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Saturday, May 21, 2022

East Midlands Festival of Swimming Returns in 2022

The Swim England East Midlands Festival of Swimming will be returning in 2022!

This competition is due to take place on 23rd and 24th July 2022 at the ALL NEW 10 lane 50m swimming pool at the Moorways Sports Village, Derby.

Events will include all 50m, 100m and 200m long course events, along with some club relays!, all for East Midlands swimmers aged 9 and over.

Full information along with entry information will be available soon on the East Midland Regional Championships website

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Monday, May 9, 2022

Updated Guidance on Diving at Competitions
Please see the new guidelines for diving in to pools during a competition.
We are no longer allowed to dive into water less than 1.35m in competitions.
We are currently getting clarification as to how this affects our low level competitions especially when it comes to relays in pools that are less then 1.35m deep at the turn end.

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Sunday, April 24, 2022

Summer Gala 2022

The Notttinghamshire ASA Summer Gala is BACK!!

Notts ASA a proud to say that the Summer Gala has finally made a return after what feels like such a long time. The competition is set to take place on 16th and 17th July 2022 at Harvey Hadden Sports Village. All entry information is now available here.

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Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Success at the British Swimming Championships 2022

Over the last week the British Swimming Championships 2022 have been taking place at Ponds Forge, Sheffield. This has seen the best of the best from Britain competing together hunting for those PB’s and Medals. Over the 6 days of swimming Nottinghamshire swimmers came out in force and bagged many PB Times and a good handful of medals to go with it.

Please see a list of all Nottinghamshire swimmers who competed and those who made it through to finals.

A Huge Congratulations to you all from Nottinghamshire Swimming!

  • Amelia Stevenson – Bassetlaw SS
  • Anya Preece – NOVA (Priority Paris 200m Fly Final 4th, Open 800m Free 14th, Open 1500m Free 9th, Priority Paris 400m Free Final 4th)
  • Bradley Evans – NOVA
  • Callum Kettlewell – Bassetlaw SS
  • Callum Melville – NOVA (Priority Paris 100m Breast Final 5th, Junior 50m Breast Final 1st, Open 200m Breast B Final 8th)
  • Cira Fletcher – NOVA (Open 50m Breast Final 6th, Open 200m Breast Final 6th, Open 100m Breast B Final 3rd)
  • Constance Phillips – NOVA
  • Cyril Hanson Schleiper – NOVA
  • Ellie Ward – NOVA
  • Elliot Day – NOVA
  • Elliot Sibley – NOVA (Open 800m Free 48th, Open 1500m Free 54th)
  • Emma Erskine – NOVA (Open 400m IM B Final 7th, Priority Paris 200m Butterfly Final 3rd, Priority Paris 200m IM Final 4th)
  • Evie Johnson – NOVA
  • Freya Colbert – NOVA (Open 200m Free Final 3rd, Open 400m IM Final 1st, Open 100m Free B Final 1st, Open 400m Free Final 2nd)
  • Iona Colbert – NOVA (Junior 100m Back Final 1st, Priority Paris 200m Back Final 3rd, Junior 50m Back Final 1st)
  • James Chennells – Notts Uni
  • Jessica Li – NOVA (Junior 50m Back Final 8th)
  • Joseph Kingsland – NOVA (Open 800m Free 36th, Open 1500m Free 55th)
  • Joseph Sadler – NOVA
  • Kate Morris – NOVA (Junior 200m Back Final 6th, Priority Paris 200m IM Final 5th)
  • Lewis Warner – Bassetlaw SS (Junior 50m Back Final 4th)
  • Livia Kingsland – NOVA (Junior 400m IM Final 2nd, Open 800m Free 40th, Open 1500m Free 7th, Junior 400m Free Final 8th)
  • Madeleine Soper – Notts Uni
  • Megan Spiers – NOVA (Open 800m Free 24th, Open 1500m Free 17th)
  • Nelly Kinch – NOVA (Open 800m Free 20th)
  • Oswald Hood – Notts Uni
  • Rachel Webb – Bassetlaw SS (Open 1500m Free 50th)
  • Rose Gubbins – NOVA
  • Thomas Pickering – NOVA
  • Thomas White – NOVA (Priority Paris 400m IM Final 8th)
  • Tom Trueman – NOVA
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Monday, February 28, 2022

Licensed Competitions

Swim England have confirmed that from March 11th 2022 all licensed competitions will have the full requirement for officials and other conditions returned as they were pre-COVID lockdown.

Full information can be found here.

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Thursday, February 24, 2022

Backstroke Wedges

With the success of the new backstroke wedges that the County Championships that Nottinghamshire ASA have bought for use at Harvey Hadden (Please note that they can only be used at Harvey Hadden at present), Nottinghamshire ASA will allow the use of these at competitions not hosted by Nottinghamshire ASA at the pool, but with a small hire cost.

If you would like to use these please contact David Fortescue ( who will arrange the invoice and contact the staff at Harvey Hadden to authorise the use of them for your competition. This must be done in advance of the competition as it cannot be done on the day.

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Wednesday, February 16, 2022

County Championships Final Weekend and Relays

Warm Ups:

The warm up schedule for the final weekend including relays can be found here.


This is a general reminder to all competitors that withdrawals from a race close at 6pm on the day before the scheduled race. Therefore withdrawals from any event on Saturday need to be complete by 6pm Friday evening using the online withdrawal form. Events that are due to take place on Sunday, withdrawals need to be made online no later than 6pm on Saturday evening. Failure to withdraw from a race and then not compete in that race will result in a £10 fine.


We are still following the most recent guidance and at present we are still allowed to have spectators at our competitions, but the COVID guidance below must be followed. Spectator admission is not ticketed and it is to be paid for at the entrance control on the balcony upon arrival. A wrist band will be provided to all paid spectators for each day and this must be clearly worn and displayed at all times while in the spectators balcony. We are again taking card payments and both days can be paid for at the same time if you are attending both days.


The Bean Culture café situated in the foyer of Harvey Hadden will be open on Saturday and Sunday offering a wide selection of hot and cold drinks and food.

Medals, Presentations and Photography:

When swimmers are collecting medals from the medals desk and also during presentations it is important that they wear a face mask to help keep everyone as safe as possible. We will have our official photographer on poolside to take photos of the trophy presentations. For COVID safe practices we are asking that ONLY our official photographer is to be taking photos on poolside during these presentations. ONLY the swimmers who are being presented with trophies are to attend the presentation area. Anyone else in attendance will be asked to return back to their club areas. There is to be NO photography from poolside or in the changing rooms at all throughout the competition except from our official photographer.

COVID Guidance:

  • Everyone who is to attend the county championships are to attend at their own risk. and should follow all current government guidelines with regards to COVID restrictions, and should only attend if they are fit and able to do so in line with the Swim England Return to Competition Health Declaration.
  • We are advising EVERYONE who wishes to attend the County Championships, Spectators, Swimmers, Coaches and Volunteers, to take a Lateral Flow Test within 48 hours prior to attending the championships. If the test shows a positive or a failed test, PLEASE DO NOT attend the championships, and swimmers please withdraw using the online form as above.
  • Face Coverings MUST be worn (except exempt) while entering, exiting and moving about the facility and for spectators they must be worn until seated. Once seated, it is the spectators choice if they wish to remain wearing them.
  • Swimmers are NOT to go into the balcony at any point during the competition.


Relay day of the County Championships are always very hectic but we have some specific information that we need to remind everyone of.

  • Relays will not be stewarded by Nottinghamshire ASA Volunteers. Teams are to be stewarded by team managers or coaches. Races will not wait for missing teams/swimmers.
  • Relay withdrawals can be made online using the online withdrawal form, but must be made by a coach/team manager ONLY. These must be submitted no later than 6pm on Saturday.
  • There will be one additional coaches pass available to every club (FOC) for the relay day.
  • Backstroke Wedges will NOT be available during the relay day
  • If an event has 8 teams or less, then the event will be swum as a straight final in the finals session (as per FINA rules), and no need for the heat swim. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS AFFECTS ALL OF THE 9/10 YEAR OLD RELAYS. THESE SWIMMERS WILL NOT NEED TO ATTEND THE HEAT SESSION ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND CAN JUST COME FOR THE FINALS.

Team Declarations need to be completed for each team. Names should be filled in, in the order that they will be swum. These declarations can be completed electronically and send them back to us before the day or handed in no later than the start of the warm up for the session. The Declaration can be found here.

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Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Volunteers Needed in Nottinghamshire

The world of swimming like many sports has been hit hard over the last few years. We have seen a number of our athletes and volunteers fade away from the sport.

Our sport is run mainly by volunteers and this includes the County Assocciation. We are currently recruiting for volunteers to take on some of our “behind the scenes” roles.

Nottinghamshire ASA have a few different committees with representatives from most clubs within the county that all come together to help run everything in the county. This can be from the day to day running of the accounts, looking after the county swim squad, low level competitions, open meets and county championships.

We are currently looking for volunteers to come onboard to help with many roles including secretary roles, treasurer roles, competition management, officials co-ordination just to name a few.

If you are interested in taking up any of these roles within the county please get intouch with use at where we will be able to direct your interest to the correct people.

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Friday, January 21, 2022

New FINA swim suit

There have been a small number of instances recently where the wearing of a two-piece female race suit has been challenged.

The suit in question is the Arena Powerskin Carbon duo, which consists of a jammer style leg suit with a bodysuit over the top and can be viewed at

This suit was launched in 2019 but obviously due to the limited number of competitions seen in 2020 and 2021, there have not been many opportunities for it to be seen in action.

For the avoidance of doubt, this is a FINA approved suit and bears the FINA approval logo on both parts. Swimmers wearing this suit with the logo on both parts for competition should not be challenged.

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