40th year for Burnham-On-Sea Swimming Club
Swimming Club has had a very busy few weeks as it draws near the
end of its 40th year.
club has seen many swimmers gaining amazing results in Open and
Regional competitions following a successful Somerset County Championships,
with three swimmers making finals with regional times.
Pollard in the 50m breaststroke made the final at the Regionals
and achieved a personal best. Josie Hooper achieved a great personal
best and Tom Dollery is yet to swim.
club's results are even more impressive given that it is a small
club compared with most clubs entering these events and is solely
run by volunteers for the local community on a non-profit making
club was delighted this past weekend when one of its teachers,
Nathan Clarke, was awarded the runner-up award in the Somerset
ASA Young Volunteer of the Year Awards.
Nathan received his award at the ASA's AGM on Sunday which was
held at HMS Heron where Somerset ASA President Mike Coles presented
it to him.
is a well deserved recognition of all the hard work that Nathan
puts in poolside at Burnham-On-Sea Swimming Club. We have a great
team of young volunteers and it is fantastic to see the hard work
that this involves recognised," said the club's Sally Plume.
the past year the club was nominated for the Lloyd's Bank Community
Fund and its members were delighted to receive the top award following
voting by the local community.
funding was used to invest in training more teachers and coaches
to ensure that the club is able to deliver qualified teaching
and coaching to its growing number of swimmers.
club's busy season for its main squad culminated on Saturday 16th
May when it travelled to Bristol to take part in the Cotswold
League Final against Bristol North, Lydney, Dursley, Cheltenham
whole team put in an amazing effort. The club was also pleased
to launch its new kit which was also made by possible by its success
in the Lloyd's Bank Community Fund.
Burnham-On-Sea Swimming Club we have been hugely proud of the
team this year," added Sally. "We have had a hard draw
this year and swum against clubs much bigger than ourselves throughout
the season. We have had swimmers unavailable due to illness, injury
or other commitments at every gala, but despite this nobody gave
up - everyone gave 100% effort and support."
the final we had several of our regular squad swimmers unavoidably
missing, which meant that others swimmers had to fill the gaps
and they did it in style, swimming for every single point."
one of the smallest clubs involved in the series we are also the
only club that takes part in the Winter Series, Four Seasons and
Cotswold Series as well as open and regional competitions."
gives our swimmers wide-ranging, year-long competitive gala experience
against many other clubs. This stood them in good stead in the
final and they drew on all their experience to gain a well-deserved
second place in a very hard fought, exciting final."
was an amazing evening and everyone had huge smiles on their faces,
which is what it is all about. BoSSC are very proud of all our
swimmers and hope that they realise how fantastic they are. We
would also like to say a big thank you to everyone who supports
the club throughout the year."