Nova swimmers bring home championship titles
The junior squad, of Nova Centurion travelled to Corby this weekend to compete in the final part of the East Midland Championships. The days were split into three, with heats in the morning and afternoon, to decide who was to swim in finals later in the afternoon. With finals for every event swam, it would prove a busy weekend for some of the swimmers aged between 11 and 13 years.
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Hynd & Henshaw off to Rio
The BPA (British Paralympic Association) Team, was announced this week and Nottingham’s very own Ollie Hynd MBE and Charlotte Henshaw are two of the successful 31 strong para-athletes team who will be flying the flag for the Britain in the 2016 Paralympics in Rio this September.
Gold Medal success for Nova at Midlands
The East Midlands Championships got under way at Ponds Forge, Sheffield last weekend. Qualifying swimmers ascended for the 3 day bank holiday weekend event, where swimmers would compete for the championship titles. It was to be very successful weekend for the Nova Centurion squad who took 71swimmers and brought back 76 championship medals including 20 Gold medals.
Boseley takes Gold in British Championships
Lily Boseley from Nova Centurion won Gold in the Junior 100 Backstroke at the British Championships this week. The 14-year-old travelled with 6 team mates, Rosie Rudin, Kathryn Henderson, Charly Neilson, Charlie Humphries, William Gayne and Tom Howdle, to compete in the British Championships which also doubled as Team GB’s Olympic Trials at the Tollcross Centre in Glasgow from 12th to 17th April. The meet saw the likes of World Champion and Record Holder Adam Peaty, James Guy (World 200 Free Champion), Hannah Miley & Francesca Halsall competing not only for the championship titles but also a place to represent Britain in the forthcoming games in Rio.
Junior swim squad set for Nationals
With the National qualifying period well underway the Junior Nova Centurion squad travelled to Manchester to swim in the Stockport Metro Long course meet. The squad of 39 swimmers were racing to better their times for the Midlands championships next month, but also hoping to secure a place to qualify for the British National and ASA summer championships in July/August where only the best in each group across the country will compete
World Record Swimming award for Nottinghams Rosie Rudin.
Team GB Head Coach, Bill Furniss travelled to Nottingham this week to present a certificate to Nova’s Rosie Rudin, to celebrate her breaking the Junior World Record for the 400 Individual Medley in Singapore back in August, recognised by the governing body FINA.
NOVA CENTURION SWIM CAMPS 2016
Bookings are now being taken for the MAY SWIM CAMP where we will focus on BUTTERFLY & BREASTSTROKE TECHNIQUE with a session before on INJURY PREVENTION.
Kelsie to compete in Caribbean Championships
Nova Centurion’s Kelsie Campbell has been selected to represent, Jamaica as part of the National Age Group Swim Team in the XXXI CARIFTA Swimming Championships to be held in Caribbean Island of Martinique from March 22-26, 2016.
This is a massive milestone for 17 year old Kelsie who has been selected after achieving the qualifying standard established by the ASAJ Swimming Technical Committee for swimmers to participate in this prestigious Regional event. The event is a Fina approved qualifier of the Olympic Games in Rio in 2016 and will be a prestigious event for the Islands
On a dark February morning some of Nova Centurion’s best swimmers including Paralympic Champion & medallist Ollie Hynd & Charlotte Henshaw left the Gatwick Airport and set off on the long journey to the warmer climate in Limassol, Cyprus on the clubs first off shore training camp since 2012. Despite the ungodly hour and the prospect of some immense hard work ahead of them the mood amongst the squad was incredibly buoyant with a great mix of Junior & Senior swimmers.