The Northerner


The Nottingham Northern Swimming Club Newsletter (Founded 1908)

Affiliated to ASA East Midlands Region

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Issue 114 - August 2017

NEW Head Coach

We welcome Ian Fahy as our new Head Coach. He will officially begin on 1st September and we wish him well in his new position. Ian has a great deal of coaching and leadership experience and we all look forward to meeting him.

Summer BBQ

Thank you to Katie Rhodes for hosting our Summer BBQ and to Linda Alvey for coordinating the food. We had a really good time and the sun shone enabling us to play to outdoor games and meet parents socially.


Our website is updated regularly with details of galas and events coming up along with pool closures. All the personal bests are updated promptly too. To access these you will need the password, ask a committee member if you need one.


Please follow us on twitter, another way to find out about latest news and swim session changes @northernsc 

Club Captains

Congratulations to our two new Club Captains, Christy Byrne and Emily Venkatesan, elected at the 2017 Annual General Meeting of the club.

County Champs

Congratulations to Matthew Anderson for getting the club off to a good start in the 2017 Nottinghamshire County Championships. Well done to all the swimmers that took part in counties this year. Madeline Mackay, Grace Phillips, Matthew Anderson, Daniel Fritz, Harry Atkinson, Christy Byrne, Thomas Bethea and Eoin Byrne. It is always great to achieve a county time and to take part. We hope we can get more swimmers entered next year.

Sponsored Swim

Thank you to all of you who took part in the sponsored swim in May. Well done to all involved. Sponsor money is starting to come in. If there are any further sponsor monies to come in please hand these in to the front desk. We are also looking into a social night out for the swimmers, further details to follow.

Nottingham Northern Open Meet

What a great day at the Northern Open. The swimmers were very well behaved and all excited for the day ahead. The PBs started coming in and kept coming. At the end of a long day a fantastic 85 PBs were achieved. But it did not stop there. Grace Phillips achieved 2nd PBs in 2 of her 3 finals. Eoin Byrne was in 4 finals getting 3rd for his freestyle and Solomon Rose got into the Breaststroke final. I hope you are all very proud of yourselves - you all did brilliantly. Thank you to the team of team managers that helped on the day.
Next year open 24/06/18 Save the date!

Open Meet Coordinators

A big welcome to our new open meet coordinators Rob and Sarah MacDonald. Please see then for any open meet entries or queries. Details of upcoming open meets and downloadable entry forms are available on our website.

Nottingham Northern Kit

NNSC gala hats: £5.00. Compulsory if representing the club at Galas. Available at NNSC desk on a Friday and Sunday. NNSC Blue Sports bags: £20.00 Available to order at NNSC desk on a Friday and Sunday.
NNSC white polo T-shirts with name under emblem on front

Adult S, M, L or XL: £14.00

Child 7-8, 9-11, 11-13: £12.00

NNSC royal blue Hoodies with name or initials under emblem on front

Adult: £22.00

Child: £22.00
T shirt and Hoodie orders go in monthly. Please order and pay up front at NNSC desk on a Friday and Sunday.

Young Helpers Aquatic Workshop

There are new courses available for young helpers run by Swim England. If you require further information and an application form please see our website for more information on dates and how to apply.

Congratulations to:
Rob MacDonald and Nick Brazener for passing their J1 officials.

If anyone is interested in helping out officiate please contact Michelle Hammond. She is always happy to help and get new members on our team of officials. Mick Morley and Michelle are our official's mentors and will help you every step of the way. Don't forget we need qualified and training officials for club champs as they are licenced and our time trials. We cannot run these galas without the correct amount of officials so any help is gratefully received.

Good luck
To all swimmers who have taken exams this summer.

A Reminder to Parents and Carers
Please remember as a parent/carer you are responsible for your child whilst they are at the pool. You are responsible for your child if they have a problem such as with their goggles, or become ill during the session. We appreciate that on occasion you may not be able to stay poolside. If this is the case you must ask another parent to be responsible for your child and let the child and their coach know who is looking after them.

Club Champs
Club champs will be held in October and November entry forms will be issued before the summer break. Please return these promptly. Please see our website for more info.

Presentation Evening 'Save the Date'
Our Annual presentation evening for all children who have taken part in Club Champs is to be held on Saturday 25/11/17

This is a fantastic evening where coaches, parent and children can come together and celebrate the children's achievements. Tickets will be available in October.

Contact Emails
Are you receiving emails from the club? If no one in your family is getting regular emails from us please check at the front desk that we have your correct email address. We email around important information about the club regularly and offer invites to represent the club at galas. We do not give your email address to anyone else.

Dates for your diary
First session back Friday 01.09.17
Presentation Evening 25/11/17
Nottingham Northern Open meeting 24/06/18
Pool Closures

Sunday 22nd October 2017

Sunday 5th November 2017

Sunday 3rd December 2017

Swim England
The Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) has rebranded to Swim England as part of a 4 year strategy to strengthen the sport and boost participation.
Swim England is the national governing body for swimming in England. They help people learn how to swim, enjoy the water safely, and compete in sports. For more info: