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Monday, October 7, 2019

Inter-County Team Report

37 counties and approximately 1,000 swimmers merged onto Ponds Forge International Pool on Sunday 6th October. The atmosphere was electrifying.

With 36 of the 27 County Presidents, which included our own David Fortescue sitting on poolside the parade of the teams started. We saw the banner bearers with yellow hair, green hair, blue hair, tinseled garlands, and our own Freya Corbert dressed as a fairy and Josh Skinner showing us how to body pop the images on the big screen were greeted with enthusiasm.

We think our official Lisa Oyaide-Nicholls had an enlighted time on lane 7 helping time keep/judge in pool one and was lucky enough to judge our own Nottinghamshire swimmers on occasion. The scoreboard kept us all well informed of the scoring and who was on top and who was on the bottom of their group.

All the swimmers from our county swam to the best of their ability helping us keep in the Division One Pool for next year. Our coaches Nathan and Joe were pleased with everyone’s performances, Terry Taylor our swimming secretary was more than delighted with the swimmers’ behaviour both at the pool, in McDonald’s halfway back down the M1 and on the bus. Parents and clubs should be proud of them.

Years ago Bill Furniss, now GB head coach at British Swimming, when he was the coach to Nova Centurion told the kids that this was not an event that suited Nottinghamshire training scheme but that the kids should always swim it and enjoy every minute of it – this they did.

Thanks guys for giving us a few heart-rendering moments as to “will we” or “wont we” stay up – but stay up we did!! Our bright green shirts and matching swim caps did us all proud.

Also In: NOVA, Swimming

Friday, October 4, 2019

National County Team Champs 2019

The Nottinghamshire inter-county team will be competing in this weekend’s National Inter-County Team Championships, defending their position in Division 1.

Flying the flag and swimming for Nottinghamshire for 2019 are Alfie Silver, Alicia Clark, Callum Kettlewell, Cameron Breedon, Daniel Oyaide-Nicholls, Elspeth Moran, Evie Johnson, Finley Ellis, Freya Colbert, Heidi Marriott, Issac Smith, Jessica Li, Jessica Wright, Joseph Sadler, Josh Skinner, Kate Morris, Kyle Merryweather, Kyra Macdonald, Lewes Shorthose, Luke Derivan, Malachy McGuinness, Marija Romanovskaja, Max Davies, Natasha Utley, Oliver Silver, Rebecca Flisher, Rose Dickerson, Tom Trueman, Tom White.

We wish them all the best of luck and hopefully great success.

You can follow the live results from the day here on Sunday.

Also In: Masters, NOVA, Swimming

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Festive Frenzy 2019

Full information for the 2019 Festive Frenzy Gala due to take place at Harvey Hadden on 30th November and 1st December 2019 is now available on the county competitions site here.

Also In: Masters, NOVA, Swimming

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Notts ASA Counties 2020

The schedule and Qualifying Times for the 2020 County Championships. Please note that these are subject to ratification from Swim England Licensing.

We are aware that the qualifying times published in the 2019 Summer Gala Programme had a couple of errors. These have been corrected and released on the online version.

County Championships 2020 information.

Also In: Masters, NOVA, Swimming

Monday, July 8, 2019

Notts Leander Coaching Vacancies

Nottingham Leander Swimming Club is looking to add committed and talented coaches to its team. Expressions of interest are invited for Senior Squad Coach and Assistant Coach.

For the full advert please click here.

Applications close 20th July 2019

Also In: Masters, Swimming, Uncategorized

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Leander Masters Set new British Record

The Notts Leander 200+ Masters relay team have smashed the British record in Swansea by a staggering 6 seconds!

Matt Leach, Dean Anscombe, Mike Brett, Colin Robbins
Also In: Masters, Swimming

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Summer Gala 2019

Nottinghamshire ASA have now published details and full Entry Pack for the 2019 Summer Gala. Full information can be found on our County Competition Pages here.

Also In: Masters, NOVA, Swimming

Monday, March 11, 2019

Hucknall Women’s Water Polo Champions

The meeting of the top two teams to decide the women’s Championship 1 winners produced a comfortable 12-6 victory for Hucknall over Sheffield Sharks at Liverpool.

All smiles from new champions Hucknall at Liverpool. Front, L-R: Mia Lovell, Eda Colliver, Giorgia Bosworth, Naya Patel, Anna Loyd. Second row: Katelyn Fairchild, Cara Saunders, Helen Reader, Marta Gasso, India Wilkinson, Carlene Piquard. Back: Tim Dunsbee (coach), Mary-Clare Endy.
(Photo by Trevor Hyde)

After an even start, Hucknall steadily took control, India Wilkinson leading the way with four goals. Other scorers were Katelyn Fairchild (2), Anna Lord (2), Marta Gasso, Cara Saunders, Charlene Piquard and Eda Colliver. Larissa Partridge was outstanding for Sheffield, scoring all their goals.

The other matches during the final session all ended in single-goal victories. Mid Sussex Marlins won for the first time, 14-13 against Tyldesley, scoring vital goals late on by Lauren Hand (2), Isobel Bates and Eve Tidy. 

Liverpool Liver Birds beat City of Bristol 7-6 thanks to Katie Bowater’s fifth goal just seconds from the end. City of Birmingham ended their campaign in style, beating Leeds Sharks 7-6, including four goals from Sancha Tonks. Hucknall, Sheffield and Leeds start next season in Division 1.

Also In: Water Polo

Friday, March 8, 2019

Gabriel chops the locks for charity

Gabriel Oyaide-Nicholls (Nottingham Leander and NOVA Centurion swimmer) is well known in the Nottinghamshire swimming community not only for his swimming but for his amazing hair.

Before the Hair Cut

On Saturday 2nd March, to raise money for a charity very close to the family, Gabriel was sponsored by lots of people inside and outside the swimming world to have all of his locks chopped off. Gabriel went to Flint’s barbers in the city with some of his swimming friend for support and made a celebration out of it.

After the chop

Altogether Gabriel has raised a total of £854.55 which is a massive success and way over his initial target of £500. Lisa (Gabriel’s mum) has said she is “extremely proud of him”, along with all of his friends in Nottinghamshire swimming.

Also In: Masters, NOVA, Swimming, Uncategorized