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 2019 date will be Sunday 30th June - and enters swimmers in a range of Galas throughout the year.

WE ARE ACTIVELY RECRUITING SWIMMERS OF ALL AGE GROUPS TO OUR CLUB.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT IAN FAHY AT HEADCOACHNNSC@GMAIL.COM.

Current Notices

NORTHERN JUNIOR OPEN 2019: Entries are now OPEN for the 43rd Nottingham Northern Junior Open. This is being held on Sunday 30th June 2019 in a 25m pool at Harvey Hadden Sports Village in Nottingham, with events for swimmers aged 9 to 14 on the day. There will be boys and girls events in all four strokes over 50 metres, with heats and finals for the top 8 in each age group, and the 100 metre Individual Medley with heat declared winners. In each age range there will be trophies for the top 6 in each event, as well as Top Club, Top Boy and Top Girl trophies to be contested. The closing date is 1st June. A fun, exciting day of competition for junior swimmers is planned, and all details and entry forms can be found on the Northern Junior Open 2019 page. There is also now an accepted entries list showing all entries submitted so far (updated 5th June) - please check that your entries appear correctly.

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.

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 14th July 2019

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.

NOTTS ASA SUMMER GALA: This year's Summer Gala will take place at Harvey Hadden on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th July. This uses a 25m pool with distances from 100m to 400m. Please see more information. Debbie Blagg has entry forms, and please return them to her as soon as possible!

SWIMMER OF THE MONTH - APRIL 2019: Congratulations to Leon Andreou - April's Swimmer of the Month. Leon always listens and has improved a lot recently, he has a good attitude towards lessons and learning.

Swimmer Of The Month January 2019

BANK HOLIDAYS - MAY 2019: There will be no training sessions on the Bank Holiday Mondays - 6th May and 27th May 2019.

EASY FUNDRAISING: Did you know you can raise funds for Nottingham Northern Swimming Club when you shop online with thousands of retailers? Follow this link to set up your account and then the club will receive a donation whenever you shop at selected websites: https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/nottinghamnorthernswimmingclub/

PB LISTS: Swimmers PB lists have now been brought up to date, with separate lists now for short course (25m pool) and long course (50m pool) times. Please see the Swimmers Page.

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.

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:

  • 19th May
  • 2nd June
  • 16th June
  • 21st July
  • 1st September
  • 15th September
  • 29th September
  • 13th October
  • 27th October
  • 17th November
  • 15th December
  • 12th January 2020
  • 26th January
  • 16th February
  • 8th March

COUNTIES WEEKEND 2 - UPDATE: Well it was another long weekend of swimming, but our 7 swimmers who competed did amazingly well! 18 races resulted in 18 PB's, Northern swimmers competing in 7 finals and 8 medals being won. Kallum Quirke won Gold in 200, 400 and 800 Free, Silver in 50 Free and 200 Back, with Rose Gubbins winning Bronze in 50 Free, 100 and 200 Back. Feeling very proud of our swimmers. Ian - Head Coach

Club Newsletter - January 2019: Please read the latest edition of the Northerner.

Time Trials - Monday 17th December 2018: Congratulations to the swimmers who achieved new PBs at the Time Trials in December. For results see the Swimmers Page. Results were also published to the Swimming Rankings database.

Book your places in advance with the team on the desk at training sessions.

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.

Club Champs 2018: Congratulations to all the swimmers for your achievements, including many new PBs and thirteen Club Records broken! Thanks to all who helped in organising the events. Updated PB lists are now available on the Swimmers Page. Here are the Club Champs 2018 Complete Results and the updated Club Records.

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.

East Midlands Club Newsletter - September 2018: Please follow this link to keep up to date with activities organised by Swim England East Midlands: East Midlands Club Newsletter September 2018.

Cardiac Screening: Cardiac Risk in the Young offer subsidised heart abnormality screening to young people aged 14 to 35. For more information or to see a list of free screening sessions in our area, visit their website.

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 www.facebook.com/nottinghamnorthern.
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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