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18 November 2015 

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18 November 2015

 Christmas/New Year Closing

The club will close over the Christmas and New Year period with the last session being Sunday 13 December 2015 (splash session).  Normal sessions will resume on Friday 8 January 2015.


18 November 2015 

Water polo
Did you know about the existence of Bridgefield Water Polo Club? 

It has been in existence for many years and this year, the U15’s boys team have recently won the National Water Polo Championships.

Both the swimming club and water polo sections will be meeting soon to further enhance the relationship between both sections, possibly to include some of the water polo players having some of their sessions at Halewood and allowing some of our swimmers to join in and see if the sport is something they would like to become further involved in. 

If anyone has any questions for the water polo section, they can be emailed via

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18 November 2015

Swim 21

The club is accredited by the ASA under their “Swim 21” category. 

Full details as to what this entails can be found on the ASA website

There are various modules that club officials are working on at present such as Workforce Development Plan, Business Plan and the Training And Membership Review.


18 November 2015 

Learn To Swim Awards
The club has recently introduced an award scheme for our swimmers in the Learn To Swim groups (width sessions).

The aim of the scheme is to reward our swimmers with badges and certificates as they progress through the groups. 

Assessments will be based on a 10 week cycle, with the 10th week being an assessment week. 

Each assessment level has a number of ‘outcomes’ that swimmers will have to demonstrate they can achieve in order to successfully pass the stage.

Swimmers will be given the opportunity to practice their skills in the weeks leading up to the assessments. In total, there are 9 stages that can be achieved. 

The awards begin with the ASA Foundation Framework (Ducklings 1- 3) and swimmers then progress on to the ASA Learn to Swim Framework (Stages 1 - 6). Upon successful completion of Stage 6 swimmers move in to our Intermediate (length) sessions.

The first assessment weekend took place on Friday 13 and Sunday 15 November 2015.  (Details were advertised at the club desk). 

There is a small (£3) charge for the badges and certificates that will be awarded shortly after the assessment weekend 

The Distance Awards took place Friday 13/11/15 and as above details were advertised in the same manner.  These are designed for our more experienced swimmers.

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18 November 2015

A big thanks you to all of our swimmers who have competed for the club over the preceding few months.  It is most encouraging to see some of our younger swimmers coming through and competing in, for some, their first competitive galas. 

Thanks also to those parents / family members who are the swimmers taxi drivers to and from galas and who come along to show their support. 

Finally, thanks to those from the club who assist poolside and whose intake of headache tablets increases with each gala !!.

Please follow the link to a guide to galas which includes information for swimmers and spectators alike. 

The dates for forthcoming galas are: 

Sunday 29 November 2015.
The McMonagle Gala at Huyton. 1200HRS warm up for a 1230HRS start for ages 9 upwards.

Sunday 13 December 2015.
Liverpool Development Gala Final at Huyton 1100HRS warm up for a 1130HRS start

Saturday 23 January 2016.
Merseyside and District League Round 1 at Warrington


Further details to follow.



18 November 2015

Session fees

The club is anticipating a higher than usual increase in what we are charged by KMBC for pool hire given the ever increasing financial restraints being placed on them by the Government.  We have to ensure that for the next 12 months at least we have sufficient funds to pay our hire charges given that they are far and away our biggest financial outlay.

With this in mind, we feel is necessary to slightly increase session charges.  Whilst doing this, we are also mindful that in the last 12 months there has been a 50 per cent increase in pool time for our LTS swimmers and that both membership and session charges are by and large considerably less than other clubs.

So, from January 2016, session charges will be as follows:

Learn To Swim: £3.00
Intermediate: £3.00
Advanced: £3.50

Wednesday (combined session)
Intermediate/Advanced: £3.00

Learn To Swim: £3.00
Intermediate/Advanced: £3.50 



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18 November 2015

Membership renewal fees will be collected at the following club sessions

  • 15 November
  • 18 November
  • 20 November
  • 22 November 2015
Please follow the links for more information
Annual renewals information
Membership form


9 November 2015

The Christmas Party is on 5 December 2015 starting at 18.30


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7 July 2015

Our Friday and Sunday sessions finish this weekend for the summer break and we will open again 4 September.

Our Wednesday sessions continue as normal



23 June 2015

The results of the club gala are now available on the website 

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14 June 2015

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