Upon joining Hemel Hempstead Swimming Club, joiners are normally allocated to our Learn to Learn Squads of Aquabears 1 and 2.
Swimmers can join the Club from 5 years upwards once they have reached Swim England level 5, after an initial assessment by one of our trained coaches. To join the club, swimmers should typically be capable of swimming a 25m length, and show some understanding of proper breathing technique. They should also be able to demonstrate an attempt at swimming breaststroke and butterfly.
The head teacher for these squads is Lauren Wilding, who is supported by a number of volunteer helpers, the majority of whom are parents of club swimmers or older swimmers. In addition to working poolside during training sessions, coaches also support swimmers at competitions.
As of April 2020 helpers are: Lorraine Burrows, Kieran Brevern, Charlotte Hingston