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FHS - Forward Hillingdon Squad

Welcome to the FHS website.

We hope that we have provided enough information on this website to enable you to see what we do, how we do it and whether it is the right choice for you and your children.

FHS Members - please ask Charlotte Lee to register you with the site (you will need to tell her your name and eMail address) - this will let you into our special club area where you will find more information about how the club is operating, how we are improving and details of swimmer performance and development.

Our hours at Uxbridge are:

  • Friday - Competitive swimmers 7.30pm - 9.00pm : All swimmers 8.00pm to 9.00pm
  • Sunday - Juniors 4.30pm - 5.30pm : Seniors 5.30pm - 6.30pm
Botwell Pool in Hayes.
  • Wednesday - 7.00pm - 8.00pm
This Wednesday session will have limited numbers and will continue to develop the swimmer.
Poolside warm-ups start 10 minutes before each session - all swimmers are expected to attend.

If you are interested in your child being assessed and having a trial with FHS please contact  Charlotte Lee for further information.

Welcome to 2012

First of all, FHS coaching and administration staff would like to wish all our members a Happy and prosperous New Year.

With the Olympics this year in London ... you didn't know? ! ... we are expecting a large increase in interest in sports across the board this year. We have restarted our sessions now - so we look forward to seeing you all back in the training sessions again.

There are loads of things happening that are not the Olympics this year - the first of which will be the requirements of swimming training kit for all swimmers.  From Sunday 22nd  January we will be offering a limited number of kits at a discounted price of £15, these will include a pair of flippers, a small float and a pull buoy in a mesh bag.  Due to the limited number, these will be offered on a first come first serve basis.  All swimmers will be required to have the full kit no later than the 12th February as sessions utilising the kit will start week commencing 13th February.  Any swimmers without the necessary equipment will be unable to participate fully in these sessions.

We are also discussing with Fusion Lifestyle ways in which we can work together more efficiently in order to increase pool time and provide better facilities to club members. This includes getting the long awaited timing sessions organised and some special focussed workshops in addition to the clubs normal activities. These workshops will cover things such as stroke technique master-classes, diving practises etc.


Local children’s swimming club raises £2000 for Children in Need

After waiting for the Gazette to print the article regarding the efforts made for Children in Need, they have managed to get it very wrong.  This is in fact the article that was submitted.

Forward Hillingdon swimming squad had a wonderfully successful evening last week when they turned their usually Friday night training session into a sponsored swim to raise money for Children in Need. ‘The idea for the sponsored swim came from two of the children themselves. We thought that it was such a great idea that we asked the whole club if they wanted to take part,’ said Charlotte Lee, one of the club’s coaches. Charlotte went on to say, ‘The enthusiasm that the children showed was amazing and we’re so proud of what they all achieved.’

A total of 30 people joined in the swim, including the Head Coach, Iain Henderson. Iain and the coaches were incredibly impressed with the children’s performances, with five of the children swimming an amazing 2 miles in just one hour. Over the rest of the club 11 children swam 1 ½ miles or more and all of them reached the 1 mile target, with the exception of two of the younger children who battled through injuries to take part in the event. The youngest children swimming were just 7 years old and some of them only joined the club this term. They all did wonderfully well with both their swimming and the huge amount of money they raised.

All of the swimmers and helpers were rewarded after their hard work with delicious home-made cakes produced by two of the mums.

Forward Hillingdon squad would like to thank everyone at the Hillingdon Sports and Leisure Complex for being so very helpful and supportive during their sponsored swim.



Poolside Helper Course

FHS will be running the ASA Poolside Helper Course at Uxbridge Leisure Centre on December the 11th 2011. The session will start at 13:00 and run for just under four hours in the classroom with a further three hours practical work poolside. The practical work will be organised to suit individual candidates over three x one hour sessions on Fridays and Sundays after the classroom work. We apologise that we cannot offer this course in a single session.

This is an introductory certificate is for those who wish to help their club or organisation by working on poolside under the guidance of an ASA Level 2 Certificate for Teaching Swimming holder.

There is no assessment as this is not a teaching qualification. A certificate of attendance will be provided subsequent to completion of the course.

Candidates must be 14 years of age at the start of the course.

The cost for this course is fixed at £25 per person and includes the ASA certificate fee.

For further details, please contact Iain Henderson