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HHSC Opens

9th December 2018
Alan Doyle Memorial Sprint
(Level 3)
18th/19th May 2019
Spring Development (Level 3)
(details to follow)

Swim Manager


Forthcoming Events

Sat Jan 05, 2019
Herts Major League 1/3
Sat Jan 19, 2019
Swim England Herts Country Champs
Sat Jan 19, 2019
Swim England South East LC Masters
Fri Jan 25, 2019 @08:00
Assistant Coach (Swimming)
Sat Jan 26, 2019
Swim England Herts Country Champs
Sat Feb 02, 2019
Swim England Herts Country Champs

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Coaching Staff

Coaching at the club is run by Oliver Waddington, who is supported by a number of volunteer helpers, the majority of whom are parents of club swimmers or oder swimmers. We are committed to building and developing our team of coaches and helpers through training programmes, accredited courses and continuous professional development. In addition to working poolside during training sessions, coaches also support swimmers at competitions. As part of our child welfare policy, we ask all coaches and helpers to go through a DBS check before they work unsupervised with swimmers. Most of our coaches and several of our poolside helpers hold the National Rescue Award for Swimming Teachers and Coaches from the Royal Life Saving Society.

To contact our coaching team, please email Oliver Waddington This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 07796 194540

oliver wadington   Head Coach : Oliver Waddington
Oliver is a Level two qualified coach.  Sport, and in particular competitve swimming, is his passion and lifestyle. He competed in swimming for over 15 years at county, regional and British national masters, reaching podium at all levels. He has a bachelor of science (honours) degree in sports performance and coaching, and has taught and coached swimming for over 10 years.

The development of the individual both in and out of the pool is central to his coaching philosophy, helping people grow and progress along their own journeys in sport.
LAUREN WILDING 480x640   Lauren Wilding, Development Coach
Lauren was a swimmer with HHSC since the age of six. She has now progressed to teaching and coaching swimming. She has obtained the ASA Level 2 teaching award and the NRASTC award. She undertook the role of Development Coach in September 2014.
Oliver and Lauren are supported by the following (in alphabetical order):
    Steve Acres
Steve has twin daughters with the club and is a poolside helper.  He has achieved the NRASTC (rescue test) award.
    Georgina (George) Cawley
George has a daughter swimming with the club and has been helping poolside.  She was recently awarded the NRASTC.
img 1354   Alan Coldwell
Alan has four children swimming at various levels within the Club.  He is a Level 2 Qualified Coach and holds the NRASTC Award.  He is the group leader for the HP1 Squad.

    Vic Coombs
aka Ashley's dad. Vic is an ASA Level 1 qualified coach.  He is currently helping to coach HP1 and HP2 squads but is always happy to help with other groups if need be. He is a qualified J2 ASA judge and working toward a J2S. He has achieved the NRASTC award. Born in London, he has lived in Hemel for the last 30 years and has been involved with swimming since teaching Ashley to swim 12 years ago.
img 1943   Emily Holland
Emily is an ASA level 1 qualified swimming teacher and holds the NRASTC Award She has been a swimmer at the club since 2010 and has assisted with the coaching of the younger swimmers since 2013. Emily currently assists with the coaching of the Development squads.
man image to follow   Mark Horrod
Mark has been coaching at the club since 2004 and is a ASA Level 2 Club Coach. He also holds a NRASTC Award and is a qualified timekeeper and judge. Mark spends 3 days a week at poolside, providing 4 hours of coaching to the HP1 & HP2 squads and Masters. He also helps out with coaching other groups when the need arises.
img 1484   Rob Lotts
Rob coaches once a week with the Sealions squad and has been present on poolside for a number of years.  He is an ASA Level 1 qualified teacher.
    Garry O'Brien
Garry has two children swimming with HHSC, and has been helping poolside with the Sealions squad for a while.  He holds the NRASTC award.
ts coach   Tracey Stratford
Tracey is the Group leader for Aquabears; our very youngest swimmers. She is an ASA Level 2 qualified swimming teacher and holds the NRASTC award. Tracey has two daughters at HHSC and enjoys helping out whenever needed.  Tracey also swam as a child.
PAIGE WILDING 480x640   Paige Wilding
Not only was Paige the 2014/15 Club Captain, she is also assisting her sister in coaching.  She has achieved the ASA Level 1 award and assists with the Sealions squad. 
SARAH YOUNG 480x640   Sarah Young
Sarah is the Group Lead for the Development Squads.  Her daughter swims with the club, and Sarah is an ex-swimmer.  She teaches swimming and has achieved the ASA Level 2 teaching and Level 1 coaching awards.  Sarah is also a regular official for HHSC, having achieved the J2 qualification, and swims with our Masters squad.

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