The Green Arrows Synchronised Swimming Club are holding Club Trials for new members on Thursday 8th January 2015 at the Nottingham High School Pool. The trials will commence at 8pm and include a 200m swim using Front Crawl, Back Crawl & Breaststroke, a plunge dive, 10m underwater swim, handstand in shallow water plus 1min Eggbeater (Treading water).
If you have anyone that has shown an interest in Synchronised Swimming, and provided you have no objections could you please pass this onto them – they will need to contact email@example.com to book a place. We have a maximum of 8 spaces available.
All information and entry files is now available on the County Championship pages. The closing date for Clubs to return the completed electronic entry file is WEDNESDAY 21st JANUARY please do not submit the file until all swims have been included. Swimmers need to be aware that each club will set its own earlier deadline for entries, this is to allow time for the club administrators to complete and check the entry files before submitting.
The next Nova Swim Camp on 14th December at John Carroll pool details can be found here. It is a Breaststroke skills and drills camp, again relevant for County qualifiers aged 9-14 years. Please find an application form here.
Four Nova Centurion swimmers all represented Kimberley School in the 57th Secondary Schools National Team competition held at the London Aquatic Centre on Saturday the 22nd of November 2014. This followed on from the swimmers coming first in the Junior boys (11-13u) medley relay in the East Midlands Region on the 26th of September 2014.
450 Schools entered nationwide with the boys – Joshua Skinner, Jimi Knowles, Bradley Francis and Joseph Kingsland qualifying 10th into the finals for the 200m Medley Relay. At the finals the boys finished an impressive 5th.
Pictured above, josh Skinner, Jimi Knowles, Bradley Francis and Joseph Kingsland
British Swimming have released the Qualification period for the British Summer Championships from 2015. Please see more information on the link below.
Nottinghamshire’s Roy Crampton has been awarded the Official Coach/Mentor of the Year at a prestigious national ceremony held by Sports Officials UK (SOUK)
The Nottingham Northern Swimming Club member was nominated following his unreserved ongoing commitment to officiating and mentoring young officials.
said: “To win this award is unbelievable. It was a shock to be nominated and then to go up against nominees from Netball and Cricket and win, well I didn’t think I had a chance.
“For a swimming official to be recognised at this level is wonderful for the sport. I’m still smiling now.”
A Huge Congratulations to Roy from everyone involved in Swimming in Nottinghamshire.
The Full News Article from the ASA can be found here.
Come and join the latest synchro swimming club in the East Midlands at Bramcote Leisure Centre.
The revised qualifying times and schedule are now available on the County Championship pages. Concern has been expressed about the exclusion of the younger swimmers but this is under the direction of the ASA to comply with a new competition structure introduced by British Swimming. This document was released on Monday 6th October and can be found on the link below, this is a ‘Live’ document and will be updated from time to time as the changeover to the new structure takes place.
The steps Notts ASA Swimming Committee have taken this year is to ease the transition. In 2016 the youngest qualifying time will be set at 11yrs and the youngest competitors 10yrs subject to meeting the 11yr qualifying time, the biggest change Notts ASA have made for 2015 is in moving the age at date from age at day to age at 31st December. It was decided to introduce age at 31st December in 2105 because doing this in 2016 combined with raising the minimum age to 10/11 and a move to Harvey Haddon (swimming long course) would have been a massive change and cause even more upset. These new meet conditions are only applicable to the County Championships and above. Young swimmers will have many opportunities to compete in swimming leagues, club internal galas and appropriate open meets including the Notts ASA Summer and Winter Galas which have both been extended to 2 days. Any change is always controversial in one way or another and will not suit everyone. The Notts ASA are following a British Swimming / ASA directive , please give your support to manage this change as best we can. Thank you.
We have received multiple comments regarding next years Championships and we are reviewing all of these. A full conclusion will be announced on Thursday next week at the Leagues registration meeting where we have asked for a speaker to be present to talk about the 2015 County Championships.
If your club would like to pass over any comments can you please have them emailed (as a club not individually) to firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday 5th October.