Hatfield SC shortlisted for ASA Club of the Year

  • September 19, 2016

We are delighted to report that Hatfield SC has been shortlisted as one of the finalists for ASA Club of the Year.  The winner of this and the ASA’s other categories of swimming awards for 2016 will be announced at the ASA Aquatics Awards which will take place in Birmingham on 26 November.

Being shortlisted for ASA Club of the Year is a welcome recognition of Hatfield’s excellent achievements and progress during the 2015/16 season, with highlights including:

  • Top Men’s Club at the British Summer Championships in July 2016 with 9 gold medals, 5 silver, 1 bronze, and 5th club overall in the overall medals table.
  • A strong showing for the Club’s junior age group at the short course British Winter Nationals in December 2015, with seven gold medals, 3 silver, and 1 bronze.
  • Overall Top Club at the East Region Swimming Long Course Championships in May 2016, with 43 gold medals, 20 silver and 17 bronze.
  • Qualifying for the Arena League B Final in Cardiff which took place in April 2016, finishing 4th out of 10 strong clubs on the day.
  • Top Club at the Hertfordshire County Championships in January/February 2016, with 249 medals (almost a third of the total medals available).
  • Winning both the Hertfordshire swimming leagues – the Hertfordshire Major League (for swimmers 12 and over) in April 2016 and the Hertfordshire Peanuts League (9 to 12 year olds inclusive) in July 2016.

Alongside these great performance in the pool last season, the Club also overhauled its squad structure, strengthened its coaching team, increased its pool space at Hertfordshire Sports Village for the new 2016/17 season and was also awarded with Swim21 Performance accreditation with effect from June 2016, which is a very significant step forward for the club.

We look forward to finding out the results at the ASA Aquatics Awards in November, and to building on these strong foundations to drive the club forward to even better performances and achievements this season and in future years.