Club News

Summer closure and tick over 

The last day of normal training before the summer break for all squads except Junior Club will be Friday 27th July.  Last session for Junior Club will be Saturday 21st July as Cranbourne will be closed on Wednesday 25th July.

There will then be a two-week break of no training for all squads (except national qualifiers & Masters) from Saturday 28th July to Sunday 12th August inclusive.  Masters swimmers and national qualifiers training over this period will be sent directly to them. 

Tick Over Programme

British Masters Championships 13/5/18

The British Masters Championships were held in Plymouth from 8th-10th June and we had a good turnout from Bluefins. Coach Ian Cameron and swimmers Keone Crockwell, Natalie McNamara, Lizzie Godfrey, Fernando Vicaria, Emily Budzynski-Seymour, Spencer Turner and Fleur Parker made the journey south. more

Swim England Masters National Championships  07/11/17

27th – 29th October saw 19 Basingstoke swimmers (plus coaches and supporters) travel to the outstanding Ponds Forge pool in Sheffield for the biggest annual event of the year – Swim England Masters National Championships. The team made up of Coach Ian Cameron, Swimmer and coach Keone Crockwell and the swim team of Kate Carter, Ed Smith, Caroline Jones, Sam Irvine, John Slater, Sarah Adams, Lizzie Godfrey, Olly Espinasse, Spencer Turner, Fleur Parker, Neil Mitchell, Laura Moseley, Emily Budzynski-Seymour, Natalie McNamara, Andy Josephs, Fabio Formentin, Simon Hindshaw and Bryn Hughes. full report

Bluefins AGM 2017  27/9/17 updated 3/10/17

Notice is given of the The Bluefins Annual General Meeting 2017 which will be on Wednesday 1st November 2017, ** Thursday 23rd November** please note change in date, at Loddon Vale Bowling Club, West Ham Leisure Park (next to Milestones). 7.00pm - 8.30pm. We would encourage as many members to attend if possible.

World Masters Championships, Budapest, August 2017 Update

Congratulations to our Masters swimmers returning from the World Masters this Aug.

In true Bluefins style, the relay team of Olly Espinasse, Lizze Godfrey, Spencer Turner and Fleur Parker swam their way to 4th place....Full report

FINA World Masters Championships 2017, Budapest, Hungry                  & Swim England National Summer Meet 2017

We are very proud of our six Masters who are taking part in the 17th FINA World Championships, which will take place in Budapest from July 14th-30th.The 2017 FINA World Championships will see over 3,000 competing in six different disciplines over 17 days.

Good Luck to our Masters: Matt Wright, Oli Espinasse, Lizzie Godfrey, Fleur Parker, Spencer Turner (pictured back row) & Jack Staples

Well done to our two National qualifiers, Charlyne Lebosse and Mitchell Coombes (front row) at the recent National Summer Meet in Sheffield.
HCASA appoint new President Elect

Congratulations to our very own Brian Harrison on his recent appointment by the Hampshire County ASA, to President Elect!  Since 2005, Brian has been quietly working in the background volunteering and gaining valuable knowledge on all areas of the swimming world and has been heavily involved with not only Bluefins, but also Hampshire County, SwimMark plus a number other non-swim related organisations.

We salute you Brian! - a truly remarkable achievement!

Masters - New British record!

16th-18th June 2017 saw 8 Bluefins travel to Aberdeen for the British Masters National Long Course Championships. Those representing the club were Olly Espinasse, Lizzie Godfrey, Neil Mitchell, Simon Hindshaw, Natalie McNamara, Spencer Turner and Fleur Parker. The team were joined and supported by Ian Cameron – Bluefins Masters Coach.  full report

Save the Date - Bluefins Party

A date has been set for the annual Bluefins party of Saturday 9th September. Details are on the club noticeboard at the Aquadrome

ASA become Swim England

On Monday 3 April 2017, the ASA will start using their new name, Swim England. The Amateur Swimming Association remains the constitutional name, but they will use Swim England on all internal and external communications, including the website.  

Basingstoke & Deane Sports Awards 2017 03/03/2017

Bluefins were out in force at the Basingstoke & Deane Sports Awards, held at the Apollo Hotel Basingstoke last night. more

Counties 2017 17/02/2017

The last weekend in January and first two in February saw swimmers from across the County of Hampshire converge on pools at Portsmouth and Waterlooville, to take part in the Annual County Swimming Championships Competition.

Full report

Basingstoke break 4x200m Freestyle European record Short Course National Championships 28-30th Nov 2016

Bluefins dominated the Mixed 4x200m Freestyle Relay in session seven, swimming more than a minute faster than their closest rival.

Many congratulations to all 17 Masters swimmers who took part in this weekends events, a remarkable achievement and ambassadors of the club. A full report is now available to view here


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