool or in glorious technicolour on the website via the link below. Enjoy!      [Posted: 19/06/2014]

Have a go at British Gas SwimBritain in Bristol for free with Duncan Goodhew!
This year SwimBritain are hosting a Have a go session at Hengrove Park Leisure Centre, Bristol, on Sunday 22 June & 20 July to show everyone what SwimBritain is all about. Olympic gold medallist Duncan Goodhew will be on hand to provide you with expert tips and advice. It is free of charge, open to swimmers of all abilities over the age of eight – and you don't have to have signed up to SwimBritain to take part! The Have a go sessions are delivered exclusively by Hnegroves SwimBritain instructor, Mark Knight and SwimBritain Ambassadors including Duncan Goodhew amongst others. These fun, family friendly events are designed for swimmers of all abilities you just need to be over eight years old and able to swim 50m to take part. The short, fun-filled sessions will include training to improve swimming technique. You will even be joined by one of the British Gas SwimBritain ambassadors, who will be on-hand to pass on their swimming expertise. Please be aware that swimmers will have to sign up to take part in the sessions by completing a short registration at www.swimbritain.co.uk/members/haveago      [Posted: 17/06/2014]

Taunton Deane Level 3 Open Meet on 5th/6th July
There will be no coach or poolside helper at this event but details in events info if you want to enter. Please note closing date is SUNDAY 13TH JUNE. Apologies for late notice . If you enter please let Karen Strickland know so that we can obtain your results for you after the event..thanks      [Posted: 13/06/2014]

Gloucester Open Meet
Confirmed entries in events information      [Posted: 06/06/2014]

Backwell Swimmers make the Regional Championships (Western Counties
Two Backwell Swimmers, Jack White and Ella Riggall have attained QTs for the Regional Championships.....Well done to you both. Please look in Events Information for a write up by Bob Lisle....      [Posted: 04/06/2014]

ASA Young Volunteer on the year 2014. The winner is Zoe Harill- Davis..
Big congratulations to Zoe.... Please look in Events Information for the report and photo of Zoe receiving her award from Fiona Bowen.      [Posted: 04/06/2014]

29th June - Swim the Channel
Backwell Swimming Club will attempt to swim the channel and back on Sunday 29th June. 2,704 lengths in 2 hours. Can we do it? Follow the link for more information. Team entry forms and sponsorship forms are in the Events Information area.      [Posted: 20/05/2014]

Cotswold Final News
Fifth Place! A great result for the club in a fantastic atmosphere at Hutton Moor. Congratulations to Sam, Katie and Ella for individual victories and to so many others for their second places. Congratulations to Bristol Penguins.      [Posted: 19/05/2014]

Swim the Channel Anyone?
Ever thought of swimming the channel? The chairman's blog has news of an idea (as well as a few thoughts on the Cotswold final). Good luck on Saturday!      [Posted: 17/05/2014]

Novice Gala on Saturday 10th May
A big well done to all swimmers who took part in this. There were some really good swims and the team spirit was fantastic. A big thank you too to all of the people who helped but especially to Lucy Riddock, Lily Wood and Bethany and Sophie Mennie who all did an amazing job.      [Posted: 16/05/2014]

BSC May Newsletter
Please click on the heading to access all the news in the most recent newsletter.      [Posted: 05/05/2014]

Cotswold Swimmers Photo
We are aiming to take a couple of photos on Thursday before training of any swimmers who have taken part in any of the cotswold Rounds so far this season. If you have swum and want to be included please be there with your t bag for 7.45pm...      [Posted: 29/04/2014]

Clevedon and Chard Confirmed Entries
In events information.      [Posted: 28/04/2014]

Another Memorable Cotswold Night
In a fantastic atmosphere in the home pool, Backwell ran out winners in the final round of this year's Cotswold League with a points total that should see us make the A-final on 17th May. Great swims all round and brilliant support behind the scenes; Results via the link. Final result: Backwell 153, Bristol North 132, Norton Radstock 120, Minehead 112      [Posted: 27/04/2014]

Time Trial Results for Stages 5a, 6, 7 and Development Squad
Please follow the link to see the times from 1st April. Note these times are only intended to help swimmers and their coaches monitor progression and assist with gala selection and open meet entries. They cannot be included in the BSC Personal Bests data as the judging supervision and conditions did not allow the legality of each swim to be confirmed. Well done everyone who took part!      [Posted: 27/04/2014]

Southwold Confirmed Entry List
Is now available in events information. There will be a coach there to support the swimmers      [Posted: 21/04/2014]

Gloucester Level 3 Open Meet 12th & 13th July
All entry details, schedule and QT;s are now available in events information. PLEASE NOTE THE CLOSING DATE IS TUES 22ND APRIL 2014. No late entries can be accepted. PLEASE DO NOT SEND ANY ENTRIES DIRECT TO GLOUCESTER SWIMMING CLUB.      [Posted: 20/04/2014]

Showering Before Swimming
The club has requested that, where possible, all swimmers shower before getting in to the pool. Please click on the link to the letter in the Members' area of the web site which provides further information.      [Posted: 16/04/2014]

Pool Air Handling Units Now Fixed
Recent work by North Somerset Council and Parkwood Leisure appears to have resolved the problems of pool air quality at the pool. We will continue to monitor the situation however all the indications are good at this stage. Training will continue as normal and Bob will dust off his strenuous sets to make up for missed time!      [Posted: 15/04/2014]

Weston Easter Open Meet Warm Up Times and confirmed entry list
Warm up times and confirmed entry list are in events information.      [Posted: 15/04/2014]

Cotswold Round 4 at Backwell Helpers wanted
As we are hosting round 4 we need quite a few helpers. There is a list on the board at the pool. If you are able to help then please add your name to the list. All help will be very much appreciated. Thank you      [Posted: 10/04/2014]

Cotswold Round 4 26/04/14 at Backwell Team Sheet
The Team sheet is now available in events information. Doors open at 5.00pm, warm up at 5.10pm      [Posted: 04/04/2014]

Four Seasons Team Sheet for 12/4/14 at Clevedon
Is now available in events information      [Posted: 04/04/2014]

Photo for Somerset Swimmers
Could all swimmers who took part in the Somersets please bring T bags and any medals to training tonight as we are going to try and take some photos. (Thursday)      [Posted: 03/04/2014]

Training Update for 29th/30th March
The problem with the air handling unit at the pool remains unresolved however we will be continuing to train on Saturday and Sunday as normal. Pool doors will be opened to allow air circulation which improves the air quality somewhat. All PSC lessons on Sunday will take place as normal.      [Posted: 29/03/2014]

Cotswold Round 3 at Cheddar 05/04/14
We have been advised by Cheddar that there is construction work going on at the Leisure Centre at the moment so the parking could be limited but that hopefully if travelling by car it should be OK. Also, viewing is limited at this Leisure Centre so it may not be a good one to invite lots of friends and family to watch!!!! We have also been asked that due to a function taking place at the Leisure Centre before the gala if swimmers and spectators could remain in their cars until 6pm to try to avoid congestion in the Centre. Access will be permitted to the pool and viewing area at 6pm. Can we please also remind swimmers that all mobile phones and any equipment that has a camera facility remain in swimmers bags and are not used poolside. Thank you.      [Posted: 29/03/2014]

Somerset ASA Young Volunteer Award 2014 Nominations
The committee would like to congratulate Emma Sudol, Charlotte White, Louisa Emery, Zoë Harrill-Davis and Emily Piercey as they have all been nominated for the Somerset Amateur Swimming Association Young Volunteer of the year 2014. These five volunteers have been nominated this year in recognition of the quality and dedication of the work they do for us at BSC, and more importantly the benefit of their input for our swimmers. Not only do they put in the time, but they all show skills and responsibility beyond their years. We have many excellent, committed volunteers and we are unable to nominate everyone so we have tried to represent a cross-section of individuals of varying age, experience and qualifications all of whom have done that little bit extra to demonstrate their commitment to the swimming world. We value the contributions of all our volunteers (not just the young ones) so it is important to take this opportunity to thank you all!      [Posted: 28/03/2014]

BSC March Newsletter
Please follow the link to read March's newsletter. Its full of interesting facts and information for chidren and parents!      [Posted: 28/03/2014]

Training on Thursday 27th March
All teaching and training will take place tonight between 18:30 and 21:00 as normal. Poor air quality remains an issue and we continue to work with North Somerset Council to bring about repairs to the equipment.      [Posted: 27/03/2014]

TRAINING CANCELLED SATURDAY 22nd AND SUNDAY 23rd MARCH.
Training has been cancelled on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd March. There will also be no swimming lessons between 6pm and 7pm on Sunday. Please follow the link for further information.      [Posted: 21/03/2014]

Time Trials 1st April 6.30pm to 8pm
Will take place on Tuesday 1st April for all stage 5a to stage 7 swimmers and all of development squad. Please be ready to start at 6.30pm. All swimmers in these stages and development squad should try and attend as swimmers times will be used to select swimmers for future galas. If you are able to help on the night for time keeping or other duties please sign up on the notice board. Junior squad will still train on this night.      [Posted: 06/03/2014]

Nek Nominations letter
For those who haven't this notice from the City of Bristol club a copy may be viewed by clicking on the underlined title above.      [Posted: 06/03/2014]

Young swimmers showcase their talent at the Weston novice gala
We have an article in the North Somerset Times following the success of our swimmers at the recent Weston Novice Gala. Well done to all who took part especially those for which this was their first gala. Click on the underlined title to access the full article and look out for it in the paper this week.      [Posted: 06/03/2014]

Cotswold League Round 2 Victory
Backwell notched up another Cotswold League victory last night at Burnham in a very close finish to a gala that saw the lead consistently change hands all night. With the scores almost level going in to the last segment of the gala the new found desire to score every possible point made sure we came home in front. With another team lined up on poolside at the end ready to celebrate by jumping in and Backwell in the showers, the announcement of the final result was very sweet. Well done to all who delivered an unexpected win, especially Jeremy Murgatroyd who looked every inch a swimmer. Burnham 132, Backwell 141, North Dorset 115, Cwmbran 129. Click link for full results.      [Posted: 23/02/2014]

Gala Entry Fees
Just to advise all swimmers that we add an extra 50p per event to all open meet entry fees to help towards the cost of the coaches and helpers passes.      [Posted: 23/02/2014]

Cake sale
A big thank you to everyone who supported the cake sale last week either by supplying, baking or buying the cakes. You raised £104.65 towards our under water camera equipment. ..      [Posted: 17/02/2014]

A Letter from Bob to Squad Swimmers
A letter from Bob will be available to all swimmers currently in Development, Junior and Senior squads from Thursday 13th February. Please collect yours from your coach. The letter is reproduced in the Swimmers' Development section of the web site as well for reference along with some accompanying documentation. The letter is important so please take the time to read it and for younger swimmers, please share it with your parents/carers.      [Posted: 12/02/2014]

Clevedon & Chard Open Meet at Hutton Moor. June 22nd 2014
Entry details now in events information. We have set an early closing date of 27th Feb as last year the event was oversubscribed and we didn't get in. Please also note that unless at least 10 swimmers enter the event will probably not be supported by a coach. in this instance it will be down to parents of swimmers to help. Therefore, please only enter if your parents are able to assist poolside on the day if required. Thanks      [Posted: 11/02/2014]

Performance Awards
Swimmers have been achieving new personal bests at recent galas and many are qualifying for ASA performance award badges. Click on the Performance Awards page in the members area for more details and to find out how to order badges. A recent list of all the awards qualified for can also be found on the same page so, if you don't know what you have achieved, click the link and find out.      [Posted: 11/02/2014]

Excellent Four Seasons Performance
A really enjoyable Four Seasons gala at Burnham on Sea on Saturday saw Backwell finish second to a strong Henleaze side. Team selection and swimming was great, competitive spirit was brilliant and there was fantastic support behind the scenes. Congratulations and thanks to all involved. Final results to come in shortly.      [Posted: 25/01/2014]

Solid Start to Cotswold League
Congratulations to all in the squad that performed so well at Cheltenham on Saturday evening. A very solid second place was particularly pleasing given the amount of swimming up that went on. Performance of the night from the 15/Under girls medley relay team to come home over half a length ahead. Final scores: Cinderford 95, Brockworth 118, Backwell 142, Cheltenham 161. Click link for full results.      [Posted: 19/01/2014]

Fundraising Update
Easy fundraising update - £135.00 raised so far. A big thank you to Lynn A and Colin J who have raised half the amount between them. Thank you for your support, well done but please keep spending. Our target is to try and raise £3000 to buy an underwater swimming camera. If you want to see how these work go to www.swimmingcam.co.uk. Any help or ideas to try and get the swimmers this piece of equipment then please contact Antony Wood. Thank you in advance for your support. Click the title to sign up, it doesnt cost you anything!      [Posted: 11/01/2014]

NSL 3 results now available
Sorry for the delay in posting. Backwell has only just received them.      [Posted: 03/01/2014]

Fundraising
I didn't realise what a challenge fundraising would be but after watching the 800m freestyle at the Champs the other day, in comparison it’s a breeze. So why do we need to raise funds? Well it can benefit everyone involved in the club, for example new equipment, offsetting pool/travel costs and much more. To begin with please try out easyfundraising, it’s an easy way to raise money for Backwell Swimming Club. Shop with any of the 2000+ well known retailers listed on easyfundraising.org.uk and a percentage of what you spend is passed to Backwell Swimming Club at no additional cost to you. Retailers include Amazon, M&S, Vodafone, eBay, Tesco, Viking and many more. Please register to support us today www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/backwellswimmingclub or click on the title above.      [Posted: 09/12/2013]

Thank you...
A big thank you to all of the people that kindly donated raffle prizes for the Club Championships and thanks also to all the officials and parents that gave up their time to help.      [Posted: 26/11/2013]

ASA Swimming Performance Awards
During the Club Champs lots of swimmers have achieved new performance awards. If you look at the results in the members results and PB area you will see which awards you have acheived. Young swimmers love to receive badges or awards for their swimming acheivements as it encourages and motivates them. If you wish to purchase badges then please downlad a form from the Swimming Performance Awards section and place a completed order form and payment in the BSC post box at the club before Tuesday 3rd December. If you have any questions or queries then please speak to Rachel Davis (Swimming Teacher).      [Posted: 25/11/2013]

Lost goggles and a gold medal
A pair of swan googles and a gold medal were left on poolside tonight after the club champs. If you have misplaced either or both then please contact Karen Strickland.      [Posted: 24/11/2013]

National Masters
Many congratulations to Simon, Bjorn and Rich for excellent results at the National Masters in Sheffield last weekend. The latest chairman's blog contains a summary of the results.      [Posted: 30/10/2013]

New ASA Performance Awards Web Page
There is a new ASA Performance Awards web page. It includes the current list of awards achieved by Backwell swimmers aged 13 years and under. Click on the title above to view.      [Posted: 30/10/2013]

Close Four Seasons Gala
An exciting Four Seasons gala at Kingswood Leisure Centre last night resulted in a tie between Henleaze and Clevedon with Backwell coming in third place. Considering that this was largely a very young and inexperienced side it was an excellent result with some fantastic swims. The entire team should be very pleased with their effort. Final scores were: Clevedon 174, Henleaze 174, Backwell 154, Bishopsworth 148, Burnham 106      [Posted: 20/10/2013]

Close Finish in Arena League
The opening gala in this year's Arena League at Dorchester last night was an exciting affair with a much smaller team than usual putting in some excellent swims to hold off Wareham for a second place finish behind Bishopsworth. There was much to be pleased with in this performance; well done to all. Click link for detailed results. Final scores Bishopsworth 144, Backwell 135, Wareham 129, North Dorset 70,      [Posted: 13/10/2013]

Club Captain and Vice Captains
Congratulations to Zoe Harrill-Davis who has been elected as Club Captain for 2013/14, and to Emily Piercey and Louisa Emery who have been elected as vice-captains. Let's hope for a winning start at Dorchester!      [Posted: 12/10/2013]

Bristol North Open Meet
Well done to everyone who has competed at this event over the last two weekends. Results are now listed on the results page. Many thanks also to the coaches, officials and poolside helpers for all of their help.      [Posted: 04/10/2013]

Club Championships - Stage 5
Following a review by the coaches, the 25m events at the club championships on Sunday 17th November are now open to swimmers in Stage 5a providing that their coach signs their entry form. Closing date for all entries is Friday 11th October and late entries will not be accepted.      [Posted: 03/10/2013]

Masters Success
A fantastic result from the Somerset and Gloucestershire ASA Masters Championships over the weekend with Naomi retaining the individual ladies' title she won last year, Simon and Bjorn joint-winning the men's title (which makes it three in a row for Simon!) and the two of them with Suzi and Rich winning the medley relay gold. Congratulations to you all for such a fantastic result.      [Posted: 16/09/2013]

Swimming Rules Update
With the start of the competition season on 1st October comes some updates to the rules. Please make sure that you read about the changes before you swim in competition, particularly the sections on Breaststroke, Backstroke and Fly. You can omit the section on world records if you wish. The relevant document is in the Members' General Information section.      [Posted: 07/09/2013]

New Season Preparations and News
Membership forms for the 2013/14 season are out. All the membership information has been updated on the web site and there is more information on this, club captains and ASA competitive performance awards in this week's chairman's blog.      [Posted: 22/08/2013]

Prospective New Members
Backwell Swimming Club continues to swim during the summer however we are not able to process applications from new members as we do not assess prospective swimmers during the school summer holiday. We will retain all messages of interest and make contact with you towards the end of August in preparation for the new season in September.      [Posted: 22/07/2013]

Head Coach Announcement
Backwell Swimming Club is delighted to announce the appointment of Bob Lisle as Head Coach. A highly qualified and very experienced coach, Bob has delivered great success in the past and the club is looking forward to the new season and beyond under Bob's leadership. Club members can read more details in the chairman's blog.      [Posted: 21/07/2013]

AGM
This years AGM will take place at 7pm at the pool on Tuesday 10th September 2013. Please do try to come along      [Posted: 10/07/2013]

Please ignore emails from rhys59@btinternet.com
Hi this is Ann the membership secretary. I am safely at work in Bristol, not mugged in Manilla! As you will guess, our email account has been hacked so please delete any emails from Rhys asking for money! Apologies to anyone who has tried to contact me in the last few days, but that is now a defunct account.      [Posted: 08/07/2013]

Open Meet Policy
The club has devloped and Open Meet Policy which is now available in the Policies section of the website      [Posted: 15/06/2013]

More Four Seasons Success
A mixture of new swimmers and "old hands" came away from Clevedon on Saturday night with a third win in this season's Four Seasons league. Following a few problems the final result can be confirmed as: Backwell 197, Clevedon 151, Henleaze 145, Bishopsworth 107, Burnham 144. Congratulations to all swimmers for yet another excellent performance. Click link for results.      [Posted: 12/06/2013]

Magnificent Four Seasons Performance
The Four Seasons team delivered a superb performance tonight at Burnham-on-Sea to run out comfortable winners and therefore claim a second victory in this year's sequence of galas. With Clevedon absent, the final result was Bristol Henleaze 119, Bishopsworth 88, Burnham 139, Backwell 157. Congratulations to all swimmers for a superb result but particularly to those swimming in their first gala. Click link for full results and new PB's.      [Posted: 12/05/2013]

Backwell Secure Third Place in Cotswold League
In a highly entertaining Cotswold League Final at Hutton Moor, Backwell came in a very creditable third place behind much stronger Cheltenham and Cirencester squads. Swimmers can be hugely proud of their performance following a difficult year. Congratulations to Cheltenham for retaining their crown for another year. Final result: Cheltenham 328, Cirencester 313, Backwell 259, Wellington 224, Bishopsworth 199, Norton Radstock 196, MInehead 179, Burnham 172. Thanks to all the backroom team for a fantastically well-run gala.      [Posted: 05/05/2013]

Four out of Four in the Cotswold League
A fine performance in the pool at champions, Cheltenham gave Backwell their fourth victory in the Cotswold series on Saturday by a comfortable margin. This means certain qualification for the A-final at Hutton Moor on 4th May. Congratulations to all. Final result: Bristol Penguins 68, Cheltenham 150, Backwell 174, Cinderford 116.      [Posted: 21/04/2013]

Swindon Dolphins Level 3 End of Season Open Meet
20th to 21st July 2013. Open for entries see events diary for details Closing date 12 May 2013      [Posted: 12/04/2013]

Third Win in Cotswold League
An excellent performance at Lydney secured a third consecutive win in this season's Cotswold League. In what ended up being a two horse race between Backwell and Clevedon there were some really exciting finishes. Final results were Backwell 1st with 172 points, followed by Clevedon with 142, Lydney with 108 and Bristol Henleaze with 89 points. Click the link for individual and relay results. Congratulations to everyone who swam and to those who supported the team.      [Posted: 07/04/2013]

Cotswold Momentum Maintained
Our impressive start to the Cotswold League this year was maintained last night at Backwell with another impressive points haul. There were some really excellent swims and moments of praise from the coaches. The only downside to the evening was that Naomi managed to lose her wedding rings so please keep an eye out both in the pool and the changing room today. Final scores: Cheddar 98, Brockworth 118, Burnham 138, Backwell 163      [Posted: 18/03/2013]

Marvellous Cotswold Night at Clevedon
The 2013 Cotswold League finally got underway last night with a stunning performance in the pool. The girls in particular were in a class of their own, winning 23 of their 26 races! Detailed results are available in the Results and PB section via the link. Congratulations to all. Final scores (unoffical) Backwell 174, Cwmbran 143, Severnside Tritons 98, Bridgwater 93.      [Posted: 24/02/2013]

City of Bristol SC Secure New Head Coach
Please follow the link for exciting news of the appointment of Jon Randall from Exeter City Swimming Club as the new head coach at City of Bristol.      [Posted: 22/02/2013]

Close Run Four Seasons Winter Gala at Backwell
In a very close Four Seasons gala, Backwell just missed out against a strong Henleaze side. Our younger swimmers performed exceptionally strongly and the whole team can be very proud, particularly those eight swimmers for whom this was their first gala experience. The gala was suberbly organised and managed so thanks to all who helped beforehand and on the night. Final result Henleaze 199, Backwell 189, Burnham 162, Bishopsworth 107, Clevedon 101      [Posted: 26/01/2013]

Club Championship Photographs
The photographs from the club championships are now available to download from the JB Photos web site. Full details of the web address and costs are in the Members Events Information area.      [Posted: 19/12/2012]

Back to Winning Ways
In an exciting double gala at Horfield, Backwell got back to winning ways on Saturday in the final round of the Arena League. The results and new PB's are in the members area and show some fantastic swims which saw us home by 10 points from Severnside Tritons. Congratulations to all who took part. Final scores: Backwell 138, Severnside Tritons 128, Cwmbran 122, North Dorset Turbos 99      [Posted: 09/12/2012]

Spectacular Victory at Four Seasons.
In a fitting send off for Linzi, Backwell's Four Seasons swimmers put on a magnificent display at Easton Leisure Centre last night with a 32 point victory over Henleaze. Whilst not quite having the same drama as last year's one point winning margin it was every bit as satisfying and represented a fantastic team performance with some incredible individual swims. Lots of personal bests were set and three club records broken too. Linzi led the victory jump into the pool; it was either that or be thrown in! Congratulations to all swimmers and thanks to Sue, Toni, Anne and Naomi for the superb management of the team. It was the perfect gala night. Final scores: Backwell 209, Henleaze 177, Burnham 156, Bishopsworth 132, Clevedon 78      [Posted: 28/10/2012]

Masters' Congratulations
Congratulations to Naomi Main and Simon Emery who won their overall competitions in the Somerset ASA Masters Championships at Horfield Leisure Centre on Saturday. This is a fantastic achievement, particularly for Simon as this is the third year in a row that he has won this competition. There are rumours that photographs exist for this event and these will be posted as soon as they are available.      [Posted: 11/09/2012]

More Success at Regional Level
Backwell's name was in the lights again yesterday at the Regional Sprint Championships in Gloucester. The event consisted of a 50m sprint in each stroke plus a 100m IM. Katie repeated her excellent performance in Plymouth and won her overall event. Richard came an excellent 9th and Bjorn an impressive 16th. There were at least 7 PBs between the three of them. The full results can be found via the link to the ASA's web site. Congratulations to all three of you!      [Posted: 01/07/2012]

Close Finish in the Four Seasons at Clevedon
It was another very close finish again between Backwell and Henleaze in the Four Seasons gala at Clevedon on Saturday. Sadly on this occasion we missed out on first place by five points but it was a really great team performance. Final totals were Henleaze 184, Backwell 179, Burnham 154, Clevedon 124, Bishopsworth 110. The individual results are available via the link. Well done to all.      [Posted: 10/06/2012]

Cotswold Final
Well done to all swimmers for bringing home the runners up trophy in the Cotswold final at Hutton Moor. Five club records were broken during the evening! Final scores were Cheltenham 327, Backwell 296, Cirencester 242, Wellington 226, Bishopsworth 221, Cinderford 203, Norton Radstock 197 and Cwmbran 152. Click link for full results.      [Posted: 19/05/2012]

South West Regional Championships
Some fantastic news from the South West Regional Championships in Plymouth over the weekend. Congratulations to Katie for winning gold in the 50m backstroke.      [Posted: 06/05/2012]

Fundraising - Waitrose Green Tokens
Start collecting/stockpiling your Green Tokens from Waitrose! At a date to be advised Waitrose Nailsea will be supporting our club you will be able to donate your tokens there. Until we are advised of the date please feel free to hand tokens from any Waitrose branch to a Commitee Member at any time. Or just start stockpiling yourself.      [Posted: 24/04/2012]

Backwell win again!
Backwell secure another victory in Round 4 of the Cotswold League with 26 first places in the 52 events. Final scores Backwell 165, Lydney 129, Bristol Penguins 114 and Clevedon 108. Click to see full results.      [Posted: 22/04/2012]

Landmark in the Four Seasons
For the first time in the history of the Four Seasons galas, Backwell's name appears at the top of the results sheet following a truly amazing gala at Easton last night. If ever there was proof that every point counts and you should never give up then this is it. The whole club is immensely proud of each and every swimmer who took part as well as those that supported. Follow the link for individual results and PBs. Final result: Backwell 202, Henleaze 201, Burnham 151, Bishopsworth 119, Clevedon 82.      [Posted: 01/04/2012]

Backwell win again
Congratulations to all swimmers for taking top spot in Round 3 of the Cotwolds League. Final scores Backwell 142, Bishopsworth 129, Cinderford 124, Cwmbran 122      [Posted: 25/03/2012]

Outstanding performances at Weston Novice Gala
Backwell swimmers put in some amazing performances at the Weston Novice Gala at Hutton Moor. Across 44 events they managed to win 22 gold, 11 silver and 10 bronze medals. Congratulations to all swimmers but especially those competing in their very first gala. Click link for full results and updated PB sheet.      [Posted: 18/03/2012]

Amazing swims win Backwell the Cotswold League 2011 title
Well done to all swimmers. Final Results Backwell 308, Cheltenham 294, Cirencester 272, Bishopsworth 225, Wellington and Bristol North 214, Burnham 145. Click title Backwell's for results by event.      [Posted: 14/05/2011]

See our press cuttings page. YOU may be there!
See your achievements highlighted in the local press. Click title and select "ABOUT US" tab      [Posted: 10/04/2011]

Photos for use on the website
If anyone has any good photos of our swimmers which they are happy to be displayed on the website (no names will be shown) please email them to the Webmaster (link at the bottom of each website page). Pages have been built using the only photos that are to hand but it would be better to include a wider range of swimmers and events.      [Posted: 21/03/2011]


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Welcome to Backwell Swimming Club. We are based at Backwell Leisure Centre, North Somerset, about 12 km from the centre of Bristol. We provide opportunities and fun for all levels of swimmer from learners to our competition squads, competing in galas such as the Four Seasons, Cotswold and National Leagues.

Our more experienced swimmers are encouraged to enter various Open Meets throughout the year including the Somerset Development Meet in October and the Somerset County Championships held in February/March.

Our Club Championships are held annually in November giving all swimmers the opportunity to swim under competition conditions on their home ground here at Backwell.

You are welcome to come and see our facilities at any time during one of the Club training sessions. There is always a member of the Club Committee or coaching staff on site who would be pleased to answer any questions which you may have.

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