HAC News

Committee Meeting this Tuesday

Your HAC Committee meets on the first Tuesday of every month to discuss any important items about the running of the Club. We are always keen for everyone's feedback, so please email the Club Secretary, Roger Braybrooks, with any issues you think we should discuss.

Hackney Lead Arena League After Round 1

After a pulsating first round of the Arena League at Beacontree Leisure Centre this weekend, Hackney are currently top of the division 2 table going into the second round. The team impressed from the start with 35 out of 50 races being first place finishes against the 6 other clubs. All swimmers stepped up to the task with some very fast PBs and some very skillful racing. The team spirit was magnificent with swimmers of all ages supporting each other. The team now head to Woodside for the second round on Saturday 12th November against some more tough opposition. The results of the first round can be found here along with the second round draw.

Half-term clinic: get into competitive swimming

This half-term we are running a unique series of skills clinics for Club Members, and for the first time also for those who would like to start swimming competitively, but need a bit more help with basic technique and skills, such as kicking, sculling, drills, turns and streamlining. If you are in Swim School classes level 5, 6 7 or 8 and are wondering what it would be like to swim in a Club, these sessions are for you! The technique development clinic will be run by very experience teacher Lynsey Hall who has 5 years experience managing world class teaching programmes in Dubai and for the past year has been working at one of the best private swimming companies in London. Lynsey specialises

Top Visiting Club at Redbridge Meet

Hackney Aquatics came away as the top visiting club at their first open meet of the season. Over 50 swimmers from all squads traveled the short distance across East London to Fullwell Cross Leisure Centre in Redbridge. The team produced some fantastic early season swimming with an emphasis on skillful, well processed racing. With this in mind, the team went on to win numerous medals with plenty of PBS. Head Coach Rick Hall was particularly pleased with the focus that the swimmers had, "this weekend, we tried a few different things such as skill process sheets which the swimmers had to fill out themselves. This allowed us to focus on important skills, rather than just times. With good skil

Good luck to everyone competing at Redbridge this weekend

We are proud to see such a big team of swimmers, including many on our younger ones, competing at Redbridge this weekend. Good luck to everyone, and remember, this one is about implementing good technique more than it is about medals.

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