Website last updated 9.3.14
More great performances on the last weekend of
the Kents on March 8th and 9th. 8 more PBs and a RQT (Heidi 200 Br). Details to
follow. PBs updated here.
6 medals and 1 regional time earned at the Kent
Champs galas 6-9 on March 1st and 2nd. Matilda grabbed a fantastic silver medal in the
11yo 50m free in a time of 30.84! Results here. Great times achieved at the Kents so far (and 4 regional QTs).
Good luck in the remaining weekends! Results here.
BSS are certainly hob-nobbing with the elite.
First it was GB Head Coach Bill Furniss then rubbish dancer Mark Foster (sorry
Mark). Now it's Olympic Gold medallists Rebecca
Adlington and Duncan Goodhew. Pictures below are from the training session for
coaches at K2 Crawley recently with Shara Mitchell, one of our top L2
Well done to Charlie, Grace, Lily and Matilda at
Orpington Ojays' Junior Sprints on 9.2.14. 4 medals and 7 PBs! Results
PBs updated here.
More fabulous results this time from Medway
Championships Gala 1 held on 1.2.14. Five finallists, 3 medals (Heidi, Matilda and
Oliver) and a fantastic 15 PBs! Results here. Well done to our first time swimmers in
Well done to our swimmers at the Kent Secondary
Schools' Champs. Jodie won a 4th place medal in the yr 10/11 100m Fly and
Luke won a 6th place medal in the
Boys' Yr 10/11 100m Fly! Tiz and Aiden won a relay
medal each representing Highsted GS and Steph won
2 relay medals representing Rochester GS. Luke also achieved PBs in the 100m Free and
the 100m Fly! Cameron Kemp also swam very well for Fulston
Manor. Results here.
Pictured above are our 10 Kent Championship 2014
qualified swimmers. From l to r: Tierney ("Tiz") Gudgeon, Luke Barber, Steph King, Josh
Barber, Leigha Mitchell, Oliver Durrant, Jodie
Mitchell, Brandon Harris, Matilda Durrant and Heidi Vander Schyff. Hard work will
bring success. Make sure you feature in a similar photo next year (if
you're old enough!).
With them is our Senior Swimming Consultant Mr
Barry Smith. A big thanks to "Baz" and our fabulous coaching team led by Head
Coach Mark Durrant.
Now for some PBs, SE Regional Times and
medals at the Kents! Happy Days for our small but wonderful family
Well done all swimmers at the Kent Secondary
Schools' Gala and Icebreaker L3 11&12.1.14. Loads of PBs, KQTs and 1 Reg. time
(Brandon in 200m Breast). 2 golds for Leigha at
PBs updated here.
Well done Tiz, Matilda and Steph at Bexley
L3 SC Gala on 4&5.1.14 - medals and/or ribbons (for 4th - 6th place) won by all....
and a big KQT from Matilda (2.32.47) in 200Free! Not bad for a girl who is
only just 11. Results here. Photos here:
December 2013. Great news - we have gained the
Amateur Swimming Association's (new) Swim21 Essential accreditation. This is a
quality mark and a guarantee of high standards in teaching your children to swim,
looking after them (safeguarding), and the governance of the club . We were one of the
first clubs IN THE COUNTRY to gain this award. Well done to all
New year shopping sales! If buying online don't
forget to do it via the banners above (EasyFundraising and Proswimwear). It is really
easy to do/self-explanatory and costs you nothing. Please help raise money for
Beachfield Swimming Squad!
Congratulations to BSS Girls' Captain Leigha
Mitchell who has won Medway ASA's "Most Meritorious Ladies Award" for her outstanding
swimming in the 2013 Medway Gala Series. Along with Leigha, Tiz Gudgeon and Jodie
Mitchell have helped BSS to win the overall 2013 Ladies' Trophy (the Coronation Cup)
for the most points scored in the Open Women's Events in the six galas. A fantastic
Photostream here: www.flickr.com/photos/swimphotosBSS
Well done to our 7 swimmers at Canterbury
Xmas Gala L3 SC on 29.12.13. FIVE 1st places, 3 second places and two
third places were achieved plus 3 PBs (it was very cold!). Pride of place goes to
Brandon who scored 2 KQTs and achieved 3 PBs. Results are here. Golds for Brandon, Luke and Josh. Silvers for
Steph (x2) and Brandon. Bronzes for Keenan and Brandon. Tiz also achieved 2 first
places (too quick entry times for medals) and a KQT in 50Ba. Good swims from
Matilda as well.
Basildon LC L1 Results are here. Well done all. PB sheets updated here.
Leeds Castle Aquathlon on Friday 27th June.
Details from eventdesq.imgstg.com or www.leeds-castle.com (go to "what's
Xmas period licensed gala acceptances are
here. Good luck all - get those PBs, KQTs and regional
times. A bit of bling would be nice too!
Well done in the National Arena League round
3 on 14.12.13. We came second - 1 point behind the winners. Scores: Larkfield 165,
BSS 164, Petts Wood 155, Shepway B 130 & Tonbridge 107. Great
performances from all, particularly debutants Grace, Cameron C, Lily and Jake.
Results here. PB sheets updated here. 15 first places, 12 second places and 8 third places were
achieved - wow!
Last swimming at Sheerness is on 22.12.13. Last
swimming at Eastchurch is on 23.12.13. Swimming begins again on
An important notice about fees for 2014 is
What a great squad champs on 16.11.13! Well done
to all swimmers, organisers, coaches and spectators. Results here. PB sheets
A fun Presentation Evening was
held on 30.11.13. See the links below for photos. Many thanks to all organisers
Well done to our 6 swimmers at GNSC Open on 31.11
and 1.12 - some excellent results. Results here. PB sheets updated here.
Well done to all swimmers at the Medway 50/200
Gala L4 on 17.11. Some great performances, most notably from Oliver Durrant who
achieved his first two KQTs. Well done Oli! Results here. PB sheets updated here.
Well done to Leigha Mitchell and Josh Barber for
winning the Barry Smith 200IM Trophy. Results here. PB sheets updated here.
Great results for our swimmers at the Kent
Development Gala L3 on 10.11.13. Brandon with a 1st, 2nd 4th and 5th. Heidi with a 2nd
3rd and 4th. Cameron K with a 5th. Fab swims from Abbie, Kara, Tierney S and Polly
as well. 3 KQTs from Brandon and 3 also from Heidi. Results here. PB sheets updated here.
Provisional Results from NASL fixture at Hastings
on 9.11.13 are: Maidstone 241, White Oak 198, Hastings B 170, Beachfield 161, GNSC 150
and Tonbridge 105. A well deserved 4th place! 4 first places: Leigha x2, Steph and
Brandon. 13 second places as well. Great stuff guys! Full results here. PB sheets updated here.
Raffle prizes for Club Champs. on 16th Nov. are
urgently required. Please buy BSS a bottle of wine (or similar) and give it to
Natalie. It would be most appreciated!
Please click on the
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Well done to Matilda (2 golds), Steph
(1 gold, 3 silvers) , Jodie (1 gold & KQT) and Leigha (4th in her race )
at Beckenham Rising Stars L3 gala on 20th Oct. Jodie was the fastest 50m fly
swimmer at the meet of all ages (32.95)! Results here.
All City of Norwich "Big Bang" L1 LC on 2/3 Nov. entries have been
Well done at NASL fixture on Saturday
12th October. We finished in 5th place with 140 points. Leigha won all 3 of her
individual races. 14 PBs achieved as well - 13 of them for the boys!!!
Results here. PBs
Great results at Crowborough Aquathlon by William Fitzpatrick on
13.10.13 (6th out of 24 boys - even though he was 1 to 2 years younger
than all of the other competitors!) and at SE Schools' Biathlon on 12.10.13 by
Matilda, Oliver, Kara and Tierney S. (6th in her age group!)
Big thanks to Cameron Kemp who raised
over £100 for BSS at the Hever Triathlon on 28.9.13. He came out of the water 6th
out of 69 in his age group - well done!
Medway 5 L4 results are here. Well done all - particularly
Leigha who won the 2 Open Events. PB sheets updated here (and there were 21 of them!) -
Brandon got his first Kent times! Photos here:
Well done Heidi, Steph & Tiz at Orpington
Season Starter Gala L3 SC on 29.9.13. 4 Medals won, PBs and Kent qualification times earned. Results
Great results at Medway 4 L4 on 21.9.13 and
Erith Supersprints L3 on 22.9.13. Loads of PBs, medals and Kent Qualification
Times. Click here for results.
PB sheets updated here.
Quick Links to our most popular
2014 Kent qualification times are here
Well done to our Learn to Swim swimmers in our inaugural
LTS Gala on 7.9.13 Final scores: 1st Faversham 316 2nd BSS 268 3rd GNSC 256.
Results sheets here. PB
sheets updated here. Big
thanks to our 16 Senior Swimmers who helped out. We couldn't have done it
without you! It was a fun gala and introduced our little ones to the
See "MeetMobile" App for our Accepted Entries
for the Erith Super Sprints on 22.9.13. Also see here for our accepted
entries for the Orpington Season Starter Open L3 SC on
Great news: Medways 4, 5 and 6 have
been licensed at L4. Times achieved at these 3 galas will be eligible for the ASA
rankings and Kent Qualification Times!
A new Triathlon Club has opened based
at Medway Park. Its launch day is 28.9.13 when it will be holding various events.
interested. It is called "MedwayTri".
A new pool session for maroon hats and
above will start on Mondays at Eastchurch 7.30pm to 9.00pm from September 23rd.
Details to follow! This means we have 7 day a week swimming for our more
Well done to
BSS Girls' Captain Leigha Mitchell
who has been accepted on to the Government's Advanced Apprenticeship Scheme in
Sporting Excellence. This is a real
honour for Leigha (and, for that matter, the club!) and a great
opportunity. Brilliant news and well
deserved! Click below for details:
A big "thank you" to
MediChem International Ltd for
their generous sponsorship of our new kit!
Well done to William F and Freddie D who won
medals at the Ocean Lake Triathlon Junior Race on 28.7.13. William came 1st
Time Trials Results from 21.07.13 here. PB
Sheets updated here.
21 BSS Swimmers have been entered for Erith
Super Sprints Gala on 22.9.13. Entries are, and results will be, on the meet mobile
app. Type in "Erith".
Well done to Keenan and Steph at Thanet
Separated Medley at Margate on 14.7.13. Both reached the final in their respective
age groups and both finished 5th. 3 PBs for
Time Trials Results on 12.7.13
. All bar 9 swims were PBs - absolutely
phenomenal!!PB Sheets updated
"Pocket Rocket" Matilda Durrant (aged 10)
wins 3 Golds at Herne Bay L3 on 6.7.13! Plus 2 KQTs. Steph 1 bronze , one 4th
and one 5th place medal. Oliver one 5th place medal and Keenan one
6th place medal. Full results here. PB sheets updated
here. Great swims from Abbie
as well. Super starts and turns from our guys! - Thank you Mr
Furniss! All clubs
results hereAll clubs Session1HBAll clubs Session2
Well done to all those who took part in the
recent Sevenoaks Aquathlon: Gold for William Fitzpatrick, Silver for Tierney Sharp
and Bronze for Jodie Mitchell in their respective age
groups. A new record time for
William in his race!!
Well done to Kara Atkinson at the
Beckenham Summer Development L3 on 7.7.13 who knocked 20 secs off her 200m Free PB
Leigha pictured with Mrs LeGrys and
BSS win the Simon Watson Memorial Gala on
22.6.13: BSS 192, Black Lion 146, Sittingbourne 132,
Sheerness 130 and Folkestone 118. This was a really impressive and powerful performance - well
done! Results here. PB sheets updated
A big thanks to GB Head Coach Bill Furniss,
Olympic swimmer James Kirton and the SwimSkills team, who gave a fabulous clinic to
our youngsters at our pool on June 15th. Swimmers and coaches learnt so
much... now to put it into practice!! Also thanks to Serco who got the pool and
leisure centre looking so nice for the visit of our special guests. BSS
swimmers and guest swimmers were really well behaved - good on you! Even the
mums were well behaved despite their obvious liking of Mr
SwimSkills day photos here:
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