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Jack
Donoghue

Head Coach

Jack has been head coach at Hemel since 31st July 2019. He is a level 3 coach, and previously coached at Hatfield.

He is an ex-swimmer with Verulam Swimming Club, and has fond memories of competing at Hemel Hempstead SC galas.

He is keen to be part of the Hemel team, and help to drive the club forward.

Lauren
Wilding

Head Teacher

Lauren was a swimmer with HHSC since the age of six. She has now progressed to teaching and coaching swimming. She has obtained the Swim England Level 2 teaching award and the Level 1 coaching award. She undertook the initial role of Development Coach in September 2014 which has since developed into the role of Head Teacher.  This change reflects the key strategy of the club to foster a life-long love of swimming.

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OUR COACHING TEAM

HHSC has a proven track record of success in teaching and training swimmers.
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LEAD COACHSARAH YOUNG

Sarah is the Group Lead for the Train to Train Squads.  Her daughter swims with the club, and Sarah is an ex-swimmer herself.  She has taught swimming and achieved the Level 2 award.  She has now taken the Coaching awards in Aquatics and is a Level 2 coach.  Sarah also officiates for HHSC, having achieved the J2S qualification, and swims with our Masters squad.

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MASTERS COACHRICHARD DANIELL

Richard has had a long life with Hemel Hempstead Swimming Club.  He initially joined the club when his son swam for us.  He was often seen poolside either coaching or officiating and was primarily responsible for managing and selecting our teams for the league galas.  After a break from the club, he has agreed to come back to coach our Masters squad.

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LEVEL 3 COACHCHARLES DAINTON

Charles has been associated with HHSC for many years, indeed for some years he was Head Coach.  He then became the Swim England Hertfordshire president before taking a break to spend time with his family.  He remained as our Honorary President and has recently returned to our poolside to assist with the coaching.  He is enjoying the development side of the club and can regularly be seen on a Tuesday evening.

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LEVEL 3 COACHCHRISTINE THOMPSON

Christine is a highly experienced swimming teacher and coach, having run her own swim school for many years and been involved in training for people in swimming.  She again has returned to HHSC after a few years break to assist primarily with the Learn to Swim and Learn to Train squads.  Her many years of experience and knowledge have been fundamental to the change in focus at this end of the club.

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LEVEL 2 COACHMARK HORROD

Mark primarily assists Sarah with the Train to Train squads.  He has recently passed his Level 2 coaching award, which adds to his Level 2 teaching award.  Along with his officiating qualifications, he gives valuable feedback and instruction to our swimmers.

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LEVEL 2 TEACHERCHARLOTTE HINGSTON

Charlotte is one of our ex-swimmers and club captains who has continued her swimming career by qualifying as a Level 2 teacher.  Not only does she work for the Leisure Centre but regularly helps poolside with HHSC on a Sunday and Tuesday evening.  Charlotte is a shining example of our dream to ensure that swimmers maintain a lifelong love of swimming.

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LEVEL 2 TEACHERLORRAINE BURROWS

Lorraine is a newbie to the world of coaching and HHSC, having worked for many years for the Leisure Centre in teaching classes and school swimming.  We are very pleased to see her work with our Learn to Swim squads.

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LEVEL 1 COACHANNA BELSEY

Anna is one of our Masters swimmers with two children; one in our club and one at Hatfield Swimming Club.  She has taken the Level 1 coaching course and is also a qualified Judge level 1.

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LEVEL 1 COACHMATT RAFIQ-CRASKE

Matt is also a Masters swimmer with two girls.  He has taken the Level 1 coaching course and regularly helps poolside with our Train to Train section on a Sunday morning.

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LEVEL 1 COACHVANESSA SIMPSON

Vanessa has taken her Level 1 coaching course with the club and assists with our Learn to Train section.  She has a son in the club and has also undertaken the Judge 1 course.

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