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 Courtaulds 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.

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 26 June 2020. A copy of which is available for members to view under documents on Club Organiser.


  • Chair - Tim Rayner
  • Vice Chair - Matthew Bale
  • Treasurer - Mel Candler
  • Membership Secretary – Christina Southgate
  • Secretary – Helen Kent-Jackson
  • Technical Facilities - Tom Styman-Heighton
  • Welfare Officer - Sue Huggins
  • Social & Fundraising - Jeremy Southgate
  • Club Champ Co-ordinator - Vacant
  • Halstead Open Meet Co-ordinator - Vacant
  • Marketing Co-ordinator - Vacant
  • Health & Safety Co-ordinator - Vacant

Honorary Members

  • Gordon Finch
  • Brian Rayner


  • Head Coach – John Lowe
  • Assistant Head Coach – Dave Kay
  • Junior Coach – Gary Tyler
  • Lane Coach – Sue Huggins
  • Lane Coach – Martin Bell
  • Lane Coach – Patrick Keeble
  • Lane Coach – Paul Salmon
  • Lane Coach – Lindsay Gordon
  • Lane Coach – Heather Osterritter
  • Lane Coach – Kai Adams
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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