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Seven Beachfield Swimming Squad
swimmers helped Medway ASA retain the Meeting International de
la Vallée de l'Aa trophy in Lumbres, St Omer, France at the
weekend (12-14 April 2013) ahead of 10 teams
from Belgium and France. In total BSS swimmers won a
fantastic 22 medals and achieved 25
PBs. Leigha Mitchell came 2nd in the overall gala points
table of the best female swimmers of the meet - just missing out on
the best swimmer trophy.
Tierney Gudgeon (14) won 3 golds, 1 silver and 2 bronzes.
BSS girls' captain Leigha Mitchell (16) won 1G, 3S &2B, Jodie Mitchell(14)
won 3S&2B, Oliver Durrant (12) won 1G,1S&1B and Stephanie King (12)
won 1G &1S. Boys' captain Josh Barber (17) and brother Luke Barber
(15) also contributed to the winning points total and scored massive PBs.
Unfortunately Ryan Pritchett (16) could not participate as he was taking
his Lifeguard Qualification at Ramsgate that
23 other swimmers representing Medway ASA came from
Maidstone SC, Larkfield SC, Gravesend SC, City of Rochester SC,
Sheerness SC and Sittingbourne SC.
Full results are posted on the Tritons of Lumbres
website www.tritonslumbrois.fr BSS Results
are here. PB sheets updated
Many thanks to the Medway officials and coaches and to those
of the Tritons Club for looking after our 7
20PBs and 8
medals at Medway 2 on 30th March 2013 for our wonderful swimmers! Wow! Results
here. PB sheets updated here. Well done to Steph with 5 PBs out of 5 races in
Norwich L1 LC Gala.
Again Matilda hits the headlines with a
33.56 LC = 32.96SC in the British Schools' Biathlon 50m Free (3rd)
followed by 2.43.47 in 200m Free at Rushmoor Royals and Hart L3 LC =
2.41.47 SC. A SE of England ASA Championship Regional Qualifying Time and a
GOLD medal! What a star!
Schools Championships. Matilda wins a GOLD medal in 50m Free. Great news
Championship 2013 Results here. Well done Leigha
who won 5 medals, Matilda 1 and Jodie 1. Good swims and PBs from Tiz and Steph as
well. Our best performance at "the Kents"
There is no swimming at Sheerness Pool (it is
closed) on Good Friday 29.3 and Easter Sunday 31.3. New session for Maroon to Black
hats on Saturday 30.3 is ON from 9am to 10am.
The Bill Furniss Swim Skills
Clinic is on 15th June at Sheerness Pool. Bill is the current GB Head Coach and
Rebecca Adlington's long serving former coach. Letters/forms wiil be handed
out this week if you wish your child to attend (or if you wish to attend - for
adult swimmers). This is a great opportunity to be taught by
one of the best coaches in the world. Fill in the forms promptly please and
return to Natalie ASAP. Any unclaimed places will be offered to swimmers at other
Kent clubs shortly, so don't miss out. Details of the cost for the
day and programme/timings are in the letter.
We are pleased to announce an extra
swimming session on Saturdays from 9am to 10am for Maroon/Bronze Hat swimmers
and above at Sheerness Pool. This begins on Saturday 30th March. This brings our
swimming to 8 hours 30 mins per week at a bargain price of £8 per
The BSS calendar (dates for your diary)
has been updated here. Don't miss our big home events such as the
Mike LeGrys Gala, the Squad Championships, the AGM, the summer
BBQ and the Squad Presentation
Our emergency telephone number is
075421 52581 should you wish to contact Jane,
our welfare officer, or report a problem with gala/training attendance, or
BSS win Sheerness Memorial Gala on 10.3.13.
Final scores: BSS 204, Sheerness 190, Sittingbourne 140, Folkestone 138 and
Sheerness B 68. Great win guys! PB Sheets updated here. 25 individual 1st places and
26 individual PBs! Results here.
Time trial results here for 19.2.2013. Sevenoaks Antwis
B Trophy Gala Results on 2nd March 2013 here. Well done
guys! Time trial
results here for
"Tadpoles" have half of the small pool 9.00am
to 10am on Sundays. For use of parents with toddlers only. Green Hat or other
swimmers must not join in please!
We are very pleased to
announce an enhanced programme of Barry Smith Workshops in the first half of 2013! All
sessions are on Sundays 8am to 10am at Sheerness
- 2 hr with gold and
- 1 hr with silver and maroon hats then 1hr
with orange hats
June 2nd - 2 hr with gold and
- 1 hr with silver and maroon hats then 1hr with orange
Bill Furniss, coach of Becky Adlington
for many years, an outstanding coach in world swimming and newly appointed GB
Head Coach, leads the BSS skills clinic at Sheerness Pool on Saturday June
15th 2013. Make sure your son/daughter is available to attend. Details to
Leigha Mitchell wins bronze in 100m
free at Kent Schools' Champs on Saturday 26th Jan. - 4th place medal in 100m
Fly as well! Tiz is 5th in 100m back. Steph 4th place medal as part of Rochester
Grammar's Medley Relay Team. Well done
Brandon Harris gets bronze in 50m back at
Medway 1 on Feb. 2nd. Girls' Relay team of Jodie, Daisy, Lilly and Tiz also win
bronze. Matilda 4th place medal in 100m breast and brother
Oliver also fourth in 100m IM. A
fantastic 21 PBs for our swimmers!!! Well done all. Results here.
. New photos:
Courses for swimmers added here. Book
New proposed BSS
calendar dates for 2013/14 are here
(to be confirmed). Other dates (such as club champs) to be added ASAP.
All Open Gala Entries are to be paid for by cheque or cash at the time
of entry. The form and money are now to be
given to Alison (not
Natalie). No late entries, after the BSS deadline given, will be
accepted. Don't forget to add on £1 to cover administration
costs. If less than 8 swimmers enter a licensed gala the cost of a
pool pass will be split amongst the entrants from now on.
swimming is back on Tuesdays 8pm. £2.50 per session - go for
Results here for Matilda and Steph at
Rushmoor Royals 12 & 13 January 2013 L3 LC. Matilda 2 more Kent times
(both PBs) and a gold and silver! Steph one gold one bronze.
Keenan 2 Silvers and 1PB , Steph 1 Bronze and Katie 2 PBs at
Canterbury Xmas Open on 29.12.12. Results here.
Barry's workshops are back in 2013 on Sundays 8am to 10am on Jan 27,
Feb 24, Mar 24 and April 28!
2012 Squad Championships results here. PBs
updated here . A great champs.
Swimmers' Swimmer of the year were Kara Atkinson (big pool) and William Fitzpatrick
(small pool). Age group and stroke winners are shown on the results link. For
Kara's "Thank You" card click here! Well done to
Fab results at Basildon LC L1 Open on 15&16.12.12 Steph secured 3
KQTs and Josh swam an excellent 100m Free. Nearest to a medal was Steph (two fourth
places) - not easy in a gala packed with County, Regional and National swimmers.
Impressive swims from Luke and Tiz as
NASLS results from round 3 on
8.12.12 are here. Well
done guys - a
gutsy 3rd place performance . 6PBs and 134 points. PB sheets to
be updated shortly.
- GNSC L3 Open on 1&2.12.12 Resultshere. Well done Tiz and
news from the Maidstone Open L3 on 25.11.12. Leigha wins 2 golds and Matilda 1
gold. 13 medals in total and 2 regional auto qualifying times for Leigha! Press
Junior League round 3 results on 17.11.12 here.
Arena League round 2 results on 10.11.12 here. Much
Development L3 on 18.11.12 results here
. Well done
Medway 50 200 L3 on 11.11.12
NASL Round 2 on 10th Nov. 2012.
Results here. Well done guys! 113
points in fifth
NEW There is a
Christmas L3 Open at Canterbury on 29.12.12. Also there is a L3 Long Course gala at Rushmoor Royals
(Aldershot Barracks 50m Pool) on 12th and 13th January.
on Upcoming Galas
Last chances to get
Well done to all of our 16 swimmers at the
Dartford L4 Open on 4.11.12 Some fabulous results! BSS Results here. All clubs results here.
Slight changes to KQT
criteria here (at
Good news - BSS membership & pool fees
are frozen for 2013. Click here for the
- Rushmoor Royals L1
on 28.10.12 results for session 5 here and session 6 here
A big thanks
from Leigha Mitchell (Girls' Captain)
“I would like to thank everybody who
sponsored me and my friends in the recent long distance swim. Altogether we
have raised £770 which is going to help massively
towards my Kenya Expedition next year, where I will be doing 1 month’s
charity work in a deprived community. I would also like to thank the
Beachfield Committee and Coaches for supporting me in holding the event. So
far I have raised
Leigha's Pig Racing Event on 28.10.12 raised a further
Bonne Chance! Sheppey goes
Good luck to the seven BSS swimmers who
have been selected to represent the Medway ASA
in their respective age groups at the Annual Gala of
St Omer in France in April 2013. They will join swimmers from Maidstone, Black
Lion, Gravesend, Larkfield, City of Rochester, Sheerness and Sittingbourne in
representing the Medway region. Well done to BSS captains Leigha Mitchell
and Josh Barber, and also to Ryan Pritchett,
Luke Barber, Tierney Gudgeon, Jodie Mitchell, Oliver Durrant and Stephanie King on
gaining selection. Have a great time and
The new Squad System starts on Tuesday 23rd
October 2012.Please be
patient - we have tried to allocate each swimmer to the most appropriate squad but
recognise that there may be changes required over the next few
Well done to Matilda
Durrant for coming 3rd in the Kent Schools' Yr 5 Biathlon on 21.10.12 -
a superb 34.31 in the swim (PB). Also to Aiden Sharp a fabulous 3rd in the Yr
9 event and Kara Atkinson a pleasing 13th in the Yr 5
Beachfield win Emma Starling Gala on
6.10.12 by a big margin. Well done all. For results click
. For Press Release click here
. PBs updated here
. Small Pool time trials on 7.10.12 results
Stop Press - 6 medals
and 5 Kent Qualifying Times won at Whiteoak L3 Open on 7.10.12.
We are proud to announce that Beachfield Swimming Squad has been
accredited with Swim21 status on September 28th 2012. This award
recognises that our club is well planned and resourced and will care
for your children and their swimming development at a high
level. Many thanks to Shara Mitchell and her team for all their hard work in
achieving this prestigious award. We will not rest on our laurels but intend to
take the club forward further. Below are the logos we are now entitled to
display on this website and all official notices and
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