The Blenheim Swimming Club (BSC) works closely with Stadium 2000 who provide quality swimming lessons and coaching for our members.
Younger BSC members who are progressing through the Stadium's swimming school can request an assessment at our Club nights to join the Aqua Development class in addition to their normal swimming lesson. Aqua Development is for BSC members only. Competent swimmers who have completed the highest level of the swimming school (Level 12, Omaka Octopus) may move into the Development Squad, training two to three times a week (including Aqua Development ).
Once a term we also run a fun "Dive Right In" session where we introduce kids to the club & they can learn more about competitive swimming.
Email HERE for more information
When ready, swimmers will progress through the squad levels (Bronze, Silver and Gold). Gold Squad swimmers are our most experienced members, usually training 5 plus times a week plus dryland (gym and core) work. They are focused on achieving at South Island and National level.
BSC usually holds monthly swim meets for all club and competitive swimmers.
You can see these on our Calendar page HERE. These meets are opportunities for swimmers to work on their goals such as specific techniques, improving their PB (personal best) times, starts and turns, breakouts etc. They are not always about coming first in a race! Competitive swimmers may use these meets to try to achieve qualifying times for higher level meets. Swimmers can also enter meets held by other clubs in our region. ( Nelson South, Waimea, Motueka, Kaikoura, Golden Bay and Tasman Swimming Clubs).
Our regional body, Swimming Nelson Marlborough, host three major meets per season for all clubs in our region and trophies and ribbons are awarded at these meets. For more on these, see our Meet Overview page HERE.
BSC also runs the annual BSC Champs and trophies from this competition are presented at our annual prize giving at the end of the season.
See the full list of 2017 winners HERE.
See our gallery HERE from the 2017 Annual Prizegiving.