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 four times a week; twice at our home pool, Beechdale Swimming Centre, 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.

Northern Junior Open 2015

The Northern Junior Open 2015 will take place at Beechdale Swimming Centre on Sunday 28th June. Swimmers aged 9 to 14 on the day are invited to compete at all four 50m strokes and 100m IM. Trophies will be awarded to all finalists and to the top club, top boy and top girl. An invitation letter, schedule, poster and entry forms are all available to access from the Northern Junior Open 2015 page. The closing date is Saturday 30th May 2015.

Current Notices

Pool Closures: There will be no training at Beechdale on the following Sundays: 1st March, 15th March. Also, no training at the High School pool on Thursday 19th March 2015. 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.

ASA Stage 3 Gala, Sutton, 21 February 2015: We were co-hosting this gala and could not get any 12/U boys so were down 7 races before we started, but the swimmers who raced did very well and we came 4th overall, missing out on 3rd by only 5 points! Thank you to everyone who helped and well done to our swimmers. 11 PBs were achieved on the night. Visit the Swimmers Page for the updated PB lists.

Notts ASA County Champs, 14-15 February 2015: This was a great start to the counties with Matthew Anderson coming first in his age group in the butterfly and backstroke, Emily Venkatesan coming 5th in her age group for the breaststroke and Ella Kay coming 2nd in her age group for the breaststroke. Well done to the rest of our swimmers who took part. 6 PBs were achieved. Visit the Swimmers Page for the updated PB lists.

Inter-Club Gala: Once again the inter-club gala will take place on Sunday 22nd of March 2015 at Beechdale. This is for swimmers from the small pool and the tank and will take place within the hour training session. It is very important you let Sharon know if you intend to swim or not as we have to produce a programme and need to know the numbers involved. A list is available for signing up, and please ask your coaches or at the information desk if you have any questions. If there are any parents who can help out at this gala to time keep please let Sharon know.

Time Trials: Sharon and the coaches will be running time trials for the main pool swimmers on Monday 16th March, Friday 20th March, Monday 23rd March and Friday 27th March 2015. This is a great opportunity for your child to get times for all 4 strokes on 3 different distances: 25m, 50m and 100m. Please try to attend these sessions.

Upcoming Galas: Applications are now being accepted for several upcoming galas. First is the Rykneld B Grade Open Meet on Saturday 2nd May at Clay Cross. Please get applications in to Michelle by the 12th March as this is always a very popular meet. Next is the Doncaster Dartes B Grade Meet in Adwick-le-Street on Sunday 31st May. Again this is always popular, so entries to Michelle by 30th March please. Finally Leander are hosting the Tony Holmes Sprint Meet at Beechdale on Sunday 12th July. Entries via Michelle please. 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.

Club Newsletter: The January edition of "The Northerner" is now available to read and download. Please visit the Club Newsletter Page to catch up.

Nova Swim Camps: Swimmers of County qualification standard aged 9-14 are invited to apply for Nova Swim Camps which take place regularly. Coming up on Sunday 22nd February is a Starts & Turns Camp at John Carroll Leisure Centre. It is an opportunity for swimmers to brush up on these skills whatever stroke they do. If you are interested view the poster and the application form. It is also intended to run four more stroke camps - so save these dates in your diary:

Butterfly March 29th
Backstroke April 26th
Breaststroke June 14th
Freestyle July 5th

If you want to pre-book a place on all 5 of these camps there is a discounted price of £150, saving £25. Just put a note with your application for the Start & Turns Camp and include a cheque for the full amount.

AGM: This important meeting in the club's year will take place on 4th March 2015 at The Plough Inn, 17 St Peter's Street, Radford, NG7 3EN at 7:00pm. If anyone is interested in becoming a committee member please speak to a current member of the committee.

Easter Holidays 2015: The last training session before the Easter break will be on Monday 30th March 2015. The first training session after Easter will be on Friday 10th April.

Presentation Evening 2014: The annual club presentation evening took place on Saturday 22nd November 2014. Many thanks to all those who organised this successful event. Photos from the evening are available from the Swimmers Page. Here is this year's winner of the prestigious Lesley Large Memorial Trophy.

The Lesley Large Memorial Trophy

Club Champs 2014: The annual Nottingham Northern Club Championships have finished. View the Online Results or view a PDF version of the results. The Club Records have now been updated with new records achieved this year. Please see the Swimmers Page for the updated PB lists.

Congratulations! Congratulations to Roy Crampton who was the national winner of the ASA volunteering awards under the category of Officials Mentoring. Roy has done a superb job of mentoring many volunteers through their official qualifications at NNSC. He was awarded this prestigious prize at a ceremony in Birmingham in October. Read more about the award ceremony and the winners.

More Congratulations! Roy Crampton continued his winning streak by being awarded Official Coach/Mentor of the Year at a prestigious national ceremony held by Sports Officials UK. Read more about Roy's latest achievement. Well done from everyone at Northern.

Even More Congratulations! Congratulations also to Clare Soar, our President, who got to the shortlist of 4 nominations for a lifetime volunteering award from Nottingham City Council for over 20 years of volunteering in our swimming club and in triathlons. In the end the judges couldn't decide between them so all four shortlisted candidates were given the award! Read more about this achievement here.

Fin Sale: The club has a selection of fins which are available to buy at bargain prices. Please see the reception desk for a price list.

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