Hythe Aqua (formerly Hythe Swimming Club) is based at the South Road swimming pool in Hythe and has been established since 1975. Hythe Aqua has over 500 members, with the majority under 16 years of age.
We are a voluntary organisation and although all our 40+ Teachers and Coaches are qualified, they all give all their time free to the Club.This results in our fees being kept to a minimum and helps to encourage membership from all sections of the community.At Hythe we aim to attract members from the 5 years of age to much older participating in a healthy lifestyle of fitness training within a friendly but competitive environment.
Hythe Aqua is a competitive club and membership of one of competitive sections will lead to swimming in galas, playing Water polo matches, participating in synchronised swimming competitions and taking part in Masters Competitions. If you join one of the competitive sections, you will be expected to compete for the Club in the competitions and championships chosen by the Coaches.
The club is growing and we are always on the lookout for new members and coaching staff; So if you live in the Shepway area lease contact us. The club actively encourages interested parents to obtain both teaching and ASA official's qualifications and in many cases can help fund the necessary training. - Contact us
On 24 of September 2016 the Sean King Shield under 14 tournaments took place at Swanley in double deep water. With over 40 players taking part from four different clubs we were sure of having a few close games and a tight tournament.
Coaching team at Hythe Aqua Swimming Club Affiliation:
We are affiliated with the Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) and have swimmers competing in ASA Open competitions. Despite being essentially a competitive club we still pride ourselves in our friendly atmosphere and open structure. All of our coaches are either ASA or Swimming Teachers' Association (STA) qualified. The club is fully compliant with the A.S.A.'s Child Protection procedures.
Main Club Nights :
Our main Club Nights are Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays but we have training sessions on most days. The majority of our sessions are at Hythe Pool but we do use time at Folkestone Sports Centre.
Synchronised swimming is a growing sport in this country with the number of swimmers and clubs involved increasing nationally. Synchro is also now accepted internationally as a spectator sport, being one of the first events to sell out at the Olympic games.
Competitive synchro swimmers must be extremely fit, and completely at home in the water. When tested and compared with other Olympic athletes the results showed that synchro swimmers ranked second only to long distance runners in aerobic capacity, and to gymnasts in flexibility. They must be strong yet graceful, interested in music sufficiently to be able to choose and interpret pieces of routines, and have stamina and determination.
Adult Swimming with Hythe Aqua Swimming Club is for adults 17yrs+ who can swim lengths (25 metres). Hythe Aqua Adult Swimming covers a whole range of abilities from casual fitness training to high level competitive swimming. The training is also suitable for Triathletes and Open Water swimmers who wish to improve their skills and endurance.
Adult Swimming with Hythe Aqua is an ideal way to keep fit, socialise and improve your swimming skills under the direction of our experienced Coaches.
Although without a pool at present due to major maintenance at Hythe Pool Hythe Aqua SC has been recognised by the Amateur Swimming Association as a Quality Club and have been reaccredited with the Swim21/Clubmark status. The award of Swim21 to Hythe Aqua follows a full audit of the Club by the Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) covering all poolside and backroom activities, training and governance arrangements which the club passed with flying colours.determination.
On Friday 19th August 2016 the Hythe Aqua Channel Swim Team got their slot to swim.
Setting off at 12.20 Thursday night and arriving at Cap Gris Nez at 9.40am (ish) English time, they have now swum to France!
Kevin Daly the SPORTSFERRET from ACADEMYFM FOLKESTONE catches up with Tim Wiseman,Head Coach at Hythe Aqua Swimming Club and his wife Clare, Running and Cross Country Secretary from Deal Tri Club.A great morning of sporty chat.