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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Regional ACM

Please find details of the East Midlands Regional ACM on the 7th September here.

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Summer Gala Timings and Programme

The PROVISIONAL timings for the summer gala and the draft programme have now been published on the summer gala page.

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

NOVA invites you to swim camp

Nova Centurion would like to invite you to join them on their swim camp, being held on the 14th September 2014 at the John Carroll Leisure Centre, Nottingham.

Please click on the attachments below for Full Details (Swim Camp Flyer) and the Swim Camp Application Form.

If you have any questions or require any further details, please send an email to

Swim Camp Flyer

Application Form

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Monday, July 14, 2014

Retford Wins National Award

Retford Swimming Club has won a prestigious national award in the Sport and Recreation Alliance’s Community Sport and Recreation Awards at a ceremony in St James’s Palace in London.

The Alliance’s President, HRH The Earl of Wessex, presented the club with the Volunteer Management Award sponsored by GBGroup, at the ceremony on Wednesday 9 July.

This prestigious award celebrates the club, programme or scheme from across the country that makes the most of their volunteers - offering them training, skills and rewards to recognise them for all the hard work, time and effort that they contribute.

Founded in 1896, Retford Swimming Club (RSC) has been a huge part of the community for decades and now caters for 164 swimmers from 124 local families, all supported by a thriving network of volunteer helpers.

RSC clinched victory in the Community Sport and Recreation Awards for their commitment to developing their enthusiastic volunteer workforce across all aspects of the club’s operation.

From coaching swimmers and organising galas, to running courses on nutrition and even developing a new club website – volunteers are absolutely key to the club’s success. And RSC supports them in turn by investing in their training, enabling 21 new volunteer coaches and swimming teachers and 13 Amateur Swimming Assocation club helpers to gain their qualifications over the last three years.

The club’s superstar volunteers also raised over £5,500 for the Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice by organising and completing a 24 hour swimming marathon.

Sallie Barker, Interim Chief Executive of the Sport and Recreation Alliance, said:

“This award recognises the fantastic example that RetfordSwimming Club sets in how it recruits and supports its volunteers.

“There are more volunteers that give their valuable time to sport than in any other sector and without them most sport and recreation clubs simply wouldn’t be able to function.

“Retford Swimming Club is an excellent example of a club that has embraced volunteers and helped them develop their skills to ensure the club continues to go from strength to strength.”

Simon Ferrarelli, Director of Swimming at RetfordSwimming Club, said:

“Like most community based sports clubs, we are reliant on the support of our volunteers. We have actively pursued a policy over the last few years to increase the involvement of volunteers, both young and old.

“Most families who have a swimmer at the club get involved in one capacity or another. Dad might help out running galas, mum might have taken a judging qualification to help officiate at galas and the teenager might help out with coaching on poolside. Most important to our long-term success has been the way in which we have built our team of young volunteers.

“I’m delighted with the award. It is a fantastic endorsement of our approach and will enable us to further build and develop our team of volunteers and give them the support they deserve.”

Retford Wins Volunteer Award

Lucy Palfreyman (17), Retford Swimming Club Captain and young volunteer, said:

“Whilst I was still competing I started helping out on poolside and I now run coaching sessions for the younger swimmers. This has really helped me with my PE studies and also convinced me that I want to get into the Sports Science area.

“As a result of my involvement with the club, earlier this year I was selected to join the Amateur Swimming AssociationNational Youth Forum – a body designed to involve young volunteers in a range of aquatic issues. It’s great experience and I hope to stay involved with the sport for many years to come.”

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Thursday, July 10, 2014

Rudin clocks British Age Group Record

Rosie Rudin (CABSC/NOVA) clocked a British Age Group record (15 Yrs) of 4:43.56 to win silver behind Spain’s Africa Zamorano Sanz in 4:41.9 at the European Junior Swimming Championships 2014 in Dordrecht, Holland.

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Friday, July 4, 2014

Summer Gala Entries

The Notts ASA Summer Gala entry deadline has been extended.


We are now accepting entries until 5:00pm on Tuesday 8th July.

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Friday, July 4, 2014

Boost your club with the ASA’s free online workshop

The ASA is running a free online workshop on Wednesday 16 July 2014 to help support and provide new ideas for affiliated clubs and club officers.

The online workshop consists of a quick seminar which you can log on to from the comfort of your own sofa, designed to assist club officers in their roles.

swim21 workshop

The swim21 workshop will focus on swim21 club Essential accreditation tips.

A full explanation to the swim21 portal will highlight how simple the process of gaining the swim21 club Essential accreditation really is. Hints and tips provided through this session will ensure the accreditation is a simple and painless process and demonstrate the support mechanisms that exist for all clubs wishing to gain swim21.

This workshop is taking place on Wednesday 16 July between 19:00 and 19:30

Please go to the ASA’s website for more information.

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Monday, June 30, 2014

Notts Club Storm Leicester Diddy League

Nottinghamshire Club Kimberley SC have again stormed the Leicester Diddy League Final at Braunstone Leisure Centre this weekend. Kimberley won the evening with 220 points over Melton Mobray A (186), Wellingborough (178.5), Daventry A (157), Leicester Neptune A (132) and Swadlincote (130.5).

Diddy League Final 2014

Congratulations Kimberley SC

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Sunday, June 1, 2014

Volunteers’ Week – Recognise and Recruit

Volunteers’ Week is an annual campaign to celebrate the fantastic contribution of volunteers. This year the theme for the week is ‘Recognise and Recruit’.

Download the special edition here of Aquaforce here.

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