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  • Well done to Leigha, Jodie, Matilda and Brandon at the Basildon L1 LC Easter Meet on 19&20th April. 7 2015 KQTs, 7 medals, 4 PBs and a RQT 2014 (Brandon) were achieved. Results here. PB sheets will be updated shortly.

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  • Fabulous results for BSS at the Medway Champs. Gala 2 on 12.4.14. 16 PBs and 8 Medals wre achieved including 3 Podium Medals for Matilda (Gold), Leigha (Silver) and Oliver (Silver). 3 SE Regional Qualifying Times (and 4 Kent Qualifying Times) were achieved. Click here for details. PB sheets here.
  • Well done to our 6 swimmers representing Medway ASA in the Lumbres French Gala last weekend. Some great results - details here. PB Sheets now updated following recent galas (including Sheerness and Lumbres) and 2 recent time trials here 
  • Recent photos here

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  • A very pleasing second place for BSS in the Sheerness Memorial Gala on 29.3.14. Final scores were Black Lion 222, Beachfield 217, Folkestone 185, Sheerness "Yellow" 174, Sittingbourne 158 and Sheerness "Blue" 68. We scored 19 first places and 24 PBs in the 49 individual races. Results from this gala and the time trials on 21.3&23.3 are here. TildaKSSAFinal1   BrandonKSSAF2
  • Great swimming from our youngsters representing their schools at the KSSA Kent Primary Schools' Finals on 22.3.14 Matilda retained her 50m Free title in 30.48! Brandon 4th in 50m Brst 42.92. Heidi 6th in 39.02 in 50m Fly. Kara 11th 50m Free in 39.28. Medals for Kara, Abbie and Brandon in the relays as well! PB sheets updated shortly. Photos here: 

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  • The revised BSS Events Calendar 2014 is here.  Our new events are the Mark Foster Swim Academy Clinic on Friday 30th May www.mfsa.co.uk  and SevenOaks TriClub Aquathlon on Sunday 6th July www.7oakstriclub.co.uk/our-events/aquathlon   . Join us! 
  • Really fabulous efforts from all our swimmers at the Long Distance Sponsored Swim. Well done Keenan who swam the furthest (268 lengths = 6700m!). Please give your sponsorship money to Natalie ASAP. 

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  • More great performances on the last weekend of the Kents on March 8th and 9th. 8 more PBs and a RQT (Heidi 200 Br). Results here. 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 coaches. 

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  • Barry Smith Workshops start on Sunday 30.2.14 from 8am to 10.00am.  They are fortnightly, alternating between Silver/Maroon 1hr & Orange 1hr and Black & Gold 2hrs. 
  • Great results from KSSA Junior School Prelims on 15.2.14. Four swimmers made the individuals finals (top six) to be held on 22nd March: Matilda, Brandon, Kara and Heidi. Lots of PBs and fine relay performances as well, with BSS swimmers playing a big part in their schools' teams, two of which (Minster in Sheppey and Elliott Park) made the finals or won a medal. Results here. PBs updated here.
 

 

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  • Well done to Charlie, Grace, Lily and Matilda at Orpington Ojays' Junior  Sprints on 9.2.14. 4 medals and 7 PBs! Results here.  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 particular! 
  • 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. 

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  • 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 club.  

 

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  • 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 Icebreaker. Results here.  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: 

 

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  • 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 contributors. 
  • 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 achievement!  

 

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  • 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 on") 
 

  • 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 5.1.14. 
  • An important notice about fees for 2014 is here. 
  • What a great squad champs on 16.11.13! Well done to all swimmers, organisers, coaches and spectators. Results here. PB sheets updated here. 
  • A fun Presentation Evening was held on 30.11.13. See the links below for photos. Many thanks to all organisers and paticipants. 
  • 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.

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  • Well done to Leigha, Jodie, Matilda and Steph at Norwich "Big Bang" L1 LC Gala on 2&3 Nov. 2013. Matilda won 3 golds and 1 silver, Leigha one silver, Jodie and Steph one bronze. Matilda scored 3 KQTs, Jodie 1 Regional Time and Leigha 2 Regional Times! Well done girls. 

  

 

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  • SE Regional Qualifying Times 2014 are here. Age group and Youth programme here. Both are provisional at this early stage. Medway ASA Training Day is on Saturday 28th December. It is suitable for swimmers aged 9-13 of all abilities. The price is £18 for the course (10am to 4pm at Strood Pool). Great Value. Sign up now!
  • Details and application form are here.
  • Nick Gillingham MBE butterfly training course on 23.11.13. Details here
 
  • 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 accepted.
  • 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 updated here. Pictures:

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  • 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:

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  • 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 here
 

 

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  • 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.
 

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  • Great news! BSS Senior Swimming Consultant Barry Smith (pictured on the left with Roger Prior of SE ASA) has received the Aquaforce sponsored Volunteer Coach of the Year Award 2013 for SER of the ASA. Fully deserved! His name has also been put forward for the National Award to be decided on October 19th. Good Luck Barry!

 

  • We had a great Fun Night on 13.9.13. Thanks to Natalie and the other organisers. Pictures here:

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  • 2014 Kent qualification times are here

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  • 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 competitive gala scene. A great event! 
  • 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 28&29.9.13
  • 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. Seehere if 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 experienced swimmers!
 

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  • 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:

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  • Well done to Tierney Sharp (BSS junior girls' captain) on being invited to join the English Talent Pool in Modern Pentathlonafter her GOLD medal in the SE Youth MP Championships in July (to add to her National Youth Silver Medal in June). Wow!
 

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  • 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".

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  • 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 Keenan! Resultshere.
  • Time Trials Results on 12.7.13 are here . All bar 9 swims were PBs - absolutely phenomenal!!PB Sheets updated here.
 
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