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Gareth Harper

This news report was written by Amy Harper. The club would love others swimmers to do a write-up of a gala -- please do send your reports to [email protected] Watford Swimming Club have achieved their best results in recent memory, coming top of the medal table. Winning a fantastic total of 230 medals, including 100 golds. Out of a total of 14 age groups we secured first places in seven - Monty Brewster, Constantine Calliafas, Will Rogers, Cailin Hehir, Raffy May, Amy Harper and Matt Aldred. We won a total...

Gareth Harper

Our swimmers had a great night at round two of the National Arena Swimming League! There were some great individual swims, and Watford came third on the night, coming behind Camden Swiss Cottage and Basildon & Phoenix. Combined with our 4th place in round one, this puts us in great position for the final round. Well done to everyone who competed!

Gareth Harper

Watford Swimming Club had a great weekend at the Swim England East Region Winter Short Course Championships, held at Inspire Luton. We took a team of 19 swimmers, and saw lots of season's best and personal best swims. We also had a silver and bronze medal from Matt Aldred on the 100m and 200m Fly.

Jeremy Irvine

They made it! On Monday the 2nd October 2023, Team WOW swam the channel in a time of 9:40:29. All the hard training paid off for our six open water hero’s. Will Harris, Sam Trigwell, Megan Reader, Prisha Tapre, Felipe Irvine, Barney O’Donnell. The astonishing time was achieved by their consistently fast swimming and the skill of Andy King, who piloted our escort boat Louise Jane 2. The weather forced us to go on a large spring tide but everything went to plan, and we finished precisely on Cap Gris...

Gareth Harper

It’s been a busy few months for Watford Swimming Club’s new Head Coach Jamie Irvine. Along with new Assistant Head Coach Tom Sullivan, Jamie has been working closely with existing coaches Josie Hoare and Claire Houchin to map out his plans for the club. Here he outlines his vision and details a number of the key changes to the club’s training schedule. “Over the past two months, we have been planning on how we can build on our current programme with more pool hours, land training and a more aligned...

Gareth Harper

27 swimmers from Watford Swimming Club returned from the 2023 East Region Long Course Championships with a host of medals and personal best times. The Championships were split over 3 weekends and hosted at the 50 metre pools in Luton and Norwich. Against stiff competition Watford returned home with 9 medals, improving on their performance from the 2022 championships. Leading the charge was Matt Aldred who bagged a hatrick of medals, taking home gold in 50 fly and 100 fly adding a bronze in 200 fly. Karson Chan collected two...

Gareth Harper

Intense night of action kicks-off Herts Major League A night of high tension witnessed Watford Swimming Club kick-off their season in Division One of the Herts Major League. Swimming to a packed audience at the intense Hitchin Swimming Centre, the swimmers from Watford battled against teams from Hatfield, Hertford, Hoddesdon, Royston and Stevenage. Highlights from the nights action included 1st place finishes for Max Perry in the Boys 9-11 50M Backstroke in 38.48, Luke Flynn in the Boys 9+ 100m Backstroke in 1:04.29, Olivia Stubbs in the Girls 9-15 100m...

Gareth Harper

An impressive 62 swimmers from Watford headed to the 2023 Swim England Hertfordshire County Championships in Borehamwood returning with an impressive stash of medals. The swimmers from Watford smashed personal best times at the event that stretched over 3 weekends, returning to Watford with an impressive haul of 134 medals. The swimmers, aged from 9 to 19, grabbed 49 golds, 44 silvers and 41 bronzes as they reaffirmed their position as a leading club in the region. To cap these achievements a number of swimmers were also awarded county age...