April Newsletter


No further news from HLC!


Entries are open online for Gala 1 and Gala 2 see links on the website

Details of dates, times and events in the Club Champs folder in the Members area of the website.


Fridays (from 5th April): –

  • Development will continue to be 7-8pm
  • Squad will be 8-9:30pm
  • The Squad training time of 9:30pm-10pm has been cancelled.

Sundays (from Sunday 7th April)

  • The Swim School will continue 6:30pm-7pm
  • Development Lanes 1,2, 5 & 6 will be brought forward to 6:30-7:30pm
  • Development Lanes 3 & 4 will form part of a new “Green” squad and train 7pm-830pm
  • Squad will train 7:30-8:30pm
  • Skill sessions for Development swimmers will continue on a Sunday when pool time permits.


  • No training -Good Friday, Easter Sunday or Easter Monday
  • No Squad training  – Tuesday 16th April at Harvey Hadde


Rhianna, Evie & George all obtaining further Midland Qualification Times in March.

February swimmers of the month –Edith, Lacey & Grace T


Nottingham Northern Junior Open 2019

  • Sunday 30th June 2019 at Harvey Hadden
  • Ages 9 – 14 on the day
  • 50m in all 4 strokes and 100IM – £5 per swim
  • Self Entry by post, Cheques payable to Nottingham Northern Swimming Club


  • Notts ASA Stage 3, Round 3– Sat 4th May 2019, Bramcote or Lammas
  • Derby Notts League, Round 2 – Sat 18th May 2019, TBA


Tesco Bag Pack

Saturday June 1st – names to the Tuck Shop please –times to follow

New Hats

Ian at http://www.swimstroke.co.uk/ has kindly sponsored new swim hats; unfortunately, the complete delivery has not yet been received. Some were handed out to the swimmers at the Derby Notts Gala; the rest will be handed out when received.


Swimmers of the Month


Congratulations Benjamin for April and Rocco, Tyler and Greta for May. #FAST


April swimmers of the month, congratulations Imaan & Daisy and Olivia #FAST


Two of our March Swimmers of the Month, congratulations to Mya-Grace & Oliver #FAST

February 2019

Congratulations Edith, February swimmer of the month.

Swimmers of the Month for February from Development Squad, congratulations Grace & Lacey#FAST

January 2019

Congratulations to our January swimmers of the month. Iris and Sara and Harry.

Thank You Ian Melvin

Chairmans Statement from the AGM

I would like to announce that Ian Melvin has decided to step down from Development Coaching Role to pursue his business ventures and other work commitments. I would like to take this opportunity from all of us at the club to say a massive thanks and express our gratitude for all that Ian has done. I can honestly say I don’t think Falcon’s Swimming Club would be where we are today without the foundations that Ian has built.

Ian has asked to still be part of the club on a holiday cover basis and I am sure it won’t be long until we see him again poolside helping us out, so let’s all of us celebrate his last few weeks and give him the send-off that he deserves.  Also, Sophie Melvin has also decided its time for her to step away from the club. Sophie has been a great help over the past few years with her mentoring, coaching and swimming in the pool. I know that a lot of the kids will miss Sophie and from all of the Club we will miss you very much.  We wish Ian and Sophie all the best for the future and remember for additional training to contact Ian at Swim Stroke.

As they say when one door closes another one opens.

I am also pleased to announce that Imogen Gould has accepted on an interim basis to step into Ian’s role and head up our Development Squad. For all of the parents that are unaware of Imogen, she is a Falcon through and through. She is a multi-medal winner at Midlands and Nationals and is a current National Masters Champion. She is currently coaching the squads and also helps coach the Nova Centurion and I personally think that she is going to add something new to the coaching set-up and team. Imogen comes highly recommended by Ian, Kirsty and Mandy and we as a committee and club are very grateful for Imogen to step into the role.

Many thanks
Andy Trevelyan
Chairman Falcon Swimming Club