HHSC is a competitive swimming club. Members are encouraged to take part in a number of competitive swimming events both as individuals and as part of Club teams at local, county, regional and national level.
The Club’s extensive competition schedule is designed to give all members of whatever age and experience an opportunity to maximise their capabilities.
HHSC supports a range of competitions hosted by other Clubs throughout the year, often providing poolside coaching support. Full details of the event schedule are available on the Club Calendar. Entry information and deadlines will be emailed to the relevant squads, HHSC will collate all entries and liaise directly with the host club. Should you have any queries, please contact the Entries team on firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Key part of the calendar is the annual Hertfordshire County Championships, where we have an increasing number of swimmers meeting the consideration & qualifying times, and in 2020 saw good success in achieving finals, with a number of swimmers taking home medals. We also have a number of swimmers achieving Regional and, in a few cases National entry times.
HHSC has a very active Masters section. Members compete in some of the League competitions alongside their junior counterparts as well as entering Masters competitions at County, Regional, National and International events.
The club runs a number of open meets, which are well supported by other clubs, some travelling a considerable distance to be with us! These events are held at Hemel Hempstead Leisure Centre, using the 6-lane 25m pool, featuring our Olympic style OSB 11 starting blocks with backstroke ledges, anti-turbulence lane ropes, full AOE with a Colorado starter and remote strobe. Details of these events are below.
We enter teams for Peanuts, Herts Major League and the National Arena League.
Finally, we run a number of internal competitions all under the umbrella of ‘Club Champs’. This covers most of the usual events, and gives your swimmers the opportunity to walk away with trophies in their age group. The Middle and Long distance events are currently run jointly with Watford SC, allowing more competitions for the swimmers, and also helping us to supply enough officials to run them as level 3.