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Fifolits swimming Club is based in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire at the recently refurbished Astley Cooper School swimming pool in St.Agnells Lane Hemel Hempstead HP2 7HL

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The club was started in 1992 by Ivor Pope, a local swimming teacher, who had a lifetime’s involvement in swimming at all levels. He felt that there was a need for a grass roots club in Hemel Hempstead that was small enough to be friendly and inclusive. Ivor and his family ran the club for nine years until his well earned retirement in January 2001.

The club still continues the same philosophy of being friendly and accepting all levels of swimming ability. We still have some of the founder members with us and our members ages range from eight to retirement age.

The club name derives from the phrase Fit For Life Through Swimming.

The club logo of a family of penguins reflects our inclusivity. We aim not only to help people enjoy their swimming and achieve or maintain a level of fitness, but also, through teaching lifesaving, to give members the ability to save lives and prevent aquatic accidents.

At present we have around 50 members who train up to four times a week. The club also runs swimming lessons for absolute beginners, tuition is in small groups by our qualified and experienced teachers.  All levels of ability are catered for, children from 5 years old are welcome.  Our students have the opportunity to gain ASA Awards as they improve.  For more information and to book a place contact Debbie or Paul, details as per our contact page.  

Our coaches are Bob, Anna, Becky Stephen and Aimee who have many years of experience of  teaching swimming and coaching as well as involvement in competitive swimming.

We welcome new members of all ages and abilities; whether you want to learn to swim, improve your strokes, get or stay fit or compete we have lots to offer you.

Why not come along and see if we are the club for you,  we offer your first 4 sessions swimming with us free of charge after that we are sure you will want to join us and obtain full club membership.


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