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HHSC Opens

19th/20th May 2018
Spring Development (Level 3)
As of 23 March 2018 this meet is full

22nd September 2018
200 Fly Fest (Level 3)
(details to follow)

6th/7th October 2018
Birthday Open (Level 3)
(details to follow)

9th December 2018
Alan Doyle Memorial Sprint
(Level 3)

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Forthcoming Events

Tue Jun 19, 2018 @19:00
Club Champs
Sun Jun 24, 2018 @14:30
Club Champs
Tue Jun 26, 2018 @19:00
Club Champs
Sun Jul 01, 2018 @14:30
Club Champs
Tue Jul 03, 2018 @19:00
Club Champs
Sat Jul 07, 2018 @17:00
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The News
Chilterns Rd 2
Written by Andrew Farrow   
Monday, 19 March 2018 11:20
Despite the last minute telephone calls to recruit volunteers, the gala ran very smoothly last night. Thank you to all those that helped – both existing and new helpers. These galas really can’t run without you! We came a commendable 4th on the night – again with a lot of strong swims. This may not be the final position as this league awards bonus points for the number of “too fast (TF)” swims (the fewer achieved means more bonus points!).
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Herts ASA Development Weekend - 24th/25th February
Written by Andrew Farrow   
Wednesday, 10 January 2018 16:18
Hertfordshire ASA will once again be hosting the annual County Development Weekend over 24th and 25th February 2018 to enable coaches, teachers, officials, and volunteers to upskill, develop, and share ideas. Last year the event saw over 230 places filled by learners, and this year the aim is to attract even more! All events take place at the University of Hertfordshire Sports Village Havilland Campus, Mosquito Way, Hatfield AL10 9EU

Details of the various events are now available on the website  http://www.hertsasa.org.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=611:herts-asa-development-weekend-2018&catid=1:latest-news&Itemid=50; all courses/events are bookable by following the links. 
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Tesco's Bags of Help
Written by Andrew Farrow   
Wednesday, 10 January 2018 15:06
I am very pleased to announce that HHSC has been selected for the Bagsof Help Campaign at Tesco’s in Hemel Hempstead during January and February. I must thank Karen Green for an absolutely sterling effort to get us this far – now it’s down to the rest of us!

We need you to vote for the Club at any of the Hemel Tesco’s – we’re competing with two other projects for a donation with the campaign receiving the most tokens getting £4,000, second place £2,000 and third still enjoying a £1,000 donation.  We will be grateful to receive any of these amounts – but the larger the better!

All we ask is that if you shop at one of the six Tesco’s in Hemel that you drop your little token in our HHSC “glass piggy bank” behind the tills - and of course ask your partner, friends, family and colleagues to do the same.
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Alan Doyle
Written by Andrew Farrow   
Friday, 01 December 2017 09:18
We are very sorry to report that Alan Doyle, our former Head Coach, died unexpectedly on Wednesday.

Alan’s association with the Club started when his daughters, Kelsey and Kira, joined over ten years ago. He trained as a coach and was initially responsible for the Junior and Development Squads (now Development 1 and 2) before becoming Head Coach in 2010. Pressure of work led to him stepping down in 2014 but his commitment to the club was such that when his successor resigned unexpectedly in 2015 he stepped into the breach without hesitation and held the coaching team together until the arrival of Ollie in 2016. Most recently he coached our very successful Masters section. Behind the scenes Alan was also responsible for the club’s website and our email service as well as being very active in the wider swimming communit.  It was his vision which led to the investments in competition equipment which made Hemel one of the best equipped pools in the county.

Many of us will have our own memories of when we have benefitted from his advice, experience and support. The Club owes an enormous debt of gratitude to Alan. He will be incredibly missed by all the committee members, coaches, swimmers, parents and everyone with whom he came into contact.

Our thoughts are very much with his wife, Caroline, and Kelsey and Kira.
 
Assistant Head Coach Vacancy
Written by Administrator   
Tuesday, 28 November 2017 12:06
Hemel Hempstead Swimming Club has been within the swimming community for over a 100 years and are looking to strengthen their coaching team to support further membership growth and enhance swimmers to achieve even higher racing potential. The club currently has just over 250 members and growing, competing regularly across UK, aged from 6 to 70 years.




 
Medals Galore at Sprint meet
Written by Andrew Farrow   
Tuesday, 03 October 2017 13:23
Saturday 30th September saw 9 swimmers go to Harlow for the Bishops Stortford Sprint meet bringing home 6 golds, 5 silvers and 8 bronze medals alongside lots of PBs bishops stortford sept 2017


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Hemel at Nationals
Written by Andrew Farrow   
Wednesday, 30 August 2017 09:36
Congratulations to Alice Fender and Ashley Coombs who competed in their first English Nationals competition at Sheffield's Ponds Forge over the summer and to Joel Green who competed in the Welsh Nationals.  Alice reached the final of the 200 free, setting a new open club record and Joel set 4 new age group records in five swims. ashley coombs and alice fender at 2017 english champs 2 

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Hemel Masters carry the flag for GB at World Championships
Written by Andrew Farrow   
Friday, 25 August 2017 17:21
Hannah Bennett, Tony Gaines and Mike Foskett all succesfully represented the Club at the Masters World Championships in Budapest last week.  Mike won a silver and set two British records for his age group whilst both he and Hannah also set new Club records 2017-08-19 13.00.34 2 

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Gold for Mike in France
Written by Andrew Farrow   
Thursday, 20 July 2017 08:28
Congratulations to Masters swimmer Mike Foskett who won gold in his age group in the 100m backstroke at the French Open Masters Swimming Championship held in Vichy in France earlier in the month.  Mike also won bronze in the 50 free setting a new PB.
 
Luton Fast and Furious
Written by Andrew Farrow   
Thursday, 20 July 2017 08:20
Congratulations to Jack Christie who set a new Club open short course record in winning the 50 breaststroke with a time of 30.08 at Luton on Saturday.  He also won gold in the 50 free, pushing his personal best time to within 3 hundredths of a second of breaking the 24 second mark and registered improvements in all four of his other swims.  He was joined by Kyle Holmes who won silver in the 100 breast and set new PBs in each of his 50 free, back and breast.
 
East Region Open Water Championships
Written by Andrew Farrow   
Thursday, 20 July 2017 07:50
On Sunday 16th July 13 HHSC swimmers competed at the East Region Open Water Championships which doubled as the Hertfordshire County open water championships. The day saw some great racing, the lake was calm, the weather was generally fine except for some (heavy!) summer showers during the 5km race at the end of the day and no-one reported seeing any water snakes.
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Alice in Italy
Written by Andrew Farrow   
Monday, 10 July 2017 14:37
Congratulations to Alice Fender who was part of the team representing Great Britain at the 69th FISEC (International Sports Federation for Catholic Schools) in Italy competing against swimmers from Brazil, Netherlands, India and Palestine.  Alice won gold in the 200 free alongside bronzes in the individual 100 breast and 200 IM and silver as part of the medley relay team.  She set a new open Club record in the 200IM and an age group record in the 100 breast.
 
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