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We wish all of the Team GB Atheletes the very best of luck at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics that have officially started today after a years delay due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
Whether our atheletes are originally from Nottingham, or further afield, from the world of swimming or any other sport. We stand as one and wish them all the very best of luck and hopefully will get the medals coming in soon and get Team GB high up on that medals table!
It is with regret that we have to inform you that Tony Lord who was a referee and a former member of Calverton & Bingham Swimming Club died last Tuesday having caught COVID.
Tony and his family moved to Durham but when Tony came down to Nottingham he always helped out at any competitions.
Roy Crampton will be representing the County at the funeral. We wish his family our condolences.
Congratulations to Arnold SC and Nova Centurion swimmer Freya Colbert who has just been selected to swim at the European Junior Championships in Italy from 6th to 11th July 2021. Head Coach of NOVA, Mr Nathan Hilton, will also be accompanying Freya to the championships.
Good Luck Freya!
During this volunteering appreciation week, Nottinghamshire’s Josie Grange has been awarded the Alfred H Turner award by Swim England. The Award is awarded to those individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to aquatic sport at either club, county, regional, national or international level.
Josie started swimming as a youngster and joined a swimming club in Nottinghamshire which eventually took her to the National Championships.
At aged 18, Josie went to Bedford College to train as a PE teacher and at the end of her training she came back to Nottingham to teach at Ellis Guilford. Whilst there she was encouraged to sit on the Nottinghamshire ASA committee as the schools representative by Ken Martin and so her journey through swimming began.
In 1973 a handful of swimmers from different clubs approached the committee and said they would like to train as a Nottinghamshire team and enter major competitions as a team capable of having relay teams. Josie was charged to look into the viability of this and so Nova Centurion was formed as a competition club but the training was undertaken by Nottinghamshire ASA as a County Swim Squad.
From sitting on the Nottinghamshire ASA committee Josie went on to be part of the East Midlands ASA committee. Josie went on to become President of Notts ASA., and later President of the East midlands ASA.
Josie successfully implemented a system within Nottinghamshire of registering swimmers at clubs within the county to help with running the county’s leagues. Following this success, she was asked by the Amateur Swimming Association to join their staff and start the running of the registration of swimmers and members attached to clubs in a working capacity. Josie helped develop the registration process and club codes that we still use today.
Josie went on to become President of the Amateur Swimming Association becoming the third person in Nottinghamshire to become so, she followed in the footsteps of another Nottinghamshire school teacher Ken Martin.
Congratulations Josie on receiving this prestigious award in recognition for what you have done and keep doing.
Radford SC are delighted to appoint their new head coach, Mrs Helen Silver.
Helen Silver is a familiar face around the Nottinghamshire poolsides attending many competitions as a coach and as part of the Nottinghamshire County Swim Squad Caoaching staff in the past.
Helen has been with Radford SC for the last 2 years and has been lead coach within the clubs junior programme. Helen herself competed to regional level and went on to take her coaching qualifications, passing her Level 3 in 2005 and has worked alongside Bill Furniss (the now Head of British Swimming and ex-head coach of the Nottinghamshire County Swim Squad coaching the likes of Rebecca Adlington).
After so many years at the club Martyn and Jacqui never envisaged walking away completely, but whilst being involved in a reduced capacity, supporting Helen and the other club coaches, will allow them both to spend more time with their families and allow Martyn to concentrate on his growing business that we see as our Swim Shop at most County Events and the majority of the Nottinghamshire (and further afield) Open Meets!
Helen will be taking on the role from July 1st 2021 and everyone accross the county wishes her the best of luck.
The following extensions to the period of validity for Officials Licences have been agreed, to assist those individuals who may have been unable to fulfil the renewal requirements due to the various Covid restrictions in place:
- Any licences that expired in 2020 and were not renewed have been extended until 31 December 2021
- For example, if your licence expired on 31 October 2020 and you did not renew it, you now have until 31 December 2021
- Any licences that are due to expire in 2021 and were not renewed before 30 April 2021 have been extended by 12 months
- For example if your licence expired on 31 March 2021 and you did not renew it, you now have until 31 March 2022
- Any licences that are due to expire in 2022 will extended by 12 months – this work is currently ongoing but should be completed shortly.
This applies to both pool and open water licences.
New licence cards will not be issued but you can check your renewal dates at https://www.swimming.org/swimengland/club-member-check/ (subject to your data protection choices).
Many thanks for your continued assistance in getting competitions back up and running for all of our athletes.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org