Nottingham Northern Swimming Club - Galas and Diary Dates

Gala Fixtures And Diary Dates

January 2020

18th/19th - SATURDAY/SUNDAY - Notts ASA County Championships, Harvey Hadden | More Information

25th - SATURDAY - Notts ASA Stage 1 Gala

February 2020

1st/2nd - SATURDAY/SUNDAY - Notts ASA County Championships, Harvey Hadden | More Information

23rd - SUNDAY - Notts ASA County Championships, Harvey Hadden | More Information

March 2020

1st - SUNDAY - Nova Sprint Open Meet, Harvey Hadden | More Information

15th - SUNDAY - Notts ASA County Championships, Harvey Hadden | More Information

April 2020


5th - SUNDAY - Acorn Open Meet, Hucknall | More Information

9th-13th - THURSDAY-MONDAY - No swimming - Easter break

23rd - THURSDAY - No swimming

25th - SATURDAY - Notts ASA Stage 1 Gala

May 2020

8th - FRIDAY - No swimming - Bank Holiday

11th - MONDAY - Time Trials

15th - FRIDAY - Time Trials

25th - MONDAY - No swimming - Bank Holiday

June 2020

14th - SUNDAY - Retford Open Meet, Ponds Forge | More Information

28th - SUNDAY - Northern Junior Open 2020, Harvey Hadden

July 2020

2nd - THURSDAY - No swimming

18th/19th - SATURDAY/SUNDAY - Notts ASA Summer Gala, Harvey Hadden

24th - FRIDAY - Last training session before the summer

September 2020

4th - FRIDAY - Training resumes

19th - SATURDAY - Notts ASA Stage 2 Round 1 Gala

27th - SUNDAY - Nova Sprint Meet, Harvey Hadden

October 2020

1st - THURSDAY - No swimming - Goose Fair

2nd - FRIDAY - Club Champs - Harvey Hadden

3rd - SATURDAY - Notts ASA Stage 1 Gala

9th - FRIDAY - Club Champs - Harvey Hadden

16th - FRIDAY - Club Champs - Harvey Hadden

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

November 2020

6th - FRIDAY - Club Champs - Harvey Hadden

13th - FRIDAY - Club Champs - Harvey Hadden

21st - SATURDAY - Annual Presentation Evening

28th - SATURDAY - Notts ASA Stage 2 Round 3 Gala

December 2020

5th/6th - SATURDAY/SUNDAY - Notts ASA Festive Frenzy, Harvey Hadden

18th - FRIDAY - Last training session before Christmas

January 2021

3rd - SUNDAY - First training session of the New Year

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. T2 group will be in the teaching pool from 12 - 12.30 pm and those who normally swim in the first session the time is 12 - 12.30 pm and the second session is 12.30 - 1 pm.

The sessions at John Carroll are:

  • Sunday 19th January 2020
  • Sunday 2nd February 2020
  • Sunday 23rd February 2020
  • Sunday 15th March 2020
  • Sunday 29th March 2020

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.

Parking at the Nottingham High School: Due to other events taking place, there will be no parking available in the main schoolyard at the High School during our training sessions on the following Thursdays:

  • 10th January 2020
  • 12th March 2020

Gala Selection

Saturday Night Galas

The Head Coach is responsible for the team selection for galas, and would therefore ask, that if you/your swimmer are selected to represent the club, that you make every possible effort to support this. 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!

Galas and Open Meets are what all of the training our swimmers do are geared up for, as these provide great opportunities to represent our club both on an individual and team basis. As swimmers are in a competitive environment, they often perform better and hence achieve higher results and faster times at these events.

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