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East Region Masters Champs
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National Arena Swimming League Round 1 of 3
The News
Club Champs 2017 - summary
Written by Andrew Farrow   
Monday, 26 June 2017 09:05
The 2017 Hemel Hempstead Club Championships concluded on Tuesday after 1,394 swims from 168 swimmers.  We have seen 4 new open Club records and 31 age group records alongside 60 County Championship qualification times, 134 County consideration times and a race in the 1500 free in which Dylan Kennel touched out Matthew Rafiq-Craske by 2 hundredths of a second after 60 lengths!  The results of the Championship competition will be announced at the awards evening in September but the top three swimmers in each category are listed below - in one of the categories just 1 point seperates first from second! Four swimmers have enjoyed the perfect championship, winning every event they entered - Mila Brooke, Alice Fender, Grace Cawley and Freya McDonagh; special mention of 8 yr olds Mila and Hugo Crowley who entered into the spirit of the competition by competing in eleven events each.  Finally we must acknowledge the huge amount of work that goes into making these events run, in particular Ian Sewell whom managed the officials without whose presence these times would not count towards County qualification, meet organiser Louise Farrow, Marlize Kennell who masterminded the medals and Karrelle Perrault who managed the enormous task of collecting the trophies from last year so they can be re-distributed to this year's winners.
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Club Champs 2017 - sessions 2 and 3
Written by Andrew Farrow   
Monday, 26 June 2017 07:19
Rebecca Sewell set a new Club open record in the 200 back, in the process breaking one of the oldest age group records still on the books which was last set in 2005.  Other age group records were set by Mark Ayres (50 breast), Hannah Bennett (100 free, 200 back, 100 IM & 200 IM), Joe Coldwell (200 IM), Ashley Coombs (50 breast), Alice Fender (50 free), Joel Green (100 fly - breaking an even older record last set in 2003), Keelin McKenna (100 IM), Kevin McKenna (100 fly) and Jo Lee-Pearce (100 IM, 100 breast & 200 back).  Millie Herbert won the girls' junior skins and Alice Fender the girls' senior skins.
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Masters 2nd in County
Written by Andrew Farrow   
Thursday, 22 June 2017 14:48
Congratulations to Hemel Masters who with six of their number swimming at British Masters still managed to finish second in this year's 2017 Herts Masters.  No fewer than nine Club records were set by Jo Lee Pearce (50 breast and 100 IM), Hilary Coulson (50 free, 50 back and 100 IM), Roz Garratt (50 free and 50 breast), Kevin McKenna (100 IM) and Mark Ayres (50 breast).  And the curry afterwards was every bit as succesful as the swimming!
 
Terry Davies Alternative Nationals
Written by Andrew Farrow   
Wednesday, 21 June 2017 15:27
Twenty-three Hemel swimmers attended the Terry Davies Alternative Nationals at a baking Watford Woodside over the weekend.  Freya Beresford had an outstanding meet with 3 golds, 2 silvers and a bronze with PB's in all six of her events.  There were also golds for Sam Gaines, who set a new age group record in the 50 fly, and Henry Newbury-Kemp alongside 15 second and third places.
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Club Champs 2017 - session 1
Written by Andrew Farrow   
Wednesday, 21 June 2017 15:11
Congratulations to everyone who took part in the first of the seven sessions of this year's Club Championships last night, but in particular to the 13 swimmers entering this distance event for the first time.  The fastest time was set by Jack Spence, but interestingly given this year's new "Championship Awards" the most FINA points were achieved by Alice Fender who also set a new Club Open Record.  Age Group records were set by Rebecca Sewell (breaking a record that was last set so long ago we only know that it was sometime before 2006!), Sam Gaines and Jo Lee-Pearce.
 
Congratulations Vic Coombs - J2S
Written by Andrew Farrow   
Monday, 19 June 2017 15:44
Congratulations to Vic Coombs who braved the searing heat of Watford's Woodside pool over the weekend despite not having a swimmer at the competition to qualify as a Judge Level 2 - Starter.  That means that he's completed a minimum 20 hours post qualification experience as a Judge Level 2 - and I happen to know that in reality he's done many, many hours more - and is now officially able to start races.  With Club Champs about to start it's a timely reminder that without parents like Vic training up as officials we wouldn't be able to run these competitions.
 
Hemel at British Masters Championships
Written by Andrew Farrow   
Sunday, 18 June 2017 15:25
A busy weekend for Hemel's Masters and Senior swimmers got underway in Aberdeen at the British Masters & Senior Age Group Champs.  The Hemel team of Jack Christie, Jack Spence, Kira Doyle, Hannah Bennett, Kyle Holmes and Josh Gaines hoovered up medals with Hannah and Jack (S) winning golds in their individual 50 back and 200 back respectively alongside relay golds for the mixed 4 x 100 free and mixed 4 x 200 free quartets.  Hannah also set 4 Club age group records - one in an event, the 1500 free, that we haven't recognised for ladies before and which was also an East Region record! 2017-06-18 15.22.23

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Peanuts 2017 - round 2
Written by Andrew Farrow   
Sunday, 18 June 2017 10:34
Everybody swam really well and worked their hardest in the second round of the Peanuts League. There was great team spirit and everybody should be proud of their performance.

A special mention to Arthur Coldwell and Caitlin Walters who were this round's Swimmers of the Gala, to Millie Herbert and Natalie Krezel who won their individual races and the girls u12 free relay team and girls u13 medley team who won their relay events which along with 25 second and third places helped secure us third overall.
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Hemel swimmers in County team
Written by Andrew Farrow   
Tuesday, 13 June 2017 07:23
Congratulations to Jack Christie, Ashley Coombs, Alice Fender, Shona McKenna and Mattias Morse who have all been selected to represent Hertfordshire at the East Region Inter-county Championship on 2nd July.
 
Milton Keynes League - round 1
Written by Andrew Farrow   
Tuesday, 06 June 2017 12:10
The first round of Milton Keynes Junior League kicked off with a home match. We were head to head with some tough opposition and were jostling for position throughout the evening, eventually finishing 5th.  Swimmers of the evening were Ernie Coldwell for some good butterfly & breaststroke racing, and Mila Brooke mk-league rd1 2017 2
for breaking two club records in the 25 free and 25 fly, her enthusiasm and good butterfly, but there were lots of stand out swims throughout evening.
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CONGRATULATIONS TO ALICE AND ASHLEY - NATIONAL QUALIFIERS
Written by Andrew Farrow   
Friday, 02 June 2017 08:32
Congratulations to Alice Fender and Ashley Coombs who have both qualified for the English National Summer Championships in Sheffield in August.  Alice qualified in the 200, 400 and 800 free, and Ashley in the 100 free.
 
U15 Regional Championships
Written by Andrew Farrow   
Friday, 02 June 2017 08:26
Mattias Morse and Seyi Bankole both had a very succesful Regional Championships in Norwich with both boys setting new personal best times.  Mattias finalled in the 100 and 200 breast and 100 fly, winning bronze in the 100 breast improving both his time and placing from the heats.  Mattias also set a new Club open long course record for the 400 IM. mattiasmorse 2017 regional bronze 2
 
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