Bucksburn Amateur Swimming Club (BASC) is a fairly young club with over 60 swimmers, which hosts a wide range of age groups and abilities. BASC was formed in 1990, and at that time had only 1 core aim - to encourage local participation in the sport of swimming.
In 1996, Bucksburn, along with 6 other local clubs, Aberdeen City Council, The Scottish Swimming Association, and The Scottish Sports Council pulled together to form 'City of Aberdeen Swim Team' (C.O.A.S.T). From May 2017 Aberdeen City Council, the University of Aberdeen (UOA), COAST and Scottish Swimming collaborated to form the University of Aberdeen Performance Swim team. It continues to work towards the original 2 aims of
- To produce a swimming team which can compete with success at UK level and beyond.
- To provide a clear performance pathway for all swimmers to reach and fulfil their maximum potential.
The consequence of affiliating to the University of Aberdeen Performance Swim Team meant that BASC had to adopt more defined and ambitious aims. BASC now has 2 core aims:
- To provide a swimming club which can produce swimmers to attain UOA Performance standards and compete at North District level and above.
- To provide a pathway enabling swimmers to achieve the best of their ability - competitive and non-competitive.
We boast that we are a friendly club catering for both social and competitive swimmers. No child is ever put under pressure to compete, but those that do are given every opportunity. We will encourage every child as an individual to achieve to the best of their ability, and go as far as they are capably possible.
At present we have 4 squads and 6 coaches. We are always trying to encourage parents to become more involved, whether on pool-side, committee members, timekeepers, or an extra pair of hands to help out on the night!
We also try and create a team spirit outwith the swimming pool to encourage bonding. This is done in the form of social outings or activities, usually in the form of our annual trip to Landmark. Social outings and activities are usually arranged to involve the whole family and not just the swimmer, therefore allowing the whole family to meet and bond with new friends.
If you would like more information and feel that you would like to be a member of our team and meet new friends, please feel free to contact any of the committee members. Please click here to read about the joining information.