Swimming Club celebrates successful season
Swimming Club members have made a splash after another set of great
club are- which has a membership of 130 swimmers - aims to teach
swimming and coach swimmers to local, county and regional standards.
Podbury, club secretary, says: "We give swimmers a love for
swimming which will either catapult them to greatness or give them
a skill for life that they will never forget. Swimming is like riding
a bike, once you have the skill you never forget how to use it!
have had another fantastic year at a local level, in our 12 and
under four season series galas we have won the last two galas in
sucession against Cheddar, City of Bristol, Backwell and Clevedon."
the Cotswold Series galas, we swum against 19 other clubs and qualified
third in the B final, an improvement on three places from last year.
Ten of our swimmers qualified in 28 events of the 2017 Somerset
County Championship and we are predicting to have even more qualify
for 2018 Champs."
of our County qualifiers also qualified to swim in the Swim England
South West Regional Championships - Alicia Pollard, Tom Dollery
and Josie Hooper."
of the Club Records that have stood for over 20 years have also
been broken this year, showing that our swimmers continue to improve."
may not know their names but Callum Richards, Holly Hudghton, Harriet
Dickinson and Megan and Holly Richards are the football equivalent
to League 1 competitors and are all competing in their respective
events this week."
all started swimming at Burnham-On-Sea Swimming Club and we are
celebrating their success with them on the National stage in the
Swim England National Championships in Ponds Forge International
Sports Centre, Sheffield."
Holly and Harriet have all been finalists and medalled in events
and Megan and Holly swim today in the 200m Fly."
Attwood is a football equivalent to the Championship and is a Tokyo
2020 Olympic hopeful."
will be keeping our tabs on him to see how he gets on with his training.
Whilst they all now swim for other clubs, AST Burnham, Taunton Deane,
Gloucester, Weston-super-Mare and University of Bath, they all had
to start somewhere."
is our belief that the grounding that we give all of our swimmers
helps them realise their love for the sport and the opportunities
we give them helps them spread their wings."
our teaching, coaching and support team, none of these achievements
could ever be accomplished."
have to recognise and thank all of our young volunteers who give
up their time to support the Head Coach, with lane coaching of the
younger swimmers and also thank each and every one of our teachers
and supporters who give up their time weekly to teach the swimmers
or support the club at galas."
have 27 Category 3 (non swimming) members of the club who help and
support its running, each of them play their part and each one as
valued as the others and we thank you all."
our Head Coach Mark Podbury has been selected by Somerset ASA to
support the County Pathways programme as an assistant coach alongside
five others from around the County, one of those being another Burnham
Coach, Nathan Clarke who is an up and coming Coach and Official."
are supporting the younger generation of swimmers in Somerset helping
them realise their potential and learning valuable lessons to further
progress their talents."
of our swimmers have been selected for this programme from the top
performing 11 year olds in Somerset, Toby Hooper and Isabelle Puddy,
who also swims for AST Burnham, are both participating in this programme
and thoroughly enjoying the experience."
has also been selected from Somerset to support the Somerset ASA
County Team as an assistant coach for when they compete in the National
County Team Competition in Ponds Forge, Sheffield on the 7th October.
Mark's selection demonstrates the level of his commitment to swimming
but also his passion to continue to improve his skills and knowledge
to bring back to the club to impart that knowledge and experience
on the swimmers, young volunteers, teachers and coaches."
a small community club, Burnham-On-Sea Swimming Club, who swim at
Brean Splash, pack a big punch in the local community, County of
Somerset and on the National stage."
management committee would like to congratulate our swimmers, past
and present. on a great season and encourage them to remain within
the sport to fulfill their dreams."
would also like to recognise and thank all the support we receive
from our volunteers, teachers, coaches and Young Volunteers."
time will come when the Young Volunteers of today will step into
the shoes of the Head Coach and Committee and as a club we are committed
to help them develop into these roles. The future is looking bright!
Mighty oaks from little acorns grow!"