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Sunday, November 1, 2020

Mick Hobster

It is with great sadness that we are informing you of the sad passing of Mick Hobster. Mick sadly passed away yesterday (31st October) at 9:00pm suddenly from a heart attack.

Mick was a great well known face around Nottinghamshire Swimming events, helping out on “the door” at most events accross Nottinghamshire, along with is wife June, not only for the county, but for most clubs at their open meets, from the Falcon Sprint Meet, Mansfield Major Oak and the Ernehale Open to name a few.

Mick and June were the true volunteers with hearts of gold, never asked to do any job, but always the first to come forwards and offer their assistance, and with big smiles.

Our thoughts go out to Micks wife June and Daughter and coach Mandy, and grandaughter Ellie. Mick will be greatly missed.

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Sunday, October 18, 2020

Level X Racing

Swim England have now released the information regarding the return to competitions and the introduction of the new Level X racing series.

he First part of the Level X Series will be run from Friday 23rd January through to Thursday 31st December 2020. Leadership boards will be placed on the National Rankings website showing swimmers where they currently stand nationally within their age groups.

The Second part of the Level X series will then be run from January 4th to March 9th 2021, with more events being included.

Nottinghamshire ASA Swimming Committee and League Management Committee will also be looking into things such as a County Leadership board a bit like our counties. If and when we have more information on this we will get this circulated around the clubs.

There are lots of documents and information online to help clubs out to get going with Level X which can be found here.

Our main county organisers, who have been involved in meetings with Swim England regarding the new Level X racing, may be able to help with any local issues regarding the level x structure. You can contact them on

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Tuesday, October 13, 2020

County Competition Update

We hope that you are all doing well and keeping safe in these unprecedented times that the world is facing at the moment. Nottinghamshire ASA have been working away behind the scenes to keep in touch with our clubs and also keep looking at the advice given to us regarding the holding of competitions.

The world is in very hard times and we are all gutted that we have had to cancel almost a whole years’ worth of competitions, which has not been seen in peace time.

Swim England have now released a statement last week regarding the changes to County Championships 2021 and also previous statements that have been published regarding a new “Level X” style virtual competition.

The Nottinghamshire ASA Swimming Committee who organises the county competitions have now had meetings direct with Swim England and we are now in a position to share this information with you.

You can view the statement from Swim England here.

Swim England have formally moved the County Championship window and therefore we have now cancelled the County Championships in the normal window of January and February. With the information from Swim England we have PROVISIONALLY booked the following dates in 2021 to look at holding our County Championships:

30th May 2021
20th June 2021
4th July 2021
17th July 2021 (1/2 day)
18th July 2021

All of the above dates are provisional depending on what happens and any other restrictions that may come into place between now and the dates above.

We also believe that under the current situation, it would be wrong for us to start looking at a schedule of events or any sort of qualification times or even a qualification method, as we do not know what extra restrictions may come into force or what format we may have to hold the county championships in.

As the Swim England announcement states, over the coming months there will be regular meetings between the Swimming Leadership Group and the County Swimming Coordinators to put plans in place for the revised Championships. It is still the intention to hold the Regional Championships in the normal window, although again like our County Championships, this is provisional and in what format and qualification method they will use is still in discussion.

The Nottinghamshire Swimming Committee want to reassure you that we are doing everything we can and taking all of the advice we can to help all of you return to competitions in a safe manner.

There is a lot of information circulating regarding the “Level X” style competitions where you will be able to hold a form of time trials within your “training bubbles”, where your times will be allowed to go into the national rankings under this new level x banner. Please note that all of this information is still being finalised and currently trialled amongst some clubs around the UK.

As soon as we get more information we will circulate this with all of the club.

We hope that you are all healthy and keeping safe.

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Sunday, September 13, 2020

Festive Frenzy

It is with sad news that we must inform you that with all of the ongoing conditions in the world and inline with all current government guielines, Nottinghamshire Swimming Committee have agreed to give early notice that the 2020 Festive Frenzy will be cancelled and not take place.

We are currently in discussions with Swim England and working hard to find out any information on a return to safe competitions, including County Championships, Local Galas and Club Competitions.

As soon as we have any valuable information we will send out a notification to all clubs.

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Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Coaching Positions available at Leander

Applications are open for both an assistant coach and masters coach at Nottingham Leander SC.

For information on the Assistant Coach position please click here.

For information on the Masters Coach position please click here.

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Monday, August 3, 2020

CABSC Need a new Coaches

Applications are open for both a head coach and an assistant head coach at CABSC. For more information please click here.

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Sunday, March 15, 2020

County Relay Day Thanks

Nottinghamshire ASA Swimming Committee and the Referees from todays County Relay day would like to send out a huge thank you to everyone that helped run the relays today in these uncertain times, from the volunteers to the officials.

We would also like to extend this thanks to all of the coaches and swimmers for the excellent behaviour all around the poolside.

With the lack of participating teams there was clearly going to be a bit of atmosphere missing but the spectators gave it what for and everyone seemed to get into the spirit and make the day a great day.

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Thursday, March 12, 2020

Coronavirus Information

Nottinghamshire ASA have been getting a lot of questions regarding upcoming events, especially the County Relay gala.

Taking the governments advice and also that of the World Health Organisation and Swim England, we are currently going ahead with ALL events with the advice to ensure that all swimmers shower before entering the pools and after the event. Everyone should continue to wash hands thoroughly.

We can all understand concerns at this time and Nottinghamshire ASA are keeping a close eye on all of the advice given to us. If you do feel unwell or have any concerns please do not attend the competitions.

If we get any further updates or have to cancel any events due to further advice we will post more news here on the website, and also email the key club contacts that we have.

For the full advice from Swim England please click here.

Government advice on COVID-19 (Coronavirus) click here.

If you feel unwell or need more advice please visit the NHS 111 website here.

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Friday, January 10, 2020

County Championship Parking

There have been a lot of rumors around parking at Harvey Hadden since the introduction of the parking charges since the 1st January 2020.

Nottinghamshire ASA have been in talks with Nottingham City Council regarding the parking and have agreed that the signs will be covered up and there will be no need to pay for parking via the RingGo app system on days that Nottinghamshire ASA are running the County Championships.

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