Nottingham Northern Swimming Club - Galas and Diary Dates

Gala Fixtures And Diary Dates

December 2021

17th - FRIDAY - Last training session before the Christmas Break

January 2022

5th - WEDNESDAY - First training session of the New Year

15th/16th - SATURDAY/SUNDAY - Notts ASA County Championships, Harvey Hadden

22nd - SATURDAY - Presentation Evening

February 2022

5th/6th - SATURDAY/SUNDAY - Notts ASA County Championships, Harvey Hadden

19th/20th - SATURDAY/SUNDAY - Notts ASA County Championships, Harvey Hadden

Dates for Your Diary

POOL CLOSURES: Due to to Open Meets and other events at our training venues, we have to cancel training sessions from time to time. Unfortunately John Carroll Leisure Centre has now been closed so replacement sessions at that venue are no longer an option.

Cancelled sessions:

  • Sunday 7th November 2021
  • Sunday 21st November 2021
  • Sunday 5th December 2021
  • Sunday 16th January 2022
  • Sunday 6th February 2022
  • Sunday 20th February 2022
  • Thursday 2nd June 2022 (Bank Holiday)
  • Thursday 30th June 2022
  • Thursday 7th July 2022

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:

  • Thursday 9th September 2021
  • Thursday 9th December 2021
  • Thursday 3rd February 2022
  • Thursday 28th April 2022

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