Bramcote Swimming Club is a competitive yet friendly swimming club, based in Nottingham. We cater for a variety of abilities, from improver to national competitor. From the young to the young at heart!
The Club was founded in 1965, when our ‘home’ pool at Bramcote Leisure Centre was built. The club has since enjoyed continuous activity and a strong membership, helping thousands of swimmers to develop their interest in the sport.
After two tough rounds Bramcote competed in the ‘A’ final of the Derby and Notts Junior League on Saturday 24th June. This is the second year in a row that Bramcote has reached the A final.
Bramcote achieved 5 first places, with numerous second and third place finishes in addition, which is an improvement on last year, with nearly all races being won (and lost) on the touch. It demonstrated that every part of the race is as important as each other; whether it be the start, turn or finish.
A great team spirit prevailed with fantastic enthusiasm from the swimmers (and parents!) with their support for the team, with every swimmer being cheered to the finish.
Although it was a second consecutive fifth place finish, this year resulted in a much closer competition, with there not being much relative difference between third and fifth place; and also Bramcote achieving a higher points total than last year.
The final results were:
- City of Derby – 206
- Nottingham Leander – 193
- CABSC – 167
- Sutton – 159
- Bramcote – 145
- Belper – 101
Congratulations to all swimmers who made this year’s Derby and Notts League competition another big success, including those who swam in previous rounds to help us reach the final!
Overall (and provisionally), we finished in 5th place in the league out of 28 clubs – again demonstrating a fantastic achievement!
As hosts of the gala, we got a brilliant response to our requests for help on the night. Huge thanks to all our coaches, team managers, officials, those on the door, recorders, announcer, to Cheryl, our new gala co-ordinator who did a fantastic job and to our co-hosts Notts Leander. Also, thanks must go to Katie who provided the face paint and Seema who created all the flags for everyone to wave – a big effort which is greatly appreciated by all!Read More
LEVEL 2 COACH/HEAD OF SQUAD: 6-8 hours per week (plus galas and open meets), but flexible for the right candidate.
Bramcote SC is a friendly but competitive focused club in West Nottingham. We are an ambitious club who are currently undergoing a period of expansion at all levels, from our Academy programme to our performance squads. We are seeking an enthusiastic coach working primarily with our Junior (8-12 year) swimmers as a Head of Squad, inspiring, motivating and coaching our young talent to the next level of performance.
Our vision is to equip our swimmers to achieve their full potential, and we believe the best way to achieve this is to support our coaches in their own development so that our swimmers gain the best possible coaching. Bramcote SC has an excellent record of investing in training and several of our coaches have progressed to coaching at elite level. The successful candidate will be fully supported in achieving additional qualifications and will benefit from working alongside a number of experienced teachers and coaches. We also have a unique in-house professional development programme, delivered by our ASA Level 4 qualified Director of Coaching.
Applicants should have experience of working with swimmers of this age and hold a Level 2 coaching or teaching qualification. Our ideal candidate will be able to work well within our dedicated coaching team, have excellent interpersonal skills and have a passion to improve the quality of swimming within the club. The club believes the primary focus of training sessions in our Junior section should be on developing technical skills, and it is essential that the successful applicant is prepared to fully embrace this philosophy.
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
If the opportunity to work in this type of environment excites you and you would like more information please contact our Director of Coaching, Dave Sankey on 07793235321. Applications (CV and covering letter) should be sent by 12th July to our Club Secretary, Geraldine Lally, at email@example.com
The annual Liberty Leisure Trophy Gala took place at Bramcote on Saturday 10th June. As usual the teams consisted of Bramcote SC, Kimberley SC and Liberty Leisure Swim School; with City of Derby also competing.
The aim of the gala is to provide (extra) competition experience to ‘novice’ swimmers at ages 8-13; but by no means was it any less competitive!
Congratulations to Ben M, Joseph, Ferne, Breanna, Amy, Marzena, Anna, Drew, Tara and Sofia who competed in their first gala representing Bramcote SC!
During a very close night of racing, with many races being won (and lost) on the finish, Bramcote were leading at the halfway stage by just 2 points in front of City of Derby. After some more chopping and changing of positioning with City of Derby it was level-pegging after event 46, with only the cannon to go!
Not to be undone after a fantastic night of racing, the Bramcote cannon swimmers produced a convincing win meaning that we took FIRST place in the competition for the second year in a row!
All swimmers produced some really impressive times and any nerves by the newcomers to galas were quickly put aside in favour of Personal Bests and good placings. Well done to all swimmers for making the gala a very enjoyable night for all! Thanks also to the volunteers who assisted in the running of the gala. As ever, your help and support is invaluable! Thanks also to Liberty Leisure for their sponsorship of this annual event.
1st – Bramcote (139)
2nd – City of Derby (138)
3rd – Kimberley (108)
4th – LL Swim School (75)