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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.

Distance Trial

On the Wednesday 10th of November 2010 at 7:00pm - we intend to run a distance trial event at Botwell. This will be limited by place numbers, so please make your interest known to Charlotte as soon as possible.

Swimmers will have the opportunity to find out just how far they can swim without stopping within an hour.

Swimmers will be allowed to swim as long and as far as they want (*within the hour), but when they stop - that will be the end of their swim. We will record the number of lengths and the time taken. We can then use this as a basis for awarding distance certificates (and badges if they so wish) as well as giving an indication of general condition.


Back to Basics

After taking a long hard look at the development of swimmers within FHS, and liaising with Dave Hemmings (Head Coach, Hillingdon Borough Squad) - FHS has comitted to a development training plan that will enable all swimmers to better achieve their full potential.

In order to do this, there are some fundamental areas in the swimmers technique that require attention before we can progress futher. To this end, most of the training sets towards the end of 2009 and a majority of the sets in early 2010 will concentrate on the basic swimming requirements for a competetive swimmer.

We plan to develop progressive sessions that will start on a Friday, continue on a Sunday and conclude on a Monday session. The wednesday session is a later session and is attended by more of our senior swimmers and as such, we will leave this for endurance, stamina and fitness.

If you wish to improve, we would ask that you do your best to attend at least two of these three core sessions regularly so that the full benefit of the training plan can be enjoyed.


Swimmer Groups

In order to provide better training for each of the swimmers, we have decided that it is time to formally group the swimmers together with swimmers of a similar ability.

We are proposing four groups, initially called groups one, two, three and four - we intend to run a member competition next year to chose better names.

Group Name Description Coach
Group 1 Senior swimmers Les Donohoe
Group 2 Junior Swimmers Iain Henderson
Group 3 New Starters Iain Henderson
Group 4 Learn to swim Darren Lewis

Each group will have a single Coach who has been assigned overall responsibility for the swimmers in this group. If there any questions regarding plans and progress - they should be directed at the responsible coach.