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I have been a competitive swimmer for around 12 years, first swimming for Nottingham Swim Club, then, aged 11, I joined Portland. During my time at Portland I competed in galas and club meets, gaining several county times and training for midland times, as well as setting new Club records, several of which still stand.

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I began swimming at Portland after leaving swimming lessons at 8 years old and have been with the Club ever since. After a few years of swimming with the Club I started to swim competitively and in the years following I have tried to train and compete in both club galas and open meets as

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I first became involved with the Club as a parent when my daughter, Erin, joined a few years ago; now my youngest, Fraser swims on a regular basis too. My decision to send Erin for a trial at Portland was based on the positive feedback I had received about the Club, its inclusive approach and

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Swimming with sister and brothers was just about the best way to spend an afternoon in the 1970’s. There is a cine film on You Tube of us playing at Bramcote in about 1970. I am the boy in armbands being carried by Mum. I’ve always kept with me the idea that swimming is fun,

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I personally have always enjoyed swimming. One early memory was of diving into a swimming pool in the final leg of a gala with all the other swimmers well on their way, swimming with my head down all the way, and touching first! This was when I was still at primary school and I suspect

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Nottingham Portland Swimming Club has been a huge part of my life and my family’s life for a long time, though it was not my first dip in the swimming world – that was as a child with Nottingham Northern SC between the ages of 8 to 15. I was too busy with other sports

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