Galas and Open Meets

Galas and Meets (‘Open’ or ‘Closed’) are opportunities for swimmers to swim competitively. Hertford Swimming Club enters numerous Galas and Open Meets throughout the year.

These are in addition to our Club Championships, held in June each year, which provides the opportunity for all swimmers to participate and register official times in all four strokes.

For those less familiar with competitive swimming - don’t worry!  You will be with other swimmers from the club, and the coaches, who will make sure that you are all set for your races and, most importantly, that you have fun!

Below are answers to questions commonly asked about competitive swimming. If you are still unsure, please approach a coach or a member of the committee who will be more than happy to discuss any queries that you might have.


Galas and Open Meets info

Team Selection

If you are selected to swim at an event, please contact Rachel Fabri as soon as possible if you are unable to attend. 


If you wear a hat, make it a Hertford one!

Please would all swimmers remember that ONLY Hertford hats should be worn at Galas & Open Meets when members are representing the club. These can be purchased from Kids Connection in Hertford. Poolside staff will have a few spare hats for swimmers to borrow. Anyone wearing a non Hertford hat will be asked to stand down from their event.