Nottingham City Council have released a couple of photos showing the new pool at Harvey Hadden filled while the testing of the tank was happening.
With the roof on and the tank tested, the pool is well on its way and still on target for opening in July 2015
Notts ASA would like to announce the details of the Winter Gala 2015.
This event has now taken the form of a 2 day meet. All information can be found on the county pages of the website here.
The Winter Gala is now open for entries and anyone from an East Midlands registered club can now enter.
Although this meet was restricted last year and was only one day, it was filled very fast. therefore please get your entries in early to avoid disappointment.
Due to a lot of rumours and speculation the Swimming Committee would like to make a short statement regarding the County Championships 2015.
As many of you will be aware British Swimming and the ASA have put forward a full Competition review for swimming across the whole of the country. This will affect all major stages of competition from the National events all the way down to the County championships for each county in the UK.
The final decision to this review is still to be made and will come into force in 2016. However, with some of the changes that have been proposed, Nottinghamshire ASA feel that if these come into force that it will be a huge step to take and will impact a lot of swimmers if we were to suddenly have to make these changes in one year.
After many discussions we have decided to implement some of the changes in anticipation of the review results. Please find below a list of the changes that have been agreed upon by the committee.
2015 County Championships:
The County Championships will be combined again, Age Groups and Youths/Seniors back together.
The “Age at Date” has been moved and fixed to 31st December in the year of competition (31st December 2015).
Removal of the 9 year old age group and changing the 10 year age group to be 10 and under. 9 year old swimmers will still be able to compete as long as they meet the minimum qualifying times for the 10 and under category.
Dates for 2015:
Saturday 14th February
Sunday 15th February
Saturday 28th February
Sunday 1st March
Saturday 14th March
Sunday 15th March
Full details such as venues, schedule of events and qualifying times will be announced shortly.
Lily Boseley took Gold in the 100m Backstroke in the Age Group Nationals.
Natasha Hofton takes gold in the 19 and over 100m backstroke and the ASA National Youth Championships
Ollie Hynd added gold in the SM8 200m IM to the title he won yesterday in the S8 400m Freestyle.
The Commonwealth Champion took the lead at the half way point of the race and continued to increase his lead through the final 100m. Ollie touched in 2:25.22 to retain his title.
Charlotte Henshaw has had to withdraw as she was admitted to hospital two weeks ago and although out is having to attend daily for treatment and her consultant will not give her the all clear to swim.
Ollie Hynd, who has come straight from winning silver at the Commonwealth Games, swam a well paced S8 400m Freestyle in the IPC European Championships in Eindhoven.
“I’ve taken the positive aspects of my swim from the Commonwealths and tried to use that here” – Ollie Hynd
The Paralympic Champion went into the lead early on and continued to dominate the field and secured his first European gold of the competition with a time of 4:31.66.
“I am really proud and happy with my swim,” Ollie said. “It was nice to kind of redeem myself from last night because I was obviously disappointed with that swim but it felt really good to be back on the podium today.
“I think in a way I am quite privileged to have had the chance to race at a big event before coming into this meet. I’ve taken the positive aspects of my swim from the Commonwealths and tried to use that here.”
NOVA Lads get the Bronze in the 11-14year olds 4x200m Freestyle Relay at the National Championships.
Huge congratulations to Ollie Hynd of Sutton and NOVA, who has just won the men’s S8 200m Individual Medley final at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Scotland.
Ollie won the final in a time of 2:22.86 ahead of Australia’s Jesse Aungles who finished in a time of 2:31.25.
This completes the full set for Ollie who has now won the gold in the Olymipc’s, World Championships, European Championships and now the Commonwealth Games!
Congratulations Ollie, Coach Glenn Smith, Nottingham and England are very proud of you!