Head down, stretch for the water, tight tuck position. Just a couple of pointers she had forgotten in the heat of the race!
October / November 15
The Meadows is ready. Bring on those Devils! Happy Halloween Swimmers.
July / Aug 15
They did look great that went without debate but the new poolside seats were uncomfortable and just a tad too close to the action!
Every club has a comedian swimmer.... Every Coach has a solution!
Every good time keeper should know who is diving next!
For many swimmers competition is the next step. The odd one does sometimes feel like a fish out of water!
It would appear the BNLSC Summer Camp had run into some early difficulties.
There was a question being asked as to how seriously people were taking these diving start drills!
Every block is just the same they had told him! He did not even have his diving badge yet!!
Flood damage or not the BNLSC XMAS Committee Party was going ahead!
Sarah was starting to doubt that this pool was being cleaned every 2nd day!!
Who has entered the pool again with tissues in their pockets?
You have reached the Out of Office (pool) for BNLSC. 2013 has been a year of challenges that we have not only met but beaten! August however is a time to reflect and relax. Go have some fun and we will see you soon to push on wards together again.
It was reasonable to say that the squad was simply not getting the tumble turn message!
If anybody would like to volunteer for the 800M free Relay squad put your arms up please!
The new colours were a brave choice but it was clear that some of the older club members could make them look good!
Everybody assumed Mary was some how making an Easter Statement?
It was the first 50M pool she had seen and the reality is it was certainly bigger than expected!
Well nobody can ever find 9 year old swimmers so we are changing our tactics!!
The Open Water approach was seemingly too difficult a concept for the drilled and well trained "lane" swimmers!
The new squad kit was expected to create some incredibly streamlined performances!
The new championship blocks were far from ideal!
There are those odd days when you feel it is going against you!
Confidence to go up against others in their own pool is often what it is really about! (valid but not funny!)
Peter had certainly taken a flying start....
Act cool... Nobody seems to have noticed....
Coach regretted asking the squad to select their own programme for today!
I stand by my view that some swimmers are not taking things as seriously as others!
Get your fluids on board was being taken very literally indeed.
I don't think those trunks are FINA approved!
Please note that Elise kidman and Amy keenan are trying to fly on butterfly 'maybe they're better at errr front craw'l but what Niel didnt know behind his back the girls knew that he was an easy target !!!
I am prepared, I am ready, I will win the day!
You do know I can't see a thing don't you?
I do feel a tad rusty you know!
If he says touch your toes one more time......
Take your marks, for the Father and Son race!
Les Dawson joins the BNLSC Cannon Team for the M&D
2 weeks of missed training but he was carbohydrated to the hilt and waiting for the results!
Lynn had a choice for the 200IM! The Monkey or the Elephant. Can you simply ignore the palm tree is my view.
Eagerness was simply not an issue within the full squad!
We will win this CANNON, we will win it!
Ok, I know they can't fly but they can swim!
Ill never find a Snorkel to fit my Snout!
Even watching a full session can take it out of some people!
I do not rate the touch judge's decisions today!
Geoff was showing off now......he could do the Cossack dance even in his sleep!
Wait a minute this isn't ICE!
Im singing in the rain, just singing in the rain. (Editors comment - surely she is dancing and not singing at all?. Do not write in again!)
For those that do not like to get their hair wet we're now offering aqua Running 9-10pm on a Monday!!
December 14 - Happy Christmas
Well our Webmaster has called it a season and a quick snap showed us exactly what he was doing during his break!
There was no question that confidence was high but the Simon Cowell look was taking the Michael somewhat!!
And he said "No way did you jump over that moon!" And I said you ask my mate flipper! And he said "No way can you swim!" And I said you have to believe my friend!
Seriously mum I will give it another 10 minutes then you need to accept that training is not going ahead tonight!
How should I know it was a PLUG! I thought if I got the brick up I would get my lifesavers badge no question!
It's GRRRRReat to be back!
Editors Comment - Sorry
The Committee were starting to think that the cost cutting process had gone a little too far!
Even Swimmers have an image to remember!!
Long Course, smong course. Whats the difference is what I say...... Does it ever end...? I hate Long Course.
Was it the water or was the mickey being taken...
Focus, remain focussed. No can't do it I have lost my head!
Well I did say check nobody was in the water before diving!
The Open Age squad were determined to make up for lost time!
The "NO" survived the incident but matchstick Bob wanted no praise at all for his actions!
Are we to guess what the NO means? I guess Float?
Neil was so excited to see the final Club Champs of the year that he made it clear to all that that is it until 2011!
The penalty for one missed tumble turn seemed a little over the top!
The AGM at BNLSC takes courage and Mary has it!
It is not right to call somebody a cheat, but the coaches had serious question marks on this one!
Mary was never much of a swimmer!
Michael loved his new DS and Steve would never know anyway!
Thursday's were always a popular session but with no lane ropes either!
So Lynne we need 4 for the under 10's IM relay!
The new Meadows Pool was so much bigger than the old pool. Look how many we can get in!
Toilet Break guys!
Neil had promised to do all it would take to bring these swimmers on!
Andy Birchall said this new pool was only 25M but I have been swimming like this for ages!
Surely those inflatable shorts were banned???
At the end sharp turn, at the end fast turn, at the end aggressive turn, at the end any kind of turn. Can I have a toilet break at the end?
17 Turns later and that was the first 25 metres behind him.
This performance had simply blown the roof off!
Steve was a giant of a swimmer by any standards.
God...................The new pool looks smaller close up!
The desk staff are such a tight team they need different strips to be told apart!
Shazza Caf.....The girls had decided to ditch the normal hair nets for some snazzy ones!
After hearing that Glynne Stockwell had successfully trialled for BNLSC, the local 'incontinence r us' group thought it was worth a try....
8 Year old Pete's mum could have swore he said "could I have a new Sumo suit", not swim suit! How we laughed she said.... Anonymous.
The Girls Club Captains wondered how long it would take Head Coach Andy Birchall to realise that his age 15 Speedo's no longer fitted... MARY
Steve's instruction was clear but not everybody had listened as they should have!
Lynn demonstrated to the swimmers what would happen if she had to tell you more than once to " KEEP YOUR HEAD STILL!"
The latest BNLSC winning trick - synchronised relay swimming.....
"I hope the swimming pool melts before I finish my dive" thinks Blondie....
OK Guys, time for a toilet break!
There really only was one way to rescue that earring she had dropped down the toilet..............
Rebecca Addlington agreed she had seen better warm down pools......
If I told her once, I told her ten times. listen to Lynne!
Diving training was more difficult for some than others.
BNLSC show off new Caps in February 1964 (Photo Archive)
Sandra felt as if her height made her different to her peers? Fancy forgetting her cap too!
Santa's Elves during Summer training