Nottingham Northern Swimming Club - Galas and Diary Dates

Gala Fixtures

May 2018

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

13th - SUNDAY - Eckington Open Meet, Eckington Leisure Centre | Entry Pack | More Information

June 2018

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

16th - SATURDAY - Notts ASA Stage 1 Gala

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

July 2018

8th- SUNDAY - Leander Tony Holmes Sprint Meet, Hucknall | More Information

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

September 2018

9th - SUNDAY - Falcon Diamond Jubilee Sprint Open Meet, Hucknalll | More Information

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. 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 20th May 2018

For more details please see this document.

There will also be no training on:

  • Sunday 24th June 2018
  • Sunday 15th July 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.

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.

Club Barbecue: We will be holding our annual club barbecue on Saturday 4th August 2018 at 4pm. More details to follow.

Club Champs 2018: Our annual Club Champs competitions will take place during training sesions from Monday 1st October to Monday 5th November 2018. For more details and an entry form please see the Club Champs 2018 Programme.

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:

  • 6th September 2018
  • 27th September 2018
  • 11th October 2018
  • 13th December 2018
  • 10th January 2019
  • 7th February 2019
  • 7th March 2019
  • 14th March 2019
  • 25th April 2019
  • 27th June 2019

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.

Presentation Evening 2018: Our 2018 presentation evening will take place on Saturday 10th November.

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