Welcome to Bradford Dolphin Swimming Club Website


Any correspondence or enquiries with the club should be directed to Jennifer at secretary@bradford-dolphin.co.uk. Anyone interested in trying out for the club please contact our Head Coach Natalie on 07958 391390.

Latest Club News

16th October 2017
We`re sorry to inform those that entered the BoBSC meet in December that the entries closed early before we submitted our clubs entry.  Therefore, we won`t be attending this meet.  Anyone who has paid their galas fees for this gala will be refunded.

This highlights again, the importance of having someone in the dedicated role of Championship Secretary.  In order for us to enter Open Meets next year we need someone to come forward before the AGM.

Will all willing volunteers either email secretary@bradford-dolphin.co.uk or discuss the role with any committee member at training sessions.

Thank you.

 


11th October 2017
The AGM will be held on Thursday 30th November, 7pm at Fields Sports & Social Club.

As you will be aware, we have a number of positions that must be filled at the AGM, to enable to club to continue, to allow our swimmers to enter galas and to put on social events.  This year, more than ever, we need new people to come forward to fill the roles on the committee.

The roles that need to be filled are president, chairman, secretary, treasurer, championship secretary, social secretary, welfare officer, membership secretary, trophy co-ordinator, swim 21 co-ordinator, press / communications officer and general committee roles.  Details of each role can be found on the Committee & Officials tab.

Will anyone wishing to apply for any of the roles please email the secretary at secretary@bradford-dolphin.co.uk, no later than Monday 13th November 2017.

Thank you.


Bradford Dolphin S.C. is run by volunteers who give up huge amounts of their spare time to help coach, plan and organise training sessions, competitions, social events to name a few from the long list of tasks. Without the support from these individuals the club would not exist.

To that end, we are always keen to have more involvement and support from Parents (whether coaching/helping or also supporting a multitude of other Club related tasks).

If there any parents who would be willing to help out with admin tasks, communications, gala organisation, coaching, then please step forward (contact any of the coaches or committee members at training).

We currently have a vacancy for a Championship Secretary which we’d like to fill ASAP – the job description is available on the Facebook & here.

The success of the club is built on utilising many, many empowered and energised individuals and the more people we get to contribute; the better the club will be!

We are all committed to making Bradford Dolphin S.C. one of the best Amateur Swimming clubs in the country and we welcome your involvement going forward.

Thanks

Jamie


14th October 2017
Please can I ask if your child has represented Dolphins as a captain so far this year, please can you check for one of the three captains t-shirts we have missing. Thank you.

8th October 2017
You may receive some text messages from a new service we are trying. These are not spam messages and are in fact messages that have been sent by a member of our committee. You can respond to these messages or you can choose to send your repsonse to my usual number. Thanks, Natalie. 

23rd September 2017
Thank you to all of the swimmers that took part in Monday`s sponsored swim for Marie Curie. We had 29 swimmers, across the two sessions, who completed 3,448 lengths, which is a total of 86,200 metres. This is equivalent to flying from Tong High School to Blackpool Zoo. Please can any money raised be handed in by the end of September, Thank you. 

29th August 2017
As you will be aware the club is run by a small group of dedicated volunteers and committee members who give up their time, mainly in the background to ensure the club exists for the benefit of all the swimmers.

Without these volunteers, the club would cease to exist, many past, current and future members would not benefit from the training and development the club provides.

The existing group of volunteers and committee members have recently taken multi-tasking to a whole new level and we really need additional help to ensure the club continues into 2018 and beyond. Yes, it really is that critical without more people getting involved the club could close.

There are many ways you can help, be it on an ad-hoc basis when you can spare some time or if you want to get involved right up to committee level.

As an example, we have no championship secretary, this role deals with all the gala entries (which sounds daunting but isn`t) this is currently being handled by people with many other duties so if we don`t fill the role we will have no option but withdraw from many competitions and open meets.

If you feel you can offer assistance to the club in any way at all please get in touch via secretary@bradford-dolphin.co.uk Including details of best time and way to contact you or speak to any committee member poolside at any training session. Below is a list of ways you can get involved but this is by no means exhaustive.

Non-Committee support required

Team Manager, Website Administrator, Gala support, Team Manager Co-ordinator, Press/Communications Officer, Fundraising

Committee Positions support required

Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer, Championship Secretary, Social Secretary Welfare Officer, Swim 21 Coordinator, Trophy Controller, Membership Secretary

Committee members are elected at the AGM in November and we actively encourage anyone who may be interested in taking a role to speak to us and consider putting themselves forward to take on a role at the AGM. Whilst some positions are filled currently those people in these positions are happy to rotate to other roles whilst continuing to provide support. The club will always benefit from new and fresh ideas.

The next committee meeting will be held at Fields Sports and Social Club on the 29th August at 7pm and we will welcome any member at this meeting who would like to experience a meeting to see what is involved.

Please note Bradford Dolphin Swimming Club takes child welfare very seriously and DBS check all volunteers who work directly with children directly. We also ask that these volunteers attend safeguarding children training course (funded by the club).

Please help in any way you can, no matter how small every little really will make a tremendous difference to the future of your swimming club. Anyone offering help will be given training and assistance where required.

Thank You

Bradford Dolphin S.C. Committee


20th July 2017
As always the committee are looking at ways to take the club forward and allow our swimmers to meet their full potential.

With this in mind, from September 2017 until December 2017 we are trialling extending our pool time at Bradford Grammar School on a Friday.  From September the session will be 7.15-8.30pm, giving an extra 15 minutes of training time.  To cover the additional cost of pool hire, the fee for the Friday session will increase to £4.

We will review the feedback at the end of the year, to determine if we continue with this extension into 2018.  Please provide your feedback to any committee member.

Also, there are 2 new galas on the calendar for you to enter, The Rising Stars final gala of the year on 26th November and the BoBSC Xmas Meet at Ponds Forge on 2nd December. Both are open for entry now on our Online Entry System.