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A Great Performance at City of Leeds, Summer Long Course Meet – June 2022

<strong>A Great Performance at City of Leeds, Summer Long Course Meet – June 2022</strong>

Written by Helen Priestley. BOK swimmers from Junior Performance 1 and 2 alongside our experienced swimmers from Regional Performance had a great weekend at this popular meet. As we near the end of the season, we saw a great team spirit with fast, competitive swimming and a host of PBs across all squads. This was a great opportunity for our younger swimmers to experience a 50 metre long course event and appreciate the different demands this brings. For our more experienced squad members, the importance of pacing and well executed starts and turns was a key learning. The insights, motivation […]

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BOK Records Updated

BOK Records Updated

Written by Julian Jackson Records Broken / updated in the 1st part of 2022 have been updated on the web site and are as follows Long Course Open Male Martin Smith – 50m Breaststroke – 30.41 Open Female Georgina Wright – 100m Freestyle – 57.75 14 Year Old Female Jessica Smelt – 100m Fly 1.06.20 & 1.05.68

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Blackpool Rocks May 28th- 29th 2022

Blackpool Rocks May 28th- 29th 2022

Written by Suzanne Smelt. We came, we saw, we rocked! Over 30 swimmers from across 4 squads competed to the best of their ability at this popular gala, bringing home a grand total of 23 medals; over 40 other top 10 places were achieved and an astounding 90+ pbs were smashed! The improvement of the swimmers was plain for all to see, and reflective of the time and commitment put in by swimmers, coaches and parents alike. Coach Adrian provided top racing tips and helpful feed-back. Thank-you to Adrian and the team-managers. There were some awesome individual swims, too many […]

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North West Region Special Olympics

North West Region Special Olympics

Nine members of the squad attended the NW Regional Special Olympics in Liverpool on 16 May 2022. Some brilliant swims were achieved with a total of 11 personal best times, and a total of 2 gold, 9 silver and 4 bronze medals won. A brilliant atmosphere and another event where our swimmers continue to amaze us – proud of being Team BOK.

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Spring North East Region Championships

Spring North East Region Championships

Our BOK swimmers’ competitive, fast performances were terrific at the Open and final weekend of the Age Group NER Championships @Ponds Forge and Leeds (31st April, 1st May, and 7th and 8th May).  With a great team ethos – the squads delivered many PBs, final positions, and seven medals overall. Highlights include a fantastic medal haul by Daniel Jackson, who gained gold and three silvers! A big thank you to our dedicated coaches, who provide fantastic support and detailed feedback for our swimmers to reflect upon to perform even better in the future.  We do not forget our exceptional team […]

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Recruiting: KAL Attractions Crew be quick!

Recruiting: KAL Attractions Crew be quick!

Coming soon – A new Dare2Air at Huddersfield Leisure Centre! With so many different zones on one large inflatable, Dare2Air will ensure that fun is had by all the family. We are now recruiting for Attractions Crew to work at this amazing attraction, be quick though, it closes on 1st May! Click below for full details  

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North East Region Age Group Championships 2022

North East Region Age Group Championships 2022

The first weekend of the Swim England North East Region 2022 (SENER) Age Group championships took place on the 23rd and 24th of April at John Charles Stadium Leeds. It was a thrilling weekend of fast swimming with five BOK swimmers from JP2, JP1, and Nationals meeting the Regional qualification times and competing against the fastest swimmers from the NE regions – Samuel Jackson, Poppy Nuttman,  Henry Priestley, Thomas Hill, and Edward Williams.Three of our swimmers were finalists across the weekend; Samuel Jackson (200 Butterfly), Poppy Nuttman, (50 Breaststroke, 100 Breaststroke, and 50 Freestyle), and Thomas Hill (50 Breaststroke). We […]

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Recruiting: KAL Head Swim Coach

Recruiting: KAL Head Swim Coach

KAL are recruiting for a Head Swim Coach click the link for full details. KAL Head Swim Coach 

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Artistic Swimming Land Trainer Required

Artistic Swimming Land Trainer Required

Artistic Swimming has a vacancy for someone to plan and lead land training for 15 to 20 swimmers to improve flexibility and strength. Must be qualified to teach children from 8 years with a current DBS. Venue: Holmfirth Fitness Centre Time: Sundays 2.30 to 3.30pm. Rate: £30 per hour. For more details and/or to apply please email boksynchrosecretary@outlook.com.

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BOK speed swimming success at Spring Derventio Excel Meet

BOK speed swimming success at Spring Derventio Excel Meet

Twenty-eight swimmers from the BOK squads competed at Ponds Forge, Sheffield, at the Spring Derventio Excel meet on 19th and 20th March weekend. Qualifying times for the event were tough as this is a highly competitive, fast weekend with elite swimmers competing from clubs from far and wide across the country.   With younger swimmers from JP1 and JP2 competing alongside experienced National and Senior swimmers, it was a great team event with impressive PBs and medals against stiff competition. BOK Swimmers achieved 13top three places with three gold medals brought home by Daniel Jackson and one gold by JP […]

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