We are a small, friendly, competitive swimming club based near Trent Bridge in Nottingham
[We have restarted swimming after the initial Covid lock down, although with shorter sessions to allow time for disinfecting cubicles]
Founded in 1931, we are one of the longest established clubs in Nottingham, yet have retained a forward-thinking outlook and a lively, welcoming membership.
In addition to squad training for children and young adults, we also run a masters session on a pay-as-you-go basis, open to swimmers aged 16 and over who are keen to improve technique, speed or general fitness.
If after reading the pages recommended above you have any other questions, please email our membership officer, [email protected]
If you want to know what level of swimming ability is needed to join a Portland swimming squad, please take a look at our How To Join page, where you will find our entry requirements and information on how to arrange a trial.
Swimming clubs couldn’t operate if it wasn’t for their amazing volunteers and we are no exception. Many parents will have helped out from time to time at league or club galas or with our training sessions. . We have been very lucky to even have some qualified swimming teachers as parents too! We have also always encouraged our older swimmers to help out at sessions. This can be a really rewarding experience for them and the club has supported them to gain the level one swimming coach qualification by paying for the qualification. Several of our swimmers and former…
Fifteen Portland swimmers who attended the Falcon Sprint gala in Hucknall on 9th Sept 2018 were disproportionately represented in finals and indeed in the list of overall winners. For a small club, we produced a lot of finalists. Judd, Isla, Erin, Bea and Edward each got personal bests in three events. Adam, Lucian, Taka, Gaby,
[ Written by Bea – about the 2018 Nottinghamshire County Champs ] The Counties 2018 were a fantastic experience. It’s a fast-paced, heart-thumping, adrenaline-pumping thrill ride. Just getting there is an achievement and the experience can bring with it different emotions. But for all: pride, and hope for the future. We had 17 swimmers competing
[Info from Wendy Coles] Constance Jeans might be the most successful female swimmer from Nottingham that you have not heard of. We know that Rebecca Adlington trained around here, but a hundred years before, Connie Jeans was training at Portland Baths in the run up to national ASA Championships, eventually competing in the 1920 and
These are some of the Portland swimmers who qualified for the 2018 Nottinghamshire County Championships which start next weekend. Matt has been head Coach for just over a year and we have seen a dramatic increase in the number of swimmers qualifying for the county champs. Each of these swimmers has pushed themselves in training