13 clubs, 400 "modern day" swimmers, 8 "Edwardian" swimmers (you had to be at session 4!), 2,000 swims, 60 officials, countless poolside helpers, a crowded gallery, 4 sessions of fantastic swimming - and we finished 15 minutes early! Our thanks to everyone who helped make Hemel's Centenary Birthday Open such a memorable event.
On 12th October 2013 Hemel Hempstead made their debut in the top flight Premier Division of the Arena League London Division, the League is made up of 55 clubs from London and surrounding Areas with Hemel Hempstead taking their place in the top Division of 16 clubs for the first time in their History, a great way for the club to celebrate their centenary.
A team of 27 swimmers started their season off in style on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th October in Aylesbury at the Maxwell Autumn Gala bringing home 27 medals and swimming 77 Personal Best performances, a great start to the season especially as most of the swimmers are in heavy early season training in preparation for next year.