Dear Parents and Swimmers,
As most of you will be aware we have been in discussion with the Borough of Broxbourne regarding the setting up of an Elite Squad. We are delighted to announce that formalities have now been completed, and the Borough of Broxbourne swim squad has been affiliated to East Swimming (formerly ASA East Region)
This squad will include Elite swimmers from both Cheshunt and Hoddesdon swimming Clubs, and will increase the range of opportunities for those wishing to take their swimming seriously. As you will be aware swimmers from both clubs have been training together on Monday and Tuesday evenings and on Sunday mornings, as well as taking part in joint head-to-head galas. Swimmers will now have the opportunity to compete together at certain events, which is a very exciting new venture for both Clubs.
Cheshunt swimming clubs will maintain their own identities and in line with Swim England guidelines will provide training opportunities close to home for younger swimmers. They will now have the advantage of being able to train and compete with like-minded swimmers of similar ability when they get older, which should help them to fulfill their true potential.
We will be entering two teams into the Arena League this year. We hope this will give opportunities to lots of swimmers from both clubs, and we will have new kit ready for the Teams by the time of our first competition in October. The Squad colours will be Purple, Black(from Cheshunt) and White (from Hoddesdon). The teams will be selected on official times from the Rankings Database. Further details of how this will work will follow shortly.
The Coaching Teams and Committees of both clubs and in addition the Borough of Broxbourne, are all delighted by this very positive move forwards and hope that we will be fully supported by the swimmers and their parents in this venture.
Paul Wollaston – Head Coach – Cheshunt SC
Mark Nelson – Chair – Cheshunt SC
Mary Wright – Head Coach -Hoddesdon SC
Anna Baker – Chair – Hoddesdon SC