Club News

SE Summer Championship 2024

Alex, Lilianna & Aisha had a successful Regional Champs 2024 over the last 2 weekends at the Olympic Pool, Stratford.

Alex kicked off by achieving 5th place in 50 breaststroke with a PB. Followed by a PB in the 50 fly, placed 6th. Shortly after racing the 200 breaststroke, placed 7th.

Aisha who was ranked 30th in 50 back stormed down the 50 with a 1:57 PB elevating herself to 14th. Aisha then improved her rankings in the 50 free with another PB.

Lilianna also competed in the 50 back, off her PB but swam a much better 50 free. With further improvements in the 50 breaststroke, placed 9th.

After Alex’s disappointment in the 200 IM, due to mis-pacing the race, he turned his focus on the 100 breaststroke on the final day.

With fresh focus and determination, Alex had his sights on making the final, initially being ranked 11th. Alex performed a brilliant result, achieved the PB needed to make the finals. The final was at National calibre standard. Alex powered to further improve his PB from the heats, total of -1.71 secs improving his ranking to 5th place.

Despite the upheaval with reduced training time and inadequate pool time, we did not get distracted from the goals.

Thank you Vantastic Removals for once again printing our swimmer’s Regional T-shirts.

Very well done swimmers. You did LBHSC proud 🙌🏽 ‎

FREE swimming activities for adults aged 55-90

FREE swimming activities for adults aged 55-90

Exciting news! #LondonBoroughofHounslowSwimClub (LBHSC) and Hounslow Council join forces to offer FREE swimming activities for adults aged 55-90, funded by Thriving Communities #LondonBoroughofHounslow!

This incredible project aims to promote the benefits of aquatic exercise for older adults, including those with dementia and their caregivers. Evidence shows that water aerobics, aqua yoga, and gentle water volleyball can significantly enhance physical and mental wellbeing.

The first 12-week programme kicked off on Thursday, 14 September, with two sessions to choose from. Each session lasts 2 hours, including an hour of water activities and an hour for lunch for 36 weeks. The last day will be on 25th July.

These fantastic sessions are FREE! They even include swim activities, free community transport upon request, and lunch. So, take advantage of this tremendous opportunity to improve your well-being and connect with others. 

You can book your spot by completing the online form: https://forms.office.com/r/949tvzuMDx. First come, first serve!  #SwimForLife#HealthyAging #CommunityWellness

Thriving Communities Fund

Thriving Communities Fund

Due to our dedication & commitment to our communities, we are featured on Autumn addition of the Hounslow Matters magazine about our latest funded community project for the elderly supported by Thriving Communities Fund.

Winter Regionals

Winter Regionals

Very successful London Winter Regional

Open Age Group 11+ yrs for 3 of our swimmers, Alex, Lilianna & Leah this weekend at the LAC Alex was 1st up in the 200 breaststroke slashing 8:11 sec off his PB. Alex was seeded 41st and placed 33rd out of 46 of those fast enough to qualify at this event. On Sunday Alex again smashed his 50m breaststroke PB by 2.15 sec seeded 86th and placed 55th. Next up was Lilianna who powered to a lifetime PB in the 50 breaststroke reducing her time by 1:60sec. Seeded 55th, placed 30th out of 79 of the fastest breaststroke swimmers in London. During both afternoon sessions, Leah competed in the 50 backstroke, 50 freestyle and 100 backstroke. Leah’s technical ability, power and super under water breakouts did her justice by winning all 3 events she entered. Improving her heat times in all finals. The last final being the 100 back, despite winning the 50 free only 10 mins prior. All 3 swimmers performed well off the back of an intensive week at Swim Camp. Well done swimmers, you all did us proud, proving that hard work, dedication and passion equals fantastic performances.

How to Teach and Coach Swimming so Children and Young People Have a Splashing Time

How to Teach and Coach Swimming so Children and Young People Have a Splashing Time

Expand your toolbox of child-centred techniques and learn how to apply a child-first approach to help every young swimmer learn, develop, and thrive. Head Coach of London Borough of Hounslow Swimming Club and former international swimmer Lisa Graham shares her top tips for teaching and coaching children swimming.

https://www.playtheirway.org/resources/coaching-tips/how-to-teach-and-coach-swimming-to-children-and-young-people/

How to Teach and Coach Swimming so Children and Young People Have a Splashing Time

Hounslow Dementia Action Week

Hounslow Dementia Action Week

We have the pleasure of inviting LBH residents living with Dementia and their carers to join us for a gentle swim to help relax in the calming soothing water environment and quiet surroundings with our qualified instructors