Nottingham Northern Swimming Club - Galas and Diary Dates

Gala Fixtures And Diary Dates

April 2022

2nd/3rd - SATURDAY/SUNDAY - Chesterfield SC Spring Open Meet, Arc Leisure, Matlock | More Info

13th - WEDNESDAY - Last training session before Easter

20th - WEDNESDAY - First training session after Easter

May 2022

1st - SUNDAY - Eckington SC Open Meet | More Information

6th - FRIDAY - Time Trial, Harvey Hadden

June 2022

11th - SATURDAY - Notts ASA Stage 2 Gala

19th - SUNDAY - Retford Open Meet, Ponds Forge, Sheffield | More Information

26th - SUNDAY - Northern Junior Open, Harvey Hadden | More Information

July 2022

3rd - SUNDAY - Leander Tony Holmes Sprint Meet, Harvey Hadden | More Information

16th/17th - SATURDAY/SUNDAY - Notts ASA Summer Gala, Harvey Hadden | More Information

29th - FRIDAY - Last training session before the Summer break

September 2022

4th - SUNDAY - First training session after the Summer break

25th - SUNDAY - Nova Centurion Open Meet, Harvey Hadden | More Information

October 2022

1st - SATURDAY - Notts ASA Stage 2 Gala

2nd - SUNDAY - Club Champs, Harvey Hadden

7th - FRIDAY - Club Champs, Harvey Hadden

November 2022

6th - SUNDAY - Club Champs, Harvey Hadden

11th - FRIDAY - Club Champs, Harvey Hadden

18th - FRIDAY - Club Champs, Harvey Hadden

27th - SUNDAY - Club Champs, Harvey Hadden

December 2022

3rd/4th - SATURDAY/SUNDAY - Notts ASA Festive Frenzy, Harvey Hadden

16th - FRIDAY - Last training session before the Christmas Break

January 2023

4th - WEDNESDAY - First training session of the New Year

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:

  • Thursday 30th June 2022
  • Thursday 7th July 2022
  • Sunday 17th July 2022
  • Sunday 25th September 2022

When a Sunday training session is cancelled, the following groups are invited to train on the Monday instead at Ken Martin Leisure Centre:

  • J3 - 7pm - 7:45pm
  • T2 - 7pm - 7:45pm
  • T1 - 7:45pm - 8:30pm

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 maintenance in the school yard 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 21st July 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