Competitions & Results

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 2019 – 2020 calendar below

competition calendar 2019-2020

Club Championships

Each year we hold club championships. The long distance events have already been held for 2019 (results below), information for the short distance championships will be posted here once announced.

The next short distance Club Championships will be held on Fri 29th Nov 2019 and Sun 1st Dec 2019.

The club championships are not an ASA registered meet but are 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 next BASC presentation evening will be held on Sat 14th March 2020.

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 dates published here free in case you are picked. Teams will be picked in accordance with the clubs selection policy.

Arena League 2019

12th Oct, 9th Nov & 14th Dec

Cotswold League 2020

11th Jan (Weston-Super-Mare), 15th Feb (Wellington), 7th Mar (HOME), 28th Mar (Norton Radstock) and 25th Apr (FINAL – Venue TBA)

OPEN MEET INFORMATION

2019 November 16th & 17th PLYMOUTH LEANDER WINTER NATIONAL QUALIFIER LEVEL 2&3 SHORT COURSE OPEN – Plymouth Life Centre

The meet pack is available below and entries from BASC swimmers must be made by Friday 4th Oct 2019. Please note there are minimum qualifying times for this meet for level 2 but not level 3.

20191116-17 Plymouth

2019 November 30th SOMERSET COUNTY LONG & MIDDLE DISTANCE DEVELOPMENT MEET – Millfield, Street

The meet pack is available below and entries from BASC swimmers must be made by Friday 6th Sept 2019. Please note there are upper qualifying times for this meet so please check you only enter those events that your current times are no faster than.

20191130 Somerset Long & Middle Distance Development Meet

2019 November 23rd & 24th BRISTOL HENLEAZE AUTUMN LEVEL 3 OPEN MEET – Hutton Moor Leisure Centre, Weston Super Mare

The meet pack is available below and entries from BASC swimmers must be made by Friday 6th Sept 2019. Please note there are upper qualifying times for this meet so please check you only enter those events that your current times are no faster than.

20191123-24 Henleaze Level 3 Open

2019 October 19th & 20th GLOUCESTER AUTUMN LEVEL 2 & 3 OPEN MEET – GL1, Gloucester Leisure Centre, Bruton Way, Gloucester GL1 1DT

Entries are now closed for this Meet.

2019 October 18 GLOUCESTER LONG DISTANCE LEVEL 3 OPEN MEET – GL1, Gloucester Leisure Centre, Bruton Way, Gloucester GL1 1DT

Entries are now closed for this Meet.

2019 October 5th & 6th SOMERSET ASA COUNTY DEVELOPMENT MEET – MILLFIELD

Entries are now closed for this Meet.

2019 July 13th & 14th CITY OF BRISTOL LONG COURSE OPEN MEET – Hengrove Leisure Park, The Boulevard Hengrove Park

What a great weekend of new personal best times and medals from our swimmers. Brilliant experience of long course competition swimming, well done to our attending team. The full results have been published on the ‘Meet Mobile‘ app.

2019 July 7th FAST FIVE MEET @ GL1, GLOUCESTER

Congratulations to the two swimmers who represented the club so brilliantly at this meet.

2019 June 29th & 30th CLEVEDON & CHARD OPEN MEET – HUTTON MOOR, WESTON SUPER MARE

A huge well done to all Bridgwater swimmers who collectively won the most points to win the top club award at this meet. This is a massive achievement! Possibly the first time in the clubs history to be top club at an open meet. Here are our club captains Hannah and Alex showing off our trophy.

RESULTS

Club Championships 2019

2019 May 31st – 400 & 1500 freestyle results

2019 June 16th – 400 IM & 800 freestyle results

Time Trials 2019

2019 June 8th – Time Trial Results

Time Trials 2018

Time Trial results 16th June 18

Club Championships – Sat 28th and Sun 29th October 2018

Club Champ final results

LONG DISTANCE CLUB CHAMPS RESULTS 

Long Distance IM, 800 and 1500 results

Long Distance 400m results

Early Christmas Presence Appreciated in

Bridgwater

…. 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.

Bridgwater ASC Club Championships 2018

“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.”