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
Hythe Aqua Masters Swimmmer In Record Breaking Team
At the recent south east region masters long course championships Hythe Aqua swimmer Fred Parker swam in a medley relay team which shattered the British Record for a team with an average age of 70+ years. Not content with this excellent performance he also entered the three breast stroke events in the championships – coming first in the 50m and breaking his own Kent record in the process, first in a very closely fought 100m and second in the 200m race. A stellar performance from Fred which was all the more noteworthy since he had only recently returned to full training after a significant shoulder injury.
Three other Hythe Aqua swimmers also competed at this Crawley event. For the men - David Staveley (75 – 79 year age group) won the 200m Backstroke and also obtained gold in the 200m Individual Medley in a new Kent record time. Phil Moo (65 – 69years) also obtained silver in the 100m Backstroke. Helen Oakes in the very competitive 45 – 49 year age group came a brilliant first in the challenging 400m Individual Medley event as well as a 4th in the 100m Backstroke and a 5th in the 50m Freestyle.
All in all this was an excellent performance from the small Hythe Aqua team so early in the 2020 season – particularly considering the absence of any long course pools in Kent in which to train.
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
Channel Tri Sunday 8th September 2019
Toby Yemm has been successful again in Triathlon winning his age group and coming 9th overall this year (not as good as last year but lacks fitness due to studying for exams and working over the summer lifeguarding).
His had a fantastic swim though and was 2nd out the water!!!
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.