Some basic swimming terminology is listed as follows:
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What are Galas & Open Meets ? There are three types of Gala that we do as a club Internal Galas just for our swimmers. These are the Annual Club Championships, Summer Gala and Mini Galas (Open to any age swimmers) Inter-Club Galas where we compete as a team against other local clubs in a
Annual championships are held at both County and Midland District levels and are subject to achieving qualifying times. County Championships are held in January and February and entry information is issued in the autumn of the previous year. Midland District and National competitions take place over the remainder of the year.
What is the Club Championship? This is the biggest event in the Club calendar and one where historic club records are there for the taking. Where and when does it take place? The Championship takes place once a year at the 25m University pool on a Saturday evening in October. Gala format Swimmers compete in
What is the Annual Awards & Party Night? The Annual Awards & Party Night takes place once a year, usually late November/early December. It is the Club’s biggest social event of the year and all members are encouraged to bring their family and friends along. What is the format of the event? Swimmers who take
What is a Mini Gala? Mini Galas provide Technical Development Squad swimmers with the opportunity to see how much they have improved through training over the course of a few months and they also provide a platform for non-gala swimmers to show the Team Selection Manager what they can do. Where and when do they
What is the Annual Summer Gala? The inaugural Summer Gala was introduced to the Nottingham Portland S.C swimming calendar in 2009 to encourage swimmers to compete over the slightly longer distances of 100m & 200m. This event complements the traditional Club Championship which takes place each year in October and provides swimmers with another opportunity