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.
Our Adult Swimming sessions cater for a range of abilities from the causal length swimmer to the more competitive individual, across all age groups from 17yrs to 70+++++. If you are interested in improving your swimming or want to improve your fitness or perhaps compete then give us a try. We have two sessions each week Wednesday at 9.00pm and Fridays 8.00pm both at Hythe Pool. New starters are encouraged to come along to the Friday session to start.
Our Coaches provide structured training across the lanes which are generally organised on ability, so if you have not swum regularly and want to improve we can find a suitable lane to start.
If you are interested in competition a number of our adult members compete in Masters Competitions, Triathlons and Open Water events, where you race against people of similar ability. However, if competition is not for you there is no requirement to compete at all.
REPORT ON HYTHE MASTERS AT SER S.C. CHAMPS 2019.
Three of Hythe Aqua Masters’ swimmers travelled to the annual South-East Region short course masters open championships at Guildford recently and came away with several medals including six golds. Swimmers came from as far away as the Channel Isles and South Wales and there were over two hundred competitors taking part.
Tom Richardson (60 – 64yr category) won the 50m and 100m Backstroke and came third in the 200m Freestyle in his age group. Graham Ling (75 – 79yr) won his 100m & 200m races and came second in the 50m Freestyle events and David Staveley (also in the 75 – 79 year category) won the 50m Breaststroke and the 200m Backstroke events and also came second in the 100m Backstroke and 100m Individual Medley races.
Well done Hythe Masters. Hythe Masters train at Hythe Pool on Wednesdays at 9.00pm and Fridays at 8.00pm
The East Invicta (East Kent) annual Masters swimming championships were held at the Kings School Recreation centre in Canterbury last weekend. Hythe Aqua Masters took the Top Team Trophy ahead of rivals Canterbury and Thanet
EXCELLENT RESULTS FOR HYTHE AQUA MASTERS SWIMMERS AT MASTERS NATIONAL CHAMPS.
For the second year in succession a couple of Hythe Aqua’s leading masters swimmers took part in the UK’s premier masters event – the national short course championships at the Pond’s Forge arena in Sheffield.
Over 1000 swimmers took part in this concluding championship event of the 2018 season and, once again, the two Hythe Aqua swimmers produced their best performances of the season to bring back a good number of medals – including several golds.
Pride of place went to Fred Parker who dominated the Breaststroke events in the 70- 74 year age group by winning the 100m and 200m events and finishing a close second in the 50m. This was a significant achievement for Fred who was in his first year of competitive masters swimming and he also set new Kent records in each of these three events. Particularly noteworthy was his win in the 200m event where he dominated the rest of the field and broke the existing Kent record by over 10 seconds.
It was always going to be difficult for David Staveley to repeat his five gold medal winning performances and Kent records that he set in 2017 in the 75 – 79 year age group. However, he still turned in some good performances by retaining his 200m backstroke title, coming a close second in the 50m backstroke and in the 200m Individual Medley events and finally repeating his third place finish of 2017 in the 50m Butterfly. He continues to be one of the dominant male swimmers in the Backstroke events in this age group.
Several world records were broken at these championships right across all the age groups. Swimmers from Kent had a particularly good championships gaining 15 gold medals – their best ever performance. This augers well for the forthcoming Inter County Championships where Kent hope to improve - even on their record breaking 7th place last year out of over 30 county teams.
June 23rd 2018
Excellent two hours training at the 50m Olympic Competition Pool today at Stratford. Hythe Aqua hired three lanes which were full of Squad and Masters swimmers enjoying training in an excellent facility. Big thank you to Tim, Gavin and Simon for coaching the sessions. Pictured some of the Squad and Masters swimmers with Club Coach Tim Wiseman