Brilliant swimming from our 2 teams who swam in the Minehead Swimathon at Butlins on Thurs 12th March.
The teams were Bridgwater Barracudas & the Bridgwater Beasts, who just got beaten by the Minehead Lifeguards team by 2 lengths – but got 3 more than last year 👏👏.
Beasts – Matthew, Charlie, Darcy, Mabel, Oscar 156 lengths
Barracudas- Ben, Fern, Jazz, Orlana, Max, Theoni- 195 lengths
All swam in relay for 55 minutes 🏊♀️🏊♂️🏊♀️🏊♂️
Our Barracudas team has been awarded the Somerset County Gazette Cup as runners up to the Minehead Lifeguards team and also the Chanin & Thomas trophy for best swimming club team. Congratulations, great team effort.
2022 Jan 16th, 22nd, 23rd, 29th, 30th plus Feb 5th & 6th. Somerset ASA County Championships at Millfield
2021 Dec 18th & 19th City of Bristol Christmas Cracker Level 3 Short Course Open meet at Hengrove
We had 16 swimmers from BASC attend this meet at Hengrove. This meet was the very last chance to get or improve upon County qualifying times and our swimmers certainly did an amazing job. Our club finished in 8th spot out of 21 clubs at the meet. A full results file is below and everything is also on Meet Mobile. Massive thanks to our coaches over the 2 days, Hannah & Ricky, also team managers Claire, James, Martin & Heidi (who stepped in at 6am on the Sunday morning with no notice). We also had great support from club officials, Mike, Tia, Heidi (Sat) and Allen. On the Sunday there was a problem with Hengrove’s water supply, which at one point looked like it may cancel the whole of the second day. Thankfully is was resolved and the meet started an hour later than planned.
2021 Dec 3 / 4 / 5 Bridgwater Amateur Swimming Club Short Distance Club Championships at 1610 Trinity Sports & Leisure
What an incredible weekend of races just for our club. This annual event is a true celebration of our swimmers and covers all events from 50m up to 200m. The full results are on our dedicated Club Championships webpage which can be found from the link below.
2021 Nov 27th & 28th Bristol Henleaze Sprint Meet Level 3 at Hutton Moor, Weston Super-Mare
23 BASC swimmers attended this exciting meet for 100m and 50m races in all strokes. The top 8 in each age category then raced in a final, with the top 3 then being awarded medals. Our swimmers did amazingly, countless pb’s, medals, finals etc. The full results are on Meet Mobile, the meet was also live-streamed on Facebook by Bristol Henleaze as sadly it was a ‘no spectator’ event.
BASC finished in a very respectable 5th place amongst all the clubs present based upon points. It was also wonderful to have some ‘first time’ competitors from our club take part in their first ever open meet, they did so well. Many thanks go to our coaches, Ange on Saturday and Ricky on Sunday plus our team managers, Alana, Liz Claire & Martin. We also undertook some ‘live’ team manager training with Heidi, Gemma, Charlene, James and Andy, well done all, you did great and will hopefully soon be able to team manage for the club.
2021 Nov 20th & 21st Plymouth Leander Level 2 Short Course Winter National Qualifier at the Plymouth Life Centre
Twelve BASC swimmers travelled to Plymouth for this Level 2 meet and for the first time, spectators were also allowed. Our thanks go to our coaches (Ange – Saturday, Ricky – Sunday) plus also Donna Chillingworth our Team Manager for the weekend.
Our swimmers swam in 87 events and produced an amazing 68 personal best times, numerous county times plus several regional consideration or actual regional qualifying times. There were also 6 bronze medals, 1 silver medal and 6 gold medals for our swimmers. A wonderful team spirit and incredible swimming performances from BASC. The full results are on Meet mobile but can also be viewed from the link below.
2021 Nov 20th Four Seasons Gala Round 1 at 1610 Trinity Sports & Leisure
The club finally returned to the four seasons galas series with a bang and finished 2nd on the day. This gala is especially for our younger swimmers to gain experience of competing and also be part of the wider club team. The organiser, Jenny, posted the following on Facebook following the gala.
2021 Oct 30th & 31st Somerset ASA County Development Meet Level 3 at Hutton Moor
We had 21 swimmers compete at this meet and out of 21 participating clubs, we finished in 6th place. Our swimmers delivered some wonderful personal best times, county qualifying/regional consideration times. There were lots of medals won too, by our swimmers.
It was particularly great that we had a number of first time competitors take part in this meet, what a brilliant start to swimming meets. Well done everyone, the full results are in the file below.
2021 Oct 15th – 17th Team Bath and Millfield TYR Super Series Level 2 at Millfield
This meet was a true return to competition, held in a packed Millfield with swimmers and teams spanning the south of England and Wales. BASC had a team of 11 swimmers spanning all 3 days. The Friday night was purely the 800m & 1500m events and 4 of our swimmers took part. The Saturday and Sunday featured all other events and ran from 8 in the morning until a similar time each night. All of our swimmers did an amazing job in what was a very high standard and tiring weekend, well done BASC.
Special thanks go to our attending coaches, Ricky (Fri & Sat), Ange (Sun) plus Alana Head (Team Manager) & Martin Kane (Team Manager). Sadly spectators weren’t allowed at this meet, the full results however are on the Meet Mobile App.
A PDF is below giving all the results for every event at the meet.
2021 July 24th & 25th Festival of Swimming at Millfield
What an incredible weekend, our swimmers did amazingly. Huge thanks to coaches Ricky & Ange plus Martin Kemp (J1 Judge), Lisa Wright (J1 Judge) & Martin Kane (Team Manager). The full results are in the document below and BASC’s are summarised on page 1.
2021 July 2nd & 9th – LEVEL X
With the Festival of Swimming approaching, we invited our swimmers who were very close to qualifying or who wanted better qualifying times, to do more Level X events. From the Level X events we ran in June 2021 we had 6 swimmers qualifying with a combined 29 events. Following the July Level X events we increased this to 9 swimmers qualifying in 42 events.
2021 June 11th, 12th, 18th & 19th – LEVEL X
In June 2021 the club was able to return to racing in a format that allow for COVID safe competing, Level X. These are time trial events and gave all category 2 club members a chance to gain ranked times. We swam 16 events over 12 sessions (4 Pre-Squad, 4 Juniors and 4 sessions for Squad and Performance). The full results gained are in the link below.
All these events were just for BASC and took place at our home pool at 1610 Trinity Sports & Leisure. We can’t thank enough all of the volunteers and coaches that made this happen.
2020 Cotswold League
Congratulations to everyone involved in the 2020 Cotswold League. The league has now been concluded for 2020 using the final positions after round 3. BASC were a terrific 5th place in the league after round 3. Well done one and all.
2020 Jan & Feb – Somerset County Championships
BASC had an excellent performance at the County Championships, we finished in 8th place as a club and gained 5 new County Champion titles. There were some amazing individual swims, pb’s, medals and particularly well done to those swimmers competing at this level for the first time. The full results have been published on meet mobile app. We also had lots of volunteers from our club help in every aspect of the meet, very well done one and all.
Somerset ASA published short write up’s about each day of the 2020 Championships. You can read them by clicking the following links.
2020 Jan 18th – Four Seasons Gala – Weston
Bridgwater had a 19 strong team compete at the gala held at Hutton Moor led by Jenny, one of our wonderful coaches. Here is a message from Jenny following the gala.
I Just wanted to congratulate all 19 swimmers who swam at the 4 seasons gala tonight, you all swam incredibly well. Please be very proud of yourselves.
Also a big thank you goes out to Jackie, kelly short, scott wilkins, jazz forsey, Jess and Gin who helped us by being team managers and officals.
2019 Arena League
We have now competed in all 3 rounds of this years Arena League Competition 12th Oct (Bodmin), 9th Nov (Plymouth) & 14th Dec (Plymouth). Ricky has shared the following to our Facebook page now the final league position is known.
2019 December 7th – 8th WEST DORSET DECEMBER OPEN MEET – LEVEL 3 – Dorchester Sports Centre, Coburg Rd, Dorchester
Seven BASC swimmers travelled to Dorchester for this meet and were kindly supported by Ricky and Ange. Between our swimmers they gained 1 gold, 4 silver and 8 bronze medals as a result of swimming some great new personal best times. We also had some new County Championship qualifying times. Once again the brilliant BASC team spirit came through, well done to everyone involved. The full results are on the Meet Mobile app.
2019 November 30th SOMERSET COUNTY LONG & MIDDLE DISTANCE DEVELOPMENT MEET – Millfield, Street
A total of 7 BASC swimmers took part in this morning only meet which was purely 400m IM & Freestyle, 1500m & 800m Freestyle. We had some great personal best and county times. Many thanks go to Ricky (Head Coach) and Kelly (Team Manager) for being a great support to our team. The full results are on the Meet Mobile app.
2019 November 23rd & 24th BRISTOL HENLEAZE AUTUMN LEVEL 3 OPEN MEET – Hutton Moor Leisure Centre, Weston Super Mare
A total of 21 BASC swimmers attended this meet and it was also lovely to see some of our younger swimmers take part. Everyone did a fantastic job, a great team spirit, loads of cheering and our swimmers gained some personal best times, county times and regional consideration times. There were medals, lots of medals and BASC finished as the second top visiting club based on points earned. A big thank you to Ange & Jackie, our coaches for the weekend, plus Kelly, Scott & Claire who did an amazing job as team managers and James who kindly acted as an official. The full results are on the Meet Mobile app. Well done to everyone involved.
2019 November 16th & 17th PLYMOUTH LEANDER WINTER NATIONAL QUALIFIER LEVEL 2&3 SHORT COURSE OPEN – Plymouth Life Centre
A huge well done to our attending team and to Ricky (Head Coach) and Alana (Team Manager) and of course the cheering parents! This was a challenging meet in a fabulous location, there were combined age groups and late finishes but BASC demonstrated a terrific resilience and desire to succeed. We had personal best swims, medals at level 2 & 3 and we won the top male and top female athlete awards spanning all age groups in the whole competition. The full results are on the Meet Mobile app. Well done to everyone involved.
2019 November 1st – 3rd SOUTH WEST REGION SHORT COURSE WINTER CHAMPIONSHIPS – Millfield Aquatics Centre
The results are available on Sports Systems, please click on the top link below.. The second link is to the original meet pack. BASC had no attending entries for this meet in 2019.
2019 October 19th & 20th GLOUCESTER AUTUMN LEVEL 2 & 3 OPEN MEET – GL1, Gloucester Leisure Centre, Bruton Way, Gloucester GL1 1DT
The full results for this meet have been published on the ‘Meet Mobile‘ app. Everyone swam brilliantly with countless new personal best times, lots of medals, speeding tickets, county qualifying times and two swimmers also gained regional qualifying times at this meet. A huge thank you to Ricky and Ange who were present throughout the meet and to parents who helped as judges, team managers etc. There was a great team spirit and atmosphere both from the swimmers and the cheering parents! Well done one and all, a great meet.
2019 October 18th GLOUCESTER LONG DISTANCE LEVEL 3 OPEN MEET – GL1, GloucesterLeisure Centre, Bruton Way, Gloucester GL1 1DT
This was an evening meet starting around 5.30pm and ending just before 9pm. BASC had one swimmer take part in the 1500m Freestyle plus 4 swimmers in the 800m Freestyle. All swam brilliantly and between them gained some excellent new personal best times, medals, county times and a speeding ticket. Ricky attended on the night and there was a great team atmosphere both with the swimmers and their biggest fans! The full results for this meet have been published on the ‘Meet Mobile‘ app.
2019 October 5th & 6th SOMERSET ASA COUNTY DEVELOPMENT MEET – MILLFIELD
Personal best times, medals, county times and great swimming, we are all very proud of every member of BASC who competed and did our lovely club proud. Brilliant to see some first time competitors from our club experiencing a meet and being part of the success over the weekend. The full results have been published on the ‘Meet Mobile‘ app.
2019 July 29th – Aug 3rd WELSH NATIONAL SUMMER MEET – WELSH NATIONAL POOL, SWANSEA
One swimmer represented the club at this meet gaining some personal best times and was a reserve finalist in one event. The full results have been published on the ‘Meet Mobile‘ app.
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.
BASC CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS
Club Championships 2021
On 2nd & 6th Aug 2021 we swam the 400m Freestyle, 800m Freestyle, 1500m Freestyle, 400m I.M. & 25m (all 4 strokes).
Club Championships 2020
All Club Championship events were cancelled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic
Club Championships 2019
Time Trials 2019
Time Trials 2018