Who are we?
Burnley Bobcats Swimming Club is a friendly and inclusive club based in Lancashire. We have been part of the local community for over 30 years and have taught hundreds of local children to swim.
Currently we have approximately 320 members ranging from 4 years old to adults. Our aim is to develop swimmer’s confidence and skills in the water, regardless of their ability. Our club offers children and young people the opportunity to learn commitment and dedication and to keep fit and active in a safe environment.
We encourage children to pursue their swimming careers with us and many swim competitively for the club. We have many County, Regional and National competitors.
We are a well known and valued part of the local community and hope to continue to provide swimming opportunities for local children for many years to come.
Meet our Head Coach - Mr Ian Spencer
2020 has been the toughest year in BOBCATS history, we need your help to get through the pandemic and continue to be there for future generations.
Our current swimmers have remained committed over the past 9 months and we are desperate to get into the pool. We want to ensure they continue to have the opportunity to develop their skills and achieve their protentional. Please give what you can to support us.
Why are we raising funds?
We are keen to get all of our swimmers back to doing what they love, but our operating costs have been increased dramatically since returning to the pool in August and unfortunately we don’t have the financial reserves needed to see us through a crisis of this duration. Our funds have been placed under considerable strain and all of our usual fundraising activities that keep our club running haven’t been able to take place. We are a not for profit organisation, fully self funding through our members monthly fees, however we did reduce training fees during lockdown for all our members.
With limited pool time available for hire and limited swimmers allowed back in the pool we are currently running at a loss and face closure if we are unable to raise funds to see us through this unprecedented time.
What will the money be used for?
We anticipate that the money raised being used to support the club with the increased pool hire costs, to retain the services of our coaches and to continue to expand and grow opportunities for swimming in our local community.
Our swimmers’ safety is our top priority and we are committed to following all guidance laid down by the government and by Swim England. Social distancing measures mean that we now need more pool space and more pool time to accommodate the number of swimmers we have – and that costs money!
Hear from some of our swimmers
Esme Cragg - one of our youngest Learn to swim swimmers
Hattie Varley - National Squad swimmer
Ben Harrison - National Squad swimmer
To say thank you for your pledge we will enter you into our raffle with some fantastic prizes
Which so far include
- Bottles of wine,
- Homemade cakes,
- £25 Amazon voucher,
- £25 Marks & Spencer voucher,
- £25 Mailsports voucher (x 2),
- Letterbox Gift Box,
- Police Chase driving experience,
- A jar of Stockley's sweets (x 2),
- A chocolate bouquet,
- An Amazon Fire HD10 tablet,
- A written will for one person or a mirror Will for a couple.
The number of raffle tickets you get depends on your pledge amount
Pledge £10 for 1 raffle ticket
Pledge £20 for 3 raffle tickets
Pledge £50 for 10 raffle tickets
Thank you for reading & Thank you for anything you can pledge to help our club
- Burnley Bobcats