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

Ripley Rascals January Open Meet: This will be held on Sunday 7th January 2018 at the ARC in Matlock. This is usually a great open meet to attend. Please get this date in your diary and look out for the entry forms, get one completed and return it to Rob MacDonald. If you have any questions then please feel free to ask either Rob or Ian. See the Galas and Diary Dates Page for information and entry forms.

Club Championships 2017: Club Championships are under way during some training sessions on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays in October and November 2017. See the Programme for information and a schedule. See the Accepted Entries List for a detailed list of the events each swimmer is entered into.

Presentation Evening 2017: After the club championships will come our annual club presentation evening. This will be held again at the Richard Herrod Centre on Foxhill Road in Carlton on Saturday 25th November 2017, starting at 7pm. Food will be served from 7:15 to 7:45 followed by trophies and awards. Tickets are available at the Friday and Sunday training sessions at a cost of £7 per adult, £4 per child or OAP or £20 for a family ticket of up to 2 adults and 2 children.

Pool Closures: There will be no training at Harvey Hadden on Sunday 22nd October, Sunday 5th November, Sunday 12th November, Sunday 3rd December or Sunday 17th 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.

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. There is still a short amount of time to get booked on to this event - it will be great! Thank you in advance for your support.
Ian Fahy - Head Coach

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

Butterfly Training Drills: Butterfly focus week starts this week (Monday 25th Sept) - 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 this week!

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

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 ...

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

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

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 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.

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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