Riverside Community Sports Awards shortlist

Hemel Hempstead Swimming Club at the County Championships
Hemel Hempstead Swimming Club at the County Championships

Hemel Hempstead Swimming Club

AS one of the leading swimming clubs in Hertfordshire, HHSC would like to encourage more swimmers to take up competitive swimming from a younger age.

The club provides youngsters with a foundation for a healthy lifestyle, good teamwork, focus, and a spirit of fair play while also having lots of fun.

If HHSC were to win the Community Sports Award, they would like to set up a Dacorum-based swim academy to provide progression and a link from learning to swim to competitive swimming to enable children to reach their full potential.

Their young swimmers – aged 16 to 24 – would work with junior swimmers at the club to provide this partnership and support.

The Academy has been a goal for the club for a while, however the initial costs of setting it up and running it have been prohibitive.

The grant will allow them to put their plans into action and help the Olympic dreams of Dacorum’s young swimmers.