It is with regret that from now 17/3/2020 all training activity is suspended, this is currently in place until the end of May. This decision has been made following the latest update and advice from Swim England and has been implemented to protect all of our swimmers, parents, carers, coaches volunteers and the wider community.
We will continue to update our members as we receive latest guidance. The Falcon team thank all of our members for your valued support during this very difficult time.
A quote from the update…..
“Having further reviewed the guidance, it is Swim England’s interpretation that club activity falls into the ‘public gathering’ category and therefore it is strongly advising clubs to consider cancelling or postponing activity – including events – until the end of May”
Swim England’s latest and full update can be accessed via the following link.
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.
NEW HUCKNALL TRAINING TIMES
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
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.
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.
Chairman Falcon Swimming Club