Irish National Championships 2019
This year’s Irish Summer National Championships took place at the National Aquatic Centre in Dublin from Wednesday 24th to Sunday 28th July. 993 swimmers from 126 Clubs were competing and this year Banbridge had an impressive team of 19 swimmers who have worked extremely hard all year and managed to achieve the necessary qualifying times to compete – this is some achievement in itself, for full report click here.
Irish National Championships Division 2
13 young swimmers from Banbridge Amateur Swimming Club competed in the Irish National Championships Division 2 competition which took place in the University Limerick Arena on Thursday 11th– Sunday 14th July.
A record number of 864 swimmers across Ireland were competing over the 4 days and the Banbridge squad were participating in over 20 events in what is rated as one of the most prestigious competitions in the swimming calendar, for full report click here.
End of Season
To see all end of season events please click here
SU Development Gala 4
Entries should be emailed to email@example.com by 5pm on Wednesday 8th May 2019.
Ards Open Meet 2019
Ards Open Meet will be held at the Ards Blair Mayne Wellbeing & Leisure Centre on Saturday 11th May 2019.
Click here to avail of the gala details.
- Warm up 8.15 am. Swimmers poolside 8.00 am
- Warm up at 1.00pm. Swimmers poolside 12.45 pm.
Ulster Long Course Championships 2019
Ulster LC Championships will be held at the Aurora Aquatic & leisure Centre from Friday 26th to Sunday 28th April 2019.
click here to avail of the gala details.
Sessions are as follows:
|Warm Up Times||Start Times|
|Session 1||8 am||9 am|
|Session 2||11am||12 noon|
|Session 3||4 pm||5 pm|
|Session 4||8 am||9 am|
|Session 5||11 am||12 noon|
|Session 6||4 pm||5 pm|
|Session 7||8 am||9 am|
|Session 8||11 am||12 noon|
|Session 9||4 pm||5 pm|
* Times are subject to change.
Templemore Minor Gala
Gala to take place in Lagan Valley Leisure Complex, Lisburn on Sunday 17th February, details as follows:
Session 1 – 8am warm up poolside at 7.45am Session 2 – 11am warm up poolside at 10.45am.
1st to 3rd February Training
Training for the forthcoming weekend due to the Qualifying Gala in Bangor
Saturday Bridge Squad 17:15-18:00 (come in 15 minutes earlier)
Sunday Bridge Squad as normal 10:00-10:45
Saturday JNR Club 16:15-18:00 Sunday JNR Club 09:00-11:00
(Some of the extra time will be used for practice for Aqua Sprints)
Development Lane and those in JP who did not have a qualifying time for the Meet in Bangor same as JNR Club
Platinum Sat 16:15-17:15
Spring Qualifying Meet 1st – 3rd February 2019
Please note the session times are as follows
|Warm Up||Start||Warm Up|
|Friday||5.00 PM||6.00 PM|
|Warm Up Boys||Warm Up Girls||Start|
|Saturday AM||09.00 AM – 1st||09.25 AM – 2nd||10.00 AM|
|Saturday PM||1.25 PM – 2nd||1.00 PM – 1st||2.00 PM|
|Sunday AM||09.25 AM – 2nd||09.00 AM – 1st||10.00 AM|
|Sunday PM||1.00 PM – 1st||1.25 PM – 2nd||2.00 PM|
Please note that due to Aurora Swimming Lessons taking place there will be limited space in the diving pool for warm up / cool down. Swimmers must respect the other users of the diving pool by being quiet in this area and follow the instructions of the centre staff.
Elizabeth Long Trophy
Most promising 11 year old at this years Ulster Age Group Championships, Well done Pearse.
Boys 12 & Under Freestyle Relay WINNERS – Well done lads!!
SU Autumn Qualifying Meet
This weekend’s Autumn Qualifying Meet which will take place at Lagan Valley Leisureplex, Lisburn.
Please note the Session Times are now as follows:
- Friday PM – Warm up 5pm – Start 6pm
- Saturday AM – Warm Up 9am – Start 10am
- Saturday PM – Warm Up 2pm – Start 3pm – (this is due to a Coach Forum taking place during the Interval)
- Sunday AM – Warm Up 9am – Start 10am
- Sunday PM – Warm Up 1pm – Start 2pm
Please remind Officials / Volunteers that they should sign in at least 45 minutes before the start of the session and attend the Referee’s briefing poolside 30 minutes before the session starts.
Withdrawals for this meet should be emailed to Swim Ulster Gala Entries by 12 midday on Friday 12th October 2018.
SU Development Gala 1
Please find attached Session Reports & Volunteer Rotas for both Development Meet 1 South
Please note the slight change in Session Times for the Meet :
Development Meet 1 – South – Omagh – 29.9.18
The Leisure Centre will not open in Omagh until 9am
Session 1 – Warm Up 9.15am – Start 10.15am – Volunteers must sign in by 9.40am and the Officials Briefing will take place at 9.45am poolside
Session 2 – Warm Up 1.30pm – Start 2.30pm – Volunteers must sign in by 1.55pm and the Officials Briefing will take place at 2pm poolside
Any withdrawals for either of these events must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by 12 midday on Friday 28.9.18.
Irish National LC Championships
SU Ulster Age Groups
As the dust settles on a fabulous medal haul at the weekends Ulster Age Groups with a total of 5 GOLD 12 SILVER & 13 BRONZE medals we are delighted to report Jodie McMullan achieved a Regional Squad time in 100m free, congratulations.
Well done to all the swimmers & coaches, for gala report click or choose here. Keep up the hard work as we now look ahead to Limerick and Dublin for the Irish Summer Championships!
Club End of Year Events
Please Click or choose here to find out about the End of Year club happenings.
For our Club Awards night information and booking details please click or choose here to find out more.
For the Aquasprint Final which is taking place on Friday 8th June please click or choose here to find out more.
Ulster Youth & Senior Championships 2018
BASC competed at the recent Swim Ulster Youth & Senor Championships Gala which took place in the Bangor Aurora Complex, please visit here to see photos & report.
Irish Open Championships 2018
This years Irish Open Champs took place at the National Aquatic Centre Wed 4th to Sun 8th April with BASC represented by Julia Knox & Adam Wilson, for full report click here.
A huge congratulations goes to both these dedicated athletes who apply & conduct themselves to their highest ability and are excellent role models both inside & outside our club.
A special congratulations goes to Julia who is a triple senior medallist and securing National Squad Qualifying Times and European Junior Championship Consideration Times – fantastic results for a swimmer who gives the maximum effort to both training & attitude, absolutely fantastic achievements.
IAG Division 2 dates are now changed to 5th to 8th July 2018 and is a Short Course Meet. Please click to see the most up to date Swim Ulster Competition calendar (update 25th January 2018)
🔴🔴 ULSTER JUNIOR RECORD BREAKER 🔴🔴
Huge congratulations to Julia Knox, in a club first has not broke one but two Ulster Junior Records this evening at the 2017 Irish SC Championship.
Well done from all at the club.
As our Senior swimmers prepare to go and train in a more sunny climate in the coming week here are a few of our major achievements over the last few weeks:
ABC Council Sports Award of Junior Male of the Year – ADAM WILSON
BASC are extremely proud of your achievement which you have obtained by your hard work & dedication – Congratulations ADAM!!!!!!!
ABC Council Lord Mayor’s reception celebrating the successes of Julia Knox at the European Youth Olympic Festival and our swimmers achievements at the previous Irish Summer Open Championships in the National Aquatic Centre in Dublin
SU Development Gala 4
Please note a slight change to the Session Times below :
Session 1 – Warm Up Boys 8am-8.25am – Girls 8.25am-8.50am – Start 9am – Referees Briefing will take place at 9.40am for all Officials
Session 2 – Warm Up Boys 2pm-2.20pm – Girls 2.20pm-2.40pm – Start 2.45pm – Referees Briefing will take place at 2.25pm for all Officials
Please ensure all withdrawals are notified before 12 midday on Friday 18th May 2018
Aquasprint V Limavady ASC
BASC next Aquasprint was against Limavady ASC on Saturday 14th April at Banbridge Leisure Centre. After some great swimming we came out on top with a score of:
Banbridge ASC 235 V Limavady ASC 165
Thanks to all coaches, parents and swimmers for a brilliant Aquasprint Gala. Please see Aquasprint page for results and click here for information in relation to up & coming fixtures.
Please see email from Swim Ulster in relation to SU Development Gala 3 which was due to take place in Newry Leisure Centre on the Sunday 4th March.
Aquasprint V Lisburn ASC
BASC travelled to Lagan valley Leisureplex to compete in their first Aquasprint fixture of the season. After some great swimming we came out on top with a score of:
Lisburn ASC 168 V Banbridge ASC 232
Bangor Open Winter Festival 2018
Bangor Open Winter Festival ran Friday 19th January to 21st January in Aurora Aquatic Complex in Bangor. This open competition was the first of this year’s qualification galas and was a great opportunity for all eligible swimmers to start attempting to qualify for National and Regional events throughout the year and over the summer. To read report please click.
BASC 30 years Gala Ball
Please click to see information in relation to the forthcoming event.
SU Spring Open Qualifying Meet
Please click to see the information in relation to this weekends gala. Also the volunteer rota is included for the weekend. Good luck to all BASC Swimmers!!!
PTL Gala 27th January RESULT Ballymena ASC 500 V Banbridge ASC 644.
Well done to all swimmers for another successful gala and to the parents for their help and assistance in making the gala run smooth. Thank you to Ballymena ASC for the lovely food which went down a treat!!
Please click here to see times.
- 20th ( 1730-1830) and 21st January ( 10am-11 am) at least 1 lane will be made available to gold and Silver squads for diving and 25 m sprint practice. Again I expect these swimmers to attend as it is a good opportunity to sort dives ,breakouts etc prior to Aqua Sprints.
- 27/1/18 and 10/2/18 the senior club will be involved in away Galas.This will give the junior club the opportunity to swim from 1615 to 1815 ish. The extra time will not be demanding on young swimmers, as we intend to focus on Skills ( deadman/pencil float etc) along with starts and turns. It is also our intention to give a period of play time. I expect all JNR club to attend especially those wanting to represent Banbridge in Aqua-sprints.
**Swim Ulster Development Gala 2**
The second SU Development Gala takes place this Sunday 14th January at Orchard Leisure Centre, Armagh.
Please note that warm up for the gala commences at 8.30am so can all participants please be on pool side for 8.15am as Coaches Geraldine & Mickey will be there.
Please see Development page for Volunteer Duties Rota.
The confirmed dates for some Aquasprint galas are now available in the Aquasprint section . Further updates will be posted within this section as and when confirmed.
Autumn Qualifying Gala
To see the results from the previous qualifying gala please click here. We had a very successful gala with good swims from all our swimmers and a medal tally of:
|21 Gold||21 Silver||23 Bronze|
Below are a few pictures from the weekend:
Banbridge 680 V Templemore 464!!! Great result for our first PTL gala of the season, well done BASC. Click here to see results.
Development Meets 2017-2018
Please see the development section to find out dates, venues & information in relation to this seasons Swim Ulster Development Galas. Any queries please speak to your child’s coach at end of training session.
Please note the club has agreed not to attend Development Gala 1 on 30th September in Omagh Leisure Centre.
For any new members who are unsure of what their child requires to participate in the training sessions please click here to find out. This is also useful for existing swimmers progressing in the squads as more equipment may be required.
Training Sessions for 2017/2018 Season
For this years training times please see click here .
PTL Season 2017/2018
Please see the Provincial Town Swimming League fixtures for the coming season.
European Youth Olympic Festival
Julia Jets off to EYOF. Best of luck to Julia and her Ireland teammates as they fly out to Hungary this morning to compete in the European Youth Olympic Festival.
BASC Club Awards Night
After another very successful season we had our annual club awards night. Our special guest this years was Eugene Magee Ulster & Irish International hockey player who attended the Olympics in Rio 2016.
We also had Joanne from the Boom Foundation along with Gary, Roisin and James Neill which our club raised £1,926.30 by completing a sponsored swim during the year and thanks to HSBC and Gerry for adding further funds to the total amount.
To see photos from the night please click.
PTL Finals Night
After a very successful gala for our swimmers medals & PB’s in abundance a massive congratulations to all our swimmers and coaches as our club has been confirmed as PTL Division 1 Champions topping all for age categories – Go Banbridge Go!!
click for more pictures
***GALA CANCELLED due to unforseen circumstances***
Swim times today 25th November are as follows:
15.30 to 16.30 – Juniors
16.30 to 18.00 – Seniors
***Important Gala Information – 25th November BASC V Larne***
Parents and coaches duties are now available on the notice board in the leisure centre. Please be aware of your duties so the gala can proceed smoothly.
As this PTL gala is coinciding with our fundraising night can swimmers & parents please adhere to the following:
- Gala start time is 16.10 hrs.
- BASC Swimmers must be on poolside from no earlier than 15.20 hrs. & no later than 15.30 hrs.
- BASC swimmers will be marshalled to the flume/baby pool area.
- Larne swimmers will arrive at 15.30 hrs.
- Warm up will commence at 15.45 hrs sharp and last for a duration of 20 mins.
- It is planned that gala will be finished and supper served by 18.00 hrs.
Can the coaches ask that BASC Swimmers stick to the above as we want to gala to run as smooth as possible to allow for a successful gala.
As this gala is now taking place at an earlier time there will be NO JUNIOR SESSION on this date Saturday 25th November.
Can girl swimmers bring half loaf of sandwiches and boys bring cake biscuits or buns. If anyone cannot swim please inform Geraldine Hill before Wednesday 22nd November 2017.
Come join us on Saturday 25th November @ Banbridge Rugby Club. Please spread the word to everyone as there will some very exciting items up for auction.
Our own Julia has been nominated for the 2017 European Youth Olympic Festival this summer.
Please see Swim Irelands website for the press release.
Fantastic swimming at the annual Irish Open National Championship. For full report please click here.
IAG Division 2 Championships
After the 2nd day if the IAG Division 2 gala we have had lots of PB’s, 2 Bronze (Rachel & Lawson), 1 Silver (Jack) and 1 Gold (Bailey) all in 400IM. The finals in Session 3 had Jessica, Bailey and Matthew competing all with great swimming. Day 3 seen more PB’s and medals with Bronze (Jessica) 100 Butterfly & Bronze (Rachel) 200 Backstroke. Final day in the UL Sports Centre Limerick seen even more PB’s and Silver (Rachel) 200 Butterfly. In total Banbridge swimmers had numerous PB’s and took home 1 Gold, 2 Silver & 4 Bronze medals. To see the report click & to see a selection of pictures please click.
Also for Official Swim Ireland updates click.
IAG Division 2 Championships
BASC Swimmers who are making the trip to Limerick to compete in the IAG Division 2 Championships on 29/30 June & 1/2 July. Good luck to all swimmers, swim hard, swim fast and most of all enjoy the experience – lets go Banbridge!
IAGSO Division 1 Championships
All our swimmers after final training session before they make the journey to National Aquatic Centre Dublin to complete in the IAGSO2017. Good luck to all the team, swim hard – swim fast & have a blast!!
For guide time for sessions, including warm ups see here – note all times are approximate.
Also for official Swim Ireland information click.
Swim Ulster Schools Cup & Championships 2017
Please note that due to the number of entries received for this gala the session times are as follows:
Saturday AM Session – Groups 1&2 – Warm Up 8am – Start 9am
Saturday PM Session – Group 3&4 – Warm Up 1pm – Start 2pm
Sunday AM Session – Group 5 – Warm Up 8am – Start 9am
Sunday PM Session – Groups 6&7 – Warm Up 1.30pm – Start 2.30pm
Aquasprint 2016/17 Final Night
After another successful Aquasprint season we came third in the Group A final, scores as follows:
Congratulations to Ards on winning the Aquasprint title. Please click for full list of results.
*** Aug / Sept – Diary Dates ***
Who’s looking forward to getting back to club??
|Tues 15th Aug – Club committee meeting|
|Wed 23rd Aug – AGM|
|Wed 23rd Aug – Coaches – Swimmers / Parents Meeting|
|Tues 29th Aug – Senior session AM|
|Fri 1st Sept – Club swim sessions back for new season|
|Sat 2nd Sept – Yoga starts|
|Sun 3rd Sept – Land training starts|
Nearly time to get up and running for the new season, we encourage people to get involved and volunteer at the club. Senior swimmers should be up and running with pre-season sets.
Hats Off Award 2017
Winner of the “hats off” award 2017 is Ellie Bingham!
Ellie was a real team player at the IAGSO in Dublin where she also showed great work ethic and attitude throughout the 5 long days of the competition.
BASC Swim Trials
Times to be Confirmed!!!
IAGSO Division 1 Championships Update
For all pictures, finals and report from IAGSO Division 1 Championships 2017 please see here.
Due to Long Course training taking place swimming sessions for the senior and junior squads will change for the following days only:
- 12th Feb 2017
- 12th March 2017
- 9th April 2017
- 16th April 2017
- 14th May 2017
- 11th June 2017
On these days Senior Performance , Junior performance and Development squads that normally swim from 10:00-12:00 will swim 09:00-11:00 instead. This also means that there will be no land training on these dates.
Junior squads (Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum) that normally swim 09:00-10:00 will swim 11:00-12:00 instead. Remember this is only for days listed above all other sessions remain the same.
**** Down Minor Gala – Junior Open Meet ****
Banbridge swim club have teamed up with Ards ASC to run an under 12 years ‘Down Minor Championships’ gala which will be held in Bangor’s amazing aurora complex.
The club are very keen for your swimmers to enter this gala as it will be for many a first time experience of a fun and exciting aquatic competition! Children aged 9 and under swim just one 25m (1 length) and for 10-12yrs is two lengths (50m). there will also be team relays and the four-stroke individual medley event.
We would like to let you know more about the gala at a brief meeting on Sunday 14th May at 11.45 in café area upstairs in the Leisure Centre. We’ll cover lots of questions you may have like: what’s involved, who should enter and what actually happens on the day! Looking forward to seeing you.
Please click to see details for Junior Gala hosted by Ards and Banbridge Clubs. This is an excellent opportunity for first timers & young swimmers to have a gala experience and have a great day at Bangor Aurora.
Information for Remainder of Season
Please click to access information in relation to training sessions for the rest of the season.
Also for those who normally attend the Monday training session please remember Monday 29th May (Bank Holiday) session time is 9am to 11am for Senior Performance squad only.
Swim Ulster Summer Meet Gala
Please see this section for information in relation to the SU Summer meet 26th to 28th May 2017.
Please see results of SU Summer Meet. Another successful gala with an abundance of PB’s and medals for our swimmers!!!
There is a change in training sessions on Sunday 18th June.
- Senior squads (Development, Junior performance and Senior performance) will now be swimming 9am to 11am.
- Junior squads (Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum) will be swimming 11am to 12pm.
Swim Ulster Festival
Good Luck to all swimmers taking part.
Aquasprint Gala 20th May Result Coleraine 137VBanbridge 263.
Aquasprint Final 2nd June Lisburn Leisureplex
Aquasprint Gala 29th April RESULT Banbridge 243 V Lisburn 157.
Aquasprint Gala 28th April RESULT Ards 237 V Banbridge 163.
Ulster Age Groups Gala
UAG 2017 gala is now over for this year, please click here to see our event stats and pictures throughout the 3 days of the event, thanks to all coaches, volunteers, parents and especially the swimmers for making this another memorable gala for BASC!
Bank Holiday Training Session
Monday 29th May – This session has changed to 9:00 to 11:00am. 3 lanes – Only Senior Performance squad to attend.
Aquasprint Verses Coleraine
Our Final Aquasprint of the season before finals night will take place Saturday 20th May at Coleraine Leisure Centre.
All meet at Banbridge Leisure Centre for 3pm for parents/swimmers taking the bus. Those making their own travel arrangements ensure they are at poolside by 5pm as warm up is scheduled for 5.15pm.
Lets go Banbridge!!!!
Parents & Swimmers
Please see information in the Training Section in relation to training times changes for Easter & bank holidays 2017
SU Development Gala 4 – Sunday 7th May
- Session 1 – Warm Up – 9am – Start 10am
- Session 2 – Warm Up – 1pm – Start 2pm
Good luck to all our swimmers – swim hard, swim fast lets go Banbridge!!
Remember to get the word out, share the website and come on have your child trail out for a great club!!
***Announcement – ABC Senior Sports Awards -Service to Sport***
Well done to all the winners – staggering commitment to sport and especially to our own special lady Geraldine, well done & a huge thank you from all the club!!
BASC Quiz Night 2017
Oh what a night! A huge well done to all our quiz teams & raffle ticket winners. Thanks to all who organised, helped and assisted with the refreshments. A special thanks goes to quiz masters PD, Jackie, Harry & Ellie and also Marty and Mary (especially for her dancing). See more Pictures #bascquiz
The Aquasprint fixture verses Lisburn Swimming Club has now been confirmed for Saturday 29th April. Swimmers/parents please remember two Aquasprints in a row, Ards (Away) Friday 28th April & Lisburn Saturday 29th April. Any swimmer who cannot attend please email Club Secretary. Warm up & start times to be confirmed.
PTL End of Season Finals Night
No swimmer will swim more than 3 finals and no club to have more than 2 swimmers
in the final.
Please note that any withdrawals need to be confirmed asap by emailing Club Secretary .
PTL Gala 18th March RESULT Banbridge 664 V Coleraine 480.
If you would like your child or children to become members of a fantastic swimming club where the swimmers have achieved & competed at exceptional levels please get in touch by clicking here.
BASC Quiz Night
Reminder Quiz Night Friday 31st March. For details please click.
Recent Development Gala
Results now available for this gala which took place on Saturday 4th March.
Please check Development section under development gala 3.
PTL Gala Reminder
Next PTL gala is at home against Coleraine ASC on 18th March. Please note that the warm up is at the earlier time of 5pm with 5.30pm start.
If swimmer cannot take part please inform Geraldine by Wednesday 15th March – Let’s go Banbridge!
Following the recent Development Gala which took place in Lagan Valley Leisureplex on the 4th March please check the clubs competition pathway on how development galas fit in a swimmers programme.
Also please keep this calendar handy as gala’s & other competition’s are approaching fast.
PTL South Heats Saturday 11th March
This is taking place in Newry Leisure Centre. Warm up is at 6pm.
Lee Galloway will be there to look after our swimmers.
There is no transport organised so everyone has to make their own way to Newry.
There will also be a requirement for us to supply volunteers for pool side roles.
Any updates will be posted on the Swim Ulster website.
Any withdrawals from this weekends gala need to be made by lunch time tomorrow.
Can you return including entry number and event any withdrawals by 23rd February 2017 @ 9am by click here.
- No yoga
- Junior Club 4.15pm to 6.15pm
- Platinum 4.15pm to 6.15pm
- Development 5.30pm to 7pm
- Jnr & Snr Performance 5.30pm to 7pm
- No land training
- All swimmers 9am to 11am
- Junior club
- Jnr & Snr Performance
IAGSO Qualifying Date
Following a meeting of the Swim Ireland HP Committee on Saturday 3rd December, a decision has been made to move the start of the qualification period for the IAG Championships & Summer Open to October 1st 2016.
The start of the qualification period for IAG Division 2 will remain January 1st 2017.
Club Coach of the Year
The awards just keep coming! One of our longest serving volunteers and much respected coach, Davy Wilson, collected the title of Club Coach of the Year at the recent ABC Council Junior Sports Awards.
The club was also shortlisted at the Awards in the following categories:
Junior Female of the Year – Julia Knox
Youth Club Team of the Year – PTL Squad