Affiliation Fees for 2020 – 2021

The fees payable to the Governing Body and the Club for 2020-21.

There will be no increase in fees for this year and the fee will remain at £40

These fees need to be paid by 31st March for every swimmer.

These fees are a prerequisite of our governing body to allow any swimmer to train or compete under the Swim Wales Affiliation.

As a club we are bound by the rules of the governing body and insist that all fees are paid in a timely manner.  If fees are not paid by the 31st March, then the club cannot allow any swimmer to train or compete under the Heads of the Valley name.


AGM and Committee Nominations 2019

This year AGM will be held at Ebbw Vale Leisure Centre at 4:00 pm on the 28th April 2019.

Also we are looking for volunteers to make themselves known if they would like to become part of the swimming club committee.

If you are interested in one of the positions on the committee please let Phillip Jehu know and your name will be added to the nomination sheet.

Nomination close on 26th April at 4:00pm

Contact details if interested –

DBS Checks

The clubs child welfare officer – Caitlin Jehu needs to be contacted if you need to renew your DBS.

Please can you ensure you bring the following documentation:-

  • Proof of address x 2 (Utility bill, phone bill etc)

  • Photographic ID e.g driving licence, passport (Birth certificate if not passport).

Coaches Report Summer National Swansea

Heads of the Valley Swimming club travelled to Swansea for the Swim Wales summer open meet – 31st July to the 6th August.   There were 1111 competitors and 160 clubs taking part.  Heads of the Valley sent 11 seniors swimmers where they gained a total of 20 medals and 33 final places.

Ben Merriman with very fierce competition gained 3 silvers in 200 back and 400 I.M ,2 Bronze medals in 200 f/c, 400 f/c, 100 back and 12 final places.

Rhiannon Rowe swam superbly coming back after a broken wrist to achieve silver in 100 and 200 Butterfly, 3rd in 400 I.M and 4 final places,  In the same age group.

Madison Lovell swam amazing after a severe stomach bu to gain gold in 400 and 800 f/c, 3rd in 50 f/c and 2 final places,

Tom savage Taylor achieved 2 Bronze medals 3 final places.

Freya Watson in the 16 year age group did really well to achieved gold in 100 f/c and 100 fly, 3rd 50 fly, 2nd in 200 Butterfly and 3rd in 200I.M.

Niamh Thomas achieved 1 silver and two final places.

Sioned Collingbourne achieved 1 final place.

Other senior swimmers who competed and did loads of personal best times were:- Niamh Price, Maisy Palin, Dylan Havard and Carys Havard.

Also in the first 3 days there was also a Swim Wales open development meet where our younger swimmers did not disappoint and all swam personal best times.

Bailey Briggs showed she is going to be a force to be reckoned with.

Archie Mclain is working very hard and I am sure he will be there again next yearwith the senior team as he has some fantastic swims.

Ellie Jones also showed she can compete with the best.

Ella Rae Woods after a nervous start out swam the competition and did really well.

Chloe Hale did the club proud and at this meet we say goodbye and good luck to Chloe as she is moving to Fishguard, so the club wishes her all the best in her new home and club.

2017 Club Championships

Club Championships  will take place at Ebbw Vale LC on 23rd September at 12:30 PM.  This is open to all swimmers and entry forms are attached.

Closing date is 13th September.  There will be no late entries taken after this date.

Please print off sheet relative to the squad you are currently swimming in.

If you have any concerns or questions please speak to the head coach or Rhian Palin.

Heads of the Valley LP1 – LP4

Heads of the Valley MP9 – 11

Heads of the Valley MP 7 – 8

Heads of the Valley MP 4 – 6

Heads of the Valley MP 1 – 3