Hertford Swimming Club (HSC) -Adults training at Hartham pool on Thursdays 7.00pm-8.00pm

Hertford Swimming Club welcomes swimmers aged 18y and over to our Adults (‘Masters’) session on

Thursday evenings. We enjoy a relaxed sociable atmosphere & cater for a wide range of ages & abilities. Swimmers must be able to swim at least 25m on front and back without stress and be confident out of

their depth.


Two swim schedules per session are provided. One schedule focuses mainly on stroke and fitness development. The other includes sets of different intensities for speed and endurance training for competition. Each covers a maximum distance of 2.0-2.5Km in the hour. However swimmers can select what they do to structure each session according to their own ability & aims. Stroke development swimmers can focus on one stroke or considerably reduce the distance eg if they need to increase fitness gradually.  Members are encouraged to pursue personal goals & learn new skills. Informal guidance is offered in a relaxed setting. You can vary which lane you use depending on who else is swimming that week.


Our ‘fast’ lane is ideal for club and competitive swimmers from a variety of backgrounds including triathletes and open water swimmers.


There are opportunities to compete but there is no obligation to do so. Quite a few of us are swimming for general fitness & fun only. Others use the session to train for open water swims or indoor competition. Floats and pull-buoys are available.


If you wish to try out Hertford SC Thursday Masters session email:

Joining Hertford SC

We offer 3 free swims for you to try us out without obligation before you need to let us know whether or not  you wish to continue attending and join Hertford SC. We do ask you to complete our Club trials & SE registration form, by email if possible, before your first try-out session. This provides insurance cover & enables us to hold essential contact & medical details eg in case of emergencies or to notify you of pool closures. If you decide not to join, this form is deleted in accordance with the data protection act. If you do decide to join we will process the form & email you our fees letter. There are no ‘joining dates’ ie you can start attending at any time.


HSC swim session fees are charged as 3 x16-week terms per year in January, April (after Easter) & September. There is an annual membership fee which covers the SE registration fee. This will be added to your first term’s swim sessions fee and each subsequent January. We prefer fees to be paid at the start of each term either by online transfer or automatic payments. If you join part way through a term your first session fee will be adjusted pro-rata. You don’t have to stay the whole hour of each training session eg if building up fitness gradually, but there’s no reduction in fees if you leave the session early.

For membership & fees inquiries email:

Hartham Masters Swimming Club (HMSC)

This is a separate adults-specific swimming club who train on Saturday mornings  at Hartham pool from 7am-8am. They have a coach on poolside who does stroke development and correction. HMSC charge their own fees. Some swimmers belong to HSC and HMSC, paying both sets of fees, so they can attend both sessions (ie Thursdays and Saturdays).

For HMSC Contact Tom Metz on 

Tel: 01920 823353, m 07710 980912

Reciprocal Swimming arrangement between HMSC & HSC

Swimmers who swim regularly with one club paying that club’s full fee and who would like to swim at the other Club’s sessions less regularly can opt to pay their ‘second’ club on a ‘pay as you go’ basis by cash fee collected at each swim. Please inform both clubs if you wish to do this.


For some Hertfordshire swimming competitions we enter a team comprising members of both clubs.

If you have any questions. please do contact Margaret (for Thursdays with HSC) or Tom (for Saturdays with HMSC)