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Parent and swimmer information on competing in Meets and Galas, as well as useful links
Details about all the squads including training times, locations, and what is expected of them
Hart SC is Hart District’s local competitive swimming club.
It has grown substantially since its humble beginnings in a pool in a back garden in Fleet and today attracts swimmers locally and further afield. Hart SC has two ‘Club nights’ (Sunday and Thursday) at Hart Leisure Centre when the Club hires the whole pool from 6.30-10pm. Please come down and meet us.
The Club achieved Swim 21 accreditation at competitive development in 2009 and continues to development within this programme. Swim 21 is the ASA’s aquatic quality mark for the development of effective, ethical and sustainable ASA affiliated clubs.
Hart SC relies on the efforts of our volunteers. Meet the Committee and Non-Committee Volunteers here
Details of important Club dates such as meets, galas, counties etc updated to August 2016
On Sunday 3 July, Cllr Anne Crampton attended the Annual Hart Swimming Club Championships to present awards to individuals for outstanding commitment to the club.
The Club Championships are run over five nights and include the full range of official swimming events across all strokes: Butterfly, Backstroke, Breaststroke, Freestyle and Individual Medley. The final races were held on Sunday and before they took place Cllr Crampton presented the ‘coach awards’. Recipients of the awards were:
# Ji Ji Wu (age 8) received The Dodge Minnow Shield for his commitment and dedication to training in the first Junior squad (Junior 3).
# Jay Meeks (age 10) received the Super Shrimp of the Year award for his commitment and dedication to training in the second Junior squad (Junior 2).
# Ben Walton (age 12) was awarded The Wallis Plate for his achievement and significant improvement throughout the year.
# Sophia Wallis (age 18) was awarded The Hart Swimming Club Cup for her overall noteworthy and selfless contribution to the club over the season.
Speaking about the awards Cllr Crampton, Cabinet Member for Community Wellbeing, said: “This was a great event to attend and the award winners were well-deserved. It was interesting to see how the Gala operates and my thanks to all involved in creating such a fantastic sporting event for the community to enjoy. Health and wellbeing is a key priority for the Council and community groups such as the Hart Swimming Club play a big role in keeping Hart happy and healthy.”
The Club provides opportunities for competitive swim training across a full range of both age and ability. The current membership, in excess of 220 members, spans the ages of 7 to over 80 years, with a thriving Masters section catering for swimmers aged over 25. Their members are from all over the District with some from areas outside of Hart, such as Farnham.
Speaking about the club, Spencer Farmer, Chairman of the Hart Swimming Club, said: “The Club holds several licensed Galas, providing all swimmers with the opportunity to compete and trophies, medals and rosettes are awarded to successful competitors. Times achieved by the swimmers at a licensed gala are submitted to ASA National Rankings and then used to qualify for other external ‘Open Meets’ or competitions such as the Hampshire County, South East Region or National Swimming Championships.
“In 2017, Hart Swimming Club will move to the new Hart Leisure Centre, which will feature an 8-lane 25m competition pool, a 4-lane 25m intermediate pool and a dedicated spectator seating gallery.
The move to the new facility will enable Hart Swimming Club to consolidate all of its short course training at one venue and to establish fully licensed Open Meets into the ASA swimming calendar, attracting competitors from all across the South East Region.”
Congratulations to the winners of our Coach Awards: Sophia Wallis, Ben Walton, Jay Meeks and Ji Ji Wu, and to Ella Westhead on her Club Record in the 100m Backstroke, age 9.
Greg Smith, president of Hart SC, presents Cllr Anne Crampton with a memento of her visit to the Hart SC Club Champs, and Cllr Crampton helps out with timekeeping at the Championships on Sunday night.
View the full story
on the Hart District Council’s website here
New Members needed for Hart 100 Club
The objective of the “100” Club is to support the overall running costs of Hart SC. Membership costs just £24 per year and entitles you to entry in a bimonthly draw
for a share of the prize money.
THE MORE MEMBERS WE HAVE,
THE BIGGER THE PRIZES!!
Full details on how to become a member
can be found here
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Hart Swimmers pulled out all the stops securing 9 medals, 21 new Club Records and 2 Regional qualifiers (Ed Nye and Ben Walton) at the Hampshire County Champs 2017.
Ed Nye topped the podium with Gold after a phenomenal swim in the Men’s 100 free (56.86s), shaving 2.13s off his previous PB as well as breaking two Club records. He added a Silver medal and another Club Record to his haul with a fast 26.04s in the Men’s 50 free, a 1.61 improvement. In total, Ed set 5 new Club Records (see here).
Ben Walton secured 2 Silver medals in the Men’s 10-14 400 free (4:54.95) and Mens 200 free (2:19.92) where he bettered his time by a phenomenal 8.20s. Ben set 4 new Club Records: 30.22 in the Men 12-12 50 free (LC); 20:04.34 in the Men 12-12 1500 free (LC); 1:11.73 in the Men 12-12 100 back (SC); and 32:08 in the Men 12-12 50 free (SC).
Steph Roberts achieved an amazing 3 Bronze medals and 6 Club Records. Her 3 medal races included the Women 800 free (9:55.00, an 1.36 improvement), Women 400 IM (5:29.69, improving by 1.13), and the Women 200 fly (2:40.08, an 2.43 improvement).
Our youngest medal winner was Cristina Kirby who won 2 Bronze medals with 1:20.27 in the Women 10-14 100 back (4.58 improvement), and 37.28 in the Women 10-14 50 back (1.17 improvement).
Matt Farmiloe and Zack Westhead both set 2 new Club Records, and Eric Scott and Max Walton set 1 each.
Counties Results Weekend 1
Congratulations to Ed, Ben, Steph and Cristina
who all achieved medals at the 2017 Hampshire County Champs with their brilliant swims
Counties Results Weekend 2
Counties Results Weekend 3
Counties 2017 Club Records
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