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Thursday, July 2, 2015

Peter Jervis Funeral Arrangements

We have been informed that Peter Jervis’ funeral service is to be at held at East Retford Church (St Swithuns Church), 1 Chapelgate, retford, Notts, DN22 6PL, on Tuesday 14th July at 12noon, followed by cremation at Ollerton.

Refreshments will be at Ye Olde Bell, Barnby Moor.

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Kimberley SC Champions again

Saturday the 27th of June saw KSC swimmers competing at Braunstone Leisure Centre, in the last of the three rounds of the Leicester District Swimming League. Finishing first, winning the Howarth Trophy for the 3rd consecutive year.

Final results on the night were:

Kimberley – 219
Leicester Neptune – 187
Daventry – 170
Corby – 161
Swadlincote – 161
Loughborough – 115

Kimberley won the league overall by 2 points

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Monday, June 29, 2015

Peter Jervis Passes Away

It is with great sadness that we have to announce that Peter Jervis Life member of Nottinghamshire ASA passed away on the morning of 26th June at his home.

Peter joined Retford Swimming club in 1938 and has been an active member of the club since, supporting the club in every way he could.

His greatest swimming achievement was winning a silver medal in the British Empire Games (now Commonwealth Games) in 1954.

During his career, Peter won 5 national championships and broke 4 British records, including a time of 1:06.1 for the 100 yds breaststroke in 1954 which at the time was also a World Best.

He gave up being with his wife at the birth of their son to participate in the ASA National Championships and was told just before his race “It’s a boy”. After a brief gap, he started to enter masters competitions in the 1980’s winning many titles, but in 1989 he was diagnosed with Cardiomyopathy which resulted in Peter having a Heart Transplant in 1995. This didn’t not stop him, just slowed him down for a while, and in September 1998 at Ponds Forge he entered the English Masters Competition (G1 = 70/75 years). He came an incredible 2nd place in the 50m Breaststroke with a time of 47.40 sec.

Peter was a true gentleman to all those who knew him. Our deepest sympathies go to Peter’s family.

Funeral details will be known later.

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Monday, June 29, 2015

Charlotte Breaks European Record

Over the weekend of 26-28th June, both Charlotte Henshaw and Ollie Hynd MBE
were competing at the Scottish National Championships in Glasgow as final
prep for the IPC World Championships which start also in Glasgow week comm
13th July.

Charlotte swam a fantastic women’s MC 100m Breaststroke breaking her own
European SB6 category Record, which set in 2010. She took nearly a second
off the previous record, and looks in great shape ahead of those world

Ollie Hynd MBE swimming in the Men’s 400m freestyle MC event was on World
Record pace for 375m but was shy you a wisker off his brothers World Record
in the S8 category, but is looking in great form ahead of Glasgow 2015.

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

World Record joy for Notts Leander Masters


Notts Leander Masters

A quartet of masters swimmers from Nottingham Leander Club are celebrating after being confirmed as world record holders at the second attempt, after technical issues prevented them from getting it at the first try.

Alex Thurston, Iain MacMillan, Selena Burgess and Becky Milnes broke the 120+yrs Age Group 4 x 200m Mixed Freestyle Relay world mark at a masters event in November last year but have only recently received official confirmation of their achievement.

The group had originally broke the record at the ASA National Masters Championships in Sheffield last October but, during the race, the electronic timing system malfunctioned.

For the record to stand, the group needed to submit their 50-metre split times to FINA – the world governing body – however the results only showed the total time which meant the world record could not be ratified.

(Article from Nottingham Post)
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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

NOVA Swim Camp – Freestyle Clinic

The next Nova Swim Camp on 5th July at John Carroll pool details can be found here. It is a Freestyle skills and drills camp, again relevant for County qualifiers aged 9-14 years. Please find an application form here.

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

World CP Games Team Announced

CP Sport have today released a list of those athletes who have been selected to compete in the World CP Games to be held at Harvey Hadden in August.

On the swimming list is Nottinghamshire’s Emily Anthony (Kimberley) and Ben Rees (Mansfield).

Congratulations to both of you and good luck!

To see the full list of all athletes please click here.

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Friday, May 1, 2015

Notts victory in East Midlands inter-county masters

A strong Nottinghamshire masters team won a comfortable victory in the East Midlands Masters Challenge Gala on April 26.

Nottinghamshire fielded a team of 32, made up of swimmers from 7 clubs (Nottingham Leander, CABSC, Radford, Retford, Arnold, Carlton Forum and Mansfield), to take on Derbyshire, Lincolnshire and Leicestershire at Braunstone Leisure Centre, Leicester. The annual event includes 50m individual races for each stroke and age group (18+, 30+, 40+, 50+ and 60+) as well as numerous relays.

Masters Team

The team’s strength in depth was evident particularly in the relay events, with Notts winning 13 of the 19 relays, many by a large margin, and taking second place in the other 6 relays. Individual winners from Notts were Iain Nicholson, Sue Arrowsmith, Danny Anderson, Hannah Clay, Mick Commons, James Kearney, Becky Milnes, Pete Abell, Katie Loker, Alex Thurston, Pete Kerslake, Alison Patterson and Alice Morgan.

The team eventually won the event by more than 30 points from a strong Derbyshire team that had placed in the top 10 in the 2014 national inter-counties in November.

Masters Winning

Final points totals:

Nottinghamshire 198
Derbyshire 162
Leicestershire 117
Lincolnshire 95

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Rosie Rudin selected for World Junior Team

A group of British Swimming’s brightest prospects which includes Rosie has been selected to compete at the FINA World Junior Swimming Championships in August.

Twelve athletes will fight for world titles after putting themselves onto the team following their performances at the British Swimming Championships in London earlier this month.

British Swimming Head of Performance Pathways Tim Jones will lead the team to Singapore.

“We will be sending a team that is small and focused,” explained Jones. “We had a good contingent of athletes that achieved a minimum consideration standard at the trials and we’ve taken six males and six females from these.

“It’s a strong team that includes medal opportunities but our longer term aim and belief is that this group of athletes will support British Swimming’s overall Rio 2016 Olympic ambitions. The experience gained this summer will play a vital role in achieving this.”

The event will feature the world’s best girls aged 14-17 and boys aged 15-18, and will come off the back of a very busy summer.

“It will be a big challenge for nine of the team as they have to face two major meets this summer – the European
Games in Baku followed by the World Junior Championships,” said Jones.

“I believe this group of young athletes will rise to the challenge. We’ll make sure they have a conducive preparation as we head to Thailand for a short holding camp before dropping into Singapore three days out from competition for our final preparations.”

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