BLSC

Medway's leading competitive swimming club, based at Medway Park - an Elite sporting venue in Kent. Winning in swimming, succeeding in life.

🌟Talent Thursday🌟
We are delighted to celebrate the success of Cara Neal and George Goodwin who have been selected for the 11 Year Old Development Pathway Camps in Kent 2020. πŸ™ŒπŸ» This is great recognition for all your hard work and commitment to your swimming πŸ‘ŠπŸ»πŸŠβ€β™€οΈ
Headed up by our own Performance Director Martin Jurco, who is looking forward to working with all the swimmers and is proud to have Black Lion represented on the pathway again πŸŠπŸ»β€β™‚οΈ #blacklionpride πŸ–€πŸ¦ #talentthursday #talentpathway #swimmingpathway #youngtalent #swimmersoftomorrow #wearemedway #medwaysport #blacklionswimmingclub

πŸ’«Wednesday WisdomπŸ’«
Cara sharing her marked up drink bottle to remind her to keep drinking between races!

What a great way to remember to keep hydrated on race days... what are your best tips for hydration and nutrition on race days?
#wednesdaywisdom #racedaytips #lookingafteryourself #athletelife #swimmerslife #blacklionpride #blacklionswimmingclub #wearemedway #medwaysport

🌟 New Club Records 🌟
It’s fantastic to see all the hard work and commitment our swimmers put into their training paying off not just in the medals won πŸ…and PBs smashed πŸ‘ŠπŸ» but in the club records being broken πŸ™ŒπŸ» what an inspiration you all are πŸ’–

🌟 One new club record was set at our Dev gala on Saturday by Lowri Williams who broke the 5 year old 50m Breast record πŸ™ŒπŸ»

🌟 an incredible 29 LC club records were broken at this years Kents πŸ™ŒπŸ»
Justin Chenu 50 Back and 50 Fly in 9y.
George Goodwin in 50 and 100 Free and 100 Fly as 10y
Danielle Legge in 200 Breast in 11y
Callum Farrow in 50 and 100 Breast as 13y
Kieran Elvy in 200 Breast in 13y
Charlotte Marshall in 50 Fly and 400 IM in 13y
Albert Branch in 200 and 400 Free, 50/100/200 Fly in 14y
Mia Colyer in 100 Free, 50/100/200 Back and 200/400 IM in 14y
Angel Gruev in 100 Free in 15y
Ellie Williams in 200 Fly in 16y
Holly Colwell in 400 IM in 16y
Luke Fowle in 50 and 200 Breast in 17y
Chloe Eastwood in 200 Fly in 17y
Lucy Burchell in 50 Back in 18+

#clubrecords #breakingrecords #blacklionpride #beaninspiration
#kents20 #kentswimmingchampionship #blacklionswimmingclub #wearemedway #medwaysport

NEW CLUB LOGO πŸ¦πŸ–€ it is finally here.. the new club logo πŸ™ŒπŸ» but it is so much more than just a logo! this is our brand it tells people what we are all about, our team spirit and black lion pride πŸ–€πŸ¦. We hope you can all take pride in our new logo πŸ–€

There are 4 varieties of the logo which will start appearing in key areas such as social media, our website, our marketing materials including the programme for tomorrow’s development meet!

And this is just the start.. new bags and swim hats are coming soon and new kit will be on its way ahead of the new season in September so lots to look forward to!
Share your ideas of what you would like to see the new logo used on!
@naturaldesignsltd #clublogo #rebranding #competitiveswimmingclub #performanceclub #blacklionpride #blacklionswimmingclub #medwaysport #wearemedway

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NEW CLUB LOGO.... reveal day 4 of 5 πŸ¦πŸ–€ as we approach the final reveal.... we wanted a logo that captures the essence of Black Lion.... whether you are swimmer, member, parent the club will mean something different to each of you.... what does Black Lion mean to you? πŸ–€πŸ¦
@naturaldesignsltd #clublogo #rebranding #competitiveswimmingclub #performanceclub #blacklionpride #blacklionswimmingclub #medwaysport #wearemedway

NEW CLUB LOGO.... reveal day 3 of 5 πŸ¦πŸ–€ there is more than one way to show a logo.... we can’t wait to have our own brand book to play with for promotional and marketing material, social media and of course our club kit.... who is excited for the change?! #blacklionpride πŸ–€πŸ¦
@naturaldesignsltd #clublogo #rebranding #competitiveswimmingclub #performanceclub #blacklionswimmingclub #medwaysport #wearemedway

NEW CLUB LOGO.... reveal day 2 of 5 πŸ¦πŸ–€ we wanted to capture what Black Lion is all about... words used included STRONG, BRAVE, COURAGE, FIERCE... #blacklionpride πŸ–€πŸ¦
@naturaldesignsltd #clublogo #rebranding #competitiveswimmingclub #performanceclub #blacklionswimmingclub #medwaysport #wearemedway

NEW CLUB LOGO.... reveal day 1 of 5 πŸ¦πŸ–€ we are so pleased to finally be able to share this exciting development with you all... thanks to a very generous sponsor we have had a lot of fun working with an amazing designer to create our new club logo πŸ’–
@natural-designs #clublogo #rebranding #competitiveswimmingclub #performanceclub #blacklionswimmingclub #blacklionpride #medwaysport #wearemedway

BLACK LION PRIDE πŸ¦πŸ–€ what an incredible way to top off an already fantastic Kent Championships but to come away with so much success in the Kent Relays πŸ… the atmosphere was buzzing and the team spirit was true #blacklionpride πŸ–€πŸ¦ well done to all of you that took part this year we are all proud of you 🌟
Another glowing report from Martin, our Performance Director showing the incredible progress we are making as a club πŸ™ŒπŸ»
We entered 17 teams into this year at Kent Team Championships and 15 teams made the finals. Further we won 9 medals (3x Gold, 4x Silver and 2x Bronze). All our 4 Mixed teams won a medal each.
12&Under teams:
Girls: 1x Final
Boys: 2x Final
Mixed IM team (Oscar, Danielle, George and Amelia) Bronze medal
13-14y teams:
Girls: 1x Final
Boys (Kieran, Callum, Ethan and Jack P) Bronze medal
Mixed IM team (Emma, Callum, Charlotte and Jack P) Silver medal
16&Under teams:
Girls FC (Holly, Charlotte, Mia, Isabella) Silver medal
Girls IM (Mia, Grace, Holly, Isabella) Silver medal
Boys IM (Jack C, Tom, Albert, Angel) Gold medal
Mixed IM team (Mia, Grace, Albert, Angel) Gold medal
Open teams
Women IM (Mia, Chloe, Holly, Isabella) Silver medal
Mixed IM team (Mia, Chloe, Luke, Angel) Gold
After just 1 medal last year we had a long way to rebuild the team to our current status and we are proud of our achievement.

#kents20 #blacklionswimmingclub #champions #inspirations #wearemedway #medwaysport

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Swim England National Swimming Talent Team on Twitter

Great to see our very own Performance Director Martin Jurco part of this πŸ¦πŸ–€ Coach Martin Jurco

https://twitter.com/sw_engtalent/status/1230815432719945729?s=21

twitter.com β€œCounty Head Coach Training Day. County head coaches getting together to share knowledge and understanding @Sw_EngTalent @Swim_England”

Behind the scenes... Today has all been about the new look committee meeting working hard tackling the club business πŸ“πŸ’» and enjoying a few home made goodies 🧁πŸͺ to keep us all going πŸ˜‰
Our vision as a committee is to strive for stability and security, and support the clubs growth to become one of the best performance clubs in Kent πŸŠβ€β™€οΈπŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸŠπŸ»β€β™‚οΈπŸ‘ŠπŸ» #committeemeeting #behindthescenes #swimmingclub #competitiveswimming #supportingcommunity #wearemedway #medwaysport #blacklionswimmingclub #blacklionpride

Fantastic new Programme being offered by Amazon24 Fitness our partner for Land Training that may be of interest for some of our swimmers πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ‘ŠπŸ»πŸ’ͺπŸ‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

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#youngicon #juniorathlete #nextgeneration #strengthandconditioning #amazon24fitness #iconperformancecentre #athlete #wearemedway #gillingham #injuryprevention #athleticism #speed #power #development #strength #training #fundamentals

πŸ™ŒπŸ»TEAM MEDWAY SWIMMINGπŸ™ŒπŸ»
#throwbackthursday Throwing it back to last week πŸ”™ when our own Team Medway and Masters swimmer @lucy_burchell attended GK Unions EngSci Greenwich Refreshers Fair, introducing more students to the opportunities of combining their studies πŸ“šπŸŽ“with swimming πŸŠπŸ»β€β™‚οΈ with club. Each year we hope Team Medway will grow into a full University Swimming Club πŸŠβ€β™€οΈ
#wearemedway #medwaycampus #medwaysport #bringingswimmerstogether #providingopportunities #universityswimming #teammedway #blacklionswimmingclub

BLACK LION PRIDE πŸ¦πŸ–€ As we enjoy the success of Kent’s I just wanted to take a moment to celebrate all the amazing support behind our swimmers... πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ’–
not only do we have a fantastic team of coaches supporting all our swimmers to be the best they can be... we are lucky to have such amazing parents, supporters and swimmers that cheer the loudest from the stands for every club swimmer that gets in the water, share supportive messages on social media, and are there for each other... it all makes a difference and is exactly what Black Lion Pride is all about πŸ–€πŸ¦ #blacklionpride #teambehindtheteam #teamspirit #blacklionswimmingclub #inspirations #wearemedway #medwaysport

BLACK LION PRIDE πŸ¦πŸ–€
Celebrating the success of all our swimmers that swam at this years Championships.. each and everyone of you made us proud 🌟

The glowing report from Martin, our Performance Director says it all πŸ™ŒπŸ»

β€œone of the highlights of every season and first step on the championships ladder” & β€œcompeting against the best in Kent”
42 swimmers from Silver, Gold, Junior Development, Senior Development 1 and 2 represented BLSC.

From 254 events our swimmers achieved 108 top 8 finishes and won 32 podium medals.
20 swimmers reached the finals and 8 swimmers won all our 32 medalsπŸ₯‡πŸ₯ˆπŸ₯‰
Our swimmers achieved 260 LC PB’s which is incredible 90% conversion from all swims πŸ‘ŠπŸ»

Well done πŸ‘πŸ»to all first-time qualifiers, finalists and medallists achieving this new standard on their swimming journey πŸŠβ€β™€οΈ

CongratulationsπŸ‘πŸ» to all our finalists who helped the club score fantastic 453.5 points (70 points more than last yearπŸ™ŒπŸ»)

George (11y old category) had a championship of his life πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸŒŸwinning 9 medals, 6 of them Gold πŸ₯‡George also placed top 8 in 11 events and was our biggest scorer with 75 points πŸ‘ŠπŸ»
Not far behind were Mia with 7 medals and 71 points and Albert with 5 medals and 74 points πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ™ŒπŸ»

Our other podium medallists were:
Charlotte (3), Chloe (3), Kieran (2), Callum (2), Danielle (1)

This was our best championships since 2010 and we hope to inspire more swimmers to work hard and strive to compete at this level. Thanks goes to all coaches for their hard work and excellent preparation of their swimmers to achieve this result. πŸ’–

#kents20 #blacklionpride #blacklionswimmingclub #champions #inspirations #wearemedway #medwaysport

Dubai Bound... πŸ›«
Wishing our Senior Captain Chloe Eastwood an amazing trip training and competing out in Dubai πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ’– selected as part of her Diploma in Sporting Excellence and in recognition of all her achievements in swimming πŸ‘ŠπŸ»πŸŠβ€β™€οΈ this is an incredible opportunity for Chloe and very well deserved... and we are so proud of her 🌟 watch this space for more updates over the coming week! #diplomainsportingexcellence #swimengland #swimmingclubcaptains #beaninspiration #blacklionswimmingclub #blacklionpride #wearemedway #medwaysport

Final Day of Kent’s!
Another great day of racing to finish off what has been a fantastic Kent Championships for all our swimmers πŸ™ŒπŸ» It was great to have chance to be there and cheer our swimmers on... we are proud of every swimmer that got in and swam their best that is all we ever ask πŸ¦πŸ–€ #blacklionpride
Out of 56 swims we made 18 finals and added a further 3 medals to our total πŸ‘ŠπŸ»George Silver πŸ₯ˆand Bronze πŸ₯‰, Chloe Silver πŸ₯ˆ
Time for a well deserved rest before the next race day πŸ’—
#teamspirit #racedays #kentswimmingchampionship #kents20 #blacklionswimmingclub #wearemedway #medwaysport

Kent Swimming Championships Final weekend!
It was a fast and furious day of racing yesterday and all our swimmers did the club proud πŸ¦πŸ–€ #blacklionpride
54 swims and made it into 20 finals (top 8), won further 5 podium medals and scored further 77 points πŸ™ŒπŸ» We had 3 4th places seeing swimmers achieve better than they ever have πŸ‘ŠπŸ» We are now only 3 points (381) and 3 medals (29) behind last years total with one more day to go... in Martins’s words this is a great step up for Black Lion and I’m excited for todayπŸ™ŒπŸ» Our podium medallists today were:
George 2 golds πŸ₯‡πŸ₯‡
Mia 2 bronze πŸ₯‰πŸ₯‰
Albert 1 bronze πŸ₯‰
What an amazing championships these 3 swimmers are having this year 🌟 but the true strength comes from the whole team πŸ’–
#teamspirit #racedays #kentswimmingchampionship #kents20 #blacklionswimmingclub #wearemedway #medwaysport

Kent Swimming Championships Session 12

After a long day of racing our swimmers have continued to hold their own and do their best 🌟.... a Further 18 swims resulted in 8 finals and a bronze medal for Callum in 200 Back πŸ₯‰and a bronze medal for Mia in 100 Free πŸ₯‰

Every swimmer makes a difference to the team and it’s wonderful to see us shining as a club in the results tables thanks to all of our amazing swimmers #blacklionpride πŸ¦πŸ–€... roll on next weekend πŸ™ŒπŸ»
#teamspirit #racedays #kentswimmingchampionship #kents20 #blacklionswimmingclub #wearemedway #medwaysport

Kent Swimming Championships Session 11

It’s fantastic to hear that what we expected to be a harder weekend for our swimmers that they have taken it on and overachieving from what was predicted πŸ‘ŠπŸ» 7 more finals πŸ™ŒπŸ» silver for George in 100 back πŸ₯ˆ and bronze for Mia in 200 Free πŸ₯‰
#blacklionpride πŸ¦πŸ–€
#teamspirit #racedays #kentswimmingchampionship #kents20 #blacklionswimmingclub #wearemedway #medwaysport

Kent Swimming Championships Session 10

So proud of our swimmers who got their heads down and worked so hard this morning πŸ’ͺ especially after having to withdraw a few swimmers due to injury... Out of just 5 swims... we still achieved 4 top 8 places, Mia winning Silver πŸ₯ˆand Charlotte winning bronze πŸ₯‰

All that hard work is paying off and the level of talent across all our swimmers is truly amazing and you all make us proud πŸŒŸπŸ’– #blacklionpride πŸ¦πŸ–€
#teamspirit #racedays #kentswimmingchampionship #kents20 #blacklionswimmingclub #wearemedway #medwaysport

Kent Swimming Championships Session 9

Fantastic final session this evening 🌟 out of 33 swims we made an incredible 20 finals and achieved 5 well earned medals πŸ… George added another gold to his collection πŸ₯‡πŸ™ŒπŸ» and Albert smashed his race with another best race to claim silver πŸ₯ˆfrom being seeded 4th πŸ‘ŠπŸ»

To share Martin’s words... to see swimmers believing in themselves the way he always has is priceless 🌟 so remember don’t ever settle strive for the impossible and you will find you are closer than you realise πŸ’– #blacklionpride πŸ¦πŸ–€
#teamspirit #racedays #kentswimmingchampionship #kents20 #blacklionswimmingclub #wearemedway #medwaysport

Kent Swimming Championships Session 7 & 8

Another great start to the second weekend of racing... out of 5 swims this morning our amazing swimmers achieved 4 top 8 places including 2 finishing 4th... this continues to be better than last years results and shows that success comes in many forms not just medals but in driving forwards, working hard and beating your own records πŸ‘ŠπŸ»πŸŠπŸ»β€β™‚οΈ Moving into this afternoon and our swimmers smashed it in the girls 100m Backstroke and the Boys 200m Freestyle.. medals all round and Gold for George πŸ₯‡ Silver for Albert πŸ₯ˆ and Silver for Mia πŸ₯ˆ

the black lion pride is shinning for all to see and we continue to be so proud of each and every swimmer racing for the club πŸŒŸπŸ–€πŸ¦ #blacklionpride
#teamspirit #racedays #kentswimmingchampionship #kents20 #blacklionswimmingclub #wearemedway #medwaysport

Would you like to watch the British Swimming Championships?

We have a fantastic opportunity for our swimmers and members to attend the British Swimming Championships finals on 18th April 2020 7pm at London Aquatic Centre. This is an extra special championships as it is also the olympic trials for the GB team so should be some fantastic racing and the perfect inspiration for our swimmers.

Keep an eye out on your emails inviting you to register your interest in tickets, all the details and costs! You only have until midnight tomorrow (Saturday 25th January!) to register for tickets!

[01/22/20]   We will be inviting all swimmers taking part in Kent’s this year for a group photo once Kent’s has finished and we can celebrate all the success of the championships

Kent Swimming Championships Session 6

And the medals kept on coming... and the black lion pride roared loud and clear as everyone cheered each other on to the finish line πŸ¦πŸ–€πŸ™ŒπŸ»

Gold πŸ₯‡for George in 200m Butterfly πŸŠπŸ»β€β™‚οΈ Gold πŸ₯‡for Albert in 200m Butterfly πŸŠπŸ»β€β™‚οΈand Bronze πŸ₯‰for Chloe in 100m Breaststroke πŸŠβ€β™€οΈ

Fantastic swims from all our swimmers and we are proud of each and every swimmer that has swam this weekend you are all amazing πŸ’– #blacklionpride πŸ¦πŸ–€
#teamspirit #racedays #kentswimmingchampionship #kents20 #blacklionswimmingclub #wearemedway #medwaysport

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