Nottingham Northern Swimming Club
Nottingham 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.
It is with great sadness that we are announcing the death of our much loved deputy head coach Dave Ackroyd. He died after a relatively short illness on Saturday 16th April 2016 in the presence of his family.
He will be hugely missed by everyone in the club and also in the county in his capacity as a swimming official. Our thoughts and prayers are with him, Emma and his daughters, Phoebe and Fearne. Dave's funeral will take place on Thursday 5th May at 11:45am at Bramote Crematorium.
Nottingham Northern Junior Open 2016
Entries are now closed for the 40th Nottingham Northern Junior Open, being held on Sunday 26th June 2016 at Harvey Hadden Sports Village. This is licenced with the ASA at Level 3 and will use a 25m pool at this new venue, with the entire swimming pool area being reserved for the Open and its competitors. The closing date is Saturday 28th May but for swimmers from outside Nottingham Northern we have reached our limit, so if entries were not submitted by Monday 18th April they will not be accepted. Open to swimmers aged 9 to 14 on the day the programme consists of 50 metre events in all four strokes and 100m individual medley. Entry is £4.50 per event and trophies will be awarded to the top 6 in each age group for each event, as well as trophies for the overall top boy, top girl, top club and 2nd place club. For more information, entry forms and to check your entries, click here.
Notts and Derby League Gala, Eckington, Saturday 16th April 2016: Sharon: This was our first visit to this pool where we struggled to find parking spaces. With it being at the end of our Easter Holiday we had a very small team, and some other teams proved to be very fast for this league! All our swimmers who took part swam their best and achieved 18 PBs. Well done. Visit the Swimmers Page for the updated PB lists.
Sponsored Swim: Our annual sponsored swim will take place at 6:30pm on Friday 6th May 2016 at Harvey Hadden. Sponsorship Forms are now available. We are having an adults lane for parents and carers - why not try to out-swim your child and raise money in the process?
Upcoming Open Meets: The Ripley Rascals Junior Open Meet takes place on Sunday 3rd July in Alfreton. Entries to Michelle by 13th May please. See the Galas and Diary Dates Page for information and entry forms for these and other upcoming galas and other dates in the life of the club.
Pool Closures: There will be no training at Harvey Hadden on Sunday 22nd May or Sunday 26th June, or at the High School on Thursday 30th June. 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.
Social Evening: A social evening for parents and carers has been organised for Saturday April 30th, meeting in The Approach, Friar Lane, Off Market Square, Nottingham City Centre between 7.30 - 8 pm.
2016 AGM: Reports presented at the recent 2016 AGM are available to view on the Governance Page.
Club Captains: Congratulations to our two new Club Captains, Matthew Anderson and Phoebe Ackroyd, elected at the 2016 Annual General Meeting of the club.
Membership Fees: As mentioned in our last newsletter, we have increased our monthly fees by £2 per month with effect from 1st January 2016. As you are aware, pool time has considerably increased since we moved to Harvey Hadden, and this has greatly benefitted our swimmers over the last 3 months. Could you please, therefore, alter your standing orders as soon as possible to either £24 for Category 1 swimmers or £25.50 for Category 2 swimmers. (This amount includes yearly membership fees to the ASA). Please contact Diane if you have any problems with the payment of fees. Thank you.
ASA East Midland Championships 2016: For this first time this year the East and West Midlands are hosting separate championships. The ASA East Midland Championships will be held at Ponds Forge in Sheffield from 30th April - 2nd May and at Corby from 28th to 29th May. Qualifying times and entry information are available here.
Club Newsletter: The November edition of "The Northerner" is now available to read and download. Please visit the Club Newsletter Page to catch up.
New Training Schedule: A reminder of the new training schedule from September 2015:
- Monday - Ken Martin Leisure Centre - 7pm to 8:30pm - for more experienced swimmers
- Wednesday - Harvey Hadden Sports Village - 7:30pm to 8:30pm - top lane swimmers
- Thursday - Nottingham High School - 7pm to 8pm - for more experienced swimmers
- Friday - Harvey Hadden Sports Village - sessions between 6:30pm and 8pm - check with your coach for your time
- Sunday - Harvey Hadden Sports Village - 12:45pm to 2:15pm
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