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 at the end of June each year - to be helf on Sunday 26th June 2022 - and enters swimmers in a range of Galas throughout the year.

Current Notices

FINAL WEEK OF THE SEASON TRAINING SESSIONS: The last training session of the season is this Friday (29th July) and we start back on Sunday 4 September. Sessions will be as normal on Monday and Wednesday.

THURSDAY NIGHT IS WATER POLO NIGHT at Nottingham High School at 7-8pm (for J2 squad swimmers and above)

FRIDAY NIGHT IS A COMMONWEALTH GAMES based fun night. Swimmers in all J squads, please note that this is a 90 minute session, so arrive in time for a 6.30pm start. T2 & T1 lessons will run as normal.

Wishing you all a restful summer.

Ian, Head Coach

SUMMER BREAK 2022: The last training session before our summer break will be on Friday 29th July. Training resumes on Sunday 4th September.

NOTTINGHAM NORTHERN JUNIOR OPEN 2022: Thank you to everyone who everyone who participated in our 44th Junior Open. Hopefully you all enjoyed the day. Congratulations to Sutton Swimming Club for taking home the trophy for Top Club on the day. All the results are available here and they have been uploaded to the Swimming Rankings database here.

NOVA SPRINT OPEN MEET - 25TH SEPTEMBER - HARVEY HADDEN: For full details of this short course open click on this link.


Let's have a good number of swimmers competing in this first event of the new season!

Ian, Head Coach

POOL CLOSURES: Due to Open Meets and other events at our training venues, we have to cancel training sessions from time to time. Unfortunately John Carroll Leisure Centre has now been closed so replacement sessions at that venue are no longer an option.

Cancelled sessions:

  • Thursday 30th June 2022
  • Thursday 7th July 2022
  • Sunday 17th July 2022
  • Sunday 25th September 2022

When a Sunday training session is cancelled, the following groups are invited to train on the Monday instead at Ken Martin Leisure Centre:

  • J3 - 7pm - 7:45pm
  • T2 - 7pm - 7:45pm
  • T1 - 7:45pm - 8:30pm

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.

Club Captains 2022

Club Captains 2022

CLUB CAPTAINS: Huge congratulations to our new Club Captains, Fearne Ackroyd and Charlie-Morgan Imrie, elected after our club Annual General Meeting in April 2022!

TIME TRIALS 2022: Congratulations to all the swimmers who competed in the club Time Trials event on 6th May. The results are here and they have been uploaded to the Swimming Rankings database here.

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2022: Our club's Annual General Meeting will be held on Tuesday 26th April 2022 at 7pm. We are returning to the Rolls Royce Leisure site in Hucknall where we held our successful club Presentation Evening in January. Please do come along and find out about your club and meet the committee - children welcome. For more information, please see the AGM Agenda.

CLUB CHAMPS 2022: The committee has decided on some revised dates for this year's Club Champs. These will be held in October and November, avoiding half term weeks and spread across Friday and Sunday training sessions. More details will follow nearer the time, but please find the dates listed here: Galas and Diary Dates.

PRESENTATION EVENING: The NNSC Presentation Evening took place on 29th January 2022 at Rolls Royce Leisure in Hucknall. Certificates and trophies were awarded following on from the Club Champs held in October and November 2021. Full results from Club Champs, updated PB lists and photos from the Presentation Evening can all be found on our Swimmers Page.

12 new Club Records were set at Club Champs, and the Club Records list has now been updated.

TEACHING AND COACHING TEAM: Our website has been updated with information on our current teaching and coaching team. Please find photos and info on them all on the Meet the Teaching and Coaching Team page.

SPORTYSWIM: The local swimwear shop SportySwim has a new website and continues to offer our club members a discount. So if you need any swimwear or equipment then visit and enter the club's discount code NORTHERN in the checkout to get 10% off all orders on line.

HARVEY HADDEN PARKING CHARGES: From 1st January 2020, parking charges were introduced at Harvey Hadden. However parking is free of charge for up to a 3 hour period every day. You will have to use the RingGo web site or app or computer terminals in the foyer of Harvey Hadden and enter your car's registration plate. Please note that the RingGo website and app will default to sending you text notifications (text summary and text reminder) at a cost of 20p per text, so we suggest you untick this option to save money. See the RingGo web site here: Please note that, until further notice, parking charges at Harvey Hadden are suspended and parking is free of charge again.

SWIMMING CLUB MEMBERSHIP FEES: The NNSC committee has recently met and the fees for 2020 were discussed. Due to rising costs it was felt that it would be necessary to increase monthly fees for 2020 with effect from February 1st 2020. The decision was made to increase them to £29 per month, this is £25 monthly fees (for general running expenses) plus £4 membership, unchanged, (sent to Swim England, East Midlands and Nottinghamshire ASA regions). Nottingham Northern is one of the few clubs that spread the cost of the membership over 12 months; most clubs expect payment on January 1st. We still think that £25 is good value for money. Could you please alter your standing orders to the new amount of £29 and if you have any questions email our treasurer: If you are not renewing your membership for 2020 could you please let us know before January 1st.

CLUB NEWSLETTER - JUNE 2019: Please read the latest edition of the Northerner.

EASY FUNDRAISING: Did you know you can raise funds for Nottingham Northern Swimming Club when you shop online with thousands of retailers? Follow this link to set up your account and then the club will receive a donation whenever you shop at selected websites:

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.

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.

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.

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

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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