Happy New Year!
All training sessions restart on Tuesday 2nd January (no training on Sat 6th January and Bronze please check with your coach about Sunday 7th January -UBSC Open Meet at Hengrove).
Spring term fees are now due, so please make sure that your Active account has a payment card attached. If you need to add or amend your card details then please refer to this help article: http://activesupport.force.com/usersupport/articles/en_US/Article/My-Wallet-Adding-or-Changing-Payment-Information
All sessions continue as normal up to and including Sunday 17th December. Swim school, Junior Academy, all JD1 squads and Bronze Development take a break until the start of the Spring Term (date TBC by pool operators).
The following sessions are for Bronze, AG2, Silver and Masters only:
Tuesday 19th Dec: Horfield Leisure Centre, Bronze 7pm to 7.45pm, AG2 and Silver 7.45pm to 9pm, Masters 9pm to 10pm.
Wed 20th Dec : TBC
Friday 22nd Dec: Horfield Leisure Centre, Bronze 7.15pm to 8pm, AG2 and Silver 8pm to 9pm.
There are no sessions between Christmas and New Year.
Entries are now being accepted on Active. Emails have gone out to all swimmers with consideration or qualification times. If you think you have qualified and not had an e-mail inviting you to enter via Active, then please email email@example.com as soon as possible.
Have you achieved any of the qualifying or consideration times for the Gloucester County Swimming Championships (aka The Blocks)? To find out, you will need to visit the British Swimming website to see your individual best times, and compare them with the consideration times here. Times must have been achieved in 2017. Age groups (10 yrs and over) are age as at 31st December 2018, so a swimmer born in 2008 will compete as a 10 year old even though they may not turn 10 until the end of 2018.
Entries will be made by logging into your Swim Portal. If this is not possible, the please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible because we will have to arrange alternative entry and payment methods.
You might notice that all of the events appear to take place on 21st January. Obviously that’s incorrect and you’ll need to compare the event numbers to the schedule to work out when the events take place. Click on the link below to the Gloucester County Blocks website to see the schedule.
All times must have been achieved at a licensed meet (L1 to L4) in 2017, This means that you will need to have competed in a licensed meet (such as the UBSC L3 open meet in November, BHSC Club Championships 2017 or the Bristol North Open meet in September 2017) to be able to take part in the Blocks in 2018.
Consideration and qualifying times are similar but not identical to last year. If your time is faster than the qualifying time in a particular event, then your entry is guaranteed to be accepted. If your time is between the consideration time and qualifying time then your entry may be accepted, with entries from faster swimmers being accepted first.
BHSC entries must be submitted into Active on or before FRIDAY 8th DECEMBER. Please let me know if you are competing in an open meet after that date and before 20th Dec, because I will be able to amend times before sending the electronic entry file to the County organisers.
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.
For more info or if you are unsure which group to subscribe to please email us on email@example.com
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!
For visiting teams you can also download the Hy-tek files below:
If there are any queries/problems please contact Jon on firstname.lastname@example.org