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Aqualina success at Synchro Masters’

On Saturday 16th November, a team of nine swimmers representing Aqualina, from Stevenage in Hertfordshire, attended the Swim England Synchronised Swimming National Masters Championships 2019 at the K2 pool in Crawley, Surrey. This year saw the highest-ever number for entries, with ages ranging from 18yrs to 75yrs plus. Aqualina followed the trend, having their highest-ever

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Regional Water Polo meeting

Saturday 14 December – 2pm-4pm:  Riverside Ice and Leisure Centre, Victoria Rd, Chelmsford CM1 1FG Swim England are hosting a series of regional meetings to give people the chance to have their say on a development plan that will help shape the future of water polo. Consultant David Meli, who was appointed to lead this

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Nutrition and Drug Awareness Seminar

12th February 2020 at 7pm for 7.30 start Lecture Theatre – De Havilland Campus, Hertfordshire University, Hatfield, AL10 9EU Swim England Hertfordshire is always looking for ways to help our athletes produce better performances and maximise their potential. Our Nutrition and Drug Awareness Seminar is an opportunity for parents, athletes and coaches to learn more

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Great opportunity for team managers

Swim England Hertfordshire is looking to recruit two team managers to help ensure our athletes have the best possible experience and are able to perform to the very best of their ability. Team Managers will lead the organisation for our squads travelling to the National County Team Championships at Ponds Forge in Sheffield next October

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Massive success for HSC swimmer Mark Evens

Hitchin Swimming Club’s Mark Evens, 22, recently returned from Sardinia where he represented Great Britain at the 5th European Down Syndrome Swimming Championships. 31 British athletes travelled to the prestigious event, which saw more than 130 swimmers representing 19 different countries. Evens, who specialises in Freestyle and Butterfly, was awarded the trophy for the Best Individual

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Hertfordshire Masters make an impact at Nationals

Hertfordshire Masters swimmers headed to Sheffield for the Swim England Masters National Championships that ran between the 25th to 27th October 2019. These Championships took place at Ponds Forge where the pool was split in half to create two 25m Pools, with women’s events taking place in one pool and the men’s events in the

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1-Direction County Development Camps

This year’s SE Hertfordshire 1-Direction County Development Camps took place over 3 days between June and October 2019. SE Hertfordshire explored and acknowledged the importance of providing young swimmers in the county with continued support over more than one year. For this reason, the camps were opened to both 11 and 12 yrs old this

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Ian Mackenzie installed at Swim England President

Swim England Hertforshire’s Ian Mackenzie has praised the role of volunteers in his first speech as the new Swim England President. After almost 40 years involved in voluntary roles at club, county, regional and national level, Ian said it was a ‘huge privilege’ to be named the 127th President of Swim England. He succeeds Liz

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Herts team success at National County Team Championships

Twenty-seven swimmers from eleven clubs travel to the International swimming pool Ponds Forge in Sheffield to compete in the National County Team Championships on Sunday 6th October 2019 at Ponds Forge. The County Team Champs is always a fun event where swimmers paint their faces, sometimes their bodies, and dress up in fancy dress. It

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Junior Inter County competition: success for 1 Direction approach

On 21 September Swim England Hertfordshire sent a massive 59 strong team to compete at the Junior Inter County competition at Luton. The Swimming Committee had designated this as a process meet for the swimmers and briefed the coaches to focus less on the times and more on the skills that the swimmers were executing.

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Herts Masters perform well at National Open Water Champs 2019

More than 200 swimmers entered the Swim England Open Water National Masters Championships 2019 on the 1stSeptember 2019 at Nene Park near Peterborough. Nene Park hosted the annual event for the best open water masters swimmers in the country, with 207 competitors contesting races over 2km, 3km and 5km. Seven swimmers represented Hertfordshire clubs and

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Swim England Hertfordshire volunteers recognised

At the Swim England East Region Annual Council Meeting on Saturday 14 September, two of the county’s volunteers were recognised for their long service to the sport. The Jeff Cook Salver, Swim England East Region’s highest award, was presented to Derek Milton of Welwyn Garden Swimming Club. The Jeff Cook Salver is awarded to the

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