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 per week.
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 league.
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