Hemel competed in the first competition of the season against tough competition from all around the East and Midlands regions, including Leicester, Cambridge, Watford and Modernians.
On the night Hemel finished in 7th place with 191 points, five points behind Nuneaton. The overall winners in the night were Leicester Penguins.
Ben Garratt was Hemels male swimmer of the gala swimming a fine 100m Fly finishing first and gaining a PB. Other good individual swims came from Tom Sherriff, 2nd in the open 100m Free and from Charles Rayner who came 2nd in the boys 11-Under 50m Back, and 2nd in the 50m Breast. Kyle Holmes also had a good swim in the 13-Under 100m Breast, finishing 3rd. Hemels female swimmer of the gala was Megan Pirrie who came 3rd in the 13-Under 100m Breast, and 3rd in the 100m Fly.
Hemel achieved two 3rd places in the Relays, the boys 13-Under 4 x 50m Medley Relay team consisting of Charles Rayner, Kyle Holmes, Ben Garrett and Joe Prior. The girls 13-Under Medley Relay team, also came 3rd Lauren Windsor, Megan Pirrie, Siena Milner and Keelin McKenna.
At the Junior end of the club the relay team 11-Under boys (Jamie Ayres, Ashley Coombs, Samuel Gaines and Charles Rayner) came a credible 4th, whilst the girls 11-Under came 5th (Shona McKenna, Eleanor Bevan, Leanne Abrey and Alice Fender).