Our volunteers make a big difference

HSC is a volunteer led club and without the generosity of our volunteers the club would not be able to function.

We strongly encourage involvement within our club community and welcome new volunteers, encouraging them to develop within a friendly and supportive environment.

HSC working group

Our working group helps to carry out activity essential to the running of the Club, spreading the workload evenly and most importantly thinly!

Unlike Committee, who meets regularly, the Working Group get together termly, at the most convenient time for the majority, the expectation is that there would be more communication via email than anything else as and when required.

Some essential work that the working group gets involved in are things such as the coordination of volunteers and training, training camps, team events (Arena and Herts Major etc.) and Social Events to name but a few (please see support roles below for full list).

We are inviting people to come forward from ALL SQUADS. It is essential that we have people involved from younger age groups within the Club to ensure longevity and continuity as well as those who have experienced the club for years!

We are not asking for any experience and there is not an expectation of decision making within the group, just that you can give us a couple of hours of your time.



Join the Committee

The Committee is there to take care of the administration of the club as well as make key decisions on the many things that affect the club.

It is made up entirely of volunteers who mostly have athletes within the club! Committee Members hail from many different backgrounds and working lives, but come together as they are passionate about the Club and the welfare of its athletes. No experience in necessary to join the Committee and full training and support is given.

Roles include:

Chair Secretary Treasurer
Vice Chair Child Welfare Officer Coaches Liaison

Swimming events Manager

Swimmers / Parent Rep & Outreach Coordinator Water Polo Rep
Workforce Manager Compliance Manager

Communication & Events Coordinator


Get involved on the day with Open Meets and Team Events




Each time Hitchin Swimming Club enters an Open Meet, the club is required to supply a number of officials.  Providing officials is a condition of entry so, without them our swimmers would not be able to compete.
Throughout the year there is an opportunity to attend training to become an Official. The following opportunities are open as a progressional route for those who wish to pursue it through HSC:

Timekeeper Judge Level 1 Judge Level 2 Starter Referee


Chaperones/ Team Manager

A very important role which ensures the welfare of our athletes at poolside throughout an event.

Can you coach or would you like to help at squad/practice sessions?

Many of our coaching staff are volunteers. Without them, it would be impossible to keep the running costs of the club at thier current levels. If you have an interest in swimming and would like to gain qualifications in coaching or swimming instruction, HSC will consider supporting you through your training.

HSC roles include:

Poolside helper Swimming coach Waterpolo coach


Support roles

There are many jobs that go on behind the scenes. They are all important for smooth running of the club.

Below we have listed some important roles within the Club where you may like to get involved:


Land training Coordinator Volunteers Coordinator Sponsorship Coordinator Open Meet Organiser

Awards Ceremony Organiser

Intensive Training Camp Organiser Stevenage Leisure Liaison Kit Manager
Club Champs Organiser Peanuts Coordinator Herts Major League Coordinator Arena League Coordinator
Charity Events Coordinator Social Events Organiser    



All HSC roles will be subject to a DBS check, and certain roles require Safeguarding and Protecting Children training. Some work will involve individuals handling personal data and, in this case, there is an expectation that the individual will sign and adhere to the HSC handling of sensitive data and privacy policy.



Please also see our Policies and Code of Conduct pages for further guidelines on Volunteering.