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 and enters swimmers in a range of Galas throughout the year.

Current Notices

Breast Stroke Training Drills: Breast stroke focus week starts tomorrow (Monday 18th Sept) - check out these videos for some top tips on how to swim it great! - A great video from Speedo showing and explaining each part of breast stroke. How to do a great breast stroke turn. Breast stroke whip kick is way faster than the wedge kick. Check out this video to see it in action. We will also be trying this drill this week!

Club Championships 2017: Club Championships are fast approaching, to be held during training sessions on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays during October and November 2017. These will be followed by a presentation evening at the Richard Herrod Leisure Centre in Carlton on Saturday 25th November 2017. See the Programme for information and entry forms. Please return your entries by Friday 22nd September!

Gala Update - Saturday 16th Sept: A huge thanks to all swimmers, coaches, team managers, officials, helpers and parents who took part tonight! It was a great evening, with our swimmers putting in a good performance resulting in some new pb's on the first gala of the season. The overall result doesn't reflect the massive improvement that has been made in the last 6 months, but I'm confident the results soon will going forwards. For me as the new Head Coach, it was an ideal opportunity to see our swimmers competing, and has given me further insight as to how we can improve further as a competitive swimming club. The results will be out soon, but thanks again for tonight.
Ian Fahy - Head Coach - NNSC

Upcoming Open Meets: Entries are now open for the Notts ASA Festive Frenzy to be held at Harvey Hadden on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd December 2017. Head Coach Ian says this will be a good meet to target, as it's a Level 3 meet with no minimum entry time, and it's open to all of our swimmers from age 9 upwards. See the Galas and Diary Dates Page for information and entry forms. Please return entry forms to Rob and Sarah MacDonald, our new Open Meet Co-ordinators.

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

Backstroke Training Drills: This week sees us focussing on back crawl - drills 2 & 3 on this video will be included in our training, so why not take a look at them now? Also Tap Tap Scissor Scissor - just watch the first drill! An impressive back crawl turn - how can you improve yours? How to do an awesome backcrawl start ...

Mark Foster Coaching Session - Friday 27th October: I think this will be an amazing day! Please email me at if you are interested in attending this event which is being held at Harvey Hadden on Friday 27th October. The club is very keen to support this, so discounts are available if we can get 10 or more swimmers signed up. Thank you in advance for your support.
Ian Fahy - Head Coach

Mark Foster Coaching Session Advert

Training Equipment: Over the next 2 weeks I hope to be able to confirm the equipment that our swimmers will be using in training sessions going forwards. I know that equipment can be deemed to be expensive, so I will endeavour to negotiate the best possible prices for ordering through the club. Please do not worry/feel that you have to rush out straight away and buy any items you/your swimmer may not already have, but with Christmas approaching, pieces of equipment could make very useful stocking fillers! It would be fantastic to start 2018 with as many swimmers as possible benefitting from training with the recommended equipment. Thanks
Ian Fahy - Head Coach

Swim Kit

New Head Coach: We are delighted to announce the appointment of Ian Fahy as Head Coach of Nottingham Northern Swimming Club starting on 1st September 2017. Ian is an experienced coach and managing director of Intelligent Swim Solutions. See the new Teaching and Coaching Team page on the website for more about Ian.

Ian Fahy - Head Coach 

Message from Sharon Hodkinson: I would like to thank all of Nottingham Northern for their kind words that were written on the cards and the families that spoke to me. Thank you for the flowers and gifts. It was hard for me to say anything on the night so I would like to say it has been a great time in my life being at Northern. I feel it was an extended part of my family and a very big part of my life. I have made a lot of great friends over those 12 years. I will miss all of it I am sure. I feel very proud and lucky to have helped and worked along side so many great children and adults. I would like to wish the club all the best for the future.

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

Club Championships 2017: The timetable has now been published for the Club Championships, to be held during training sessions on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays during October and November 2017. These will be followed by a presentation evening at the Richard Herrod Leisure Centre in Carlton on Saturday 25th November 2017. See the Programme for information and entry forms and please return your entries by Friday 22nd September.

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 agerd 13 to 25 who want to volunteer within the sport. Please see details here.

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 24th September 2017, 26th November 2017, 14th January 2018, 18th February 2018 and 18th March 2018. Book your places in advance with the team on the desk at training sessions.

Pool Closures: There will be no training at Harvey Hadden on Sunday 22nd October, Sunday 5th November and Sunday 3rd December 2017. 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.

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

Time Trials: Our time trials are now over for this year! Well done to all who took part. Results from Session 1, Session 2, Session 3 and Session 4 are now available as PDFs and are also on the British Swimming Website (for races of at least 50m only) for Session 1, Session 2, Session 3 and Session 4 . Visit the Swimmers Page for the updated PB lists.

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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