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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
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
Hart SC’s John Bennett Meet: Congratulations to the top six girls and boys. The overall female winner was Ella Westhead, Katherine Cairney came second and Karys Kapri third. Fourth, fifth and sixth places were claimed by Maya Farmer, Lily Pearce and Tegan Ward respectively. In the boys’ competition, Ben Walton was the overall winner, while Erik Scott came second, and Edward Nye third. Fourth, fifth and sixth places went to Matthew Farmiloe, Zack Westhead and Alistair Eales respectively.
Well done to all the trophy winners from the Hart SC Club Championships. All trophies were presented to our 30 winners at Hart SC’s annual presentation and bowling evening on Saturday 17 September.
The championships were held over five nights in June/July 2016 and provided Hart SC swimmers with the chance to compete in all events across all four strokes except long distance races (800m and 1500m).
In addition, there were 25m backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly and freestyle events for J2/J3 and Masters swimmers only.
Here is a list of all the worthy winners, details of their specific winning events can be found by clicking on the link:
8 & under: Amy Walton, & Oliver Brelsford.
9 & under: Ella Westhead, Karys Kapri & Oscar Castles.
10 & under: Christina Kirby, Ella Westhead, Jake Reed, Jay Meeks, Karys Kapri, & Max Walton.
11/12 years: Ben Walton, Bethan White, Erik Scott, Georgia Twigg & Maya Farmer.
13/14 years: Caeden Ellis, Ed Nye, Emily Pepper, Lizzie Messenger, Max Rutherford, Nadia Pearce & Nina Skingley.
15 & over: Ben Faux, Clive Benson, Dan Eves, Josh Montgomery, Matt Farmiloe, Megan Benson, Rohith Manikonda, Sophia Wallis & Steph Roberts.
Overall Club Champs Trophy results
All John Bennett Results
Hart SC Annual General Meeting
Thursday 17th November @ 7pm at Hart
Leisure Centre, upstairs meeting room.
Everyone welcome - it’s a great way to meet other parents and club members. We have a great committee, although we always welcome new volunteers.
Refreshments will be provided.
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