Nottingham Northern Swimming Club - Galas and Diary Dates

Gala Fixtures

September 2017

16th - SATURDAY - Notts ASA Stage 2 Gala

24th - SUNDAY - Falcon Sprint Open, Hucknall | Entry Form | Poster | Rules and Information

October 2017

21st - SATURDAY - Notts ASA Stage 2 Gala

21st/22nd - SATURDAY/SUNDAY - Nova Long Course Meet, Harvey Hadden | More Information

29th - SUNDAY - Peter Jervis Open Meet, Retford Leisure Centre | More Information

December 2017

2nd/3rd - SATURDAY/SUNDAY - Notts ASA Festive Frenzy, Harvey Hadden | More Information

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

January 2018

7th - SUNDAY - Ripley Rascals 45th Anniversary Open Meet, The Arc, Matlock | More Information

June 2018

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

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

Dates for Your Diary

Pool Closures: There will be no training at Harvey Hadden on Sunday 22nd October, Sunday 5th November and Sunday 3rd December 2017. 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 Holidays 2017: The last training session before the summer break was on Friday 4th August and the first session back after the break will be on Friday 1st September.

Presentation Evening: Our annual club Presentation Evening will once again take place at the Richard Herrod Leisure Centre in Carlton on Saturday 25th November 2017.

Christmas Holidays 2017: The last training session before the Christmas break will be on Friday 22nd December 2017 and the first session back after the break will be on Friday 5th January 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