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As a Club we are keen to encourage older swimmers to get involved and therefore run Seniors/Masters swimming sessions.

There is a coached training session on Fridays, 7pm to 8pm, at the Portland Centre which is open to swimmers aged 16 and over, who are keen to improve general fitness or speed and would value some advice on technique. The session caters for swimmers who are able to swim at least 200 metres with a reasonable technique on three of the four main strokes (front crawl, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly).

The training is written on a whiteboard for swimmers to follow, with squad coaches on hand to advise, and can be adapted to the needs of swimmers who attend regularly. The sessions, typically covering 1,800 metres, consist of a warm-up, a main set focussing on particular strokes which differ from week to week and a swim-down. Swimmers therefore have the chance to improve technique and fitness levels on all four main strokes over time.

The main aim of our Masters Session is to provide a good workout and a varied, structured swimming programme. You also have the advantage of being able to ask the coach for tips on particular strokes.

You will probably enjoy our Masters Sessions most if you swim regularly, but would like to get fitter and/or improve technique; or you are an ex-club swimmer who wants something more than a public session can offer; or you are a triathlete looking for a bit more swim content in your training.

These sessions are open to visitors and members alike and are charged on a turn-up-and-pay basis, currently £5. As a visitor, you can swim at three sessions, after which you will need to become a member (£20 annual membership fee) to ensure you are covered by insurance. As a member, you would also be able to swim at an un-coached session (no set provided) on Sundays, 8pm to 9pm, at the Nottingham University Pool, cost £5.

If you are unsure, we are happy for you to come along and view a session first and maybe chat with the coaches or any Committee Members in attendance.

We are a friendly bunch who are passionate about swimming and would love to see you.

gala photos soonAt this year's Summer Gala one of the parents, James McGarva kindly took photos of swimmers during their races and of the medal winners.

Since James managed to get photos of every swimmer, we thought it would be nice to offer parents the rare opportunity of purchasing a CD of photos showing their children racing and to raise a bit of money for the Club.

(For information, such photos normally cost over £10 each.)

We will have a laptop set up at the Club Championships so you can see your child(ren)’s photos. If you would like to order a CD, you will need to write your name down and pay the money. We will then create a CD for you with just your child’s(ren’s) images on it. (James did say, as he doesn’t have a special camera and lens, the quality of the photos are a bit mixed, but he did his best!!) We will also have a club photo on display and, if you would like one of those, you can order a print of that too.

Note: The Club Champs is always busy and we need to keep to time so will accommodate this as best we can on the night. If we need to we can add an alternative opportunity as well we will do.
Prices as follows:

  • Club Photo (6" x 4" or 5" x 7") - £2.00
  • CD with images on - £5 for one child, £7.50 for all children in the family

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