Biddulph Swimming Club
Stoke on Trent
Recently three of our senior swimmers have completed 10years membership at the Club - The Twins
Jordan Oliver &Carrie Oliver plus Natasha Capes.
This is a great achievement and to recognise this a presentation was made recently at Biddulph
Leisure Centre to the girls.
They have been great characters over the years and it has been a pleasure watching their
development not only as swimmers but as young people.
I cannot recall any other swimmers since I started coaching doing over Ten years at one club - Well
done Girls !!!!
It is interesting to read their profiles and how they think swimming has helped them.
We have both been active members of BASC for over 10 years now. We joined
the club when were 6
and 7 years old and we
reach the ripe old age of
18 years old in
December this year. We
both continue to attend
three training sessions
During our 10 years at BASC we have both
competed at a high level, swimming regularly in
the county and other open championships, we
both represented our club in the county relay
and represented our school in the GB Schools
swimming championships and were also
regularly selected by Peter for our local league galas, Crusaders and Arenas
Swimming has not only kept us both fit and healthy over the years but has given
us so much more. It has taught us many life skills, discipline, drive,
competitiveness and sportsmanship together with time management, which have
all helped us to achieve other accomplishments, not least, our being two thirds of
the runner up team in the all England Schools Biathlon Championships in 2012.
We also gained a collective 20 high grade GCSE’s last year. We now attend Sir
John Dean’s Sixth Form College in Northwich, where we are studying hard for our
A-levels, with a target for University entry next year.
I joined the club when I was 6
and competed in my first club
championships at 7 winning the
Breaststroke and Butterfly
races. I continued to train hard
and compete regularly. I also
enjoy Open Water Swimming
and am a member of Newcastle Tri Club. I
have been concentrating on my coaching and
teaching qualifications and at the moment I
work part time at the leisure centre as a
swimming teacher and coach at the club on a
Thursday and Sunday evening. I attend
Congleton High School sixth form and I am
working hard to complete A levels in
Photography, Art and Child Education. Now
that I have recovered from injury my goal is to
return to training and competing