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Junior League Trials 2017
Tuesday, 28 March 2017 08:14
119 swimmers aged 12 and under swam in the Junior League Trials on sunday evening, many of the younger swimmers getting their first taste of competition swimming - all the times are now available on the online database which can be found here.  With 476 up to date 25m times we are now well placed to select teams for the forthcoming Peanuts and Milton Keynes Leagues. 
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Guildford - long course records tumble
Tuesday, 28 March 2017 13:34
Twelve swimmers entered the very fast long course Guildford Level 1 meet at the weekend, setting a fantastic three open club records from Alice Fender (400 free and 800 free) and Jack Christie (50 breast) and 14 age group records.  Alice and Georgia Purkis became the first girls at the club to break the 10 minute barrier for the long course 800 free.

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Herts Major League 2017 B team - round 3
Tuesday, 28 March 2017 07:40


Third on the night and eighth overall in Division 2 was a good performance by Hemel B after a number of key swimmers were asked to swim for the A team.  We had wins by Kizzie Beckwith (U12 50 Backstroke), Jessica Walters (U14 100 Free) and Kira Doyle (Open 100 Fly - setting a lifetime best when she thought such achievements were well behind her!) and the ladies relay team (Ellen Fender, Heidi Gibbens, Kira Doyle and Lois Moore) who won both of their relays. herts major b rd 3  2017a 


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Changes to lead coaching team
Tuesday, 21 March 2017 16:41
Following the departure of Paul Mackie, who has for the last few years coached our Masters section, to Australia we have re-appraised the roles played by our senior coaching team.  With effect from Monday 27th March the Lead Coaches for the various training groups will be Tracey Stratford (Aquabears), Lauren Wilding (Sealions, Seals and Otters), Sarah Young (Junior and Development Squads), Alan Coldwell (County Squad), Oliver Waddington (Regional Squad) and Alan Doyle (Masters), all operating under the overall guidance of Head Coach Oliver.
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Hemel success at Maxwell (and Wycombe)
Thursday, 16 March 2017 16:45
Twenty-two Hemel swimmers attended the Maxwell meet at Aylesbury last weekend and from just over 100 swims clocked an impressive 21 first places, 36 seconds and thirds, and 53 new personal best times.  17 summer regional qualifying times were set or bettered and 10 new Club records were set. To cap it all, Tony Gaines set a 5 second PB in the 200 fly to set a new age group club record and qualify for the World Masters Championships in Budapest in August; he's not the only one of our Masters to qualify, but he is the only one to qualify in this particularly gruelling event!  On a good day for the Gaines', younger son Sam set an 11 second PB in the 200 breast to smash the previous club age group record set six years ago by over 7 seconds.  Meanwhile at Wycombe, Jack Christie set a new open Club record in the 50 breast.
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3 competitions, 3 top 3 finishes - a good night!
Monday, 27 February 2017 10:55
Almost 100 swimmers participated in three teams on Saturday night in three competitions and all finished in the top 3; a very good night for Hemel swimming!  Nine club records were broken, there were 99 top 3 finishes and 70 new personal best times despite many competing in events they have swum in the past month.  The Chilterns League Team finished second in their competition, and in the Herts Major League both A and B teams finished third in Divisions 1 and 2 respectively. 

Fielding this many swimmers is a significant exercise involving a lot of planning by the Lead Coaches - Oliver Waddington, Alan Doyle and Lauren Wilding - ably supported by over 25 poolside helpers across the three competitions, whilst being able to meet our obligations to provide suitably qualified officials for all three meets was quite an achievement.  Finally a word for the chauffeuring parents, many of whom had children competing at different locations and performed minor miracles to make certain that everyone was at the right place at the right time.

Full reports of each gala may be found here:

Chilterns League Herts Major A Herts Major B
 
Counties 2017
Monday, 06 February 2017 09:03
After 3 weekends and 14 sessions of swimming the 2017 Hertfordshire County Championships have come to a close with some outstanding performances from Hemel swimmers. Particular congratulations to County Champions Jack Christie (50 free) and Alice Fender (800 free) and to Grace Cawley for a fantastic haul of 9 medals - 5 gold, 3 silver and 1 bronze.  Overall there were 10 gold medals, 23 silvers or bronzes, 15 new age group records and 129 personal best times. counties 2017 c
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