HBEST Squads

Introduction to Hillingdon Borough Elite Squad  - HBEST
by Head Coach John Adye

Hillingdon Borough Elite Squad- HBEST provides training for swimmers who have been identified by Coaches as capable of training and competing at a higher level. The structure of the squads reflects the Swim21 and Long Term Athlete Development Plan (LTAD).

HBEST sessions are all based at Hillingdon Sports and Leisure Complex, where we have access to the 50 metre pool that was opened in 2010.
HBEST provides young swimmers with the environment to develop towards their full potential as an athlete. Here, swimmers are exposed to the knowledge, skills and experiences that will help them to enjoy success at the highest level with swimming.

Swimmers begin in HBEST with our Elite 3 Squad, before moving through the Elite 2 Squad with the ultimate aim of training with the Elite 1 Squad.

HBEST is able to boast a history of success at all levels, including County, Regional, National and International.


HBEST Coaching Team

john adye new  damien bryan anthony manfredi
John Adye
Head Coach
Elite 1 Squad
Damien Bryan
Assistant Head Coach

Elite 2 Squad
Anthony Manfredi
Junior Elite Coach

Elite 3 Squad



HBEST Captains

TBC
HBEST Girl's Captain
 
   





 
Mitchell Adams
HBEST Boy's Captain
MitchellAdams1   Mitchell has been a valued member of Hillingdon Swimming Club since the age of 10. He has competed at County, Regional and National level as an individual and also as part of relay teams.

Mitchell has continued to show consistency in training and has become a key role model for the current Performance Squad. Mitchell is the first to welcome new swimmers to the squad and help them settle in and always leads by example.

He has lots to offer swimmers throughout the whole club from his experiences in training and competition at all levels.
     

Captain's Roles & Responsibilites

    Assist Coaches when necessary in training and at competitions
    Assist with communication between swimmers & coaches
    Help to educate and mentor younger swimmers
    Responsible for team support at competitions
 

Pre-Pool workout for Elite 2 and Elite 3




HBEST Squad Reps

The Squad Reps and their contact details can be found on the Contacts page.


National Squad 2018


Nationals 2018 Squad a



National Squad 2017


national squad 2017



National Squad 2016


Nationals 2016 team nationals 2016 medals


National Squad 2015


national squad 2015 1 national squad 2015 2



HBEST Training Camps

HBEST squads have the opportunity to be offered a place on a warm weather training camp.  Our squads have trained at the BEST Centre in Palma, Coral Beach Resort in Cyprus and Oasis Papagayo Sport Resort in Fuerteventura.  The focus of the camps is to prepare the swimmers for both the qualifying window for the British Summer National Championships (Mid March to May) and also the British Championships/World Championship Trials in April.  All swimmers complete between 9 and 11 sessions in 7 days, there is a strong emphasis on bonding as a team throughout the camp.

 

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