BSC

Brompton Swimming Club (BSC) started in 2006 to meet the demands for more swimming opportunities once children had outgrown the successful Swim School programme at Fulham Pools, West London. In ten short years, we have gone from strength to strength. Today, we have a comprehensive competitive program that caters to all swimmers -- from pre-competitive and development, to the county, regional and national level.

BSC competes in the National Premier Arena League and this year boasted 12 swimmers in the National Championships, with more than 30 swimmers qualifiying for the London Regional Championships.

The history of BSC is not long. The club grew from ten families gathering to request a few extra swimming sessions after their children had graduated to Stage 8 of the Swim England Learn to Swim Programme. In 2006, two sessions were added and the Sub Zero Squad was formed. By the end of that year, the club had grown to thirty children in two squads, training four days a week. Over the next couple of years the club reorganized, changed its name to Brompton Bees Swimming Club and by February 2009 was a recognized affiliate club competing within Middlesex County. In 2011, Brompton Bees changed its name to Brompton. Today, Brompton Swimming Club comprises nearly 150 swimmers across 8 vibrant squads.

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Club aims

Brompton Swimming Club aims to provide an enjoyable, healthy, supportive learning environment where champion swimmers can thrive. The club actively encourages swimmers of all ages and abilities to take part in competitions to at least the county or county development level. We strive to nurture and support champion swimmers all the while giving every swimmer a chance to enjoy the many aspects of competition and its rewards.

Highlights

ASA Summer Nationals 2016 - Spencer Williams wins Gold at National Championships. David Bloomfield wins a Silver and Bronze. Congratulations both.

Middlesex Representatives 2016 - Three Brompton swimmers have been selected to swim for Middlesex County in Lyon, France, February 26 to 28. Congratulations and good luck go to: Zoe Beaulieu, Spencer Williams and David Bloomfield.

British Champs Qualifiers 2016 - David Bloomfield (50FC/100BR) and Spencer Williams (100Fly and 200Fly).

English Talent Program 2014/2015 - Miss Alesha Kelly and Miss Spencer Williams.

Coaches

Head coach - Bram Montgomery

Originally from Canada, Bram began coaching part time while attending Brown University in Rhode Island. After graduating with a BA in Child Development and Education in 2000, Bram began studying for his Masters Degree in teaching and joined the staff of the Ocean State Squids as Development coach under the tutelage of US National team coaches Josh Stern and Matt Kredich. After being named 2001 New England Swimming Age Group Coach of the Year, Bram moved to Boston MA, to take over the junior program of the Mass Bay Marlins, (later renamed the Bay and Ocean State Squids after a merger with his former team), and to work with the Harvard Men’s swimming program under 2012 US Olympic Coach Tim Murphy. While in Boston, Bram developed numerous State and Regional Age Group champions while also working with NCAA All-Americans and future US National team members like John Cole and David Cromwell.

In 2004 Bram moved to London with his wife and began coaching part time with both WBSS and CKSC, while also working with Masters swimmers, tri-athletes, schools and learn to swim programs. In September 2008 Bram became Head Coach of WBSS and was then named Head Coach of the newly formed Chelsea and Westminster Swimming Club at the start of the 2009-2010 season. Under Bram's guidance, the club is know regarded as one of the strongest in the region, regularly finishing in the top 3 at County and Regional level and in 2014 and 2015 was the highest achieving London club at the ASA Youth National Championships. Since 2012 Bram had two swimmers selected to represent Great Britain at both Junior (European Junior Champs and Commonwealth Youth Games) and Sr level (2016 European Championships) as well as routinely placing swimmers into England Talent programs and camps.

Bram is joining Brompton Swimming Club from September 2017 and is looking forward to working with the coaches and parents to help lead the swimmers to new heights.

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Lead coach - Joanna Basista

Joanna swam competitively for Poland for 13 years, starting with her being selected when she was only six years old from a group of 250 children to take part in an innovative swimming programme. From there, she trained at an elite boarding school for swimming champions in Racibórz and continued to swim competitively while studying at the Sports Science University of Warsaw (Biała Podlaska).

Joanna’s vision:

"I strive to develop a strong work ethic in the swimmers I coach. I want to help young athletes understand the importance of putting in the effort to improve and achieve the results they desire. Teaching younger children the importance of setting small goals is key as they take on the journey to reach their full potential."

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