Club Retiree 2022

In October 2022 one of the longest serving members of our coaching and committee team is stepping back from Hertford SC after an amazing 22 years. 


Margaret Carrier has been a dedicated member supporting the club through various stages of growth and without her commitment and tenacity we would not be in such an organised position that the club can build on for our future. 


Margaret  was introduced to poolside serving drinks at galas after her son joined Hertford SC in late 1995. She qualified in 1996 as a L2 teacher part funded by Hertford taking various different squads and in 2010 went on to qualifying as a level 2 coach. She finally hung up her stopwatch in 2017 although she's been very happy to cover sessions when needed. 


To help support the club, Margaret qualified as a judge 2 in 2002 and officiated for Hertford until her son Michael stopped competing for the club.


Margaret joined the committee in 2001 and has served until this present day and has had many roles including Chairperson  from October 2007 whilst also acting as the secretary. Margaret has also been our fixtures secretary and I'm sure many other roles we have since forgotten. 


Although Margaret is stepping down from the committee and squad coaching, she will continue in her role as Masters contact and coach which she first started in 1998.


From all of us at Hertford SC we thank you Margaret. 


Club Retirees 2021

 In late 2021, after more than 80 years of volunteering between them, both Rachel and Mike Threfall have decided to reluctantly reduce their commitment to the club. Mike will no longer be poolside, unless he is there for a swim and Rachel will no longer be teaching. All of us at Hertford S.C would like to thank them for their dedication to the club, helping our youngsters to reach their full protentional


Sad News - Tim Somers - 28th November 2021

We are very sorry to give members the sad news of the recent, sudden and unexpected death of Tim Somers.  Some of you will remember him teaching our squads and it is a measure of his commitment that he undertook his L1 swimming teaching qualification in September 2009 and L2 in June 2011 to enable him to do this.  Tim also served on Hertford Swim Club's committee for 8 years between 2009-2017. 

He was an extremely competent treasurer from 2010-2015 when he stepped down to become chairman until 2017. While treasurer he also had 2 years practice as  'Acting Chair' 2013-2015. Even after leaving us he agreed to be examiner of our accounts for the financial year 2017-2018.  In the summer 2010, Tim's firm generously sponsored our then HSC Masters Swimmer Vicki Barker to swim at the World Masters champs in Gothenburg Sweden. We are all extremely grateful for the invaluable & considerable contribution Tim made to Club life while he was with us. He was much liked for his easy-going personality combined with an efficient way of working. The photo here shows Tim presenting our recently retired swimming teacher & coach Rachel Threlfall with her Life Membership at the Presentation event in 2013.
Tim leaves behind two daughters and his wife Pauline. Our deepest sympathies are with his family at this difficult time.
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