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The Committee

My daughter joined Hart SC at the age of 7 and very quickly I realised many hours would be spent on poolside watching the various training sessions and competitions. One evening I was persuaded to ‘help out’ at a club competition, and was ‘handed’ a stopwatch to time swimmers in lane 6. It came as a genuine surprise to me that I enjoyed taking part and little did I know that, three years on, I would be a licensed swimming official, assisting at most club and open meets.

The club cannot operate without the help of volunteers but with a daughter currently swimming in the P3 squad, it is also a great opportunity to involve myself in a sport that she loves. My first role for the club was as a Parent Squad Rep, providing the link between the parents and swimmers in a particular squad and the coaches.

Last year I performed the role of Honorary Secretary and at this year’s Annual General Meeting I became Chairman of Hart Swimming Club.

Executive Committee (Club Officers)

I came to swimming relatively late in life. Having never swum seriously in my younger years I briefly competed while in the Royal Air Force in my early 20s. I first got the real swimming ‘bug’ in the early 2000’s when I took up swimming purely to try and stay fit. I joined Hart SC in 2004 when my daughter, Imogen, also joined in what was then the newly formed Minnows squad. She quickly became very good and that’s when I first took up the stopwatch and volunteered as a Timekeeper. One thing leading to another this then progressed to Judge 1, quickly followed by Judge 2 and Judge 2 Starter and I have been officiating at Hart, County, Regional and open meets ever since. While my daughter progressed I quickly realised that the running of Hart SC was totally reliant on volunteers with there never being enough volunteering. Hart, at the time, was in danger of being without a Treasurer. As Imogen was benefiting so much from Hart SC I took the decision to volunteer as Treasurer, having never been a committee member for anything in the past. I served as Treasurer and a member of the exec-committee for 5 years. When it was time to hang up my quill and abacus I was offered the role as President, a great honour for me and I gladly accepted the role in 2011 which I still hold today. During my time as official and Hart SC committee member I also started to train with the Hart Masters and was ‘persuaded’ to compete in the Hampshire County Masters. I can recommend this to anyone – it is true the Masters are a diverse and enjoyable group to swim with. Although Imogen has now moved onto more serious swimming, representing Great Britain at senior level in Synchronised Swimming, my heart will always be with Hart and I shall continue to swim as long as my knees and shoulders will support it.

Mother of three Hart swimmers, I have been at the club since 2004 when Jenny was 8.  She has now moved off to University but George and Edward swim for C1 and P2 respectively. I have been the Welfare Officer for about a year and primarily make sure that all Coaches and helpers have valid ‘CRB’ certificates. I also assist the coaches to resolve any problems that may occur with swimmers in their squads. I am an independent member of the committee, there to ensure the safety and well being of the swimmers is considered in all decisions.

My son joined Hart in the summer of 2012. I have recently joined the committee as the Volunteer Co-ordinator: it involves making sure we have all the officials and volunteers in place to run our club meets and officials to support our team when we compete in League Galas and meets away from home. As we are a small club volunteers are essential, as we couldn't run without them. It's a very friendly club and volunteering is a great way to support your child and Hart SC. Drop me a line if you are interested in helping in any capacity or come and see me on poolside.

I have been a parent with the club for 7 years, my youngest daughter swims in the P1 squad. I have been a trained official for 4 years and have performed the role of open meet coordinator for the past 3. It was only after I got involved with volunteering for the club that I began to learn about the world of competitive swimming and how I could support my daughter.  As Open Meet Coordinator I advertise the meets the coaches wish to target and collect and process the entries. If anyone wants information about or help with entering open meets then send me an email.

Committee


My daughter Sophie has been swimming with Hart for just over 2 years. She started in J3 and worked her way up through the squads, she is currently swimming in P3. As I would be spending a lot of time on poolside I decided to offer my help at club competitions. Along the way I have learned a lot about competitive swimming and made lots of new friends so when the position of Trophy Secretary became available I decided to join the committee and take on the role.

I am responsible for making sure the correct medals and trophies are ready to be presented at the club competitions. I also look after the Sprint Awards which is the badge incentive scheme for our younger swimmers.

I have two daughters who have swum at Hart SC for several years – now currently in the C1 and P3 squads, and have sat on poolside for many hours. I took over the role of webmaster in 2012. The website has now been revamped and aims to be a one-stop shop for all swimming-related information for both current and new swimmers and parents.  As well as maintaining the website I update our Facebook page with pertinent Club information. Not having had any knowledge of web design, developing the new website was a massive challenge but on the plus side has taught me a new skill. Any news for the site is always appreciated as is your feedback.

Webmaster - Pia Perkins Workforce Coordinator - Fern Hutchinson President - Greg Smith
Welfare Officer - Sarah Nye Chairman - Spencer Farmer Open Meet Coordinator - Julie Roberts

Non-Committee Volunteers

Swim 21 Coordinator


Social & Raffle Coordinator


Club 100 Coordinator


Masters Captain


Inge Malig


Alison McVicar


Richard Scott


Position Vacant

lub 100 Coordinator

My son Erik joined Hart two years ago at age 9 and started in Junior 3, he absolutely loves swimming, training and competing and steadily progressed through the squads to P3, competing regularly in club and open meets. Having watched a couple of club meets I was asked if I would help out with timekeeping. It was quite a lot of fun and 12 months later I had my Judge 1 qualification. It is only when  volunteering that I really appreciated how important volunteers are for the success of any swimming club.

I encourage all parents to volunteer where they can, there are many roles required, particularly in running a successful swim meet, and it is also a great way to meet club members. In September, I was asked to consider taking on the Membership Secretary role, after brief reflection I jumped at the chance. This role has the privilege of organising trials, welcoming new members and managing all the movements between squads.

Membership Secretary - Guy Scott

I have been a parent with the club for 7 years, my youngest daughter swims in the P1 squad. I have been a trained official for 4 years and have performed the role of open meet coordinator for the past 3. It was only after I got involved with volunteering for the club that I began to learn about the world of competitive swimming and how I could support my daughter.  As Open Meet Coordinator I advertise the meets the coaches wish to target and collect and process the entries. If anyone wants information about or help with entering open meets then send me an email.


Treasurer - Julie Roberts

I’m Alison and my daughter Emily has been swimming with Hart for almost 3 years and is currently bridging to P1 squad.  During that time we have both made many lovely friends which is a bonus to the many hours you can spend poolside.  

The Club has a great team atmosphere and I feel that has contributed to its growing success.  

Emily enjoys her commitment to training and attending various competitions/galas, and I have therefore become more involved with supporting the Club as Honorary Secretary and Social Organiser. This is one of the executive roles on the Committee with responsibility for taking minutes of meetings, dealing with external correspondence and maintaining records for the club.

Secretary & Social Organisor - Alison McVicar

I’m Mimi – the American living the proverbial dream in Fleet for the last 12 years!  I’m married to Richard - a Brit - and we have Jake (10) and Ella (8).

I’m delighted to be taking an expanded ‘role’ within the Swim Club Committee– a promotion if you will from just ‘Swim Mom’ to Parent Member! Hopefully this will allow me the opportunity to support and represent the club with the parents’ interests at the fore as well as the chance to test my socialising skills by meeting with you all over the coming months.

So how did we get to be a part of the Club?  Well Jake joined Hart SC in May 2015 and quickly progressed following lots of hard work and now is swimming in the J1 squad.  Shortly after Jake joined I started volunteering and getting to know the Committee members and parents – after all – we are there as a group several times a week so we are a captive audience! 

Most who know me will also know of my love of all things coffee – and it was whilst ordering my very specific daily Starbucks fix one day that I was approached by Spencer Farmer, the Club Chairman, about the role. I assume he realised that anyone with such a passion for ensuring her caffeine hit was exactly how she liked it would also exhibit the same commitment in her poolside contributions!

I didn’t hesitate to accept the role as the club have been so very supportive of Jake in his progress – helping him through his anxieties during the trial and joining phase etc. and now he is thoroughly enjoying his training and indeed all the social aspects of the club.  I would like to see this nurturing approach for our children continue and to be an instrumental part of that if I can – all the while constantly learning so much about the sport. I look forward to us all working together to represent our children and our Club.