Nottingham Northern Swimming Club - Galas and Diary Dates

Gala Fixtures

October 2017

21st - SATURDAY - Notts ASA Stage 2 Gala

21st/22nd - SATURDAY/SUNDAY - Nova Long Course Meet, Harvey Hadden | More Information

29th - SUNDAY - Peter Jervis Open Meet, Retford Leisure Centre | More Information

December 2017

2nd/3rd - SATURDAY/SUNDAY - Notts ASA Festive Frenzy, Harvey Hadden | More Information

16th - SATURDAY - Notts ASA Stage 1 Round 3 Gala

January 2018

7th - SUNDAY - Ripley Rascals 45th Anniversary Open Meet, The Arc, Matlock | Entry Pack | More Information

20th/21st - SATURDAY/SUNDAY - Notts ASA County Champs, Harvey Hadden | More Information

February 2018

3rd/4th- SATURDAY/SUNDAY - Notts ASA County Champs, Harvey Hadden | More Information

17th/18th- SATURDAY/SUNDAY - Notts ASA County Champs, Harvey Hadden | More Information

June 2018

9th - SATURDAY - Ripley Rascals Open Meet, Alfreton Leisure Centre | More Information

24th - SUNDAY - 42nd Nottingham Northern Junior Open - Harvey Hadden

Dates for Your Diary

Pool Closures: Due to pool closures at Harvey Hadden Sports Village, we have moved some of our Sunday sessions to John Carroll Leisure Centre, Denman Street Central, Nottingham, NG7 3PS. We will begin at the earlier time of 12 noon, finishing at 1 pm. Those who swim in the first session only will swim at 12-12.30 and those who normally swim in the second session only will swim at 12.30 - 1 pm. Other swimmers will swim 12-1 pm. The sessions that will be at John Carroll are on Sunday 5th November, Sunday 3rd December and Sunday 17th December 2017. For more details please see this document. Looking ahead to next year there will be no training at the High School on Thursday 4th January 2018 or at Harvey Hadden on Sunday 21st January, Sunday 4th February, Sunday 18th February, Sunday 11th March or Sunday 25th March 2018. Some of these 2018 Harvey Haddon closures may also move to John Carroll. If any training sessions have to be cancelled due to any unforeseen circumstances, announcements will be issued by email. Please ensure the club has an up to date email address for you to ensure you receive alerts.

Presentation Evening 2017: After the club championships will come our annual club presentation evening. This will be held again at the Richard Herrod Centre on Foxhill Road in Carlton on Saturday 25th November 2017, starting at 7pm. Food will be served from 7:15 to 7:45 followed by trophies and awards. Tickets are available at the Friday and Sunday training sessions at a cost of £7 per adult, £4 per child or OAP or £20 for a family ticket of up to 2 adults and 2 children.

Christmas Holidays 2017: The last training session before the Christmas break will be on Friday 22nd December 2017 and the first session back after the break will be on Wednesday 3rd January 2018.

Gala Selection

Saturday Night Galas

The Head Coach selects swimmers for galas. As we are a competitive club, the fastest swimmers in each age category required for the gala are the first choice but if they are not available, another swimmer will be asked to swim. About four swimmers are needed in each age group. Age categories for galas differ. Sometimes a child will not be swimming in a race that is their best stroke. This is because the times of other children need to be considered as well when making up the best team for that age group. If you are wondering why your children is not chosen for galas then consult the swimmers page where all the Personal Bests are listed for children in their age groups. Your child can see what they need to do to get chosen for galas!

We do enter some galas where there are cut off times to allow children who are not the best in their age category to swim but we still choose the best team we can!

If you have committed to attend a gala it is very important that your child attends. Your child will be swimming in a relay team and we do NOT take any reserve swimmers!

Open Meet Galas

These are galas where the swimmer swims for themselves as individuals with others from the club being there. It is a tremendous opportunity to see if they can improve their personal bests and race swimmers of similar best times from other clubs.

They usually take up most of a Sunday or Saturday though you can opt to go for a morning or afternoon. Swimmers can enter open meet galas usually from aged 9 years. Swimmers can enter as many events as they qualify for in age or times. Look on the fixture list to see when they are. We try to email round information nearer the galas for you to look at. If you are interested in one of these galas have a word with your swimmers' coach.

Gala Information for Swimmers and Parents - updated August 2017