End Of An Era at BASC

Today we bid farewell to Geraldine after 33 years YES 33 years of voluntary service to BASC.

Geraldine has taught so many children over the years no words describe what she has done for the club and the community.  Anyone within the swimming circles know that Geraldine is a lady and will be sorely missed.

BASC wish Geraldine all the very best in her retirement 🎉🎉🎂🎂👏👏👏

We will miss Geraldine

Pass the Parcel – BASC Style

Julia is heading to the U.S.A.


Banbridge ASC swimmer Julia Knox has given a verbal commitment to George Washington University to swim and study in Washington DC for four years starting in August 2021.  Julia has been a club member since 2009 and has represented Banbridge ASC, Ulster and Ireland.  Speaking about her move to Washington DC July said “ I am thrilled to announce my verbal commitment to swim and study at George Washington University.  I would like to thanks Banbridge ASC and Strength Farm for the ongoing support, I can’t wait to join the team.”

Covid-19 Return to the Pool

Junior Club Keeping Fit


ABC Council have made the decision to close all facilities to the public. This means that all club activities are suspended until further notice. BASC wish everyone the best of health, stay safe and hope to see all soon.

PS. Coronavirus do one, you not welcome anymore – together we can beat this 👍

McCullagh International Open Meet 2020


The Swim Ireland ‘2020 McCullagh International Gala’ took place in Bangor Aurora from Thursday 20th to Sunday 23rd February. This year’s competition was run in a similar timeline to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games with the heats taking place in the evening and the respective finals taking place the following morning. The competition this year promised to be thrilling with Team GB’s Adam Peaty, Ross Murdoch and Siobhan O’Connor competing alongside Irish Stars Mona McSharry, Shane Ryan, and Brendan Hyland, full report click here.

Aquasprint Verses Bangor ASC

Our First Aquasprint of the season will take place Saturday 11th January at Bangor Aurora Complex.

Bus will leave Banbridge Leisure Centre at 4.30pm for warm up in Bangor at 6pm. Leaving Bangor approximately 8pm.

Those making their own travel arrangements ensure they are at poolside by 5.45pm as warm up is scheduled for 6pm.

Please indicate on notice board in Leisure Centre if you intend to avail of the bus by Wednesday 8th January.

Irish SC Championships 2019

The 2019 Irish Short Course Championships, and Open competition, was moved to Dublin this year.

Held at the National Aquatic Centre from 12th to 15th December, swimmers on show included those aiming to make Irish Squad for 2020 Olympics, click here for report.


PTL Gala RESULT Banbridge 610 V Larne 534.

Well done to all swimmers for another successful gala and to the parents/coaches for their help and assistance in making the gala run smooth.

Thank you to Larne for the gala, BASC wish yous the best of luck for the season and safe travel home.

PTL Gala RESULT Banbridge 662 V Swilly Seals 482.

Well done to all swimmers for another successful gala and to the parents/coaches for their help and assistance in making the gala run smooth.

Thank you to Swilly Seals for the gala, BASC wish yous the best of luck for the season and safe travel home.

SU Autumn Qualifying Gala

The Swim Ulster Autumn Qualifying Meet will take place at Lagan Valley Leisureplex, Lisburn on Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th October 2019.

Please click here to find Volunteer Rota, Psych Sheet & Session Report for this meet.


Session 1 Sat AM W/U Girls 08:15 – 08:40 W/U Boys 08:40 – 09:05 Start 09:15
Session 2 Sat PM W/U Boys 13:30 – 13:55 W/U Girls 13:55 – 14:20 Start 14:30
Session 3 Sun AM W/U Boys 08:15 – 08:40 W/U Girls 08:40 – 09:05 Start 09:15
Session 4 Sun PM W/U Girls 13:30 – 13:55 W/U Boys 13:55 – 14:20 Start 14:30

Swim Ulster Schools Championship 2019

Great swims and PBs a plenty, for pictures click here.

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

Swim Ulster will host Development Meet 4 on Saturday 18th May 2019 at Lagan Valley Leisureplex, Lisburn.

Entries should be emailed to admin@swimulster.net by 5pm on Wednesday 8th May 2019.

Session Report  –   Psych Sheet  –   Volunteer Rota

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
Day 1
Session 1 8 am 9 am
Session 2 11am 12 noon
Session 3 4 pm 5 pm
Day 2
Session 4 8 am 9 am
Session 5 11 am 12 noon
Session 6 4 pm 5 pm
Day 3
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
Sun 09:00-10:00

Spring Qualifying Meet 1st – 3rd February 2019

Swim Ulster will host the Spring Qualifying Meet at Aurora Aquatic & Leisure Complex from Friday 1st to Sunday 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.


Pearse Rice

Boys 12 & Under Freestyle Relay WINNERS – Well done lads!!


Ben Wilson – Bailey Breen – Noah Breen – Pearse Rice


Lads pulling shapes!!

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 admin@swimulster.net by 12 midday on Friday 28.9.18.

Irish National LC Championships

Please click here to see some photos from the recent competition in Dublin NAC – please click Swim Ireland Summer Nationals 2018 to read the report.

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.


****Important Notice****

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)


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.

In 200m Fly in a time of 2.15.50 (bronze) and then in 200IM in a time of 2.16.12 (silver).

Well done from all at the club.

Club News

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 click for details for next Sunday’s Development Gala 4 which will be held at  Lagan Valley Leisureplex, Lisburn

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.

***Urgent Information***

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

Thanks to all coaches, parents and swimmers for a brilliant opening Aquasprint Gala.  Please see Aquasprint page for results and click here for information in relation to up & coming fixtures.

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.

**Important Information**

  • 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 SUGoldMedal 21 Silver SUSilverMedal 23 Bronze SUBronzeMedal

Below are a few pictures from the weekend:

PTL Result

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.

Training Information

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:

  1. Gala start time is 16.10 hrs.
  2. BASC Swimmers must be on poolside from no earlier than 15.20 hrs. & no later than 15.30 hrs.
  3. BASC swimmers will be marshalled to the flume/baby pool area.
  4. Larne swimmers will arrive at 15.30 hrs.
  5. Warm up will commence at 15.45 hrs sharp and last for a duration of 20 mins.
  6. 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.

BASC Fundraiser

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.

Congratulations Julia!!!


Our own Julia has been nominated for the 2017 European Youth Olympic Festival this summer.

Please see Swim Irelands website for the press release.


Swimmers Maeve & Julia with Coaches Davy & Graham at the Irish Open Swimming Championships 2017

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

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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

Meet Conditions & Entry Form

Full Entry List – updated 19.10.17

Session Report – updated 18.10.17

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:

Ards 326
Bangor 296
Banbridge 217

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

BASC Trials 10th September 2017

Times to be Confirmed!!!

IAGSO Division 1 Championships Update

For all pictures, finals and report from IAGSO Division 1 Championships 2017 please see here.

BASC Trials 10th September 2017a

Training and Club Training Session Changes

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 compDown Minor flyerlex.

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.

For further information email Down Minor or to access the Swim Ulster information page please click here

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!!!

Important Notice

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.

Please refer to remaining sessions information for training times for rest of season and for remaining events information.

Important Notice

This is just a reminder that there are changes to the sessions this weekend.
Saturday 24th – For those that won’t be at the Down Minor Gala in Bangor
Yoga is at 3pm until 4pm
Swimming is 4:30 to 6:30pm
Sunday 25th – 
No Land Training
Swimming at BLC 10am to 12pm
Long course training, Bangor 3:15pm to 5:30pm

Swim Ulster Festival

Please see attached Volunteer Rota, Session Report & Psych Sheet for the upcoming Swim Ulster Swim Festival which will take place at Newry Leisure Centre on Sunday 18th June 2017.

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

Please view Development section for detailed information including volunteer rota & directions to gala.
Please note the warm up & start times for each session as follows: 
  • 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

Aquasprint Information

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

This event will take place in the Seven Towers Leisure Centre Ballymena on Saturday 1st April with a warm up time on 5pm and a 6pm start.  Please see attached meet programme and meet document.

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!

Club Information

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.

Development Gala 3 Information
Please view Development section for detailed information & directions to gala.
Please note the slight change to the start time of Session 2 as follows 
  • Session 1 – Warm Up – 9am – Start 10am
  • Session 2 – Warm Up – 2pm – Start 3pm
Please advise of any withdrawals by 12 midday on Friday 3rd March 2017.

Any updates will be posted on the Swim Ulster website.

Due to the elections taking place next week, the leisure centre will be closed 2nd March to 4th March. This means that there will be no training on Friday 3rd or Saturday 4th. There may also be a possibility that we may not have access to the pool on Sunday 5th March but I will send out a further email nearer the time if that is the case.
We have agreed with the leisure centre to get access to the pool on Thursday 2nd for an early morning session but times are still to be finalised. Also we we only have 3 lanes and I am waiting to hear which squads will be asked to swim during this session.

Important Message

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.

BASC Coach

*Training Session Changes*
Due to Spring gala next week we have extended time for junior club and some session adjustments.
Sat 25th February
  • 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
Sun 26th February
  • No land training
  • All swimmers 9am to 11am
  • Junior club
  • Platinum
  • Development
  • 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.


Davy Wilson – Club Coach of Year

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