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Upcoming Open Meets:

Harpenden Swimming Club is working hard on offering the following Open Meets (subject to licensing).

Harpenden FINIS Legacy Meet (short course)
2nd & 3rd October 2021
at Westminster Lodge St Albans

Harpenden FINIS Last Chance County Qualifier (short course)
Sunday 12th December 2021

at Westminster Lodge, St. Albans

Harpenden FINIS Frantic Fifties (long course)
Saturday 5th March 2022
at Inspire: Luton Sports Village

Last Chance County Qualifier 2021

Here is the Entry Pack for the HSC FINIS Last Chance County Qualifier 2021. There are No medals / No Certificates / No fuss – just times!

Fast racing!

Links  :
Club Entry Summary pdf
Conditions and Schedule pdf
Individual Entry Summary pdf
Qualifying Times pdf

HSC FINIS Legacy meet – Records Broken !

Harpenden Swimming Club were proud and excited to be able to host their annual Legacy Open Meet on the weekend of 2nd & 3rd October at Westminster Lodge Leisure Centre.  The seventh running of the event, this year sponsored by The Marshall Motor Group was the first major competition in the county in nearly two years and swimmers from 14 clubs gathered to compete.

Between them, there were over 580 swimmers participating in a total of 12 hours of competition over the two days.

For many younger swimmers, this was the first opportunity they have had to compete so it was all a little strange.  For older swimmers, it was just a great relief to be back in competition.

For HSC we had 6 new age group records for the club, these were;
Emma Craig – 200m IM
Toby Martin – 50m free, 100m free, 50m fly, 100m fly, 100m IM

In the wider Legacy meet competition we can report, Emma Craig (16) set a full set of meet records for the girls’ Backstroke events taking the 50m Backstroke in a time of 31.82 beating the previous record 32.65 set by Imogen Smith (Broomfield Park SC), 100m Backstroke in a time of 1:08.88 beating the old record of 1:09.38 set by Imogen Smith and the 200m Backstroke in a time of 2:27.69, again beating Imogen Smith’s record of 2:32.29, all set in 2015.

Emma was joined by – James Atwell (16) who broke the record for the 100m Backstroke setting a new meet record of 1:02.45 down from the previous record of 1:03.62 which was set by Ed Campfield (Harpenden) in 2018.

The full Short Course Records can be found here.

HSC FINIS Legacy meet – Medal Tables & Results

We hope all swimmers have rested well from the weekend’s competition. Here are all the results and medal tables from the meet.

HSC FINIS Legacy meet 2021 – Medal Tables

HSC FINIS Legacy Meet 2021 – Results

Programmes for HSC Legacy meet 2nd/3rd Oct

HSC FINIS Legacy Meet 2021

Below are the programmes for the HSC Legacy meet, within the programme you’ll find the introductions and safety notes for the event plus lists of all event races.

Day 1 Programme

Day 2 Programme (updated)

Use the portal to remember which events/sessions you have signed up swimmers for.  Remember that swimmers need to be on poolside 10 minutes before the warm up to register with their coach.  Please also refer to the competition tips document here.

Saturday 2nd October

Session 1: Warm up 12:15pm racing starts 1pm

Session 2: Warm up NO EARLIER THAN 4.15pm, racing starts NO EARLIER THAN 5pm*

Sunday 3rd October

Session 3: Warm up 8am, racing starts 8.45am

Session 4: Warm up NO EARLIER THAN 12 noon, racing starts NO EARLIER THAN 12.45pm*

*Follow @HarpSwim on Twitter for the latest updates over the weekend, including any changes to warm up times for sessions 2 and 4, and the links to the live streaming.

What to bring:
– costume, spare costume, goggles, spare goggles, club hat, spare hat
– club pool shirt (LABELLED!)
– healthy snacks e,g, cereal bars, bananas, pasta salad but no nuts
– lots of fluid including milk/smoothies but no glass bottles or fizzy drinks
– towel, spare towel
– flip flops/sliders for poolside
– big bags should be left in lockers (£1), small drawstring bags can be taken poolside

Withdrawals

This section is really important, so please read and take note.  Everyone wants meets to run as smoothly as possible so it’s really frustrating to see heats run with empty lanes.  To avoid this, please do the following:

– if your swimmer can no longer swim please email meetsecretary@harpenden.org.uk as soon as possible to withdraw them from an event/session or even the full meet.  This gives us time to rearrange the heats and we can accept email withdrawals up to midday on Friday.

Spectator costs are £5 per session, £8 all day with reductions for OAPs/children under 12.  Please bring cash if possible although we do hope to have a card machine there too.  Get in for free by signing up to help!  It’s not too late – email volunteers@harpendensc.org.uk

The parking at Westminster Lodge is limited at the moment because of the Covid testing station.  Please allow plenty of time to find a space.

Prices Mon-Sun 07:30 – 18:30
2 Hours Free
3 Hours £2.30
4 Hours £4.40
24 Hours £5.40

Free outside these hours

Swimmers are politely requested to take a Lateral Flow Device test in the 48 hours before the meet.  Please don’t swim if you have any symptoms.

On Sunday, Stortford Swim Supplies will be there (probably upstairs off the viewing gallery) selling all of the usual swimming goods.  Stock up for Christmas presents!

Timings for Legacy meet 2nd/3rd Oct

HSC FINIS Legacy Meet 2021

 Saturday 2nd October & Sunday 3rd October 2021
(Saturday afternoon & evening, Sunday morning & afternoon)
Westminster Lodge Leisure Centre, Holywell Hill, St Albans, AL1 2DL
Licence no. 3ER210434

Sponsored By : Marshall Motor Group

SESSION TIMINGS

Session 1 – 2nd Oct
sponsored by The Pudding Stop

Warm Up 12:15
Racing Starts 13:00

Session 2 – 2nd Oct
sponsored by STEVENSONS

Warm Up NO EARLIER THAN 16:15
Racing Starts NO EARLIER THAN 17:00

 

 

Session 3 – 3rd Oct

Warm Up 08:00
Racing Starts 08:45

Session 4 – 3rd Oct

Warm Up NO EARLIER THAN 12:00
Racing Starts NO EARLIER THAN 12:45

The small pool will be available for continuous warm up / swim down
Saturday afternoon/evening and Sunday afternoon.

HSC Finis Legacy Meet 2021- Volunteers

To all parents with swimmers taking part in the Legacy meet on the 2nd & 3rd Oct, we would like to ask that all sign up for at least 1 job per swimmer taking part in the competition, we can only run the legacy meets if we have enough volunteers.

To volunteer, you need to sign up via the Active Swim Portal on this link: Swim Portal.

Once you have logged in to the swim portal, you’ll find the Legacy Meet volunteer link on the right-hand side:


Competitor Stewards must be DBS checked. If you have a DBS certificate with HSC, please sign up for this job. The other available roles do not require DBS clearance.

However, all volunteers do need a Swim England membership number. All swimmers have at least one parent with a SE membership. If you are willing to volunteer and do not have a SE membership, please contact membership@harpendensc.org.uk so that this can be arranged for you.

We really appreciate your support.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us at volunteers@harpendensc.org.uk if you have any questions.

2nd Oct 2021
Front Desk 10/2/2021 12:00 p.m. - 10/2/2021 5:00 p.m.
To take payment for spectators and sell raffle tickets Westminster Lodge Leisure Centre
Front Desk 10/2/2021 5:05 p.m. - 10/2/2021 9:00 p.m.
To take payment for spectators and sell raffle tickets Westminster Lodge Leisure Centre
Results Runner 10/2/2021 5:05 p.m. - 10/2/2021 9:00 p.m.
To pass paperwork from poolside to control room and post results on the wall
Poolside Drinks 10/2/2021 5:05 p.m. - 10/2/2021 9:00 p.m.
Handing out drinks and sweets to Poolside helpers
Competitor Steward 10/2/2021 12:00 p.m. - 10/2/2021 5:00 p.m.
To help the swimmers be in the right place at the right time. Must have DBS and ASA membership
Competitor Steward 10/2/2021 5:05 p.m. - 10/2/2021 9:00 p.m.
To help the swimmers be in the right place at the right time. Must have DBS and ASA membership
3rd Oct 2021
Front Desk 10/3/2021 8:00 a.m. - 10/3/2021 1:00 p.m.
To take payment for spectators and sell raffle tickets Westminster Lodge Leisure Centre
Front Desk 10/3/2021 1:05 p.m. - 10/3/2021 5:00 p.m.
To take payment for spectators and sell raffle tickets Westminster Lodge Leisure Centre
Results Runner 10/3/2021 8:00 a.m. - 10/3/2021 1:00 p.m.
To pass paperwork from poolside to control room and post results on the wall
Poolside Drinks 10/3/2021 8:00 a.m. - 10/3/2021 1:00 p.m.
Handing out drinks and sweets to Poolside helpers
Competitor Steward 10/3/2021 8:00 a.m. - 10/3/2021 1:00 p.m.
To help the swimmers be in the right place at the right time. Must have DBS and ASA membership
Competitor Steward 10/3/2021 1:05 p.m. - 10/3/2021 5:00 p.m.
To help the swimmers be in the right place at the right time. Must have DBS and ASA membership

HSC Finis Legacy Meet 2021- Accepted Entry List

All accepted entries for the upcoming HSC Finis Legacy Meet 2021 are detailed in the PDF document link below. Please review and remind yourself of the races you are participating in. We look forward to seeing you all at the meet.

HSC FINIS Legacy Meet 2021 – Accepted Entry List (PDF)

Legacy Meet on 2/3 October – Reminder for Entries

This is a reminder that entries for the Legacy Meet on 2/3 October close on Wednesday 8th September at 6pm.

Please look on the portal to choose your races (43 of you have yet to respond), and for those who’ve already entered (59 of you, thank you) please double-check your entry before the deadline as it’s so much easier than amending afterwards.  

https://swimportal.active.com/

As one of the first meets to be held in the region, it’s proving to be extremely popular with other local clubs and we fully expect it will be at capacity with no late entries available.

We understand that racing is new to some of our younger swimmers – but as part of a competitive swimming club, you are expected to race at these meets.  If your swimmer is feeling unsure, please speak to one of the committee or other parents at the club about any concerns (I’ll be at the pool on Friday evening and Sunday afternoon).  The club will support all swimmers at the meet, but we can’t do this unless they are entered.

Legacy is one of the best meets in the year for the following reasons:
– you will know lots of swimmers there from the club; there is no other meet that will have more HSC swimmers participating
– it’s a local event so there’s less travel time
– it’s fun with music on poolside and professional commentary
– it’s going to be broadcast live so Granny can watch and join in from afar!
– you can enter events where you’ve not got a time previously (this isn’t the case for all meets)
– you can get some guaranteed swims and post some times to the ranking database, which means you’ll be able to enter future meets
– money raised from this meet goes back to YOUR club

The schedule and recommended events are attached to this mail.  Max of 3 events per session.

HSC FINIS Legacy meet 2nd/ 3rd October 2021: Important documents

Upcoming Open Meets:

Harpenden Swimming Club is working hard on offering the following Open Meets (subject to licensing).

Harpenden FINIS Legacy Meet (short course)
2nd & 3rd October 2021
at Westminster Lodge St Albans

Harpenden FINIS Last Chance County Qualifier (short course)
Sunday 12th December 2021

at Westminster Lodge, St. Albans

Harpenden FINIS Frantic Fifties (long course)
Saturday 5th March 2022
at Inspire: Luton Sports Village

HSC FINIS Frantic Fifties 2020

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our Frantic Fifties sprint night at Inspire:Luton Sports Village, LU2 8DD on Saturday 7 March 2020 – a fun evening of long course 50m sprints in the Regional qualifying window.  Well done to all the swimmers!

The full results can be found here: HSC FINIS Frantic Fifties 2020 results

We would like to say a huge thank you to all the officials and the volunteers, without whom we would not be able to run this event.  Thank you!  

HSC FINIS Frantic Fifties 2020 – Programme

HSC FINIS Frantic Fifties 2020 – Useful information

HSC FINIS Frantic Fifties 2020 – Accepted entry list

In advance of this meet, please see the latest advice available from Swim England in relation to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) here.  Please also see the advisory notice we have received from Inspire:Luton here.

HSC FINIS LEGACY MEET 2019

Thank you to everyone who came to our sixth Legacy Meet at Westminster Lodge Leisure Centre, especially all the swimmers, officials, coaches, volunteers and supporters.  Results can be found below and on MeetMobile.  We hope you can join us again at our next meet in December or in 2020.

HSC FINIS Legacy Meet 2019 Results

Thank you very much to our partner, FINIS, and sessions sponsor, Aldwickbury School, and all our race sponsors for their support.

HSC FRANTIC FIFTIES SPRINT NIGHT 2019

Thank you for joining us at this year’s Frantic Fifties sprint meet at Inspire: Luton Sports Village on Saturday 16th March 2019.  Lots of fast sprinting!  The results are available below.

We would like to say a huge thank you to all the officials, coaches and helpers and of course the swimmers and hope to see you at our Legacy Meet and Last Chance Meet in 2019 or our Frantic Fifties Meet in 2020!

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