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Fareham Nomads Swimming Club (FNSC), is a competitive swimming club affiliated to the Amateur Swimming Association (ASA), ASA South East Region and Hampshire County ASA (HCASA).

Our mission statement is:

  • 1. To ensure that everyone has the opportunity to learn to swim.
  • 2. To ensure that every member can achieve their personal goal within the sport.
  • 3. To ensure that every member has the opportunity to compete.

To achieve these aims, the club has four professional coaches to supervise our competitive squads and our learn to swim program. They are supported by a number of volunteer coaches and teachers qualified to national standards. Under their guidance and direction, the club's swimmers are able to compete successfully in many competitions in the ASA Southern Region including Leagues, Galas and Open Meets, together with additional non-league and Novice Galas to provide competitive opportunities across all levels of ability. Our swimmers have also competed at County, Regional, National and International levels with notable success. We cater for a wide range of age groups from our learn to swim program through to our Masters squad.

In addition to the swimming programme, the Club also organises and participates in a number of other activities, both sporting and social, for members and families throughout the year. This includes Biathlons (run & swim), in and around the Southern Region and club members have regularly recorded successes at National and International levels.

The club is accredited to Swim 21 which means it has reached the tough standards laid down by the National Governing Body (the ASA) for swimming clubs. Currently the club holds two levels of accreditation i.e. teaching and skills development.

We are also a recognised Community Amateur Sports Club (CASC) which has been achieved because the club is open to the whole local community without any discrimination.

In the beginning

The Club was formed in 1974 before there was a public swimming pool in Fareham. Due to the lack of a home pool the club took its' name because in the early days it led a 'nomadic' existence, using various pools throughout the area for training until 1980 when Fareham Leisure Centre was opened. Since then, the Club has grown considerably and today has a membership of around 250 children, young adults and masters swimmers.

Learn to Swim

Our aim is to give beginners and non-swimmers the opportunity to learn to swim by developing confidence and stroke technique in a structured, fun and safe environment.

We are an inclusive club offering swimming lessons for children aged four years and over. Our swimming lessons are run during term-time and half terms taking place at Fareham Leisure Centre on both Monday's and Friday’s enabling swimmers to swim twice per week. Parents are able to watch these lessons from a poolside seating area.

Learn To Swim Term dates for 2016/17 Click Here

Term Dates
Autumn Monday 5th September – Friday 16th December 2016
Spring Friday 6th January – Friday 7th April 2017
Summer Summer Monday 24th April – Monday 24th July 2017

Children are taught by qualified teachers using the Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) Learn to Swim Framework. They progress using fun and games through seven stages, from their first splash to full competence in the water. This framework is underpinned throughout by Long Term Athlete Development principles, offering clear progression between each stage. We reward success with the use of badges and certificates.

Our lessons enable children to discover movement in the water with a full range of swimming techniques and aquatic skills. Once they have completed Stage 7, the next step is our pre-competitive Academy squad.

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Competitive Swimming

Fareham Nomads is a competitive swimming club and provides competitive opportunities for swimmers from novice up to national standards. The club has 6 competitive squads to develop swimmers from novice where they will compete in local galas until they are capable of achieving qualifying times to enter national competitions where they will compete against the best swimmers in the country.
We have a thriving Masters section with swimmers competing at all levels from local open meets to National Competitions, as well as swimming to keep fit.
Our competitive squads train in a number of different pools in the region. We use 25 metre pools at Fareham Leisure Centre and local schools at West Hill Park and Wildern and the 50 metre Mountbatten pool in Portsmouth.

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