... Working in partnership with SLM, operators of Basildon Sporting Village.
Welcome to the web site for the Basildon & Phoenix Swimming club.
We are a very
friendly and professionally run swimming club based in Essex which provides quality
swimming and water polo coaching all the way through to national level competition
- covering a wide age spectrum from youth to adult masters. Our home base is the
fantastic new 50m pool facility at the Basildon Sporting Village.
We draw our membership not just from Basildon, but Billericay, Wickford, Corringham,
Brentwood and beyond. If you are looking to improve or develop your swimming or
water polo skills, we’re the place to come. Browse this site to learn more!
Masters - News on Open Water training and other exciting plans. See Masters newsletter
Session Changes - There is no swimming on bank holiday Monday (27th May). All Club
Age swimmers including new and current swimmers are invited to swim Wednesday am
session in the half term week only. Also, due to an ASA water polo event being held
at BSV this weekend, our Sunday Morning session will be in 25m mode.
Essex League news - Congratulations to our Division One Essex League Team who rounded
off the Essex League season in style by winning the fourth gala of this year’s Essex
League competition and finishing in overall 2nd place. See Essex League Report for
Club Records - The records have been updated for recent galas. See Club Records
page for details. Congratulations to Brooke Frost, Sonny Ford, Connor Harold, Bradley
Clarke and Harvey Brown who all broke overall records in April/May. With a three-way
tie for the club 50m Fly record watch out for the next time our BPSC swimmers compete
in this event!
Insurance - Copies of the club’s insurance schedule for 2013/14 is available on the
Quiz Night - To be held on 25th May, Mayflower Hall, Billericay. All proceeds towards
a Swim Camp in Malta. See Social Events page for details. Tickets are being sold
in advance and are available at the club desk.
Membership - All swimmers are reminded that annual club membership is now due (required
by 1st June). Fees are: First Family Member £33. Subsequent family members: £33
(18 years+) or £16 (under 18 years). Swimmers who have not paid this fee by 1st
July will not be permitted to swim. Fees can be paid at the club desk on Monday
or Friday evenings, or direct into the club bank account including as reference the
Swimmer’s surname, initials & the words ‘BPSC mem’.
AGM - The club Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday 18th July. Nominations
for committee roles or proposed resolutions should be sent to the club secretary
Various - 27/4/13
Session Change - The location and time of Thursday evening session are changing for
the Club Age squad. Please see Session Amendments page for details.
Results - The results file for April’s Redbridge meet is available on the Gala Results
BPSC Open - The Sportsystems entry file for the BPSC ‘End of Season’ meet is now
available on the Open Galas page for other clubs use. ASA licence numbers now listed
for this gala and the Novice Open.
Various - 6/4/13
Regionals - Updated the qualifying times sheet for 2013 East Region Youth and Age
Group (BAGCAT) Championships. This is available on the Planned Galas page.
BPSC Novice Open - The Sportsystems entry file for the BPSC Novice Open is now available
on the Open Galas page for other clubs use.
Various - 1/4/13
County Champs - Full Block C results from the 2013 Essex Age Group Championships
are published on the Gala Results page. After completion of Block C Basildon & Phoenix
SC finished in overall 5th place, continuing its year on year improvement with a
climb of two places versus last year. Over the whole of the 2013 championships the
club gained 67 medals (with 26 gold) compared to 41 medals (with 15 gold) last year
so well done to all the swimmers involved!
Club records - The overall and age group-based club records have been updated with
times from the recent county blocks and other galas. No less than 20 new overall
club records were set in the last two months plus a whole multitude of age group
records! See Club Records page for details. Congratulations to Georgia Mills, Ellie
Pirrie & Brooke Frost who each broke overall female records and to Harvey Brown,
Bradley Clarke and Aidan Robinson who each broke male overall records.
Various - 28/3/13
Easter break - Please note that there will be no training on Good Friday, Easter
Sunday or Easter Monday (29th March to 1st April).
Essex League Champions - Congratulations to the BPSC team who won the Essex Swimming
League Division Four title last night. See Division Four Champions photo. More details
to follow. Our Division One team continue on their own campaign with their next
fixture on 27th April.
DSE Nationals - A belated congratulations to our BPSC swimmers, Ciara Tappenden,
William Jones and Charlotte Hartin, who completed in the DSE Junior National championships.
Ciara won four gold and four silver medals and broke S15 category records in 50
& 100m Backstroke and 400m Free. William won three gold medals and three Silver
in the S14 category. Charlotte, who also competes in the S14 category, collected
two silvers and a bronze in her three events.
Various - 16/3/13
Sessions changes -Reminder that special session arrangements apply on 22nd March
due to BSV pools being used for County Championships. See Session Amendments page.
Academy Squad Contact - Collette Hunnisett is the new squad liaison contact for academy
coloured hats. Parents should not be going poolside to speak to coaches but find
Collette at the club desk on Mondays and Fridays, who will relay your questions and
messages to the coaches and can arrange a meeting if needed. For all squad contacts
and emails see Contact Us page.
Help Needed -Volunteers to assist on the club desk on Monday and/or Friday are requested.
No previous experience required! If you may be available please approach someone
at the club desk or click here to email .
County Championships - A link to results from Block B is available on the Gala Results
page. Further great performance in Block B with BPSC Gold medallists including Tyler
Berry, Ellie Pirrie, Brooke Frost, Harry Nicholls and Harvey Brown.
Cancellation - No Sunday morning training on 10th March due to the Essex Mini league
gala and Essex Age Group Championships.
Essex League Results - Good results from our Division One and Division Four teams
on 2nd March. The Division One team came second, just squeezing out Killerwhales
and our Division Four team came first placing them in a great position at the top
of the league with just one gala to go. Further details and times available on the
Gala Results page. See Essex Swimming League site for current league tables.
Wavepower - The ASA Child Safeguarding Policy and Procedures manual has been updated
. A link to this is available on our Policies page. Also included is a link to
ChildPower a site for under 16’s where young swimmers can make their voice heard.
Here you can talk about anything that matters to you. A useful reference on this
site is the ASA Parent’s Guide to Twitter. This includes information on how to set
up and protect you and your child’s information.
County Championships - A link to results from Block A is available on the Gala Results
page. Many congratulations are due but an especial mention for Harvey Jolly, Harvey
Brown and Brooke Frost who all came away with gold medals from this, the first weekend
of three. Thanks also to our volunteers and officials who helped run the event.
See Letter of Thanks from Tom Baster of the Essex ASA. Note: Revised warm up times
for blocks B and C are on the Planned galas page.
Open galas - details of the forthcoming BPSC Novice Open meet (level 4) and the
end of season Summer meet (level 3) have been added to the Open Galas page.
Club Records -Club Overall and Age-group records have been updated to include galas
up to 3rd February. Congratulations to Bradley Clarke for improving the club overall
100m Breaststroke record!