Essex Champions (again)! – For the second year in a row Basildon are confirmed as Essex Age Group Club Champions! After nine competitive sessions spread over 6 days and three weekends, BPSC finished decisively in top position of the club points table. BPSC acquired a total of 2,203 points in the championships leaving a massive gap to second-placed Colchester (1072 pts) and third-placed Romford (959 pts). No less than 66 BPSC individual swimmers reached finals (or top 8) in one or more of their events. At the end of this annual competition BPSC also had four individual Essex Age Group champions: Reece Nicholls, Samual Bryan, Liam Brennan and Ruby Wheeler who all finished top in the points tally for their respective ‘Top Boy’ and ‘Top Girl’ age groupings. In the team telay competition Basildon finished top of the Junior and Youth relay categories and were in second place in the BAGCAT section. Overall it was an excellent competition for BPSC with many PB’s and several new club records set. See Full results from the 2017 Essex Age Group championships.
The BPSC Age Group records have been updated to reflect new records set during Block A.- See the Club Records page and BPSC Club Records report for January. Special congratulations to Vejune Petraityte (new 200m Breast Long Course record), Ellie Wheeler (new 800m Free and 400m IM Long Course records) and Jack Turrell (who joined the age group record books for the first time with a new Boys 13 years LC record in the 400m Freestyle).
The club is about to run a training course for new poolside officials (Judge Level 1) and next stage for existing J1 officials (Judge Level 2). Please consider joining us for this important role. There are several copies of the ASA application form at the BPSC notice board or you can request to be sent one by contacting our officials coordinators. Please can you register as soon as possible as it can take a few weeks for applications to be processed and the first training session will be on 11th March.
The second weekend of the Annual Age Group Championships and Basildon swimmers continue their dominant performances. At the end of the weekend Basildon was sitting comfortably in first place on the Club Points Table with more than twice the points of the second and third placed clubs. See 2017 Essex Age Group Block B Results file for detail.
GB Selection – The club extends its congratulations to Matthew Oaten and Ciara Tappenden who have been selected to represent Great Britain at this years Deaflympics which will be held in Samsun, Turkey in July. This is a great achievement for our 2 swimmers who have both represented the club at and won many medals at the Deaf national Championships over the past few years and have represented GB at various International competitions. More information regarding the Deaflympics can be found HERE