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Our Coaches

The poolside aspect of Harpenden Swimming Club is run by a team of dedicated coaches. Many already have ASA Coach or Teacher qualifications, whilst others are working towards them. We also have some parents and older swimmers who help out.

Head Coach – Amy Thompson

Assistant Head Coach – Annie Thompson

Other Coaches

Jon Smith, Philip Cook, Steve Craig, Jacqui Hammond, Kenny Murray, Sonia Wall, Debbie Cloake, Ed Castro, Elena Smart, Larissa Dean, Ella Murphy

Poolside Helpers

Aggie Burns, Lauren Wimbleton, Maddie Hoddinott, Jenna Calladine, Emma Craig

Our Committee

The club is managed by a committee of willing volunteers. Members of the committee can be contacted on the email addresses below.

The Executive

Chair : Stephen Craig  chair@harpendensc.org.uk

Secretary : Debbie Cloake  secretary@harpendensc.org.uk

Treasurer : Andy Rowlands  treasurer@harpendensc.org.uk

The Committee Members

Head Coach : Amy Thompson  headcoach@harpendensc.org.uk

Welfare Officer : Yvonne Wimbleton  welfare@harpendensc.org.uk

Membership Secretary : Sarah Harrow  membership@harpendensc.org.uk

Officials Coordinator : Chris Stanley  officials@harpendensc.org.uk

External Meet Entries : Lesley Dent meetsecretary@harpendensc.org.uk

Open Meet Manager : Bryan Thompson  hscmeets@harpendensc.org.uk

Swim Mark Coordinator : David Jennings swimmark@harpendensc.org.uk

Communications Officer : Adrian Conway comms@harpendensc.org.uk

Our Captains

Harpenden Swimming Club have Club Captains and Junior Captains. The captains are there to lead by example in training and at competition and to support and provide a friendly face to the other swimmers in the club.

CLUB CAPTAINS 2018-19

Aggie Burns & Freddie Arbuthnott

JUNIOR CAPTAINS 2018-19

Frankie Irani & Jacob Verdier.

Previous Captains

2018-2019
Club Captains: Aggie Burns and Freddie Arbuthnott.
Junior Captains: Frankie Irani and Jacob Verdier.

2017-2018
Club Captains: Aggie Burns and John Telensky.
Junior Captains: Hannah Brooke and James Atwell.

2016-2017
Club Captains: Juliet Merelie and John Telensky.
Junior Captains: Emma Craig and Luka Wilson.

2015-2016
Club Captains: Eleanor Lavender and Daniel Toy.
Junior Captains: Alice Richardson and George Williams.

2014-2015
Club Captains: Phoebe Salkeld and Daniel Toy.
Junior Captains: Larissa Dean and Ed Campfield.

2013-2014
Club Captains: Abby Smith and Hamish Wheen.
Junior Captains: Aggie Burns and Joe Richardson.

2012-2013
Club Captains: Izzy Thompson and Ed Cook.
Junior Captains: Katialin Dang and John Telensky.

2011-2012
Club Captains: Izzy Thompson and James Harper.
Junior Captains: Caitlin Hoddinott and Ben Galvin.

2011-2010
Club Captains: Georgie Smith and Morgan Pugh.
Junior Captains: Juliet Merelie and Daniel Campfield.

2010-2009
Club Captains: Georgie Smith and Morgan Pugh.
Junior Captains: Tania de Malglavie and Harry Hughes.

2008-2009
Club Captains: Connie Green and Eric Baker.
Junior Captains: Megan Campfield and Hamish Wheen.

2008
Club Captains: Amy Thompson and Eric Baker.
Junior Captains: Abby Smith and JJ Dixon.

Officials Definition

​Timekeeper – this can be done as a stand-alone qualification or as part of the J1 qualification. From 2012 all timekeepers at Counties must be J1 qualified.

​J1 – Turn Judge –  learning to judge starts, turns, finishes, and relay takeovers.

​J2 – Stroke Judge – learning to judge the four strokes

​J2S – Starter – learning to start the races

Referee – the highest qualification. Overall authority over the rest of the officials.

For more information visit the Swim England Hertfordshire Officials site.

If you are interested in helping out please get in touch with the desk or email us here.

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