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 2018 date will be Sunday 24th June - and enters swimmers in a range of Galas throughout the year.


Current Notices

PB List Updates: Well done to all those who represented Nottingham Northern at the County Championships during January and February and at the Notts ASA Stage 1 Gala on Saturday 27th January. All the new PBs have now been recorded - see the Swimmers Page for updated PB lists.

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.

AGM: Our club Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday 7th March 2018 at 8pm at Harvey Hadden. Please come along to hear the future plans of the club and vote for our next Senior club captains.

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 that will be at John Carroll are on:

    Sunday 18th February
    Sunday 25th March
    Sunday 22nd April, and
    Sunday 20th May 2018.

For more details please see this document. There will also be no training on Sunday 11th March 2018. 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.

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:

    18th March
    8th April
    6th May
    3rd June
    8th July
    9th September
    23rd September
    11th November, and
    16th December 2018.

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

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.

Ripley Rascals January Open Meet: Well done to the team of 4 young swimmers who did the Club proud - 10 races swam, 10 PB's and 2 medals secured. Go Northern! See the Swimmers Page for updated PBs.

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

Easter 2018: During the Easter break there will be no training sessions from Thursday 29th March to Monday 2nd April 2018.

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.

Club Champs 2017 Cake

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.

Individual Medley Swimming Technique: Apart from the glide finish, this video shows how to swim IM really well!

Butterfly Training Drills: Check out these videos for some top tips on how to swim it great! - An intelligent, informative video showing some handy drills to help perfect a great butterfly stroke!. Do try this at home! A very efficient dolphin kick.

Breast Stroke Training Drills: 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!

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: 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 ...

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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