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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
Trophy Presentation & Bowling Evening
Sat 17th September @ Pine Ridge Bowl, Camberley
5pm - 9.30pm
Tickets £12 per person including bowling and refreshments
Contact Alison McVicar
The Top Talent and Canada Cup meet proved to be an exciting and successful event. Swimmers earned points for a maximum of three events depending on how close their time was to the regional automatic qualifying time appropriate for their age. A swimmer achieving their target time would secure 1000pts.
The female Top Talent winner for 2016 was Stephanie Roberts with a score of 2835. Well done Steph! Steph also obtained the highest individual female score for any event with 966pts in the 200 IM.
Congratulations also go to Nadia Pearce (2nd with a score of 2802) and Sarah Hiley (3rd with a score of 2739). Chasing hard behind were Ella Montgomery (4th), Tegan Ward (5th) and Bethan White (6th). Well done all swimmers.
The male Top Talent winner for 2016 was Ben Faux with a score of 2865. Ben Faux obtained the top score in any individual event with 983pts in the 100 Back. Yet, Ben Walton was just 4pts behind in 2nd place with 2861 and three scoring swims in excess of 970pts showing an exceptional level of consistency. Matthew Farmiloe was 3rd with a score of 2851 in a very close male competition. Commendations go to Erik Scott (4th), Adam Duke (5th) and Caeden Ellis (6th).
The Canada Cup is awarded to the swimmer 11 or under who gains the highest points for an individual event. This was awarded to Erik Scott with a score of 981 in the 100 Free. Well done Erik! Well done also to Katherine Cairney (2nd) and Emma Jones (3rd).
Turning attention now to our younger swimmers, medals were awarded in the age 10 and 9 and under age categories.
Congratulations to all our medallists and overall Top Talent winners Steph Roberts
and Ben Faux. Also well done to Erik Scott, winner of the Canada Cup
* Age 10, female winner was Charlotte Young, with 2nd Sophie Robinson and 3rd Lisa Duke. Age 10, male winner was Jake Read, with 2nd Alistair Eales and 3rd Kaiyu Gaunt.
* Age 9U, female winner was Karys Kapri, with 2nd Charlotte Abel and 3rd Anna Powell. Age 9U, male winner was Max Walton, with 2nd Oscar Castles and 3rd Thomas Malig.
Congratulations to all winners and medallists and we hope that all swimmers enjoyed the event.
Top Talent & Canada Cup Winners
Overall Top Talent 2016 results
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
Hart SC have once again received swim21 accreditation. The aim of swim21 is to quality assure clubs who work collaboratively to deliver the athlete pathway, in addition to identifying gaps in provision and enhancing opportunities for all clubs to increase and sustain membership.
* Ben Faux (15) - Gold in the 200 Back (2:30.75) & 200 Free (2:16.42); Silver in the 100 Back (1:10.12) & 100 Fly (1:11.82) ; and Bronze in the 50 Fly (32.71) & 50 Back (33.69).
* Steph Roberts (15) - Gold in the 50 Free (30.38) & 100 Fly (1:13.93); Silver in the 200 IM (2:35.78), 200 Free (2:15.57), & 50 Fly (33.75).
* Nadia Pearce (13) - Gold in 100 Fly (1:19.26) & 50 Back (36.05).
* Ella Westhead (9) - Gold in the 200 Breast (3:40.11); and Silver in the 100 Back (1:28.94) & 100 Breast (1:42.04).
* Dan Eves (30) - Silver in the Men 17 & over 50 Free (25.74).
* Ed Nye (14) - Silver in the 100 Free (58.58).
* Ben Walton (12) - Bronze in the 100 Free (1:07.02).
Excellent results for Hart SC at the Guildford Open Meet in July 2016 where our swimmers nabbed several Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals. Congratulations to:
Guildford Open Meet Results
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