Hythe Aqua Swimming Club
Shepway Swimming Club
Shepway Swimming Club

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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
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Paul Hancock, Greg Wood, Jason Ransley & Stuart Parris all long standing members of Hythe Aqua SC are planning to swim the channel as a relay team towards the end of July. Jason is a triathlete who is addicted to training, if not in the pool, he can generally be found running or cycling around Folkestone. Jason will be running the London Marathon this year. Paul (AKA The Stig) is a real natural in the pool. Some say he has similar DNA to a dolphin; it is suggested a mermaid is more accurate. Paul has competed at national level and was, a few years ago, National Champion at 100m
Stuart is a fantastic swimmer and runner. He has been swimming for as many years as he's been walking and rarely looks out of breath despite swimming seriously fast. Greg also does triathlon's but true passion has always been in the water. In 2008 Greg completed a solo England to France swim. Further to the above they all compete locally and in open water regional events.
When will they swim? A pilot and a boat booked for a 'tide' towards the end of July (starting the 25th). Channel swimming is unpredictable and very changeable due to weather conditions so we will be in the water a week or so around this date.
Target time? Less than 8 hours 42 minutes. 
The Team want to raise money for their chosen charity Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund and a link is provided below to the "Justgiving" website for you to donate and also more detail is provided about their chosen charity and the relay swim – please donate!!!!
Hythe Festival 2016
Hythe Festival 2016
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Hythe Aqua Synchro Sports Relief Challenge
In January 2016, Hythe Synchro were joined by Liu Batchelor for a session as part of her 100 sports in 100 days challenge for Sports Relief.

Junior polo players from Hythe Aqua have been very successful in recent months, both at County, Regional and even International Level.  This success has seen a dramatic improvement in attendance and in player development with the section thriving and it has a real buzz about it.
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Club Swimshop with Simply Swim.
Follow this link a discount code is available from the Club Secretary for club members use only.
Please note that Club Shirts, hats and club bags can be ordered using email via swimclub manager - SCM.
Other items can be purchased directly via Simply Swim.
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Kevin Daly the SPORTSFERRET from ACADEMYFM FOLKESTONE catches up with Tim Wiseman,Head Coach at Hythe Aqua Swimming Club and his wife Clare
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The Trophy Shop
Established nearly 40 years ago in Dover, the Trophy Shop is now one of the leading retailers in Kent.
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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.
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