BSSC holds an annual Club Championships where members can compete in multiple events against their training partners to be the BSSC champions for that season. Presentations are then made at a separate awards evening, where members come together to celebrate the successes of the past season, lots of medals and trophies are handed out and some very special historic trophies are awarded for outstanding performances.
Many of the trophies being awarded have had a long history with the club and we have an online trophy record that you can explore.
Congratulations to all our swimmers who took part in our 2023 Club Championships. We had three nights of superb racing and it was brilliant to see everyone enjoying themselves.
We’d like to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who helped make the three nights a success. We can’t run these events without members stepping up to help as officials and volunteers and it was lovely to see new faces.
The results files are below, and we look forward to seeing you all on Saturday 2nd December for our awards nights (more details to be shared via email nearer the time).
Bishop’s Stortford Swimming Club came together in November to celebrate the achievements of their swimmers during the 2021/22 season and their recent Club Championships performances, where swimmers get to compete against each other to be part of BSSC history. This was the first full uninterrupted season since 2018/19 and the first Club Championships and awards night since late 2019.
Sally Winter, BSSC President and European record holding Masters swimmer welcomed the swimmers, many of whom had never been to a Club Awards evening and went on to highlight the fantastic achievements of the BSSC swimmers over the past season. Coach Romesh then inspired the swimmers with his story of transitioning from a non-swimming 9 year old to representing Sri Lanka in the National Diving team aged 13.
The medals and trophies from Club Championships were handed out by BSSC Senior Club Captain Callum Davis, who was ably aided by the two newly appointed Club Captains Freya Reilly and Jakey Hayes. Coach Joe Collins presented the 2021/22 Coaches Awards to:
- The Most Improved Girl: Yana Patel
- The Most Improved Boy: Benjamin Palmer
- Award for Endeavour Girls: Isabelle Earley
- Award for Endeavour Boys: Zack Haslett Fossey
- Sportsmanship Award: Noah Conroy
Some of the trophies date back to the 1950s and provide a fascinating history of each age group and event within the club, for example the Langley Swimming Challenge Cup for most improved boy awarded to 11 year old Benjamin Palmer was first presented in 1955 to a J. Burrows and in 2011 was awarded to an 11 year old who became senior club captain Callum Davis.
Twelve year olds Molly Greatbatch and Elliot Hall accepted the Hertfordshire Peanuts League banner on behalf of the BSSC Peanuts team who had come 6th in the top division of the league during the 2021/22 season.
It was wonderful to be able to celebrate together again from the Under 9’s through to the Over 16s and huge congratulations should go to all the BSSC swimmers! We look forward to many more successes in 2023 and many more celebrations.
Congratulations to all our swimmers who took part in our 2022 Club Championships. We had three nights of great racing and it was brilliant to see everyone enjoying themselves.
We’d like to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who helped make the three nights a success. We can’t run these events without members stepping up to help as officials and volunteers.
The results files are below, and we look forward to seeing you all on Saturday 26th November for our awards nights (details to be shared via email nearer the time).