Halstead Swimming Club

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About Halstead Swimming Club

Halstead Swimming Club History

HSC was started early in 1965 at the old swimming pool in Parsonage Street. The founder members were Maisie Randall and Johnny Newport. Our President, Gordon Finch, became involved in 1973 and has been with the club ever since.  The swimming pool was built as a dye tank for the Coutaulds factory in 1914 and later given to the people of Halstead as a Public Bath.  We fought for many years to get a new pool and finally moved to our present home in 2004.

Letter from the president

Halstead Swimming Club Today

Many of our swimmers after progressing through the various squads continue to support the club by becoming coaches and officials.  Our Head Coach Roger is a good example of this!

HSC is affiliated to Swim England, East Region. The club holds a constitution; this is a set of rules based on a model constitution from Swim England. The HSC Constitution was updated at the AGM, held on 25th January. A copy of which can be found under the noticeboard page of this website or on the board at the pool.

Executive Committee

  • Chair - Tim Rayner
  • Vice Chair - Matthew Bale
  • Treasurer - Sian Bird
  • Membership Secretary – Christina Southgate

Honorary Members

  • Gordon Finch
  • Brian Rayner

General Committee

  • Secretary – Donna Hall
  • Head Coach - Roger Duncombe
  • Technical Facilities - Tom Styman-Heighton
  • Welfare Officer - Sue Huggins
  • Social & Fundraising - Jeremy Southgate
  • Health & Safety - Martin Bell
  • Website development - Dave Smith
  • General - Helen Reeve
  • General - Karen Scott
  • Club Champs Support - Vacant


  • Head Coach – Roger Duncombe
  • Assistant Head Coach – John Lowe
  • Junior Coach – Gary Tyler
  • Lane Coach – Sue Huggins
  • Lane Coach – Dave Kay
  • Lane Coach – Martin Bell
  • Lane Coach – Patrick Keeble
  • Lane Coach – Harry Salmon
One of  the founder members of Halstead Swimming Club - Maisie Randall Fund raising activities to save the Empire Theatre in Halstead Halstead swimming club in the 1980s Olympic star David Wilkie conducted a training session Halstead Swimming Club wins the league

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