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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

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Saturday, July 18, 2015

Ollie smashes Sams Record

Nottinghamshire’s Ollie Hynd sensationally took down his brother’s five-year-old world record in the men’s 400m freestyle S8 on last night, as his teammates stormed to four golds and two world records at the 2015 IPC Swimming World Championships.

Ollie (4:24.32), who has had his eye on Beijing 2008 champion and brother Sam Hynd’s mark for some time, said: “I wanted to try and get out strong and work that middle 200m where I was a little bit slow this morning, I think I was able to do that tonight.”

“It felt great out there. So far I think it’s been the best meet of my life. I thought I was going to swim fast but you never know and I’m just delighted to have achieved what I have.”

Congratulations Ollie from everyone at Nottinghamshire Swimming.

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Friday, July 17, 2015

Summer Gala – Final Update

The pool has now been set up and ready for this weekends first ever gala at Harvey Hadden.

As some of you have been asking on emails recently we have had an answer back from the Council regarding food on poolside. The answer to this was a strict no. So therefore we request that all food is left in lockers and does not come onto poolside.

The Cafe on site should be fully open but will open from 10:00am.

Just to remind everyone that no access to the centre will be granted until 8:00am on both days, and the morning warm up on both days will be at 8:30am.

Any withdrawals should be emailed through to, or on the day withdrawals are to be text to 07725320970 or made in person at the announcers desk. Withdrawals will close 10 minutes into the start of each warm up for the session.

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Thursday, July 16, 2015

Hynd claims first British gold in Glasgow

Paralympic champion Oliver Hynd landed the British Para-Swimming team’s first gold medal of the Glasgow 2015 IPC Swimming World Championships with a European record on day three at Tollcross.


The 20-year old successfully defended his SM8 200m Individual Medley title while there were also medals for Andrew Mullen, Hannah Russell, Thomas Hamer, Jessica-Jane Applegate and Sascha Kindred as all six British finalists reached the podium on the night.

Hynd has been untouchable in the SM8 200m Individual Medley since winning gold at the European Championships in 2011, claiming the Paralympic title at London 2012, the World Championship title in 2013 and winning both European and Commonwealth golds last season.

The Nova Centurion swimmer ensured it was a successful return to the site of his Commonwealth victory as he dominated the final in Glasgow, lowering his own European marker with a 2:22.40 effort to finish more than four seconds clear of the field.

And Hynd admitted he has his sights firmly set on breaking the world record of 2:20.92 as he aims to defend his Paralympic crown in 12 months time.

“I’m really happy with the medal but I’m actually a little disappointed with the time – I thought I had a bit more in me,” said Hynd. “But it’s a PB and going into Rio I’ve still got the world record to shoot for.

“Obviously I need to keep working on that but I think it’s going to give me that extra little push I need for next year.”

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Thursday, July 16, 2015

Neville Bradley Passes Away

It is with regret that we have to inform you that Neville Bradley 1988 Past President of our  Association has died.  The funeral will take place at Bramcote Crematorium on 27th July at 11.45am.

Neville Bradley joined Bramcote Swimming Club in 1971 when his daughters showed an interest in swimming.  He was never a competitive swimmer and in fact only learned to swim when his daughters took lessons at Bramcote Pool.

From the beginning Neville was a very willing club parent and assisted whenever possible and it was no long before the club found out that his skills leaned towards financial matters and in 1972 he was appointed Treasurer of the club, a position that he held for many a year.

In 1979 he was elected to the Nottinghamshire ASA Executive Committee.   He served on the Finance Sub-Committee and also on the Swimming Leagues Management Committee. In 1975  Neville was appointed  on the County Officials list as a county Timekeeper, Judge, starter and referee and on the District list as a Timekeeper, Judge and starter.

In his professional capacity Neville was responsible for arranging the sponsorship for the 1985 Swim Festival with the Midland Bank.

Within Bramcote Hills SC he was responsible for producing the club championship programmes and awards as well as arranging open meets and exchanges with the twin town.

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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Hynd goes for gold in finals

Oliver Hynd closed in on the defence of his SM8 200m Individual Medley title as all six British swimmers progressed from the heats on day three of the Glasgow 2015 IPC Swimming World Championships at Tollcross.

The 20-year old is Paralympic, World and European champion in this event and added the Commonwealth title in this pool 12 months ago.

And Hynd booked lane four for tonight’s final with a controlled heat swim, touching in 2:24.50 to win his heat with American Robert Griswold next best with a 2:27.53 American record

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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

European record lowered in Glasgow

Charlotte Henshaw clocked a European record as all five Brits qualified from their heats on day two of the Glasgow 2015 IPC Swimming World Championships at Tollcross.
Paralympic silver medallist Henshaw has been in the form of her life this season, having lowered her European SB6 100m Breaststroke marker at the Scottish National Championships in Glasgow last month.
And the 28-year old has carried that form into her third IPC Swimming World Championships, slicing 0.11 seconds off her record to qualify second fastest for tonight’s final in 1:37.45.

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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Henshaw win World silvers in Glasgow

Charlotte Henshaw smashed her own European record to clinch SB6 100m Breaststroke silver on the second day of the Glasgow 2015 IPC Swimming World Championships at Tollcross.

Having initially lowered her marker to 1:37.45 to qualify second fastest from the heats, the Paralympic silver medallist sliced another 0.5 seconds off that time as she clocked 1:36.94 in the final.


It took a world record from 13-year old Tiffany Thomas Kane to stop Henshaw bagging gold in Glasgow as the Australian teenager came home in 1:34.95 while Henshaw’s GB teammate Ellie Simmonds collected her second medal in two days with bronze in 1:39.99.

“I knew I was going to have a tough race after this morning,” said Henshaw. “I swam a PB this morning and my real aim was to be relaxed for the final and try and go another best time.

“That was my aim coming into the meet and I’m so happy to have been able to do it twice.

“It’s great to win a medal at home in front of friends and family. It’s a little reminiscent of London and that was a silver medal there so I’m getting a little collection of them now.

“This year has been a massive learning curve for me and I’ve changed a lot of stuff so I’m really excited to put those changes I’ve made into a full year of training ahead of Rio.

“I’ve seen the benefits of those changes so with a full year, who knows what might happen?”

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Monday, July 13, 2015

Summer Gala – Access to the Venue

Please note that we will not be allowing anyone into Harvey Hadden for the summer gala before 8am other than the Notts ASA staff running the event, Leisure Centre Staff and Officials.

Therefore please do not turn up early expecting to gain access to the centre as we will not be allowing anyone in until 8am. This includes swimmers.

Please note that the morning warm up has been delayed from its original start time on both days to 8:30am

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