Learn how to Time Keep
Posted By : Cheshunt SC On 2016-06-02 19:11:22
YOUR CLUB NEEDS YOU...!!!
All volunteers are welcome from age 14 upwards.…
It won’t cost you anything.
Places are limited, so please apply early.
All you need is two spare hours before the club sprints, a stopwatch (we can provide one if necessary), clipboard and pen.
The practical session will be run during the club sprints.
Please fill in the form on the website HERE.
The Club needs Timekeepers to help with Galas, Sprints & Club Championships, as well as occasionally helping at Open Meets.
Our Club Sprints & Club Championships are licensed so we need a number of timekeepers to time the lanes, so we can use these official times to help the swimmers achieve their PBs, County, Regional and National times. This is also the case when Time Trials are undertaken in the training sessions.
The more people we get to volunteer, the fewer times they will be asked to help out, as the workload can be spread around, so you may only be asked once in a while.
Posted By : Cheshunt SC On 2016-06-02 12:02:23
Congratulations to Chloe Berko-Boateng who has been invited to the ASA Summer Nationals to swim in the 50m Buttery.
Congratulations also to Tegan Wollaston who has qualified for Welsh Nationals in the 800m & 200m Freestyle and the 200m Butterfly and to Callum Wollaston who has also qualifed for the Welsh Nationals in the 50m, 200m, 400m & 1500m Freestyle, The 50m, 100m & the 200m Backstroke, the 20m & 100m Butterfly and the 200m Individual Medley.
Well done to all of them!
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.
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.
CURRENT COMMITTEE MEMBERS
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Friday 13th May 2016 at WOODSIDE LEISURE CENTRE POOL
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:
James Steventon & Claire Matthews
East Herts Swimming secondary team managers