Welcome to Hertford Swimming Club
Hertford Swimming Club is a friendly teaching & competitive club who offer a high standard of coaching to our swimmers. We are affiliated to ASA East region. We are accredited as a Swim 21 Teaching & Skill Development Club.
IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR PARENTS/GUARDIANS
from Tim Somers (Club Chairman)
This is just a gentle reminder with regard to poolside etiquette and squad moves that needs to be made from time to time. We are very lucky as a club that these matters happen extremely.
I have been asked by the coaching staff to remind all parents/guardians that they should not come poolside unless in an emergency or unless invited by a member of the poolside team. This is really to ensure safety at all times for the swimmers who need to have the undivided attention of their coach (who may easily become distracted if speaking to a parent).
If you do want to speak to a teacher then please could you wait until they are free at the end of their session. If you prefer to email us then please do this through the website and someone will get back to you.
Please be assured that we always make squad change decisions based on swimming criteria with the benefit of watching all the swimmers for the whole session together over a period of time (not just your own son or daughter). All of our teachers and coaches have been on swimming and safeguarding courses in their own time to ensure we always do the very best for your children and as you will already know the majority of our poolside representatives are unpaid volunteers. We will always move a swimmer up a squad when we believe they are ready and there is space in the squad and this decision is usually a collective decision after due deliberation.
A big "thank you" to everyone who dropped a coin or 2 in the Waitrose Community Matters box during December. We are delighted to confirm that £393 was raised for the Club this way. We are hoping to put this towards the purchase of a Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Tablet which can be used for Hytek updates and on poolside at Galas & Open Meets.
YOUR CLUB NEEDS YOU!
Hertford Swimming club is dependent on volunteers to stay afloat. Right now we need help. Could you be the one to plug one of our holes? We need:-
Autumn has seen the retirement of several of our teachers. We rely on volunteers (usually parents) to train as teachers and support us on Poolside. Could you be a Swimming Teacher? Funding is available to help with the cost of training and once qualified, there is plenty of opportunity to use your newly-gained qualification and earn a bit of pocket money outside the club. For more information speak to Debi or Lee.
Our Committee has gained a couple of new members (thanks to Rachel & Dan - and now Judith) but there are lots of jobs which need doing as well. Of course we would love more people to join our (very friendly) Committee but if you can't commit to this, could you perhaps take on one of the many jobs which need doing for instance:
Sending out emails/communications
Publicity (eg with local papers)
Rachel Milroy will be available over the next few weeks to chat to potential volunteers about what is involved so please think about helping out. The Club relies on volunteers in order to exist.
We also need qualified Officials to act as Timekeepers, Judges, Starters and even Referees. There are plenty of training courses available. We can not take part in Galas unless we can supply Officials. If you are interested please speak to Jane.
PLEASE THINK ABOUT HOW YOU CAN HELP YOUR CLUB. WITHOUT THE PRACTICAL SUPPORT OF PARENTS WE CAN NOT SURVIVE.
HERTFORD NEEDS YOU NOW!
Swimming this week
Swimming this week now has its own page and a link on the top menu bar!
Click here to go there now.
Denise Lynch has kindly agreed to co-ordinate a fin exchange. If you would like to swap a pair of fins for another size or acquire a pair of fins (for a small donation) please contact Denise.
Partnership with ProSwimwear
Hertford Swimming Club have entered an agreement with proswimwear whereby club members get a discount on anything they buy and the Club also receive a percentage of the transaction. This is also the place to but your new style hats! Click here for more information.