Home News
 

HHSC Opens

9th December 2018
Alan Doyle Memorial Sprint
(Level 3)
 
18th/19th May 2019
Spring Development (Level 3)
(details to follow)

Swim Manager

Swim-Manager-Logo-2x

Forthcoming Events

Sat Nov 24, 2018
Black Lion Winter Open Meet
Sat Dec 01, 2018
CoStA Winter Open
Sat Dec 08, 2018 @08:00
National Arena League 3/3
Sun Dec 09, 2018
HHSC Alan Doyle Memorial Sprint
Sat Jan 05, 2019
Herts Major League 1/3
Sat Jan 19, 2019
Swim England South East LC Masters

Club Calendar

November 2018
S M T W T F S
28 29 30 31 1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 1
The News
CONGRATULATIONS ALICE - Regional Champion
Written by Andrew Farrow   
Monday, 08 May 2017 08:48
Congratulations to Alice Fender, 2017 16 yr old girls Regional Long Course Champion in the 200 free!  Alice won the title in a new open Club record time, breaking the old record she had only set in the heats earlier that day by nearly 5 seconds.  Alice also set a new Club open record in the 100 free where she won bronze and with silver in the 800 free came away with a complete set of medals.  Jack Christie (50 breast), Ashley Coombs (50 & 100 free) and Sam Gaines (200 breast, 200 fly and 200 IM) all made finals and there were six top eight finishes for the relay teams.  Five other open club records and 23 age group records were broken in the first weekend of East Swimming's Long Course Championships. alice fender 2017 regional champion 1
Read more...
 
Records update
Written by Andrew Farrow   
Monday, 03 April 2017 07:34
Congratulations to Hannah Bennett, Sam Gaines and Georgia Purkis who all set new age group Club records in the last ten days.  Hannah set new records in the 50 back and 50 free - the previous 50 free record was set was in 2008!  Sam broke his own 100 fly record set only a month ago by a massive 1 and a half seconds, whilst Georgia set a new record in the 1500 free.
 
Guildford - long course records tumble
Written by Andrew Farrow   
Tuesday, 28 March 2017 13:34
Twelve swimmers entered the very fast long course Guildford Level 1 meet at the weekend, setting a fantastic three open club records from Alice Fender (400 free and 800 free) and Jack Christie (50 breast) and 14 age group records.  Alice and Georgia Purkis became the first girls at the club to break the 10 minute barrier for the long course 800 free.

Read more...
 
Junior League Trials 2017
Written by Andrew Farrow   
Tuesday, 28 March 2017 08:14
119 swimmers aged 12 and under swam in the Junior League Trials on sunday evening, many of the younger swimmers getting their first taste of competition swimming - all the times are now available on the online database which can be found here.  With 476 up to date 25m times we are now well placed to select teams for the forthcoming Peanuts and Milton Keynes Leagues. 
Read more...
 
Herts Major League 2017 B team - round 3
Written by Andrew Farrow   
Tuesday, 28 March 2017 07:40


Third on the night and eighth overall in Division 2 was a good performance by Hemel B after a number of key swimmers were asked to swim for the A team.  We had wins by Kizzie Beckwith (U12 50 Backstroke), Jessica Walters (U14 100 Free) and Kira Doyle (Open 100 Fly - setting a lifetime best when she thought such achievements were well behind her!) and the ladies relay team (Ellen Fender, Heidi Gibbens, Kira Doyle and Lois Moore) who won both of their relays. herts major b rd 3  2017a 


Read more...
 
Changes to lead coaching team
Written by Andrew Farrow   
Tuesday, 21 March 2017 16:41
Following the departure of Paul Mackie, who has for the last few years coached our Masters section, to Australia we have re-appraised the roles played by our senior coaching team.  With effect from Monday 27th March the Lead Coaches for the various training groups will be Tracey Stratford (Aquabears), Lauren Wilding (Sealions, Seals and Otters), Sarah Young (Junior and Development Squads), Alan Coldwell (County Squad), Oliver Waddington (Regional Squad) and Alan Doyle (Masters), all operating under the overall guidance of Head Coach Oliver.
Read more...
 
Hemel success at Maxwell (and Wycombe)
Written by Andrew Farrow   
Thursday, 16 March 2017 16:45
Twenty-two Hemel swimmers attended the Maxwell meet at Aylesbury last weekend and from just over 100 swims clocked an impressive 21 first places, 36 seconds and thirds, and 53 new personal best times.  17 summer regional qualifying times were set or bettered and 10 new Club records were set. To cap it all, Tony Gaines set a 5 second PB in the 200 fly to set a new age group club record and qualify for the World Masters Championships in Budapest in August; he's not the only one of our Masters to qualify, but he is the only one to qualify in this particularly gruelling event!  On a good day for the Gaines', younger son Sam set an 11 second PB in the 200 breast to smash the previous club age group record set six years ago by over 7 seconds.  Meanwhile at Wycombe, Jack Christie set a new open Club record in the 50 breast.
Read more...
 
3 competitions, 3 top 3 finishes - a good night!
Written by Andrew Farrow   
Monday, 27 February 2017 10:55
Almost 100 swimmers participated in three teams on Saturday night in three competitions and all finished in the top 3; a very good night for Hemel swimming!  Nine club records were broken, there were 99 top 3 finishes and 70 new personal best times despite many competing in events they have swum in the past month.  The Chilterns League Team finished second in their competition, and in the Herts Major League both A and B teams finished third in Divisions 1 and 2 respectively. 

Fielding this many swimmers is a significant exercise involving a lot of planning by the Lead Coaches - Oliver Waddington, Alan Doyle and Lauren Wilding - ably supported by over 25 poolside helpers across the three competitions, whilst being able to meet our obligations to provide suitably qualified officials for all three meets was quite an achievement.  Finally a word for the chauffeuring parents, many of whom had children competing at different locations and performed minor miracles to make certain that everyone was at the right place at the right time.

Full reports of each gala may be found here:

Chilterns League Herts Major A Herts Major B
 
Herts Major League 2017: Hemel A - round 2
Written by Andrew Farrow   
Monday, 27 February 2017 10:01
37 top 3 finishes including 10 first places out of 49 events secured Hemel A a strong 3rd place in the Division 1 gala, just 8 points behind the second placed team.  Despite many swimmers competing in the same events that they swam at Counties a month ago there were 25 PBs in 49 events and six new Club age group records, with herts major a rd2 2017 
Grace Cawley breaking an eight year old 50 breast record, Millie Herbert setting a new 100 breast record, Alice Fender setting new records in both the 100 free and breast, and Ashley Coombs and Sam Gaines breaking their existing records in the 100 free and 100 fly respectively.
Read more...
 
Chilterns League 2017 - round 1
Written by Andrew Farrow   
Monday, 27 February 2017 08:00

The first round of the Chilterns League took place at the weekend; for those unfamiliar with this competition every event has no faster than times which if exceeded result in a swimmer being disqualified making it great for slightly less experienced swimmers or swimmers who don't normally swim a particular stroke.  But it can also be a huge challenge for team selection, even more so on a night when we had two other teams in action, so apart from congratulating the team on finishing second with 8 first places, 15 second and third places and a quite magnificent 30 PBs in 50 races, chilterns 2017 rd1
we should also congratulate lead coach Lauren Wilding for her team selection. To cap a very successful night, Daniel Belsey set a new Club record for 8 year olds in the 50 free, smashing the old record by almost 2 seconds.

Read more...
 
Herts Major League 2017: Hemel B - round 2
Written by Andrew Farrow   
Sunday, 26 February 2017 17:12
The 30 swimmers and 8 adult helpers of Hemel Hempstead B travelled to Borehamwood to participate in the second round of the Division 2 Herts Major League. The team outperformed their swims in the previous round setting 2 new club records and 15 personal best times, with 39 top three finishes including 11 first places out of 49 events, finishing third overall on the night.  herts major b rd 2  2017 
Read more...
 
Counties 2017
Written by Andrew Farrow   
Monday, 06 February 2017 09:03
After 3 weekends and 14 sessions of swimming the 2017 Hertfordshire County Championships have come to a close with some outstanding performances from Hemel swimmers. Particular congratulations to County Champions Jack Christie (50 free) and Alice Fender (800 free) and to Grace Cawley for a fantastic haul of 9 medals - 5 gold, 3 silver and 1 bronze.  Overall there were 10 gold medals, 23 silvers or bronzes, 15 new age group records and 129 personal best times. counties 2017 c
Read more...
 
<< Start < Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Next > End >>

Page 4 of 37

Follow us on Twitter