Verulam Amateur Swimming Club is a St Albans based club with 170 swimmers and Swim21 Accreditation at Skill Development and Teaching Levels. We run a Swim School offering learn-to-swim lessons and club training sessions for older swimmers. We pride ourselves in being a competitive, but friendly club which aims to give every swimmer the opportunity to compete at their own level. Our coaches and teachers are dedicated to get the very best from our swimmers and work alongside our team of volunteers who are responsible for the day-to-day running of the club.
These are the latest version of the Herts Counties qualifying times for 2014. Some of the times, particularly for the younger aged 50m events have changed. Here is a note from the Hertfordshire ASA explaining these changes. Times must be achieved between 4th May 2013 and the closing date for the competition at licenced meets.
Please see our May half term timetable with details about the training session at Luton Long Course Pool on Saturday, 1st June for Inters, Seniors and Junior, Inters and Senior Squad swimmers.
Swimming as normal for Swim School members.
Our younger swimmers competed in Round 2 of the Herts Peanuts League and came 2nd. Another fantastic result! This round was fiercely contested by all 6 competing clubs. But, with 9 firsts, 15 second places and 2 new club records from EMMA CLARKE (for 25m Fly) and ANA HILL LOPEZ-MENCHERO (for 25m back), Verulam put in a superb performance. Well done to Alex Noon, Freya Martin, Amy Price, Harvey Young, Sophie Hadfield and Rachel White who competed in the Peanuts League for the first time. Big thank you also to parents and our seniors swimmers who volunteered to host the event so smoothly.
The final round is on 15th June, so please pencil that day in your diary!
Congratulations to Janet Gardiner, our club secretary and masters swimmer who competed in the Luton Long Course Masters and achieved GOLD for 100m back and bronze for 50m freestyle. Every Sunday, together with other members of Verulam Masters, Janet trains in the lane next to the Verulam ‘youngsters’. Let’s hope most of them will also continue to swim so successfully as Janet!
We are now collecting fees to cover swimming lessons from the end of May up to the end of August. Please find attached the membership form to be returned with payment by Sunday 26th May. New swimmers who have joined since March 2013 are already covered up to the end of August and don’t need to pay this fees request. No payment is required for main club swimmers.
If your child is interested in joining Verulam Swimming Club, then please contact us at email@example.com to book a place on the next trial.
All Verulam entries have been accepted .
This will be a “cardless” meet. All swimmers must sign in no later than 15 minutes prior to the start of the warm up for each session. Failure to do so will result in automatic deletion from the programme. No refunds for late arrivals or cancellations.
Please also note there are new parking restrictions
at Hemel Sportspace. This means you park as normal and then when you enter the building you have to register you car registration on the touchscreen by the reception. You normally get three hours, but this has been extended for this meet.
Please use the link below to check the website for information about the parking. There is information under latest news on the Hemel Sportspace website .http://www.sportspace.co.uk/
26 Verulam swimmers had a very successful weekend at the Luton Open Meet – including Amy Price, Sophie Hadfield, Maisie Parkin and Ewan Muschamp for whom this was their first open meet. Our swimmers entered 76 races and a whopping 67 results were pbs or first time swims. Congratulations to Elena Baccas, Luke Canning, Libby Chambers, Stanley Tinkler, Emma Target and Emma Clarke who all set new club records.
Also this weekend, Jack Liversidge took part in the Herts Primary Schools Swimming Gala for St Albans District, who came 3rd overall. The year 6 boys team, which Jack was part of, were overall winners in their age group and Jack also won his heat of the 50m backstroke. Congratulation to Jack !