National Performance

National Performance


National Performance is a high performance squad for swimmers with the commitment, ability and ambition to compete at National and International level. National Performance offers up to 18 hours of advanced swimming training per week + 2 hours per week of swimming specific land training.


City of Newport Swimming and Water Polo Club

The City of Newport Swimming and Water Polo Club is a competitive swimming club which is affiliated to Swim Wales. Above all the club prides itself on providing a safe, enjoyable, stimulating and challenging environment for all swimmers whatever squad they attend.

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The club has 9 squads ranging from Academy where swimmers at Stage 7 from the ASA National Plan for Teaching Swimming (NPTS) are coached to improve their stroke technique, swim speed and stamina thus increasing fitness, through to National Performance Squad where our elite swimmers train over 10 sessions per week and compete in National and International events.

The City of Newport Swimming Club is one of the top five competitive swimming clubs in Wales and a fully affiliated member of Swim Wales. The club has three professional coaches and a team of fully qualified volunteer coaches who look after the nine swimming squads and two water polo teams.
The squads train at the Regional Pool located in the International Sports Village, Newport, Newport Leisure Centre and Active Living Centre in Bettws.
If your child would like to improve, with their hard work and our coaching skills we can help you achieve that goal. Above all the club prides itself on providing a safe, enjoyable, stimulating and challenging environment. Whatever your standard we have a squad for you.
During your time with the City of Newport Swimming Club you will achieve your potential and be 'AS GOOD AS YOU CAN BE'

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Ok it's official. I am completely useless and have made a mess of the booking!Sorry.😢😢
Club Champs will now take place on the afternoons of Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd Oct 2016...just think of the lie in you can now have.
Exact warm up times will be posted later but wanted to give as much notice as possible.
Can all volunteers confirm they are ok with change of times? Including but not exclusive ....Chris Griffiths, Nina Davies, Sally Coppen, Mrs Mulligan, Mr & Mrs Clinton, Mrs Walker, Mr Williams & Gwyn Jones (photographs). I will try to speak to everyone ASAP.
Thank you for your understanding.

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Newport on the brink of silverware after away win over Devonport

On Sunday, Newport’s senior water polo team made the long journey to Plymouth to play its eighth Bristol & West League game of the campaign against Devonport Royal. Boosted by the return of talismanic senior Gareth Campbell from injury and up-and-coming youth international Michael Jones from illness, Newport travelled full of confidence, having recorded a thumping victory at home over Bradford on Avon only four days previous.

In complete contrast to Newport’s match earlier in the week, the game against Devonport began in a cagey fashion. In the opening exchanges, neither team was able to assert its dominance over the other. Consequently, there was nothing to choose between the two sides throughout the first quarter. But the game sprung into life in the second period. In a frantic end-to-end contest, in which ten goals were scored in the space of seven minutes, it was Newport that gained the upper hand, going into the half-time break 8-6 up.

Newport’s lead grew significantly in the third quarter. With the team switching from a zone to a heavy press in defence, and 16 year old goalkeeper Toby Savidge making several crucial interceptions and saves, Devonport experienced real difficulty in breaking through Newport’s ranks. They also struggled to deal with the mobility of the visitors’ attack, being punished in the process by Newport’s captain and centre-forward James Farror, who scored five goals in quick succession, with sharp-shooting Hugh Spencer also adding another. The upshot of all this was that Newport finished the third quarter in a very strong position, leading 14-8.

The final quarter was a masterclass in game management from Newport. Knowing that Devonport needed to score quick goals in order to get back into the game, Newport’s players were instructed to approach the final period cautiously, ensuring that they took few risks in attack and that they maintained possession as much as possible. Ultimately, this strategy paid dividends and although Devonport did manage to register two goals in the last seven minutes of the game, it was not enough. When the final whistle was blown, it was the away team that exited the pool 14-10 victors, with Farror contributing ten goals, Spencer registering a brace, and Campbell and Isaac Bowen getting one goal each.

As a consequence of this victory, Newport now stand on the brink of silverware. With two league games still to play, and the runners-up spot guaranteed regardless, Newport either need a single point from their remaining games or for nearest contenders Bath University to slip up in one of the three matches that it still has left to play in order to capture the Bristol and West League Division Two title and promotion. Should that happen, it would be the first time that a trophy has entered Newport’s cabinet since the mid-1980s, when the team dominated British water polo before disbanding. ...

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Hope everyone competing in the Legends Meet in Swansea is having a fab time and doing some super swims ...

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Spoke to Annette Meredith (Gillians Richards daughter) in Tesco's this morning used to swim for Newport small world Jean Edwards and Jen Smith ...

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Our senior water polo team resumed its Bristol & West League campaign earlier this week, entertaining Wiltshire side Bradford on Avon. After comfortably dispatching Harlequins in the semi-final of the Cup last time out, the team went into the match in fine spirits. Indeed, NISV has not been a happy hunting ground for Bradford on Avon in recent years. Since Newport re-joined the league in 2013, four matches have been played at NISV between the two teams, each resulting in a victory for Newport, including a comfortable win earlier this season in the quarter-final of the Cup. Nevertheless, with three of its regular starters and most experienced players absent last night through illness and other commitments, and half of the team aged 16 or younger, Newport knew that a victory was far from guaranteed.

Despite its relative inexperience, Newport dominated from the start. With the home team playing a heavy press in defence, Bradford on Avon struggled to create goal scoring opportunities and were consistently punished on the counterattack. By half-time, the game was more or less won, with the home team leading 12-0.

After the break, Newport’s young side showed few signs of slowing up. In the third quarter, Newport registered a further seven goals without reply, before the team changed its tactics slightly in the latter period of the game. With a rare clean sheet now a very tangible prospect, Newport’s players were instructed to focus on their defensive responsibilities in the final quarter. Ultimately, however, this did little to scupper the team’s attacking prowess, with five further goals being registered, and when the final whistle was blown, it was the home team that left the pool as comfortable 24-0 victors. This is the team’s biggest margin of victory and its first clean sheet since reforming in 2002.

Newport’s captain, James Farror, led the goal scoring, registering a career best 14 goals, whilst established seniors Isaac Bowen, Hugh Spencer, Lewis Jones all contributed with three, two, and one goals respectively. The remaining five goals were all scored by junior players, with Daniel Waller registering a brace in the third quarter, Charlie Tod scoring in the final quarter, and Ollie Chilcott getting on the scoresheet in his competitive debut for the senior team.

Newport now travel to Plymouth on Sunday to play Devonport in what could well prove to be a monumental encounter. Having won six of its seven league games thus far, and with three left to play, a win would cement Newport’s place at the top of the table and put the team in pole position for the title. But it won’t be easy – the last league match between the two teams at NISV earlier this season was an extremely tight affair, with Newport registering the winning goal from halfway with 0.4 seconds left on the clock. Here’s hoping that the return match is not quite as dramatic! ...

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