About us and where to find our pools –
Nexus Valleys is an established development club based at Aberdare –
and Glynneath Swimming Pools –
Our aims are:
- to encourage individuals to take part in the sport of swimming.
- to provide a safe and structured, happy environment in which they can enjoy developing skills, essential for their sport and life in general.
- to improve performance of each individual to all levels
Our mission is to offer children/young people in the Aberdare and Glynneath and surrounding areas, the best opportunity to develop and achieve their full potential in swimming, by ensuring a safe and secure environment to allow children/young people to work, and be part of a team, and to achieve their goals. Nexus is an unprejudiced club, our doors are open to any nationality and ability.
- Excellence – Our swimmers will reach their maximum potential as athletes.
- Strong work ethic – goal relationships, balanced and realistic.
- Sound program. Sport for all. Policy allowing diversity.
Nexus is committed to treat everyone equally within the context of their activity regardless of gender, ethnic origin, ability or political/religious persuasion.
- Monday 6-8pm All squads Aberdare
- Tuesday 6-7pm squad 1+2 Glynneath
- Tuesday 7-9pm squad 3 and above Glynneath
- Wednesday Squad NO SWIMMING
- Thursday 7-8 pm squads 1+2 Glynneath
- Thursday 8-9pm 3 and above Glynneath
- Friday 7-9pm All squads Aberdare
- Saturday NO SWIMMING
- Sunday NO SWIMMING
Use the following training tips to help you achieve your goals:
- Arrive in plenty of time to begin your session.
- Attend all scheduled training sessions if possible as each are equally important.
- Bring all of your training equipment with you.
- Drink plenty of water, and bring a drink to poolside with you.
- Keep a positive attitude and be ready to train at the level your coach requires.
- Pay attention to your coach. They are there to advise you and to help you to become a better swimmer.
- Do everything that your coach asks to the best of your ability.
- Train at the intensity your coach asks you to.
- Learn to pace yourself in all sets.
- Always think about your technique. Streamlining, butterfly kicks and maintaining good stroke technique throughout training. It is what will make you swim faster.
- A short swim-down after a hard session will help avoid muscle stiffness and aid recovery.
- Think about each session and leave having accomplished something positive and enjoyed it.