Member’s communication from committee meeting held on Thursday 18th October 2018     


Christmas Fun Swim – This will be on Monday 17th December at Rushcliffe 6-8pm. Tickets will be on sale soon at £1.50 per ticket. Training will go ahead for senior squad after the fun swim.

Christmas closures: There will no sessions over Christmas. A set will be available for swimmers who would like to train at a Public session.  This will be on the website.

AGM:the AGM is taking place on Thursday 22ndNovember and all members are invited to attend.

Swim Club Manager: times from all licensed meets that use Sportssys can be imported into Swim club manager now.  If you enter a licensed meet please let Fiona Colemanknow.

Member’s details checks: You will be receiving an email to check your details on Swim Club Manager. Please respond to these requests.

Member’s booklet and gala guide: A guide is being produced to help new parents and swimmers understand about the club, the coaching, equipment, training and guide to galas and open meets.  The booklet will be available on the website. 


‘Stephanie Brakespear-Handley has been appointed Senior Coach and Mandy Scotney has been appointed Development Coach.

 We are currently advertising for a Director of Swimming to oversee the coaching for the club.


Junior Gala’s 2019: Dates for next year’s Junior Galas are Sundays 13th January 17th March, 16th June and 15th September (September is provisional until the School Calendar comes out for 2019/2020).

Club galas: We have had a significant number of swimmers unable to attend club galas; the dates for most galas next year are on the website. Please pencil in the dates and await confirmation of your selection.    

Club Champs: The annual club champs are being held on 17 & 18 November.

Club Open Meet The annual Tony Holmes open sprint meet will take place on Sunday 6thJuly. Both are licensed meet.

Counties: The county championships are taking place in January and February 2019 (see the ASA website for more details: https://counties.notts-swimming.co.uk/Counties/CountyChampionships2019/Notts).  Following feedback from members we are looking into having Counties Champ Tops.   If you would like to support these please contact Jo Bailey ([email protected]

Gala Captains: We agreed to have Gala Captains rather than Club Captains this year.


The training camp has now been confirmed for April 2019. More details will be sent out in due course.

Wednesday morning session has had low attendance. We need to increase numbers to make the session viable.  A decision will need to be made in early November as to whether this will continue. Senior squad swimmers are encouraged to attend; this is an excellent session focussing on technique, starts and turns.


Numbers are good this season and the team has not been trounced in any games. Tony Taylor is retiring fromorganising the East Midlands Junior Tournament (He is our longest serving member at 61 years).


Masters swimmers werevery successful in the recent British Masters in Plymouth. Winning gold in the 240 years plus freestyle relay and silver in the 240 years plus medley relay. 

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