Sophie Medals at Nationals

Sophie Clerkin swam at the Irish Nationals in the summer, winning bronze medals in both the 50m Freestyle and 100m Freestyle. This is a great achievement at a National competition, congratulations to Sophie on your swims. Sophie also broke the club record for the 13/14 Girls 50m Breaststroke at the Essex Winter Championships in October, posting a time of 35.48. 

Josh breaks 50m Freestyle Record

STOP PRESS! Josh broke the 50m Free record again at the Arena League gala on 9th November, setting a time of 30.66!

Josh Parker has broken the Boys 9/10 years 50m Freestyle club record twice in a week. On 7th October at Club Championships he swam 31.70, breaking the record of A. Pearson from 2002, which stood at 31.96. On 12th October at the Arena League in Becontree, Josh smashed the record again with a 31.19. Fantastic swimming Josh!

Most Improved Swimmers September 2019

It’s been a little while since we last gave these out so we are giving out 6 this month. These go to....

Frankie Baker- great attitude and hard working

Lily Turfkryer - always does what is expected and tries her upmost

Charlie Woodley- great attitude to training and giving it all

Jasmyn Sampson - great improvement and pushing herself

Dylan Andrews- great attitude to training and always giving it all

Emily Davies - great improvement in training and always with a smile

Regional Open Water Championships

A group of BBSC swimmers took to Norwich for the East Region Open Water Championships in July. This was the first time BBSC has entered an event like this, it was a lovely day in the sun with some amazing results!

The girls category was extremely competitive this year. Representing Braintree were Kathryn Edwards and Sophie Ball swimming 1K as well as Rosie Henn swimming 2k. Sophie Ball achieved 4th place in the county and 6th place in the region for this event. Kathryn Edwards achieved 6th place in the county and 13th place in the region for her swim. Rosie Henn achieved a 3rd place award in the county and a 4th place in the region overall for her 2k swim. The girls were very happy with their efforts!

Representing the boys were Charles Rennie, Samuel Rennie and Matthew Pack. All the boys competed in the 2k event with some impressive results. Charles Rennie achieved a 1st place award in both the county and the region in his age group. Samuel Rennie achieved a 1st place award in the county and 4th in the region for his swim. Matthew Pack achieved a 3rd place award in the county and 6th in the region overall. With some impressive swims, this meet was a huge success and a great experience!