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

Presentation Evening 2017: The club's annual club presentation evening is being 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 training session 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.

Club Championships 2017: Congratulations to all who took part in the Club Champs this year. All the results, updated PB lists and updated Club Records (yes, several records were broken this year) will be published on the web site after the Presentation Evening on Saturday.

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.

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.

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. Those who swim in the first session only will swim at 12-12.30 and those who normally swim in the second session only will swim at 12.30 - 1 pm. Other swimmers will swim 12-1 pm. The sessions that will be at John Carroll are on Sunday 3rd December and Sunday 17th December 2017. For more details please see this document. 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.

Notts ASA Stage 2, Round 2 Gala, 21st October 2017 Update: I would like to say a huge thank you to all of our 26 swimmers who attended last night's gala and swam their socks off. For the first time in quite a while, we had swimmers competing in all 49 events, which is absolutely terrific and a major step forwards! There were some great swims, and although we were competing against some fast teams, we were there or there about in several of the races. I believe the technique and stamina work that we are doing in training will strengthen us and prepare us well going forwards. My thanks also go out to all of our volunteers who served the club last night and to the parents for their support. See you all soon. Best Regards, Ian, Head Coach, NNSC

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.

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 ...

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 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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