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26.05.2016

MEDALS & PB'S GALORE AT LONDON REGION AGE GROUP CHAMPIONSHIPS

After a successful Youth Championships In April, it was the turn of the 'Age Groupers' to shine at the London Age Group Championships, held at Crystal Palace Sports Centre.  Sending a team of 30 swimmers, we were by far the loudest and well supported team at the Championships, if there was a Hillingdon swimmer in a final then Crystal Palace knew about it!  It was a great meet not just summed up by medals and lots of PB’s, but many swimmers made finals for the first time at Regional Championships.  Our younger swimmers benefited from the team atmosphere and will surely be on the hunt for medals and finals next season. Swimmer’s also took the opportunity to post themselves strong times, that leaves them high in the rankings for the Summer Nationals as the closing of the qualification window approaches.

Highlights

Merissa Booth winning the Len Badcock Trophy for Best Female Junior 400 IM swimmer.
Dillon Chana clean sweep Gold medals on the backstroke events

Dillon Chana and SP McGowan finishing 1st and 2nd in the 100 Back

Ruby Fraser cleaning up 3 out of 4 Golds in the Free events

Aarian Lally and SP McGowan 2nd and 3rd in 400 Free

Cara O Toole’s first ever medals at Regional level (2 x Bronze)

Merissa Booth, Emily Holmes, Emily Driver & Isabella Woollard reaching their first London Championships finals

Dillon Roglic in the outside lane to grab a Silver Medal in the 14 year old 100m Fly

Hillingdon came away from the meet with 29 Medals that included 10 Golds, 9 Silvers and 10 Bronzes.

Age Group London Champions

Ruby Fraser (100 Free, 200 Free & 400 Free)

Dillon Chana (50 Back, 100 Back & 200 Back)

Sean-Patrick McGowan (50 Fly & 100 Fly)

Ceara Barber (50 Free & 50 Back)

Many congratulations to all the swimmers and their coaches.

24.05.2016

FORTHCOMING CLUB EVENTS....HOAC DAY

On the CLUB EVENTS  page find information about the Club's popular HOAC Day on Saturday July 9th. Book early, places for the activities are limited to 50 children and its always a really great social day for the swimmers and their parents.
Also find information about the next In-House HSC J1 Training Course due to be run in the Autumn. This was very succesful last year and  training to be a Timekeeper and Judge is of huge benefit to the Club and therefore to your child's swimming. Contact Teresa Jones, Club Chairman for more information.
24.05.2016

FANTASTIC SPIRIT AT NLGL GALA!

On Saturday 21st May, the 2nd round of the NLGL was held at Northolt Leisure Centre. The teams competing, in addition to Hillingdon, included Brent, Anaconda, Northolt and Acton. We finished 3rd overall. The team spirit on the day was fantastic. Despite being the smallest team there (6 male/8 female), both JP & YP didn't disappoint as they were the loudest and most supportive group. It was a fantastic event for everyone involved and some well deserved PB's were achieved.
I would like to give a shout out to both Hishanth Letchimiganthan & Sean Gubatanga for voluntarily filling shortfalls on the team so that we could compete in every event.
Overall, a fantastic Saturday afternoon. Bring on round 3!!!
Peter Smart RNSS Coach
23.05.2016

SWIMMERS PB AT CHALFONT OTTERS MINI MEET

On Saturday 21st May, HSC attended the Chalfont Otters SC Mini Meet.  This meet was for swimmers aged 8 to 11 years and the club took a strong team of 57 young swimmers, some competing for the first time!  It was a great Meet with majority of swimmers achieving new personal best times!  Coach, Teddy Loveridge commented "The young swimmers of HSC showed fantastic team spirit and camaraderie, it was an exciting atmosphere to be amongst. Congratulations to all swimmers who achieved new personal best times and to our medal winners."
See the RESULTS page for results from this Meet.
22.05.2016

HSC SWIMMERS AT LONDON AQUATICS CENTRE

On Saturday 21st May a group of 19 swimmers visited the London Aquatic Centre to see the European Swimming Championships. It was an afternoon of very exciting swimming and great success for the GB team, as we saw gold medal performances from Adam Peaty and Fran Halsall plus other medallists Georgia Davies and Ross Murdoch. After the session finished our swimmers had the opportunity to see the GB team members for autographs and photos.
Thanks to Lesley Westendorp, Natalie Jones, Teresa Jones, Paula Bowley and Leon Van Zyl for accompanying the children on a memorable day out.
see CLUB NEWS for some great photos.


21.05.2016

400 IM & 200 FREE Club Champions

Congratulations to our 400 IM & 200 Free Club Championship winners. Emily McCarthy & Aaron Morgan were awarded the trophies for both events at last Sunday's competition held at St Helen's Pool. Emily won the 400 IM Hall Trophy and 200 Free Regal Trophy and Aaron won the 400 IM Westendorp Trophy and the 200 Free Jack Inwards Trophy.  Well done to both swimmers. Club Champs news article to follow.
18.05.2016

Medals Galore at Portsmouth!

On Sunday 8th May Hillingdon Swimming Club took a small team of athletes to the Portsmouth Long Course Sprint Meet. It was a great meet with a fantastic atmosphere. The majority of swimmers competed in all events throughout the day, and many got a number of new Personal Best times. It was a great experience for some of the younger swimmers as it was their first time competing Long Course. As a Club we came away with a number of medals and some swimmers achieved medals in all events they competed in, which is a fantastic achievement! Congratulations to all the medal winners.
Gold: Ciaran Bateman, Brandon Heanen, Logan Colling, Alyssa Knightley, Luke Flynn, Stefania McGowan, Keady Heanen, Thandiswa Nunu, Silver: Stefania McGowan, Andrei Revenko, Aura Gleeson, Luke Flynn, Keady Heanen, Georgina Woollard, Charlie Lo, Alex Austin, Logan Colling, Thandiswa Nunu, Alyssa Knightley, Evie Sibley,
Bronze: Aura Gleeson, Georgina Woollard, Stefania McGowan, Evie Sibley, Brandon Heanen, Logan Colling, Alyssa Knightley, Adam Few, Andrei Revenko, Alfie Bridgen, Keady Heanen.
Overall it was a great meet, we look forward to competing again.
Teddy Loveridge, RNSS Coach
17.05.2016

News this Week.

Information and entry forms for the RNSS Harrow End of Season Meet can be found on the OPEN MEETS page. The closing date for entries is this Friday 20th May.
Results from the Portsmouth Northsea Meet on Sunday 8th May and results from Sunday's Club Champs can be found on RESULTS  page. Well done to all the swimmers, a report from Portsmouth is to follow and also a big thankyou to all the parent volunteers who made the Club Champs possible.

16.05.2016

MONDAY 16th MAY MERCHANT TAYLORS POOL CLOSURE

Training for all squads at Merchant Taylor's School pool will be cancelled tonight, Monday 16th May, due to a broken pool pump.
Apologies for the inconvenience caused, training at other pools wil continue as normal.
15.05.2016

CLUB TATTOOS ON SALE!

The new Club tattoos will be on sale today at Club Champs and in future through the Club Shop, priced £1 for 2 tattoos. They are very realistic and rumour has it that baby oil or nail polish remover is required to aid removal! Stock up today for future Galas and Club events. Suitable for all swimming warriors and brave parents...
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