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The News
Hemel's Birthday Open triumph
Written by Andrew Farrow   
Sunday, 18 October 2015 21:07
Hemel Hempstead Swimming Club provided two days of thrilling competition this weekend at their 102nd Birthday Open Meet at Hemel SportSpace.  The highlight was provided by Lawrence Palmer from Putteridge SC whose impressive 50m breaststroke swim of 26.85 seconds was the fastest short course time by a British swimmer in 2015, the second fastest in the last 12 months, only bettered by Commonwealth Gold medallist and World Champion Adam Peaty, and the fourth fastest time by a British swimmer ever.  280 swimmers from Amersham, Banbury, Berkhamsted, Bourne End, Chesham, Hatfield, Hemel, Modernians, Putteridge, St Albans and Watford achieved an impressive 774 personal best times from 1,200 swims.  Watford SC won the trophy for best visiting club.  The full results from the event can be found here.  palmer 50 breast at 2015 birthday open
Lawrence Palmer (centre) with Putteridge Head Coach Lesley Batson and Hemel Acting Head Coach Alan Doyle.
Hemel swimmers best ever result in National Arena League
Written by Andrew Farrow   
Sunday, 11 October 2015 07:06
A superb performance by Hemel in the first round of the 2015 National Arena League saw the team set the fastest collective time for the 50 events in the competition since we started keeping records in 1999, beating the previous record set in 2006 by one minute!
On the day we were just touched into joint second place by five points after a seesaw battle with Brompton and Wandsworth which saw all three teams take the lead at different stages of the competition.  There were ten new individual Club records, four relay records and twenty five personal best times, all the more impressive coming only a few weeks after the events had been swum at Club Championships. The girls 13 & under quartet of Izzy Anderton, Eleanor Bevan, Shona McKenna and Georgia Purkis won both the 4 x 50m medley and free relays setting new Club records for both events.  img 1839
The open girls team of Aimee Abrey, Emily Jelfs, Lois Moore and Grace Rayner won the 4 x 50 medley relay and were joined by Kira Doyle and Rebecca Sewell to win the open 6 x 50 free relay, setting a new Club relay record in the process.  Jonny Farrow won the individual 13 & under 100 back and there were 17 other top three finishes.

Jack's gold medal haul in Regional Seniors Championship
Written by Andrew Farrow   
Friday, 09 October 2015 05:31
Congratulations to Jack Spence who competed in the East Region Seniors and Masters Championships last weekend and came home with six gold medals and a new East Region record in the 200 back.
Club Champs - session 6
Written by Andrew Farrow   
Friday, 09 October 2015 05:19
In the sixth round of Club Champs covering the boys 400 free and the girls 400 IM, congratulations to Grace Rayner who set a new open Club record in the 400 IM and to Leanne Abrey and Alice Fender, both of whom broke the old age group record in the same event in a closely contested race, with Alice just touching out Leanne to take gold and set the new record.  Eight new or improved county championship qualiftying times were set.  27 personal best times were achieved and 11 swimmers swam one of the events for the first time.
Club Champs round up
Written by Andrew Farrow   
Thursday, 08 October 2015 00:00
Across the first six sessions of the 2015 Club Championships covering the 25m, 50m, 100m and 200m, 400m free and 400m IM events, 1,296 swims generated 652 personal best times including 158 new or improved county championship qualifying times.  No fewer than fifteen Club records were broken; Lois Moore (3 records) and Grace Rayner (2) setting new open records and Holly Robinson (5), Max Jelfs (2), Leanne Abrey (1), Alice Fender (1) and Jerome Charpy (1) all setting new age group records.  If we ran a gold medal table it would have been topped by Jonny Farrow with thirteen first places, closely followed by Lois Emery and Max Jelfs with eleven, and Luke Pestaille and Holly Robinson with ten.  The swimmers with the most improved times were Sam Gaines and Rayne Marsh with fourteen, closely followed by Shona McKenna (13), Lois Emery (12) and and Nathan Whiting (11).  But Club Champs isn't just about the top performers.  Twenty-four swimmers swam in a competition for the first time and 99 swimmers entered 289 events they hadn't swum before gaining invaluable experience that they will now be able to build on.  With just the 800m and 1500m events to go, our thanks to all the officials and volunteers who made it possible to hold the event, and congratulations to everyone who took part.

Maxwell and Romford Opens
Written by Andrew Farrow   
Monday, 05 October 2015 20:02
A busy weekend of competition saw Hemel swimmers in action on either side of London.  Congratulations to Lois Moore who continued her recent stunning form setting new open records in the 100 and 400 free.  Alice Fender broke the age group records for 14 yr old girls 200 and 400 free, and Holly Robinson (9) shaved a fraction from her 50 back age group record.  Leanne Abrey joined Lois and Alice in qualifying for new events for the East Region Winter Championships where we now have 23 qualifiers.  There were gold medals for Max Jelfs, Lois Moore and Holly Robinson, and top three finishes for Aimee Abrey, Leanne Abrey, Tilly Beckwith, Grace Cawley, Alice Fender, Charlotte Hingston, Robert Jennings, Keelin McKenna, Shona McKenna and Paige Wilding.
Club Champs - session 5
Written by Andrew Farrow   
Wednesday, 30 September 2015 06:40
Congratulations to Max Jelfs who set a new age group record in the 400 IM in the fifth round of the 2015 Club Championships last night covering the girls 400 free and the boys 400 IM.  Seven new or improved County qualifying times were set, 24 personal best times were achieved and 18 swimmers attempted one of the events for the first time.
Club Champs - session 4
Written by Andrew Farrow   
Tuesday, 29 September 2015 06:42
The fourth session of the 2015 Club Championships saw 222 personal best times or first time swims, the highest of the four sessions to date.  Lois Moore (20) and Holly Robinson (9) continued in their record-breaking vein in the 200 free with Lois setting a new open Club record and Holly breaking another age-group record that has stood for nine years.  Twenty new or improved County Championship qualifying times were set.
Hemel swim21 certification renewed
Written by Andrew Farrow   
Sunday, 27 September 2015 14:50
I'm delighted to be able to tell you that the Club's swim21 certification has been renewed for a further year.

Club Champs - session 3
Written by Andrew Farrow   
Sunday, 27 September 2015 13:59
The third session of Club Champs saw 258 swims deliver another 200 PB'S or first time swims.  Holly Robinson broke the 9 yr old girls Club record for the 200 breastroke which had stood since 2006.  Also in the 200 breaststroke Leanne Abrey set a new record for 14 yr olds and Grace Rayner broke her own open record.  Grace went on to beat the previous record for the open 50 fly, but finished second to Lois Moore who is edging ever closer to breaking the 30 second barrier.  In a good evening for Lois she also won the girls skins competition, remarkably for the first time, beating Aimee Abrey, Leanne Abrey, Eleanor Bevan, Alice Fender and Georgia Purkis.  All six girls received cash prizes.  Lewis Clark achieved his first County qualifying time for the season with another 10 new qualifying times being set by existing qualifiers as well as existing times being improved.
Club Champs - session 2
Written by Andrew Farrow   
Monday, 21 September 2015 07:14
Session two of the 2015 Club Champs continued where session one left off, with 215 personal bests or first time swims out of 291 entries.  Nine year old Holly Robinson continued her record breaking streak setting a new age group record in the 100 back with Grace Crawley also beating the old record set in 2008.  The boys skins competition was won in thrilling style by Josh Gaines who beat Jack Christie in the final swim-off by two-hundredths of a second, with Josh remarkably setting a PB in the last race, his seventh of the session.  Congratulations to Sonny Carter, Kyle Holmes, Jacob Hutchings and Max Jelfs who also swam in the skins final; all six boys received cash prizes for their achievement.
Club Champs - session 1
Written by Andrew Farrow   
Sunday, 20 September 2015 10:57
The 2015 Club Championships got off to a flying start with 141 swimmers achieving a magnificent 212 personal best or first time swims out of 303 entries.  Particular congratulations go to Lois Moore who broke one of the club's longest standing records set in 2006 in the girls open 200 fly.  Congratulations also to Holly Robinson who smashed the 100 breast record for 9yr old girls by 8 seconds as well as breaking her own 200 back record, Max Jelfs who set a new 200 fly record for 14 yr old boys, and Jerome Charpy who set a new 25 and over record in the 200 fly.
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