Assistant Coach Vacancy

“Newport LIVE in partnership with the City of Newport Swimming and Water Polo Club is excited to recruit for a driven, ambitious, professional and highly qualified Swimming Coach to become an integral part of the very successful Newport Live Integrated Swim Programme.
To be our Swimming Coach you will need to possess a UKCC Level 1 Coaching qualification or equivalent and have extensive knowledge and experience of making an impact coaching competitive swimming at Age, Youth and Regional level. To deliver the primary school swim programme, you will need to possess an UKCC Level 1 Swim Teaching Award and have experience and knowledge of swim lesson programmes and national governing body teaching plans.
For further information/or to apply please visit  or if you wish to contact the Head Coach please contact:
Closing date is Thursday 12th October”

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Newport Water Polo Juniors Dominate in Welsh clash

Saturday 2nd September saw a fantastic match for Newport in their local Derby against Cwm Draig.

The older Juniors established a strong lead early on in the match then made way for the younger juniors to gain some very valuable experience against their Valleys adversary. The younger juniors made up most of the team for the majority of the second half and maintained the lead throughout.

Newport finished eventual winners 18 - 11, with all gaining a lot of experience from the encounter. 

Training Times

There will be no Strength and Conditioning Sessions on the following dates:

Tuesday 25th July
Saturday 29th July
Tuesday 1st August
Saturday 5th August

There will be no morning training on Friday 4th August

There will be a Summer Shut Down week commencing Monday 7th August for National Performance, National Potential, Regional Performance 1 & Regional Performance 2 squads.
Week commencing Monday 14th August - all sessions back to normal.

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Team Manager Training Course

Opportunity for Team Manager Training
The WSA – Welsh Sports Association are hosting a Team Manager workshop in Cardiff on Tuesday 27th June 2017 between 4.30 pm – 9.30 pm at Sophia Gardens, Wales National Sports Centre.  The cost is £50 which will be paid by the Club.
Anyone interested pleased book online at  please ask for business invoice so the club can receive the bill.

Tribute to Bernice Hooper - Club President (R.I.P.)

To all past and present members of City of Newport Swimming and Water Polo Club.
It is with regret that I pass on the news that our Club President, Mrs Bernice Hooper, has peacefully passed away on May 14th aged 98. She will be remembered by many, having taught generations of children in her teaching positions at schools across Newport as well as a swimming instructor at Newport Swimming Club which was formed in 1898 at Stow Hill Baths.
Swimming and the love of the sport ran in the 'Hooper' family. Her husband, Wilf, was Secretary of the Welsh Amateur Swimming Association for many years and late daughter Jocelyn represented Wales at the Commonwealth Games held in Cardiff and Australia. A plaque inside the main door at the International pool at Spytty is dedicated to Wilf Hooper. Mrs Hooper was the Welsh swimming team manager at the Commonwealth Games held in Australia, New Zealand and Cardiff. Mrs Hooper held the office of President of the Welsh Amateur Swimming Association, as did her husband and eight other members of the three swimming clubs in Newport.
In January 1984, with the impending closure of Stow Hill Baths, Newport Swimming Club amalgamated with Maindee Olympic Swimming Club to become Newport and Maindee Olympic Swimming and Water Polo Club which is 2004 became known as City of Newport Swimming and Water Polo Club.
As a younger swimmer, Mrs Hooper's mother persuaded my Mother and her sister, also Welsh team swimmers and swimming instructors, to allow Bernice to swim with them in the Usk River swim! This swim was stopped in 1946 due to the high pollution in the river.
Mrs Hooper continued her competitive swimming into her late 80's and would walk to the Maindee Baths every morning from her home in Devon Place to train at 6.15 a.m.
She will be fondly remembered by many.
Jen Smith (Vice President)

Wyvern League Champions

We managed to successfully retain the cup for the 3rd year running.
Congratulations to all the swimmers who represented the club in the Wyvern League:

Aled Bailey, Eva Barry, Elliot Burke, Harrison Coppen, Jensen Coppen, Anna Davies, Gianni Davies, Lewis Davies, William Davies, Zoe Eyles-Vaughan, Edith Fletcher, Ben Fox-Wiltshire, Lucy Grant, Alex Griffiths, Max Harris, Sophie Harris, Ben Hastings, Ellana Horton, Finnley Johnson, McKenzie Johnston, Elliot Jones, Emily Jones, Lucy Jones, Seren Jones, Jack Knight, Sophie Linton, Sebastian Major, Millie Mulligan, Ewan Osmond, Daisy Pinches, Katie Preece, Toby Preece, Shea Richards, Beth Simmons, Adam Steven, Ryan Steven, Isobel Stevens, Eleanor Walker, Ellie Ward, Luke Williams, Isabella Willmore, Ryan Woodman.

Ffion Waite's fundraising swim (22 miles)

One of our swimmers (Ffion Waite from Regional Performance 2) is travelling to Kenya for 3 & a half weeks, whilst there she will be helping a charity called Moving Mountains. She will be working with orphaned children through building schools and friendships.

In order to raise the funds required to take part in this adventure, she has decided to carry out a sponsored swim. At a date in the Easter Half Term, Ffion will be swimming the length on the English Channel - 22 Miles in NISV pool.

Anyone wishing to sponsor Ffion, please fill in your details on the form on the noticeboard at NISV, see Ffion herself or email christopher.jones@ntlworld and your support will be forwarded to Ffion.

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Wyvern League - Round Up

Here are the positions going into the final round. Well done to our swimmers and keep up the good work.

             Total Gala Points   League Points

Newport                    519       11
Torfaen                      442      9
Hereford                    393      8
Ledbury                     368      8
Heads of the Valley   312       4
Abertillery                  195      2

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Water Polo Update 1st March

Well done to a very young 1999 team that took on Cwm Draig in Aberdare last Thursday, to come away with a narrow defeat 14 – 11 was a great testament to your determination and team work.

Training over the next couple of weeks is a little bit out of time, please read the diary below, this has all of the training times on it.

RTC in Newport and Carmarthen this Friday

Welsh Water Polo Clinic takes place this Sunday from 11.00 – 14.00 in Cardiff

Below is the diary, I hope it all makes it clear to understand:

1st March, Wed          20.00 – 22.00, Seniors training

3rd March, Fri           RTC in Carmarthen and Newport

4th March, Sat          15.00 – 16.30, Junior Training

                                  16.30 – 17.30, Regional 2001 boys training

                                  17.30 – 19.30, Senior Training

5th March, Sun         11.00 – 14.00, Welsh Water Polo Clinic in Cardiff

                                  11.00 – 12.00, Academy at Clinic

8th March, Wed       20.30 – 22.00, Seniors Match V Frome at home

9th March, Thu         20.00 – 22.00, 2002’s Match V Cwm Draig in Aberdare

10th March, Fri          RTC in Carmarthen and Newport

11th March, Sat          16.00 – 17.00, 2002’s Match V Swansea at home

                                   17.00 – 18.30, Juniors training

                                   18.30 – 20.00, Senior Training

12th March, Sun          12.00 – 14.00, Regional 2001 boys training

That is all for now, if there are any questions, please do let me know, or indeed, if you note that I have made another silly mistake, then please do tell me so that I can put it right.

See you all soon.

Kind regards