Nottingham Northern Swimming Club - Galas and Diary Dates

Gala Fixtures

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

27th - SATURDAY - Notts ASA Stage 1 Gala

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

24th - SATURDAY - Notts ASA Stage 3, Round 1 Gala

March 2018

10th/11th- SATURDAY/SUNDAY - Arnold Swimming Club Ernehale Open Meet, Hucknall | More Information

23rd - FRIDAY - Leisure Centre & Inter Club Novice Gala, Harvey Hadden

24th - SATURDAY - Notts ASA Stage 3, Round 2 Gala

May 2018

5th - SATURDAY - Notts ASA Stage 3, Round 3 Gala

June 2018

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

16th - SATURDAY - Notts ASA Stage 1 Gala

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

July 2018

14th/15th- SATURDAY/SUNDAY - Notts ASA Summer Gala, Harvey Hadden | More Information

September 2018

23rd- SUNDAY - Falcon Sprint Open Meet, Hucknall

29th - SATURDAY - Notts ASA Stage 2, Round 1 Gala

October 2018

20th - SATURDAY - Notts ASA Stage 2, Round 2 Gala

November 2018

17th/18th - SATURDAY/SUNDAY - Mansfield Major Oak Open Meet

24th - SATURDAY - Notts ASA Stage 2, Round 3 Gala

December 2018

1st/2nd - SATURDAY/SUNDAY - Notts ASA Festive Frenzy

15th - SATURDAY - Notts ASA Stage 1 Gala

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 21st January, Sunday 4th February, Sunday 18th February, Sunday 25th March, Sunday 22nd April and Sunday 20th May 2018. For more details please see this document. There will be no training session on Sunday 11th March 2018. 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.

AGM: Our club Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday 7th March 2018. All are welcome.

Easter 2018: During the Easter break there will be no training sessions from Thursday 29th March to Monday 2nd April 2018.

May Bank Holidays: There will be no training sessions on the two Bank Holidays in May 2018 - Monday 7th May and Monday 28th May.

Sponsored Swim: Our club sponsored swim will take place on Friday 20th April 2018.

Time Trial: We will be holding a Time Trial during the training session on Friday 18th May 2018.

Summer 2018: After the training session on Friday 3rd August 2018 there will be no training until Sunday 2nd September, except that Wednesday training sessions will continue during this time.

Goose Fair 2018: Due to the proximity of the Goose Fair, there will be no training session at the High School on Thursday 4th October 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