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Bathgate Procession Gala Wed 22 May 2019
Bathgate Xcite pool 6.15 warm up (Primary) 6.30 warm up (High school)
St Columba's / Windyknowe / Balbardie / St Mary's / Simpson's / Boghall
**Please note that Primary school pupils have to enter through their school. Details have already been emailed to all relevant schools and someone in each Primary will collate entries and pass them back to our club.**
High school pupils compete as individuals - not a team - the form below has all details for entering - closing date Fri 10 May 2019 (open to High School age swimmers residing in Bathgate/Boghall and High School age swimmers at BASC)
BASC SWL high school swimmers - please just email your 3 chosen swims to - no need to hand a paper copy back and no need to fill in entry times.
Link to High School Entry Form
Easter Holiday Training Timetable
- Monday 8th April (St Kents) - no training
- Tuesday 9th April (Armadale Academy) - usual squads training
- Wednesday 10th April (Xcite Bathgate) - all squads training
- Thursday 11th April (Xcite Bathgate) - Platinum squad only
- Friday 12th April (Xcite Bathgate) - inflatable Fun night - all squads
- Saturday 13th April (Armadale Academy) - Minnows training
For those swimmers participating in the LDD Graded Meet, this will be on Sunday 14th April at Xcite Whitburn.
We will then then be on holiday Monday 15th April through to and including Monday 22nd April.
Training will resume at Armadale on 23rd April for the usual squads and then at Xcite Bathgate for all squads on Wednesday 24th April.
New Club Timetable (wef 11 Mar 2019)
Link to 2019 BASC Squad Training Timetable
Bathgate ASC Swimathon 3 Feb 2019 - Xcite Bathgate
Thank you to everyone who has registered for Swimathon. We’re pleased to say around 75 swimmers have now registered – this should be a fantastic and fun filled day! If you missed the registration date but still want to swim, we can still get you involved. Just respond to the e-mail sent to all members and we will put you on the schedule for the day.
We’re now able to share with you a bit more about how the day will work and also how to raise money for the charities involved.
During the day there will be a number of sessions. These are set out in the schedule below. You will notice that every squad has been offered 2 slots which they can swim in (3 for gold and above). You/your swimmer can attend one or both sessions. You will also have the opportunity to take part in fun sessions too. More about this will follow.
Link to Bathgate ASC/ Bathgate Academy Polar Academy Swimathon Program
Now the important part – how to get sponsorship for the charities.
To raise money to help Bathgate ASC support the local community
The club are looking to raise money to help us support the local community. We have set up JustGiving crowdfunding page for this. To help raise money you can pledge to this page and/or spread the word to family, friends and neighbours through this link.
Bathgate ASC Community Crowdfunding Page
To raise money for The Polar Academy
Bathgate Academy is raising money for a charity called The Polar Academy this year. 10 of their pupils are being trained and supported by the charity to go on an arctic expedition to Greenland, one of whom is Bathgate ASC very own swimmer, Orla Morgan. As the Swimathon was Orla’s idea to raise money for both Polar Academy and the swimming club she loves, it would be good if we could promote and get some donations for Polar Academy too. You can do so through this link.
Polar Academy Swimathon Just Giving Page
Raising money by sponsorship form
While the JustGiving links are easy to promote through social media and can be convenient for sponsors, sometimes good old paper works best. If you would prefer to get sponsors this way you can use the sponsorship form attached and collect the sponsorship yourself. The money can be handed in to the club. Please indicate if you want your donations to go to Bathgate ASC, Polar Academy or to be spit between the two. Sample Sponsor Sheet
This will be an amazing day for the club and the charities involved. Hopefully everyone can help us smash our charity targets too!
Developing our Learn to Swim Program (Changes in Structure)
Bathgate Amateur Swimming Club has run a successful learn to swim programme, know as our tadpole squad (yellow, green, blue and red caps) for many years. This programme has produced many excellent swimmers who have moved on to our development squad (bronze and above) and beyond. We now have the opportunity to enhance our learn to swim programme and would like to share some further detail of the changes. These details are in the attached document.
Changes in Learn to Swim Programme Structure Document
We hope that this helps explain the changes we are making and why they are for the long term benefit of the club and its swimmers. If you have any questions about the changes or how this may affect you, please get in touch by e-mail to BASCPresident@outlook.com and copy to BASCSecretary@outlook.com
On Behalf of BASC Management Committee