Welcome to Basingstoke Bluefins - Basingstoke Gazette Club of the Year
With more than 800 members Basingstoke Bluefins is the largest club in Hampshire. The club is ASA SWIM 21 accredited, adopting the best practices in swimming including
- A full programme of swimming lessons in line with the ASA National Plan for Teaching Swimming
- Long Term Athlete Development for competitive swimming.
The club's coaching team is lead by Head Coach, Graeme Thomas.
Basingstoke Bluefins is the proud winner of the Basingstoke Gazette Club of the Year award for 2012.
"Basingstoke Bluefins aims to promote community participation in healthy recreation by providing facilities for the teaching and practise of swimming and other associated aquatic activities. The club aims to provide everyone within the Basingstoke area with an equal opportunity to learn to swim and to offer long-term swimming development for all levels of swimmers to maximise their potential."
Basingstoke Bluefins Swimming Club is a Registered Charity operating on a not-for-profit basis. The club is managed by a team of unpaid volunteers.
More Recognition for Bluefins in the Community
The Basingstoke A Place to be Proud of Awards, presented by TV Celebrity Anne Diamond at the Haymarket Theatre on June 5th, again recognised the continuing commitment by Bluefins swimmers to the wider community:
Zoe Sadler - Winner of the Basingstoke Ambassador Award in recognition of her outstanding achievement and fundraising by completing a solo cross-channel swim
Siobhan Harrison - Winner of the Young Achiever Award for overcoming onset disability and continuing to support the local swimming community by qualifying as a swimming teacher, lifeguard and official.
These successes follow on the heels of the club's members' recognition at the Basingstoke Sports Awards with a significant number of nominations:
Junior Ladies Award
Junior Mens Award
Junior Volunteer and Official Award
Senior Ladies Award
Senior Disabled Sportsperson
Senior Volunteer Award
Senior Team Award
Bluefins Masters Swimming Squad
Service to Sport Award
Volunteer Coach Award
Professional Coach Award
Club of the Year Award
Basingstoke Bluefins Swimming Club
As well as the Basingstoke and Deane Rotary Club Awards for Service Above Self
Well done to all our swimmers who continue to excel in performance achievement in the pool and in open water, and to our volunteers who continue to contribute outstandingly to the local community.
Important: Bluefins Success at Hampshire County Championships
Posted on 17 Mar 2013 at 14:47 by Mike Lambert (0 user comment)
There have been some spectacular swims from Bluefins swimmers at the Hampshire County Championships.
Boys/Men 4x200m Freestyle Relay
County Junior Champions
Boys Junior 4x50m Medley Team
County Age Group Champions
Girls 9-12 4x50m Freestyle Team
Look here for full details.
"I am a Channel Swimmer" - Zoe Sadler
Posted on 24 Jul 2012 at 23:18 by Mike Lambert (0 user comment)
Time Trials - Sunday 29th April - Results Now Available
Posted on 23 Apr 2012 at 19:36 by Mike Lambert (0 user comment)
There will be time trials, primarily aimed at swimmers who do not get regular opportunities to record times which may be needed to enter competitions. There are open to any SQUAD MEMBERS (not lesson swimmers) who have not yet recorded the Hampshire County Qualifying times for the events they wish to swim.
|23 Apr 2012 12:23||Bank Holiday Monday 7th May||More...|
|03 Apr 2012 20:32||BLUEFINS EASTER HOLIDAY TRAINING ALTERATIONS||More...|
|04 Mar 2012 11:25||County Championships - Day 1||More...|
|03 Mar 2012 15:45||Basingstoke Club of the Year 2012||More...|
|27 Feb 2012 10:46||*** Cranbourne Pool Fixed ***||More...|
|22 Jan 2012 13:28||Attention - Dev 2 Squad Swim arranged for 24th January||More...|
|06 Dec 2011 12:20||Thursday lessons at QMC||More...|
|21 Nov 2011 12:14||Thursday lessons at QMC||More...|
|16 Nov 2011 19:06||Lessons at QMC - cancellation||More...|
|22 Oct 2011 19:20||Bluefins Swimmers help Hampshire to 10th place in County Teams Competition||More...|
|29-30 Jun 2013||Rushmoor Royals Summer Festival 2013||Aldershot Garrison|
|6-13 Jul 2013||HCASA Development Meet||The Quays Southampton|
|13-14 Jul 2013||Portsmouth End of Season Meet 2013||Mountbatten Centre|
|30 Jul - 4 Aug 2013||British Gasa ASA Youth Championships||Ponds Forge - Sheffield|
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Basingstoke Voluntary Sports Council
Catch up with all the latest news from your local Basingstoke Voluntary Sports Council (BSC), they are a voluntary sporting organisation with committee members representing the major sports in the area. They work with and for the local sports community alongside a variety of partners and primarily the borough council. Each year Basingstoke Sports Council organise the prestigious Sports Awards and Festival of Sport events. Anyone involved in sport locally is welcome to attend BSC’s regular meetings.
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Revised Club Constitution
A revised club constitution was approved on 12th February 2013, to incorporate changes required by the ASA.
Bluefins Easter Egg Open Meet
30th March 2013
Updates from Twitter
Posted about 54 days ago: New News: Saturday April 27th - Cranbourne - Saturday Lessons Cancelled http://t.co/gppQlJ2b0B
Posted about 82 days ago: Look out for details of our next open meet - the Bluefins Medley Challenge in September.
Posted about 82 days ago: That concludes the Bluefins Easter Egg Meet. Well done to all swimmers.
Posted about 82 days ago: Sorry for the interruption to results and video - we need to put 50p in the metre!
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Bank Holiday Notification of Squad Training Cancelled
Please note that due to the two bank holidays in May there will be no training for any squad on the following two dates.
Monday 6th May
Monday 27th May