Jez and Rebecca will be running an intense Christmas camp. This is going to be a jam-packed three days to get a fitness boost before the Christmas break, improve skill and learn something new! Oh, and to have fun!! This will be a camp targeting quality over quantity with regards to teacher to swimmer ratio and skill objectives.

Location: Badminton School Swimming Pool (On-site parking/drop-off available)

Dates: 18th/19th/20th December 2017

Timings: 9am - 3.30pm (for non-swim school swimmers) 

Activities: 2 swims per day (9-10.30am & 2-3.30pm), land training, team building exercises and an introduction to nutrition talk. 

Price: £165 for three days, £115 for two, £60 for one.*

*For BHSC Swimmers who sign up before 1st December, there will be a 20% reduction. So this would become £138 total for three days, £92 for two, £48 for one.

Swim school swimmers will have one lesson per day during the morning. Widths: 10.30-11am, Lengths: 11-11.30am Cost for swim school is £35. Again, if a BHSC member and paid by 1st December a reduction will be applied, bringing it down to £30 for the three days.

 To sign up and pay on Active Portal click here

UBSC/BHSC January and March Open Meets 2018

Next year Bristol Henleaze is teaming up with UBSC to run two Long Course competitions at Hengrove's 50m pool. There is opportunity for all swimmers at January's meet (6-7th Jan 2018) as it is a mix of Level 1 and Level 3 events - and then the March Level 1 meet (10-11th Mar 2018) is aimed at those seeking Regional and National Qualification!!!!

The meet packs are available below and please look out for your invite from Active to take part!

January Meet Pack

March Meet Pack

For visiting teams you can also download the Hy-tek files below:

January Hy-tek

March Hy-tek

If there are any queries/problems please contact Jon on

October Half Term Holiday

Swim school, Junior Academy, JD1C, JD1H, JD1S, BDC, BDS, BDH and AG1 take a break for half term. The last session is Friday 20th October, and normal sessions resume on Monday 30th October.

There is no training on Sunday 22nd or Sunday 29th October.

Holiday training sessions are available as below:

Tuesday 24th Oct: Horfield Leisure Centre, Bronze 7pm to 7.45pm, AG2 and Silver 7.45pm to 9pm, Masters 9pm to 10pm.

Friday 27th Oct: Horfield Leisure Centre, Bronze 7.15pm to 8pm, AG2 and Silver 8pm to 9pm.

Normal sessions resume from Monday 30th October.

BHSC Club Champs Sunday 8th October

Best behaviour **at all times**'is imperative!
Remember, the club is run by volunteers who give up their time to ensure events like this run smoothly.

According to Swim England (ASA) rules, you are permitted to take photographs or videos of your own children at events (galas, competitions, club champs) but not of any other child or swimmer without their express permission and that of their parent or guardian. Images of children in swimsuits must be above the waist only.
Please ensure there are no identifying marks, such as hats with names on.
Photography is not permitted from behind the blocks.
No photographs must be taken in the changing rooms under any circumstances.
Please DO NOT post images of other children on social media.

You can find a programme showing the swimmers and events for club championships by logging in via the Member's tab. If you can see a problem with your entries then please let Kathryn know now. We won't have printed copies for sale on Sunday, so you may want to print your own or bring along an electronic copy. Heats will be worked out on the day using our Meet Manager software. Entry times are estimates for some swimmers with no recorded times.

If you know that your plans have changed and your swimmer will not be able to take part, please let Kathryn know as soon as possible.

If you still owe money for your Club Champs entries because you put in an entry after the closing date, or found the Active system a step too far, then please hand your payment to Kathryn in an envelope marked with your swimmer’s name. You can find her sorting out results.

Spectator entry fees for Sunday will be £3 per adult (no charge for children) for the day or part day. We will be holding a raffle, cake sale and second hand kit sale - any donations of raffle prizes, cakes or kit can be handed in at the desk on Sunday.

Hilary will be selling club polo shirts (£25), hats ( £7) and Swans goggles (from £20) during the morning session only. You may pay by cash or cheque (payable to Bristol Henleaze SC).

The meet pack contains warm up times and events. Warm up times have not been changed from the original plan. Make sure that your swimmer arrives at least 15 to 20 minutes before the start of the warm up, so that they have time to sign in and get changed. Don’t assume that you can arrive just in time for your event – we had swimmers miss out last year because we finished earlier than anticipated.

If you have any questions, please email

Have fun and swim fast 🏊‍♀️

BHSC October Stroke Development Camp

This October half-term (23rd-26th), Bristol Henleaze Swimming Club will be running a stroke development camp. Each day will be devoted to a single stroke (butterfly, backstroke etc.) and provides the perfect opportunity to boost your child’s technique. The camp will be led by Jez Birds and Rebecca Guy...

To Sign up:

Cost: £50 per child.

60 min clinic per day for developement swimmers, 30min for swim school children. Sessions will run between 12 & 3.30pm @ CHS Pool, more details will be found on the portal when you sign up.

This camp is open to the public, there are limited spaces and will be allocated on a first come first serve basis!

See you on deck!

Jez & Rebecca


UBSC L3 Open Meet 19th/20th November 2017

Invitations have been sent out to Bronze and County/regional standard swimmers. Sign up is via your Swim Portal on Active. The system will only allow you to sign up if you have received an invitation. Payments will be taken on the closing date and there will be no refunds after the closing date without the production of a medical note. If you have submitted entries and then realise that you can no longer take part, then it is your responsibility to login to your Swim Portal and remove your entries before the closing date - we can't do this on your behalf. Removing entries cannot be done on or after the closing date. The closing date for this meet is Friday 13th October.

Please find details of timings etc below.

UBSC L3 Meet Pack

Jon Falco to join BHSC coaching team

The committee of Bristol Henleaze are delighted to formally announce the appointment of Jon Falco to our coaching team with immediate effect.

Some of you already know Jon as he has been assisting Jez with our performance squad for the last 12 months.  This has been a really good partnership and as a result we have extended Jon’s hours and he now takes on a central role in driving our club to even greater success. 

Jon comes with a brilliant pedigree: a swimmer since the age of 5, a coach for 16 years, he brings with him a wealth of talent.  And as importantly, as a former National level competitor, he understands the highs and the lows of swimming and knows what it takes to compete at every level. 

He consistently increased County and Regional qualifiers year on year in his previous role as Head Coach at Bristol Penguins and during his tenure coached multiple Regional Age Group Champions and both National Qualifiers and Finalists.

Jez has big plans for Bristol Henleaze and Jon is pivotal to our success moving forward.  Jon’s ambitions dovetail neatly into those plans – he wants to help create and coach high performance athletes in a high performance environment to international representation.

Jon’s been coaching his own children (age 6 and 3) and we are looking forward to welcoming Holly, the eldest, who should be joining BHSC in September!

So we’ve been busy: there is lots to do, and this is the first in what will be a few exciting announcements coming over the next few weeks. Our plans for growth are really starting to take shape and the future is looking very bright!