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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
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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.
Congratulations to Ed, Ben, Steph and Cristina
who all achieved medals at the 2017 Hampshire County Champs with their brilliant swims
County 2017 Weekend 1 Results
County 2017 Weekend 2 Results
County 2017 Weekend 3 Results
New Club Records
Overall Top Talent Results
Top Talent Results 10 & 9U
Canada Cup Results
Results for 50m races
THE Top Talent and Canada Cup club meet 2017 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 1000 points.
The female Top Talent winner for 2017 was Maya Farmer with a score of 2743. Well done Maya! Maya also obtained the highest individual female score for any event with 993 points in the 200 Backstroke, barely shy of the automatic regional qualification time.
Congratulations also go to Steph Roberts, last year’s winner, (2nd with a score of 2532) and Bethan White (3rd with a score of 2298). Chasing hard behind were Sarah Hiley (4th), Cristina Kirby (5th) and Emma Jones (6th). Well done to all swimmers.
The male Top Talent winner for 2017 was Ben Walton with a score of 3280. Ben obtained three scores in excess of 1000 points indicating three performances ahead of automatic regional qualification times. Quite astounding – well done Ben! In 2nd place with 2821 was Erik Scott and Ed Nye was 3rd with 2735. Well done also – these are excellent scores. Following on were Matthew Farmiloe (4th), Lukas Kenning (5th) and Ben Faux (6th).
The Canada Cup is awarded to the swimmer aged 11 or under who gains the highest points for an individual event. This was awarded to Isobel Neighbour with a score of 881 in the 200 Breaststroke. Well done Isobel! Well done also to Karys Kapri (2nd) and Layla White (3rd).
Turning our attention now to our younger swimmers, medals were awarded in the age 10 and 9 & under age categories. The age 10 female winner was Karys Kapri with Layla White second and Sophia Foreman third. The age 10 male winner was Max Walton with Thomas Malig coming second.
Congratulations to the overall Top Talent winners Maya Farmer and Ben Walton
The age 9U female winner was Tamsin Wheeler with Amy Walton second and Emily Morath third. The age 9U male winner was Zak Vanstone, Samuel Staff and Jiji Wu came second and third respectively. Congratulations to all winners and medallists and we hope that all swimmers enjoyed the event.
Results by Swimmer
Ecoculture is very pleased to announce that it is continuing its sponsorship with Hart Swimming Club for a further year.
This will be the third year of sponsorship and Ecoculture is very pleased to be able to support such a friendly, well-run club as part of its commitment to local community sports.
The sponsorship will help fund some much needed equipment required for the successful operation of future galas and open meets, and will provide much welcome opportunity for its younger swimmers to compete in open competitions from all over South East England.
Ecoculture wish Hart SC every success in the 2017 season and to enjoy their fantastic new home pool in Fleet, Hampshire.
On Sunday 6th August 2017 two teams of three swimmers from Hart Swimming Club will each attempt to swim 33.8 kilometres - the width of the English Channel.
They will attempt to complete the challenge at Hart Leisure Centre, starting at 7am. The swimmers are Maya Farmer (12), Ben Walton (13), Sarah Hiley (16), Stephanie Roberts (16), Josh Montgomery (19) and Karen Roberts (22).
Our thanks to Everyone Active for donating the pool space for this charity event.
Each team aim to complete the challenge in 8 - 10 hours of continuous swimming, taking turns to swim 1km at a time, starting at the ‘cardboard cliffs of Dover’ and finishing in a ‘virtual’ France!
We are raising money for two different charities both working in areas important to members of the club:
Cancer Research UK, who undertake major research projects into beating cancer.
Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY), who provide heart screening for young people, especially important for those involved in sports, to determine if they have an underlying condition. They perform research, aim to raise awareness and provide support to families following a young sudden cardiac death. Every week in the UK at least 12 apparently fit and healthy young people die of undiagnosed cardiac conditions. With support, CRY can reduce the frequency of this occurrence.
Though you can choose to donate to either charity, the swimmer’s choice would be for donations to be split equally between the two good causes.
Come and support the swimmers, watch their progress, and hope to see the odd ferry, oil tanker or seagull flying past!!
During the swim there will be a ‘swimming themed’ quiz and a competition to “guess the time of completion” for both teams.
For further details on club membership please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
(back row) Maya Farmer (12), Sarah Hiley (16) Karen Roberts (22), Ben Walton (13). (front row) Stephanie Roberts (16), Josh Montgomery (19)
To donate please go to:
You can also donate by text:
For Cancer Research UK, Text HCAN99 £5 to 70070
For Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY),
Text HCRY99 £5 to 70070
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