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About Hackney Aquatics Club

Hackney Aquatics Club aims to be your swim club for life: an inclusive, encouraging and enjoyable competitive swimming club. We are committed to delivering a high quality aquatics programme for the local community. We swim at stunning local pools, including the iconic London Aquatics Centre, home of the 2012 Olympic Games.


Our programme goes well beyond the traditional competitive swimming club approach and includes opportunities for young people to exercise and acquire skills and confidence both in and outside the water.  We have a superb team of coaches who are highly trained and develop our athletes through a wide range of techniques including video analysis.

We encourage our swimmers to take part in a physio-led land training programme, which also includes yoga. For our older swimmers we offer opportunities to volunteer and learn new skills, including gaining relevant teaching and coaching qualifications.


Membership is open to all, and in particular serves young people and adults from Hackney, Shoreditch, Stoke Newington, Islington and other nearby London boroughs.


HAC is a high quality swim21 accredited club managed entirely by volunteers.  It aims to deliver dedicated aquatics sports for Hackney from beginner to national level working in partnership with Hackney Council.


Our Age Group Squads are for 8-18 year olds and range from our Academy (for those just embarking on competitive swimming) to our Performance Squads. We also have a range of recretational squads for those who have other commitments or do not wish to compete but want to swim in a club environment. We aim to be flexible and responsive to every individual swimmers needs.


We have an active group of Masters Swimmers from 18 to 70, who train with our coach Tony Cronin at Clissold Leisure Centre and at the London Fields Lido.  Many of our Masters compete at local, national and international competitions including the European Championships.  We also cater for those new to competitive swimming, triathletes, or those looking to swim for fitness.


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