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Swimming at University of Nottingham

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Swimming at University of Nottingham

Unlock your potential with our world-leading teaching and research. The University of Nottingham provides an outstanding experience for students both in learning and in sport.

Why the University of Nottingham?

A member of the UK’s prestigious Russell Group of universities and ranked in the top 1% of Universities worldwide, we deliver a high standard of education.

Our courses are taught by some of the brightest minds in the field and shaped by ground-breaking research. A large number of courses include a placement or work experience element, ensuring that you receive first-hand experience in professional environments, equipping you with the skills employers are looking for.

We’ve also been voted the top University for Sport in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

There are sports centres on all of our campuses, with the impressive David Ross Sports Village on University Park campus. Here, we’ve invested £40 million to provide state of the art facilities including an eight-lane 25m pool, 200 station fitness suite, high performance zone climbing wall and café. Athletes can also access expert support on injury prevention, rehabilitation and recovery at the on-site sports injury clinic, which provides sports massage, hydrotherapy and plunge pool facilities.

Student life

Our award winning campuses have some great social spaces and an active Students’ Union. You can relax with friends in halls, catch a play, check out the Farmers’ Market or get involved in sports clubs and societies and activities.

As a Nottingham student you’d be able to experience living in one of the most vibrant cities in the UK. Great for shopping, entertainment, events, culture, food and drink.

Visit our website for further information, to request a prospectus or take a virtual tour of our three UK campuses. We also encourage you to attend one of our regular open days to get a feel for student life.

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Performance swimming at the University of Nottingham

The University of Nottingham Sport has partnered with NOVA Centurion Swimming Club to support the development of the next generation of national and international swimmers.

Elite swimming athletes with national and international performance aspirations can apply for our Performance Training programme.

This includes:

  • 10 training sessions per week
  • five strength and conditioning sessions
  • access to a 50m pool
  • international standard coaching
  • a range of outstanding scholarships.

The University of Nottingham also has a range of sports scholarships available to support elite and talented swimmers

Nova Centurion sports scholarship

Scholarships are aimed at national level swimmers or above and include free or subsidised access to the Nova Centurion performance swim programme as well as regular training in a 50m pool.

“The NOVA centurion program was key in helping me achieve my Olympic success.” – Rebecca Adlington OBE, four-time Olympic medallist.

UoN Scholarship

Elite athletes can apply for both the NOVA scholarship and a UoN Sport Scholarship.

Our UoN Sport Scholarships are aimed at providing an unrivalled level of support to the brightest and best talents in the sporting world.

We have four packages: foundation, bronze, silver and gold, worth up to £12,000 per athlete.

Dependant on award level, our scholars receive:

  • financial support of up to £8,000 towards training and competition expenses
  • UoN Sport and Fitness Membership
  • specialist strength and conditioning training
  • physiotherapy, nutrition and psychology support
  • performance lifestyle and academic mentoring.

We are also an official Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS) delivery site, supporting TASS athletes studying here.

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