Welcome to the competition page for the club. Here you will find the latest and most up-to-date information for future dates for competitions and club galas.
Download the 2018-2019 calendar below
Long Distance Club Champs – note this is being held on 2 separate days
Friday 31st May – LONG DISTANCE 400m and 1500m Freestyle
This is not an ASA registered meet but part of our club championships and is open to all swimmers. Medals are given to the top three boys and girls in each age group, these are awarded during our annual presentation evening. The event is being held on Friday 31st May and the closing date for entries is the 17th May 2019.
Download form here – 400 and 1500m entry form
Sunday 16th June – LONG DISTANCE 400IM & 800m Freestyle
This is not an ASA registered meet but part of our club championships and is open to all swimmers. Medals are given to the top three boys and girls in each age group, these are awarded during our annual presentation evening. The event is being held on Sunday 16th June and the closing date for entries is Friday 31st May 2019.
Download form here – 400im and 800 free
Time Trials – 8th June 2019
We are holding our annual Time Trials event on the 8th of June 2019. This is a fantastic opportunity for swimmers to obtain official ASA registered times which they can use to enter future competitions. This event is aimed at pre-squad, junior and link squad swimmers. Squad swimmers can enter, but please be aware there are upper qualifying times, so please check before entering. This meet is held at our home pool and with an entry fee of just £8 for all five events is a very reasonably priced introduction to competitive swimming. It is also a chance for those attending the Clevedon and Chard meet later in the month to experience the atmosphere associated with taking part in a competition.
Forms to be in by 24th May – Download entry forms here Time Trials entry form
If you have any questions then please speak to Gin, Ricky or Ange or email at email@example.com and we will do our best to answer any questions.
Cotswold and Arena League
The Cotswold and Arena Leagues are the most important gala competitions of the year for club. It’s an honour to be chosen to represent the club so we hope you can keep these dates free in case you are picked. Teams will be picked in accordance with the clubs selection policy.
Round 1 January 12th 2019
Round 2 February 16th 2019
Round 3 March 16th 2019
Round 4 March 30th 2019
Finals April 27th 2018 – As per the league rules only swimmers that have swum in a preceding round are allowed to swim in the finals.
OPEN MEET INFORMATION
CITY OF BRISTOL LONG COURSE OPEN MEET – Hengrove Leisure Park, The Boulevard Hengrove Park – 13TH / 14TH July 2019
As entries are accepted on a first come first serve basis we want to get our club entries in asap. The meet is being held at the City of Bristol on the 13th and 14th of July and is a long course meet. All entries need to be returned by Friday the 17th of May, together with full payment. If you have any questions then please feel free to speak with Ricky, Ange, Gin or myself. You can return your entries to the front desk on a Friday, pass them to Gin during training or email them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Entry Times are below
CLEVEDON & CHARD OPEN MEET – HUTTON MOOR, WESTON SUPER MARE
29th June and 30th June 2019 – Clevedon and Chard Entry Form
Closing date for entries Monday 29th April
FAST FIVE MEET
Gloucester: Sunday 7th July 2019
Only open to swimmers who have entered in Swim England SW Region Winter or Summer Championship since November 1 2018. Swimmers will enter and swim all events and results and awards will be decided on FINA points gained in all 5 events by the top 3 in each age group.
ENTRIES TO BE RETURNED BY FRIDAY 12TH APRIL 2019 entries can be emailed to me at email@example.com
CITY OF WELLS LONG COURSE OPEN MEET
6th and 7th April 2019. Another really popular meet so the closing date is Friday the 21st of December. entry form here.
You can print and return the completed form, email the completed form to somersetstones@btinternet,com and there will be a limited supply available from the front desk on a Friday. All junior squad and squad swimmers are encouraged to enter. Any questions please ask or if your unsure which events to enter Ricky Hayes will be more than happy to help.
GLOUCESTER COMBINED LEVEL 2 & 3 SPRING OPEN MEET
Friday 12th April – Sunday 14th April 2019.
This is a popular meet so please note the closing date is Friday the 1st of FEBRUARY. You can download the entry form here. Please print or email your completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org, there will also be a limited supply available from the front desk on a Friday evening.
All Junior and squad swimmers are encouraged to enter, If you have any questions please feel free to ask. If you would like to enter but would like some advice then please speak to Ricky Hayes who will be more than happy to help.
Club Championships 2019
Time Trials 2019
Time Trials 2018
Club Championships – Sat 28th and Sun 29th October 2018
LONG DISTANCE CLUB CHAMPS RESULTS
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…. and the feeling is mutual.
Somerset ASA President Colin Christmas writes: “One of the highlights of the year for clubs all over the County and the country of course, are the Club Championships. Usually this is the opportunity for many young swimmers to experience competition for the first time and for others, not yet in the club team, to swim under the club’s colours. It’s ideal in that respect – on home turf and in front of a friendly, supportive crowd of parents, coaches and peers.
“In other ways Championships provide a snapshot and showcase for what clubs do. Novices and first timers race on the same programme as some of their role models, swimmers whose names they know but who they never actually meet because they train on other nights or who arrive just as they are leaving poolside, like some future, bigger version of themselves. Volunteer parents and coaches are everywhere, ‘recruited’ one way or another to cover the dozen and more jobs necessary to make an event run safely and successfully.
“And that’s why I was happy to accept the invitation from Bridgwater Amateur Swimming Club to attend the first night of their Club Championships on Saturday 27 October 2018.
“I suggested when I replied that I’d prefer to make myself useful, if I could, which is how I ended up announcing for the evening. It turned out that it meant being down on poolside where it was all happening and being reminded time and time again of the commitment and expertise all those volunteers bring with them.
“I was nearest to the youngest swimmers and it was impossible to ignore their excitement and enthusiasm. And the thought that they represent the future of the club – the next generation.
“It seems like the right cue then, not just to recognise the contribution and the work put in by scores of committees to organise club events like this throughout the year, but to say thank you to Chair, Gin Towells, Judges Frances Barr and Don Symes and the rest of Bridgwater’s Committee and helpers for inviting me to a very enjoyable evening and making me feel so welcome. Good job! I hope Sunday went just as well.”