Hertfordshire ASA Management Board members and post holders
Posted By : Cheshunt SC On 2016-05-14 17:59:00
Nominations for six members of the Management Board, and for the posts of Chairman, Disability Manager, Synchronised Swimming Manager, Water Polo Manager and Welfare Officer must be submitted by 31st May 2016.

Elections will take place on 6th July 2016 at the Annual Council Meeting. 

Members of the Management Board must be ASA members of any club in the county, but no particular skill or knowledge is required, only a desire to contribute impartially to the decision-making in the county for the benefit of our athletes in all the aquatic disciplines.

There are only four meetings per year at the moment, plus the Annual Council Meeting. The requirement of members is attendance at those meetings, having read the paperwork circulated prior to the meeting. Items are discussed and decisions made, as well as monitoring the work of the discipline committees. The meetings are held on a weekday evening, at Welwyn at 8pm and last, at maximum, for two hours, as the room hire is until 10pm. 

There is no requirement for additional time or input, only if an individual wishes to expand their commitment.

Can you help?

More information is available on the Herts ASA Website HERE.


  AGM Meeting
Posted By : Cheshunt SC On 2016-05-01 17:45:00
Annual General Meeting

This year’s Club AGM will be held on the 12th June at The Laura Trott Leisure Centre between 4.15pm and 6pm.

We would like to encourage as many parents as possible to attend as ultimately this is your club and we would like you to have a say in how it’s run.

We are always looking for people to help out so if you think you can help, even in the smallest way with the running of the club, please speak to any member of the committee or the coaching team.

We hope to see you there.


Chairman – Mark Nelson

Vice Chairman – Vacant

Secretary – Suzanne Bailey

Treasurer - Karen Armitage

Vice Treasurer – Jenny Griffin

Welfare Officer – Evelyn Pope

Club Champs Co-ordinator – Claire Pawson

ASA Officer – Sophie Lush

Fixtures Secretary – Vacant (Suzanne Bailey covering)

Head Coach - Paul Wollaston

Social/Fundraising Secretary – Sam Evans

Tadpole Coordinator - Ryan James

Nomination of officials need to be with Suzanne by 12th June 2016.

Click HERE for the nomination form.

As a club we do rely on the goodwill and help of parents.  Currently the Fixtures Secretary position is vacant and would welcome parents who are willing to help to talk to any of the committee.  There are a lot of things that need to be done behind the scenes and the more parents who are willing to help then the better it will be for the swimmers.

We are aware that the committee is made up of parents of older swimmers and it would be good to see parents of younger swimmers eventually continuing the job they do in running the club.  With this in mind we are particularly looking for a parent of a younger swimmer to help out as a Junior Squad Rep, someone to liaise between the committee and parents, to distribute and collect forms.  Please speak to a committee member or email Suzanne at secretary@cheshuntsc.co.uk if you think you could commit to this role.


Annual General Meeting

12th June 2016  4.15pm-6pm

The Laura Trott Leisure Centre, Cheshunt

1. Minutes of Previous AGM

2. Matters arising from Previous AGM meeting

3. Hon Secretary’s Report

4. Hon Treasurer’s Report

5. Election of Officers

6. Head Coach’s Report

7. Any Other Business

8. Date of Next Meeting


  Great Success At Harlow Development Open Meet
Posted By : Cheshunt SC On 2016-04-26 14:00:09
Saturday 2nd April 2016 saw our junior swimmers take part in the Harlow Development Meet at Harlow Leisure Centre. In what was a very competitive meet our swimmers did themselves proud with some excellent swims.

The girls kicked off the evening in the 100m Individual Medley which saw a strong start to the evening from 10 years olds Victoria Townsend (1.54.89) & Tara Safavi-Zadeh (1.43.78), both setting new personal bests.

The first event for the boys saw 9 year old Sam Safavi-Zadeh and 11 year old Luis Fitzgerald in the Boys 50m Butterfly. Sam competing in his first official open meet was unlucky to be disqualified, though the experience from the race was vital, Louis recorded his first PB of the night in a time of 55.09

The next event of the night saw all of our girls compete in the 50m freestyle. This began with Phoebe McGreal aged 9, who was competing in her first ever competition. Though very nervous, Phoebe swam a fantastic race where she recorded a time of 52.10. This followed with 10 year old’s Ashlee Willett (46.94), Victoria Townsend (45.52), Simran Misir (41.45) and Tara Safavi-Zadeh (41.98) who all recorded new personal bests.

The boys were up again next when they competed in the 50m backstroke. Solid swims from Sam Safavi-Zadeh (50.25), 12 year old Alex Smith (53.57), Luis Fitzgerald (50.11), Finlay Jackson (48.98), Ben Crossman (51.83) both aged 10, and 11 year old Rohan Misir (45.75) who all set new personal bests. Max Coltman brought home our first medal of the night in a stunning race which saw him come home 3rd overall in the 9 year old age group in a new PB of 44.89. This was quickly followed by Jake Evans who also finished 3rd in the 11 year old age group in a time of 47.06.

Up next was the girls 50m breaststroke, where Victoria Townsend (1.06.50) and 10 year old Simran Misir (54.54) swam really well to see new PB’s. Tara Safavi-Zadeh (56.08) was outside her PB that she set a few weeks previously.

The boys followed on again, this time with the 100m Individual Medley, this saw 10 year old Rory Connolly-Harding (1.58.95) and Finlay Jackson (1.52.27) record good time in there first time in doing the event. Personal bests were then followed by Luis Fitzgerald (1.52.05) & Jake Evans (1.40.53).

Event 7 saw the girls up again, this time in the 50m Backstroke. In the first event we had Victoria Townsend (54.67) recorded another PB on the night, and Ashlee Willett (1.01.85) did well. This was the proceeded with more personal bests from Simran Misir (50.59) and Tara Safavi-Zadeh (47.50).

The penultimate boy’s event of the night was the 50m Breaststroke where Luis Fitzgerald was unfortunately disqualified in the first event. This was then followed with decent swims from Rory Connolly-Harding (1.03.74) and Sam Safavi-Zadeh (58.17). New personal bests were then achieved by Finlay Jackson (1.04.45), Max Coltman (59.80), Ben Crossman (1.00.78), Rohan Misir (52.13) and 12 year old Max Dickinson (51.24).

The final girl’s event of the night was the 50m Butterfly, where Victoria Townsend (56.47) capped off an excellent night by achieving her 5th PB. Tara Safavi-Zadeh (49.99) again was just outside her PB that was set only a few weeks earlier.


The final event of the night was the boys 50m Freestyle where new personal bests were set by Rory Connolly-Harding (48.24), Luis Fitzgerald (43.44), Sam Safavi-Zadeh (46.50), Alex Smith (42.14), Ben Crossman (45.89), Max Dickinson (39.24) and Rohan Misir (39.05). Finlay Jackson (44.18) was just fractionally outside his best. Max Coltman (41.43) set a new PB while coming 2nd in his age group, and Jake Evans (37.57) stormed to a new PB in his last race of the night and taking home a silver medal.

Coach Richard Walker said that the swimmers were brilliant tonight. The training that this group of swimmers have put in over the last few months has been fantastic and that showed tonight. This was just a small group of the youngsters that the club had at Harlow tonight, with these that were here and those coming though the club has some exciting times in the future. 


  Hertfordshire County Secondary Schools Swimming Gala
Posted By : Cheshunt SC On 2016-04-14 18:00:00
Hertfordshire County Secondary Schools Swimming Gala


Horseshoe Lane, Watford, Herts WD25 7HH

7.00/7.30 pm. – 10.00 pm



Dear Head of PE / Teacher I/C Swimming


I am writing to inform you that I am beginning the selection process for the East Herts team in the County Swimming Gala. If you have any students who you feel would be suitable to represent the district in this Gala please return the attached sheet to me by Friday 22nd April 2016. If you do not have any boys/girls who you feel are strong enough I would appreciate it if you could email me, phone or fax at school as I need to know that all schools received this information.

Boys/girls should be in years 7-13, be able to swim legal swimming strokes to a high standard, perform racing starts and represent school or club on a regular basis. Students must also attend a school in East Herts from the following areas: Bishops Stortford, Sawbridgeworth, Ware, Hertford, Cheshunt, Turnford, Broxbourne, Hoddesdon, Puckeridge, & Buntingford. Times must have been achieved at an official Gala (school or club)

The age groups are broken up as follows: years 7 & 8, Years 9 & 10 and Seniors which includes those in years 11,12 & 13.


Replies can also be sent via email:


Girls: Claire.matthews@chauncy.org.uk




Yours Sincerely


James Steventon & Claire Matthews

East Herts Swimming secondary team managers


  Hertfordshire County Championships - Weekend 2
Posted By : Cheshunt SC On 2016-03-04 11:34:24
The second weekend of the County Championships saw more Cheshunt swimmers in action over the 5 sessions.

Session 6 saw the 50m Breaststroke and the 200m Freestyle. 7 girls qualified for the 50m Breaststroke and achieved the following.  Dayna Shepperson 13th in the 10/11yrs, Chloe Berko-Boateng 9th in the 13yrs, Megan Pope just missing out on the final in 9th place & Courtney Burke 12th& Holly Atkins 14th in the 15yr.  Ela &Alara Norton both qualified for the final in their respective age groups with Ela finishing 5th&Alara continuing to show that she is a force to be reckoned with, in the County, taking the silver medal in an excellent time of 36.43.

The boys then performed with Anastasios Karameros setting a new PB of 41.99 & Daniel Lush lowering his PB as well 34.88.

The 200m Freestyle saw Dayna back in the pool finishing a creditable 10th and Ela lowering her 200m time to 2:42.97 in 13th place. Tegan Wollaston swam a good race finishing 6th in the 16+ age group.  The boys then swam their heats with Taylor Coe 10th& Aaron Pickard 13th in the 12yr age group and Callum Wollaston taking over 3 seconds off of his PB coming 6th in the 15yr.  Daniel Lush swam a steady race finishing 13th in the 16+ age group.  Zane Batt was the pick of the boys storming to another medal taking 2nd place in the 13yr old age group.

Session 7 was the 50m Backstroke & 200m Breaststroke.  Dayna involved, yet again, in both events coming 13th in the 50 & 7th in the 200.  Sienna Treglohan made the final of the 12yrs and took nearly a second off her heat time in the final 35.48 to collect her 1st Herts County medal,a silver.  Emily Lush made another final in the 14yr age group coming 6th with Eleanor Turpin, Megan Pope & Courtney Burke achieving 10th, 12th& 18th place respectively in the 15yr age group with them all lowering their PBs.

In the Boys 50m Backstroke Taylor was first setting yet another PB and finishing 13th in his age group.  Zane Batt made yet another final finishing 6th and Callum 10th& Adam Bailey 17th also setting PBs in the 15yr age group.  Daniel finished off the boys entry with a PB in 12th place in the 16+ age group.The longer 200m Breaststroke saw Ela swim a fantastic race knocking over 6 seconds off of her PB in 11th place.  Chloe finished in 6th place in the 13yr &Alara 5th in the 15yr.  Daniel Lush was the only boy in the event with him finishing 12th in the 16+ age group.

Session 8 saw the fast and furious 50m Freestyle.  Dayna continued her races coming 12th with Ela in 14th taking over a second off her PB with a time of 33.66.  Sienna qualified for another final in the 12yr age group taking 6th place.  Emily Lush made her 14yr final and was seeded in 4th place.  When it came to the final Emily managed to find another gear by getting off to an excellent start.  She managed to hold off the rest of the competition and came home as County Champion with a brilliant time of 29.04.  Megan Pope and Alara Norton were in the 15yrs with both posting good times. Emily South lowered her PB to 28.77 in the 16+ age group as well as Tegan with a time of 29.34.

Session 9 saw the 50m Butterfly & the 200m Backstroke.  Chloe Berko-Boateng showed her sprinting prowess by making the 13yr final and coming away with a fantastic PB 31.88, just missing out on the medals in 4th place.  Alara continued to show her strength across the events by making the final of the 15yr coming 6th.  In the same age group Eleanor Turpin came 10th Holly Atkins 12th& Megan Pope 17th.  In the 16+ Mille Donovan continued to lower her PB and Tegan had a strong swim.  Callum Wollaston 30.65 & Adam Bailey 31.58 both swam PBs in their 50m Butterfly to round off the sprints. 

The 200m Backstroke saw Sienna add another bronze medal to her hoard taking nearly 5 seconds off of her PB 2:46.69. Emily Lush also posted an excellent PB 2:37.12 in 7th place and Tegan concluded the girls event with a great PB in 5th place.  The boys event saw Taylor Coe back in the pool getting under the 3 minute mark 2:59.95 in 7th place.  After Zane’s success in the shorter 100m Backstroke the 200m event was a strong one for him.  Going out in a strong time Zane pushed up the pace and headed the field at the halfway point and could not be caught achieving his 2nd County gold medal in a time of 2:35.02.  Callum also swam a great PB in the 15yr age group coming 7th.

Session 10 concluded the weekends events with the 100m IM and the gruelling 200m Butterfly. Dayna, Sienna, Ela & Emily Lush all finished their day with PBs in the IM and Megan & Holly within tenths of their best. On the boys IM Taylor again lowered his PB and Zane made yet another final finishing in 5th place.  Daniel Lush & Callum also swam strong races in their age group. 

The 200m Butterfly saw Chloe knock a staggering 23 seconds off of her previous best, finishing in 2:52.33. Alara, only swimming the race for a second time, finished 4th in her age group with Tegan 5th and Millie Donovan lowering her PB in a great swim in the 16+ age group.   Callum was the lone boy on the boys 200m Butterfly finishing in 7th place.


  Hertfordshire County Championships - Weekend 1
Posted By : Cheshunt SC On 2016-02-08 14:58:55
The Hertfordshire County Swimming Championships, which are held over 3 consecutive weekends, started on Saturday at The Venue in Borehamwood.  A total of 21 swimmers from Cheshunt swimming club qualified with 10 in action in Session 1 on Saturday.

Chloe Berko-Boateng was the first to compete on the 100m Butterfly.  A personal best time of 1:15.82 saw her just missing out on the final of the 13yrs in 10th place.

The 15yr girls were next with Alara Norton setting a PB of 1:11.51 and making the finals, finishing in 4th place.  Courtney Burke also swam well lowering her PB by over a second in 10th place.

Millie Donovan was another finalist, in the 16 and over girls, improving her 8th place seeding by finishing in 6th.  Tegan Wollaston also had a strong swim finishing 10th.

The boys 100m Backstroke was the next event with Taylor Coe again finishing 10th taking over 5 seconds of his previous PB.  Zane Batt& Callum Wollaston also qualified for the final in the 13 & 15yr old events.  Callum improved his PB, finishing in 6th place, with Zane showing all the other swimmers a clean pair of heels by storming away from the field in the final, coming first with an excellent new PB of 1:11.67.  Adam Bailey also lowered his PB in the 15yr age group finishing in 14th place.

Session 2 saw the reverse of the morning events.  Sienna Treglohan made the final of the 12yr age group and just missed out on a medal in 4th place.  Emily Lush also opened her account in the 14yr age group coming 6th in the final.  The 15yr age group saw Eleanor Turpin and Megan Pope in action finishing 12th& 13th respectively.

Session 3 was the 200m IM for both boys & girls.  The following all swam well in their respective age groups; Sienna Treglohan 13th, Emily Lush 11th, Megan Pope 13th, Tegan Wollaston 8th, Taylor Coe 10th& Callum Wollaston 20th.

Sunday saw Session 4, the girls 100m Breaststroke & Boys 100m Freestyle.  Dayna Shepperson, swimming in her first County Championship, came 13th in the 10/11yr age group with Ela Norton 10th 12yr group and a new PB.  Chloe Berko-Boateng just missed out on the final of the 13year olds in 9th place.  The 15yr old age group saw Alara Norton, Megan Pope & Holly Atkins in action.  Megan & Holly finished 15th& 16th respectively with Alara qualifying for the final in the bronze medal position.  An excellent swim in the final saw Alara come away with the silver medal. The 100m Freestyle saw Aaron Pickard & Taylor Coe go head to head in the 12yr old age group, with them both recording exactly the same time of 1:16.60.  Adam Bailey swam a strong race in the 15yr old age group with Callum Wollaston breaking the 1 minute barrier, for the first time, finishing in 10th place in 59.38

The final session on Sunday saw the reverse of the morning events.  Dayna Shepperson reached her 1st County Final and finished in 6th place.  Sienna Treglohan was just outside the final in 10th place & Emily Lush qualified for the final of the 14yr age group swimming a fantastic race and coming away with a bronze medal in 1:03.38.  Tegan Wollaston, Emily South & Millie Donovan were all in action in the 16+ age group finishing in 12th 20th& 26th places respectively.  The boys 100m Breaststroke saw Woody South, in his first County race, set a PB and finish in 10th place.  Daniel Lush was the last to swim in the 16+ age group finishing in 20th place with a new PB of 1:15.47




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