Hello - and thank you for your interest in Blenheim Swimming Club. We have undergone a significant restructure as of January 2019, so please read this information carefully, as some things may have changed if you have made a previous inquiry.
For information on our structure, coaching and costs, please read the information below, and contact Jodie Lovell HERE with any questions.
BLENHEIM SWIMMING CLUB MEMBERSHIP
Blenheim Swimming Club offers two distinct aspect to its membership:
BSC Membership and Swim Coaching.
Any swimmer may join the Blenheim Swimming Club and this will entitle them to be registered with Swimming New Zealand and join in competitive swim meets. These are held approximately ten times a year in Blenheim and there are various other meets in the Nelson region and beyond. We do have several members who enjoy racing at our meets, but do not train with our squads.
This currently costs $65 per year (2019/20 season), and entitles you to enter Club level meets in Blenheim AND Club level meets at any Swim Nelson Marlborough affiliated Club. Includes entry to 2019 Club Champs.
This currently costs $130 per year (2019/20 season) end entitles you to swim at any meet in NZ you qualify for. You will need a Competitive Membership to swim at the three regional Swim Nelson Marlborough meets held each year. Includes entry to 2019 Club Champs.
You must be a Blenheim Swimming Club member to access our swim coaching.
Blenheim Swimming Club employs an independent coach, Jenni Gane. Jenni is in charge of all our swimming coaching services and as a club, we also have a close relationship with the Swim School at Stadium 2000.
For a swimmer to join our coaching squads, they should have technical competency in all four strokes, as well as a sound knowledge of correct stroke turns and the ability to train for an hour long session. All of these skills are usually mastered through swim school, and if your child is currently in the top level of Swim School (Tasman Terakhi) in Blenheim and coping well with the 40 minutes lessons– they may well be ready to transition to our coaching when they complete that level. Our training sessions are focused around preparing swimmers for competitive meets in all four strokes.
If your child is not looking at swimming competitively and prefers the idea of swimming for fun and fitness - Stadium 2000 now offers a variety of sessions outside the Swim School structure that may cater for your needs.
We can arrange an assessment with our coach Jenni at one of our junior training sessions, and to arrange this, please contact Jodie HERE.
Please be aware that even if your child is a fast swimmer, they may be referred back to Swim School / Stadium fitness sessions if they lack the technical competency or aquatic fitness required to join our training squads. Please note that is is our coach Jenni who makes the decisions regarding when swimmers are ready to join the training squads.
SWIM COACHING COSTS
Swimmers may choose how many times they wish to swim per week (see below) and they then make monthly automatic payments to Blenheim Swimming Club accordingly. Swimmers must sign up for a minimum of two training sessions per week.
Payment is made year round and not per school term.
In addition to this, each swimmer takes a Stadium membership for $350 per year. This equates to about 2.4 pool entries per week and allows a swimmer unlimited access to the pool at any time. If you are only swimming twice a week, you may choose buy a concession card from the pool for entries at $3 per swim.
Please discuss directly with the Stadium regarding membership payments.
Twice weekly for $40 per month
Three times weekly for $55 per month
Four times weekly for $70 per month
Five times weekly for $85 per month
Six times weekly for $100 per month
Seven times weekly for $115 per month
Our current training times are as follows. If you are unsure as to what squad you are in or when you can train - please check with Jenni.
You may select which sessions you attend throughout the week but may not transfer sessions across weeks.
For example, if you select four sessions - you may attend any 4 of the 7 sessions offered to seniors in a week, but if you only do three in a week - you are unable to transfer that and do five the next week.
We realize that this is a lot of information, and we encourage you to reach out to us with any questions or to arrange a coach assessment.