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Southwell Swimming Club was formed in 1965, shortly after the opening of Southwell Leisure Centre. Since then, the club has continued to develop and expand. It aims to promote and develop efficient swimming according to the Amateur Swimming Association Technical Rules of Racing.
We specialise in training ‘improvers’ to develop their technique and encourages participation in competitive events relative to age and ability. We are friendly and welcoming to everyone and treat all our members in a fair and equitable manner.
We are affiliated to the Amateur Swimming Association - East Midlands Region and Notts ASA. Details of affiliation, membership and insurance are available on request.
The ASA runs a quality scheme called Swim 21, which allows participating clubs to demonstrate that their coaching and administrative procedures conform to standards laid down nationally by the ASA. Our club has achieved SWIM 21 status.
The club is open to the following:
All members are considered to be ‘competitive swimmers’ and are encouraged to participate in galas and competitions for the club if selected.
Membership application forms can be obtained from the club secretary or from the club reception desk at southwell leisure centre on training nights.
Fees for 2012 are £50 per quarter (special concessionary rates can be negotiated subject to circumstances). The fees cover the following:
The club competes in various Nottinghamshire swimming leagues, and galas between local clubs.
Club championships are held in the autumn and awards are presented at a presentation evening, which is also a great social event for swimmers and parents. This is traditionally held early in the New Year.
The county championships are held over a number of weekends in February and March. Entry times, which must be achieved by December 31st of the previous year, are challenging and getting into the championships is, in itself, an achievement. Here, swimmers have the chance to test themselves against the best county swimmers.
In friendly local galas the emphasis is on swimmers individually improving their times against swimmers from a wide area. Galas are an integral part of training and all swimmers, whatever their ability, are encouraged to participate, to put their level of competence to the test.
Training is organised by the head coach in consultation with the team of voluntary coaches who are fully qualified and hold the necessary accreditation. Decisions on movement between squads and on selection for competitions and galas are the responsibility of the head coach in consultation with the coaches.
As a competitive club, all swimmers are expected to make themselves available for gala selection. The following key criteria are considered for selection for competitions:
Sessions for all ages and abilities from 7yrs to 70 +yrs
Club Night - Tuesday 6.30pm - 7.30pm, 7.30pm - 8.30pm and 8.30pm - 9.30pm
Other Training - Wednesday 7.15 - 8.15pm, Sunday 4.30pm - 5.30pm and 5.30pm - 6.30pm
Morning Training - Monday and Thursday 7.15am - 8.15am
Water-Polo (11+) Sunday 6.30pm - 7.30pm main pool
Mini Water polo (7+) Sunday 5.30pm - 6.30pm teaching pool