Nottingham Northern Swimming Club - Galas and Diary Dates

Gala Fixtures

January 2019

19th/20th - SATURDAY/SUNDAY - Notts ASA County Championships 2019, Harvey Hadden | More Information

February 2019

2nd/3rd - SATURDAY/SUNDAY - Notts ASA County Championships 2019, Harvey Hadden | More Information

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

23rd/24th - SATURDAY/SUNDAY - Notts ASA County Championships 2019, Harvey Hadden | More Information

March 2019

10th - SUNDAY - Nova Centurion Sprint Open Meet, Harvey Hadden | More Information

22nd - FRIDAY - Swim School Gala

23rd - SATURDAY - Notts ASA Stage 3, Round 2 Gala

April 2019

7th - SUNDAY - Acorn Open Meet, Hucknall | More Information

May 2019

4th - SATURDAY - Notts ASA Stage 3, Round 3 Gala

13th - MONDAY - Time Trials

17th - FRIDAY - Time Trials

June 2019

30th - SUNDAY - Nottingham Northern Junior Open Meet, Harvey Hadden | More Information

July 2019

7th - SUNDAY - Leander Open Meet, Hucknall | More Information

13th/14th - SATURDAY/SUNDAY - Notts ASA Summer Gala, Harvey Hadden

September 2019

8th - SUNDAY - Falcon Open Meet, Hucknall

TBC - SUNDAY - Worksop Dolphins Open Meet

28th - SATURDAY - Notts ASA Stage 2, Round 1 Gala

October 2019

7th - MONDAY - Club Champs

10th - THURSDAY - Club Champs

11th - FRIDAY - Club Champs

14th - MONDAY - Club Champs

18th - FRIDAY - Club Champs

26th - SATURDAY - Notts ASA Stage 2, Round 2 Gala

November 2019

4th - MONDAY -Club Champs

7th - THURSDAY - Club Champs

8th - FRIDAY - Club Champs

11th - MONDAY - Club Champs

23rd - SATURDAY - Notts ASA Stage 2, Round 3 Gala

24th - SUNDAY - Bramcote Open Meet

30th - SATURDAY - Notts ASA Festive Frenzy

December 2019

1st - SUNDAY - Notts ASA Festive Frenzy

16th - MONDAY - Counties Time Trial

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 10th March 2019
  • Sunday 7th April 2019
  • Sunday 28th April 2019
  • Sunday 26th May 2019
  • Sunday 14th July 2019
There will also be no training on the following day due to galas, and only those competing in the gala should turn up:
  • Sunday 30th June 2019 - Northern Junior Open will be held this day

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.

FRIDAY 22ND MARCH 2019: The Swim School Gala will take place during our normal training session on this day. Only those competing in this Gala should attend or those in T1 and T2 (in the south pool).

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:

  • 7th March 2019
  • 14th March 2019
  • 25th April 2019
  • 27th June 2019

Christmas 2018: The last training session before Christmas was on Friday 21st December 2018 and the first of the new year took place on Sunday 6th January 2019.

AGM 2019: Our 2019 AGM will take place at Harvey Hadden at 7:30pm on Wednesday 27th March. Anyone interested in joining the committee, please add your name to the nomination form at the Northern desk. The elections will then take place at the AGM.

Easter 2019: There will be no training sessions on Thursday 18th April, Friday 19th April, Sunday 21st April and Monday 22nd April 2019.

Bank Holidays - May 2019: There will be no training sessions on the Bank Holiday Mondays - 6th May and 27th May 2019.

Sponsored Swim: 7th June 2019.

Summer 2019: There will be no training sessions after the training session on Friday 26th July 2019. The first training session after the break will be on Monday 2nd September 2019.

Goose Fair 2019: Due to the proximity of the fair there will be no training session on Thursday 3rd October 2019.

Presentation Evening 2019: Our 2019 presentation evening will take place on Saturday 16th November.

Christmas 2019: The last training session before Christmas will be on Friday 20th December 2019 and the first of the new year will take place on Sunday 5th January 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