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Sun Sep 07, 2014
Barnet Copthall Masters Sprint Meet
Sun Sep 14, 2014 @18:00
New swimmer trial
Sat Sep 27, 2014 @16:30
Romford L3 Open Meet
Sat Oct 04, 2014
ASA East Region Open Masters & Seniors
Sat Oct 04, 2014
Harpenden Legacy Open Meet 2014
Sat Oct 04, 2014
Maxwell L3 Open

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Hemel Hempstead Swimming Club (HHSC) ranks as one of Hertfordshire’s premier clubs. The Club currently has around 250 members from age 5 to Masters Level who compete regularly in a wide range of competitions. We are Swim 21 Accredited as a Skill Development Club.

Safeguarding and Protecting Children Course
Friday, 22 August 2014 15:55
Tuesday 2nd September 2014
7.00 – 10.00pm in the Meeting Room, Sportspace Hemel
Course tutor: Stuart Hunt

We have organised a Safeguarding and Protecting Children course at Sportspace Hemel for all those attending the swim camp in October as a supervisor or coach and for all regular coaches who have not yet completed the course or who attended the course more than 3 years ago. The course is also recommended for volunteers who help poolside and who could be in sole charge of swimmers. (There is a separate course for under-16s who could attend this course but will not receive a certificate.) The course will raise your awareness of the tell-tale signs of abuse and give you the tools and confidence you need to deal with any issues sensitively, appropriately and effectively, should the need ever arise in your coaching career.
At the end of the course you will be able to:
  • identify and recognise good coaching practice and the implications for your coaching
  • explore your values and feelings in relation to child abuse, and recognise their potential impact on your response
  • recognise and respond to possible signs of child abuse
  • take appropriate action if concerns about a child arise.
You will also receive a copy of the new 2013 edition of Safeguarding and Protecting Children: A Guide for Sportspeople at the workshop.

The Club will cover the full cost of this training session (£235 in total) plus the booklets (£9.49 each) so please do take advantage of this offer. Places are restricted to 20 in total. Please sign up to confirm your attendance on the form on the notice board. Priority will be given to those on the swim camp. The Club is committed to providing a safe environment for our swimmers and ensuring our volunteers and coaches are aware of child abuse issues is a key part of that commitment. It is also a requirement for Swim21. Thank you for your cooperation.

Joan Keevill, Chair
STOP PRESS: If anyone needs the training but can't make this date, Hitchin have said we can send one or two people to their course on 15th September (at Hitchin). Please contact Joan if interested.

HHSC 101st Birthday Open
Thursday, 31 July 2014 14:53
Entry forms and rules for Hemel's 101st Birthday Open are now available here.   The event will be held over two days (18th and 19th October) and comprises 50m, 100m, and 200m events in all strokes with no maximum or minimum entry times.  The closing date for entries is the 13th September but the event is run on a first come, first served basis and sessions will be declared closed when they reach capacity.
Changes to training - Summer 2014
Thursday, 08 May 2014 10:33
There will be a number of changes to training over Summer 2014 which are detailed below.
2014 AGM
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 08:39
The Club's Annual General Meeting was held on Monday 14th July 2014 in the Meeting Room at Sportspace. The meeting was well attended this year compared to last year, with 39 present, though this is still a small proportion of our overall membership. The minutes plus reports from the Chair and Head Coach, Alan Doyle, are available to download here. The Treasurer's report is confidential so will not be published on the website but copies can be obtained by contacting the Treasurer, Andy Hingston, directly (email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ).
Club Records Round Up
Friday, 27 June 2014 15:53
Over the last few months a number of our short course (25m) Club Records have fell.
British Masters Long Course 2014
Tuesday, 24 June 2014 09:42
On Friday 13 June, a small team of Masters and Seniors from Hemel Hempstead Swimming Club made their way to Swansea to compete in the Welsh National pool for the British Gas Masters and Senior Age Group Championships (LC) 2014.
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