Nottingham Northern Swimming Club

Nottingham Northern Swimming Club logoNottingham Northern Swimming Club is a friendly and competitive swimming club which welcomes both female and male swimmers of all abilities from the age of five years old.

Training Sessions are held five times a week; three times at Harvey Hadden Sports Village and once each at Ken Martin Leisure Centre and at Nottingham High School. The club organises an annual Nottingham Northern Junior Open Meet in June each year - the 2020 date will be Sunday 28th June - and enters swimmers in a range of Galas throughout the year.


Current Notices

CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS 2019: Club Champs have now started and Event 2 takes place during the training session on Friday 11th October. Swimmers need to bring a t shirt and 2 towels (one for poolside). There will be no training for North Pool swimmers if they are not competing, For those not competing from T1 and T2, South Pool, the session will still happen but they will be watching some of the races so these also need to bring a t shirt and towel to keep them warm whilst watching. Please see the Club Champs Programme for details of all the sessions, and the Club Champs Accepted Entries and Club Champs Meet Sheet to check which events your swimmers are entered into.

If you haven't already done so, please also return all Club Champs trophies polished and engraved to Michelle Hammond by October 25th at the latest.

NOTTS ASA STAGE 2 ROUND 1 GALA: Congratulations to all swimmers who competed in Saturday 28th September's gala. We came 5th overall, scoring 88 points and came 4th in the Cannon. There were some great swims which resulted in 9 new PB's and a great team spirit as always. My thanks to all swimmers, officials, team managers and all other volunteers who helped in making this a successful gala. Ian, Head Coach. Please see the Swimmers Page for updated PB lists.

PRESENTATION EVENING 2019: Our Annual Club Presentation Evening will take place on Saturday 16th November 2019 at the Richard Herrod Centre, Foxhill Road, Carlton, Nottingham, NG4 1RL. Tickets will be available in advance at the cost of £8 per adult, £5 per child or OAP, or £25 for a family ticket for 2 adults and up to 3 children. The cost includes a generous buffet meal, and there will be presentations of trophies and certificates to swimmers for their achievements in the Club Champs and throughout the last year. There will also be a raffle, and your donations of raffle prizes will be gratefully received to the desk at Friday and Sunday training sessions.

FALCON SPRINT OPEN: An absolutely fabulous day with amazing results. Our team of 12 swimmers completed in a total of 56 heats and secured 23 new PBs, 11 finalists, 7 reserve finalists and 4 place medals. A special mention goes to Bailey Price for his bronze medal in the boys 50m Backstroke and to Danae Fritz for her bronze medal in the girls 100 IM and silver medals in the girls 50m Freestyle and 50m Backstroke. Please see the Swimmers Page for updated PB lists.

POOL CLOSURES: Due to pool closures at Harvey Hadden Sports Village, we have moved some of our Sunday sessions to John Carroll Leisure Centre, Denman Street Central, Nottingham, NG7 3PS. We will begin at the earlier time of 12 noon, finishing at 1 pm. T2 group will be in the teaching pool from 12 - 12.30 pm and those who normally swim in the first session the time is 12 - 12.30 pm and the second session is 12.30 - 1 pm.

The sessions at John Carroll are:

  • Sunday 22nd September 2019
  • Sunday 20th October 2019
  • Sunday 3rd November 2019
  • Sunday 24th November 2019
  • Sunday 1st December 2019
  • Sunday 19th January 2020
  • Sunday 2nd February 2020
  • Sunday 23rd February 2020
  • Sunday 15th March 2020
  • Sunday 29th March 2020
There will be no training on the following days:
  • Thursday 3rd October 2019
  • Thursday 23rd April 2020
  • Thursday 2nd July 2020

If any training sessions have to be cancelled due to any unforeseen circumstances, announcements will be issued by email. Please ensure the club has an up to date email address for you to ensure you receive alerts.

50M TRAINING SESSIONS: Training sessions using the full 50 metre pool at Harvey Hadden are available every month for swimmers from the top four lanes. These sessions take place from 5-6 pm on Sundays and the next dates are:

  • 15th September 2019
  • 29th September
  • 13th October
  • 27th October
  • 17th November
  • 15th December
  • 12th January 2020
  • 26th January
  • 16th February
  • 8th March

NORTHERN JUNIOR OPEN 2019: The 43rd Nottingham Northern Junior Open has now been completed. Thanks to all who took part and supported. The 2019 Results are available here and have been published to the Swimming Rankings database and updated PB lists are on the Swimmers Page. For more information see here.

SPONSORED SWIM UPDATE: So we had 49 swimmers across all squads swimming on Friday night and they swam a staggering 5,242 lengths (131.05km or 81.4 miles)That's the distance from Harvey Hadden to Manchester! A great achievement from all swimmers. Thanks to everybody who helped out with the length counting - we couldn't have managed this without you! Ian, Head Coach. Here are all the results.

CLUB NEWSLETTER - JUNE 2019: Please read the latest edition of the Northerner.

END OF AN ERA: Monday night was the last session for swimming teacher Matt Anderson, who due to work commitments has had to call time on teaching. Matt has been with the club for 15 years, starting his swimming journey with learn to swim, progressing through squads, Counties, Midlands and Nationals! As an ex National swimmer, Matt has been able to share his experiences with club swimmers and inspire them through his teaching, sometimes teaching from in the pool as well as on deck. Matt has been a true family member of the club for so many years and I would like to thank him for his dedication, and to wish him all the best for the future! Ian, Head Coach

Matt Anderson

TIME TRIALS - MAY 2019: Congratulations to all the swimmers who competed in our recent Time Trials, and thanks to all the helpers and officials. The results are available here (updated 23rd May) and on the Swimming Rankings database and updated PB lists are on the Swimmers Page.

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Club Captains 2019

CLUB CAPTAINS: Congratulations to our new Club Captains, Eoin and Grace, elected at our club Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 27th March 2019.

Presentation Evening 2018: Our annual presentation evening is now over for another year. Photos from the event are now available via the Swimmers Page.

Clare Soar

Congratulations to Club President, Clare Soar, for her 25 years of service to the club! This milestone was marked at the Presentation Evening with flowers and an inscribed vase.

Swimming Teacher Level 2: Congratulations to Michelle Hammond for achieving her Coaches Level 1 Qualification. Well done! Remember you can find out about all our coaches and teachers here.

Meet the Team: Please find photos and info on all our current coaching and teaching team on the Meet the Teaching and Coaching Team page.

Training Equipment: Training Equipment is now available to order from the desk on Fridays and Sundays. Please see the Swimming Equipment page for details of all the club's clothing, bags and training equipment.

New Club Structure: My coaching team and I have been reviewing the club structure, with the aim of simplifying it as well as adding in more swimming time for our younger swimmers. With effect from 1st January 2018, our swim session groups will be changing. We are introducing age group squads; Junior 1 & 2, Intermediate 1 & 2 and Seniors, which will follow on from our Teaching Groups 1 & 2. Although we will try to keep to age groups where possible, entry into these groups will also be based on technique, attitude, attendance and times, and so swimmers may be invited by myself to train in a higher squad. Squad reviews will take place periodically to help ensure swimmers are progressing in accordance with expectations, aspirations and ability. Please see the Training Schedule for the times of each group's sessions and details of the aims of each group. As always, please feel free to contact me should you have any questions or concerns. Best Wishes, Ian Fahy, Head Coach, Nottingham Northern Swimming Club.

Teaching and Coaching Incentive Scheme: The club has introduced a NNSC Teaching and Coaching Incentive Scheme to encourage more parents and swimmers to become teachers and coaches.

Friends of Northern: The club has launched a "Friends of Northern" group to help former members keep in contact with the club. Please read more here.

Nottingham Northern Joins Facebook! From Ian: As the Head Coach of this great swimming club, may I encourage you to like our new Facebook page and view it regularly. On here you will find important club updates, videos of up and coming training drills which we will be using, and so much more. Please get connected today! Visit
Best Wishes
Ian Fahy - Head Coach - NNSC

Sport Nottinghamshire: Keep an eye on the Sport Nottinghamshire website for news and updates on sport in our county.

Just Swim app: The ASA have recently launched a new Just Swim website and app. It has three key sections, all of which have been developed to suit both the novice and the more experienced swimmer: distance goals, calorie burn goals and tips and advice for a better lifestyle. Visit the Just Swim website for more details or to download the app.

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