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.


Current Notices

Christmas 2018: With the Christmas break now behind us, training started again on Sunday 6th January 2019.

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.

Notts ASA Festive Frenzy, December 2nd/3rd 2018: Congratulations to all Nottingham Northern swimmers who competed at the Notts ASA Festive Frenzy OM this weekend. There were so many fabulous swims resulting in many PB's, County times, Midlands times and medals. Well done!

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:

  • 6th January 2019
  • 13th January
  • 10th February
  • 5th March

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

Galas and Diary Dates 2019: Our Galas and Diary Dates page has been updated with dates to the end of 2019 and beyond!

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.

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 20th January 2019
  • Sunday 3rd February 2019
  • Sunday 24th February 2019
  • Sunday 10th March 2019
  • Sunday 7th April 2019
  • Sunday 26th May 2019
  • 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.

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.

In Memorium: We have received the sad news that David Wright, a former coach with Nottingham Northern, died suddenly on Thursday 20th September. David was a coach for many years at Northern where his children swam and was Head Coach for a time, and he also coached at Nova. His was an excellent coach and will be remembered fondly by those who knew him.

Worksop Dolphins Open Meet - 1st September 2018: Congratulations to Myleece Quirke and Rose Gubbins on a fabulous day at the Worksop Dolphins OM at Ponds Forge! Myleece competed in 7 races, resulting in 7 long course PB's and 2 medals. Rose competed in 7 races, resulting in 6 long course PB's and 6 medals. Ian, Head Coach

Lifeguard: Huge congratulations to Solomon Rose for qualifying as our newest lifeguard

Congratulations: Congratulations to Rose Gubbins for securing a place on B2 squad at Nova! Very well deserved and this shows that dedication to training really does pay dividends. Ian, Head Coach

Congratulations: Massive congratulations to Kallum Quirke for being selected for the Swim England Regional Talent Pathway. He keeps going from strength to strength and we are delighted to have him based at Nottingham Northern SC! Ian, Head Coach

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.

Nottingham Northern Junior Open - Sunday 24th June 2018: Thank you to everyone who attended our 42nd Northern Junior Open, whether swimming, volunteering, officiating or supporting! Congratulations to Sutton for winning the Top Club trophy for the sixth year in a row! Congratulations also to Anna Tyers of City of Derby for winning the Top Girl trophy and to King Wai Zhang-Lei of Bramcote and Matthew Pavier of Worksop Dolphins who both won Top Boy. All the results are available here and have been uploaded to the British Swimming Results database. We look forward to seeing you all again on Sunday 30th June 2019 for our next Open!

Distance Swim - April 2018: Well done to all those who took part in or helped out at our distance swim on Friday 27th April 2018. We had 49 swimmers take part in the 90 minute session, and in total 6,028 lengths (150,700m) were swam. This is a fabulous achievement! Results showing the distances swum for each swimmer are available on the Swimmers Page.

Club Captains 2018

Club Captains: Congratulations to our new Club Captains, Solomon and Chloe, elected at our club Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 7th March 2018.

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.

Club Newsletter - December 2017: Please read the latest edition of the Northerner.

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

East Midlands Young Volunteers Programme: Swim England East Midlands has put together a programme of training events entitled "Leading the Lanes". These are free courses aimed at those aged 13 to 25 who want to volunteer within the sport. Please see details here.

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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