Affiliation Fees for 2018 – 19

The fees payable to the Governing Body for 2018-19 are £34.00.  These fees are determined by Swim Wales and need to be paid by the beginning of April for every swimmer. If swimmers are not registered to the governing body, then they are not covered under insurance during swimming sessions held by the club. If swimmers do not pay the required fees they cannot attend sessions until payment is paid in full

AGM and Committee Nominations

This year AGM will be held at Ebbw Vale Leisure Centre at 4:00 pm on the 13th May 2018.

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 13th May at 4:00pm

Contact details if interested –

Bad Weather Update (18th March)

Club sessions cancelled due to adverse weather conditions and/or Leisure Centre Closure:-

18th March Morning session

18th March Evening session – all Squads

1st March Morning session

1st March Evening session

2nd March Evening session

3rd March Morning Session

4th March Morning Session

4th March Evening Session

For further information please check Jackie’s Face Book Page.



A Tribute to Isobel Mogg

Heads of the Valley Swimming Club would like to send our sincerest sympathy to the family of their beloved daughter Isobel (Issie) Mogg.  Issie had been a swimmer at HVSC since she was 4 years old and only left last August to further her studies at Oxford university. She was a dedicated swimmer and was not only a club captain but an inspiration to many of our younger swimmers. There were many qualities that made Issie so special, her sense of humour, compassion, dedication and her encouragement of younger and older swimmers, her legacy will remain an inspiration for all at HVSC.
We were so lucky and privileged to have Issie at our club where she will live in our hearts and minds for a very long time and cherish our memories of her. Issie was an all round athlete and an excellent ambassador for the sport of swimming and she will be sorely missed. She will be forever remembered in our hearts and memories.
God bless you.

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.